What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

August , 2017

Events at 14th & V

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


Staff leadership retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | August 1, 2017 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Non-profit celebration and fundraiser
14th & V | Langston Room | August 2, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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


Stand Up For Democracy Event
14th & V | Langston Room | August 3, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a Toast and Reunion at the flagship location of Busboys and Poets, at 14th & V streets NW, as we celebrate two decades of advocating, educating, mobilizing and organizing for DC STATEHOOD! FREE DC NOW!


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | August 4, 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)- Perceptions and Practice
14th & V | Langston Room | August 6, 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 | August 6, 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.


Listening Forum for Member Program Staff
14th & V | Langston Room | August 7, 2017 | 10:00 am - 12:00 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 | August 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.


SoulCycle Staff Party
14th & V | Langston Room | August 9, 2017 | 7:00 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.


AmeriCorps Graduation
14th & V | Langston Room | August 9, 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.


Filming for a Documentary
14th & V | Langston Room | August 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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


Student Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | August 10, 2017 | 2:00 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.


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


Department of State International Visitor Leadership Luncheon
14th & V | Langston Room | August 14, 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 Drew Anderson
14th & V | Langston Room | August 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.


Premiere of Marlon
14th & V | Langston Room | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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


Anacostia High School Backpack Fund
14th & V | NO ROOM AVAILABLE | August 19, 2017 | 9:00 am - 9:00 am

Join Busboys & Poets Books in welcoming the students of Anacostia back to school! This weekend, 8/19 - 8/20, Busboys & Poets Books will donate 10% of all bookstore profits to Anacostia High School to help with their backpack fund. So stop in for a bite, grab a book, and support a great cause!


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry
14th & V | Langston Room | August 20, 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.


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


Filming Christians at Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston Room | August 23, 2017 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


“A Stone of Hope” Book Release & Signing
14th & V | Langston Room | August 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the National Juvenile Defender Center as they welcome author and activist Jim St. Germain for a discussion and signing of his new memoir, A Stone of Hope. 


Encompass Launch Party
14th & V | Langston Room | August 27, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Encompass, a new organization dedicated to fostering racial diversity and inclusivity in the animal protection movement, launched on August 1. Part of our kick off is a 1-month matched fundraising campaign, which ends September 1. Join us in the Langston Room to find out more.


Tuesday Night Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | August 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.


Ibram Kendi in Conversation with Andy Shallal
14th & V | Langston Room | August 29, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys & Poets Books in welcoming author Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Andy Shallal. 


Events at 5th & K

Ford Foundation Staff Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | August 1, 2017 | 7:00 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.


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


​Private Event: Beloit College Alumni Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 2, 2017 | 5:00 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.


Private Event: Antioch University
5th & K | The Loft | August 3, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


DC AFLC Big Tent
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 3, 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: American Psychological Association Division 17
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 3, 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.


SVP Reception
5th & K | The Loft | August 3, 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.


Private Event: Social for APA Division 47: The Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psycholo
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 4, 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.


Private Event: Dinner for Early Career Psychologist
5th & K | The Loft | August 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Haiti Will Not Perish - Author Event with Michael Deibert
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 6, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Michael Deibert to our 5th and K location to discuss his new book Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History.


Bonnti Launch Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 7, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bonnti App features the hair styles you want and connects you with the hair stylists who can actually make it happen! Bonnti is crash landing onto your phones on August 7th! To celebrate the arrival of your new favorite app we’re THROWING A PARTY!!!


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


IVLP opening lunch
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 14, 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.


Does Your Mama Know?
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 15, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ZAMI + Makers Lab present Does Your Mama Know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories


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


Private Event: LAYC Poetry Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 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.


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 19, 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: ACS Publications
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 20, 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.


Sold Out: Sixth & I and Author Derek Hyra
5th & K | The Loft | August 20, 2017 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sold out! It’s no secret that DC is growing at a rapid pace. But is the city changing for the better? How do new restaurants, bars, and apartment complexes change the nature of a community? And more importantly, what can we do to make sure that new growth benefits all residents equally?


Private Event: Networking Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 21, 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.


VegFest Media Launch Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 22, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets is a sponsor of VegFest DC 2017 


​Private Event: DSM Engineering Plastic Morning Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 22, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 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: Baby Shower
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 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 | August 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.


Davis Projects for Peace Summer Showcase/Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Witness peace through empathy and understanding. This event is open to the public.


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 25, 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


Private Event: Dyson Bridal Shower
5th & K | The Loft | August 27, 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 @ 202-332-6432.


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


National Student Poets, Partners & Alumni Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | August 30, 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.


Yappy Hour
5th & K | Patio | August 30, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your pup to Yappy Hour on the patio, 5 -7 pm Wednesdays. Happy Hour specials available including a complimentary Bark-a-rita  with every human drink! Doggie Treats provided by Big Bad Woof Takoma & Brookland. 


Events at Brookland

Retirement Party
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | August 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 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.


Sip and Sign Poetry Book Launch Party
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | August 6, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate the release of Break the Silence & Bloom – My Poetic Testimonies, written by new author and poet Francine “Sistah Fran” Umaru. Enjoy an evening of spoken word poetry and comedy while you SIP on a beverage (non-alcoholic) of your choice for FREE… and don’t forget to get your book SIGNED!!!


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


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


Company Happy Hour
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | August 14, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 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.


Staff Training/Orientation
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | August 15, 2017 | 9:00 am - 1:00 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.


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi Dunn
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | August 18, 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 | August 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.


Yappy Hour
Brookland | Patio | August 23, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your pup to Yappy Hour on the patio, 5 -7 pm Wednesdays. Happy Hour specials available including a complimentary Bark-a-rita  with every human drink! Doggie Treats provided by Big Bad Woof Takoma & Brookland. 


Medical Education for Patients
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | August 24, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercy
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | August 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 AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | August 29, 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

Yappy Hour
Hyattsville | Patio | August 2, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your pup to Yappy Hour on the patio, 5 -7 pm Wednesdays. Happy Hour specials available including a complimentary Bark-a-rita  with every human drink! Doggie Treats provided by Big Bad Woof Takoma & Brookland. 


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


Busboys Books Hyattsville Grand Opening
Hyattsville | No Room Available | August 5, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Busboys & Poets Books on August 5 and August 6 for a grand opening of Busboys Books Hyattsville. You'll enjoy carefully curated and contemporary titles for kids and adults alongside a whole slew of accessories - from cards to mugs to posters and more!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Performer: MR. M
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 7, 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: MR. M 


Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology Information Session
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 9, 2017 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


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


Wedding Rehearsal Breakfast
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 11, 2017 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


Co-ed Baby Shower welcoming baby Terry III!
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 13, 2017 | 5:00 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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Banjo Man
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 14, 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 Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 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.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 18, 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Marsha Goodman-Wood
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 21, 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


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


Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Authors Event
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 24, 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


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 26, 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.


Game Night FUNdraiser
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 27, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Penny Appeal USA on Sunday, August 27th for a night of boardgames, laughter, and friendly competition.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: THE GREAT ZUCCHINI
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 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: THE GREAT ZUCCHINI


K. Parks Consulting, Inc. (KPC) Team Dinner
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 28, 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


Pop-up Church Service
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An Outreach Event filled with music and words of inspiration sponsored by Forward Church to raise backpacks and School supplies for the less fortunate children of PG County. Please join us in ensuring a great start of the school year for our future leaders!


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Kosi
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | August 31, 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: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | August 3, 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 | August 5, 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 | August 7, 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 | Robeson Room | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Arlington Public Schools VA
Shirlington | Robeson Room | August 12, 2017 | 5:00 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.


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | August 13, 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 | August 14, 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.


Yappy Hour
Shirlington | Patio | August 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your pup to Yappy Hour on the patio, 5 -7 pm Wednesdays. Happy Hour specials available including a complimentary Bark-a-rita  with every human drink! Doggie Treats provided by Big Bad Woof Takoma & Brookland. 


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Spoken Word and Art
Shirlington | Robeson Room | August 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Private event in the Robeson Room. If you would like to plan an event at Busboys and Poets, please click here!


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | August 21, 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 | August 25, 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 | August 28, 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: THE GREAT ZUCCHINI
Shirlington | Robeson Room | August 29, 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  


Focus In! Film Series presents: “Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock”
Shirlington | Robeson Room | August 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Our Revolution Arlington and ARL Reinvest at Busboys and Poets Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community for a screening and panel of the Documentary"Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock".


Events at Takoma

Author Event - Jonathan Rosenblum
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 3, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Jonathan Rosenblum, author of "Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement" at our Takoma location. Readers interested in labor activism, history, economics, industrial relations, or immigration studies will find this book to be compelling and captivating, as Rosenblum captures the story of this unifying, important, and successful fight for economic equity. This event is co-sponsored by Bread & Roses. 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under Featuring Audrey Engdahl
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 7, 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 (of Rick & Audrey)


Hurston Wright Foundation’s 2017 Summer Writers Week
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 8, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Public Reading: Kyle Dargan, Tiphanie Yanique, and Sheri Booker.


Yappy Hour
Takoma | Patio | August 9, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your pup to Yappy Hour on the patio, 5 -7 pm Wednesdays. Happy Hour specials available including a complimentary Bark-a-rita with every human happy hour drink! Doggie Treats provided by Big Bad Woof Takoma & Brookland. 


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 13, 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Skip
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 14, 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 


Bread & Roses - The Journey of Natty Gann Film Screening
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 15, 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. 


Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) Closing Dinner
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 19, 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.


Christian Singles - Dealing with Divorce
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you single, divorced or dating someone who is divorce? It will be challenging. It will be stimulating. It will be informative so come on out and Let's Talk About It!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Margot Bevington
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 21, 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: Margot Bevington 


START: Sisters Talking and Reading Together
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 24, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

START: Sisters Talking and Reading Together Series- Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 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: Culture Queen


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Marsha Goodman-Wood
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | August 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: Marsha Goodman-Wood