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Pam LeBlanc
pleblanc@statesman.com

Time to brush off your leisure suit, folks.

The Paramount Theatre will celebrate the legend of Ron Burgundy and his Action News crew with a pub run, costume contest and movie screening on Tuesday.

The run starts at 6 p.m., followed by the film at 7:45 p.m. Cost for both is $20. The movie by itself is $10.

Participants will walk or run to an as yet undisclosed nearby newsworthy destination and enjoy a pint of local brew before heading back to watch the movie. Everyone will get two tickets good for beer, soda or popcorn.

Registration and ID check begins at 6 p.m. at the Stateside Theatre, 719 Congress Ave. Proceeds benefit the historic Paramount Theatre, which celebrates its centennial this year. For more information go to www.austintheatre.org.

In honor of the movie, we now present some of our favorite “Anchorman” quotes:

“I immediately regret this decision.” — Ron Burgundy

“I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” — Ron Burgundy

“It is anchorman, not anchorlady. And that is a scientific fact.” — Champ Kind

“Don’t act like you’re not impressed.” — Ron Burgundy

“They’ve done studies, you know. Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.” — Brian Fantana

“I’ll have a Manhattan. And kick the vermouth to the side with a pair of steel-toed boots.” — Veronica Corningstone

“I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” — Ron Burgundy

“I love lamp.” — Brick Tamland

Tickets on sale

Chris Tucker has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a standup comic in the Los Angeles comedy circuit in the early ’90s. After making it big on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” Tucker’s roles in blockbuster films such as “Friday” and the “Rush Hour” series catapulted the status of “Smokey” amongst the elite funnymen of his generation.

Tucker will bring his comedic act to Bass Concert Hall on March 7, and tickets — $40 to $55 — go on sale Friday.

Also on sale today:

• Tickets for a Valentine’s Day show by Bob Schneider and his Moonlight Orchestra. He’ll be joined by Max Frost, Erin Ivey and Tameca Jones at the Feb. 14 show at ACL Live.

• David Crowder at Stubb’s (April 10)

• Austin Poetry Slam at Stateside Theatre (April 10)

• Blue October at Stubb’s (May 16)

— Tony Atkins

Next week in Austin360

Matthew Odam visits Gardner, a restaurant from the folks behind Contigo that celebrates seasonal vegetables. Plus, Oscar nominations are announced Thursday; we’ll have the scoop on all the nominees, which are expected to include Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.”

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