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Pencil This In: Bogart's The Big Sleep at the Hammer and Zombie flick Night of the Comet in DTLA

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The Downtown Independent screens the 1984 zombie-comedy-horror flick Night of the Comet tonight at 9:30 pm. Two Valley girls survive a comet’s obliteration of most of the planet--except for the zombies that are left behind. It’s up to them to fight ‘em off while finding other survivors. There’s a special appearance tonight by one of the Valley Girls: Kelli Maroney.TALK
[Aloud] at the Central Library presents Sapphire on Rewriting the American Dream. Her fiction, poems and essays have taken on the “myths and assumptions of class, gender and race in America.” She’ll talk about her work, including bringing Push to the big screen as Oscar nominated Precious and her latest novel. The discussion will be moderated by Brighde Mullins, director of the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC. 7 pm. The event is full, but you might try your luck with standby.