What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Events at 14th & V

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.

Bread and Rosesl Labor Fest Jazz show
14th & V | Langston Room | May 29, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The DC LaborFest wraps up with a full night of union jazz starting with a live simulcast concert from 5-6p on WPFW 89.3FM with local jazz musicians, members of the Washington Musicians Union TBA.

Events at 5th & K

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.

Events at Brookland

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 Shirlington

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Katy Morse 5.29.18
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: Katy Morse