What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

February , 2018

Events at 14th & V

Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!
14th & V | Langston Room and The Gallery | February 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 2.2.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 2, 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.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) 2.4.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 4, 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. This month's topic: The Big Payback-A Discussion on Reparations


Racial justice event
14th & V | Langston Room | February 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for The Holy Name Society's teach in event.  The topic will be “Know Thyself St. Augustine: 160 Years of Faith in Action; the calling of the Black Catholic church in a Trump era.”


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 02.6.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 6, 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 Hosted by Twain Dooley 02.06.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 6, 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.


Celebration of art therapy
14th & V | Langston Room | February 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join The Pinkney Promise nonprofit foundation at Freedom of Expression, an open mic night and workshop designed to aid in self-healing and expression.


Nonprofit Career Transition Mixer
14th & V | Langston Room | February 8, 2018 | 11:30 am - 5:00 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 2.9.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 9, 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.


Nonprofit Career Transition Mixer
14th & V | Langston Room | February 9, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Private Event: United Nations International School of Hanoi Alumni Reunion
14th & V | Langston Room | February 10, 2018 | 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.


The Upper Room Suite for Coltrane - Jazz Performance
14th & V | Langston Room | February 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in the Langston Room for the first installment of a four part series, The Upper Room Sunday Standard series is an interpretation on select composers and their work, incorporating elements from jazz and hip hop traditions. This installment is an interpretation of pieces by John Coltrane, led by Tarus Mateen on bass, and features Brian Settles on tenor saxophone, Hope Udobi on keys, and Allen Jones on drums.

Note: $5 entry at the door.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Joseph LMS Green 02.13.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 13, 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.


Author Miko Peled presents his book “Injustice-The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five”
14th & V | Langston Room | February 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in the Langston Room for this author event featuring Mike Peled.


Waahington Post Date Lab Happy Hour/Presentation
14th & V | Langston Room | February 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for the Washington Post Magazine's Date Lab Happy Hour. There will be a short presentation by 4 writers/ columnists from the Date Lab! This event is open to the public.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 2.18.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 18, 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.


Why Bernie Sanders Matters with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | February 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Harry Jaffe of "Why Bernie Sanders Matters" in conversation with Symone Sanders and Donna Brazile. Books will be available before and after the event. Please contact books@busboysandpoets.com with question.


Morning Brunch Event
14th & V | Langston Room | February 19, 2018 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Capitally Magazine will celebrate Audre's inspiring influence with delicious brunch (there will be mimosas!), poetry readings from DC's brightest voices, polaroid decorating, and a chance to snag killer Audre merch!


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Drew Anderson 02.20.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 20, 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.


Author Talk “The Business Plan for Peace” by Scilla Elworthy
14th & V | Langston Room | February 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special talk with three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Scilla Elworthy about her new book, The Business Plan for Peace.


Latin American Youth Center presents Night at the Apollo
14th & V | Langston Room | February 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Night at the Apollo is an event in celebration of Black History Month in addition to honoring the historical impact the Harlem Renaissance had on the arts and African American influence within both American entertainment and culture.


The Experience Lab Inside Out
14th & V | Langston Room | February 21, 2018 | 11:00 am - 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.


Black and Missing with Busboys Books
14th & V | Langston Room | February 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Pamela Samuels Young to 14th and V to discuss her books "Anybody's Daughter" and "Abuse of Discretion." This event is co-sponsored by Black and Missing.


Meeting
14th & V | Langston Room | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Indie Lens Pop Up-Dolores
14th & V | Langston Room | February 25, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Gowri K 2.27.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 27, 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 5th & K

Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour
5th & K | The Loft | February 2, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Loft at Busboys and Poets 5th and K. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


Poetry Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 4, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Private Event: HU Hijabfest
5th & K | The Loft | February 4, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Brookings Institution: Madiha Afzal
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Becoming a Citizen Activist with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 5, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Nick Licata to 5th and K to discuss his new book "Becoming a Citizen Activist." Nick will be joined in conversation with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and DC City Councilmember Elissa Silverman.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 02.07.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 7, 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: Staff Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | February 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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


Private Event: Group Lunch
5th & K | The Loft | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Simply Vegan with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | February 8, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join chef, cookbook author and host Dustin Harder for a book signing of his new book, The Simply Vegan Cookbook Thursday February 8th from 6:30-8pm at the Busboys and Poets 5th and K location. Dustin has traveled the world filming his series The Vegan Roadie, the plant based version of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives promoting how easy, fun and accessible vegan eating can be and has now offered up the same sentiment and knowledge in his new book The Simply Vegan Cookbook.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 02.09.18
5th & K | The Loft | February 9, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Loft at Busboys and Poets 5th and K. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


An Evening with Nikki Giovanni Presented By Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Full 5th and K Restaurant | February 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books for an evening with poet Nikki Giovanni at our 5th & K location.


Local Author Showcase: Teodrose Fikre
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome local author Teodrose Fikre for a conversation about race and identity in America.


In Memoriam: Marc Stories
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 12, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The staff, family and friends of the Institute invite you to join us at a memorial and celebration of Marc and his life and work at the Sixth & I Synagogue, followed by an open mic of “Marc stories” at Busboys and Poets at 5th and K street NW.


Private Event: Lunch Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 13, 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.


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Simply Sherri 02.14.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 14, 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.


Valentines Paint Night - Painting. Loving. Resisting.
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 14, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2018 join C. Love and Busboys and Poets for a special Valentine's Day paint and sip. We will create the image of love birds perched in a tree. Couples will create a joint venture painting that will span two canvases.


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


Ginger Snaps & Purple Tea Presents…Open Mic Hip Hop Female Cypher
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 15, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come out to watch some of the DMV's dopest female emcee's go toe-to-toe in a cypher!!! Hosted by: Kenilworth Katrina / Music by: DJ MIM


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 02.16.18
5th & K | The Loft | February 16, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Loft at Busboys and Poets 5th and K. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets - 02.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 17, 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.


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 02.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 17, 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.


Incense and Cognac: A Panel
5th & K | The Loft | February 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Incense and Cognac is an open panel discussion that chronicles the black lgbtq experience.


Fundraiser: SPADES for HEARTS
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This exciting, energetic, and fun charity event is for the true Spades enthusiasts and fans of the game. Tournament goers will enjoy great food and drinks in the friendly environment of the DMV's acclaimed Bus Boys and Poets.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B Tucker 02.21.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 21, 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.


Panel Discussion and Happy Hour
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 21, 2018 | 5:30 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 Story Collider - science storytelling event
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 22, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Story Collider - science storytelling event

We all have a story about the how we got to where we are. From the strains of a long-distance relationship to developing a serious case of FOMO, hear stories about roads (more or) less taken.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 02.23.18
5th & K | The Loft | February 23, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Loft at Busboys and Poets 5th and K. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 02.23.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 23, 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 DJ SupaLee


Private Event: Crasher Reception hosted by CUNA Mutual Group
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 25, 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.


Private Reception: CEPR
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 26, 2018 | 6:30 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: Student-Alumnae Mixer
5th & K | The Loft | February 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


CUNA RECEPTION
5th & K | The Loft | February 27, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 28, 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 02.28.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 28, 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.


House Hunters: Navigating DC Housing When You Have a Mental Illness
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Having stable, safe, and affordable living conditions are just as essential for individuals working toward recovery from mental illness as accessibility to services and support. Please join us as we discuss house hunting with a mental illness in DC. 


Events at Brookland

Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Audrey 2.5.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 5, 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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 2.5.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 5, 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.


Poetry Out Loud Competition
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 7, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Capital City Public Charter School to the Pearl Bailey room for their poetry competition as pat of Poetry Out Loud!


Panel Conversation/Discussion
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the Artist Studio: Criteria for Negro Art
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 8, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reflecting on the writings of W. E. B. Dubois on African American Art through contemporary art in 2018.


DC Adult and Family Literacy Coalition Big Tent
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 9, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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 - Zig Zag the Magic Man 2.12.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 12, 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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 2.12.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 12, 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 02.16.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 16, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 2.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 19, 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 - Groovy Nate
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 19, 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 2.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 19, 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.


DCTV Film Shoot
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

International Study Tour Presentation
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 22, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every year our elected student ambassadors are granted the opportunity to travel abroad to Ghana on an International Study Tour (IST). They visit Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast during their 12 days. This presentation will give audience members insight as to what the ambassadors experienced while immersed in the Ghanian culture.


Youth Poetry Showcase
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 23, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Teaching Artists from Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center have been facilitating a series of poetry workshops with 4th and 5th grade students at City Arts and Prep Public Charter School. The students will be performing in a culminating poetry slam to present their works to the school community and PGAAMCC supporters.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 1.22.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 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 - Oh Susannah! 2.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 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!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 2.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 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.


Bingo Fundraiser
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Support a great cause and have the chance to win $2000 worth of prizes at the same time! iFLY Youth’s Bingo Night Fundraiser will raise money to support travel costs and accommodations for ten girls selected from E.L. Haynes Middle School to participate in our international education programming trip to La Fortuna, Costa Rica in the Summer of 2018.


Events at Hyattsville

Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 2.1.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 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.


Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!
Hyattsville | Patio | February 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Author Talk & Speed Dating Event
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Oh Susannah! 2.5.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 5, 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!


Repast
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 5, 2018 | 12:30 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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep 2.8.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 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.


Wedding
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Love Can Work
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Want to have a conversation about single, married, divorced or dating life? The Woman of Empowerment and Destiny will be putting it all on the table. 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 2.12.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 12, 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


Love Songs presented by Victory Grace Center
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Victory Grace Center presents Love Songs for couples for Valentines Day to come out and dance, karaoke, and recite poetry or poems to your significant other. Open to the public.


Love, Pain & Poetry
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love, Pain & Poetry will discuss Love, Pain & Poetry with a little comedy. 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas 2.15.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 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.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 2.16.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 16, 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! 


60th Birthday
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Drum Lady K 2.19.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 19, 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 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby 2.22.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville 2.24.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 24, 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.


Ariana Caldwell Tuition Live Music Fundraiser
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Donate and enjoy live musical performances by musician and actress, Ariana Caldwell, 2-time Grammy award nominated producer and bassist, Chooky Caldwell, and more at Ariana's Tuition Fundraiser at Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville on Sunday 2/25/18. https://tinyurl.com/arianastuition2018


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Skip 2.26.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 26, 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 


Voice 2 Verse
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Voice2Verse: A Youth Poetry Slam against Teen Dating Violence

and Micro-Scholarship Program


Events at Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 1, 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.


4,380 Nights with Busboys and Poets Books and Signature Theatre
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 1, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Annalisa Dias delivers a searing and timely critique of power, humanity and what it means to be an American in the world premiere of 4,380 Nights. Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, January 16- February 18 at Signature Theatre. Join us Busboys and Poets Books and Signature Theatre for readings from the brand new play and a Q&A with Annalisa Dias and Director Kathleen Akerley. 


Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Staff farewell
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 2.3.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 3, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by KaNikki J. 2.5.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 5, 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 Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 10, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 02.11.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 11, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by 13 of Nazareth 2.12.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 12, 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 | February 15, 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.


TheKidSPEAKS presents INTERPRETATIONS: The Self Love Project
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 2.19.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 19, 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.


NAACP Arlington screening of “13”
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 21, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join the NAACP Arlington Chapter 7047 for our 2018 Black History Month Event. We will be screening "13th", a powerful documentary from Ava DuVernay that explores race in the US criminal justice system.The film is titled after the Thirteenth amendment of the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 02.23.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 23, 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.


American Breeze: A Whirlwind Theatrical Tour of American Literature with Busboys and Poets Books
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets as we welcome local author Helen Mondloch to Shirlington to discuss her play American Breeze: A Whirlwind Theatrical Tour of American Literature.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 2.26.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 26, 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. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 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: Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog


Bread and Roses:  “Soundtrack For A Revolution” 2.27.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 27, 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. This Month: Screening "Soundtrack For A Revolution"


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Events at Takoma

Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Artisan Market
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shop early for Valentines Day at the Artisan Market! Find a unique gift that really says "I love You" with gift of love like wood furniture, handmade wood accessories, handcrafted vegan travel inspired bath and body products, crystal wired handmade jewelry, carved ceramic dish ware and art, soy candles, textiles and so much more.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 2.5.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 5, 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


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Paul Ortiz
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 6, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Paul Ortiz to Takoma to discuss his new book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States. An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights and spanning more than two hundred years, this book is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it.


Roadwork’s 40th Anniversary Launch Party
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 11, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate 40 years and hear about our upcoming historic summer concert Sisterfire Concert at the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Special guests: Ysaye Barnwell, In Process, and Alicia Partnoy. Roadwork Center has put women’s culture on the road from Sweet Honey In The Rock, and Holly Near, to the Sisterfire Festival, and more! 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Drum Lady K 2.12.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 12, 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 


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


Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Legendary infiltration journalist HARMON LEON is at it again, this time teaming up with ferocious political cartoonist TED RALL to answer the question most of America has been asking: "What the hell happened in 2016?" 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Lilo 2.19.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 19, 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 


Bread and Roses: Soundtrack for a Revolution 2.20.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 20, 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. The hope for these events is that attendees walk away with a greater understanding of organized labor, its role in shaping history and current relevance. The name "Bread & Roses" was inspired by a poem/song written by James Oppenheim that appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions.


Cutting School with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books for an evening with Dr. Noliwe M. Rooks. Noliwe is the director of American studies at Cornell University and was for ten years the associate director of African American studies at Princeton University. She will be discussing her new book "Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and the End of Public Education. This event is co-sponsored by Teaching for Change.  


Pajama Jammie Jam - 02.23.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 23, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Meeting of the Sexes: Love Talk and Slow Jamz
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting of the Sexes is a Philly-based conversational event that combines thought-provoking poetry and progressive dialogue. Debuting in D.C., this special edition will consist of two engaging hours of performance and discussion around relationships, dating, and everything in between.


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 24, 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


Takoma Tap Takeover w/ DC Brau!
Takoma | Main Dining Room | February 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

We're taking part in Takoma Tap Takeover, where we'll be showcasing DC Brau Brewing Company's LIMITED RELEASE Barrel Aged Stone of Arbroath. PLUS, meet with a DC Brau representative to talk all things beer!


Young Readers Circle: Olokun of the Galaxy
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 25, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Esther Iveremof the book "Olokun of the Galaxy" for an afternoon of fun for the whole family!


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog 2.26.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 26, 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


Local Author Showcase: Jean Freedman
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Jean R. Freedman to discuss her recent biography, Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics.


Resistance Happy Hour Takeover - Seth Grimes for County Council
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 27, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Let’s propel Seth Grimes – and the ideas he has championed locally – ahead in his campaign for County Council At-Large! Come on out to support Seth Grimes for City Council.