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!


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.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 1.5.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 5, 2018 | 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.


OPEN 24 HOURS!
14th & V | The Gallery | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

OPEN 24 HOURS!
14th & V | The Gallery | January 6, 2018 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) Presents an Evening with Clint Smith 1.7.18
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. 


Alumni Gathering
14th & V | Langston Room | January 8, 2018 | 8:00 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.


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.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 1.12.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 12, 2018 | 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.


Tribute to Dolores Kendrick
14th & V | Langston Room | January 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets as we pay our respects and give our words up to the late and great Dolores Kendrick. 


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.


Community Health Connect: The Arts of Healing
14th & V | Langston Room | January 16, 2018 | 5:30 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.


PRRI Annual Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | January 17, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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


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. 


Business Presentation
14th & V | Langston Room | January 18, 2018 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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 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.


IVLP Opening Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic with Special Guest host Dwayne B. 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.


Cuba US Relation- Book Launch
14th & V | Langston Room | January 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in the Langston Room for a discussion with author Arnold August who will outline the most original and controversial feature of his book new to English-speaking readers: The resistance of revolutionary Cuban intellectuals to the U.S.–led cultural war being waged against Cuban socialist culture. Whether you agree or not, attend, debate and/or ask questions.


Fundraiser for Kent Boese Candidate for Ward 1
14th & V | Langston Room | January 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for this fundaising/petition signing event for Kent Boese, Candidate for Ward 1 City Council.


SPECIAL Resist Themed, Tuesday Night Open Mic with Host Drew Anderson 1.30.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 30, 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. Not feeling the speech? We're coming together to communicate our own "state of the union" through poetry and spoken word.


State of the Union Resistance with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | January 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As an artistic, counter response to Donald J. Trump's First State of the Union Address, Busboys and Poets Books presents a night of noir, pulp, sci-fi and resistance--all tied up in the award-winning anthology curated by editor and award-winning crime novelist and activist Gary Phillips, and includes stories by Walter Mosley, Robert Silverberg, Nisi Shawl, Kate Flora, Christopher Chambers and more.


STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
14th & V | The Gallery | January 30, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Busboys and Poets will show the State of the Union at all locations! We likely will be angered, and disgusted. We will be frightened and dismayed. But we will also be moved to act. We will spark movements. We will RESIST.


NexusYouthSummit Dinner
14th & V | Langston Room | January 31, 2018 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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


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.


Private Event: College Bound Winter Social
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 3, 2018 | 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.


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
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.


JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE, DC METRO ​Presents: Book Talk by Thomas Suarez, author of STATE OF TERROR: H
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 4, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE, DC METRO Presents: Book Talk by Thomas Suarez, author of STATE OF TERROR: HOW TERRORISM CREATED MODERN ISRAEL


Private Event: Business Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 8, 2018 | 11:00 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.


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: Toxcel Business Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 8, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 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.


Private Event: Meeting of Social Work Educators
5th & K | The Loft | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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


Private Event: Wedding Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 13, 2018 | 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.


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


Kingman Academy Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 17, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 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.


An Evening with Krista Suh Presented by Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From the creator of the Pussyhat Project comes a manifesto for every woman to create her own distinct and original path to joy, success, and impact. On January 21, 2017, millions of protestors took part in the Women's March, creating a "sea of pink" when they wore knitted pink "pussyhats" in record numbers. Krista spent years letting her fears stop her from learning to live by her own rules.Now in DIY Rules for a WTF World, she shares the tools, tips, experiences, "rules," and knitting patterns she uses to get creative, get bold, and change the world. Be inspired, demolish the patriarchy, and create your own rules for living, and even a movement of your own, all with gusto, purpose, and joy. 


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 01.20.18
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.


Book Talk with Randi Agenbroad
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 21, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Book Talk with Randi Agenbroad: Come meet Randi Bryant of Beatnik24 (https://beatnik24.com/) as she discusses her latest book, "Neversays: 25 Phrases You Should Never Ever Say to Keep Your Job & Friends". 


Whitewash with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Island Press and Busboys and Poets for a conversation and book signing with journalist Carey Gillam. Fifty-five years after Rachel Carson’ Silent Spring awakened the world to unchecked pesticide use, Whitewash illustrates how deeply we have failed to heed that warning.


Private Event: CloseUp Foundation
5th & K | The Loft | January 29, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Defending Democracy: How to Defeat Legal Bullying by Corporations
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 30, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes representatives from Greenpeace, Center for Constitutional Rights, EarthRights International, and Stand.earth to talk about current attempts to silence activists through SLAPP suits, what they're doing to fight back, and how you can join the effort to protect activism and defend democracy. 


STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 30, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Busboys and Poets will show the State of the Union at all locations! We likely will be angered, and disgusted. We will be frightened and dismayed. But we will also be moved to act.  We will spark movements. We will RESIST.


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Dwayne B.  - 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

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Brookland | Full 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!


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 1.1.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 1, 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.


Love Notes: Evening of Poetry and Music
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 7, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NSO in Your Neighborhood & Busboys and Poets present “Love Notes”, an artistic exchange with National Symphony Orchestra musicians and the Beltway Poetry Slam Team.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Zig Zag the Magic Man 1.8.18
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: Zig Zag the Magic Man


CANCELLED Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 1.8.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 8, 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.


Continuing Education
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring: GROOVY NATE 1.15.18
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: GROOVY NATE


A.W.E. 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.


College Open Mic 01.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 19, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Oh Susannah! 1.22.18
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: Oh Susannah!


Birthday Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 27, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring Mr. Skip 1.29.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 29, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Culture Queen is the Last Saturday's of every month in Takoma

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: Mr. Skip 


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.


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM 1.30.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 30, 2018 | 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.


STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
Brookland | Main Dining Room | January 30, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Busboys and Poets will show the State of the Union at all locations! We likely will be angered, and disgusted. We will be frightened and dismayed. But we will also be moved to act. We will spark movements. We will RESIST.


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!


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 1.4.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 4, 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.


Holiday Work Party/Retreat
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 5, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 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: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 1.8.18
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: Frolic the Fox


An Evening with Angela Alsobrooks
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An Evening with Angela Alsobrooks at Busboys and Poets. Help us kick off the New Year in style with a night of great food and great fun as we celebrate Princes George's County and Angela Alsobrooks! 


ITS Holiday Happy Hour
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 10, 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


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.


Retirement Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 11, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 2Deep 1.11.18
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: Featuring: Mr. Lilo 1.15.18
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: Mr. Lilo 


Leadership & Community Service-Learning - University of Maryland
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 16, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nuca Suppliers Showcase
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 1.18.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 18, 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.


Seminar
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 1.19.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 19, 2018 | 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. Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor, magician or any other type of performer, we want to see what you got! Come out and showcase your talents! 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog
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: Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog


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


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

Join us for a meeting to learn more about local food policy and all the good work being done in our County. Join a workgroup discussion and engage with organizations working to support local farms and bring healthy, sustainably produced food to their neighborhoods.


Public Discussion - Real Talk
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Redevelopment or Gentrification? How do we care for our neighbors and our communities for the present and the future? Come, grab something to eat or drink, take a seat, and join in with the conversation.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby 1.25.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 25, 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.


Retirement Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 26, 2018 | 11:30 am - 2:30 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 1.27.18
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: Featuring - Audrey 1.29.18
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: Audrey


STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 30, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Busboys and Poets will show the State of the Union at all locations! We likely will be angered, and disgusted. We will be frightened and dismayed. But we will also be moved to act. We will spark movements. We will RESIST.


Events at Shirlington

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Shirlington | Full Shirlington 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!


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by KaNikki J. 1.1.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 1, 2018 | 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.


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 1.6.18
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 1st 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. 


CANCELLED Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by 13 of Nazareth 1.8.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 8, 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.


Read-a-Thon : A Sand County Almanac
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 14, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Northern Virginia Conservation trust for a celebration of legendary conservationist, Aldo Leopold.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock 1.15.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 15, 2018 | 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 | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 1.22.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 22, 2018 | 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 | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Bread and Roses: 1.23.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 23, 2018 | 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. FREE and open to the public but please RSVP here


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 01.26.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 26, 2018 | 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.


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.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry Hosted By 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 29, 2018 | 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: Featuring - Mr. Skip 1.30.18
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: Mr. Skip 


State of the Resistance (Virginia)
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Communities worked hard to protect our rights, our neighbors, our democracy and our planet in 2017. Come hear from a panel of leaders from different progressive movements in Virginia to give the “State of the Resistance”.


STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
Shirlington | Bar Area | January 30, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Busboys and Poets will show the State of the Union at all locations! We likely will be angered, and disgusted. We will be frightened and dismayed. But we will also be moved to act. We will spark movements. We will RESIST.


Events at Takoma

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

Did you know our event space is named after Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén? Come celebrate its namesake with Cuban-themed brunch on New Year's Day!


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Oh Susannah!
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: Oh Susannah!


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

Jazz & Verse Open Mic 01.14.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 14, 2018 | 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: Featuring Jason Dinder & The Jungle Gym Jam 1.15.18
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: Jason Dinder & The Jungle Gym Jam


Meeting in the Ladies Room
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | 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 


Bread and Roses: 1.16.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 16, 2018 | 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. 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 1.22.18
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: Frolic the Fox


Pajama Jammie Jam - 01.26.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 26, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ FROLIC THE FOX
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 27, 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: Frolic the Fox


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: Featuring - Drum Lady K 1.29.18
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: Drum Lady K 


University of Maryland iSchool Alumni
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 30, 2018 | 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.


STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
Takoma | Main Dining Room | January 30, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Busboys and Poets will show the State of the Union at all locations! We likely will be angered, and disgusted. We will be frightened and dismayed. But we will also be moved to act. We will spark movements. We will RESIST.