LITERARY: David Calonne in conversation with Garrett Caples celebrate the release of previously unpublished works by Charles Bukowski, Absence of the Hero: Uncollected Stories and Essays, Vol. 2: 1946-1992. There will also be readings from Stephen Elliott and Daphne Gottlieb.

7 p.m. // City Lights Bookstore (261 Columbus Ave) // free

ART: Intersection for the Arts presents Let’s Talk of a System, a group exhibition that takes its inspiration and title from a quote by renowned German theorist and artist Joseph Beuys, opening the conversation of how to create meaningful social change in today’s world:

Let's talk of a system that transforms all the social organisms into a work of art, in which the entire process of work is included…something in which the principle of production and consumption takes on a form of quality. It's a Gigantic project.

6 to 8 p.m. // Intersection 5M (901 Mission St) // free