What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

June , 2017

Events at 14th & V

Book Talk (Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth by Gar Alperovitz)
14th & V | Langston Room | June 1, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Gar Alperovitz to the Langston room for this book talk and discussion. In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | June 2, 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) Pick a Side?
14th & V | Langston Room | June 4, 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 | June 4, 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.


Fertile Ground Book Launch Celebration and Discussion
14th & V | Langston Room | June 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Groundswell International Executive Director, Steve Brescia, and Food First Executive Director, Eric Holt-Gimenez, for a discussion about our newly published book, Fertile Ground, and the urgent need to transform our broken food and farming system and the vital role that agroecology can and should play.


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


LA Kauffman and Zeynep Tufekci: DIRECT ACTION and TWITTER AND TEAR GAS
14th & V | Langston Room | June 6, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes L.A. Kauffman, author of Direct Action, and Zeynep Tufekci, author of Twitter and Tear Gas to discuss the evolution of social and political movements.


Val Emmich: THE REMINDERS
14th & V | Langston Room | June 7, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics And Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Val Emmich to present his new book The Reminders.


Author Anan Ameri- The Scent of Jasmine
14th & V | Langston Room | June 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Palestinian sociologist, activist and Author Anan Ameri to the Langston Room for this discussion and reading. Renowned poet, E. Ethelbert Miller will introduce!


Busboys and Poets Author Event: Christopher Phillips
14th & V | Langston Room | June 8, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an interactive discussion led by Democracy Café founder Christopher Phillips. Democracy Café’s purpose is to help everyone learn how to “make the most of their mortal moment, and achieve what the Greeks of old called arête, all-around excellence” – to learn how to ask the crucial questions about how one should live.


James Comey Senate Testimony Viewing
14th & V | Bar | June 8, 2017 | 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Join us at all Busboys and Poets locations as we tune in to watch the highly anticipated testimony of former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess
14th & V | Langston Room | June 9, 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.


Capturing Fire 2017 - 7th Year Anniversary Slam
14th & V | Langston Room | June 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Capturing Fire is the only Poetry Slam to nurture Queer-Identified Writers & Performers on an international level.  Capturing Fire is in its seventh year! Join us as we crown the 2016 Capturing Fire Slam Champion! 


Open Your GIFTS Book Launch
14th & V | Langston Room | June 11, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

LaKesha L. Williams, acclaimed author and speaker was born to parents Doris and Cleo Williams in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1983. To know LaKesha is to experience a calming spirit infused with gut-wrenching laughter at unexpected times. She has a passion for giving, which is demonstrated whole-heartedly through her founding of Born Overcomers, Inc. an organization and movement dedicated to promoting and spreading the belief that we were all Born to Overcome


Sheryll Cashin: LOVING
14th & V | Langston Room | June 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics And Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Sheryll Cashin to present her new book Loving in conversation with WAMU's Alicia Montgomery.


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


Rosa L DeLauro: THE LEAST AMONG US
14th & V | Langston Room | June 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics And Prose at Busboys and Poets at 14th & V welcomes Representative Rosa DeLauro to present her new book The Least Among Us.


Peter Brannen: The Ends of the World
14th & V | Langston Room | June 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics And Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Peter Brannen to present his new book The Ends of the World in conversation with author Ed Yong.


Promoting an Equity Agenda in Early Learning
14th & V | Langston Room | June 15, 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.


GLMA Reception in Washington, DC
14th & V | Langston Room | June 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | June 18, 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.


Danny Goldberg: IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD
14th & V | Langston Room | June 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics And Prose with Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Danny Goldberg to present his new book In Search of the Lost Chord in conversation with Sidney Blumenthal.


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


Jamie Bartlett: RADICALS CHASING UTOPIA
14th & V | Langston Room | June 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics And Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Jamie Bartlett to present his new book Radicals Chasing Utopia.


DC Cabaret Network Member Showcase
14th & V | Langston Room | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join 13 local established and emerging cabaret artists for an evening of diverse music, from classic American Songbook standards to contemporary and pop songs. Directed by Lonny Smith, music direction by Alex Tang. Wednesday, June 21, 7 p.m. in the Langston Room, 14th & V. Additional information at www.dccabaretnetwork.org


LITE Talks - Legal Innovator Talk Experience - Free Live Legal Talk Show produced for www.MinorityC
14th & V | Langston Room | June 22, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Hulon Willis Association 25th Anniversary Weekend Welcome Reception
14th & V | Langston Room | June 23, 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.


Angela Jackson: A SURPRISED QUEENHOOD IN THE NEW BLACK SUN
14th & V | Langston Room | June 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics And Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Angela Jackson to present her new book A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun.


Staff Retreat/ Conference
14th & V | Langston Room | June 26, 2017 | 8:00 am - 4:00 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 host Gowri K
14th & V | Langston Room | June 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.


Spoken Word Fundraier
14th & V | Langston Room | June 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on June 28th, 2017 for “Echoes of the Invisible Woman” Spoken Word Poetry Fundraiser to hear stories of women’s first-hand past experiences, their stories of survival, perseverance, and revival.


Events at 5th & K

Private Event: Media Luncheon
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 2, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Private Event: Program Graduation
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 2, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Capital Pride Women’s Spoken Word
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 5, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets and Capital Pride for the annual Women's Spoken Word. This year we're taking it to the next level with a DJ, open mic and burlesque.


APHA ISC/CoA Meeting
5th & K | The Loft | June 5, 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Charity Blackwell
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 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.


Private Event: School Trip
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 7, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Private Event: Protect our Pensions
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 8, 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.


James Comey Senate Testimony Viewing
5th & K | Bar | June 8, 2017 | 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Join us at all Busboys and Poets locations as we tune in to watch the highly anticipated testimony of former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee.


Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 9, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Cocktail Party
5th & K | The Loft | June 10, 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 @ 202-332-6432.


Poetry and Peace Cafe Featuring the Arabic Poetry Game
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 11, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fun, people, and poetry. Expand or express your poetic thoughts and learn a few poetic Arabic words, playing the Poetry Game. The game is non-competitive. Everyone wins prizes!


Private Event: Client Reception
5th & K | The Loft | June 12, 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 @ 202-332-6432.


Private Luncheon: Healthy Schools Campaign
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 13, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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


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


Susan Burton: BECOMING MISS BURTON
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets 5th & K welcomes Susan Burton for her new book "Becoming Ms. Burton."

One woman’s remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery—and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movement.

This event is sponsored by the Sentencing Project. The advocacy director, Nicole Porter, will be in conversation with the author.


The Loft: A Queer Happy Hour
5th & K | The Loft | June 14, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Loft: A Queer Happy Hour [pride month edition]


Private Event: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 15, 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 | June 17, 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.


Ishmael Reed…Selected readings on the anniversary of the death of Muhammad Ali
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come join us this Fathers' Day for an evening with ISHMAEL REED - award winning novelist, poet, essayist, songwriter, editor and publisher - as he presents selected readings from his amazing book, The Complete Mohammed Ali.


Book Signing Event and Author Talk
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as we welcome author Rolson St Louis as he discusses and signs his memoir God Has Saved Me.


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


Dr. Willie Parker panel
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics And Prose at Busboys and Poets 5th & K welcomes a conversation on Reproductive Justice with Dr. Willie Parker, Ilyse Hogue, Reverend Dr. Christine Wiley and Reverend Dr. Dennis Wiley moderated by Jamila Taylor.


Busboys Celebrates International Yoga Day
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 21, 2017 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join D.C. fitness pros Kathleen Kulikowsi and Charly Williams for an hour of yoga on International Yoga Day


Private Event: Annual Meeting/Election/Networking
5th & K | The Loft | June 22, 2017 | 6:00 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.


LUNAFEST: Series of Short Films Written by, For, and About Women
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

First Shift Justice Project is proud to host LunaFest in support of the women and families it serves! Get your friends together and join us for an inspiring and thought provoking evening.


Private Event: Youth Fellowship Gathering
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 23, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Private Event: NAICs 2017 Lunch
5th & K | The Loft | June 23, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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


Book Talk w/ Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys & Poets welcomes Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn for a book talk and discussion about her new, critically-acclaimed book, City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement.


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


Speed Dating Event for Veg Singles
5th & K | The Loft | June 28, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Veg Speed Date for a revolutionary event that brings single vegetarians and vegans together to find love.


Staff Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 28, 2017 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Private Fundraising Event: Discussion on 2017 SCOTUS Rulings
5th & K | The Loft | June 29, 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 @ 202-332-6432.


Two Rivers Public Charter School: Community Discussion
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 30, 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


Events at Brookland

Private Event: Myles’ Graduation & Album Release Dinner
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 3, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 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.


Private Event: NPADC, Nurse Practitioner Association of DC
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To plan your event, complete our online form HERE


James Comey Senate Testimony Viewing
Brookland | Full Restaurant | June 8, 2017 | 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Join us at all Busboys and Poets locations as we tune in to watch the highly anticipated testimony of former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee.


Teach To Lead’s LIGHTSversary!
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teach To Lead (T2L) is celebrating its inaugural LIGHTSversary!  Private event in the Bailey Room.To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-6432. 


Private Event: Staff Retreat
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 9, 2017 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 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.


On-Ramps to Careers
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 13, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Inspired Teaching School Luncheon
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 14, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 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.


Science Café 360
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Science Café 360° is a casual forum, held at a local coffee shop, for community members to talk with pioneering health researchers about pressing local health issues.


New Futures Graduation Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 16, 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. (All Women Everywhere) Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 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.


Film Screening and Discussion of America In Transition
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a Film Screening and Discussion of America In Transition. Take a real look at social change from the perspective of transgender people in marginalized communities. 


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Charity Blackwell
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 26, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 27, 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.  


Client Appreciation Happy Hour
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 29, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Events at Hyattsville

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


Camp Dynamite Presents #MyLifeMatters
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camp Dynamite Presents #MyLifeMatters .  A poetry fundraiser for the summer camp program.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Frank “Banjoman” Cassel
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 5, 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.


Private Event: Retirement Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 5, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Private Event in the Zinn Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE


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


Private Event : Company Happy Hour
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 8, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 To plan your event, complete our online form HERE


James Comey Senate Testimony Viewing
Hyattsville | Full Hyattsville Restaurant | June 8, 2017 | 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Join us at all Busboys and Poets locations as we tune in to watch the highly anticipated testimony of former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee.


Private Event: Student Music Showcase
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 11, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To plan your event, complete our online form HERE


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Frank “Banjoman” Cassel
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 12, 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.


Hyattsville Middle School Student Performance “SHOWCASE”
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Chesapeake Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) Chapter Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 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: The Future Project
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 15, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie “AJ” Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 16, 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.


Nicole Turner Presents: Battle of the Sexes
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We continue to search for the meaning behind the differences and similarities of two of the biggest mysteries of the world...men and women.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Margot Bevington
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 19, 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: Margot Bevington. 


Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by E-baby
Hyattsville | No Room Available | June 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.


Private Event: Pharmaceutical Event
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 23, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 24, 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.


*Cancelled* Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Performer TBD
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

**CANCELLED THIS WEEK FOR REVAMP & RESTRUCTURING 

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Kosi
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 29, 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 Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | June 1, 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 | June 3, 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 | June 5, 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.


Chef and author Samin Nosrat: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 7, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Books presents NYTimes Bestseller Samin Nosrat to present new book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat 


Private Event: Community Graduation for Class of 2017 Oyster Adams Alum
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 8, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


James Comey Senate Testimony Viewing
Shirlington | Full Shirlington Restaurant | June 8, 2017 | 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Join us at all Busboys and Poets locations as we tune in to watch the highly anticipated testimony of former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee.


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

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 11, 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 | June 12, 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.


50th Anniversary of Loving Decision
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

June 12th marks the 50th anniversary of Loving Day, when interracial marriage was legalized in America. Join us in celebration with food, music, and fun. 


Cannabis Education Meetup
Shirlington | Paul's Den | June 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Get first hand information on the ups and downs of owning a medical marijuana dispensary and insight into cannabusiness development and available resources.


Privat Event: Meeting
Shirlington | Paul's Den | June 14, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 7:30 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: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Private Event: Fundraising Dinner
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ramadan Kareem! In the spirit of the upcoming holy month, the Network of Arab American Professionals (NAAP-DC) would like to invite you to its 4th annual #NightofGiving Iftar in collaboration with Islamic Relief USA!


Private Event: Graduation Reception
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 15, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Private event in Paul's Den. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Post-Wedding Breakfast
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 16, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


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


Opening Reception for Weeklong Student Academy
Shirlington | Paul's Den | June 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our 20 Student Reporting Labs Academy Fellows have landed in D.C.! We are so excited to welcome students, mentors, and teachers from all over the country for a week-long video journalism boot camp.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 26, 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.


*Cancelled* Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Mr,. Banjo Man
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 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 little black dress celebration
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


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


​Closing Reception for PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Academy
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing Reception for PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Academy. We are gathering to honor the hard work of our 20 Student Reporting Lab Academy Fellows. 


Events at Takoma

​Humanitini: The Cuban Presence in DC
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 1, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With Caribbean American Heritage Month just around the corner, we thought we'd join in the fun! Come see us at Busboys and Poets Takoma on June 1st to learn about the Cuban community in DC!


Book Launch- Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 4, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Editor, Susie Erenrich to the Langston Room for this book launch to discuss Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change.


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


The American Me- an Exchange Student’s Story
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 6, 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.


Capital Wine School, Intro to Wine Basics & Tastings -Takoma Park Recreation Department
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 8, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Welcome Takoma Park Recreation Department and the Capital Wine School to the Guillén Room for Intro to Wine Basics & Tastings. This is a Private Event. To book an event complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


WMSHP- Monoclonal Antibodies
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 8, 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.


James Comey Senate Testimony Viewing
Takoma | Main Dining Room | June 8, 2017 | 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Join us at all Busboys and Poets locations as we tune in to watch the highly anticipated testimony of former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee.


Private Event: Ideal Academy PCS 8th Grade Graduation
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 9, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Congratulations Scholars!  Private event in the Guillen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 11, 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 | June 12, 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. 


Americorp Fellows Graduation (Ceremony with speeches and buffet)
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Event


“At the Broken Places” by Mary and Donald Collins - author event
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets Takoma welcomes Mary and Donald Collins to present their new book "At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick up the Pieces."


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 14, 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


Book Talk-BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some Changing your gender from female to male takes balls. And if you’re going to do it in front of 500 coworkers at one of the top ad agencies in the country, you better have a pretty big set! Come hear how Chris Edwards, author of the memoir BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some, used what he learned working in advertising to achieve the ultimate rebranding: himself.


Chidren’s Hut Teacher Appreciation
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted By Mr. Banjo Man
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 19, 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- ‘Pride’ Film Screening
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 20, 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.  This month we'll screen the film 'Pride'. 


International Yoga Day
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 21, 2017 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Takoma Summer Solstice Celebration with Yoga! Embracing the Light of Hope & Peace


Hip Hop Cypher/Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 22, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come on out and enjoy the dopest rappers hitting the stage for a RAW, uncut underground Hip-Hop Cypher !!!! Hosted BY @thedocsformula. DJ Keitouch on the 1s and 2s


*Cancelled* Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Host TBD
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

**CANCELLED THIS WEEK FOR REVAMP & RESTRUCTURING 

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under. 


Busboys Books Author Event: The Protester Has Been Released
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys Books welcomes Janet Sarbanes to present her new book The Protester Has Been Released.


Book Event:  Mohana Rajakumar discusses Pearls of the Past
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about current events, geopolitics, and fiction set in one of the world's richest regions.