What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

January , 2018

Events at 14th & V

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
14th & V | Full 14th and V Restaurant | January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 01.02.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 2, 2018 | 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.


Marked, Unmarked, Remembered
14th & V | Langston Room | January 4, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome authors Andrew Lichtenstein and Alex Lichtenstein to read from their new book Marked, Unmarked, Remembered.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) 1.7.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | January 7, 2018 | 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. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Joseph LMS Green 01.09.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | January 9, 2018 | 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson 01.16.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | January 16, 2018 | 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.


Mentor Appreciation and Recruitment Event
14th & V | Langston Room | January 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the United Way of the National Capital Area and Deloitte's Mentoring Matters Coalition as we celebrate National Mentoring Month and the transformative power of mentoring at our "Creating Mentoring Moments" recruitment and appreciation celebration. 


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 1.21.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | January 21, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 Gowri K 1.23.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | January 23, 2018 | 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.


Indie Lens Pop Up Presents- Real Boy
14th & V | Langston Room | January 28, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ITVS and WHUT Indie Lens Pop-Up and its community partners present Tell Them We Are Rising. 


Events at 5th & K

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 01.03.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 3, 2018 | 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.


Growing Up with the Country Presented by Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | January 4, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Kendra Field to discuss her new book Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War.


Annual Celebration Brunch (for non profit membership)
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 4, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


SAE Surrogate Measures of Safety Committee Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 8, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am

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


Private Event: Client Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 8, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Private Event: UCLA
5th & K | The Loft | January 9, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Private Event: Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 9, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Simpy Sherri - 01.10.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 10, 2018 | 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.


STRIDE Consortium Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 10, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Before the Next Bomb Drops
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Remi Kanazi to 5th and K with an unflinching look at the lives of Palestinians under occupation and as refugees scattered across the globe. 


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman - 01.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 17, 2018 | 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.


Before Forever After with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | January 17, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Dr. Helena Dolny to 5th and K to discuss her book "Before Forever After." Why did Helena write a book about death-in-life conversations for everyone - from the young and healthy to the elderly, becoming fragile? Why is it so important to have many different conversations about how we want to live and what matters to us when we die? The triumph of this book is to make talking about death ultimately life-enhancing. 


Private Event: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 17, 2018 | 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.


Private Event: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 18, 2018 | 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.


Speed Dating Event for Veg Singles
5th & K | The Loft | January 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 20, 2018 | 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.


Busboys and Books Presents: Gordon Whitman
5th & K | The Loft | January 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Gordon Whitman to 5th and K to discuss his new book Stand Up. He will be joined in conversation by Austin Belali, Director of the Youth Engagement Fund, and Tram Nguyen, Co-Director of New Virginia Majority.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B - 01.24.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 24, 2018 | 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 - 01.26.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 26, 2018 | 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


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker - 01.31.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 31, 2018 | 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 Brookland

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 8, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 15, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 1.15.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 15, 2018 | 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.


GMackBey CD Release Party
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 18, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spend the evening with R&B/Soul, Recording Artist, GMackBey, "From Around the Way". Introducing his new CD to Washington, DC, MD, and VA. Come Out & Enjoy!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 22, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 1.22.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 22, 2018 | 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:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 29, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Monday Night Open Mic- Hosted by Orville Walker 1.29.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 29, 2018 | 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

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Hyattsville | Full Hyattsville Restaurant | January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


ITS Holiday Happy Hour
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 4, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 8, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2 Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 11, 2018 | 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:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 15, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 22, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 23, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 27, 2018 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 29, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Events at Shirlington

Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington
Shirlington | Paul's Den | January 6, 2018 | 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 | January 6, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Washington Gas Holiday Luncheon
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 22, 2018 | 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.


Local Author Showcase: Mary Bowman
Shirlington | Paul's Den | January 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Mary Bowman to Shirlington to discuss her new book "Emerge." Emerge is a front row seat to the last 28 years of Mary Bowman’s journey through life, exploring her relationship with love, pain, and triumph. It is an honest and raw, first-hand poetic account of what it means to Emerge; To rise from an inevitable death in order to freely live. Sort of how a caterpillar dies intentionally to both its title and cocoon, emerging the butterfly that always was, always is, and always will be.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 30, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Events at Takoma

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Takoma | Main Dining Room | January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 8, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 10, 2018 | 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


The Unstoppable Book Signing & Show
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 15, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Meeting in the Ladies Room
Takoma | No Room Avail. | January 15, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Meeting in the Ladies Room" is a series of workshops and seminars where women come to connect, network and learn from one another. This will be out first "Meeting in the Ladies Room" where we will focus on Branding and Marketing. We will be featuring a guest speaker and a few local small businesses. Come out to learn, connect and shop with us! This event is open to the public.

Topic of Discussion: Being A Millennial Woman in the Workplace and Work Life Balance

Featured Speaker: Christine Michel Carter 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 22, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 27, 2018 | 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


Painting for Peace - Painting. Dreaming. Resisting.
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 27, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Painting. Dreaming. Resisting. is a monthly series of expressive painting workshops wherein participants will explore their own creative expression as a meditative process. This month's theme is HOPE!! Join us as we paint the image of a butterfly displayed on the flyer.


Young Readers Circle: Hey Honey!
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 28, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Paula Carr of the "Hey Honey" series for an afternoon of fun for the whole family!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 29, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA