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Pencil This In: Frank Capra Films, Beau Bridges and Daughter Do Theater and Lit Readings

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The Aero Theater hosts the series Maverick of the Mashup: The Genre-Blending Comedies of Robert Altman. Tonight’s screening includes Brewster McCloud at 7:30 pm, about a guy living in a forgotten corner of the Houston Astrodome and his guardian angel Sally Kellerman. It’s followed by O.C. and Stiggs, Altman's riff on the teen comedy genre. Sally Kellerman in person for discussion between films.

The Outpost for Contemporary Art hosts a literary reading with Joyland (an online short fiction hub) co-founder, Brian Joseph Davis, and LA writers, Todd Collins, Jennifer Krasinski, Gerard Olson and Janice Lee tonight at 8 pm.

Theatre West presents Acting: The First Six Lessons adapted an performed by Beau Bridges and his daughter Emily Bridges. This is a stage version of Richard Boleslavsky's story about an acting teacher who, “while instructing a young actress in her craft, gives her valuable lessons for living as well.” The production, directed by Charlie Mount, opens tonight at 8 pm and runs Fridays and Sundays through May 16.