What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

March , 2017

Events at 14th & V

Networking Event / Panel Meet A company Event
14th & V | Langston Room | March 1, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


​Humanitini: The Creative Economy and the DC Cultural Plan
14th & V | Langston Room | March 2, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets and the Humanities Council of Washington DC presents Humanitini: The Creative Economy and the DC Cultural Plan.  John Howkins coined the term “creative economy” to identify the intersection of arts and humanities entrepreneurship, government policy, and private foundation support. The creative economy defines how a community sees itself. The DC Council’s recent foray into shaping the local creative economy – the DC Cultural Plan – may shape the District’s identity for years to come.


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


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)-Featuring Playwright Nilaja Sun
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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. This month's topic: One-Woman Dynamo and Obie Award Winner Nilaja Sun performs a snippet of her play PIKE STREET. A discussion will follow. 


*SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


Private Book Talk
14th & V | Langston Room | March 6, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 | March 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.


NIAC DocuNight #35
14th & V | Langston Room | March 7, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes The National Iranian American Council to the Langston room for their monthly Docunight. 


Minimum Standard for Mainstreaming Gender Equality- Launch
14th & V | Langston Room | March 8, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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


Alia Malek: THE HOME THAT WAS OUR COUNTRY
14th & V | Langston Room | March 9, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Alia Malek to present their new book "The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria."


Youth Workforce Leaders Academy (YWLA) Session
14th & V | Langston Room | March 9, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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


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


Tressie McMillan Cottom: LOWER ED
14th & V | Langston Room | March 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Tressie McMillan Cottom to present their new book "Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy."


THE HATE U GIVE Angie Thomas
14th & V | Langston Room | March 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Angie Thomas to present her debut novel The Hate U Give. Thomas will be in conversation with Rose Dawson, Executive Director of the Alexandria, VA library.


Working Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | March 13, 2017 | 1:00 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.


Meet the Dean event (Washington University in St. Louis Brown School of Social Work)
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick: WHAT SLAVEHOLDERS THINK
14th & V | Langston Room | March 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick to present their new book "What Slaveholders Think: How Contemporary Perpetrators Rationalize What They Do." 


Meet and Greet with Students on Service Trip and Local Alumnae
14th & V | Langston Room | March 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Agnes Scott College 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.


Wedding Reception
14th & V | Langston Room | March 18, 2017 | 5:00 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.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | March 19, 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.


One Hundred Hungers- Author Event Lauren Camp
14th & V | Langston Room | March 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomesLauren Camp to the Langston Room to present her latest book of poems called One Hundred Hungers.


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


Kanishk Tharoor: SWIMMER AMONG THE STARS
14th & V | Langston Room and The Gallery | March 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Kanishk Tharoor to present their new book "Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories."


Indie Lens Pop Up Presents- Newtown
14th & V | Langston Room | March 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Newtown uses deeply personal testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Through poignant interviews with parents, siblings, teachers, doctors, and first responders, Newtown documents a traumatized community still reeling from the senseless killing, fractured by grief but driven toward a sense of purpose.


Jubilee Jobs presents “The Prison Letters Project” Art Exhibition and Educational Event
14th & V | Langston Room | March 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets for an evening of artwork inspired by returning citizens, spoken word from the Jubilee Jobs community, and light snacks. This event is free, and all donations will directly support Jubilee Jobs.


SPARE THE KIDS by Stacey Patton - Author Event
14th & V | Langston Room | March 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Dr. Stacey Patton to present their book "Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won't Save Black America."


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Charity Blackwell
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


Joi-Marie McKenzie: THE ENGAGEMENT GAME
14th & V | Langston Room | March 28, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Joi-Marie Mckenzie to present their new book "The Engagement Game: Why I Said 'I Don't' to Marriage and 'I Do' to Me."


Kristie Middleton: MEATLESS
14th & V | Langston Room | March 29, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Kristie Middleton to present their new book "Meatless: Transform the Way You Eat and Live - One Meal at a Time."


Policy Breakfast Discussion
14th & V | Langston Room | March 29, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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


Networking Event
14th & V | Langston Room | March 30, 2017 | 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Every child deserves a great teacher, every year. The Urban Teachers program makes this possible by preparing teachers to improve student outcomes in high-need schools and to become highly effective through a 14-month residency, coaching, and a clinically based M.S.Ed. from Johns Hopkins University. The "Grow Your Network" event is a chance for Urban Teachers Fellows and Alumni to eat, drink, and network with local education leaders who will share their advice, experience and insights into their various career paths.


Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | March 30, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

The Howard University Graduate Student Council presents its 4th Annual Open Mic Night! Private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Poetry & Talent Review
14th & V | Langston Room | March 31, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Events at 5th & K

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


Private Roundtable Talk on Progressive Media
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 1, 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 Roundtable Talk on Progressive Media
5th & K | The Loft | March 1, 2017 | 8:00 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 Event: Agents of Change
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 2, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Private Dinner: American Federation of Teachers
5th & K | The Loft | March 2, 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 @ 202-332-1914.


Private Seminar Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 5, 2017 | 6:00 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 Event: Seminar Retreat
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 6, 2017 | 8:00 am - 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.


Private Event: ILSR Board Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 6, 2017 | 6:00 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.


Private Event: Ashville High School Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 7, 2017 | 7:00 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.


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Simply Sherri
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Kick off Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 8, 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: Agnes Irwin School Dinner Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 9, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Students’ Poetry Slam
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 9, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 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: NAIBA SPRING FORUM
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 10, 2017 | 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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


Rehearsal Dinner for Wedding
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 11, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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: Speed Networking Dinner for Ripon College students and young alumni
5th & K | The Loft | March 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Alumni/student networking event
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 13, 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: Newly Admitted Student Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 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 Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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: Vassar Club of DC
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 15, 2017 | 6:30 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.


Private Group Lunch
5th & K | The Loft | March 16, 2017 | 11:45 am - 1:45 pm

Private event in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-1914.


The Story Collider - Storytelling Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 16, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This month we bring you stories of trying to find our place, whether in or through science, as outsiders.


Private Event: CNHI ACC Reception
5th & K | The Loft | March 17, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Private event in The Loft. 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 | March 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.


Private Event: Northwestern University Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Ulrich Boser: LEARN BETTER
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 5th & K welcomes Ulrich Boser to present his new book "Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything."


Private Dinner: Alliance for Middle East Peace
5th & K | The Loft | March 21, 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 @ 202-332-1914.


Private Dinner: Alliance for Middle East Peace
5th & K | The Loft | March 21, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Private event in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-1914.


Bar Theology: Music and Faith (Presentation and Discussion)
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bar Theology is not your average theological discussion. Join us at 5th and K street's Busboys and Poets, where you'll get honest opinions and straight talk about faith, love, work and your daily life experiences. Bar Theology will give you the space to meet other people asking big questions and make new friends to keep the discussion going.


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


Staceyann Chin: Unapologetically Woman
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 22, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Award-winning poet Staceyann Chin: Unapologetically Woman Poetry Tour 


Private Event: Student Organization D.C Tour
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 22, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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


Special Advance Screening of FINDING OSCAR
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a special advance screening of FINDING OSCAR before it opens in theaters. In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. The screening will be followed by a conversation with special guest speakers.


Book Release: “The January Children” by Safia Elhillo
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A reading by Safia Elhillo + guest poets celebrating the release of Elhillo's debut collection, The January Children 


Private Event: Travel Group Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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


Private Event: AIDS Healthcare Foundation
5th & K | The Loft | March 27, 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 @ 202-332-1914.


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


Private Event: Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 29, 2017 | 8:30 am - 11:30 am

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: Speaker Panel Discussion
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 29, 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: ASTD Networking Reception
5th & K | The Loft | March 30, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Private Reception: ACLU
5th & K | The Loft | March 30, 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 @ 202-332-1914.


NYUAD Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 30, 2017 | 8:00 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.


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 31, 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

Family Movie Night in Brookland
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 1, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

All you kids and kids at heart, grab your P.J.'s and blankets and curl up with Busboys and Poets for our Surprise Family Movie Night! The movies will be appropriate for everyone but will remain a mystery until the day of. There's a special kids menu, and our delicious regular menu for adults and guardians. This event is free of charge!


Focus In! Film Series presents “Girls Rising”
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 5, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community and Media Education Foundation presents a screening and discussion of the film Girl Rising. Please join us as we prove that if we educate girls, we can change the world!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Charity Blackwell
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


Film & Discussion - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy:Billionaires and Ballot Bandits - Feat. Greg Pa
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, tells the story of how they did it. This entertaining and informative documentary by Investigative reporter Greg Palast, exposes Crosscheck a GOP campaign to purge millions of minority voters in 30 states.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


Live Painting of the Arts Fundraiser and Mini Expo
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Shantelle at Busboys and Poets for the "Live Painting of the Arts Fundraiser and Mini Expo".


Princeton Alumni Family Dinner
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 26, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Private event in the Pearl Bailey Room. To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.  


Professional Development Session for Artists with Actors Fund
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 29, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Private event in the Pearl Bailey Room. To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432.


Fairtrade Chocolate Tasting and Coffee Pairing
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 31, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You’re invited to sample FREE Fairtrade chocolate & Busboys and Poets coffee


Events at Hyattsville

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


Penny Appeal USA’s Monthly Game Night!
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 5, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Penny Appeal USA's Monthly Game Night!


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 6, 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.


​Chalkboard Confessions: A Talk Show for Educators
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 8, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A live talk show for educators and about education. The show addresses topics ranging from education, politics to taboo events.


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


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 13, 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.


Private Event: UMD Mechanical Engineering
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 14, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private event in the Zinn Room. To schedule an event, please complete our inquiry form.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 20, 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 | March 23, 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 | March 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: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 27, 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 hosted by Kosi
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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.


Events at Shirlington

Private Event: Settlement Group Breakfast
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 1, 2017 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Private event in the Robeson Room. 


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

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


Private Event
Shirlington | Paul's Den | March 3, 2017 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Private event in the Robeson Room To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432.


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington
Shirlington | Paul's Den | March 4, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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.


Wellness Revolution and No More Martyrs presents: Resist.Rest.Repeat - Fight Mental Health Stigma wi
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 9, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Resist.Rest.Repeat - Fight Mental Health Stigma with Revolutionary Self Care. Film screening and panel discussion on mental health awareness in the black female community.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 11, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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 | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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.


Art Exhibit
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private event in the Robeson Room To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432. 


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Paul's Den | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 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: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Culture Queen
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 28, 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.


“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 31, 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!


Sisterhood Dinner
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 31, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Private event in the Robeson Room To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432.


Events at Takoma

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under ft. Audrey Engdahl
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 6, 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


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 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


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 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: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 13, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Culture Queen creates fun and cultural experiences for your royal children! Join her at Rise and Rhyme for interactive storytelling, music and movement activities that build your prince or princesses child’s self esteem while introducing them to diverse cultures from many royal lands. 


Association of Black Psychologists Presents: A Memorial for Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 18, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The DC Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) invites you to attend the 2nd Annual Fundraising Brunch. ABPsi has a proud history of scholarship and service to the mental health profession and social advocacy; we hope to help continue this legacy through fundraising. This fundraising event includes a delicious brunch, door prizes, extravagant raffles, networking activities, entertainment, and guest speakers.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted By Mr. Banjo Man
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 20, 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, stay-at-home parents, and early rising families of all kinds.


Bread & Roses “We Were There” (Women’s History Month Special)
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 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. 


Book launch for the Common Trees of Yasuni, Ecuador
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Nicolás Guillén Room to celebrate the biodiversity and culture of Ecuador with our launch of the much-anticipated Common Trees of Yasuní. Our guest speakers include Ryan Killackey, director of the multi-award winning film Yasuní Man, screening at the DC Environmental Film Festival March 19 & 24.


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted by Marsha Goodman-Wood
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 27, 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 feature is Marsha Goodman-Wood.


FLOW Tour for One Tribe Movement dedicated to NODAPL
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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