Bukowski’s Birthday Bus Party

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Tomorrow, August 16 would have been Charles Bukowski’s 87th birthday, and devotees can celebrate by taking Esotouric’s Haunts of a Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski’s LA tour with a special night-time tour that ends at Musso and Frank’s, when toasts will be made thanks to Bukowski’s favorite bartender, Ruben.

Kim Cooper also offers a rare after hours tour by the restaurant’s fourth generation owner, as well as a chat with director John Dullaghan, (Bukowski: Born Into This),about the making of his film and stories about Hollywood’s Bukowski-centric Baroque Bookstore and its late, cantankerous owner Red Stodolsky.

Estouric actually has a solid week of action, complete with gelato from Scoops in flavors inspired by the poet, who wrote:

the intermingling odors:
hard unwashed socks
pissed and shitted
underwear

Ummm.