What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

February , 2018

Events at 14th & V

LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 2.2.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 2, 2018 | 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) 2.4.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 4, 2018 | 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. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 02.6.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 6, 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 02.06.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 6, 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.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 2.9.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 9, 2018 | 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.


An Evening with Nikki Giovanni Presented By Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | February 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books for an evening with poet Nikki Giovanni at our 14th and V location.


The Upper Room Suite for Coltrane - Jazz Performance
14th & V | Langston Room | February 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in the Langston Room for the first installment of a four part series, The Upper Room Sunday Standard series is an interpretation on select composers and their work, incorporating elements from jazz and hip hop traditions. This installment is an interpretation of pieces by John Coltrane, led by Tarus Mateen on bass, and features Brian Settles on tenor saxophone, Hope Udobi on keys, and Allen Jones on drums.

Note: $5 entry at the door.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Joseph LMS Green 02.13.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 13, 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.


Author Miko Peled presents his book “Injustice-The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five”
14th & V | Langston Room | February 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in the Langston Room for this author event featuring Mike Peled.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 2.18.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 host Drew Anderson 02.20.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 20, 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.


Black and Missing with Busboys Books
14th & V | Langston Room | February 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Pamela Samuels Young to 14th and V to discuss her books "Anybody's Daughter" and "Abuse of Discretion." This event is co-sponsored by Black and Missing.


Indie Lens Pop Up-Dolores
14th & V | Langston Room | February 25, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ITVS and WHUT Indie Lens Pop-Up and its community partners present Tell Them We Are Rising. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K 2.27.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 27, 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.


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | February 28, 2018 | 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.


Events at 5th & K

Poetry Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 4, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Private Event: HU Hijabfest
5th & K | The Loft | February 4, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Brookings Institution: Madiha Afzal
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Becoming a Citizen Activist with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 5, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Nick Licata to 5th and K to discuss his new book "Becoming a Citizen Activist." Nick will be joined in conversation with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and DC City Councilmember Elissa Silverman.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 02.07.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 7, 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.


Simply Vegan with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | February 8, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join chef, cookbook author and host Dustin Harder for a book signing of his new book, The Simply Vegan Cookbook Thursday February 8th from 6:30-8pm at the Busboys and Poets 5th and K location. Dustin has traveled the world filming his series The Vegan Roadie, the plant based version of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives promoting how easy, fun and accessible vegan eating can be and has now offered up the same sentiment and knowledge in his new book The Simply Vegan Cookbook.


Local Author Showcase: Teodrose Fikre
5th & K | The Loft | February 11, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome local author Teodrose Fikre for a conversation about race and identity in America.


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Simply Sherri 02.14.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 14, 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.


Private Event: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 15, 2018 | 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.


Ginger Snaps & Purple Tea Presents…Open Mic Hip Hop Female Cypher
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 15, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come out to watch some of the DMV's dopest female emcee's go toe-to-toe in a cypher!!! Hosted by: Kenilworth Katrina / Music by: DJ MIM


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets - 02.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 17, 2018 | 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.


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 02.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 17, 2018 | 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.


Incense and Cognac: A Panel
5th & K | The Loft | February 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Incense and Cognac is an open panel discussion that chronicles the black lgbtq experience.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B Tucker 02.21.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 21, 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.


ASL Open Mic - 02.23.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 23, 2018 | 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


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 02.23.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 23, 2018 | 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 DJ SupaLee


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 28, 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 02.28.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 28, 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.


Events at Brookland

In the Artist Stuio: Criteria for Negro Art
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 1, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Audrey 2.5.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 5, 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: Audrey


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 2.5.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 5, 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.


Panel Conversation/Discussion
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Zig Zag the Magic Man 2.12.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 12, 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: Zig Zag the Magic Man


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 2.12.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 12, 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.


College Open Mic 02.16.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 16, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 2.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 19, 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Groovy Nate
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 19, 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: Groovy Nate 


A.W.E. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 2.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 19, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 1.22.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Oh Susannah! 2.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 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: Oh Susannah!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 2.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 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.


Events at Hyattsville

Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 2.1.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 1, 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.


Author Talk & Speed Dating Event
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Oh Susannah! 2.5.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 5, 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: Oh Susannah!


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep 2.8.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 8, 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 2.12.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 12, 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: Frolic the Fox


Love Songs presented by Victory Grace Center
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Victory Grace Center presents Love Songs for couples for Valentines Day to come out and dance, karaoke, and recite poetry or poems to your significant other. Open to the public.


Poetry
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Love, Pain & Poetry will discuss Love, Pain & Poetry with a little comedy. 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas 2.15.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 15, 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.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 2.16.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 16, 2018 | 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. Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor, magician or any other type of performer, we want to see what you got! Come out and showcase your talents! 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Drum Lady K 2.19.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 19, 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: Drum Lady K 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby 2.22.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 22, 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 24, 2018 | 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville 2.24.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 24, 2018 | 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Skip 2.26.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 26, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Culture Queen is the Last Saturday's of every month in Takoma

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 


Voice 2 Verse
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 27, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Voice2Verse: A Youth Poetry Slam against Teen Dating Violence

and Micro-Scholarship Program


Events at Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


4,380 Nights with Busboys and Poets Books and Signature Theatre
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 1, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Annalisa Dias delivers a searing and timely critique of power, humanity and what it means to be an American in the world premiere of 4,380 Nights. Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, January 16- February 18 at Signature Theatre. Join us Busboys and Poets Books and Signature Theatre for readings from the brand new play and a Q&A with Annalisa Dias and Director Kathleen Akerley. 


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 2.3.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 3, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Book Club meets at the Busboys and Poets in Shirlington on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9am-11am.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by KaNikki J. 2.5.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 5, 2018 | 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 | February 10, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 02.11.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 11, 2018 | 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 Hosted by 13 of Nazareth 2.12.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 12, 2018 | 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 | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock 2.19.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 19, 2018 | 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.


Bread and Roses: 1.16.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 20, 2018 | 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. 


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 02.23.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 23, 2018 | 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.


American Breeze with Busboys and Poets Books
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets as we welcome local author Helen Mondloch to Shirlington to discuss her play American Breeze.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 2.26.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 26, 2018 | 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: Featuring - Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 27, 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. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog


Events at Takoma

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 2.5.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 5, 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: Frolic the Fox


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Paul Ortiz
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 6, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Paul Ortiz to Takoma to discuss his new book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States. An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights and spanning more than two hundred years, this book is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Drum Lady K 2.12.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 12, 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: Drum Lady K 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 14, 2018 | 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


Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Legendary infiltration journalist HARMON LEON is at it again, this time teaming up with ferocious political cartoonist TED RALL to answer the question most of America has been asking: "What the hell happened in 2016?" 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Lilo 2.19.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 19, 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. Lilo 


Bread and Roses: 2.20.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 20, 2018 | 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. 


Pajama Jammie Jam - 02.23.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 23, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 24, 2018 | 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: Featuring - Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog 2.26.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 26, 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. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog


Local Author Showcase: Jean Freedman
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Jean R. Freedman to discuss her recent biography, Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics.