Jeff Bridges Performing at L.A. Lebowski Fest

The Dude, Jeff Bridges, abides with a joint in "The Big Lebowski," the Coen Brothers’ 1998 stoner movie.

The Dude and his Abiders will put on a show before a screening of The Big Lebowski at the upcoming Los Angeles Lebowski Fest.

Jeff Bridges and his band will headline the event at The Wiltern on Apr. 25. It's a rare appearance at Lebowski Fest for Bridges, who starred as The Dude in the Coen Brothers' beloved stoner flick. The Kyle Gass Band (Jack Black's partner in Tenacious D) are also on the bill.

The fest runs two days. First day is the concert and screening ($35) at The Wiltern, second day is a bowling party ($30) at Fountain Bowl.

It's likely that Jeff Dowd, the character The Dude is based on, who lives in Los Angeles, will be attending as well, setting up a classic Dude meets Dude scenario.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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