Pencil This In: Ride the Divide Screens at the Downtown Independent, Poetry at the Schindler House and Santa Corpse Variety Show at the Asylum Theater
Cinefist, Cinema Speakeasy and Film Courage Interactive join forces tonight to bring a screening, filmmaker Q&A and after-party at the Downtown Independent for the film Ride the Divide. Directed by Hunter Weeks, the film follows three characters’ experiences with the toughest mountain bike race--2,700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. 8 pm. Tickets: $10.
PianoFight debuts a show from its latest comedy troupe, Corpses, tonight at 8 pm at Theater Asylum. Santa Corpse features sketch comedy from Jamie King, music from Zeahna Young of the Americana folk group Marietta James and a debut short film. They’re giving out presents at the show, too. Tickets: $15 ($5 off with the discount code tonkatruck.)
The Annenberg Beach House hosts a reading from its writer-in-residence Sandro Meallet as he reads from his second novel The Coming of Rage. Set in San Pedro, the novel follows a boy who commits an odd crime against his mother, believing he’s been driven to it by necessity. Free, but reservations required. 6:30 pm (but arrive by 6:15 to keep your reservation).