What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Events at 14th & V

Eating from the Garden with Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Outside | June 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There's always something to learn in the kitchen and what home cook doesn't itch to master dishes from their favorite restaurant? Join us as we partner with the YMCA-Anthony Bowen for monthly cooking seminars. Eager home cooks and Busboys and Poets fans will learn how to make dishes from the Busboys and Poets menu as well as try out new items we are considering adding to the menu. Menus for these classes will focus on easy-to-find ingredients and time-saving steps.


An Evening with Carol Schwartz presented by Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston Room | June 20, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books for an evening of DC politics and discussion! On Wednesday, June 20th from 6:30-8:00 we will welcome former at-large D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz - whose political career spanned five decades - to Busboys and Poets 14th and V NW. With her "characteristic candor" and "unbridled honesty," Carol will talk about her autobiography "Quite a Life! From Defeat to Defeat … and Back!" about which the Washington Post used the headline: "Carol Schwartz survived tragedy and five losing races for D.C. mayor. Her new memoir is suitably epic." Carol will be joined in a sure to be lively conversation with Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal.


Events at 5th & K

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.


Private Event: “Connecting with The Minority Vote” presented by AAF-DC
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the American Advertising Federation DC for this private event in the Cullen Room. Please note Space is limited; registration is required to attend this event. 

From the 2018 mid-term political season to the nearing of the 2020 Presidential Election, both Republicans and Democrats have courted minority voters—citizens from traditionally underrepresented or marginalized groups—whose voices, voter turnout and electoral clout are ever-growing. Blacks, Latinx, women and LGBTQ community members make up some of the country’s largest minority voting blocs and, as such, are especially important in close races.

So, how do candidates and communicators connect with these groups in meaningful ways, and what are the best mediums to reach citizens, voters, and communities?