What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Events at 14th & V

Tuesday Night Open Mic with Host Drew Anderson 1.30.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 30, 2018 | 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 of the Union Resistance with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | January 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As a counter and artistic response to Donald J. Trump's First State of the Union Address, Busboys and Poets Books presents of night noir, pulp, sci-fi and resistance--all tied up in the award-winning anthology curated by editor and award-winning crime novelist and activist Gary Phillips, and includes stories by Walter Mosley, Robert Silverberg, Nisi Shawl, Kate Flora, Christopher Chambers and more.

Events at 5th & K

Defending Democracy: How to Defeat Legal Bullying by Corporations
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes representatives from Greenpeace, Center for Constitutional Rights, EarthRights International, and Stand.earth to talk about current attempts to silence activists through SLAPP suits, what they're doing to fight back, and how you can join the effort to protect activism and defend democracy. 

Events at Brookland

BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM 1.30.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 30, 2018 | 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 Shirlington

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Skip 1.30.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 30, 2018 | 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 

State of the Resistance (Virginia)
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Communities worked hard to protect our rights, our neighbors, our democracy and our planet in 2017. Come hear from a panel of leaders from different progressive movements in Virginia to give the “State of the Resistance”.