What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

January , 2017

Events at 14th & V

A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) New Year’s Revolutions
14th & V | Langston Room | January 1, 2017 | 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. 


*SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | January 1, 2017 | 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.


NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
14th & V | Bar | January 1, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Twain Dooley
14th & V | Langston Room | January 3, 2017 | 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.


“Let’s Talk About Sex” : The Impact of Sexual Violence on the Sex Lives of Survivors
14th & V | Langston Room | January 5, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the DC Victim Assistance Network and AHA Moment to the Langston Room for this panel discussion and showcase of local non-profits.  Free and open to the public.  


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | January 6, 2017 | 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.


IVLP Rule of Law and Judicial Reform
14th & V | Langston Room | January 9, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Joseph LMS Green
14th & V | Langston Room | January 10, 2017 | 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.


Panel Discussion on Women’s Reproductive Health policy (International & Domestic)
14th & V | Langston Room | January 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join CARE and other leading organizations for a conversation on how to take action and shape the debate on lifesaving investments for women and girls around the world.


Participant Workshop
14th & V | Langston Room | January 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcome World Learning 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.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess
14th & V | Langston Room | January 13, 2017 | 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.


Patrick Kingsley: THE NEW ODYSSEY
14th & V | Langston Room | January 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Patrick Kingsley to the Langston Room to present his new book "The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis."


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | The Gallery | January 15, 2017 | 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.


Podcast & book signing
14th & V | Langston Room | January 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The #1 Fitness & Nutrition Podcast in the U.S. is coming to D.C.! Join us in the Langston Room for the Model Health Show Live Podcast recording. For tickets, please visit themodelhealthshow.com/dc.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson
14th & V | Langston Room | January 17, 2017 | 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.


Discussion - Ziglar v. Abbasi (formerly turkmen v. ashcroft)
14th & V | Langston Room | January 17, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


UDC Poetry Night
14th & V | Langston Room | January 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes UDC students to the Langston Room for this performance. For more information For More Information, Contact Dr. Petti at: mpetti@udc.edu

This event is open to the public!


This is Our City Event
14th & V | Langston Room | January 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is an event where we can gather with friends and family, eat, drink and organize. We are asking for a contribution of $50 per adult (or whatever you can do) to offset the cost of food and drinks, which will be served. If you can, please contribute in advance via Venmo: John-Fedele-1 or Paypal: jjfedele@gmail.com. We would really appreciate it. And, feel free to bring friends. Thanks! -Liz and Vida


Voices of Hope and Resistance - Angela Davis in Conversation with Melissa Harris-Perry FULL STORE
14th & V | Full 14th and V Restaurant | January 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in an intimate conversation between the iconic pair as they prompt us on ways to secure our own destinies as activists in this new political climate.


Nikki Taylor: DRIVEN TOWARD MADNESS
14th & V | Langston Room | January 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Nikki Taylor to present their new book "Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio."


Business Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | January 23, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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


Author Event- Dr. Sheila H. Katz Discusses her book Connecting With the Enemy
14th & V | Langston Room | January 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes author Dr. Sheila Katz to the Langston room to discuss her book Connecting with the Enemy: A Century of Palestinian-Israeli Joint Nonviolence. Sheila H. Katz has written a path-breaking history of Palestinians’ and Israelis’ joint activism, a chronicle of grassroots nonviolent initiatives in politics, arts, environment, education, sports, science, business, technology, and religion. This event is Co-Sponsored by J Street DC Metro.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K
14th & V | Langston Room | January 24, 2017 | 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.


​HAND Mix & Mingle
14th & V | Langston Room | January 25, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You asked and we listened! After receiving feedback from YOU that you’d like more networking opportunities, we’ve put together an event for you to do just that! Join us as we reconnect with HAND members and invite new friends into the fold. We encourage HAND members to bring individuals who are interested in membership with HAND, and there will be a special reward for the member who brings the most potential members along!


Steve Early: REFINERY TOWN
14th & V | Langston Room | January 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Steve Early to present their new book "Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City."


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Khadijah Moon
14th & V | Langston Room | January 31, 2017 | 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.


Workshop by Mayor Inamine of Nago City, Okinawa, Japan
14th & V | Langston Room | January 31, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Events at 5th & K

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
5th & K | Bar | January 1, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Private Event: Middle School Staff Trip
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 2, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Poetryzchyld Thomas | Featuring Piel Cafe Poetry
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 4, 2017 | 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: Women’s Empowerment Gathering
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 8, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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: TRB Reception
5th & K | The Loft | January 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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


Private Mix and Mingle Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 9, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 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: Business Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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


Happy Hour: Transportation Research Board Conference
5th & K | The Loft | January 10, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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


Private Event: UCLA
5th & K | The Loft | January 10, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


UFTI meeting of the External Advisory Board & Internal Steering Committee
5th & K | The Loft | January 10, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Private Event: Launch Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 11, 2017 | 5:00 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Simpy Sherri
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 11, 2017 | 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.


STRIDE 2016 Center Kick-Off Meeting
5th & K | The Loft | January 11, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Private Event: Advancement Project
5th & K | The Loft | January 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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


Studio Anniversary Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 13, 2017 | 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.


​Donald Trump Exposed
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get ready for the inauguration of Donald Trump by exposing his agenda and learning how we can effectively resist. A panel of experts/activists will speak about immigration, race, environment, economic policy, Islamophobia and foreign policy. 


Author Event Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make t
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at Busboys & Poets for an informative talk by the author as Baker explains how rules on trade, patents, copyrights, corporate governance, and macroeconomic policy were rigged to make income flow upward.


Private Event: Vassar Club of DC
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 17, 2017 | 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 18, 2017 | 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 | January 19, 2017 | 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.


Nonprofit Fundraiser Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Student Press Law Center in a celebration of the First Amendment at Busboys and Poets.


The Poetry of Rising & Resistance Featuring: Eve Ensler, Kimberle Crenshaw, Hollis & more (FULL REST
5th & K | Full 5th and K Restaurant | January 20, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Busboys and Poets, African American Policy Forum, & V-Day/One Billion Rising, Present: The Poetry of Rising & Resistance Featuring Eve Ensler, Kimberle Crenshaw, Michael Moore, Hollis Wong-Wear & more! A "Prep Rally" for the Women's March on Washington. Please join us at the 5th and K location and get ready to march!


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 21, 2017 | 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.


Frank Ahrens: SEOUL MAN
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets at 5th & K presents Frank Ahrens for their book Seoul Man: A Memoir of Cars, Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity inside a Korean Corporate Titan.


A DC Science Café Event… Saving Science from Itself
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 24, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Sarewitz and Will Thomas, an historian of science and a policy analyst at the American Institute of Physics, for an historically-anchored discussion about what ails science and what the remedies might be, the social benefits we should expect from our massive investment in science, and what’s at stake if we ignore inconvenient truths about the present state of scientific inquiry. 


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 25, 2017 | 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.


The Story Collider - storytelling event
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening of true, personal stories about science, from the dramatic to the ridiculous. Five storytellers will share their exciting tales of science, the unexpected, and the unknown.


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 27, 2017 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?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. Hosted by Fred Beam


“Little Syria”: Celebrating New York’s First Arab American Community
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 30, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Middle East Institute's Arts & Culture Program is pleased to host a discussion by Todd Fine, President of the Washington Street Historical Society (WSHS), on the literary history of New York's "Little Syria" neighborhood. The discussion will be moderated by Lyne Sneige, arts and culture program director at the Middle East Institute.


Private Event: Birthday Celebration
5th & K | The Loft | January 30, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Events at Brookland

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Brookland | Main Dining Room | January 1, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 2, 2017 | 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.


Cancelled- Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 9, 2017 | 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 for Democracy - Community Meeting
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DC for Democracy invites you to attend a community meeting about DC's progressive priorities for 2017, featuring Council Members Elissa Silverman and Robert White.


Staff Holiday Party
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 13, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Simply Sherri
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 16, 2017 | 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 for DCTV: Voice Awards
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 3rd Annual DCTV Voice Awards will recognize talented producers and volunteers that have made outstanding contributions to Washington DC’s only community media platform. The event will also feature their Hall of Fame Award that is bestowed upon individuals that have demonstrated long-lasting and immeasurable impact on DCTV’s success.


Women’s March Open Mic hosted by Charity Black Blackwell
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 20, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

On January 21st, people near and far will join together in DC as participants in the Women's March on Washington! Busboys and Poets Brookland is proud to bring to you a special Women's March edition of Friday open mic! Please come share, discus, listen, network, and vibe in a safe space.


Women’s March Family Movie Night
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 21, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Women's March on Washington Family Movie Night! Join us for a post march family gathering at Brookland. Free and open to the public!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Amin Law
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 23, 2017 | 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.


St. Ignatius College Prep Meeting
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 26, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 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.


Monday Night Open Mic
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 30, 2017 | 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 | January 31, 2017 | 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

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Hyattsville | Bar | January 1, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 2, 2017 | 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 DJ Tao
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 5, 2017 | 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 | January 9, 2017 | 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 2 Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 12, 2017 | 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 | January 16, 2017 | 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 Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 19, 2017 | 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.


​I.M.P.A.C.T Young Adult Ministry Presents: The Spot
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

I.M.P.A.C.T Young Adult Ministry is presenting our first The Spot event of the year on January 22 at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville. Join us for an interesting Q/A discussion with our brother and ministry leader Delunte Lewis on "Trusting God in the Midst of Adversity.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 23, 2017 | 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 E-baby
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 26, 2017 | 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 | January 28, 2017 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 30, 2017 | 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.


Events at Shirlington

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Shirlington | Bar Area | January 1, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 2, 2017 | 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | January 5, 2017 | 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 | January 7, 2017 | 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.


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 8, 2017 | 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.


Cancelled-Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 9, 2017 | 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Paul's Den | January 14, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Paul's Den


Read-a-Thon : A Sand County Almanac
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 15, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Northern Virginia Conservation trust for a celebration of legendary conservationist, Aldo Leopold.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 16, 2017 | 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.


Private Event: Business Planning
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 18, 2017 | 11:30 am - 3:30 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 | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Washington Gas Luncheon
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 23, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Private event for Washington Gas in the Robeson Room. 


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 23, 2017 | 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 24, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Monthly luncheon and discussion in the Robeson Room hosted by the Arlington Senior Democrats.


Private Event: Business Planning
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 25, 2017 | 11:30 am - 3:30 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.


“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 27, 2017 | 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!


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry All Host Extravaganza
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 30, 2017 | 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 Culture Queen
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 31, 2017 | 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 Culture Queen.


Events at Takoma

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Takoma | Main Dining Room | January 1, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under ft. Audrey Engdahl
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 2, 2017 | 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


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 8, 2017 | 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 featuring Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 9, 2017 | 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. 


​The Ego: A Conversation with Saudi Filmmaker Hamzah Jamjoom
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 9, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saudi writer, director, and producer Hamzah Jamjoom will take us on a conceptual, visual journey through the artist's ego in the filmmaking process, flitting between reality and imagination. Following his contribution to the successful IMAX feature film ARABIA 3D and over a decade of experience in the industry, Jamjoom reassesses multicultural approaches to the art of narrative, cinematography, truth, dialogue, and collaboration. This screening and discussion explores Jamjoom's search to find a healing, selfless, and universal language through which to tell the stories of the Middle East and, at the heart of things, humanity.


Maria Olson: NOT THE CLEAVER FAMILY
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets Takoma welcomes Maria Olson to present their new book "Not the Cleaver Family: The New Normal in Modern American Families."


Grapevine: Storytelling Series- SPECIAL TIME
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 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


Staff New Year Party
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 12, 2017 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted By Mr. Banjo Man
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 16, 2017 | 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.


MLK Birthday Event -The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: Film and Discussion with Greg Palast
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday and support voting rights by attending a viewing and discussion of Greg Palast's documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits. Investigative reporter Greg Palast exposes the new Ku Klux Klan - the billionaire bandits that are behind the successful scheme to suppress millions of votes by people of color.


Bread & Roses- 2017 LaborFest Previews
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 17, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. 


Brunch with Sonia Sanchez
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 22, 2017 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Sonia Sanchez to the Guillén Room for this intimate brunch and reading! Enjoy our delicious food and allow Ms. Sanchez' poetry to inspire, educate and move you. 


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted by Marsha Goodman-Wood
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 23, 2017 | 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.


John Donvan/Caren Zucker: IN A DIFFERENT KEY,  in conversation with Azar Nafisi
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 24, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets Takoma welcomes John Donvan and Caren Zucker to present their new book "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism." 


LITE Talks - Legal Innovator Talk Experience
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

LITE is a free “open mic” TED type “speed networking experience” that motivates, invigorates and promotes minority and women legal professionals as positive legal “thought leaders” who take their “law talk” to the community with awesome networking and engagement aired only on www.MinorityCounselorTV.com.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under hosted by Marsha Goodman-Wood
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 30, 2017 | 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.