What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

June , 2018

Events at 14th & V

LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 6.1.18
14th & V | Langston Room | June 1, 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) 6.3.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 3, 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. 


Born with Wings at Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 4, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Born with Wings, is a powerful, moving, and eye-opening account of Daisy Khan’s inspiring journey—of her self-actualization and her success in opening doors for other Muslim women and building bridges between cultures. It powerfully demonstrates what one woman can do—with faith, love, and resilience. Join us as Daisy tells her story.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 06.05.18
14th & V | Langston Room | June 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.


Set the World on Fire with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Christopher Petrella, Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships at American University’s Antiracist Research & Policy Center, as he talks with Keisha N. Blain about her new book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Drawing on a variety of previously untapped sources, including newspapers, government records, songs, and poetry, Set the World on Fire highlights the flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation of black women leaders who demanded equal recognition and participation in global civil society.


DC Premiere Screening of ‘Normal is Over’ (Ticketed Event)
14th & V | Langston Room | June 7, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ForestPlanet.org is proud to present the DC Premiere screening of an award winning film by Renee Scheltema - Normal is Over. This film chronicles the way humans have inadvertently imperiled our planet: species extinction, climate change, the depletion of critical natural resources, and industrial control of our food production. Tickets can be purchased here!


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 6.8.18
14th & V | Langston Room | June 8, 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Joseph LMS Green 06.12.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 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.


Ageless Vegan Book Talk with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Vegan lifestyle expert Tracye McQuirter teams up with her mother Mary to share their secrets for maintaining radiant health for more than 30 years (hint: it's all in the greens), and 100 of their favorite plant-based recipes that have kept them looking and feeling ageless. They break down the basics of nutrition, how to build a vegan pantry, and how to make sure you're getting the best nutrients to promote longevity and prevent chronic disease. PLEASE RSVP HERE.


826DC Reading with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 14, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Local youth writing nonprofit 826DC is thrilled to unveil its latest student publication by young authors from the SEED School of Washington. Reading excerpts from this new collection of poetry will be the writing mentors who supported students through the course of their year-long book project, from first draft to professionally bound publication. All proceeds from the book support 826DC's free writing programs for DC students.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 6.17.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 17, 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 06.19.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 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.


American Islamophobia with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Khaled Beydoun to 14th and V to discuss his new book American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Regie Cabico 6.26.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 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.


Literary Guide to Washington DC with Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston Room | June 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Events at 5th & K

Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 06.01.18
5th & K | The Loft | June 1, 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 Chris Thomas 06.06.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 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.


Private Event: School Trip
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-1914.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 06.08.18
5th & K | The Loft | June 8, 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 Simpy Sherri 06.13.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 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.


Private Event: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 14, 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.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 06.15.18
5th & K | The Loft | June 15, 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 06.16.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 16, 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.


Somewhere West of Lonely with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets to discuss the Life, Travels, and Wisdom of an Award-Winning Photojournalist Award-winning National Geographic photojournalist and Indiana University professor Steve Raymer.


Private Event: CloseUp Foundation
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 19, 2018 | 5:15 pm - 7:15 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 06.20.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 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.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 06.22.18
5th & K | The Loft | June 22, 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. 


The Red-Green Revolution with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | June 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You’re invited to join leading environmental activist and distinguished academic Victor Wallis as he discusses his new book Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism on Monday, June 25th at 7 pm at Busboys and Poets’ 5th and K location in Washington, DC. Red-Green Revolution is Victor’s much-anticipated book as it is the culmination of more than twenty years of active scholarship in the field and pioneering research on ecosocialism.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 06.27.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 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.


Private Event: Close Up Foundation Student Tour Group Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 06.29.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 29, 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 - 06.29.18
5th & K | The Loft | June 29, 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 | June 4, 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 6.4.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 4, 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 | June 11, 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 6.11.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 11, 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 | June 12, 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. 


College Open Mic 06.15.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 15, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 18, 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.W.E. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 6.18.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 18, 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 | June 21, 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!


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Markette Sheppard
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 24, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books in a book launch celebration for What Is Light?, a new children's board book by local broadcast journalist and award-winning talk show host Markette Sheppard. This free, all-ages launch party will feature (surprise!) guest appearances by children's performer 123 Andrés, winner of the 2016 Latin Grammy Award for Best Children's Album, and an interactive musical experience for children by renowned drummer and percussionist Devin Walker (The Uncle Devin Show).


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 25, 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 6.25.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 25, 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 6.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 26, 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

Robert E. Person • “Classic Covers” • EP Release Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 1, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come out and celebrate Robert E. Person’s EP Release for his 5th album "Classic Covers.” Ticket includes one copy of Robert's NEW EP "Classic Covers."


30th Birthday Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 3, 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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 4, 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 DJ Tao 6.7.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 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.


Graduation Lunch
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 8, 2018 | 1:00 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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 11, 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


CSAHM Chapter meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 12, 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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep 6.14.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 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.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 6.15.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 15, 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 | June 18, 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 6.21.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 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:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 25, 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 6.28.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 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 Book Club in Hyattsville 6.30.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 30, 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

Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 6.2.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | June 2, 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.


Wedding Reception
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 2, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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


End of Year Thespian Banquet
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 KaNikki J. 6.4.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 4, 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.


Focus In! Film Series presents Before The Flood
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 5, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Join us at Busboys and Poets Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community for a screening and panel of the powerful documentary Before The Flood to witness climate change firsthand.


Private Event:  Genesys Works
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 6, 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | June 7, 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 9, 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 06.10.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 10, 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 6.11.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 11, 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 6.18.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 18, 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 | June 21, 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.


Just Mercy Panel with Busboys and Poets Books and Signature Theatre
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 24, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, June 24 for a panel discussion about the impact of the Scottsboro trials and the state of the American criminal justice system today. The panel discussion will feature Dr. James Goodman, writer of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Stories of Scottsboro, and Marc Mauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 6.25.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 25, 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 | June 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


Bread and Roses: 6.26.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 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. This Month: “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse” Book talk with author Lynn Waltz & Smithfield organizer Gene Bruskin


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 06.29.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 29, 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: Oh Susannah 6.4.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 4, 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!


Painting. Dreaming. Resisting.
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Painting. Dreaming. Resisting. is a monthly series of expressive painting workshops wherein participants will explore their own creative expression as a meditative process. This month's theme is HOPE!! Join us as we paint the image of a butterfly displayed on the flyer.


Graduation celebration (High School)
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 9, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Jazz & Verse Open Mic 06.10.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 10, 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: Drum Lady K 6.11.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 11, 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 


Story Time: E is for Economics
Takoma | Main Dining Room | June 12, 2018 | 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Veronica Goodman to Takoma for story time! From Adam Smith to Zero Sum, E is for Economics is a humorous, colorful introduction to the language of economics for preschool-age children. Written by an economist, the book features a new economics term for every letter of the alphabet, illustrated by full-color, playful images to entertain parents and children alike as you move from A to Z. 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 13, 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


Graduation
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Private event in The Guillen 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: Mr. Jeremiah 6.18.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 18, 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: 6.19.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 19, 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: “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse” Book talk with author Lynn Waltz & Smithfield organizer Gene Bruskin


Pajama Jammie Jam - 06.22.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 22, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


DC Jazz with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In DC Jazz, editors Maurice Jackson and Blair Ruble present a collection of fascinating stories about the DC jazz scene throughout its history, including a portrait of the cultural hotbed of Seventh and U Streets, the role of jazz in desegregating the city, a portrait of the great Edward “Duke” Ellington’s time in DC, notable women in DC jazz, and the seminal contributions of the University of District of Columbia and Howard University. The book also includes three jazz poems by celebrated Washington, DC poet E. Ethelbert Miller. Collectively, these stories and poems underscore the deep connection between creativity and place.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Tunes 4 Tots 6.25.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 25, 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: TUNES 4 TOTS