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Events at 14th & V

Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry!
14th & V | Langston | May 01,2012 | 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. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all, come with an open mind and ear.

PRIVATE EVENT: Duke Ellington School of the Arts
14th & V | Langston | May 01,2012 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PRIVATE EVENT: Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

“Your Money Counts” Module 4: Banking
14th & V | Langston | May 02,2012 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Your Money Counts" Module 4: Banking

Private Event hosted by Kennedy Center
14th & V | Langston | May 02,2012 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
A private event in the Langston room! To book an event, click here or contact our Marketing & Events department.

25th Anniversary Celebration | The Women of Plums
14th & V | Langston | May 03,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Special 25th Anniversary Celebration for DC Poet Laureate, Dolores Kendrick's book, The Women of Plums: poems in the voices of slave women. Featuring Poems recited by DC Poet Laureate, Dolores Kendrick & Live Jazz Band

LIVE! from Busboys: Open Mic & Talent Showcase
14th & V | Langston | May 04,2012 | 11:00 pm - 1:30 am
"Live from Busboys" takes place on the first Friday of every month and offers a platform for ALL PERFORMERS - not just poets! Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor/actress, magician, or any other type of performer - we want to see what you've got.

Emerson Preparatory School Student Reading | Private
14th & V | Langston | May 04,2012 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Private reading in the Langston Room

IVLP Luncheon
14th & V | Langston | May 04,2012 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
To book your event please call the Events Team at 202-332-6432.

Curls, Coils, and Conversation
14th & V | Langston | May 05,2012 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Natural Hair Fashion Show and Networking

A.C.T.O.R. Discussion
14th & V | Langston | May 06,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) is a monthly Busboys and Poets open discussion series.

Tejid@s Junt@s / Stitched Together screening with filmmaker in DC
14th & V | Langston | May 06,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A screening of the new short film about Alta Gracia, the living wage union made clothing brand that is the product of 10 years of worker and student organizing! The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Will Delphia.

Author Salvatore Vascellaro, “Out of the Classroom and into the World”
14th & V | Langston | May 07,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes author Salvatore Vascellaro to discuss and sign his new book, Out of the Classroom and into the World: Learning from Field Trips, Educating from Experience, and Unlocking the Potential of Our Students and Teachers.

PRIVATE EVENT: FHI360
14th & V | Langston | May 07,2012 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Private event in the Langston Room.

Internet Society
14th & V | Langston | May 07,2012 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Internet Society

‘Our Spoken Word’
14th & V | Langston | May 08,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
open mic fundraising event hosted by Our Place DC that will showcase the creative abilities of currently and formerly incarcerated women.

Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston | May 08,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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.

Nine on the Ninth Open Mic Poetry featuring Mahogany Browne
14th & V | Langston | May 09,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tonight's Feature: Straight out of NYC, and the host of the legendary, world famous, Nuyorican Poets Café Friday Night Slam; author, publisher, and powerful purposeful poet Mahogany L. Browne!

Author Event, William Katz
14th & V | Langston | May 09,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes William Katz to discuss and sign the new edition of his book, Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage

Locals Unplugged Social Enterprise Salon
14th & V | Langston | May 10,2012 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Think Local First presents Locals Unplugged! With Andy Shallal, Paul Saginaw and Robert Egger

Author Event, Victoria Moran
14th & V | Langston | May 10,2012 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World

“11th Hour” Poetry Slam presented by Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston | May 11,2012 | 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!

Private Graduation Dinner
14th & V | Langston | May 11,2012 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Graduation Dinner

Private Event
14th & V | Langston | May 12,2012 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Film Screening

Community Cinema Screening
14th & V | Langston | May 13,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Cinema Screening. Stay tuned for details!

“State of Aloha” Film Screening
14th & V | Langston | May 13,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Focus-In! Films presents "State of Aloha" as its May Film of the Month and in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Private Event: Capital City Public Charter School
14th & V | Langston | May 14,2012 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Private Event in the Langston Room for Capital City Public Charter School.

Live Music by Stewart Lewis with special guest René Moffat
14th & V | Langston | May 14,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stewart Lewis’ soulful blend of pop and folk has been featured on many TV shows including Ghost Whisperer, Dawson’s Creek, Party of Five, and MTV’s Laguna Beach, as well as the feature films A Four Letter Word, Just Friends, and Firehouse Dog.

Georgetown Day School Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston | May 14,2012 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Private in the Langston Room

Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry Hosted by Pages
14th & V | Langston | May 15,2012 | 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: Leadership Cleveland
14th & V | Langston | May 15,2012 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Private Luncheon. To plan your event, call our events team!

Author Event, Meira Levinson
14th & V | Langston | May 15,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Meira Levinson to discuss and sign her new book, No Citizen Left Behind

Story League Contest 7: Psychic Phenomena
14th & V | Langston | May 16,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Come try your hand at telling a true 7-minute story onstage for a chance to win a $100 cash prize!

Authors Gary Younge and Tania James, “Granta 119: Britain”
14th & V | Langston | May 16,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A Conversation with Gary Younge and Tania James. Moderated by NPR Books Editor, Parul Sehgal

Community Organizing and Climate Disasters: Hope from El Salvador
14th & V | Langston | May 16,2012 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Eco-Viva presents a conversation with Estela Hernandez

NPADC (private dinner)
14th & V | Langston | May 17,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event hosted by NPADC.

Private Casting Call
14th & V | Langston | May 19,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Casting Call

“Sunday Kind of Love” Celebrates Latin American Translations
14th & V | Langston | May 20,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This month's "Sunday Kind of Love" Open Mic Poetry celebrates Latin American translations with Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Naomi Ayala, Patricia Bejarano Fisher, and Yvette Neisser Moreno!

Author Winifred Conkling, “Sylvia & Aki”
14th & V | Langston | May 21,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Winifred Conkling to discuss and sign her new book, Sylvia & Aki

Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Gowri K
14th & V | Langston | May 22,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event - Tuesday Night Open Mic! 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.

Joint Whistleblower Book Signing and Film Screening
14th & V | Langston | May 22,2012 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joint Whistleblower Book Signing & Film Screening

DC Net Impact (DCNI) Impact Investing Series
14th & V | Langston | May 24,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Building an "Impact Investing" Career -- Advice From the Trenches

ASL (American Sign Language) Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston | May 25,2012 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
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.

Author Richard Seymour, “American Insurgents”
14th & V | Langston | May 26,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Richard Seymour to discuss and sign his new book, "American Insurgents: A Brief History of American Anti-Imperialism"

Busboys and Poets Presents Tuesday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Saleem Waters
14th & V | Langston | May 29,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event - Tuesday Night Open Mic! 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.

Visual art installation
14th & V | Entire Restaurant | May 29,2012 | 8:00 am - 11:00 am
New artwork will be installed on this date. The restaurant will remain open to the public during the installation. More details TBA shortly!

PRIVATE EVENT: World Learning
14th & V | Langston | May 29,2012 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Opening luncheon for IVLP.

Salon with Howard Dodson and James Early
14th & V | Langston | May 29,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salon with Howard Dodson and James Early

Artist Reception: Imani Shanklin Roberts & Hermoine Macura
14th & V | Langston | May 30,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join Busboys and Poets in celebrating the arrival of new artwork by Imani Shanklin Roberts, Ibrahim Ali, and Hermoine Macura.

“Ignition”: Prelude to Capturing Fire Queer Spoken Word Festival
14th & V | Langston | May 30,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Come to this unprecedented marathon of established and emerging poets from DC, Baltimore and Virginia.

Authors Gerard McEntee and Lee Saunders, “The Main Street Moment”
14th & V | Langston | May 31,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes authors Gerard McEntee and Lee Saunders to discuss and sign their new book, "The Main Street Moment: Fighting Back to Save the American Dream"

Johnny Graham Album Release Concert
14th & V | Langston | May 31,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Johnny Graham's CD Release Party

Events at 5th & K

Wednesday Night Open Mic Poetry! Hosted by Holly Bass
5th & K | Cullen | May 02,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry Event - Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Holly Bass! 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. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.

Private Event: SIT Graduate Institute
5th & K | Loft | May 02,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Event in the Loft hosted by SIT Graduate Institute

Private Event: Washington Interfaith Network
5th & K | Cullen | May 02,2012 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Private event in the Cullen Room.

Private Event: Stone Soup Cooperative
5th & K | Cullen | May 02,2012 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room.

Private Event: Howard University Middle School
5th & K | Loft | May 03,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Event: Howard University Middle School

Seed Public Charter School Staff Appreciation
5th & K | Loft | May 04,2012 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Teacher Appreciation for the staff of Seed Public Charter School

Taste of Mount Vernon Triangle
5th & K | anywhere | May 05,2012 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taste of Mount Vernon Triangle. For more information click here!

BOOK TALK | “The Night Wanderers: Uganda’s Children and the Lord’s Resistance Army”
5th & K | Cullen | May 07,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Author Wojciech Jagielski will sign and discuss, "The Night Wanderers: Uganda's Children and the Lord's Resistance Army"

Jonathan Randal & Phyllis Bennis, “Witness to Atrocities: Let’s Not Forget - The Vulnerability of Pa
5th & K | Cullen | May 07,2012 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and Busboys and Poets invite you to a presentation & book signing by Jonathan Randal and Phyllis Bennis.

Beltway Poetry Grand Slam 2012
5th & K | Cullen | May 08,2012 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Come see the top 8 poets from the season battle it out for a chance to be on the 2nd ever Beltway Poetry National Slam team and a chance to be crowned the 2012 Beltway Poetry Grand Slam Champion!!

Private Event: Close Up Foundation
5th & K | Cullen | May 08,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room for Close Up Foundation.

Wednesday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Bomani Armah
5th & K | Cullen | May 09,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tonight's host is Bomani Armah! A Busboys and Poetry event.

Local Music Day ...Listen Local First!
5th & K | Entire Restaurant | May 09,2012 | All Day
In support of "DC Local Music Day!" we will be streaming the music of featured local artists throughout the day.

Amazon Watch Inaugural DC Benefit Celebration
5th & K | Cullen | May 10,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The evening will feature the Amazon Watch founder and Executive Director, Atossa Soltani, and an exclusive photo exhibition by world renowned conservation photographer, Cristina Mittermeier.

PRIVATE EVENT: Roundtree Birthday Dinner
5th & K | Loft | May 10,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private event in the Loft.

Compelling Action on Climate Change: Youth, Landmark Legal Action, and Film
5th & K | Cullen | May 10,2012 | 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Compelling Action on Climate Change: Youth, Landmark Legal Action, and Film

PRIVATE EVENT: Graduation Event
5th & K | Cullen | May 11,2012 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

Private Event: Women of Distinction
5th & K | Cullen | May 12,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

Private Event: Abram Graduation
5th & K | Loft | May 12,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Event in the Loft

Zumba Block Party with Vida Fitness
5th & K | anywhere | May 12,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zumba Block Party with Vida Fitness

(S+S) Second Sundays Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen | May 13,2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Calling all singer-songwriters, finger-style guitar players, flatpickers, bluesmen, blueswomen, traveling minstrels, balladeers, acoustic rockers, touring and recording artists, traditional and contemporary solos/duos/ trios, a cappella singers, and musicians and instrumentalists of all styles!

Private Event: Graduation Celebration
5th & K | Loft | May 13,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Event in the Loft.

Private Event: McNeill Graduation Party
5th & K | Loft | May 13,2012 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Private Event: McNeill Graduation Party.

Author Michael Shuman, “Local Dollars, Local Sense”
5th & K | Cullen | May 14,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Author and economy pioneer Michael Shuman will sign and discuss his book, Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity.

PRIVATE EVENT: Meridian International
5th & K | Cullen | May 14,2012 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Private event for Meridian International in the Langston Room.

PRIVATE EVENT: Meridian International
5th & K | Loft | May 14,2012 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Private event in the Loft hosted by Meridian International.

Science Cafe presents “A Tale of Two Bays: Uncovering the Story in Long Term Ecological Data”
5th & K | Cullen | May 15,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Science Cafe presents "A Tale of Two Bays: Uncovering the Story in Long Term Ecological Data"

Author Yangzom Brauen, “Across Many Mountains”
5th & K | Cullen | May 16,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao’s Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom.

Private Event: Stone Soup Cooperative
5th & K | Cullen | May 16,2012 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room for Stone Soup Cooperative

Wednesday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Jonathan Tucker
5th & K | Cullen | May 16,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tonight's host is Jonathan B. Tucker! A Busboys and Poetry Event!

PRIVATE EVENT: Congressional Hunger Center
5th & K | Loft | May 18,2012 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Private event in the Loft.

Private Event: Congressional Hunger Center
5th & K | Cullen | May 18,2012 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room.

Bike to Work Day
5th & K | Patio | May 18,2012 | 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Bike to Work Day

Youth Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen | May 19,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our monthly youth-focused and youth-led series co-hosted by Nichita Mason, a high school senior from Washington Math Science Technology High School, and Jonathan Tucker, DC Youth Slam Team coach.

Stage Performance, “Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale”
5th & K | Cullen | May 20,2012 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
"Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale" is a a montage of spoken word poetry, theatre, dance, and song. Presented by the Harlem KW Project.

One Common Unity presents Common Folk: Voices of a Movement
5th & K | Cullen | May 20,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One Common Unity presents "Common Folk: Voices of a Movement" ...lifting the voices of those who are using their art, music and words to inspire a culture of peace and justice.

PRIVATE EVENT: NPR Staff Dinner
5th & K | Loft | May 20,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event in the Loft hosted by NPR.

Peace Cafè: “Life in Gaza after the Arab Spring, with Mohammed Omer”
5th & K | Cullen | May 20,2012 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Peace Cafè: "Life in Gaza after the Arab Spring, with Mohammed Omer." Mohammed Omer is a Palestinian photojournalist from the Gaza Strip who has reported for numerous media outlets.

CANCELLED! PRIVATE EVENT: theatreWashington
5th & K | Loft | May 21,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CANCELLED! theatreWashington Green Room in the Loft.

Old Schools: The Birth of Hip-Hop Culture in the U.S. and France
5th & K | Cullen | May 21,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Schools: The Birth of Hip-Hop Culture in the U.S. and France discussion presented by Alliance Française de Washington.

Private Event: Close Up Foundation
5th & K | Cullen | May 21,2012 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room for Close Up Foundation.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company
5th & K | Cullen | May 22,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Student dance performance presented by Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company

*SPARKLE* Open Mic Poetry hosted by Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou
5th & K | Cullen | May 23,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A queer-friendly reading series hosted by Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou! ...featuring poets Judson Lewis and Niki Herd.

Private Event: Close Up Foundation
5th & K | Cullen | May 24,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room

The Capital Hip-Hop Soul All-Star Show and Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen | May 24,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Voices of a Movement presents "The Capital Hip-Hop Soul All-Star Show and Open Mic" hosted by Mateo Thomas and featuring performances by....

DC Science Teachers
5th & K | Loft | May 24,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private event in the Loft.

Private Event: Black United Funds
5th & K | Cullen | May 26,2012 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Private Meeting in the Cullen Room.

“State of Aloha” Film Screening
5th & K | Cullen | May 27,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Focus-In! Films presents "State of Aloha" as its May Film of the Month and in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Private Event: Truman Foundation
5th & K | Cullen | May 29,2012 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Private Event in the Cullen Room.

“Driving Sustainability in Retail Supply Chains” - A Panel Discussion presented by Net Impact DC
5th & K | Cullen | May 29,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Net Impact's DC Professional Chapter presents a panel discussion on "Driving Sustainability in Retail Supply Chains." Adam Siegel from the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Taryn Sullivan from Efficiency Exchange (EEx) will discuss how U.S.-based retailers and their international manufacturing partners are developing sustainable supply chains.

Private Event: Discovery Charter School
5th & K | Cullen | May 30,2012 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Private event in the Cullen Room.

PRIVATE EVENT: Iona Conversations Author Event
5th & K | Cullen | May 30,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sarah Lawson
5th & K | Cullen | May 30,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry event! Tonight's host is Sarah Lawson.

Private Event
5th & K | Loft | May 31,2012 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Private event in the Loft.

PRIVATE EVENT: University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
5th & K | Cullen | May 31,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private event in the Cullen Room.

SPOKEN EXPLOSION: CAPTURING FIRE OPENING NIGHT PARTY
5th & K | Cullen | May 31,2012 | 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Capturing Fire : A National Queer Spoken Word Summit and Slam! Capturing Fire will include performance and writing workshops, panel discussions and networking and social opportunities.

Events at Hyattsville

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry!
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 03,2012 | 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.

First Fridays feat. Victor Ekpuk & Cobaya Dance Theater
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 04,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This month's First Fridays presenters are Victor Ekpuk and Cobaya Dance Theater!

PRIVATE EVENT: City of Hyattsville Breakfast
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 04,2012 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Private event hosted by the City of Hyattsville.

PRIVATE EVENT: Alana Williams Dinner
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 05,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event hosted by A. Williams.

Focus-In! Films Presents “State of Aloha” | May Film of the Month
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 06,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Focus-In! Films presents "State of Aloha" as its May Film of the Month and in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Pallas Theatre Collective Presents Criss Cross Cabaret
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 07,2012 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Criss Cross Cabaret will showcase today's hit songs and your favorite musical numbers at its one-night-only engagement.

Rise + Rhyme presents “Under the Baobab Tree with Iya!”
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 07,2012 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
A Busboys and Poets series for local stay-at-home parents and early rising families of all kinds, Rise + Rhyme features performances and stories for children ages 5 and under.

PRIVATE EVENT: UMD School of Music
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 08,2012 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Private event hosted by UMD School of Music.

AUTHOR EVENT: Etan Thomas, “Fatherhood”
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 09,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Spoken word performances and panel discussion with Etan Thomas, author of "Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge", and special invited guests.

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 2Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 10,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry event! Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.

PRIVATE EVENT: B. Reese Graduation Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 12,2012 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event hosted by B. Reese.

Rise + Rhyme featuring Mr. Gabe
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 14,2012 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under.

PRIVATE EVENT: Mt. Rainer Elementary School
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 15,2012 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Private event hosted by Mt. Rainier Elementary School.

“Louder Than A Bomb” Fundraiser & Film Screening
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 15,2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
"Louder Than A Bomb" Fundraiser & Film Screening. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by LOVE the Poet
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 17,2012 | 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 Talent Showcase & Open Mic
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 18,2012 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
LIVE! from Busboys is hosted by Y'Anna Crawley, winner of BET's Sunday's Best and a Stellar Award for New Artist of the Year.

PRIVATE EVENT: K. Grant & S. Mitchell
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 18,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private dinner hosted by K. Grant.

Borderlines: A Bilingual Spanish-English Open Mic feat. Sami Miranda
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 20,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Borderlines: A Bilingual Spanish-English Open Mic hosted by Henry Mills. This month's featured guest is Sami Miranda, an educator, poet and visual artist who has been published in Full Moon on K St and DC Poets Against the War Anthology,

PRIVATE EVENT: UMD Architecture School Graduation Dinner
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 20,2012 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Private event hosted by UMD's Architecture School.

[EVENT CANCELED] Private Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 21,2012 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
[EVENT CANCELED]

Rise + Rhyme featuring Iya
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 21,2012 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under.

PRIVATE EVENT: Pathway Schools
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 23,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Zinn Room hosted by Pathway Schools.

PRIVATE EVENT: A. Healey Breakfast
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 24,2012 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Private event hosted by A. Healey.

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by E-Baby
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 24,2012 | 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: D. Martin Employee Event
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 27,2012 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event hosted by D. Martin.

n/a - EVENT CANCELED
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 28,2012 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
[CANCELED TODAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY]. A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under.

Beltway Drama Series Presents “Alternative Methods”
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 29,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beltway Drama Series Presents "Alternative Methods" by Patricia Davis.

PRIVATE EVENT: Reception Dinner
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 30,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private event in the Zinn Room.

PRIVATE EVENT: C. McKoy Graduation Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 31,2012 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private event hosted by C. McKoy.

Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by DJ Tao
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 31,2012 | 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.

Events at Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington County Crime Solvers Lunch
Shirlington | Robeson | May 02,2012 | 12pm-2pm
Private event in the Robeson Room hosted by Arlington County Crime Solvers.

Organic Happy Hour at Shirlington!
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | May 02,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

Busboys and Poets Presents Change the World Wednesdays - Featuring The Arlington-Alexandria Coalitio
Shirlington | Pauls Den | May 02,2012 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“Change the World Wednesdays” is a monthly Busboys and Poets series that showcases local non-profits and what they’re doing to help inspire positive change in our community of Arlington.

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Pauls Den | May 03,2012 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Rich Hanks
Shirlington | Robeson | May 07,2012 | 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.

Organic Happy Hour at Shirlington!
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | May 09,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Pauls Den | May 12,2012 | 8-10am
Private event in Paul's Den hosted by the Arlington Democrats.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson | May 14,2012 | 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.

Organic Happy Hour at Shirlington!
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | May 16,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Pauls Den | May 17,2012 | 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.

PRIVATE EVENT: Swindell Graduation Party
Shirlington | Pauls Den | May 19,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in Paul's Den.

PRIVATE EVENT: Bennett Graduation
Shirlington | Robeson | May 20,2012 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private event in the Robeson Room.

“State of Aloha” Film Screening
Shirlington | Pauls Den | May 20,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Focus-In! Films presents "State of Aloha" as its May Film of the Month and in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Shirlington | Robeson | May 21,2012 | 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.

Organic Happy Hour at Shirlington!
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | May 23,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase
Shirlington | Robeson | May 25,2012 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
LIVE! from Shirlington takes place on the last Friday of every month and offers a platform for all performers ...musicians, comedians, dancers, thespians, magicians, or any other type of performer!

Author Event: Bernice King
Shirlington | Robeson | May 26,2012 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., will discuss and sign: “Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King,” written by Coretta King’s only sister Edythe Scott Bagley, who died shortly after the book was completed.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry! hosted by Drew Law
Shirlington | Robeson | May 28,2012 | 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.

Organic Happy Hour at Shirlington!
Shirlington | Entire Restaurant | May 30,2012 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Special prices on organic beer, cocktails and wine!

Monthly Book Club: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Shirlington | Robeson | May 30,2012 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The book club meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm. Email melissa@busboysandpoets.com to be added to the mailing list.

PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Economic Development
Shirlington | Pauls Den | May 31,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private event in Paul's Den.