What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

July , 12

Events at 14th & V

A.C.T.O.R. A Continuing Talk on Race - Open discussion.
14th & V | Langston | July 01,2012 | 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.

Private Dinner
14th & V | Langston | July 02,2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Private dinner hosted by the California Teacher's Association

Busboys and Poets Presents Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston | July 03,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hosted tonight by Twain Dooley

LIVE! from Busboys: Open Mic & Talent Showcase
14th & V | Langston | July 06,2012 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor/actress, magician, or any other type of performer - we want to see what you've got.

Nine on the Ninth
14th & V | Langston | July 09,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open Mic Poetry featuring Charniece Fox

We Can End AIDS ! Panel Discussion
14th & V | Langston | July 09,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housing Works will host Bill McColl (Politcal Director, AIDS United), Christopher Bates (Program Liason Officer for AIDS 2012, HHS), and other experts on HIV/AIDS to discuss the state of the epidemic in DC, and how we compare with the world in addressing barriers and advancing solutions.

Tuesday Night Open Mic
14th & V | Langston | July 10,2012 | 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. Tonight's host is Pages Matam

Private Event: AIDS Healthcare Foundation
14th & V | Langston | July 11,2012 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Event: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Live Performance by SNRG
14th & V | Langston | July 12,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Live performance by SNRG with special guests Atoms Apart.

Private Event: World Resources Institute
14th & V | Langston | July 12,2012 | 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Private Event: World Resources Institute

“11th Hour” Poetry Slam presented by Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston | July 13,2012 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
The “11th Hour" Poetry Slam provides an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry! Enjoy two rounds of high intensity poetry, with the audience choosing a winner. Come join us for an alternative way to spend your Friday night. Poetry Slam, Inc's (PSI) DC Slam Venue.

Sunday Kind of Love
14th & V | Langston | July 15,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment.

Author Event, Natalie Hopkinson
14th & V | Langston | July 16,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Natalie Hopkinson to discuss and sign her new book,Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City

Tuesday Night Open Mic
14th & V | Langston | July 17,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hosted tonight by Droopy the Broke Baller!

Story League Contest DC : “ART”
14th & V | Langston | July 18,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Is it really ART?? Stories about creative output that's good, bad, and questionable. Props are allowed this time! Show and tell us about that "art" project...

PRIVATE EVENT: NYEC Youth & Families Dinner
14th & V | Langston | July 18,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event hosted by NYEC.

Free Range Studios presents Jonah Sachs
14th & V | Langston | July 19,2012 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Join FreeRange Studios to celebrate the release of Jonah Sach's new work "Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future"

Eat Local First Week: Locals Unplugged - Transforming Business for the Localvore
14th & V | Langston | July 19,2012 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Eat Local First Week: Locals Unplugged - Transforming Business for the Localvore.

Youth Open Mic (@ 14th & V this month!)
14th & V | Langston | July 21,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Youth Open Mic will take place at 14th & V for this month only! Co-hosted by guest hosts, Brandon Douglas, actor and poet, and Sarah Lawson, poet and slam master for the Beltway Poetry Slam.

Author, Greg Muttitt
14th & V | Langston | July 23,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Greg Muttitt to discuss and sign his new book, Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq. The departure of the last U.S. troops from Iraq at the end of 2011 left a broken country and a host of unanswered questions. What was the war really about? Why and how did the occupation drag on for nearly nine years? And why did the troops have to leave?

Tuesday Night Open Mic
14th & V | Langston | July 24,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tonight's host is Gowri K

Author Event, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou
14th & V | Langston | July 24,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Rev. Osagyefo Sekou to discuss Gods, Gays, and Guns

ROC Roundtable
14th & V | Langston | July 25,2012 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, call our events team at (202)332-6432

Private Event hosted by The Population Council
14th & V | Langston | July 25,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
To plan your event call our events team at (202)332-6432

Private Event: Faith in Public Life
14th & V | Langston | July 26,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private event in the Langston Room

ASL (American Sign Language) Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston | July 27,2012 | 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.

Private Event: AIDS Healthcare Foundation
14th & V | Langston | July 27,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Langston Room.

Private Event hosted by Graduate School USA
14th & V | Langston | July 30,2012 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
To plan your private luncheon, call our events team at (202)332-6432

PRIVATE EVENT: Tulane University
14th & V | Langston | July 31,2012 | 12:30 pm - 02:30 pm
HOLD AS OF 7/18/12 - SJ Confirmed on 7/27/12 - SJ Private event in the Langston Room hosted by Tulane University.

Events at 5th & K

PRIVATE EVENT: 1199 SEIU
5th & K | Loft | July 03,2012 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private event in the Loft

Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sarah Lawson
5th & K | Cullen | July 04,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Featuring Pages D Matam. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.

Private Event: Dream Careers
5th & K | Cullen | July 05,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room

Film Screening: “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World”
5th & K | Cullen | July 06,2012 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Narrated by Academy-Award winning actor, Susan Sarandon, this 90-minute film takes audiences on a global journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history to present the stories behind the masterworks of Islamic art and architecture.

PRIVATE EVENT: National Partnership for Women & Families Dinner
5th & K | Cullen | July 08,2012 | 6:30pm - 8:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

S+S (Singer-Songwriter) Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen | July 08,2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
S+S Open Mic is a monthly open mic series for singer-songwriters.

If It’s Broken, Fix It: Political Technology for the 21st Century
5th & K | Cullen | July 09,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hosted by FairVote with Krist Novoselic & John Anderson.

PRIVATE EVENT: IIE Lunch
5th & K | Cullen | July 09,2012 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

Author Gilda Moss Haber
5th & K | Cullen | July 10,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Author Gilda Moss Haber signs and discusses, "Cockney Girl"

“Elect Democracy!” Panel and Official Report Launch
5th & K | Cullen | July 11,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"Elect Democracy!" Panel and Official Report Launch presented by Global Exchange

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

PRIVATE EVENT: The World Resources Institute
5th & K | Cullen | July 11,2012 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room hosted by The World Resources Institute. To book your next event at Busboys and Poets, please call our Events Team at (202) 332-6432.

Listen Local First
5th & K | Entire Restaurant | July 11,2012 | 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
In support of "DC Local Music Day!" we will be streaming the music of featured local artists throughout the day.

Private Event: World Resources Institute
5th & K | Cullen | July 12,2012 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Private event hosted by WRI. To plan your event, call our events team at (202)332-6432

(cancelled) PRIVATE EVENT: MPAC
5th & K | Cullen | July 13,2012 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
(cancelled) Private event in the Cullen Room.

Move to Amend presents, “Overreaching Corporate Power: What Can Be Done?” featuring David Cobb
5th & K | Cullen | July 15,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Cobb Live! Move to Amend’s dynamo spokesperson addresses "Overreaching Corporate Power: What Can Be Done?"

Double Author Event | Wajahat Ali & Willow Wilson
5th & K | Cullen | July 16,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets welcomes Willow Wilson author of "Alif the Unseen" and Wajahat Ali, author of "All American: 45 Men on Being Muslim"

Private Event hosted CHS
5th & K | Loft | July 16,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
To plan your event, call our events team at (202) 332 - 6432

PRIVATE EVENT: theatreWashington
5th & K | Loft | July 17,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event in the Loft hosted by theatreWashington.

Private Event: DC Advocates for the Arts
5th & K | Cullen | July 17,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

Private Event: Stone Soup Cooperative
5th & K | Cullen | July 18,2012 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room for Stone Soup Cooperative

Private Event: Close Up Foundation
5th & K | Cullen | July 18,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room

Wednesday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Holly Bass
5th & K | Cullen | July 18,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tonight's host is Holly Bass. A Busboys and Poetry Event!

Private Event hosted by DC Academy of Family Physicians
5th & K | Loft | July 18,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Loft. To book your next event, call our events team at 202-332-6432

Private Event: Monk Family Reunion
5th & K | Cullen | July 20,2012 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Private Event: Monk Family Reunion

Private Event: CHANGE
5th & K | Cullen | July 21,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

“Re:Generation” Film Screening
5th & K | Cullen | July 22,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"Re:Generation" film screening presented by Busboys and Poets, Focus-In! Films, Hip-Hop Cinema, and Words, Beats & Life Inc. One-time screening -- Free event!

Private Event: The Recording Academy
5th & K | Cullen | July 22,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room for The Recording Academy.

PRIVATE EVENT: Pathfinder International
5th & K | Loft | July 23,2012 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Private event in the Loft hosted by Pathfinder International.

PRIVATE EVENT: CORE Group
5th & K | Cullen | July 24,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event hosted by CORE Group.

Private Event hosted by UNESCO (IATT)
5th & K | Loft | July 24,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Event hosted by UNESCO (IATT)

Author Event: “Love in the Time of HIV” by Michael Mancilla
5th & K | Cullen | July 25,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Author Michael Mancilla will discuss and sign his new book, "Love in the Time of HIV".

*SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen | July 25,2012 | 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.

(Rescheduled) PRIVATE EVENT: DC Net Impact
5th & K | Cullen | July 26,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event hosted by DC Net Impact.

PRIVATE EVENT: AAMC Dinner Party
5th & K | Cullen | July 26,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event hosted by AAMC.

Private Event: UNC Center for AIDS Research
5th & K | Patio | July 26,2012 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Private event on the Patio.

“Voices of a Movement” Open Mic presented by One Common Unity
5th & K | Cullen | July 26,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A monthly community open mic with featured guests, performers and speakers.

Private Event: International Labor Rights Forum & Global March On Child Labor
5th & K | Cullen | July 29,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room for International Labor Rights Forum & Global March On Child Labor.

The Black Love Bond: Dating in DC
5th & K | Cullen | July 30,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Let’s make this summer count! Whether you’re dating, single, or just looking to network. “The Black Love Bond: Dating in DC” is your summer go-to event for great conversation and great connections.

Events at Hyattsville

[CANCELED] Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under feat. Sven Henry
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 02,2012 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rise + Rhyme is canceled today due to a power outage. We regret any inconvenience.

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Komplex
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 05,2012 | 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.

First Fridays: A Local Arts Exploration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 06,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets presents First Fridays, a monthly series, which includes artist talks, local studio visits and more.

Teens Express Performance
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 08,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a life enhancing evening of original music, poetry, video, and theatre. Teens Express presents its annual Showcase, featuring its talented youth members and leaders.

PRIVATE EVENT: Dream Life Foundation Summer Singles Mixer
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 08,2012 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Private event hosted by Dream Life Foundation: Summer Singles Mixer.

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 09,2012 | 09:30 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 2Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 12,2012 | 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: William Troxler
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 15,2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Private event hosted by W. Troxler.

Conversations in the Corridor Presents “FRESH” Screening and Discussion
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 15,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Busboys and Poets' monthly series Conversations in the Corridor and Big Bad Woof, Inc. co-present a free screening of the film"FRESH" and post-film discussion.

Rise + Rhyme featuring Miss Audrey
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 16,2012 | 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.

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine: An Evening of Spoken Word to Promote Sexual Assault Awareness
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 18,2012 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A free event presented by the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault Women of Color Network.

Bring the Noise: Communities of Color Speak Out Against Sexual Assault
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 18,2012 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault Women of Color Network in the movement to prevent sexual violence in all Maryland communities!

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by LOVE the Poet
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 19,2012 | 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 | July 20,2012 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! “LIVE! from Busboys” is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers.

PRIVATE EVENT: Birthday Bash, Wendell West & Friends
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 22,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private event hosted by W. West.

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under feat. Iya
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 23,2012 | 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: Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Redefining Diva”
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 25,2012 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Busboys and Poets and Art Under Pressure welcome Sheryl Lee Ralph to discuss and sign her new book, "Redefining Diva: Life Lessons from the Original Dream Girl".

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by E-Baby
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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.

PRIVATE EVENT: UMD Dinner Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 26,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private event hosted by UMD, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

PRIVATE EVENT: UMD Dept. of Resident Life
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 26,2012 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Private event hosted by UMD Department of Resident Life.

PRIVATE EVENT: Promise Land/Hartley Film Fund
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 27,2012 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private event in the Zinn Room.

AUTHOR EVENT: David L. Levy, Andra Damron, Julia Duin, and Richard Morris
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 29,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets and Art Under Pressure welcome four local authors, David L. Levy, Andra Damron, Julia Duin, and Richard Morris, to read from and sign their books.

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under feat. Iya
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 30,2012 | 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: Cast Meet & Greet
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 30,2012 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private meeting in the Zinn Room.

Events at Shirlington

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Shelly Bell
Shirlington | Robeson | July 02,2012 | 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 | July 04,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Pauls Den | July 05,2012 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson | July 09,2012 | 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 | July 11,2012 | 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 | July 11,2012 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This month's “Change the World Wednesdays” feature is the Animal Welfare League of Arlington!

PRIVATE EVENT: Marriott Meeting
Shirlington | Pauls Den | July 12,2012 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private event in Paul's Den

PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Pauls Den | July 14,2012 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Private event in Paul's Den hosted by the Arlington Democrats.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Shirlington | Robeson | July 16,2012 | 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 | July 18,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Pauls Den | July 19,2012 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry! hosted by Drew Law
Shirlington | Robeson | July 23,2012 | 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 | July 25,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

Monthly Book Club: The Will to Resist
Shirlington | Off-Site | July 25,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The book club meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm. Email melissa@busboysandpoets.com to be added to the mailing list.

Private Event: Local Author Lisa Pell
Shirlington | Robeson | July 26,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Event in the Robeson Room.

“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase
Shirlington | Robeson | July 27,2012 | 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!

Story League Story Contest
Shirlington | Robeson | July 29,2012 | 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 | Special Guest Host Chris August
Shirlington | Robeson | July 30,2012 | 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.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by DJ Tao
Shirlington | Robeson | July 30,2012 | 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.