Bruce Lee 35th Anniversary

“Why doesn’t somebody pull out a .45 and, bang, settle it?” asked Bruce Lee in his martial-arts classic Enter the Dragon. Despite that Chris Tucker–esque line, former Seattle resident and UW student Lee was a master of ass-kicking finesse until his untimely death in 1973. The Bruce Lee 35th Anniversary Celebration (through Sunday) proves he’s still the master. Tonight’s gala screening of Dragon (with reception following) kicks off a weekend of revisiting Jeet Kune Do, Lee’s own version of a .45. After registering via the event’s Web site, Lee-wannabes can duke it out during Jeet Kune Do instruction and demos. For those who can’t do push-ups with their thumbs or perform one-arm chin-ups, there’ll be an accompanying exhibit on Lee’s life at SAM and a chance to bow to the master at a memorial at his final resting spot. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., www.bruceleefoundation.org. 7 p.m. $10–$160. JOSHUA LYNCH

July 18-20, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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