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Yes, it’s true — Jeff Bridges, the Dude himself, may abide, but unless you already have tickets to see him perform at the Birchmere in Alexandria, you’re going to be pretty bummed out. Not surprisingly, the show is a sellout, which is a shame because that bowling shirt you were going to wear really would have tied the room together.

Have no fear, brave readers, for there is still much to enjoy this holiday weekend, and since most of you don’t have to work on Monday — HEY HEY! — you’ve got yourself a three-day weekend!

I know, I know ... “The Simpsons” marathon runs until Monday, but you’ve been watching it all week — it’s time to get off the couch.

They’re having a big weekend to-do over at Glen Echo Park, thanks to the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The 44th annual Labor Day Art Show will take place in the Spanish Ballroom all weekend, with a reception from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. The exhibit will run Saturday through Monday, noon to 6 p.m. The Irish Music and Dance Showcase, which features area Irish musicians and dancers, will take place Saturday through Monday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Finally, the park will have an Open House for Classes on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. so folks can learn more about the different classes that are offered. For more information, visit glenechopark.org.

The folks at Prince George’s Little Theatre are set to open “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” on Friday at the Bowie Playhouse. The show is a somewhat autobiographical account by famed playwright Neil Simon. Eugene, a teenager, narrates his family’s life during the heart of the Depression — the good and the bad. On top of that, Eugene dreams of baseball ... and girls (what teenager doesn’t?). For more information, visit pglt.org or call 301-937-7458.

Meanwhile, the folks at Jammin Java have an awesome evening of music lined up on Sunday, with Save the Arcadian, Alissa Feudo and Tandem North all set to play, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 on the day of the show, and $15 for VIP. For those of you who are avid TV watchers, the name Save the Arcadian should have piqued your interest. It’s the same slogan used in the show “How I Met Your Mother,” when Ted tried to save (and demolish) the old Arcadian building. The band itself consists of six members who met in college and rock out to this day. For more information, visit jamminjava.com or call 703-255-1566.

It’s a three-day weekend, boys and girls. You have zero reasons not to have a fun couple of days. Now go out there and have yourself a weekend!

wfranklin@gazette.net