FILM: In The Big Uneasy, humorist and New Orleans resident Harry Shearer speaks to the tireless investigators and experts who studied the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and uncovers a courageous whistle-blower from the Army Corps of Engineers, who warns that the same flawed methods responsible for levee failure during Hurricane Katrina are being used to rebuild the system expected to protect the "new" New Orleans from future peril. (7 and 9 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street)

READING: Author Amy Snyder follows a group of athletes before, during, and after the 2009 Race Across America (RAAM), the closest and most controversial race in the event’s 30-year history, in Hell on Wheels, offering a "thrilling and remarkably detailed account of the competitors’ triumphs and tragedies as they test themselves, each other, and the limits of human endurance." (7:30 p.m., The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street)

MUSIC: SF's own yodelling Japanese cowboy, Toshio Hirano, will be strumming his banjo tonight at Amnesia. His music is something to behold, so check him out if you haven't already. (9 p.m., Amnesia, 853 Valencia Street)