What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

April , 2017

Events at 14th & V

A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)- MISSING- A Sexual Assault Awareness Month Discussion
14th & V | Langston Room | April 2, 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 | April 2, 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.


Eric Liu: YOU’RE MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU THINK
14th & V | Langston Room | April 3, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Eric Liu to present his new book "You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen."


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


NIAC DocuNight #36
14th & V | Langston Room | April 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | April 7, 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.


Wedding
14th & V | Langston Room | April 8, 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.


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


THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL by Timothy B. Tyson
14th & V | Langston Room | April 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes award-winning author Timothy B. Tyson to present his new book THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL.  


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


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | April 16, 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.


Ali Noorani: THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
14th & V | Langston Room | April 17, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Ali Noorani to present his new book "There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration."


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


James Forman: LOCKING UP OUR OWN
14th & V | Langston Room | April 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes James Forman to present his new book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America."


This American Wife- Author Event
14th & V | Langston Room | April 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for this Author event, This American Wife. The book Mali Saveti za Bolji Život (A Little Advice for a Better Life) is a commentary on everyday life and its contradictions in contemporary America.


Wedding Rehearsal Cocktail Hour
14th & V | Langston Room | April 21, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Scott Conroy: VOTE FIRST OR DIE
14th & V | Langston Room | April 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Scott Conroy to present his new book "Vote First or Die: The New Hampshire Primary: America's Discerning, Magnificent, and Absurd Road to the White House."


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


Annabelle Gurwitch: WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE THEY ARE
14th & V | Langston Room | April 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Annabelle Gurwitch to present her new book "Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To."


Derek Hyra: RACE, CLASS, AND POLITICS IN THE CAPPUCINO CITY
14th & V | Langston Room | April 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Derek Hyra to present his new book "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City."

Hyra will be in conversation with Kojo Nnamdi.

This event is part of the WAMU Books Series.


Abubakar Adam Ibrahim & Sarah Ladipo Manyika: SEASON OF CRIMSON BLOSSOMS & LIKE A MULE BRINGING ICE
14th & V | Langston Room | April 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics and Prose at Busboys and Poets 14th & V welcomes Abubukar Adam Ibrahim to present his new book "Season of Crimson Blossoms" and Sarah Ladipo Manyika to present her book "Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun."


Events at 5th & K

Girls & Guitars DC
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 2, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We look forward to vibing with you at the next Girls & Guitars D.C. at Busboys and Poets. Featured artists are Maya Elizabeth, Alexa Vaughn, Jamila Silvera, and south Florida's own Ra-chelle. Plus comedian Kasaun Wilson and spoken word artist Chiereme Fortune. This is a must see show!!! 


Discussion: The Arab Spring, Six Years Later
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 2, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets as we explore these important questions around countering extremism through social entrepreneurship and peace building endeavors. A discussion will be led by social entrepreneurs, Mr. Dhia Otay and Dr. Adina Friedman.


Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An event to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing. Speakers: Michael Kazin, Maria Santelli, David Swanson, Medea Benjamin, and Eugene Puryear.


Private Event: Alumni Event
5th & K | The Loft | April 4, 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Poetryzchyld Thomas | Featuring Piel Cafe Poetry
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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.


An Hour of Storytelling: Hope Amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Inspired by The Moth.
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 6, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Americans for Peace Now hosts The Dove - a series of live storytelling events based on the format of the popular podcast series, The Moth - featuring personal stories that inspire hope for Israeli-Palestinian Peace.


Happy Hour Event: Omid Mehr
5th & K | The Loft | April 8, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 Simply Sherri
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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.


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 15, 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 | April 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.


Busboys and Poets Author Event Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an urgent conversation about social movements, political strategy, and turning the tide in the Trump era. Jonathan Smucker will discuss his new book and the current political landscape with grassroots organizer Scott Roberts—followed by Q&A and a book signing.


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


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 28, 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 | April 3, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 10, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 17, 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 Cocktail Reception
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 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.


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 21, 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 Lissa Piercey
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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 AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 25, 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

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 3, 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 DJ Tao
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 10, 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 2 Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 17, 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 Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 21, 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 | April 24, 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 | No Room Available | April 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 Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 29, 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 | April 1, 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.


Penny Appeal USA’s Monthly Game Night
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 2, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Penny Appeal USA's Monthly Game Night!


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 3, 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.


Poetry/Literary Cafe Event
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 4, 2017 | 6:00 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.


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 9, 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 | April 10, 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 presents What’s Really in the Pot?
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Panel Discussion About Cannabis Controversy and Legislation in Virginia. Join us in conversation about the history of cannabis legislation in Virginia, the impact it has on the economy, as well as it's medicinal effects. 


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 17, 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 Poetry hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 24, 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 | April 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.


“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 28, 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!


Events at Takoma

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under ft. Audrey Engdahl
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 3, 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


Up North Down South Book Signing/ Literacy Discussion
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 7, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Television Anchor and Children's Author Katina Rankin for the "Up North, Down South: City Folk Meet Country Folk" Reading Tour! Rankin addresses similarities and differences that exists among southerners and northerners in a colorful and kid-friendly way!


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under featuring Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 10, 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. 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 12, 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


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted By Mr. Banjo Man
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 17, 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
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 18, 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: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under Hosted by Marsha Goodman-Wood
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | April 24, 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.