What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

September , 2017

Events at 14th & V

LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | September 1, 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)
14th & V | Langston Room | September 3, 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 | September 3, 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 | September 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.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess
14th & V | Langston Room | September 8, 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.


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


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | September 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | September 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment.


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


Chalk4Peace
14th & V | Outside | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CHALK4PEACE is coming again to Busboys and Poets in Washington DC! Show the world what peace means to you; join us as we draw the world together with chalk! All are invited! Come meet Team CHALK4PEACE- John Aaron, Founder; Jerry Downs, Chief Photographer; Jim Tretick, Photographer; and Marielle Mariano, C4P Organizer will all be there to encourage a more peaceful world through art! What a fabulous setting to have this event on the International Day of Peace!  


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


We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled Book Event
14th & V | Langston Room | September 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Wendy Pearlman in conversation with Shiyam Gaylon, to discuss Pearlman's new book We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians who have survived the uprising and the aftermath.


Events at 5th & K

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


Author Event - Juan González
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A well-respected columnist with the New York Daily News from 1987-2016, Juan González has focused his legendary investigative reporting on New York's mayor Bill de Blasio in Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities. González is the co-host of nationally syndicated Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.


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


Private Event: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 14, 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 | September 16, 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.


Focus In! Film Series presents “Walls that Bleed”
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community for a screening and panel of the documentary Walls that Bleed: The Story of the Dudley/A&T Uprising


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


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


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 29, 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

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


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


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi Dunn
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 15, 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 | September 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.


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


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 26, 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.  


Science Café 360
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 27, 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.


Events at Hyattsville

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 4, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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


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


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 11, 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.


Private Event: UMD Mechanical Engineering
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 | September 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.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 15, 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 | September 18, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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


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


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


Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by E-baby
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 30, 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.


Events at Shirlington

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 4, 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 | September 7, 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 | September 9, 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 9, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 10, 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 | September 11, 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.


Washington Gas Luncheon
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 11, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:30 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 | September 18, 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: Arlington Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | September 21, 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 | September 25, 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 | September 26, 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 | September 29, 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

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 4, 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


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 10, 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
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 11, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 13, 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


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 18, 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


Bread & Roses - “Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Origins of a New Ec
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Origins of a New Economic Divide”

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. 


An evening with Ayahuasquero Javier Regueiro
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

San Pedro/Huachuma, Ayahuasca, and the plant medicine healing process: An evening with Ayahuasquero Javier Regueiro

Please join Busboys and Poets Books at our Takoma location as we welcome Javier Regueiro. In this talk Javier will present his two newly published books on San Pedro/Huachuma and Ayahuasca and speak about the plant medicine healing process, its benefits, and challenges. He will devote particular attention to the theme of integration and the issue of safety in plant medicine circles. Drawing from his extensive experience in the plant healing process for both personal healing and learning, Javier will share the knowledge he has gathered through working with hundreds of clients from all over the world over the last 11 years. Copies of both books will be available for purchase and signing.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 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: Audrey Engdahl


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 30, 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