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Pencil This In: 'Big Lebowski' Blu-Ray Celebration at CityWalk, Serge Gainsbourg Documentary and Philip Glass at the Bowl

'The Big Lebowski' Blu-Ray release party tonight at Universal City Walk | Still image: 'The Big Lebowski'
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Achievers rejoice! The Big Lebowski is released on Blu-Ray today, and there's a celebration at Universal CityWalk; Cinefamily screens the documentary Gainsbourg and his Girls; wine and jazz nights at Palate and Hollywood & Highland; and Philip Glass is at the Hollywood Bowl.

Universal CityWalk holds a celebration tonight for the the release of The Big Lebowski on Blu-Ray. Special guests tonight include Jeff Dowd—The Coen Brothers’ inspiration for the film. The evening starts off with a trivia contest at 7:30 pm and the film's screening at AMC theaters at 8 pm. The “Achiever’s Afterparty” at Jillian's begins at 10 pm for $6 bowling games, free shoe rentals, $3 White Russians and $4 well drinks. 21+. Tickets: $28.

Serge Gainsbourg, the controversial French singer-songwriter, actor and director has been called a "scoundrel, pervert and misogynist." But female singers in France felt that it was a career highlight to sing a Gainsbourg song. The documentary Gainsbourg And His Girls, with substantial footage from French archives, screens tonight at Cinefamily. Filmmakers Didier Varrod and Pascal Forner will be in attendance for this LA film premiere. 7:30 pm. Tickets: $10/free for members.

Tonight Hollywood & Highland’s Wine, Jazz & Moonlight series presents the Latin jazz of Pete Escovedo from 7-9 pm in the Central Courtyard. The event is free to the public (i.e., shoppers) but there’s a $10 wine tasting donation that gets you two glasses of wine and a box of cheese and crackers to enjoy during the performance. Proceeds go to Project Angel Food. Over at Palate in Glendale, the Tuesday night tastings feature Australian wines from 6:30 to 9 pm. $10 gets you four tastings. Live jazz begins around 8 pm.

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Philip Glass and his ensemble perform music at the Hollywood Bowl to accompany Godfrey Reggio's documentary Powaqqatsi, which "contrasts traditional and modern industries in developing countries." 8 pm.

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