What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

February , 2017

Events at 14th & V

NIAC DocuNight #34 -  Six Centuries, Six Years
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.


Networking
14th & V | Langston Room | February 2, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


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.


Breakfast of Champions
14th & V | Langston Room | February 3, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Words, Beats and Life presents The Breakfast of Champions, an annual celebration of all of our donors. This year’s breakfast will take place at Busboys and Poets located at 14th and V St NW. The Breakfast of Champions is co-hosted by our amazing Board of Directors and WBL Staff. With up to 10% of our annual operating budget coming directly from public support and earned income, we know how truly impactful our Champions are in supporting the work we do with DC youth and families through Hip-Hop.  This year we will also present the next two years of our five years strategic plan. We want you to be part of our future. Join us at the Breakfast of Champions.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) Langston Hughes Birthday Celebration
14th & V | Langston Room | February 5, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 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. Special Time


*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.


Ward One Democrats Present a Panel Discussion: The Paid Family Leave Act
14th & V | Langston Room | February 6, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Want to learn more about the Paid Family Leave Act? Join the Ward One Democrats in the Langston Room for this panel discussion featuring: Phil Mendelson, Vincent Orange, Maria Gomez, Jonathan Cho, Joanna Blotner and Jonetta Rose Barras and moderated by Tom Sherwood of NBC4. RSVP today to this event with a rockstar panel.  


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.


Split this Rock at AWP 2017-The Wandering Song Book Launch
14th & V | Langston Room | February 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Split This Rock and Tia Chucha Press as we present this brand-new anthology of Central American writers living in the United States. The Wandering Song features work that captures the complexity of a rapidly growing community that shares certain experiences with other Latino groups, but also offers its own unique narrative. This is the first-ever comprehensive literary survey of the Central American diaspora by a U.S. publisher, perfect for high school, college, or university courses in U.S. literature, Latino Literature, Multicultural Studies, and Migration Studies.


Split this Rock at AWP 2017- The Queer Kiss Poetry Reading
14th & V | Langston Room | February 8, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a poetry reading in response to the horrific shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida which was reportedly provoked by the shooter observing a queer kiss. In celebration of all the ways the LGBTQIA community brings love, compassion, joy, and betterment of our world, each reader will share an LGBTQIA or queer kiss themed poem. Featured readers include Cam Awkard-Rich, Lauren May, Ruben Quesada, and Kathi Wolfe.


North By Northwestern- AWP
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).


AWP Poetry Reading hosted by Yemassee Journal, Muzzle Magazine, and Indiana Review
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.


Meridian International Center Opening Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | February 9, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Meridian International 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.


The Weary Blues: A Celebration of Langston Hughes w/Special Guest Speaker Andy Shallal
14th & V | Langston Room | February 9, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets for a special open mic night as we celebrate our namesake, Langston Hughes, during his birthday month. 


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.


AWP-Mountainview MFA Author Reading withJustin Taylor, Robin Wasserman and Benjamin Nugent
14th & V | Langston Room | February 10, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MOUNTAINVIEW LOW-RESIDENCY MFA in FICTION and NONFICTION presents: READINGS by faculty members JUSTIN TAYLOR, BENJAMIN NUGENT and ROBIN WASSERMAN 


AWP Literary Reading - Not Without Laughter: An Evening of Poetry, Drinks, and Jazz
14th & V | Langston Room and The Gallery | February 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Cave Canem Foundation, PEN Center USA, and the Bennington Writing Seminars as we come together to celebrate poetry, and new scholarships for emerging writers, all in the spirit of Langston Hughes. Short readings, followed by drinks and jazz. Readings by: Donika Kelly, Shauna Barbosa and Doug Kearney 


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).  


Daniel Karpowitz: COLLEGE IN PRISON
14th & V | Langston Room | February 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Daniel Karpowitz to present their new book "College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration."


Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | February 13, 2017 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Peace Corps to the Langston Room for this Private Staff Retreat. To book an event, please contact the Marketing and Events Team at (202)332-6432.


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.


Kwame Alexander PLAYBOOK
14th & V | Langston Room | February 14, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Politics & Prose Bookstore @ Busboys & Poets presents The Playbook by Kwame Alexander


MPower Love with Linda Sarsour
14th & V | Langston Room | February 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"MPOWER Love" to MPOWER Change! Busboys and Poets welcomes MPOWER Change and Women's March organizer Linda Sarsour for this special Valentine's Day benefit!  Busboys will donate a portion of the revenue from the day to MPOWER Change! Join us and give!


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.


A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS
14th & V | Full 14th and V Restaurant | February 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 12:00 am

DEAR TRIBE

All Busboys and Poets locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, February 16, 2017

in support of the #ADayWithoutImmigrants Strike.

We will reopen on Friday, February 17, 2017

for normal operating hours.


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.


AMERICA, WE NEED TO TALK by Joel Berg - Author Event
14th & V | Langston Room | February 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Joel Berg to present their new book "America, We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation."


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.


Science Trivia Night
14th & V | Langston Room | February 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Society for Neuroscience DC Trivia Night to the Langston Room. This event is free and open to the public.


Breaking the Silence-Monologue/Poetry Event
14th & V | Langston Room | February 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

No one understands the healing journey as well as another survivor. Finding the courage to break the silence and start your journey to healing is not easy. Please join us as we present to you an unscripted (Monologue) of men and women who have faced detrimental situations in life that they are currently overcoming and/or survived. This event is open to the public. $10 admittance.


Corporate Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | February 22, 2017 | 11:00 am - 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.


Indie Lens Pop Up Presents- The Bad Kids
14th & V | Langston Room | February 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes ITvS and Indie Lens Pop Up to the Langston Room for this screening of The Bad Kids. A film by Lou Pepe and Keith Fulton, The Bad Kids is located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community. Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative for at-risk students with little hope of graduating from a traditional high school. It's their last chance. This coming of age story shows extraordinary educators and talented students combat the crippling effects of poverty.


Student/Staff Dinner/Meeting (as part of Black history tour of DC)
14th & V | Langston Room | February 24, 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.


Bridging The Gap Between Black Freedom Movements: Black History Month Panel Discussion & Riverment F
14th & V | Langston Room | February 26, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for Bridging The Gap Between Black Freedom Movements: Black History Month Panel Discussion & Riverment Film Fundraiser. Panelists include Reggie Cunningham, Brittany Packnett, and Lynn French. For information on Riverment, please follow this link.


Oscars Watch Party @ Busboys and Poets
14th & V | The Gallery | February 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets is the spot for watching the 89th Academy Awards! All locations will be showing the star-studded, affair. Join us in rooting for Barry Jenkins (Director of Moonlight), Denzel Washington, Viola Davis (up for Fences), and Best Documentary nominee "I Am Not Your Negro".


IVLP Opening Lunch: Human and Civil Rights Advocacy and Awareness
14th & V | Langston Room | February 27, 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.


Focus In! Film Series presents “sahbak”
14th & V | Langston Room | February 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community presents a screening and Q&A of the film sahbak.


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.


CODE PINK -Trump and the Resistance Movement
14th & V | Langston Room | February 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CODE PINK Presents: Trump and the Resistance Movement: Is it effective? Is it sustainable? From rebelling in government offices to repelling from cranes outside the White House, from occupying airports to objecting in courtrooms, from standing up in Town Hall meetings to sitting down in corporate suites, the resistance is everywhere. We’ll hear from members of the “leader-full” resistance movement. 


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: DC Culture and the Michelin Guide
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 2, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Humanitini is an exciting happy hour event where Washington's movers, shakers, and creators come together to think and drink. 


CONDITION CRITICAL: Alice Rothchild - Author Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets at 5th & K presents Alice Rothchild for their book Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine.


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". 


Our Words Our City: The Voices of DC SCORES
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 7, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join DC SCORES for a night of inspiring poetry at the first ever Our Words Our City poetry event at Busboys and Poets.


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.


​Newfound, Waxwing, As/Us - #AWP17 Offsite Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mixed genre reading hosted by journals that publish diverse American literature and international voices.


AWP Women’s Caucus and VIDA presents Women in Literary Arts.
5th & K | The Loft | February 8, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for a reading featuring MELISSA FEBOS, author of Whip Smart and the forthcoming Abandon Me (February 2017), CAMILLE RANKINE, author of Incorrect Merciful Impulses and LIDIA YUKNAVITCH, author of The Chronology of Water, The Small Backs of Children, and the forthcoming The Book of Joan (April 2017).


Vermont College of Fine Arts Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 8, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Vermont College of Fine Arts invites you to a public reading at Busboys and Poets.


​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.


University of Mississippi MFA Program Reception & Reading
5th & K | The Loft | February 9, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the University of Mississippi’s MFA program at Busboys and Poets for our annual off-site AWP reception.


​LitNet’s Annual AWP Mixer
5th & K | The Loft | February 9, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


HOT PILLOW III Literary Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 9, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The infamous hotel room speakeasy is moving to a public location for the first time! Join us as 23 talented writers read drive-by style at the historic Busboys & Poets at 5th & K for the third annual Hot Pillow, an AWP off-site event. 


Poetry Barn presents a Poetry Reading
5th & K | The Loft | February 9, 2017 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Poetry Barn, a literary center in New York’s Hudson Valley, invites you to an exuberant reading followed by an ebullient open-mic!


AWP Reading with Cherry Tree (Washington College) and Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review (Hopkins)
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 9, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating the launch of the newest issues of Cherry Tree and The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review on! The first 50 guests will receive complimentary drink tickets. 


Red Hen Press Poetry Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a Red Hen Press Poetry Reading. Gather around the Cullen Room at the iconic restaurant/venue Busboys and Poets (5th and K location) to hear our fabulous authors read their work!


Lunch Poems: Poems from The Hopkins Review
5th & K | The Loft | February 9, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets for Lunch Poems: Poems from The Hopkins Review.


Willow Arts Alliance presents LitFest2017
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All-star reading featuring the poets and writers of Willow Books and its Willow Arts Alliance Residency Fellows.


AULA AWP Conference MFA Breakfast
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 10, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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


Cocktails W/ Corporeal Writing & Lidia Yuknavitch
5th & K | The Loft | February 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Corporeal Writing is hosting an AWP off-site at Bus Boys and Poets! Come have a free drink and learn about all things Corporeal Writing. Door prizes, workshop giveaway, and YES, Lidia Yuknavtich WILL BE THERE! 


Chax Press / Kelsey Street Press Poetry Reading
5th & K | The Loft | February 10, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Kelsey Street and Chax Press in DC for a reading of newest works with an amazing line-up featuring Jennifer Barlett, Ching-In Chen, Andrew Levy, Steffi Drewes, Tracie Morris, Anna Morrison, Sarah Rosenthal, Soham Patel, Trace Peterson, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Jessica Smith, and Jasmine Dreame Wagner.


AWP17 Kick-Ass Writers and Teaching Artists Public Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 10, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join "Kick-Ass" Writers and Teaching Artists for More Fairness In Higher Education. A reading by with special guests.


Stradler Center Literary Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 11, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Stadler Center @ Busboys and Poets for a reading by past fellows and residents Justin Boening, Eduardo C. Corral, Carolina Ebeid, Leslie Harrison, Donika Kelly, Emily Means, Emily Rapp, Mike Scalise, Chet'la Sebree, Tim Seibles, and Jane Wong. 


Private Event: AWP - Georgia College
5th & K | The Loft | February 11, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Alec Ross: INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 5th & K welcomes Alec Ross to present his new book "The Industries of the Future."


Private Meeting Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 14, 2017 | 11:00 am - 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.


DCCWW presents a Valentines Day Poetry Extravaganza
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the D.C. Creative Writing Workshop for an the best Valentine's Day celebration ever--Show a little love for the young poets from the Southeast as they perform poetry on stage!


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.


A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS
5th & K | Full 5th and K Restaurant | February 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 12:00 am

DEAR TRIBE

All Busboys and Poets locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, February 16, 2017

in support of the #ADayWithoutImmigrants Strike.

We will reopen on Friday, February 17, 2017

for normal operating hours.


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.


Private Event: CloseUp Foundation
5th & K | The Loft | February 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Private event in the Loft. To plan your event, call our events team at (202) 332 6432


Screening of ​A Thousand And One Journeys: The Arab Americans
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Thousand And One Journeys: The Arab Americans is the untold story of almost 200 years of the contributions of those who immigrated to the United States from the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf have made to the American fabric.


Author Event: Michael Hudson Discusses “J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Dec
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join renowned economist Michael Hudson as he discusses his new book, J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception.


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.


2nd Annual AFP DC African American Affinity Group Trailblazers Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 22, 2017 | 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.


Live Music with Local Vocalist, Gregory Naar. Live!
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening of music and fun with local vocalist, Gregory Naar. Live! Click here to purchase tickets!


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


Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale Dinner Discussion
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 24, 2017 | 6:00 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.


Private Staff Retreat
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 24, 2017 | 9:00 am - 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.


Private Event: Meet-up for Conference Attendees
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 25, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Book Signing Party: The Buckwheat Syndrome by Timothy Hugee
5th & K | The Loft | February 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate with Timothy H. Rap Hugee on his second published book. He will be signing books during the event. Mix and mingle with light-minded and logical people. Food & beverage free! 


Private Event: Thunder Punch
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.


Melanin King Film Premiere and Fundraiser
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 26, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Swaliga Foundation and Southeast 2 South Africa for a great evening of music, film entertainment, and open dialogue, hosted by Taylor Famous as we raise funds for our Cultural Exchange Program sending students from DC to South Africa this summer (2017).


Private Dinner: The Artsy Fartsy Show
5th & K | The Loft | February 26, 2017 | 5:00 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.


Bar Theology: Biblical Theology (Presentation and Discussion)
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 28, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bar Theology is not your average theological discussion. Join us at Busboys and Poets, where you'll get honest opinions and straight talk about faith, love, work and your daily life experiences. Bar Theology will give you the space to meet other people asking big questions and make new friends to keep the discussion going. Good beer. Good conversation. Bar Theology.


Events at Brookland

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Charity Blackwell
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.


CCPCS 6th Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition!
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 8, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 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


Four Way Books and Friends Reading
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 9, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Four Way Books and Friends are joined by Persea Books and Bull City Press for short readings by poets. Free admission, food, bevs and books for sale!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 13, 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 Legendary Musicians, Inc Meeting & Jam Session | Black History Month Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The DC Legendary Musicians, Inc invites you to their Black History Celebration and monthly meeting in the Pearl Bailey Room. Bring your acts and join them for their business meeting, jam session, dinner and drinks.  


A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS
Brookland | Full Restaurant | February 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 12:00 am

DEAR TRIBE

All Busboys and Poets locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, February 16, 2017

in support of the #ADayWithoutImmigrants Strike.

We will reopen on Friday, February 17, 2017

for normal operating hours.


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi
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.


A.W.E. Open Mic hosted by Simply Sherri
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 20, 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 Dinner
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 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.


POC Comedy Showcase
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 23, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This is a POC Comedy Show being held at Busboys & Poets. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).


Talent Showcase. “Black History Month & The Arts”
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The George Washington University Black Law Students Association presents Black History Month & The Arts.   


Oscars Watch Party @ Busboys and Poets
Brookland | Full Restaurant | February 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets is the spot for watching the 89th Academy Awards! All locations will be showing the star-studded, affair. Join us in rooting for Barry Jenkins (Director of Moonlight), Denzel Washington, Viola Davis (up for Fences), and Best Documentary nominee "I Am Not Your Negro".


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey
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.


A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS
Hyattsville | Full Hyattsville Restaurant | February 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 12:00 am

DEAR TRIBE

All Busboys and Poets locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, February 16, 2017

in support of the #ADayWithoutImmigrants Strike.

We will reopen on Friday, February 17, 2017

for normal operating hours.


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.


Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by E-baby
Hyattsville | Main Dining Room | February 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.


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.


The Opened Box Presents: Sacred Sundays
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 26, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This month topic is Queer Theology: Loving in spite of spiritual hurt; Intersection between gender/sexual identity and various spiritualities.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Culture Queen
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.


The Love Jones - Open Mic Poetry
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come out and enjoy a night filled with poetry, music, and more! On February 28, 2017, Sistas with Victory will be hosting an open mic night: "LOVE JONES!!!"

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Suggested donations of $15 will be accepted at the door!


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.


Privat Event: Baby Shower
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 10, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Private event in Paul's Den 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: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 11, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


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.


A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS
Shirlington | Full Shirlington Restaurant | February 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 12:00 am

DEAR TRIBE

All Busboys and Poets locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, February 16, 2017

in support of the #ADayWithoutImmigrants Strike.

We will reopen on Friday, February 17, 2017

for normal operating hours.


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!


Oscars Watch Party @ Busboys and Poets
Shirlington | Main Dining Room | February 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets is the spot for watching the 89th Academy Awards! All locations will be showing the star-studded, affair. Join us in rooting for Barry Jenkins (Director of Moonlight), Denzel Washington, Viola Davis (up for Fences), and Best Documentary nominee "I Am Not Your Negro".


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 Marsha Goodman Wood
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 Marsha Goodman-Wood.


The Gospel at Colonus Opening Reception
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 28, 2017 | 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Avant Bard Theater Company for "The Gospel at Colonus" Opening Reception.


Events at Takoma

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Frank “Banjoman” Cassel
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: Frank "Banjo Man: Cassel!


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


AWP-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. 


A DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS
Takoma | Main Dining Room | February 16, 2017 | 8:00 am - 12:00 am

DEAR TRIBE

All Busboys and Poets locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, February 16, 2017

in support of the #ADayWithoutImmigrants Strike.

We will reopen on Friday, February 17, 2017

for normal operating hours.


Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam- Hosted by Simply Sherri
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 17, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Busboys and Poets and Simply Poetic present the Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! The Pajama Jammie Jam is a love/erotica-themed slam, for everyone from professionals to novices, hosted by Simply Sherri!


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. Join us for a screening of Filmmaker Ava DuVernay's (Selma) "13"


Oscars Watch Party @ Busboys and Poets
Takoma | Main Dining Room | February 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets is the spot for watching the 89th Academy Awards! All locations will be showing the star-studded, affair. Join us in rooting for Barry Jenkins (Director of Moonlight), Denzel Washington, Viola Davis (up for Fences), and Best Documentary nominee "I Am Not Your Negro".


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.