What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Events at 14th & V

Indie Lens Pop Up Presents
14th & V | Langston Room | October 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ITVS and WHUT Indie Lens Pop-Up and its community partners present Chasing Trane.  Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.

Events at 5th & K

Private Event: Young Adult Summit
5th & K | The Loft | October 22, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Interactive Variety Show
5th & K | Cullen Room | October 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Tarot Reading is a variety show like none other. A group of eclectic artists create singular acts for one yet many, each inspired by a card of the Tarot. Each act is collaborative, performed for and with one adventurous (consenting) audience member. Part vaudeville, part carnival side-show, part mystical ritual. All Unforgettable.

Events at Ancient Rivers

Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Simba Sana
Ancient Rivers | Second Floor | October 22, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Simba Sana to Ancient Rivers for a reading and signing of his book.

Never Stop is the wrenching memoir of Simba Sana, the cofounder and former leader of Karibu Books, a major indie-bookselling phenomenon and perhaps the most successful black-owned company in the history of the book industry. In this memoir, Sana reveals how his experience with Karibu jumpstarted his lifelong journey to better understanding himself, human nature, faith, and American culture—which ultimately helped him develop the powerful personal philosophy that drives his life today.

Events at Brookland

Web Series Premiere Party/Screening
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | October 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You're invited to The C-Word Premiere Party! It will be an evening of musical performances, a live dj on the 1's and 2's, the screening of the first episode of the web series, and a special cast and crew panel.

Events at Takoma

Young Reader’s Circle with Anike Robinson
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | October 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Anike Robinson of "Books to Brushes" to our Young Readers Circle. This event is suitable for children ages 7-12 and is co-sponsored by Africa Access.