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Pencil This In: 'Lit Thing Book Bash' at Skylight; Cinema, Italian Style 2010 and [ALOUD] with Reza Aslan and Friends

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The Italian film festival Cinema Italian Style 2010 kicks off tonight at the Egyptian and Aero theaters through Nov. 20. Screening at the Egyptian at 7:30 pm is the LA premiere of The First Beautiful Thing (La Prima Cosa Bella) Italy's Official Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film. The movie will be introduced by director Paolo Virzì and actress Micaela Ramazzotti. $11.BOOK BASH
Skylight Books hosts the Lit Thing Book Bash featuring writers Janelle Brown, Neal Pollack, Sherri L. Smith and host Cecil Castellucci. The four local authors will rant and rave about “the books they love and the books they love to hate.”