What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Monday, June 11, 2018

Events at 5th & K

Private Event: AAAS Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | June 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomesthe American Association for the Advancement of Science for this private event in the in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Events at Brookland

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Tunes for Tots 6.11.18
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: TUNES 4 TOTS 


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.


#SayHerName with Busboys and Poets Books
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of the national #SayHerName week of action to end violence against all Black women and girls June 11-16th, join Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color author Andrea J. Ritchie and members of the BYP100 D.C. chapter at Busboys & Poets Brookland for a timely discussion of profiling, policing, and mass incarceration of Black women, girls, trans and gender nonconforming people. This conversation will place the recent series of incidents reflecting the policing of the presence of Black women and girls in public spaces, including the arrest of #ChikesiaClemons and the recent killing of #DecynthiaClements, in a broader historical and present day context, and expand definitions of police and gender based violence to include sexual violence by police officers, policing and punishment of pregnant people and parents, and discriminatory and punitive responses to domestic violence and women in crisis. It will highlight BYP100 DC's involvement in the local Decriminalization NOW! campaign, and the long history of resistance focused on Black women's experiences of policing, culminating in #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName and two National Days of Action to end State Violence Against Black Women, Girls, and Femmes, and challenge participants to radically re-envision movements for police accountability, challenges to mass incarceration, and our visions of safety, and the means we go about to achieving them.


Events at Hyattsville

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Zig Zag the Magic Man 6.11.18
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: Zig Zag the Magic Man


Funeral Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 11, 2018 | 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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


Events at Shirlington

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.


Events at Takoma

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 


Graduation Event for AmeriCorps Project CHANGE team
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 11, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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