What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

December , 2017

Events at 14th & V

LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | December 1, 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.


Dinner for students of African American Studies
14th & V | Langston Room | December 1, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Millersville University African American Studies program to the Langston Room for this Private Event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) | “IE” Code for COINTELPRO
14th & V | Langston Room | December 3, 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.  December 2017's A.C.T.O.R. will be about the latest, sanctioned FBI surveillance of African American organizations called 'Black Identity Extremist' report.


*SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | December 3, 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.


A People’s History Trivia Night
14th & V | Langston Room | December 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you 'A People's History' buff? Join us for a fun night of questions and answers about the history often missing from textbooks---- the role of women, people of color, labor, and other social movements!


Premiere Film Screening |  Patriotic Treason: The Story of John Brown
14th & V | Langston Room | December 4, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

PATRIOTIC TREASON: The Story of John Brown Film Screening / Stage Reading


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Twain Dooley
14th & V | Langston Room | December 5, 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.


Brunch is Hell with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | December 6, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome hosts of the hit podcast and public radio show The Dinner Party Download to Busboys and Poets to discuss their new book "Brunch is Hell."


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess
14th & V | Langston Room | December 8, 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.


Grantee Showcase—Speaking/Performing Oral Histories from Across DC
14th & V | Langston Room | December 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Joseph LMS Green
14th & V | Langston Room | December 12, 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.


Arts for Kids: An Evening of Music and Theater
14th & V | Langston Room | December 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Pratham DC Young Professionals for an evening of music and theatre presented by the SAPAN Institute - The South Asian Performing Arts Network and Institute. All proceeds will go toward supporting Pratham and child education in India. Tickets will be $15 at the door.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | December 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! 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.


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | December 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The DC Anti-Violence Project seeks to use spoken word, dance, poetry, visual art, and other forms of artistic expression to bring DC LGBT communities together for a night of healing and self-expression to prevent violence in and against our communities and to support the survivors that live in our midst.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson
14th & V | Langston Room | December 19, 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.


Holiday Party
14th & V | Langston Room | December 19, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Hillcrest Children and Families Center to the Langston Room for this private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with Special host Charity Blackwell 12.26.17
14th & V | Langston Room | December 26, 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 5th & K

5th Annual Vagina Monologues East of the River Presents: Kinks, Locs, and Love Film Screening & Talk
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 2, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is part of The Vagina Monologues East River 2017 Campaign. Proceeds are donated to local beneficiaries who work to help women recover from abusive relationships.


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: The Analytic Couch
5th & K | The Loft | December 3, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Dr. Nathan Kravis to discuss his new book On the Couch: A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud. Dr. Kravis will be joined in conversation with Harry Cooper, Curator and Head of Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art.


Private Luncheon: IVLP Group
5th & K | The Loft | December 4, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call us at the events office @ 202-302-1914.


Create More Flow with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | December 5, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

There's no doubt about it, the holiday season is hectic.  But when we are in flow, we are "in the zone." We are more creative and more productive. But flow isn’t just about unlocking engagement and impact in the workplace. Flow ultimately rests on the ability to turn our attention back to our bodies, wellness, and work-life balance. Take some time to unwind and create more flow with Busboys and Poets Books and author Dr. Camille Preston.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 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.


Carol Schwartz in Conversation with Andy Shallal Presented by Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | December 6, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome former at-large D.C. Council member and five-time mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz to Busboys and Poets to discuss her autobiography “Quite a Life! From Defeat to Defeat … and Back,” about her life story as well as a front-row view of local D.C politics spanning five decades. She will be joined in conversation with Andy Shallal. 


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Michael Twitty
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome renowned culinary historian and author Michael Twitty to Busboys and Poets to discuss his new book "The Cooking Gene."


Holiday Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 11, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 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 | December 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.


Dig Where You Are with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | December 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books in welcoming author Nan Alexander Doyal to 5th and K. For anyone who has ever wondered if what they do matters or how they might make a difference but doesn’t know where to start– Nan Alexander Doyal’s voice is what you’ve been waiting for.


Private Event: Office Holiday Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 14, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 16, 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 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.


Private Event: Business Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 20, 2017 | 11:00 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 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.


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | December 29, 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


Events at Brookland

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Charity Blackwell
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 4, 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 - Drum Lady K   12.4.17
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 4, 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 


Science Café 360
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 5, 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.


​Humanitini:​ DC graffiti art and murals
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 7, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 11, 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 - Drum Lady K   12.11.17
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 11, 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


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi Dunn
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 15, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 18, 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 - Banjo Man 12.18.17
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 18, 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 


CANCELLED-Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 25, 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 & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | December 26, 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.  


Events at Hyattsville

15th Anniversary Party w/ a Holiday Twist
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 2, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 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 - Banjo Man 12.4.17
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 4, 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 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 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.


SPAC All Staff End-of-Year Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 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 - The Great Zucchini 12.11.17
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 11, 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: The Great Zucchini


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2 Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 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.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 15, 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Drum Lady K   12.18.17
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 18, 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 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 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.


Thursday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by E-baby
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | December 30, 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.


Events at Shirlington

Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington
Shirlington | Paul's Den | December 2, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Book Club meets at the Busboys and Poets in Shirlington on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9am-11am.


An Evening with Jeanette” MsNightLyfe” Ferrell Presented by Busboys and Poets Books
Shirlington | Paul's Den | December 3, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome poet and author Jeanette MsNightLyfe Ferrell to Shirlington to discusse her new book Reclaiming My Time: A Practical Guide to Self-Care. In Reclaiming My Time: A Practical Guide To Self-Care, the author addresses the hard topic of self-love and applying that love to the care of women, particularly women of color. 


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 4, 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 Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Monthly luncheon and discussion in the Robeson Room hosted by the Arlington Senior Democrats.


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Paul's Den | December 9, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 10, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 11, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 18, 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.


Bread & Roses- Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth P
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bread and Roses presents: Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America An explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution.


Staff Holiday Party
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 19, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 25, 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: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Mr,. Banjo Man
Shirlington | Robeson Room | December 26, 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 Mr. Banjo.


Events at Takoma

2nd Annual Takoma Wellness Center Staff Holiday Party
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 2, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Auction and Art Exhibition
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 3, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Join Us For A Delightful Social Gathering, And The Rare Opportunity To Meet The Actual Artist!


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - The Great Zucchini 12.4.17
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 4, 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: The Great Zucchini


Rolling Terrace Holiday Staff Party
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 7, 2017 | 4:30 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.


Holiday Book Fair
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 9, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Busboys and Poets Books is thrilled to host the Takoma Park Book Fair on Saturday, December 9th from 2:00-5:00pm. Come eat, drink, and be merry with us as we offer great discounts on books and Busboys merchandise, a chance to meet (and purchase signed books from) local authors, and, as always, great food. 


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 10, 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: Featuring - Drum Lady K 12.11.17
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 11, 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 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 13, 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


Anacostia Watershed Society - Watershed Wednesday Happy Hour
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 13, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in supporting the Anacostia Watershed Society to focus on protecting and restoring the Anacostia River and it's watershed communities.  Anacostia Watershed Society hosts a variety of Happy Hours that include both educational and recreational programs to educate local residents to the river and watershed issues .


Landis Architects/Builders Holiday Party
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 15, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 12.18.17
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 18, 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: Frolic the Fox


Bread and Roses: Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 19, 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. 


Bread and Roses: Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 20, 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. 


Pajama Jammie Jam
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 22, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | December 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: Audrey Engdahl