11/4: Lebowski Fest (w. Moby!), Amy Sedaris…

…plus Neil Strauss and Ben Greenman pen your memoir

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    Lebowski Fest
    Lebowski Fest

    PIN THERE: Last year’s Lebowski Fest—that annual fête of all things Dude, inspired by the coltishly-devoured Coen brothers film, The Big Lebowski—was a wild affair to be sure, but it was lacking one crucial ingredient: Actual bowling. This has been rectified for 2010, as the party will go down at Brooklyn Bowl. Expect a ritual screening of the film, a costume contest, a bowl-off between the Best Dude, Best Walter, Best Jesus and Best Maude, and live music from Diamondsnake (featuring Moby—who knew he was an abider?). 6PM.

    D.I. AND SOMETIMES Y.: From the press release for Amy Sedaris’ new book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People: “…it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In her new book, SIMPLE TIMES, [Sedaris] sets the record straight.” What else do you need to know – other than the tome will put the intel for making goodies like crab-claw roach clips, tinfoil balls and crepe-paper moccasins into your hands? The lovably wackadoo comedienne discusses and signs the book at the Union Square Barnes & Noble, 7PM.

    THIS IS YOUR LIFE:  Authors Ben Greenman (the just-released short story collection Celebrity Chekhov, What He's Poised to Do), and Neil Strauss (The Game and the forthcoming Everyone Loves You When You're Dead) are pair of fancy literature types now, but their dark not-quite-secrets include ghostwriting memoirs for the likes of Gene Simmons and Jenna Jameson. They animate the Harper Perennial Party at powerHouse Arena with witty discussions of “fame, fiction, and fandom” and—best part—will write two memoirs on the spot, based on stories shared by audience members. (The imprint’s design team will even be there to design the covers.) Also: There’ll be booze. 7PM.

    Plus: See our music picks on the Nonstop Sound blog.

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