Private Event: Roosevelt Institute


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    Nov 14, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Busboys and Poets welcomes the Roosevelt Institute of Columbia University for this private event in the Davis Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.  (more…)

Busboys and Poets Books Presents Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination


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    Nov 14, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard, Justin Hansford, interviews author Tanya Katerí Hernández about her new book Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination. The book recounts how a Black-identified mixed-race Afro-Latina lawyer’s examination of narratives of mixed-race people bringing claims of racial discrimination in court, illuminates the need (more…)

Grapevine: Storytelling Series


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    Nov 14, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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 DonationThis Month’s Features: Megan Wells & Jiaan Powers  (more…)

Busboys and Poets presents Jynx Comedy Night


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    Nov 14, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Join us for Jynx Comedy Night! Our show features some of the boldest, most diverse, and powerful female voices in the DC comedy scene bringing their fresh and unique perspectives to the stage. Our lineup of comedians has made several notable appearances, including the “2 Dope Queens” podcast, the DC improv, Charlotte Comedy Zone, and (more…)

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Simpy Sherri 11.14.18


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    Nov 14, 2018
    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Simply Sherri.California born and Maryland raised, Simply Sherri started writing in 2001 and started reciting her work in 2008 in her poetic home of Baltimore. With topics ranging from love and relationships to depression and verbal abuse, her writing style is easy going and a reflection (more…)

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis


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    Nov 15, 2018
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Private event in Paul’s Den. 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. (more…)

Private Event: Children’s Book Guild


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    Nov 15, 2018
    11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Busboys and Poets welcomes the Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC 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. (more…)

Private Event: Banks Street College of Education Alumni Reception


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    Nov 15, 2018
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Busboys and Poets welcomes alumni of Banks Street College of Education for this private event in the in The Peace Cafe. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432. (more…)

Author Event–Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy


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    Nov 15, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Climate change is hitting the U.S. with extreme weather and the world’s scientists say we have a decade to limit greenhouse gas emissions before we lock in dangerous levels of global warming.Fortunately, the technologies and policies exist to win on climate: Renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuel in many parts of the country, and (more…)

Book Event with Maxine Gordon


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    Nov 15, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his “solo” turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and (more…)

Reading & Conversation with author Christine Otten & Umar Bin Hassan, founding member of The Last Poets


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    Nov 15, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Christine Otten is the author of the novel The Last Poets, which is based on the lives of the legendary hip-hop pioneers. Christine Otten, a Dutch author, spent three months traveling across the United States interviewing members of The Last Poets, their families, friends, and musicians. During that time, she developed a close bond with (more…)

Private Event: Close Up Tour Group


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    Nov 15, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Busboys and Poets welcomes Close Up Foundation 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. (more…)