What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

April , 2017

Events at 14th & V

A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)- MISSING- A Sexual Assault Awareness Month Discussion
14th & V | Langston Room | April 2, 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. 


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH *SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | April 2, 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.


Eric Liu: YOU’RE MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU THINK
14th & V | Langston Room | April 3, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Eric Liu to present his new book "You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen."


Philippines: Community Colleges in the United States Opening Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | April 3, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Twain Dooley
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


NIAC DocuNight #36
14th & V | Langston Room | April 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes The National Iranian American Council to the Langston room for their monthly Docunight. This month, join us for the film "Sonita." 


Stand Up Comedy Concert/Benefit Event
14th & V | Langston Room | April 5, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Comedians Sampson and Paris Sashay to the Langston Room!  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.


Learning event/showcase for peer NGO organizations
14th & V | Langston Room | April 6, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Lutheran World Relief 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.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | April 7, 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.


Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | April 7, 2017 | 12:30 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.


Wedding
14th & V | Langston Room | April 8, 2017 | 5:00 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.


Silenced No More:  NFL Player Michael Bennett on Activism and Professional Sports
14th & V | Langston Room | April 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes NFL Player Michael Bennett to discuss Activism and Professional Sports. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett made headlines when he pulled out of an Israeli government-sponsored trip to Israel for NFL players. Michael Bennett will be in conversation with Noura Erakat and Dave Zirin. 


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Joseph LMS Green
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


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


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | April 16, 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.


Ali Noorani: THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
14th & V | Langston Room | April 17, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Ali Noorani to present his new book "There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration."


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTHTuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


James Forman: LOCKING UP OUR OWN
14th & V | Langston Room | April 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes James Forman to present his new book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America."


This American Wife- Author Event
14th & V | Langston Room | April 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for this Author event, This American Wife. The book Mali Saveti za Bolji Život (A Little Advice for a Better Life) is a commentary on everyday life and its contradictions in contemporary America.


Indie Lens Pop Up Presents- National Bird
14th & V | Langston Room | April 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ITVS and WHUT Indie Lens Pop-Up and its community partners present the Washington, DC premiere of the documentary NATIONAL BIRD, Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW. Film and Q&A with filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck,Jessleyn Radack (Whistleblower attorney who appears in film), and Thomas Drake (Whistleblower, NSA).


Wedding Rehearsal Cocktail Hour
14th & V | Langston Room | April 21, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Scott Conroy: VOTE FIRST OR DIE
14th & V | Langston Room | April 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Scott Conroy to present his new book "Vote First or Die: The New Hampshire Primary: America's Discerning, Magnificent, and Absurd Road to the White House."


Private Dinner Women Donors Network
14th & V | Langston Room | April 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic with special Guest host Charity Blackwell
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


SOCIAL THOUGHT IN THE AGE OF TRUMP: The Politics of Personality vs. System Transformation
14th & V | Langston Room | April 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rich Rubenstein will talk about his new book, Resolving Structural Conflicts: How Violent Systems Can Be Transformed. The book addresses the question of whether our socioeconomic system generates violence and, if so, what can be done about it. How can we think creatively about our nation's underlying social problems in the Age of Trump and personality politics? What kind of politics now makes the most sense?


Annabelle Gurwitch: WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE THEY ARE
14th & V | Langston Room | April 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Annabelle Gurwitch to present her new book "Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To."


Private Event: Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout
14th & V | Langston Room | April 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The National Women’s Law Center will host a discussion on education barriers facing girls in their new series of reports, Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout. The event will feature panel discussions with girls and civil rights leaders about strategies to end school pushout and ensure success for all students. The National Women’s Law Center has been working to expand opportunities for women and girls for the past 45 years. Learn more about the Let Her Learn initiative here!


Student Reading
14th & V | Langston Room | April 26, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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


Derek Hyra: RACE, CLASS, AND POLITICS IN THE CAPPUCINO CITY
14th & V | Langston Room | April 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Derek Hyra to present his new book "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City."

Hyra will be in conversation with Kojo Nnamdi.

This event is part of the WAMU Books Series.


Fashion and Art Student Showcase
14th & V | Langston Room | April 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes this Fashion and Art Student Showcase to the Langston Room!


Cocktail Reception prior to Saturday’s Peoples Climate March
14th & V | Langston Room | April 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Campaign Launch / Speakers
14th & V | Langston Room | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Abubakar Adam Ibrahim & Sarah Ladipo Manyika: SEASON OF CRIMSON BLOSSOMS & LIKE A MULE BRINGING ICE
14th & V | Langston Room | April 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Abubukar Adam Ibrahim to present his new book "Season of Crimson Blossoms" and Sarah Ladipo Manyika to present her book "Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun."


Events at 5th & K

Girls & Guitars DC
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 2, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We look forward to vibing with you at the next Girls & Guitars D.C. at Busboys and Poets. Featured artists are Maya Elizabeth, Alexa Vaughn, Jamila Silvera, and south Florida's own Ra-chelle. Plus comedian Kasaun Wilson and spoken word artist Chiereme Fortune. This is a must see show!!! 


Discussion: The Arab Spring, Six Years Later
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 2, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets as we explore these important questions around countering extremism through social entrepreneurship and peace building endeavors. A discussion will be led by social entrepreneurs, Mr. Dhia Otay and Dr. Adina Friedman.


Advocate Reception
5th & K | The Loft | April 3, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Private Reception: Weber Shandwick
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 3, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An event to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing. Speakers: Michael Kazin, Maria Santelli, David Swanson, Medea Benjamin, and Eugene Puryear.


Private Event: Alumni Gathering
5th & K | The Loft | April 4, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


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


Temple Admissions Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 5, 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.


Youth Conference Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | April 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


An Hour of Storytelling: Hope Amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Inspired by The Moth.
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 6, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Americans for Peace Now hosts The Dove - a series of live storytelling events based on the format of the popular podcast series, The Moth - featuring personal stories that inspire hope for Israeli-Palestinian Peace.


Restaurant Executive Industry Roundtable
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 6, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am

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


Private Event: CloseUp Foundation
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 6, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Happy Hour Event: Omid Mehr
5th & K | The Loft | April 8, 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.


Private Event: AC Ford Institute DC Area Alumni Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | April 9, 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.


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


The Loft: A Queer Happy Hour
5th & K | The Loft | April 12, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Happy hour food specials, cocktails, cocktails, games, raffles at the semi-private upstairs loft


Private Event: Youth Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | April 13, 2017 | 7:30 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.


Tax Day March Reception Sponsored by: Auntie Maxine
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) will host an open-mic reception (ahead of the DC Tax March on April 15) with young writers, bloggers, and high profile millennials who have profiled her opposition to President Trump and leading conversations on Twitter regarding what's at stake under his Administration. 


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 15, 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: Student Group for World Projects
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 16, 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.


​The Contemporary American Theater Festival 2017 Season Announcement in DC!
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for drinks and appetizers at the 5th & K St NW location of Busboys and Poets. Ed Herendeen, CATF’s Producing Director, will unveil the July line-up of our six play repertory of new American theater. The evening will feature scenes and a little 70s “vibe” from the electrifying World Premiere of WELCOME TO FEAR CITY by Kara Lee Corthron.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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.


Busboys and Poets Author Event Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an urgent conversation about social movements, political strategy, and turning the tide in the Trump era. Jonathan Smucker will discuss his new book and the current political landscape with grassroots organizer Scott Roberts—followed by Q&A and a book signing.


Private Donor Happy Hour
5th & K | The Loft | April 19, 2017 | 6:00 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.


Private Event: Student Group Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 20, 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 Dinner: Close Up Foundation
5th & K | The Loft | April 20, 2017 | 6:00 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.


Bridal Shower
5th & K | The Loft | April 22, 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.


Carrie Fisher Tribute Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 23, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of music, poetry, and conversation. Dr. Anita Gadhia-Smith will speak about mental health, creativity, and self-medication. 


DC Net Impact presents Celebrity Networking
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you job seeking? Looking to make a career change into the sustainability field? Or just interested in seeing what the local sustainability community is up to? Come network with well-established sustainability professionals in the community in DC Net Impact’s annual Celebrity Networking Event.


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


Taste of Science Festival
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join taste of science DC on April 26 as Dr. Hannah Wakeford takes us through the exciting world of exoplanet exploration! 


Farewell Dinner Gathering
5th & K | The Loft | April 26, 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.


The 4th Annual NFHA $1K Poetry Slam
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The National Fair Housing Alliance 1K Slam is a poetry slam, competition & community engagement event. In the slam, selected poets will present their poems with a 3 minute time limit, and will be judged by a panel Olympic style on a scale of 0.0 - 10.0 on their creativity, originality, performance, and the overall inspirational effect of the poem in its presentation & writing.


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 28, 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


Green America Happy Hour
5th & K | The Loft | April 28, 2017 | 4:00 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.


Split This Rock Climate Justice Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 29, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets as the People's Climate March for Jobs and Justice and Split This Rock host an eco-justice poetry reading and open mic. 


​Resistance Rally - What does the resistance really mean?
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Young Turks will be meeting up with fans to discuss what the resistance really means. Hear from Cenk Uygur, Jordan Chariton, Nomiki Konst, Jayar Jackson, and other TYT hosts about what this movement means to them and learn about different ways to create change.


​Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America:An Evening with Award-winning Journalist Am
5th & K | Full 5th and K Restaurant | April 30, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets for a discussion and book talk with executive producer of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman.


Events at Brookland

CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH at Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Charity Blackwell
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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.


Children’s National Doctor’s Day
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 5, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Private event in the Pearl Bailey Room. To book you next event at Busboys and Poets click here.


Author Event: BORN TO BE MORE THAN AN ATHLETE by Paul Mulbah Jr.
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 9, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book signing and discussion of BORN TO BE MORE THAN AN ATHLETE


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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.


Staff Retreat
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 12, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 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.


Staff Retreat
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 13, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 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.


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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.


Private Cocktail Reception
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 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.


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 21, 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.


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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.


THE BELTWAY POETRY SLAM FINALS!
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 25, 2017 | 8:00 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.  


Science Café 360
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Dr. Lisa Tuchman, Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children's National Health System, as she discusses her research on care coordination to help patients with special health care needs transition to adult care.


Semester Ending Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Staff Meeting
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 28, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am

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.


LOUDER THAN A BOMB - DMV Teen Poetry Slam Festival (LTAB-DMV)
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 29, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Split This Rock is proud to host Louder Than a Bomb, the largest youth team poetry competition and festival in the DMV! Join us for the Grand Slam Finals May 13th at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. This event is free and open to the public!


​LOUDER THAN A BOMB - DMVTeen Poetry Slam Festival (LTAB-DMV)
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 30, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Split This Rock is proud to host Louder Than a Bomb, the largest youth team poetry competition and festival in the DMV! Join us for the Grand Slam Finals May 13th at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. This event is free and open to the public!


Events at Hyattsville

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 3, 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.


Sexual Assault Awareness Open Mic - Hosted by Charlotte Fox
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 3, 2017 | 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sexual Assault Awareness Open Mic Hosted by Charlotte Fox.   Following “OCCUPY MCKELDIN” an annual sit-in where the voices of sexual assault come together in community.  List opens at 9 PM. 


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


HOME STORIES: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, SPOKEN WORD AND COMMUNITY
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Help Recently Arrived Immigrant Youth Share Their Stories at the Univeristy of Maryland's "Home Stories: An Evening of Music, Spoken Word and Community. "


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 10, 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 Pathways Schools’ 6th Annual Art Show
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lend your support by sponsoring and attending the art show. All proceeds from this event will fund the academic, therapeutic, and vocational components of the Pathways Schools programs.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2 Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 17, 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.


Distinguished Awards Banquet
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private event in the Zinn Room. To schedule an event, please complete our inquiry form.


Kojo in Your Community
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi for the next edition of "Kojo In Your Community" in Hyattsvile, MD. Kojo will lead a live audience conversation on what the national debate about race, justice and opportunity looks like at the community level in Prince George’s County and how the activism young people are engage in today compares with social movements of the past — in our region and around the country.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 21, 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 | April 24, 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 | April 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.


Book Signing: John Leary
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drawing from 26 years of tree planting experience, John Leary conveys how communities restored with trees have far-reaching branches that become the answer to reversing desertification, water scarcity, hunger, poverty, climate change, and immigration. Discover the power of trees to rebuild our food systems and ecosystems, giving us one last shot.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 29, 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.


Fighting Cancer with Poetry Fundraiser
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 30, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Help us celebrate a monumental feat...serving and fighting for the cancer community for THREE years!!!


Events at Shirlington

Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington
Shirlington | Paul's Den | April 1, 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.


Penny Appeal USA’s Monthly Game Night
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 2, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Penny Appeal USA's Monthly Game Night!


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 3, 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.


Poetry/Literary Cafe Event
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 8, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 9, 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.


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 10, 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.


Wellness Revolution presents What’s Really in the Pot?
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Panel Discussion About Cannabis Controversy and Legislation in Virginia. Join us in conversation about the history of cannabis legislation in Virginia, the impact it has on the economy, as well as it's medicinal effects. 


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 17, 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.


Resilience SAAM Poetry Slam
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Doorways for Women and Families and the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center on Tuesday, April 18th at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington for Resilience, our annual Spoken Word and Poetry Slam in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased online in advance.


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


8th Grade Open Mic
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 20, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 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.


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 24, 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 | April 25, 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Focus In! Film Series presents “Salam Neighbor”
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets for Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community.  Arlington Green Party invites you to a screening of the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor about the plight of Syrians living in the Za’atari refugee camp. We will watch the film as an entre to a broader discussion about war and the global refugee crisis led by a panel of experts.


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH “LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 28, 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!


Events at Takoma

Private Event
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 1, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under ft. Audrey Engdahl
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 3, 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


Up North Down South Book Signing/ Literacy Discussion
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 7, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Television Anchor and Children's Author Katina Rankin for the "Up North, Down South: City Folk Meet Country Folk" Reading Tour! Rankin addresses similarities and differences that exists among southerners and northerners in a colorful and kid-friendly way!


CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 9, 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 | April 10, 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. 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 12, 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


Happy Hour
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 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.


Pyati-Gardner Welcome Dinner
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted By Mr. Banjo Man
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 17, 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-  LaborFest preview
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 18, 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. 


March For Science Sign Making
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 22, 2017 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us and Congressman Jamie Raskin in the Nicolás Guillén room for this sign making event before the March for Science!


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted by Marsha Goodman-Wood
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 24, 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.


ACT OUT
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 25, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Act Out is a monthly Theatrical Action Series that takes place in bars and theaters across DC. It was created to give artists a chance to embrace, engage, or rage at current events and the political climate through theater, spoken word, poetry, and music. Act Out welcomes artists of all creeds, and strives to be aggressively inclusive. We encourage artists of any race, religion, sex, gender, orientation, nationality, and political perspective to submit their work and participate. 


LITE Talks - Legal Innovator Talk Experience - Free Live Legal Talk Show produced for www.MinorityC
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You are invited to participate as the “SPECIAL AUDIENCE GUEST” for the LIVE TAPING of a new legal talk show LITE TALKS that will be recorded at Busboys & Poets in Takoma Park.


ART HOP Reception
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 29, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us in the Nicolás Guillén room to meet local artists, Jennifer Dreyfus and Katie Jett Walls, who will be exhibiting their work in conjunction with the 2017 Takoma Park Art Hop!


International Jazz Day at Busboys and Poets
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 30, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets celebrates International Jazz Day in the Nicolás Guillén room!