What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

July , 2017

Events at 14th & V

Cocktail Reception and Dinner
14th & V | Langston Room | July 1, 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.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) Hands Off Assata!
14th & V | Langston Room | July 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. 


*SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | July 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.


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


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


student music recital
14th & V | Langston Room | July 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Cardon Studios for their Summer Showcase Student Recital. Cardon Studios is a music school located in Columbia Heights/Petworth, offering private and group instruction in Voice, Piano, and Guitar. Students of all ages will perform a variety of styles of music. This event is open to the public. 


DC Hip Hop Theater Festival Special screening and panel: Where Art, Activism, and Education meet.
14th & V | Langston Room | July 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hi-ARTS, Maysles Cinema, and Magnolia Pictures present a screening of the documentary, Whose Streets. Whose Streets is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.


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


Lawrence P. Jackson: CHESTER B HIMES: A biography
14th & V | Langston Room | July 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Lawrence P. Jackson to discuss his new book Chester B. Himes: A biography.


Paul Butler: CHOKEHOLD
14th & V | Langston Room | July 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Paul Butler to discuss his new book Chokehold.


Performance/Stand up Comedy Set
14th & V | Langston Room | July 13, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As arts in the Gulf have matured, Gulf artists, and increasingly Gulf governments, have seized upon arts and culture as an alternative means of global connection and diplomacy. This panel will explore individual and state art initiatives to engage, change perceptions, and project influence. A performance by Jazz musician Tarek Yamani will follow the discussion.


Private Event: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | July 13, 2017 | 9:00 am - 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.


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


Private Event: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | July 14, 2017 | 9:00 am - 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.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | July 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.


ProInspire 2017 Graduation Celebration Event
14th & V | Langston Room | July 17, 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.


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


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | July 19, 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.


Book Talk: Pretty Boy Blue by Monika M. Pickett
14th & V | Langston Room | July 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for this Author event featuring Author Monika M. Picket. Pretty Boy Blue is a coming-of-age tale about an African-American girl coming to terms with her sexuality. 


Private Event: Globalize DC
14th & V | Langston Room | July 21, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Author Event - Akosua Dardaine Edwards
14th & V | Langston Room | July 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Akosua Dardaine Edwards to our 14th and V location. As a gender and entrepreneurship specialist, Akosua is the founder of the Enabling Enterprise Project. Her talk will focus on enhancement, empowerment, exchange of ideas and experience, and best practices for women’s enterprise and entrepreneurship.


IVLP Luncheon “Social and Economic Entrepreneurship for Young Leaders”
14th & V | Langston Room | July 24, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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


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


American Express Speed Consulting
14th & V | Langston Room | July 25, 2017 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Speed Consulting is a half-day event that pairs nonprofits with a series of professional experts for quick but targeted consulting and advice around key organizational needs. Brought to you by Taproot.


Open Mic Talent Show
14th & V | Langston Room | July 31, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Super Duper Fitness Trooper for an artistic evening of spoken word, music, and live entertainment in an intimate setting. Come experience creativity to another level! Tickets are $10.00. 


Events at 5th & K

Latino Museum Studies Program Meet and Greet
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 3, 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 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.


Busboys Books presents: The White House Chandeliers: My Experiences While Working for Seven U.S. Pre
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 9, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys Books welcomes author Calvin Stewart Stevens Sr. to present his new book The White House Chandeliers.


An Evening Conversation with Praveen Sethupathy:  Genes, Self, and Soul
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Trinity Forum and its partners will host a dinner discussion exploring questions of faith and science as a continuation of our Evening Conversation with Dr. Praveen Sethupathy on “Genes, Self, and Soul.”


CSH Social Innovation Fund Grantee Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


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


Happy Hour for Senior Advocates in DC
5th & K | The Loft | July 13, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 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: National Arts Strategies Alumni Gathering
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


The Presidio Trust Fellowship Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 17, 2017 | 6:30 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


The Alliance Summer Showcase:  “Turning Reaction into Action”
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Alliance Summer Showcase gathers DC’s young change agents and gives them a venue to voice and share what they are doing to make their city, country, and the world a better place. Join us on July 18 for an evening where we can put aside our talking points, celebrate, and walk away inspired.


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


“Meet the Board” July Networking Evening
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 19, 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.


The Dove: Stories of Hope Amidst Conflict
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 20, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join Americans for Peace Now for an evening of personal stories that inspire hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace, based on the popular storytelling show The Moth.


Private Event: InsideNGO Happy Hour
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 20, 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.


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


LIFT Inc. National Leadership Event
5th & K | The Loft | July 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


The Story Collider - PRESSURE
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 27, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Deadlines. Competition. Emergencies. From a high-tech rescue mission, to a rare flower that's a late bloomer, to a pride-on-the-line dance competition, when the unexpected happens in science, we feel the pressure. Join us this month for these stories and more!


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 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


Knight Family Reunion
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 29, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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


Events at Brookland

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Charity Blackwell
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 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.


Staff Appreciation Day
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 6, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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.


Student Author Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 7, 2017 | 10:00 am - 1:00 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.


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


Private Event: DC Coalition Happy Hour
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 13, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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.


A.W.E. (All Women Everywhere) Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 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.


Georgetown/MWHC EM Residency Summer Retreat
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 17, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 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.


Summer Social
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes College Bound to the Pearl Bailey room for this private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 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.


“Born in the Struggle” Film Screening
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 23, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in the Pearl Bailey room for food, fellowship, and film screening of "Born in the Struggle" by Kamasi Hill.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 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.


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 25, 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.  


Yappy Hour
Brookland | Catering - Pick Up | July 26, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your pup to Yappy Hour on the patio, 5 -7 pm Wednesdays. Happy Hour specials available including a complimentary Bark-a-rita  with every human drink! Doggie Treats provided by Big Bad Woof


Whistleblower Summit Author talk and Film Screening
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monday Night Open Mic- Hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 31, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Events at Hyattsville

Rise & Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under featuring Marsha Goodman-Wood
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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 Feature: Marsha Goodman-Wood


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


Rise & Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under featuring Frank “Banjoman” Cassel
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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. Today's Performer is Frank "Banjoman" Cassel.


Quixote Center Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Luncheon
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


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


Rehearsal Dinner
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 14, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


“The Real Me” Book Launch
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 15, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join T. Lynn Tate in launching her newest book "The Real Me". A book about two sisters attempt to recover from wreckage, survive and move forward.


Private Event: Footprints Scholarship Fund 2017 Awards Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us to help raise funds for students in need of Higher Education assistance after experiencing the loss of a biological parent. 


Rise & Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under featuring Mr. Skip
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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. Today's Performer: TBD


Film Screening and Discussion: Being Mortal
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 18, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Being Mortal. Based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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 “AJ” Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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.


Wedding Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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


Rise & Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under featuring Audry
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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.


Novartis Luncheon
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 24, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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


Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by E-baby
Hyattsville | No Room Available | July 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 Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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.


50th Birthday Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Rise & Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under featuring THE GREAT ZUCCHINI
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 31, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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


Events at Shirlington

Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington
Shirlington | Paul's Den | July 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 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.


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

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


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

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 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.


Retirement Party
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 15, 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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 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.


Yappy Hour
Shirlington | Bar Area | July 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your pup to Yappy Hour on the patio, 5 -7 pm Wednesdays. Happy Hour specials available including a complimentary Bark-a-rita  with every human drink! Doggie Treats provided by Big Bad Woof


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

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


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 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 Mr,. Banjo Man
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 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 Mr. Banjo.


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


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry All Host Extravaganza
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 31, 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.


Events at Takoma

6304 Mixtape Release Party
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Rise & Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under featuring Frank “Banjoman” Cassel
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 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: Frank "Banjoman" Cassel


85th birthday party
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 3, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 | July 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under featuring THE GREAT ZUCCHINI
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 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. Today's performer is: 


Yappy Hour
Takoma | Patio | July 12, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your pup to Yappy Hour on the patio, 5 -7 pm Wednesdays. Happy Hour specials available including a complimentary Bark-a-rita  with every human drink! Doggie Treats provided by Big Bad Woof


Jane Austen Society of North America
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Rise & Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under featuring Frank “Banjoman” Cassel
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 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. Today's performer is: Frank "Banjoman" Cassel


ANC 4B Meeting
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 19, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the community conversation about proposed development in Takoma - a new apartment building is planned at Maple and Vine Sts, NW.


Rise & Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Frank “Banjoman” Cassel
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 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 performer is: Frank "Banjoman" Cassel


Bread & Roses
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 25, 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. 


World Learning Global Development & Exchange
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Paint Night
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 29, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Painting. Dreaming. Resisting.


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 29, 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


Rise & Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under featuring Margot Bevington
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 31, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under. Today's performer is: Margot Bevington