What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

May , 2018

Events at 14th & V

Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 5.1.18
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 05.01.18
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


A Girl in Traffick with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | May 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join social justice author, Mamta Jain Valderrama, and CBS correspondent, Reena Ninan, as they discuss fiction’s ability to inform the public about real-world issues, and even impact public opinion and public policy. At the center of the discussion will be Mamta’s debut novel, A Girl In Traffick, based on true stories of human organ trafficking. 


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 5.4.18
14th & V | Langston Room | May 4, 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) A History of Resistance at Howard University
14th & V | Langston Room | May 6, 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: A History of Resistance at Howard University


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Joseph LMS Green 05.08.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 5.11.18
14th & V | Langston Room | May 11, 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.


Indie Lens Pop Up-Serve Like A Girl
14th & V | Langston Room | May 13, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ITVS and WHUT Indie Lens Pop-Up and its community partners present Served Like A Girl. 


Author Event-MURDER ON SHADES MOUNTAIN: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for J
14th & V | Langston Room | May 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for this Author event. MURDER ON SHADES MOUNTAIN: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Drew Anderson 05.15.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | May 16, 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.


Book Event with Dave Zirin and Howard Bryant
14th & V | Langston Room | May 17, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Dave Zirin in conversation with Howard Bryant to discuss their new books - Jim Brown: Last Man Standing and The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism - and athletes that do far more than "shut up and dribble."


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 5.20.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | May 20, 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 Regie Cabico 5.22.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


Feminist Press Story Time
14th & V | Langston Room | May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets for an event celebrating two new children's books by black women authors and illustrators, exploring the varied expanse of a mother's love, and ever-growing black history.


Feminist Press Story Time
14th & V | Langston Room | May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets for an event celebrating two new children's books by black women authors and illustrators, exploring the varied expanse of a mother's love, and ever-growing black history.


Monuments of DC Tour and Book Talk with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | May 27, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author author, architect and Renaissance man Michael Curtis to 14th and V for a walking tour and discussion of his new book "Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.: A History & Guide."


Focus In! Film Series presents Refugees Got Talent
14th & V | Langston Room | May 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community for a screening and panel of the powerful documentary Check It


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Drew Anderson 05.29.18
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


Community Cares, Community Does with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | May 31, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Community Cares, Community Does for a Closing Ceremony and Story Slam complete with recognition ceremony, readings, and gifts.

CC, CD’s Stories Project (a completely “home grown” initiative in response to requests for support in the literature and drama area) will be held at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in May of this year. This exciting project will facilitate students in disadvantaged circumstances to articulate heartfelt messages otherwise untold, while developing communication and writing skills to empower their future. 15 students will meet in three small group sessions in May to discuss literature, identify their story concept, and then write their story. Then, at the end, students and volunteers will enjoy a “Closing Ceremony/Story Slam” at Busboys and Poets, complete with recognition ceremony, readings, and gifts.


Events at 5th & K

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 05.02.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 2, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


​Humanitini:​ History of Mumbo Sauce
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 05.04.18
5th & K | The Loft | May 4, 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: Wedding Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes guests for this private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Yung Pueblo with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books for a very special evening with poet Yung Pueblo. Diego Perez, also known as Yung Pueblo, will be reading from his new book, Inward, and will give a talk about self love, the mind, and unconditional love. Join us for an inspirational evening and meet the IG famous Poet. RSVP HERE.

 


Revolution in the Air with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome writer and longtime activist Max Elbaum to discuss the new edition of his acclaimed book Revolution in the Air, a definitive study of how radicals from the sixties movements embraced twentieth-century Marxism, deconstructing the notion that sixties radicalism was a parochial movement for students and hippies.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Simpy Sherri 05.09.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 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.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 05.11.18
5th & K | The Loft | May 11, 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 Jonathan B Tucker 05.16.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 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.


Race and America’s Long War with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 16, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books for a conversation on Race and America's Long War with Dr. Nikhil Pal Singh. In a series of interlinked arguments he shows how the return of racism and war as seemingly permanent features of American political life is at the heart of our present crisis and collective disorientation.


Private Event: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 17, 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.


Hamas Contained with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 17, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this book event, which coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, or catastrophe, Tareq Baconi will discuss his recent book, Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance and reflect on the state of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian question today.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 05.18.18
5th & K | The Loft | May 18, 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 Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 05.19.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 19, 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 Dwayne B - 05.23.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 05.23.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 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.


Mark Oshiro in Conversation with Jason Reynolds
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Private Event: A Night of Hope and Action:  Music, Art and Poetry for Abducted Children
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 24, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An after-conference mixer for attendees of the iStand Parent Network International Parents Conference. 


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 05.25.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 25, 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 - 05.25.18
5th & K | The Loft | May 25, 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. 


Black Panther Author Jesse Holland with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Jesse J. Holland to discuss his book "Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?"

Jesse J. Holland is an award-winning journalist and the author of the first novel featuring comics’ most popular black superhero, The Black Panther. The novel was commissioned by Marvel books. In Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? Holland retells the classic origin of T’Challa, the original Black Panther, and updates it for the new century, giving new fans and longtime die-hard aficionados a good platform and some inside information for the new “Black Panther” movie from Marvel Studios the hit movie that has grossed over 1 billion dollars worldwide.


Island Wildlife: Exiles, Expats and Exotic Others with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Journalist-novelist Robert Friedman, who was the Washington correspondent for the San Juan Star from 1992-2008, when the newspaper folded, will read from his latest novel set in Puerto Rico, Island Wildlife: Exiles, Expats and Exotic Others. The novel explores, among other things, the struggling humanity of its off-beat characters and how the personal and the political interrelate--specifically in the highly ambivalent,U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship and Cuban exile politics.He will discuss with the audience Puerto Rico's current critical situation, brought about by the continuing damages from last year's Hurricane Maria and the Trump administration's tepid reaction to the island's plight. The crisis has spurred a new "diaspora" as hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have left the island for a new home in the states, including the D.C. area.


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker - 05.30.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B Tucker 05.30.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 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.


Havana Living Today with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Hermes Mallea to discuss his new book "Havana Living Today." Havana is full of surprises—even for those who believe they know the city well. Architect Hermes Mallea spent several years documenting the city’s landmark historic homes and was stunned to discover that the gracious family life associated with the city’s grand houses had not disappeared with the Cuban Revolution, as was commonly believed. Beginning in 2011, he encountered stylish Havana houses brimming with personality, homes that had been created despite the island’s economic hardships and isolation. Mallea appreciated these interiors not just for their esthetic beauty, but for the way they keep Havana’s design traditions alive, making a direct connection to the style of the city before its political upheavals.


Events at Brookland

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Frolic the Fox 5.7.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 7, 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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 5.7.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


Science Café 360
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Clinical Translational Science Institute-Children’s National (CTSI-CN) for Science Café 360, Screen Time: Engaging Youth to Develop Video Games that Increase Healthy Behaviors and Reduce Health Disparities in the Pearl Bailey Room. 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Drum Lady K 5.14.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 14, 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 


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 5.14.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


College Open Mic 05.18.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 18, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 2.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Jeremiah 5.21.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 21, 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


A.W.E. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 5.21.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Lilo 5.28.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 28, 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 


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 5.28.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM 5.29.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 29, 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.


Events at Hyattsville

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

Words have the power to change lives and open minds. Join us for the Voice2Verse Poetry Slam & Open Mic. 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 5.3.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Audrey 5.7.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 7, 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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep 5.10.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 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.


Tune Tune Productions Presents: Ladies in the Day
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 13, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tune Tune Productions presents the highly anticipated musical, "Ladies in the Day! on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD. Chose from two showtimes: 6PM and 8PM.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 14, 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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas 5.17.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 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.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 5.18.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 18, 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: Mr. Skip 5.21.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 21, 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 


Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 22, 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 | May 22, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you want to get more involved in the local food system? It’s much bigger than you’d think! Our food policy council, the Prince George's County Food Equity Council helps local residents grow, sell, and choose healthy foods. 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.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby 5.24.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 24, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville 5.26.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 26, 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.


Bread and Roses: 5.26.18 LaborPalooza
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 26, 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Groovy Nate 5.28.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 28, 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 


Thursday Night Open Mic 5.31.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 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 Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | May 3, 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 5.5.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | May 5, 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. 5.7.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 7, 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.


Washington Gas Luncheon
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 7, 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 12, 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 05.13.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 13, 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 5.14.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 14, 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 | May 17, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock 5.21.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 21, 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.


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 05.25.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 25, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 5.28.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 28, 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 | May 29, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Bread and Roses: 5.29.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 29, 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. 


Events at Takoma

Bread and Roses: 5.1.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 1, 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. 


All is Well: The Art {and Science} of Personal Well-Being with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 2, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

People are stressed -- in Washington in particular -- worried about life inside and outside of the Beltway. Marilynn Preston and Jamie Steihm have been through it all and know how to encourage people to live their best lives -- active in politics, active in well-being, active in understanding the past and where we’re headed as a society. Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome authors Marilynn Preston and Jamie Steihm to Takoma for a discussion of their new book.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.30.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 4, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


The Last Suppers with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Mandy Mikulencak for a discussion about her new book THE LAST SUPPERS. This event is co-sponsored by Kensington Books. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please contact books@busboysandpoets.com with questions.

 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Jeremiah 5.7.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 7, 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: 5.8.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 8, 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. 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 9, 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


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.30.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 11, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Bump and Brunch
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 12, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Mommas TREAT YOURSELF to meeting new mom friends, drinking delicious MOMosas, learn about important pregnancy topics and so much more...


Jazz & Verse Open Mic 05.13.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 13, 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: Frolic the Fox 5.14.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 14, 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


Bread and Roses: 5.15.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 15, 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. 


Story Time: The ABCs of Washington DC!
Takoma | Main Dining Room | May 15, 2018 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join Baby Ventures co-founders Golzar Kheiltash and Lisa Hall for a fun and interactive story time as they read from their book, The ABCs of Washington, DC. This vibrant board book showcases DC locales and landmarks brought to life by local authors. Little ones will love practicing their ABCs while enjoying a literary tour of the nation's capital. From "I" for ice skating on the national mall to "Y" for metro's yellow line, the book provides a distinctly native take on the letters of the alphabet. Perfect for DC area tots age 0-4.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.30.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Drum Lady K 5.21.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 21, 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 


Bread and Roses: 5.22.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 22, 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. 


Pajama Jammie Jam - 05.25.18
Takoma | Main Dining Room | May 25, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.30.18
Takoma | Patio | May 25, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Zig Zag the Magic Man 5.28.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 28, 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