What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

February , 2017

Events at 14th & V

NIAC DocuNight #33 -  Residents of One Way Street
14th & V | Langston Room | February 1, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Multimedia project screening, (video)
14th & V | Langston Room | February 2, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a free pre-release screening of composer Michael J. Evans latest multimedia project. Evans’ THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN is a startling and surreal musical interpretation of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1922 tale of the eponymous violist – a mysterious old man who seemingly protects himself from dark, magical forces by playing the viol.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | February 3, 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.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) New Year’s Revolutions
14th & V | Langston Room | February 5, 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 | February 5, 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Twain Dooley
14th & V | Langston Room | February 7, 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.


North By Northwestern
14th & V | Langston Room | February 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Five luminous Northwestern University Press authors and editors light up DC’s Northwest quadrant with highlights from five new works of fiction, short fiction, and poetry: Martín Espada (Zapata’s Disciple: Essays, 2016 edition), Lauren Marie Schmidt (Filthy Labors: Poems), Laurie Stone (My Life as an Animal), Charles Waugh (Wild Mustard: New Voices from Vietnam), and Paula Whyman (You May See a Stranger).


Poetry Reading
14th & V | Langston Room | February 9, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take a breather from panel-hopping and tote-bag-hoisting! Join Yemassee Journal, Muzzle Magazine, and Indiana Review in the Langston Room at Busboys and Poets (14th and V) for an afternoon of poetry from our superstars: Kaveh Akbar, Fatimah Asghar, Jennifer Givhan, Sam Sax, Caitlin Scarano, and Raena Shirali.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess
14th & V | Langston Room | February 10, 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.


Jackson Center Creative Writing Program 50+ Years Celebration
14th & V | Langston Room | February 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins to the Langston Room for this event in conjunction with the AWP conference (Association of Writers & Writing Programs).  


90’s Babies Concert Series (Featuring Ruepratt)
14th & V | Langston Room | February 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for the kickoff to this 90's babies Concert Series, featuring R&B/Soul Recording Artist, Songwriter, and Music Producer Ruepratt!


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


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | February 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The DC Anti-Violence Project seeks to use spoken word, dance, poetry, visual art, and other forms of artistic expression to bring DC LGBT communities together for a night of healing and self-expression to prevent violence in and against our communities and to support the survivors that live in our midst.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | February 19, 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson
14th & V | Langston Room | February 21, 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K
14th & V | Langston Room | February 28, 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.


Events at 5th & K

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Poetryzchyld Thomas | Featuring Piel Cafe Poetry
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 1, 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.


​Humanitini
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 2, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Author Event: Three days in Damascus by Kim Schultz
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 6, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Kim Schultz at Busboys and Poets, as she reads an excerpt and signs copies from her newly-released memoir, "Three Days in Damascus". 


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Simply Sherri
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 8, 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.


​Unbridled Books Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 9, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In conjunction with Association of Writing Programs Conference, Join authors Virginia Pye, Elise Blackwell, Ed Falco, Masha Hamilton, and Fred Reuss for a lunchtime reading. Delicious food and drink served.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 15, 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 | February 16, 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.


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 18, 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 22, 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.


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 24, 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


Private Event
5th & K | The Loft | February 26, 2017 | 8:00 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.


Events at Brookland

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 6, 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.


College Open Mic Night hosted by Malachi Byrd
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 17, 2017 | 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 Amin Law
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 27, 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 | February 28, 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

Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 6, 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 | February 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 13, 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 | February 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.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 17, 2017 | 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 | February 20, 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 25, 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 | February 27, 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

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 2, 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 | February 4, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 6, 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.


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 12, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 13, 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 | February 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 20, 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.


“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 24, 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 hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 27, 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 | February 28, 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

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under ft. Audrey Engdahl
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 6, 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


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 8, 2017 | 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


Knox College Alumni gathering celebrating 50 years of the Creative Writing Program
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 9, 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.


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 12, 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 | February 13, 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. 


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted By Mr. Banjo Man
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 20, 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.


Bread & Roses
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 21, 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. 


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted by Marsha Goodman-Wood
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 27, 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.