What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

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Events at 14th & V

LIVE! from Busboys: Open Mic & Talent Showcase
14th & V | Langston | June 01,2012 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
LIVE! from Busboys: Open Mic & Talent Showcase

Capturing Fire Queer Spoken Word Festival
14th & V | Langston | June 02,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CAPTURING FIRE FINALS

A.C.T.O.R
14th & V | Langston | June 03,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
For June and July, the A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) discussion series will take a look at the controversial topic of marriage equality.

Achievement First Private Dinner
14th & V | Langston | June 04,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Achievement First Private Dinner

Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry! Hosted by Twain Dooley
14th & V | Langston | June 05,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all, come with an open mind and ear.

Cuba Skate Fundraiser
14th & V | Langston | June 05,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come out and support Cuba Skate - a growing movement that brings skate gear to the Cuban youth. This FREE event is not just a fundraiser but also a way to get to know Cuba Skate better and learn how to get involved.

PRIVATE EVENT: OSSE: Literary Workshop
14th & V | Langston | June 06,2012 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Private event in the Langston Room hosted by OSSE.

All-American:  45 Men on Being Muslim
14th & V | Langston | June 06,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An evening with Shahed Amanullah and Mazen Asbahi presented by ONEBLUE.TV 

“Divide” Film Screening | DC Premiere
14th & V | Langston | June 07,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event in the Langston Room.

Private Event: UN Foundation
14th & V | Langston | June 07,2012 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Private event in the Langston Room.

The “11th Hour” Poetry Slam presented by Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston | June 08,2012 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
A Busboys and Poetry event! "The 11th Hour" Poetry Slam offers an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry!

PRIVATE EVENT: Young Scholars Charter School
14th & V | Langston | June 08,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event in the Langston Room.

PRIVATE EVENT: Kimmel Rehearsal Dinner
14th & V | Langston | June 09,2012 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Langston Room. To book your next event at Busboys and Poets, please call our Events Team at (202) 332-6432.

Nine on the Ninth Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston | June 09,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hosted by Derrick Weston Brown. Featuring Alan King

“Pariah” Film Screening presented by Focus-In! Films Series
14th & V | Langston | June 10,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Focus-In! Films presents "Pariah" as its June Film of the Month and in celebration of LGBT Pride Month and Capital Pride Week!

PRIVATE EVENT: IVLP Luncheon
14th & V | Langston | June 11,2012 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Private event hosted by IVLP.

Author George Pelecanos, “The Cut”
14th & V | Langston | June 11,2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes George Pelecanos to discuss and sign his new book, "The Cut".

Progessivism on Tap: Author Timothy Noah
14th & V | Langston | June 11,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Center for American Progress'"Progessivism on Tap" series welcomes author Timothy Noah to discuss his book, "The Great Divergence".

Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Pages
14th & V | Langston | June 12,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.

Howard University Private Dinner
14th & V | Langston | June 12,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Dinner

Mercy to Mankind Foundation Panel Discussion
14th & V | Langston | June 13,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Panel discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Somalia sponsored by Mercy to Mankind Foundation.

Author Event , Eileen Kugler (ed.) and contributors
14th & V | Langston | June 14,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Eileen Kugler (ed.) and a panel of contributors to discuss and sign the new book, Innovative Voices in Education: Engaging Diverse Communities

PRIVATE EVENT: Howard University Hospital Graduation Dinner
14th & V | Langston | June 15,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event hosted by Howard University Hospital. To plan your event, call our events team at (202) 332 - 6432

Ethiopian Diaspora Event
14th & V | Langston | June 16,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brown Condor Productions presents the US Premier of "Tikur Sew" music video.

Etan Thomas and E.Ethelbert Miller
14th & V | Langston | June 17,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In celebration of Father's Day, Etan Thomas (beloved NBA player, poet, youth advocate, devoted dad and author of "Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge") and E. Ethelbert Miller (poet, educator, literary activist, and author of "Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer" ) will read from their respective works and share thoughts on Fatherhood.

“Sunday Kind of Love” Open Mic Poetry feat. Sonya Renee
14th & V | Langston | June 17,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
"Sunday Kind of Love" Open Mic Poetry featuring Sonya Renee (Director of Poetry Events, Busboys and Poets, 2004 National Poetry Slam Champion)

Author Event: Freedom’s Teacher
14th & V | Langston | June 18,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In the mid-1950s Septima Poinsette Clark developed a literacy and citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African-Americans to register to vote and link power to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment.

IVLP Opening luncheon
14th & V | Langston | June 18,2012 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Private luncheon for World Learning. To plan your event, call our events team at 202-332-6432

Pushing President Obama: An Agenda for the second term
14th & V | Langston | June 19,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We Act Radio Presents #PUSHOBAMA!

Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Droopy
14th & V | Langston | June 19,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event - Tuesday Night Open Mic! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.

Author Event, Chris Hedges
14th & V | Langston | June 20,2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Chris Hedges to discuss and sign his new book(written with Joe Sacco), Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Story League Contest DC: Friend, Defriend, Refriend
14th & V | Langston | June 20,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tellers have a maximum 7 minutes to tell a true story on the theme "Friend, Defriend, Refriend: Stories about relationships that truly deserve the description 'It's complicated'."

Author Event, Peter Edelman
14th & V | Langston | June 21,2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Peter Edelman to discuss and sign his new book, So Rich, So Poor: Why it's So Hard to End Poverty in America

PRIVATE EVENT: Academy of Hope
14th & V | Langston | June 21,2012 | 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Private event in the Langston Room hosted by Academy of Hope.

Responses to Anti-Semitism
14th & V | Langston | June 21,2012 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Is there a double standard in the response to anti-semitism against Arab-Americans as compared with the response to anti-semitism against Jewish-Americans?

Did Civil Rights Photography Do More Harm than Good?
14th & V | Langston | June 24,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Special A.C.T.O.R presentation with Author Martin Berger

Screening of “Afghanistan, The Lost Truth”
14th & V | Langston | June 24,2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Internationally acclaimed Iranian-American filmmaker, Yassamin Maleknasr traveled across Afghanistan in search of how people there are living their lives. She says she wanted to show images beyond the obvious ones of the Taleban, the Kalashnikov, the Burqa, and the desert. A Q&A with the film maker will follow the screening!

The Cabral/Truth Circle: Afro-Colombians
14th & V | Langston | June 25,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cabral/Truth Circle and Busboys and Poets presents Afro-Colombians: The Struggle for Self-Determination Amid Geo-Economic Wars and Human Rights Violation.

Private Event: Meridian International
14th & V | Langston | June 25,2012 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Private event in the Langston Room.

Georgetown Day School
14th & V | Langston | June 26,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Event in the Langston Room

Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Gowri K
14th & V | Langston | June 26,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.

ASL (American Sign Language) Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston | June 29,2012 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 AM
On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language.

“Strong!” Film Screening presented by Community Cinema
14th & V | Langston | June 30,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Cinema presents a film screening of "Strong!", a documentary by award-winning filmmaker and a performer, writer, and professor Julie Wyman.

Events at 5th & K

Private Event: Georgetown University Soul Hoyas Alumni
5th & K | Cullen | June 02,2012 | 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
To plan your event, call our events team at (202) 332 - 6432

“Voices from the Frontlines” presented by the Energy Action Coalition (EAC)
5th & K | Cullen | June 03,2012 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Energy Action Environmental Justice Collective for an interactive presentation and first-hand accounts on Environmental Justice

“Invisible Man” - A Panel Discussion presented by Krystal Glass Productions
5th & K | Cullen | June 04,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"Invisible Man" - An empowering panel discussion to encourage black men to be more politically visible, paternally visible, and actively visible in their community.

Private Event: Close Up Foundation
5th & K | Cullen | June 04,2012 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room

PRIVATE EVENT: theatreWashington
5th & K | Loft | June 05,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event in the Loft hosted by theatreWashington.

Wednesday Night Open Mic Poetry! hosted by Holly Bass
5th & K | Cullen | June 06,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event - Wednesday Night Open Mic! Tonight's host is Holly Bass.

“Progressivism on TaProgressivism on Tap: “The New Feminist Agenda”
5th & K | Cullen | June 06,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"Progressivism on Tap" presented by the Center for American Progress

Private Event - GSA
5th & K | Cullen | June 06,2012 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
A private event in the Cullen Room! To book an event, click here or contact our Marketing & Events department.

“Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation” Book Talk
5th & K | Cullen | June 07,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jeff Bale and Brian Jones sign and discuss Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation.

S+S Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen | June 10,2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join Busboys and Poets and the Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) for our Singer-Songwriter Open Mic hosted by Molly Hagen. Celebrate the power of music!

Private Event hosted by Association of Small Foundations
5th & K | Cullen | June 11,2012 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private Event hosted by Association of Small Foundations

The Embassy of Spain presents Javier Calvo and Peter Manseau
5th & K | Cullen | June 11,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Embassy of Spain presents "Building Bridges:" Spanish and English Language Writers in Conversation featuring contemporary novel and the transcendental Javier Calvo and Peter Manseau.

Private Event hosted by FHi360
5th & K | Loft | June 11,2012 | 12:30pm - 2:30 pm
Opening luncheon for the IVLP

Private Event hosted by Association of Small Foundations
5th & K | Cullen | June 12,2012 | 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room.

PRIVATE EVENT: SVN Reception
5th & K | Loft | June 12,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Loft.

Student Poetry
5th & K | Cullen | June 12,2012 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
D.C. Creative Writing Workshop presents the world premiere of "Condensed Classics" and the release of the Summer 2012 issue of "hArtworks"

Wednesday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Bomani Armah
5th & K | Cullen | June 13,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tonight's host is Bomani Armah! A Busboys and Poetry event.

Essakane Films
5th & K | Cullen | June 13,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fundraiser for Relief International

PRIVATE EVENT: KIPP LA Prep
5th & K | Loft | June 13,2012 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Private event hosted by Kipp LA Prep.

PRIVATE EVENT: Higher Achievement Youth Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen | June 14,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

Live Performance by Stephan Said
5th & K | Cullen | June 14,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The genre-transcending Iraqi-American artist/activist Stephan Said, called “this generation’s Woody Guthrie” (Billboard) and “the troubadour of the global justice movement” (L’Humanite), plays an intimate show as part of an East Coast tour working with social change and interfaith organizations.

Private Event: SEIU
5th & K | Loft | June 14,2012 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private event in the Loft.

Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen | June 16,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.

Private Event: Occupy DC Palesunian Night
5th & K | Loft | June 16,2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Private Event in the Loft

Author Regi Ross Rayfield, “I Boldly Confess: The Key of Life”
5th & K | Cullen | June 17,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Author Regi Ross Rayfield discusses and signs his book, "I Boldly Confess: The Key of Life"

“Super Best Friends with Benefits” Improv Show
5th & K | Cullen | June 17,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
"Super Best Friends with Benefits" Improv Show

Private Event: Close Up Foundation
5th & K | Cullen | June 18,2012 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room

Private Event: Close Up Foundation
5th & K | Cullen | June 18,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room

Private Event: Close Up Foundation
5th & K | Cullen | June 19,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room

Private event hosted by ProInspire
5th & K | Cullen | June 19,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room

Private Event: Bank Street
5th & K | Loft | June 19,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Event in the Loft.

Private Event: Omar Reception
5th & K | Loft | June 19,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Private event in the Loft.

Private Event: Stone Soup Cooperative
5th & K | Cullen | June 20,2012 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room for Stone Soup Cooperative

Progressivism On Tap - “A Land of Promise: Exploring America’s Economic History”
5th & K | Cullen | June 20,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Progressivism On Tap presents "A Land of Promise: Exploring America's Economic History," a Discussion with Michael Lind, Author and co-founder of the New America Foundation.

Wednesday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Jonathan Tucker
5th & K | Cullen | June 20,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tonight's host is Jonathan B. Tucker. A Busboys and Poetry Event!

Campaign for Youth Justice presents Lara Herscovitch
5th & K | Cullen | June 21,2012 | 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Live performance by Lara Herscovitch to benefit the local campaigns of the Campaign for Youth Justice.

LIving Social Reception
5th & K | Loft | June 21,2012 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Event Hosted by Living Social

The Hitting Stops Here presents a discussion on “Child-safe Environment” legislative action
5th & K | Cullen | June 21,2012 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Your invited to A Discussion on “Child-safe Environment” legislative action featuring discussants Michael Murphy and Paula Flowe.

PRIVATE FILMING
5th & K | Cullen | June 21,2012 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Private taping for "GET OUT THE VOTE" video for Filipino American community, filmed by the nonprofit KAYA.

PRIVATE EVENT: Barrie Hamilton
5th & K | Cullen | June 22,2012 | 6-8pm
Private event hosted by Barrie Hamilton.

Private Event: Hamilton Family Reunion
5th & K | Cullen | June 22,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

“Pariah” Film Screening presented by Focus-In! Films Series
5th & K | Cullen | June 24,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Focus-In! Films presents "Pariah" as its June Film of the Month and in celebration of LGBT Pride Month and Capital Pride Week!

Peace Cafè: “Can the Occupation of Palestine be Undone?” with Miko Peled
5th & K | Cullen | June 24,2012 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Peace Café is a Busboys and Poets program that offers an on-going series of events designed to bring together Arabs, Jews, and those interested in working toward a resolution to the conflict in the Middle East. The focus is on encouraging individuals from various backgrounds to share food and conversation. Founded by Anas Shallal, Ari Roth and Mimi Conway.

Pink Collar Comedy Tour
5th & K | Cullen | June 24,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
"The Pink Collar Comedy Tour" featuring four rising stars from all over the country who have been making a splash on the NYC comedy scene.

Private Event: Graduate School (USDA)
5th & K | Cullen | June 25,2012 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

Defending Our Democracy: The Latest, Greatest Thinking on Campaign Finance Reform
5th & K | Cullen | June 26,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Congressman John Sarbanes, Maryland State Senator (and Constitutional Scholar) Jamie Raskin and Public Campaign's Nick Nyhart for a grassroots meet-up.

Private Event: IIE
5th & K | Loft | June 26,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Event on the Loft.

“Progressivism on Tap” presented by the Center for American Progress
5th & K | Cullen | June 27,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Progressivism on Tap presents "Building a Powerful Progressive Movement" with Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director, Center for Community Change

*SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic feat. nationally-touring poet Lauren Zuniga
5th & K | Cullen | June 27,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry event! *SPARKLE* Open Mic Poetry is a queer-friendly and focused reading series that has featured an array of LGBT-dedicated poets. Hosted by Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou. Tonight's feature is Oklahoma-native and nationally-touring poet, Lauren Zuniga.

“Voices of a Movement” Open Mic presented by One Common Unity
5th & K | Cullen | June 28,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A monthly community open mic with featured guests, performers and speakers.

PRIVATE EVENT: The Pew Charitable Trust Retreat
5th & K | Cullen | June 28,2012 | 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room hosted by The Pew Charitable Trust.

“Youth vs. Adults” POETRY SLAM Fundraiser
5th & K | Cullen | June 28,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"Youth vs. Adults" POETRY SLAM Fundraiser to help send DC & Baltimore youth poets to Brave New Voices in California

Private Event
5th & K | Loft | June 29,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Loft.

Events at Hyattsville

First Fridays: A Local Arts Exploration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 01,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets presents First Fridays, a monthly series, which includes artist talks, local studio visits and more.

PRIVATE EVENT: K. Powell
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 01,2012 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Private event hosted by K. Powell. (Mr. Khafre Powell Graduation Party)

“Pariah” Film Screening presented by Focus-In! Films Series
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 03,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Focus-In! Films presents "Pariah" as its June Film of the Month and in celebration of LGBT Pride Month and Capital Pride Week!

Rise + Rhyme featuring Mr. Gabe
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 04,2012 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under.

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Komplex
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 07,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event! Weekly open mic poetry event hosted by Komplex.

PRIVATE EVENT: Megan McCloskey
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 08,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event hosted by M. McCloskey.

PRIVATE EVENT: K. Lee Luncheon
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 08,2012 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Private event hosted by K. Lee.

Conversations in the Corridor: “Pride & LGBT Life in The Gateway Arts District”
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 10,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Conversations in the Corridor gathers activists and community members to discuss "Pride in the Gateway Arts District: LGBT Life in Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, and Hyattsville".

Rise + Rhyme featuring Iya
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 11,2012 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under.

AUTHOR EVENT: Ledisi, “ESSENCE Presents Ledisi: Better Than Alright”
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 11,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets and Art Under Pressure welcome Ledisi to discuss and sign her new book, "ESSENCE Presents Ledisi: Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power".

PRIVATE EVENT: L. Beecher Luncheon
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 12,2012 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private event hosted by L. Beecher.

Beltway Drama Series: An Evening of Shorts
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 13,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beltway Drama Series: An Evening of Shorts featuring short plays by Amanda Andrei, Patrick Bussink, Rich Espey, Sybil Roberts, and Mary Watters.

PRIVATE EVENT: UMD Smith School Lunch & Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 13,2012 | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Private event hosted by UMD's Smith School of Business, Development & Alumni Relations.

PRIVATE EVENT: L. Fennell Luncheon
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 13,2012 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private event hosted by L. Fennell as of 6/11/12.

PRIVATE EVENT: Gospel Comedy Festival
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 14,2012 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event hosted by Gospel Comedy Festival. The National Livin’ On Laughter Gospel Comedy Conference Association presents its 2012 Comedy Festival of Praise and Renewing.

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 2Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 14,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.

LIVE! from Busboys: Talent Showcase & Open Mic
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 15,2012 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Hosted by Y'Anna Crawley! LIVE! from Busboys: Talent Showcase & Open Mic offers a platform for ALL PERFORMERS, not just poets. A Busboys and Poets event.

Rise + Rhyme featuring Mr. Gabe
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 18,2012 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under.

PRIVATE EVENT: USHSCC Mixer
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 20,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private event hosted by US Health Service Commission Corps.

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by LOVE the Poet
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 21,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.

PRIVATE EVENT: TASSC International
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 21,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Zinn Room hosted by TASSC International for United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Author George Pelecanos, “The Cut”&“What It Was”
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 22,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, Teaching for Change, and Art Under Pressure are delighted to welcome author George Pelecanos to discuss and sign, "The Cut" and "What It Was".

PRIVATE EVENT: Cole Family
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 22,2012 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private event hosted by the Cole Family.

PRIVATE EVENT: The VIP Group
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 24,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private event hosted by The VIP Group.

DC Black Theatre Festival Presents The One Act Battle
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 25,2012 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Busboys and Poets is a proud sponsor of the 2012 DC Black Theatre Festival. June 25 - June 28, 2012, we host four One Act Battles.

Rise + Rhyme featuring Iya
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 25,2012 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under.

DC Black Theatre Festival Presents The One Act Battle
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 26,2012 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Busboys and Poets is a proud sponsor of the 2012 DC Black Theatre Festival. June 25 - June 28, 2012, we host four One Act Battles.

DC Black Theatre Festival Presents The One Act Battle
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 27,2012 | 7:00pm - 9:00 pm
Busboys and Poets is a proud sponsor of the 2012 DC Black Theatre Festival. June 25 - June 28, 2012, we host four One Act Battles.

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by E-Baby
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 28,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.

DC Black Theatre Festival Presents The One Act Battle
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 28,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets is a proud sponsor of the 2012 DC Black Theatre Festival. June 25 - June 28, 2012, we host four One Act Battles.

Events at Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: Virginia Hospital Center Fundraiser (Full Restaurant Event)
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | June 01,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Hospital Center Fundraiser (Full Restaurant Event).

PRIVATE EVENT: Bailey-Hightower Rehearsal Dinner
Shirlington | Robeson | June 01,2012 | 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Private event in the Robeson Room.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Shelly Bell
Shirlington | Robeson | June 04,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.

Organic Happy Hour at Shirlington!
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | June 06,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

Busboys and Poets Presents Change the World Wednesdays
Shirlington | Pauls Den | June 06,2012 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This month's “Change the World Wednesdays” feature is Phoenix Bikes!

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis Lunch Meeting
Shirlington | Pauls Den | June 07,2012 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.

PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Pauls Den | June 09,2012 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Private event in Paul's Den hosted by the Arlington Democrats.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson | June 11,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.

Organic Happy Hour at Shirlington!
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | June 13,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

PRIVATE EVENT: The Siegfried Group
Shirlington | Pauls Den | June 13,2012 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private event hosted by Siefried Group.

CANCELED: PRIVATE EVENT: Scott Brunch
Shirlington | Pauls Den | June 16,2012 | 9:00am - 11:00am
Private event in Paul's Den.

“Pariah” Film Screening presented by Focus-In! Films Series
Shirlington | Pauls Den | June 17,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Focus-In! Films presents "Pariah" as its June Film of the Month and in celebration of LGBT Pride Month and Capital Pride Week!

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Shirlington | Robeson | June 18,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.

Organic Happy Hour at Shirlington!
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | June 20,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Pauls Den | June 21,2012 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.

Story League Story Contest
Shirlington | Robeson | June 24,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The last Sunday of every month, Story League holds a Story Contest at Busboys and Poets, Shirlington, where the public can come try their hand at telling a true 7-minute story onstage for a chance to win a $100 cash prize.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry! hosted by Drew Law
Shirlington | Robeson | June 25,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.

Organic Happy Hour at Shirlington!
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | June 27,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

Busboys and Poets Book Club: “Yellow Dirt”
Shirlington | Robeson | June 27,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This month's Busboys and Poets Book Club selection is "Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed"

Author Pamela Constable, “Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself”
Shirlington | Robeson | June 28,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Author and Washington Post foreign correspondent Pamela Constable discusses and signs her new book "Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself."

“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase
Shirlington | Robeson | June 29,2012 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
LIVE! from Shirlington takes place on the last Friday of every month and offers a platform for all performers ...musicians, comedians, dancers, thespians, magicians, or any other type of performer!