What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

September , 2017

Events at 14th & V

LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Beny Blaq
14th & V | Langston Room | September 1, 2017 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers.


State Department IVLP Luncheon
14th & V | Langston Room | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race)- Charlottesville The Newest Face of American Hatred
14th & V | Langston Room | September 3, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. 


*SPARKLE* Queer Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | September 3, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! *SPARKLE* Open Mic Poetry is a queer-friendly and focused reading series that has featured an array of LGBT-dedicated poets. Hosted by Regie Cabico and Danielle Evennou.


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


State Department Luncheon
14th & V | Langston Room | September 5, 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.


Peace Cafe: Stories from Palestine’s Masar Ibrahim/Abraham Path “The World’s Unlikeliest Trail”
14th & V | Langston Room | September 7, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets, the Abraham Path Initiative and the Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil invite you to explore a walking trail in a region that is often portrayed in a very different light.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess
14th & V | Langston Room | September 8, 2017 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

The 11th Hour Poetry Slam offers an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry! Enjoy two rounds of high intensity poetry, with the audience choosing a winner.


NAMI presents: Mental Health, Creativity, and Social Justice
14th & V | Langston Room | September 10, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of music, poetry, and reflection to benefit the DC chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 


US Department of State Luncheon
14th & V | Langston Room | September 11, 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.


9/11 Speed Consulting
14th & V | Langston Room | September 12, 2017 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Speed Consulting is a half-day event that pairs nonprofits with a series of professional experts for quick but targeted consulting and advice around key organizational needs. Brought to you by Taproot.


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | September 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Information Session for the Creative Capital Award
14th & V | Langston Room | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet up with Creative Capital, local artists, and others from the cultural community to learn how artists can apply for funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at an additional $45,000.


Student Group Dinner
14th & V | Langston Room | September 14, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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


DC Youth Workforce Leaders Academy
14th & V | Langston Room | September 14, 2017 | 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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


Staff Retreat For 7 people
14th & V | Langston Room | September 15, 2017 | 9:00 am - 3:00 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 | September 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment.


International Visitor Leadership Program Opening Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Book Launch- Local Survivor of Sex Trafficking Shares her Story
14th & V | Langston Room | September 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

J.L. Voker, a former client of the Amara Legal Center, invites you to get an insider's perspective into the world of sex trafficking through her recently published autobiography, Welcome to the Game.


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


DCPS Study Abroad Travel Ambassador Orientation
14th & V | Langston Room | September 19, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


High School Conversation about BBand Poets history, activism, literature
14th & V | Langston Room | September 20, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Episcopal High School Washington Program to the Langston Room for this private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


NEVER STOP A Memoir- Book Release Party
14th & V | Langston Room | September 20, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Never Stop is the wrenching memoir of Simba Sana, the cofounder and former leader of Karibu Books, a major indie-bookselling phenomenon and perhaps the most successful black-owned company in the history of the book industry. In this memoir, Sana reveals how his experience with Karibu jumpstarted his lifelong journey to better understanding himself, human nature, faith, and American culture—which ultimately helped him develop the powerful personal philosophy that drives his life today.


Takin’ it to the SCREEN!!! - Using 21st Century Media to influence Public Policy
14th & V | Langston Room | September 21, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us in the Langston room for Takin’ it to the SCREEN!!! - Using 21st Century Media to Influence Public Policy! The Social Cinema Project - A new movement in the promotion of social justice, civil rights and awareness with a focus on change – is taking our social awareness film showcase to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and we need your help!


Ward Prevention Council
14th & V | Langston Room | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Black Agrarianism: Roots, Resistance, and Regeneration for Land Justice
14th & V | Langston Room | September 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of our Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States national book tour, we are excited to present Black Agrarianism: Roots, Resistance, and Regeneration for Land Justice!


Global Zero Action Corps Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | September 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 Gowri K
14th & V | Langston Room | September 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.


Book Event: We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled
14th & V | Langston Room | September 26, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Wendy Pearlman in conversation with Shiyam Gaylon, to discuss Pearlman's new book We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians who have survived the uprising and the aftermath.


PEN DMV Passport to Manhood Leadership Summit
14th & V | Langston Room | September 28, 2017 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

P.E.N. DMV’s mission is to enrich the Washington, DC region, through sustainable, broad-based collaboration, providing educational and economic empowerment initiatives for youth and young adults. P.E.N. DMV’s “Passport to Manhood Leadership Summit” exposes our young men to the world of leadership, decision-making and advocacy through the lens of social media and digital presentations.


Mixer and Discussion “Healthy LGBTQ Relationships”
14th & V | Langston Room | September 28, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Makers Lab, Tagg Magazine and others in the Langston Room for this LGBTQ Healthy Relationship Speed Dating and Mixer! FREE but please RSVP!


Events at 5th & K

Private Event: Muppies DC - Building Your Value Proposition
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 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.


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


Private Event: Kevin & Sienna’s Rehearsal Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 8, 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: Walgreens Breakfast
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 8, 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:The Recording Academy, Washington, D.C. Chapter Town Hall
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A program for members of the Recording Academy to discuss creators' rights, music legislation and the power of local advocacy.


Author Event - Juan González
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A well-respected columnist with the New York Daily News from 1987-2016, Juan González has focused his legendary investigative reporting on New York's mayor Bill de Blasio in Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities. González is the co-host of nationally syndicated Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. He will be joined in conversation with Joe Davidson. 


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


Private Event: Freedom House Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 13, 2017 | 5:00 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: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 14, 2017 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Private Event: CJP’s Daughters For Life Foundation Gala
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ronit Avni, Leymah Gbowee and Suhad Babaa will be honored during a special Daughters for Life Foundation Gala Dinner in Washington D.C. for their work in peacebuilding. The dinner honors women who have made long-lasting impacts in the global community, while raising scholarship funds for promising female scholars to attend graduate school at CJP.


IVLP: State Department Lunch
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 18, 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.


Focus In! Film Series presents “Walls that Bleed”
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community for a screening and panel of the documentary Walls that Bleed: The Story of the Dudley/A&T Uprising


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.


Private Event: Howard University College of Medicine - Roundtable Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 21, 2017 | 3:00 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.


The Story Collider - Storytelling Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 21, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We all like to think that we can handle just about anything. But what about those moments that catch us off guard? A travel ban that interrupts a homecoming. A mysterious illness that pulls you to black holes. A sudden shortage of helium. Hear amazing stories from five folks trying to keep things under control.


Private Recpetion
5th & K | The Loft | September 22, 2017 | 10:30 pm - 12:30 am

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


The Justice Playbook Performance & Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 24, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Justice Playbook explores community and police relationships. Local artists and police come together to create and perform a playbook for justice. This interdisciplinary theatrical experience features members of the community of all ages as well as local law enforcement. The show is directed by Eric Ruffin, Bert Cross is the musical director, and Renita Martin serves as dramaturg.


Book Event:  Addicted to Reform
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome former PBS education correspondent John Merrow to speak about his new book ADDICTED TO REFORM: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education. Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association, will introduce John Merrow and moderate the Q&A following his talk. This event will be filmed by C-SPAN.


Private Event: Happy Hour and Mixer
5th & K | The Loft | September 26, 2017 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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


Private Event: VisitPhoenix Panel
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 26, 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.


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


Private Event: Staff Luncheon
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 28, 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.


ASL Open Mic
5th & K | Cullen Room | September 29, 2017 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by Fred Beam


Events at Brookland

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Charity Blackwell
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 4, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring Mr. Skip
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 4, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under. Today's performer is: Mr. Skip


Celebrating Diversity Mixer with Hill Staff
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 7, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 11, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring Marsha Goodman
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 11, 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: Marsha Goodman-Wood


College Open Mic Night hosted by Kosi Dunn
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 15, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

College Open Mic Night is an open mic event featuring groups or individuals from particular colleges who are invited to perform, followed by an open mic for college students and other audience members.


Black Millenials Discussion
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in the Pearl Bailey Room for Shinetalks How Black Millenials Are Impacting the World: Stories and Ideas. This is a TED style event, celebrating Black Excellence. 


A.W.E. (All Women Everywhere) Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring The Great Zucchini
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 18, 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: The Great Zucchini


Yappy Hour
Brookland | Patio | September 20, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Community Health Connect
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 21, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 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.


End of Year Dinner
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 23, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 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.


Spoken Word with Rudy Francisco
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join one of the most recognizable names in Spoken Word Poetry for this intimate performance. 


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


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 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: Frank "Banjoman" Cassel


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 26, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Presents: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM. DC's only Poetry Slam, Inc certified slam event meets the last Tuesday of every month at Busboys and Poets' Brookland location.  


Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Event
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 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.


Events at Hyattsville

Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring Drum Lady K
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 4, 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: Drum Lady K


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


40th Birthday Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 9, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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


Echelon Knoxx LIVE
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Echelon Knoxx Live as they celebrate the release of the newest Christian Hip-Hop / Gospel Rap project "Whateva U Wanna Call It".


Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring The Great Zucchini
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 11, 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: The Great Zucchini


NFPA Research Foundation Speaker Dinner
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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


UMD Mechanical Engineering Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Sanofi Genzyme
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 | September 14, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


LIVE! from Busboys Talent Showcase Open Mic hosted by Angie Head
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 15, 2017 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring Marsha Goodman-Wood
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 18, 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: Marsha Goodman-Wood


Students Against Violence
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 20, 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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 21, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring Marsha Goodman-Wood
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 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. Performer: Marsha Goodman-Wood


Kojo in Your Community on Campus Safety
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Kojo Nnamdi of WAMU 88.5 for a town hall conversation about what it means for our region’s colleges and universities to create “safe spaces” on campus.


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


Author’s Forum
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 28, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come Meet and Greet Local Authors with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Delta Zeta Zeta Chapter. It will be book signing , selling and networking from authors in the Washington D.C Metropolitan Area.


Pan and Poetry
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Pan & Poetry, a multidisciplinary fusion that highlights and emphasizes the dynamic range of the steelpan alongside the power of prose and verse in celebration of artistic collaboration. 


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 30, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Busboys and Poets Book Club in Hyattsville meets on the last Saturday of every month at 9am in the Zinn Room.


Events at Shirlington

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by KaNikki J
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 4, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | September 7, 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 | September 9, 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 9, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic, Shirlington
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 10, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 11, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.


Washington Gas Luncheon
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 11, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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


Better than Before
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Friends of Guest House for a moderated discussion on the consequences of mass incarceration of women and the challenges women face returning to the community from incarceration. Women’s incarceration has skyrocketed since the 1970s, growing 14-fold in the last 40 years. The vast majority of women are incarcerated for non-violent offenses, and nearly 80% of incarcerated women are mothers.


open lab: groove improvisations w/ SPOKEN WORD collaborations
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Peace Nation for their Spoken Word event in the Robeson Room.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 18, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


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

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


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Sli’im Williams
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 25, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, and a different host every week.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring Mr. Skip
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 26, 2017 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under. Today's performer is Mr. Skip


Community - Annual National Recovery Month Event
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Help celebrate National Recovery Month by attending this special event where people who live with mental health and substance use disorders will share their experiences and their recovery! This event is for all members of the community.


Breakfast/CE Program for REALTORS
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 27, 2017 | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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


parent meet and greet for parents of ArtStream students
Shirlington | Paul's Den | September 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


“LIVE! from Busboys” Talent Showcase hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Robeson Room | September 29, 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: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring The Great Zucchini
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 4, 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: The Great Zucchini


Jazz & Verse Open Mic
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 10, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday Jazz & Verse Open Mic Poetry & Jazz Night! A Busboys and Poetry Event. Every second Sunday, cap off brunch with two hours of incredible music and poetry! Audiences can expect a diverse array of spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and more with a Jazz soundtrack! It will feature the sounds of a professional Jazz Band to groove us into the night. All are welcomed to perform, or enjoy a night of Jazz & Verse!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring Banjo Man
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 11, 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: Banjo Man


Discussion: In Cuba Health Care is a Human Right
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special event with Cuban Health Professionals and U.S. Drs. graduated from the Latin America School of Medicine in Cuba (ELAM). The Cuban health professionals will talk about how the US blockade on Cuba impact the health care of the Cuban people as well as people in the U.S. who cannot access newly developed drugs and vaccines made in Cuba due to the blockade. 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 13, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

COME HEAR IT AT THE GRAPEVINE @ Busboys and Poets, Takoma SECOND WEDNESDAYS @ 7:30 PM! Tim Livengood and Noa Baum host The Grapevine Spoken Word Series. Celebrate the timeless Art of Storytelling, with Truths, Folktales, Rumors, and everything in between! $15 suggested Donation


Takoma Children’s School “Back to School Night”
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 14, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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


Book Reading and Signing of Erika Raskin’s New Novel, Best Intentions
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Erika Raskin will read from Best Intentions. The medical thriller follows social worker Marti Trailor as she tries to do the right thing and finds herself on trial as a result. Set in Richmond against a backdrop of social injustice and entrenched hospital politics, Best Intentions grapples with very real issues. RSVP to RaskinBookParty@gmail.com


The Purpose and Healing Tour
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 17, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Debbie L. London and Dr. Eve Hudson are on a mission to restore and inspire you by spreading healing and promoting purposeful living. Join us in a city near you, as we cultivate and revive the mind, heart and spirit of people like you. We want you to live your best life that is free of baggage and full of intention. You can expect empowerment, tools for healing, strategies on life satisfaction and an interactive environment with those in your area. Just imagine having the best, thought-provoking, soul-stirring conversation with a good friend that leaves you feeling full and excited about life--that is what this event will be. Connect with us on The Purpose and Healing Tour!


Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances for Ages 5 and Under
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 18, 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


Bread & Roses - “Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Origins of a New Ec
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Origins of a New Economic Divide”

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. 


An evening with Ayahuasquero Javier Regueiro
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

San Pedro/Huachuma, Ayahuasca, and the plant medicine healing process: An evening with Ayahuasquero Javier Regueiro

Please join Busboys and Poets Books at our Takoma location as we welcome Javier Regueiro. In this talk Javier will present his two newly published books on San Pedro/Huachuma and Ayahuasca and speak about the plant medicine healing process, its benefits, and challenges. He will devote particular attention to the theme of integration and the issue of safety in plant medicine circles. Drawing from his extensive experience in the plant healing process for both personal healing and learning, Javier will share the knowledge he has gathered through working with hundreds of clients from all over the world over the last 11 years. Copies of both books will be available for purchase and signing.


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

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Painting for Peace - Painting. Dreaming. Resisting.
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 23, 2017 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Painting for Peace is part of our Social Action Series. Join us celebration and commitment to International Day of Peace 


Young Reader’s Circle
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 24, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Performing arts for Children 5 and under featuring Drum Lady K
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 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: Drum Lady K


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | September 30, 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