What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Events at 14th & V

CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTHTuesday 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."


Events at 5th & K

​The Contemporary American Theater Festival 2017 Season Announcement in DC!
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for drinks and appetizers at the 5th & K St NW location of Busboys and Poets. Ed Herendeen, CATF’s Producing Director, will unveil the July line-up of our six play repertory of new American theater. The evening will feature scenes and a little 70s “vibe” from the electrifying World Premiere of WELCOME TO FEAR CITY by Kara Lee Corthron.


Events at Hyattsville

Distinguished Awards Banquet
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Events at Shirlington

Resilience SAAM Poetry Slam
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Doorways for Women and Families and the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center on Tuesday, April 18th at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington for Resilience, our annual Spoken Word and Poetry Slam in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased online in advance.


Events at Takoma

Bread & Roses-  LaborFest preview
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.