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Pencil This In: 'Grantland Quarterly' Readings at Skylight; Deschutes Brewery Pops Up around LA

Grantland, issue 2 reading at Skylight tonight. (Image: McSweeney's)
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Tonight in LA, Deschutes Brewery starts its week of popup events, readings from 'Grantland Quarterly' a McSweeney's sports journal, at Skylight Books; an 826LA charity auction; and Elle King headlines It's a School Night. Read on for all the details.

Grantland Quarterly is a newish collaboration between McSweeney's and Bill Simmons's new web magazine Grantland. The journal features the best sports writing—fiction and nonfiction—and original artwork. To celebrate the release of its second issue, contributors Katie Baker, Tom Bissell, Molly Lambert and Rafe Bartholomew will all read at Skylight Books, moderated by Grantland deputy editor Dan Fierman. 7:30 pm.

Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery invades LA this week with a series of events at various bars around town. Things kick off tonight with a Scavenger Hunt at Far Bar in Little Tokyo. Meet at 5:30 for a 6 pm start, where organizers will give out a list of things to find and take photos of; send the photos to the brewery as you go. Teams will be judged on correct completion of all tasks, best photo and best team name. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Afterward, there’s a Deschutes Brewery’s Base Camp at Mohawk Bend from 8-10 pm.

Today at 4 pm, Amoeba hosts its monthly auction to benefit 826LA with special guest auctioneer Bob Odenkirk. Come down and check out a crazy assortment of items and memorabilia that you never knew you HAD to have. Amoeba matches the winning bids/donations up to $1,000.

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It’s a School Nightreturns to Bardot with another Monday night of live music and DJ sets. Performing live tonight are Elle King and Nico Vega with special DJ sets by Kevin Baird (Two Door Cinema Club), MRTN and Mara Schwartz. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. 9 pm.

*Pencil pick of the day

Want more events? Follow me on Twitter (@christineziemba). Or follow Lauren Lloyd—who takes care of Pencil on Wednesdays (@LadyyyLloyd).

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