What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

March , 2018

Events at 14th & V

From Head Shops to Whole Foods with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | March 1, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Joshua Clark Davis for a panel discussion on his new book "From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs." Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. 


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 3.2.18
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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) Presentation By Dr. Karen Wilson-Ama’Echefu 3.4.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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 03.6.18
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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 03.06.18
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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 Natalie Hopkinson and Kojo Nnamdi
14th & V | Langston Room | March 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Natalie Hopkinson to 14th and V to present her new book A Mouth Is Always MuzzledShe will be joined at this event with WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi. This event is co-sponsored by HumanitiesDC and Teaching for Change.


​Humanitini:​ Filmmaking in DC
14th & V | Langston Room | March 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 3.9.18
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


Fundraiser
14th & V | Langston Room | March 11, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Refugees International to the Langston room for the "Salam Neighbor" documentary screening and discussion. This is the story of two filmmakers who fully embed themselves in a Syrian refugee camp, and provide an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Joseph LMS Green 03.13.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | March 15, 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.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 3.18.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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 Hosted by Drew Anderson 03.20.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Gowri K 3.27.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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

Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.02.18
5th & K | The Loft | March 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. 


Private Event: IVLP Luncheon
5th & K | The Loft | March 5, 2018 | 12:30 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.


Poet X Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 6, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome poet ELIZABETH ACEVEDO to 5th and K to read from her new book, Poet X. Books will be available before and after the event for purchase. Please contact books@busboysandpoets.com with questions. PLEASE RSVP HERE.

 


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 03.07.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


Parting Songs: Poems from Prison with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books in collaboration with Crude Accountability to examine and discuss the role of art and the artist in oppressive regimes and the power of art as an instrument for contemporary advocacy.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.09.18
5th & K | The Loft | March 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. 


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Simply Sherri 03.14.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


THE CADAVER KING AND THE COUNTRY DENTIST with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | March 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome authors Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington to present THE CADAVER KING AND THE COUNTRY DENTIST: A True Story of Injustice in the American South.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.16.18
5th & K | The Loft | March 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 - 03.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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 03.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


Private Event: CloseUp Foundation
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B Tucker 03.21.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.23.18
5th & K | The Loft | March 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. 


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B - 03.28.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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 03.28.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 03.30.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 30, 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


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.23.18
5th & K | Bar | March 30, 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. 


Events at Brookland

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 3.5.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


Film Screening
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 7, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Pearl Bailey room forANERA's screening of the documentary film Stitching Palestine. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Wafa Ghnaim, author of Tatreez & Tea, and Sanaa Abouzaid, ANERA Board Member.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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 Orville Walker 3.12.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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 03.16.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 16, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 3.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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 | March 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


A.WE. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 3.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


Science Café 360
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Science Café 360° is a casual forum, held at a local coffee shop, for community members to talk with pioneering health researchers about pressing local health issues.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 3.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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 | March 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


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 3.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


GMackBey’s Contemporary Gospel, R&B/Soul Extravaganza!
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 29, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Events at Hyattsville

Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 3.1.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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.


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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep 3.8.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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.


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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas 3.15.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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 3.16.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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! 


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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby 3.22.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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.


Wedding
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 24, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


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


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 31, 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville 3.31.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 31, 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.


Events at Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | March 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.


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 3.3.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | March 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. 3.5.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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 | March 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 03.11.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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 3.12.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock 3.19.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 3.26.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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


Bread and Roses: 3.20.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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. 


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 03.30.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 30, 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.


Events at Takoma

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 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


Round Peg Networking Happy Hour
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 6, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 am

Sharing best practices, building social impact and making connections - join B Local Mid Atlantic and social impact businesses for a happy hour mixed with purpose. 


Jazz & Verse Open Mic 03.11.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 11, 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 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 | March 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


My Lai with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Howard Jones to discuss his book "My Lai: Vietnam, 1968 and the Descent into Darkness." My Lai polarized American sentiment. Now 50 years later to the date, author Howard Jones will explain why and discuss his 2017 release of “My Lai: Descent into Darkness.” The New York Times writes that “it is a book at once painful and useful, and is likely to become the standard reference work on My Lai.”


Busboys and Poets Books: Teaching Workshop with Donna Fields
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books for an afternoon of education! Meet the author of the book 101 Scaffolding Techniques for Language Teaching and Learning that has been sweeping the educational European community.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 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


Bread and Roses: 3.20.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 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. 


Play Reading with Jean Freedman
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books and Guillotine Theatre for a reading of Lysistrata in Jerusalem, anew play by Jean R. Freedman, with additions and emendations by Abeer Shehadeh. Don't miss this comic brew of sex, politics, and uppity women! 


Pajama Jammie Jam - 03.23.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 23, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Young Readers Circle: Let’s Play America!
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 25, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets as we welcome Pat Rumbaugh of Let's Play America to Busboys and Poets Books in Takoma!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 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


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Ethelbert Miller
Takoma | Main Dining Room | March 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome DC legend and poet E. Ethelbert Miller to Takoma for the debut of his new book If God Invented Baseball.


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 31, 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