What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

November , 2017

Events at 14th & V

DC Internationals MESALI
14th & V | Langston Room | November 2, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books and DC Internationals MESALI as we welcome author Steven Cook to our 14th and V location. Books will be available before and after the event.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | November 3, 2017 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers.


Straightjacket Standup Comedy Tour
14th & V | Langston Room | November 3, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Famed comedian Sunda Croonquist is headlining a national comedy tour of four misfit comedians appropriately titled "Sunda's Straightjacket Comedy Tour". $25 at the door.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)-Alternatives to Calling the Police
14th & V | Langston Room | November 5, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. 


*SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | November 5, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! *SPARKLE* Open Mic Poetry is a queer-friendly and focused reading series that has featured an array of LGBT-dedicated poets. Hosted by Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou.


Chocolate City - Author Event with Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove
14th & V | Langston Room | November 6, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome authors Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove to discuss their new book Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital.


IVLP Working Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Twain Dooley
14th & V | Langston Room | November 7, 2017 | 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.


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Trita Parsi
14th & V | Langston Room | November 7, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Trita Parsi to 14th and V to discuss his book "Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy." Books will be available before and after the event. 


Book Event: Cuba Libre: A 500-Year Quest for Independence
14th & V | Langston Room | November 8, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for a joint IPS-Busboys and Poets timely talk and book signing with Philip Brenner and Peter Eisner, co-authors of Cuba Libre: A 500-Year Quest for Independence. All of the royalties from the book sales at this event will go to IPS' Saul Landau Fellowship, so named after our formidable IPS colleague.


Muslims for American Progress- An Exhibit and Discussion of Muslim Portraitures
14th & V | Langston Room | November 9, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in the Langston Room for Muslims for American Progress- An Exhibit and Discussion of Muslim Portraiture.


DC Youth Workforce Leaders Academy
14th & V | Langston Room | November 9, 2017 | 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess
14th & V | Langston Room | November 10, 2017 | 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! Enjoy two rounds of high intensity poetry, with the audience choosing a winner.


Courageous Warriors Book Signing
14th & V | Langston Room | November 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in the Langston Room for this bok talk/discussion featuring Lee F. Satterfield, a survivor of childhood osteosarcoma, who went on to a distinguished legal career culminating as Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.


The Event Photo Slam 2017: The Event
14th & V | Langston Room | November 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Slam is back! After continuing to draw a capacity crowd to Busboys and Poets as a signature event of Fotoweek DC, the Photoworks Photo Slam returns for year eight. 


Author Event: American Forests
14th & V | Langston Room | November 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join American Forests in the Langston Room for this book talk featuring David Haskell. He will be discussing his book The Songs of Trees.


Basketball Team Trip
14th & V | Langston Room | November 13, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Joseph LMS Green
14th & V | Langston Room | November 14, 2017 | 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.


Dinner/Discussion
14th & V | Langston Room | November 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Story Slam
14th & V | Langston Room | November 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Collective DC and Teach for America alumni of color board, is hosting its second annual Story Slam, a live storytelling event and opportunity for the DC Region to come together to hear stories that reflect our diversity, passion, and courage.


Open Mic Night- Monologues for Dialogue
14th & V | Langston Room | November 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monologues for Dialogue is brought to you by Project Nur, a student-led initiative of the American Islamic Congress (AIC) that empowers college student leaders to promote interfaith and interethnic understanding.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 11.19.2017
14th & V | Langston Room | November 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment.


Hitler’s American Model with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | November 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high age of Jim Crow in America. What were there links between the two nightmare regimes? What does the history of American White Supremacy in the age of Hitler tell us about American White Supremacy today? James Q. Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School and author of Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law. He will be joined in conversation by Donté Stallworth, a former NFL wide receiver and current CNN contributor.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson
14th & V | Langston Room | November 21, 2017 | 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.


Indie Lens Pop Up Presents- I am Not Your Negro
14th & V | Langston Room | November 26, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ITVS and WHUT Indie Lens Pop-Up and its community partners present Chasing Trane.  


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Not a Crime to Be Poor
14th & V | Langston Room | November 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 am

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Peter Edelman of "Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America" to 14th and V. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. 


IVLP “Women as Political and Community Leaders” Opening Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | November 27, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K
14th & V | Langston Room | November 28, 2017 | 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.


Trivia with Max and Kris of Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | November 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Shake off the turkey blues and join Busboys and Poets Books as we bring trivia to 14th and V on Tuesday, November 27. Teams of two to four will have an opportunity to show off their book smarts with eight rounds of questions. We'll bring the prizes, you bring the brains.


9/11 Speed Consulting
14th & V | Langston Room | November 29, 2017 | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Speed Consulting is a half-day event that pairs nonprofits with a series of professional experts for quick but targeted consulting and advice around key organizational needs. Brought to you by Taproot.


Events at 5th & K

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 1, 2017 | 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.


Busboys and Poets Books Presents :Rene Denfeld
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 1, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome bestselling author Rene Denfeld to our 5th and K location, in conversation with David Swinson. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event.


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Scott Shapiro
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 2, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Scott Shapiro to our 5th and K location to discuss his new book. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event.


Private Event: LISTENING PARTY WITH IU’S MDPI AND MEMNON
5th & K | The Loft | November 3, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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


Private Event: Cocktail Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Private Event: Sierra Club
5th & K | The Loft | November 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Private Event: Young Adult Summit
5th & K | The Loft | November 5, 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.


A Night of Visual Impact: The Boy from H2 and B’Tselem’s Camera Project
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 6, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Screening of The Boy from H2 followed by a conversation with Helen Yanovsky, filmmaker and B’Tselem’s Archive Manager, Chelsey Berlin, B’Tselem USA’s Director, and moderated by Ori Nir, Americans for Peace Now’s Director of Communications and Public Engagement.


Private Event: Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers Annual Member Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 7, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Private Event: American Society of Safety Engineers
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 7, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Simply Sherri
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 8, 2017 | 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: Closing Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Private Event: Offsite Team Building
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


Welcome Reception for Women’s Retreat
5th & K | The Loft | November 10, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Private Event:Scientific Symposium and Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Private Reception: Equal Rights Center
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


LGBTQ Financial Seminar
5th & K | The Loft | November 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Tagg Magazine in the Cullen Room for this LGBTQ centered, financial seminar. 


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan Tucker
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 15, 2017 | 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: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 16, 2017 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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


​Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Presents: Viva Venezuela: A Concert for Human Rights in Venezuela
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights for a musical celebration honoring Alfredo Romero, the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate.


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Sectarianization
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome authors Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel in conversation about their book: Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East.

 


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 22, 2017 | 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.


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 24, 2017 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?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. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by Fred Beam


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Jonathan Tucker
5th & K | Cullen Room | November 29, 2017 | 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 Ancient Rivers

Language Exchange Happy Hour
Ancient Rivers | Bar | November 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Attention all lovers of cultures and languages! Come join us for a happy hour language exchange ranging from French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic 


Events at Brookland

Science Café 360
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 1, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Science Café 360° is a casual forum, held at a local coffee shop, for community members to talk with pioneering health researchers about pressing local health issues.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Charity Blackwell
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 6, 2017 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Banjo Man
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 6, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Featuring: Banjo Man

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!


National Capital Presbytery Meeting
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 7, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


Continuing Education
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 13, 2017 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Marsha Goodman-Wood
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 13, 2017 | 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: Marsha Goodman-Wood


DC AAP & DC AAPD Networking Event
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you a Pediatrician or Dentist in DC? Come join the DC Chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistryfor a networking event!


Fundraiser: Aya Inc.
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Aya, Inc. as we celebrate our first year and raise money for our 2017 programming


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi Dunn 11.17.2017
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 17, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

College Open Mic Night is an open mic event featuring groups or individuals from particular colleges who are invited to perform, followed by an open mic for college students and other audience members.


A.W.E. (All Women Everywhere) Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 20, 2017 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring: Zig Zag the Magic Man 11.20.17
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 20, 2017 | 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


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 27, 2017 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring: Audrey 11. 27.17
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 27, 2017 | 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: Audrey


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 28, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Presents: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM. DC's only Poetry Slam, Inc certified slam event meets the last Tuesday of every month at Busboys and Poets' Brookland location.  


Busboys and Poets Presents “ART TALK”: Outside Art
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | November 30, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in the Pearl Bailey Room for Busboys and Poets Art Talk entitled "Outsider Art". Outsider art is art by self-taught art makers. Typically, those labeled as outsider artists have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions. In many cases, their work is discovered only after their deaths. Often, outsider art illustrates extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds.


Events at Hyattsville

Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 2, 2017 | 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.


90th Birthday Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 3, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Wedding Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 4, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Then Sing My Soul
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 5, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for "Then Sings My Soul Musical” a 90 minute stage play is a stirring production that brings the audience face to face with women and men who are in the fight of their lives. “Is Not Just Another stage play, but a Movement”


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Marsha Goodman-Wood
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 6, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Featuring: Marsha Goodman-Wood

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!


“Can We End Permawar” with David Swanson
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 7, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Scared by USA Commander in Chief? Can We End Permawar? 1 Year of Trump, 99 Years since Armistice Day. Find out how you can strengthen the voices demanding peace. You don’t want to miss hearing this extraordinary activist and brilliant speaker. And be sure to invite your friends.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2 Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 9, 2017 | 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.


Retirement Ceremony
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 10, 2017 | 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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


50th Birthday Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 11, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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


We Fight Rally #RallyUp
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 12, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We Fight Foundation invites you to #RALLYUP  

This rally is for our youth to empower them to fight against their battlefields of their minds #rallyup2savelives


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Skip
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 13, 2017 | 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: Mr. Skip 


Professional Development Training
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 14, 2017 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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


Bread & Roses - No Room for Refugees: A Program of 4 Short Films (DCIFF)
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film Synopsis: Coming Soon 

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 16, 2017 | 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 Now Fitness - Lil’ Black Dress Red Carpet Reveal
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 17, 2017 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers.


Volunteer Appreciation
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring Banjo Man 11.20.17
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 20, 2017 | 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: Banjo Man 


Black Friday Special Open Mic Hosted by E-Baby feat Munday Nite
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 24, 2017 | 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 25, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Busboys and Poets Book Club in Hyattsville meets on the last Saturday of every month at 9am in the Zinn Room.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Drum Lady K 11.27.17
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 27, 2017 | 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 


60th Birthday Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 28, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you want to get more involved in the local food system? It’s much bigger than you’d think! Our food policy council, the Prince George's County Food Equity Council helps local residents grow, sell, and choose healthy foods. Join us for a meeting to learn more about local food policy and all the good work being done in our County. Join a workgroup discussion and engage with organizations working to support local farms and bring healthy, sustainably produced food to their neighborhoods.


A Leadership Greater Washington - Prince George’s Holiday Gathering
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Leadership Greater Washington - Prince George's Holiday Gathering

Hosted by Derrick L. Davis, Andrea C. Harrison, Dannielle Glaros, Karen Toles, Todd Turner, Mel Franklin, Camille Exum, Howard Stone Jr., Artis Hampshire-Cowan, Dorothy Bailey, Beverly Silverberg, Elizabeth Hewlett, Calvin Hawkins, Charlene Dukes, Angela Alsobrooks, Glenda Wilson, Manuel Geraldo, and Doug Duncan

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

6:30PM to 8:30PM

Busboys and Poets

5331 Baltimore Avenue

Hyattsvile, MD 20781

RSVP by 11/24 by emailing zcooperstein@lgwdc.org

Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate.


Customer Service Award
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 29, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Kosi
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 30, 2017 | 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.


ARHU Dean’s Fall Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | November 30, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Events at Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington
Shirlington | Paul's Den | November 4, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Book Club meets at the Busboys and Poets in Shirlington one Saturday of every month from 9am-11am. The BB&P Shirlington Book Club will be discussing Stamped from the Beginning for November and December, by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 6, 2017 | 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Paul's Den | November 11, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 12, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: The War on Kids
Shirlington | Paul's Den | November 12, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Cara Drinan to discuss her new book "The War on Kids: How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way."  Books will be available for purchase before and after the event.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 13, 2017 | 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis.


Corporate Retreat
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 16, 2017 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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


Author book talk and signing
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 20, 2017 | 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.


“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 24, 2017 | 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!


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 27, 2017 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme:Featuring: Drum Lady K   11.27.17
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 28, 2017 | 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 


Bread & Roses- No Room for Refugees: A Program of 4 Short Films (DCIFF)
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. 


Local Author Showcase: Paula Whitacre
Shirlington | Robeson Room | November 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a local author showcase with Virginia author Paula Tarnapol Whitacre as she discusses her new book "A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time." Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. This event is co-hosted by The Energy Club.


Events at Takoma

Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Pernessa Seele
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 2, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Pernessa C. Seele to our Takoma location. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event.


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Kwame Alexander
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 5, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books at Takoma for a very special afternoon of poetry and rock ’n’ roll!

You will be treated to a poetry reading by Newberry Award Medalist Kwame Alexander, who will present excerpts from his new book "Solo," and hear musician Randy Preston perform original music composed for the book. All this followed up with a Q&A and book signing with author Kwame Alexander. 


Busboys & Poets Presents: Butterscotch and Be Steadwell
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 5, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a special evening of music with Washington D.C.'s very own Be Steadwell and Butterscotch, the world's first female beatbox champion from California. This will be a night of powerhouse talent by two queer, live-looping, soulful women, sharing the stage for the first time!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Audrey
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 6, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Audrey


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 8, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 Donation


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Glyn Robbins
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Glyn Robbins to Takoma to discuss his new book There's No Place: The American Housing Crisis and What It Means for the UK." Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. 


Soul Cypher
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 9, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Ginger Snaps & Purple Tea presents an OPEN MIC / SOUL CYPHER with LIVE music that's guranteed to get into your SOUL!!

Hosted by: Miranda Sanders

Live Music by: Dre

Think you have what it takes to SING/PERFORM in an Open Mic Cypher? If so send an email to: gingersnapsandpurpletea@gmail.com

Get your tickets now, because at the door it is $15


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 12, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday Jazz & Verse Open Mic Poetry & Jazz Night! A Busboys and Poetry Event. Every second Sunday, cap off brunch with two hours of incredible music and poetry! Audiences can expect a diverse array of spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and more with a Jazz soundtrack! It will feature the sounds of a professional Jazz Band to groove us into the night. All are welcomed to perform, or enjoy a night of Jazz & Verse!


Rise + Rhyme Touring Performer Special: JASON DINDER & THE JUNGLE GYM JAM
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 13, 2017 | 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!

Featuring touring performer: Jason Dinder and the Jungle Gym Jam


Young Adult Paint and Sip
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring: Audrey 11.20.17
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 20, 2017 | 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: Audrey


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Marc Fasanella
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Marc Fasanella to present his new book "Ralph Fasanella: Images of Optimism." Forged by the political tumult and aftermath of two World Wars, Marc's father Ralph became a student of the human condition and advocate for a better life for all. He formed a view of American society that was critical and clear eyed, communicated his insight through his art, and shed light on what a more reasoned society would look like.


Bread & Roses -  No Room for Refugees: A Program of 4 Short Films (DCIFF)
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. 


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 25, 2017 | 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. Today's performer is: Culture Queen


Painting for Peace - Painting. Dreaming. Resisting.
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 25, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Painting. Dreaming. Resisting. is a monthly series of expressive painting workshops wherein participants will explore their own creative expression as a meditative process. This month's theme is HOPE!! Join us on Saturday November 25, 2017 as we paint the image of a butterfly displayed on the flyer.


Young Readers Circle - Barbara Carney-Coston
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 26, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Barbara Carney-Coston of "To the Copper Country" to our Takoma Young Readers Circle. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. This event is suitable for children ages 7-12.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring: Marsha Goodman-Wood 11.27.17
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 27, 2017 | 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: Marsha Goodman-Wood


Field Trip
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 30, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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


Not in the Name of Climate! Human Rights, Climate Justice, and the New Nuclear Renaissance in India
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | November 30, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with activists and experts on grassroots climate justice movements in India.