The Stranger and Mayor Paul Schell are

pleased to proclaim Saturday, May 29th as...


IT'S FINALLY HERE! The film Seattle has been breathlessly waiting for! It's An Ideal Husband, starring world-famous actress Minnie Driver, making its Seattle premiere at SIFF on Saturday May 29! And in association with the Minnie Driver Fan Club International™, The Stranger is celebrating this very special day by co-sponsoring the following Minnie Driver-themed events:

The Minnie Driver 2K Fun Run: This race begins at the front door of the Egyptian and will finish at the end of the ticket holders' line for the premiere of An Ideal Husband. Come dressed as your favorite Minnie Driver character! (11:00 a.m.)

Society for Creative Anachronism Salute to Minnie Driver Day: Join the SCA in Ravenna Park as they salute Minnie Driver by staging elaborate medieval fights while quoting lines from Good Will Hunting. "How do you like dem apples?" (1:00 p.m.)

Seattle Gay Chorus Sings the Songs of Minnie Driver: Seattle's favorite all-male chorus lift their voices with theme songs from The Governess, Grosse Pointe Blank, and other Minnie Driver favorites. (5:00 p.m., Broadway Performance Hall)

AN IDEAL HUSBAND, 6:30 p.m. at the Egyptian!!

The 1999 Minnie Driver Day Gala Ball: After the premiere, dance the night away at this sumptuous formal ball, to be held at the Convention Center. Champagne, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and romance will fill the room along with music provided by members of the Seattle Symphony. A perfect Minnie Driver end to a perfect Minnie Driver day--just the way Minnie Driver would want it. (9:00 p.m. till dawn; tickets $500, available through Ticketmaster)