The Bukbird by Tony Millionaire

Charles Bukowski reeked of disappointment and sex. Not the sweet kind, but the seedy kind that you only talk about in dark bars. He did well as a drunk evoking misery and heartache. When he met his timely end he had "Don't Try" put on his tombstone. Yet there is a certain beauty all his own in his writing, mostly just because it was honest. I was thrilled to find out that 3 wonderful Angelenos have put together The Lost Weekend: Bukday, A Celebration of Inebriation and Publication honoring the beloved L.A. author Charles Bukowski during his birthday week.

Here's the low down:

Wednesday 8/15 - Charlie O's/Alexandria Hotel - Nobody Reads in LA book club meeting discussing his novel Post Office. Starts at 7pm

Thursday 8/16 - Bukowski's Birthday. Opening reception for "Buk on the Nickel: Love, Liquor, Losers & Landlords," an art exhibit curated by Nico Bella. Check this site for more info.

7pm - Bus Tour

Friday 8/17 - Gallery party for Buk on the Nickel exhibit with live music

Saturday 8/18 - Bus Tour 2pm

Pub Crawl organized by Mr. Downtown LA and sure to be a happy mistake. Starts downtown at 9pm at Pete's, and will crawl to Charlie O's, Craby Joe's, Kind Eddy's and The Edison or the Redwood. Pre-reserve to mrdowntownla@yahoo.com.

Sunday 8/19 - Hair of the Dog (from Hell) Brunch at Royal Clayton's along with some readings. Call Royal Clayton's to add your name to the Bukday party (213-622-0512)

Keep checking http://www.bukday.com/ for details and updates!

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