The Big LeBYRDski Festival 2018

The Byrd Theatre Foundation and Center of the Universe Brewing Company, Ashland, will host the fourth annual Big LeBYRDski Festival November 2-3.

We’re celebrating big in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Coen Brother’s classic The Big Lebowski, with added Bowling Party at River City Roll, Bathrobe Bar Crawl, After-Party, COTU specialty crafted brews El Duderino and Donnie, and White Russian specials.

Festival Schedule

  • Friday, November 2, 7-9 pm: Bowling Party at Richmond’s new chic bowling alley River City Roll, 939 Myers Street, Scott’s Addition (behind En Su Boca and Starbucks) Big Lebowski themed costumes are encouraged and will be recognized!
  • Saturday, November 3, 5 pm: Carytown Bathrobe Bar Crawl. Open to all! Visit designated Carytown establishments. Pick up your passport at Burger Bach, 3426 W Cary Street, and work your way to the Byrd. Fill your passport by visiting Zaam (Draft House), New York Deli, Mellow Mushroom and Citizen Burger. Hand in your passport at the Byrd and you get a custom Big Lebyrdski prize!
  • Saturday, November 3, 8 pm: 20th anniversary The Big Lebowski movie screening at the Byrd. Doors open at 7 pm. Ticket holders get one El Duderino beer. There will be a costume contest held before the show starts. Please be in the theatre by 7:45 pm. This isn’t ‘Nam, there are rules; no guns with your Walter (or any other) get up!
  • Saturday, November 3, 10 pm: Big LeBYRDski Fest After Party at Citizen Burger Bar featuring Talk to Plants. Bowlers and Film Festival Package holders get free Big Lebyrdski swag!

All proceeds benefit the Byrd Theatre Foundation.

Here are the festival options:

Bowling Package $310 per team – Bowling Packages SOLD OUT!! Thank you!!

  • Bowling for 6
  • Food & beverage for 6 at the Bowling Social at River City Roll
  • Movie tickets for 6 to The Big Lebowski at the Byrd Theatre
  • 6 tee shirts
  • 6 Big Lebyrdski buttons
  • 6 bar crawl passports

Film Festival Package $30 per person

  • 1 ticket to The Big Lebowski at the Byrd Theatre
  • Food & beverages at the Bowling Social at River City Roll
  • 1 tee shirt
  • 1 Big Lebyrdski button
  • 1 bar crawl passport

Bowling Social Spectator $20 per person. SOLD OUT!! Thank you!!

  • Come cheer on the bowling teams and enjoy food & beverages at the Bowling Social at River City Roll

Festival packages and tickets are no longer being sold.

Tickets to The Big Lebowski at the Byrd Theatre are $15 online and $20 at the door. Price includes one complimentary “El Duderino”.

For more information and to find out how to be an event sponsor, please contact Susan Smart at 804-404-3156 or susansmart@thebtf.org

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