What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

February , 2018

Events at 14th & V

A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) 2.4.2018
14th & V | NO ROOM AVAILABLE | 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. 


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.


An Evening with Nikki Giovanni Presented By Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | February 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books for an evening with poet Nikki Giovanni at our 14th and V location.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host 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.


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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host 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.


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 with host 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.


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | February 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Events at 5th & K

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman - 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.


ASL Open Mic - 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 Fred Beam


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.


Events at Brookland

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


Events at Hyattsville

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

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn 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: TBA


Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 27, 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.


Events at Shirlington

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. 


American Breeze 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


Events at Takoma

Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Paul Ortiz
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 4, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA