What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

December , 2016

Events at 14th & V

​Humanitini: No Taxation Without Representation
14th & V | Langston Room | December 1, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What does the future hold for DC’s political autonomy, and Congressional representation? We’ll ask a panel of experts approaching the issue from various creative avenues.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | December 2, 2016 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers.


People’s History Trivia Night
14th & V | Langston Room | December 2, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you 'A People's History' buff? Join us for a fun night of questions and answers about the history often missing from textbooks---- the role of women, people of color, labor, and other social movements!


*SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | December 4, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 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.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)- On Being White and Woke - With Tim Wise
14th & V | Langston Room | December 4, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. 


Race in America Panel with April Ryan, Joy Ann Reid, Mary Francis Berry, Wes Moore, Cornell Belcher,
14th & V | Full 14th and V Restaurant | December 5, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V presents "Race In America" Panel with April Ryan, Joy-Ann Reid, Mary Frances Berry, Wes Moore, Cornell Belcher, and Avis Jones DeWeever.


John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Program Launch
14th & V | Langston Room | December 5, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Kennedy Center to the Langston Room for this private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Twain Dooley
14th & V | Langston Room | December 6, 2016 | 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.


Breakfast Mixer
14th & V | Langston Room | December 6, 2016 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Dr. David Grinspoon: EARTH IN HUMAN HANDS
14th & V | Langston Room | December 7, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Dr. David Grinspoon to present their new book "Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future."


After Book Talk Reception
14th & V | Langston Room | December 7, 2016 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


NIAC DocuNight #33 -  Residents of One Way Street
14th & V | Langston Room | December 8, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes The National Iranian American Council to the Langston room for their monthly Docunight. 


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess
14th & V | Langston Room | December 9, 2016 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

The 11th Hour Poetry Slam offers 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.


Cardon Studios Student Holiday Recital
14th & V | Langston Room | December 11, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Cardon Studios for their Holiday Showcase Student Recital. Cardon Studios is a music school located in Columbia Heights/Petworth, offering private and group instruction in Voice, Piano, and Guitar. Students of all ages will perform a variety of styles of music. This event is open to the public. Visit the Cardon Studios' website for information.


International Human Rights Day Awareness
14th & V | Langston Room | December 11, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Refugees International to the Langston room for the "Salam Neighbor" documentary screening and discussion. This is the story of two filmmakers who fully embed themselves in a Syrian refugee camp, and provide an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis.


Staff meeting
14th & V | Langston Room | December 12, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) to the Langston Room for this private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Joseph LMS Green
14th & V | Langston Room | December 13, 2016 | 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.


Shaken & Stirred: Gathering to Fight Hate and Injustice
14th & V | Langston Room | December 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Together, we will raise money for six national non-profit progressive organizations that are on the front lines, fighting every day for equality, human rights, the environment, and freedom and inclusiveness. 


Donor Event/ Cocktail Party
14th & V | Langston Room | December 14, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes The Young Invincibles to the Private event in the Langston Room for this private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Nonprofit Board Meeting
14th & V | Langston Room | December 14, 2016 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


End-of-Semester Dinner
14th & V | Langston Room | December 15, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Boston University Study Abroad Program to the Langston Room for this Private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Holiday Party
14th & V | Langston Room | December 15, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes The Community Partnership to the Langston room for this Private Holiday Party. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Holiday Party
14th & V | Langston Room | December 16, 2016 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Office Christmas Party
14th & V | Langston Room | December 16, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes William C. Smith & Co. to the Langston Room for this private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | December 18, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! Sunday Kind of Love 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.


Holiday Party
14th & V | Langston Room | December 19, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Hillcrest Children and Families Center to the Langston Room for this private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Drew Anderson
14th & V | Langston Room | December 20, 2016 | 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.


2nd Annual A-Step Holiday Art Show and Silent Auction
14th & V | Langston Room | December 20, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Proceeds benefit the free A-STEP After- School Tutoring and Enrichment Program and the YAE Clubs of America scholarship fund. Sponsored by the Institute for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, Inc. (Nonprofit), Washington, D.C. Since 2010.


Staff Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | December 21, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes The Kingsman Academy Public Charter School to the Langston Room for this private event. To book an event with us, please submit an event inquiry.


Words, Beats, Life Inc. Holiday Spinning
14th & V | Bar | December 23, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You're invited to the Words, Beats, Life/Busboys Spin Tour! Busboys and Poets is a proud partner of this tour for the third year in a row. Help us in this effort to pay poets, invest in their craft, and lift up youth voices and creativity in Washington D.C.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Special Guest host Khadijah Moon
14th & V | Langston Room | December 27, 2016 | 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.


Events at 5th & K

Kleptocracy and Democracy Debate Series: The Crisis of Big Money Media.
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 1, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative will host the first in a series of debates on kleptocracy and democracy. Featuring Hudson Visiting Fellow Martha Bayles and Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View.


Annual Celebration Brunch (for non profit membership)
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 1, 2016 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Holiday Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 2, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: “ALL THE REAL INDIANS DIED OFF”
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 4, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 5th & K welcomes Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to present their new book "All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans."


Global Day for Equal Opportunity
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 5, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come discover, celebrate and share initiatives for equal opportunity in the US and in France! Meet actors for equal opportunity, and youth-empowerment organizations, from DC and France, and take part in the discussion, to push for a more just society.


Organization Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | December 5, 2016 | 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Private event in The Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Sarah Schulman: CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 7, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 5th & K welcomes Sarah Schulman to present their new book "Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair."


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Imani Cezanne
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 7, 2016 | 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: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 8, 2016 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Program Closing Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 8, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Retirement Gathering
5th & K | The Loft | December 8, 2016 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Private event in The Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


End-of-Semester Celebration
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 9, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Wedding
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 9, 2016 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-1914.


Liberation Takes Generations
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 11, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Elle Hearns, Organizing Coordinator for Black Lives Matter National, and Ramona Africa, Minister of Information for the MOVE Organization, join Practice Makes Progress to give a master class on grassroots organizing while Black.


Private Event: Office Holiday Party
5th & K | The Loft | December 13, 2016 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Corporate Holiday Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 14, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Simply Sherri
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 14, 2016 | 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: Holiday Team Engagement
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 14, 2016 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Senior Leadership Farewell Party
5th & K | The Loft | December 14, 2016 | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Private event in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-1914.


Young Adult Service
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Holiday Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 15, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Office of the Chief Counsel’s Holiday Luncheon
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Holiday Party
5th & K | The Loft | December 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Company Holiday Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 16, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 17, 2016 | 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 Staff Lunch
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 20, 2016 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Winter Solstice: ​Astro*Mytho*politico*Mystery Theatre Celebration
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 20, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astro*Mytho*politico*Mystery theatre celebration of the Winter Solstice at a time of Dire Beauty - to conjure “the powerful magic that comes in dangerous times."


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 21, 2016 | 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.


Words, Beats, Life Inc. Holiday Spinning
5th & K | Bar | December 22, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You're invited to the WBL Busboys Spin Tour! For the third year in a row we are proud to partner with Busboys in this effort to pay poets, invest in their craft, and lift up youth voices and creativity in Washington D.C.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 28, 2016 | 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.


Dinner Following NMAAHC Visit
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 30, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Events at Brookland

World AIDs Day
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 1, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join AIDS Healthcare Foundation & Black, Gifted & Whole for a #FREE night of EMPOWERMENT, COMMUNITY-BUILDING, FOOD, DRINKS and ART!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 5, 2016 | 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.


Family Movie Night in Brookland
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 7, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

All you kids and kids at heart, grab your P.J.'s and blankets and curl up with Busboys and Poets for our Surprise Family Movie Night! The movies will be appropriate for everyone but will remain a mystery until the day of. There's a special kids menu, and our delicious regular menu for adults and guardians. This event is free of charge!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Joseph LMS Green
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 12, 2016 | 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.


Annual Holiday Party
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 12, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Private event in the Pearl Bailey Room.


Family Movie Night in Brookland
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

All you kids and kids at heart, grab your P.J.'s and blankets and curl up with Busboys and Poets for our Surprise Family Movie Night! The movies will be appropriate for everyone but will remain a mystery until the day of. There's a special kids menu, and our delicious regular menu for adults and guardians. This event is free of charge!


Semester End Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Private event in the Pearl Bailey Room. To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432.


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi Dunn
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 16, 2016 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

College Open Mic Night is an open mic event featuring groups or individuals from particular colleges who are invited to perform, followed by an open mic for college students and other audience members.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Ayanna Gallant
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 19, 2016 | 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.


Words, Beats, Life Inc. Holiday Spinning
Brookland | Main Dining Room | December 20, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You're invited to the WBL Busboys Spin Tour! For the third year in a row we are proud to partner with Busboys in this effort to pay poets, invest in their craft, and lift up youth voices and creativity in Washington D.C. 


Brookland Family Movie Night
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 21, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All you kids and kids at heart, grab your P.J.'s and blankets and curl up with Busboys and Poets for our Surprise Family Movie Night! The movies will be appropriate for everyone but will remain a mystery until the day of. There's a special kids menu, and our delicious regular menu for adults and guardians. This event is free of charge!


CANCELLED-Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Amin Law
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 26, 2016 | 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.


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 27, 2016 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Presents: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM. DC's only Poetry Slam, Inc certified slam event meets the last Tuesday of every month at Busboys and Poets' Brookland location.  


Events at Hyattsville

Thursday Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 1, 2016 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 5, 2016 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2 Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 8, 2016 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 12, 2016 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 15, 2016 | 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 hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 16, 2016 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! ?LIVE!? is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 19, 2016 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by E-baby
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 22, 2016 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 26, 2016 | 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 hosted by Kosi
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 29, 2016 | 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 31, 2016 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Busboys and Poets Book Club in Hyattsville meets on the last Saturday of every month at 9am in the Zinn Room.


Events at Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington
Shirlington | Paul's Den | December 3, 2016 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Book Club meets at the Busboys and Poets in Shirlington on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9am-11am.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 3, 2016 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Paul's Den


Ebony Day Dance Company present: Dinner Dance and Dialogue
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 4, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come experience a night of artistic expression, reflection, interaction, and DISCUSSION!


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 5, 2016 | 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.


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 11, 2016 | 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 12, 2016 | 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.


Retirement lunch
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 14, 2016 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Private event in the Robeson Room To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432.


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 17, 2016 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Paul's Den


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 19, 2016 | 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.


CANCELLED-Monday Night Open Mic Poetry
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 26, 2016 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Mr,. Banjo Man
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 27, 2016 | 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. Today's performer is Mr. Banjo.


“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 30, 2016 | 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!


Events at Takoma

World AIDS Day Fashion Show
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 1, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets is pleased to welcome the Women's Collective to the Nicolás Guillén Room for this World AIDS Day Fashion Show. Join us for a night of art and fashion while discussing matters surrounding women and sexual reproductive health. Get the facts about PrEP as an HIV prevention tool.

Refreshments will be provided.


First Ever Takoma Wellness Center Staff Holiday Party!
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 3, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Private event in the Nicolás Guillén Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under ft. Audrey Engdahl
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 5, 2016 | 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. Today's performer is: Audrey Engdahl


Yas Films Screening of “Rumi- Love and Unity” & “Iran, Through Foreign Eyes”
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 5, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Filmmaker Yassamin Maleknasr to the Nicolás Guillén room for the screening of her films Rumi: Love & Unity & Iran, Through Foreign Eyes


Black Soul Mantra: Be Steadwell and Monica “Spirit” McIntyre
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 8, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monica McIntyre and Be Steadwell invite you to a healing musical dialogue


Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 9, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private event in the Nicolás Guillén Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 11, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday Jazz & Verse Open Mic Poetry & Jazz Night! A Busboys and Poetry Event. Every second Sunday, cap off brunch with two hours of incredible music and poetry! Audiences can expect a diverse array of spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and more with a Jazz soundtrack! It will feature the sounds of a professional Jazz Band to groove us into the night. All are welcomed to perform, or enjoy a night of Jazz & Verse!


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 12, 2016 | 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. Today's feature is Marsha Goodman-Wood.


Bread & Roses: From Occupy Wall Street to Resisting Trump
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From Occupy Wall Street to Resisting Trump - Cecily McMillan, a social justice organizer and prisoner rights advocate will talk about her experience at the center of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York as well as about her time at Riker's Island where she was subsequently imprisoned.


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 14, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

COME HEAR IT AT THE GRAPEVINE @ Busboys and Poets, Takoma SECOND WEDNESDAYS @ 7:30 PM! Tim Livengood and Noa Baum host The Grapevine Spoken Word Series. Celebrate the timeless Art of Storytelling, with Truths, Folktales, Rumors, and everything in between! $15 suggested Donation


Private Holiday Event: CCPCS Staff Party
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 14, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Capital City Public Charter School to the Nicolás Guillén Room for this Private Holiday Party. To book an event, please contact the Events and Marketing Team at (202)332-6432.


Meeting
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Private event in the Nicolás Guillén Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Holiday Party
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 15, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Private event in the Nicolás Guillén Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Christmas Sing-along & Wrapping Christmas gifts for children in need
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 18, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Your family is invited to join WGTS 91.9 for our Christmas Carol Sing-along led by our WGTS Gateway Band. We will sing some of our favorite carols as well as wrap Christmas presents for children in the community.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted By Mr. Banjo Man
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 19, 2016 | 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, stay-at-home parents, and early rising families of all kinds.


Words, Beats, Life Inc. Holiday Spinning
Takoma | Main Dining Room | December 19, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You're invited to the Words, Beats, Life/Busboys Spin Tour! Busboys and Poets is a proud partner of this tour for the third year in a row. Help us in this effort to pay poets, invest in their craft, and lift up youth voices and creativity in Washington D.C.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 26, 2016 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Culture Queen creates fun and cultural experiences for your royal children! Join her at Rise and Rhyme for interactive storytelling, music and movement activities that build your prince or princesses child’s self esteem while introducing them to diverse cultures from many royal lands.