What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

May , 2018

Events at 14th & V

Private Event: Us Helping Us
14th & V | Langston Room | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Us Helping Us for this private event in the in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 05.01.18
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


A Girl in Traffick with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | May 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join social justice author, Mamta Jain Valderrama, and CBS correspondent, Reena Ninan, as they discuss fiction’s ability to inform the public about real-world issues, and even impact public opinion and public policy. At the center of the discussion will be Mamta’s debut novel, A Girl In Traffick, based on true stories of human organ trafficking. 


Private Event: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
14th & V | Langston Room | May 3, 2018 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind for this private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 5.4.18
14th & V | Langston Room | May 4, 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.


Private Event: University of the District of Columbia
14th & V | Langston Room | May 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the University of the District of Columbia for this 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: Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition (Ticketed Event)
14th & V | Langston Room | May 5, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come meet Dr. Younus Mirza, a co-author of The Bible and the Qur'an: Biblical Figures in the Islamic Traditions and learn about this unique look at the relationship between Abrahamic faiths.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) A History of Resistance at Howard University
14th & V | Langston Room | May 6, 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. This month's topic: A History of Resistance at Howard University


Private Event: Monthly Teach-In on Social Justice
14th & V | Langston Room | May 7, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes our neighbor St. Augustine Catholic Church for this 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 Hosted by Joseph LMS Green 05.08.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


Private Event: Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | May 8, 2018 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the staff of FHI360 for this private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Center City Public Charter Schools
14th & V | Langston Room | May 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Center City Public Charter Schools for this private event in the in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form here or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | May 9, 2018 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the staff of FHI 360 for this private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Graduation Reception
14th & V | Langston Room | May 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Troy Shine and guests for this 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 5.11.18
14th & V | Langston Room | May 11, 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.


Private Event: Youth Poetry Reading
14th & V | Langston Room | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Montgomery County Conservation Corps for this private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


DC FUNK PARADE 2018
14th & V | Langston Room | May 12, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us in the Langston Room for this FREE concert as part of the 2017 Funk Parade!! Featuring the DMV's own Bluesman, Bobby Thompson!


Indie Lens Pop Up-Serve Like A Girl
14th & V | Langston Room | May 13, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ITVS and WHUT Indie Lens Pop-Up and its community partners present Served Like A Girl. 


Author Event-MURDER ON SHADES MOUNTAIN: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for J
14th & V | Langston Room | May 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for this Author event. MURDER ON SHADES MOUNTAIN: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Drew Anderson 05.15.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | May 16, 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.


Book Event with Dave Zirin and Howard Bryant
14th & V | Langston Room | May 17, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Dave Zirin in conversation with Howard Bryant to discuss their new books - Jim Brown: Last Man Standing and The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism - and athletes that do far more than "shut up and dribble."


Private Event: Graduation Dinner
14th & V | Langston Room | May 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Lewis family and friend for this private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


A Bridge is Made: A Conversation on Cuban Art and Culture
14th & V | Langston Room and The Gallery | May 19, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In conjunction with the Artes De Cuba Festival join us for A Bridge is Made: A Conversation on Cuban Art and Culture with Sr. Hernandez and guests. This is an extraordinary opportunity to interact and discuss Cuban Art and Culture with with those creating and sharing Cuban culture throughout the world.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 5.20.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | May 20, 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 Hosted by Regie Cabico 5.22.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | May 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.


Private Event: Washington Rare Book Group
14th & V | Langston Room | May 22, 2018 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Washington Rare Books Group for this private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Feminist Press Story Time
14th & V | Langston Room | May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets for an event celebrating two new children's books by black women authors and illustrators, exploring the varied expanse of a mother's love, and ever-growing black history.


Feminist Press Story Time
14th & V | Langston Room | May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets for an event celebrating two new children's books by black women authors and illustrators, exploring the varied expanse of a mother's love, and ever-growing black history.


Private Event: DC Sociological Society
14th & V | Langston Room | May 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the DC Sociological Society for this private event in the Langston Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: DC Muslim Writers Collective Iftar & Open Mic
14th & V | Langston Room | May 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come join us in the beautiful month of Ramadan for a yummy iftar and stories with your DC Muslim Writers Collective family! Our theme for this month's open mic is Blessings, so bring us your poetry, stories and songs that tell us about the blessings in your life, the ones you have, had or hope to have.


Monuments of DC Tour and Book Talk with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | May 27, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author author, architect and Renaissance man Michael Curtis to 14th and V for a walking tour and discussion of his new book "Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.: A History & Guide."


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Drew Anderson 05.29.18
14th & V | Langston Room | May 29, 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.


Bread and Rosesl Labor Fest Jazz show
14th & V | Langston Room | May 29, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The DC LaborFest wraps up with a full night of union jazz starting with a live simulcast concert from 5-6p on WPFW 89.3FM with local jazz musicians, members of the Washington Musicians Union TBA.


Book Launch: Voces sin Fronteras
14th & V | Langston Room | May 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Voces sin Fronteras is a bilingual collection of 16 self-illustrated graphic memoirs by teen immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean. Join us to learn more about this ambitious project, and be the first ones to get your hands on the powerful new book! Register Here for Free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-voces-sin-fronteras-tickets-45237815524


Community Cares, Community Does with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | May 31, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Community Cares, Community Does for a Closing Ceremony and Story Slam complete with recognition ceremony, readings, and gifts.

CC, CD’s Stories Project (a completely “home grown” initiative in response to requests for support in the literature and drama area) will be held at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in May of this year. This exciting project will facilitate students in disadvantaged circumstances to articulate heartfelt messages otherwise untold, while developing communication and writing skills to empower their future. 15 students will meet in three small group sessions in May to discuss literature, identify their story concept, and then write their story. Then, at the end, students and volunteers will enjoy a “Closing Ceremony/Story Slam” at Busboys and Poets, complete with recognition ceremony, readings, and gifts.


Our Search for Belonging with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | May 31, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are living in a world of almost unparalleled separation. People are no longer disagreeing, but are instead disavowing each other's rights to an opinion. What is driving this polarization, and how can we overcome it? Join Andy Shallal and author Howard Ross for a conversation on Ross's important new book "Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart."


Events at 5th & K

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 05.02.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 2, 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: Save the Children
5th & K | The Loft | May 2, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Save the Children for this private event in the in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


​Humanitini:​ The Legend of Mumbo Sauce
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bright red, or murky brown, few foods define DC like Mambo Sauce. Surprisingly, this little sauce has cooked up big talk of loyalty, credibility, and cultural appropriation.Our discussion will look for the DC roots of Mambo Sauce, and where its home is. Hopefully we’ll find out whose sauce is the best! Register here: Humanitini - Mumbo Sauce


Private Event: Legacy International
5th & K | The Loft | May 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Legacy International for this private event in the in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 05.04.18
5th & K | The Loft | May 4, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Loft at Busboys and Poets 5th and K. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


Private Event: Wedding Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes guests for this private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


jasmine MANS presents: ​The Queer American Black Girl Tour
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 6, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Award winning Poet, Jasmine Mans will, perform LIVE at Busboys & Poets.


Yung Pueblo with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books for a very special evening with poet Yung Pueblo. Diego Perez, also known as Yung Pueblo, will be reading from his new book, Inward, and will give a talk about self love, the mind, and unconditional love. Join us for an inspirational evening and meet the IG famous Poet. RSVP HERE.

 


Private Event: Georgetown University - Family Medicine
5th & K | The Loft | May 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Georgetown University for this private event in the in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Revolution in the Air with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome writer and longtime activist Max Elbaum to discuss the new edition of his acclaimed book Revolution in the Air, a definitive study of how radicals from the sixties movements embraced twentieth-century Marxism, deconstructing the notion that sixties radicalism was a parochial movement for students and hippies.


Private Event: IVLP Luncheon
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 7, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes IVLP Scholars for this 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: IVLP Luncheon
5th & K | The Loft | May 7, 2018 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes IVLP Scholars for this private event in the in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Simpy Sherri 05.09.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 9, 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: The Center for Popular Democracy
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 9, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes The Center for Popular Democracy for this private event. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Health Rising: A Night of Storytelling
5th & K | The Loft | May 10, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) invites you to a night of storytelling. Thirteen Health Rising fellows will share a personal narrative that emerged from workshops on transformational leadership and Moth* inspired storytelling.


Private Event: Balling Outta Control Book Release
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 10, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes friends and family of Sullivan Philips for this private event celebrating the release of his new book Ballin Outta Control in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Private Event: Staff Retreat
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 10, 2018 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 05.11.18
5th & K | The Loft | May 11, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Loft at Busboys and Poets 5th and K. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


Private Event: Teicher Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Teicher Family for this 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: Bathsheba Bryant-Tarpeh PhD Graduation Party
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 12, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes family and friends of Bathsheba Bryant-Tarpeh for this 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: Professional Specifications Writers Monthly Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 15, 2018 | 6:00 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.


Private Event: High Point University Alumni Association
5th & K | The Loft | May 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the High Point University Alumni Association for this private event in the in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B Tucker 05.16.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 16, 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.


Race and America’s Long War with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 16, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books for a conversation on Race and America's Long War with Dr. Nikhil Pal Singh. In a series of interlinked arguments he shows how the return of racism and war as seemingly permanent features of American political life is at the heart of our present crisis and collective disorientation.


Private Event: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 17, 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.


Hamas Contained with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 17, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this book event, which coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, or catastrophe, Tareq Baconi will discuss his recent book, Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance and reflect on the state of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian question today.


Private Event: Men Can Stop Rape
5th & K | The Loft | May 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Men Can Stop Rape for this private event in the Loft. 

Men Can Stop Rape welcomes DCPS faculty and staff for the 2018 Counterstories Awards where we honor select DCPS staff who have gone above and beyond in supporting our young people in MOST and WISE clubs throughout this most recent program year.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 05.18.18
5th & K | The Loft | May 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Loft at Busboys and Poets 5th and K. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 05.19.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 19, 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.


Black Femme Brunch: Edge Control
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 21, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tryna get snatched and snatch up a boo? We got the perfect night for you. Black Femme Brunch in collaboration with ZAMI at Busboys and Poets and Sleepy Lee are teaming up to bring you EDGE CONTROL - a sexy smooth Black Pride groove that has been created to uplift and celebrate everything that makes you black, beautiful, femme, and flawless. 


Private Event: The Ewing Marion Kauffman School Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | May 22, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes The Ewing Marion Kauffman School for this private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Two Rivers PCS Community Showcase Poetry Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


Private Event: DC Education Fund Poetry Night
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 22, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the DC Education Fund for this private event in the in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Mark Oshiro in Conversation with Jason Reynolds
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 05.23.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 23, 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: A Night of Hope and Action:  Music, Art and Poetry for Abducted Children
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 24, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An after-conference mixer for attendees of the iStand Parent Network International Parents Conference. 


Private Event: KIPP DC Staff Retreat
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 24, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes KIPP DC for this 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 Hosted by DJ SupaLee 05.25.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 25, 2018 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 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


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 05.25.18
5th & K | The Loft | May 25, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Loft at Busboys and Poets 5th and K. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


Private Event: Legacy International
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Legacy International for this private event in the in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432


Private Event: Rehearsal Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Caryn Levy and Joe Shender's family and friends for this private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Black Panther Author Jesse Holland with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Jesse J. Holland to discuss his book "Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?"

Jesse J. Holland is an award-winning journalist and the author of the first novel featuring comics’ most popular black superhero, The Black Panther. The novel was commissioned by Marvel books. In Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther? Holland retells the classic origin of T’Challa, the original Black Panther, and updates it for the new century, giving new fans and longtime die-hard aficionados a good platform and some inside information for the new “Black Panther” movie from Marvel Studios the hit movie that has grossed over 1 billion dollars worldwide.


Island Wildlife: Exiles, Expats and Exotic Others with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Journalist-novelist Robert Friedman, who was the Washington correspondent for the San Juan Star from 1992-2008, when the newspaper folded, will read from his latest novel set in Puerto Rico, Island Wildlife: Exiles, Expats and Exotic Others. The novel explores, among other things, the struggling humanity of its off-beat characters and how the personal and the political interrelate--specifically in the highly ambivalent,U.S.-Puerto Rico relationship and Cuban exile politics.He will discuss with the audience Puerto Rico's current critical situation, brought about by the continuing damages from last year's Hurricane Maria and the Trump administration's tepid reaction to the island's plight. The crisis has spurred a new "diaspora" as hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have left the island for a new home in the states, including the D.C. area.


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker - 05.30.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B Tucker 05.30.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 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.


Havana Living Today with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Hermes Mallea to discuss his new book "Havana Living Today." Havana is full of surprises—even for those who believe they know the city well. Architect Hermes Mallea spent several years documenting the city’s landmark historic homes and was stunned to discover that the gracious family life associated with the city’s grand houses had not disappeared with the Cuban Revolution, as was commonly believed. Beginning in 2011, he encountered stylish Havana houses brimming with personality, homes that had been created despite the island’s economic hardships and isolation. Mallea appreciated these interiors not just for their esthetic beauty, but for the way they keep Havana’s design traditions alive, making a direct connection to the style of the city before its political upheavals.


Private Event: Welcome Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | May 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes guests for this private event in the in the Loft. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or contact us at the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Book Club
5th & K | The Loft | May 31, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join a women of color community for an international book club #BecaseWe’veRead. This month, they will discuss Assata: An Autobiography. The premise of the book club is to raise collective awareness and understanding of politics, race, gender, religion, culture, history, colonialism, etc. that disrupt normative narratives. This is an "open" event - anyone can show up, more information on the initiative can be found here. Reach out to wided@tazuri.com for more information.


KIPP DC WILL ACADEMY 8th Grade Prom: A Night To Remember
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 31, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes students of KIPP DC WILL Academy for this private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Events at All Busboys and Poets Locations

Coffee and Conversation on Race
All Busboys and Poets Locations | Full Restaurant | May 28, 2018 | 7:00 am - 12:00 am

Busboys and Poets invites the community to participate in a conversation about race and racial bias when they dine at any of our locations on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Diners will be given prompt cards with phrases or questions to promote an open dialogue about how each person at their table has experienced or witnessed racial bias, how we can check our own biases, and how these behaviors impact those around us. 


Events at Brookland

Employee Retreat
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 3, 2018 | 9:00 am - 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.


Busboys and Poets Presents - Women In Art: A Conversation on Empowerment, Equity, and Politics
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Visual art operates in a unique realm of expression - providing the artists with the ability not only show us who we were but also who we are. As such art becomes a tool that can be used to address issues at the forefront of society. Women as artists have come together across the globe to speak up and use their voices to influence and demand real change. In our current social and political climate what does this look like for female artists? 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Frolic the Fox 5.7.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 7, 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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 5.7.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


Iran Nuclear Deal and the Future of US-Iran Relations
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What will happen if the US pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal? Are we headed down a path towards war with Iran? What can we do to stop it? Join us for an urgent discussion on Iran Nuclear Deal and the future of US-Iran relations.


Science Café 360
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Clinical Translational Science Institute-Children’s National (CTSI-CN) for Science Café 360, Screen Time: Engaging Youth to Develop Video Games that Increase Healthy Behaviors and Reduce Health Disparities in the Pearl Bailey Room. 


Continuing Education
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 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.


Graduation Dinner
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 10, 2018 | 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.


MSBA Graduation Reception
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 11, 2018 | 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.


Graduation Celebration Dinner
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 12, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Drum Lady K 5.14.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 14, 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 


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 5.14.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


Annual Case Management Symposium
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 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.


College Open Mic 05.18.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 18, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Vanessa L. Hill’s Graduation Event
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 18, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 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.


Graduation
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 19, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Congratulations, Graduate, Dr. Kristin Ariel Morgan Sampson! To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Teacher Appreciation
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 19, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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 Carolyn Malachi 2.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Jeremiah 5.21.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 21, 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


A.W.E. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 5.21.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


An Evening of Poetry, Politics and Conversation in support of WPFW
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an an evening of poetry, politics and conversation in support of WPFW.  Featuring E. Ethelbert Miller, Etan Thomas, Esther Iverem, Askia Muhammad and Dave Zirin! 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Lilo 5.28.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 28, 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 


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 5.28.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 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.


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM 5.29.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 29, 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.


Graduation Dinner
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 29, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Congratulations Graduate!

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


Private Event: Graduation lunch
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 31, 2018 | 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.


New Futures Graduation Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | May 31, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 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.


Events at Hyattsville

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

Words have the power to change lives and open minds. Join us for the Voice2Verse Poetry Slam & Open Mic. 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 5.3.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 3, 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Audrey 5.7.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 7, 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


Maranda Curtis Listening Session
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 9, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come out for a listening session with Maranda Curtis Maranda has been offered the opportunity to share the stage with such gospel artists as Pastor John P. Kee, Kurt Carr, and Youthful Praise. Maranda lives by the belief, “Worship is not a matter of skill; it’s a lifestyle!”


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep 5.10.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 10, 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.


FOLA 2018
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For those who love all things literary, be sure to attend the upcoming Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) 2018 Festival of Literary Arts (FOLA) 


Graduation Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 10, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


FOLA 2018 - PGAHC Poetry
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 12, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

For those who love all things literary, be sure to attend the upcoming Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) 2018 Festival of Literary Arts (FOLA) 


Tune Tune Productions Presents: Ladies in the Day
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 13, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tune Tune Productions presents the highly anticipated musical, "Ladies in the Day! on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD. Chose from two showtimes: 6PM and 8PM.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Jeremiah 5.14.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 14, 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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep 5.17.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 17, 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.


Prince George’s Community College Scholarship Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 17, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 5.18.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 18, 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! 


Book Launch to Celebrate the Release of “Back to Me” by Omolara Adedeji
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Debut author Omolara Y. Adedeji will be celebrating the release of her her book, “Back To Me: Boss Up & Own Your Truth To Live Free From The Need For Approval.” Back To Me is the how-to guide for people who are willing to courageously own all of their truth and define who they are for themselves to overcome the need for external validation once and for all. There will live performance, giveaways, a Q&A session, food and music by DJ TommyStylez of DMV Hollywood. Come have fun and get your signed copy!


University of Maryland Graduation Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 19, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Skip 5.21.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 21, 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 


Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 22, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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


Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 22, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you want to get more involved in the local food system? It’s much bigger than you’d think! Our food policy council, the Prince George's County Food Equity Council helps local residents grow, sell, and choose healthy foods. Join us for a meeting to learn more about local food policy and all the good work being done in our County. Join a workgroup discussion and engage with organizations working to support local farms and bring healthy, sustainably produced food to their neighborhoods.


College Graduation
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 22, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 E-Baby 5.24.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 24, 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 5.26.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 26, 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.


LABORPALOOZA MUSICFEST
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 26, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 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. 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Groovy Nate 5.28.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 28, 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 


High School Graduation Luncheon
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 5.31.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 31, 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 Shirlington

PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 1, 2018 | 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 | May 3, 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.


Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Shirlington | Paul's Den | May 4, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 5.5.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | May 5, 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. 5.7.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 7, 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.


Washington Gas Luncheon
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 7, 2018 | 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 12, 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 05.13.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | May 13, 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 5.14.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 14, 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.


Team Meeting and Retreat
Shirlington | Paul's Den | May 16, 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Private event in Paul's Den 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.


Private Event: Field Trip
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 16, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | May 17, 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 5.21.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 21, 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: 5.22.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 22, 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 05.25.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 25, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 5.28.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 28, 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Katy Morse 5.29.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | May 29, 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: Katy Morse


Events at Takoma

All is Well: The Art {and Science} of Personal Well-Being with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 2, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

People are stressed -- in Washington in particular -- worried about life inside and outside of the Beltway. Marilynn Preston and Jamie Steihm have been through it all and know how to encourage people to live their best lives -- active in politics, active in well-being, active in understanding the past and where we’re headed as a society. Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome authors Marilynn Preston and Jamie Steihm to Takoma for a discussion of their new book.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.30.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 4, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Friday Night in the Guillen Room at Busboys and Poets in Takoma. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


The Last Suppers with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Mandy Mikulencak for a discussion about her new book THE LAST SUPPERS. This event is co-sponsored by Kensington Books. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please contact books@busboysandpoets.com with questions.

 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Jeremiah 5.7.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 7, 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


Bread and Roses: Heather Booth: Changing the World
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 8, 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. 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 9, 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


The Kennedy Center & The Cuban Embassy Presents: Artes de Cuba - From the Island to the World
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 10, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Kennedy Center and theEmbassy of the Republic of Cuba bring Artes de Cuba to Busboys and Poets. Cuban musicians featured artists Miguel Failde and Jorge Luis Pacheco will perform and discuss Cuban Culture and their professional work in furthering Cuban music.


Yo Mamma - Bawdy Poetry from Slam’s #1 Mom: Gayle Danley
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join International Poetry Slam Legend Gayle Danley as she celebrates Motherhood, Womanhood, Humanity and all the Zaniness of being Alive!


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.30.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 11, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Friday Night in the Guillen Room at Busboys and Poets in Takoma. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


Bump and Brunch
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 12, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Mommas TREAT YOURSELF to meeting new mom friends, drinking delicious MOMosas, learn about important pregnancy topics and so much more...


Jazz & Verse Open Mic 05.13.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 13, 2018 | 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: Frolic the Fox 5.14.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 14, 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


Bread and Roses: ZERO WEEKS 5.15.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 15, 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. Weaving powerful stories together with insightful interviews with leading policymakers, economists, researchers, and activists, ZERO WEEKS lays out a compelling argument for guaranteed paid leave for every American worker. 


Story Time: The ABCs of Washington DC!
Takoma | Main Dining Room | May 15, 2018 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join Baby Ventures co-founders Golzar Kheiltash and Lisa Hall for a fun and interactive story time as they read from their book, The ABCs of Washington, DC. This vibrant board book showcases DC locales and landmarks brought to life by local authors. Little ones will love practicing their ABCs while enjoying a literary tour of the nation's capital. From "I" for ice skating on the national mall to "Y" for metro's yellow line, the book provides a distinctly native take on the letters of the alphabet. Perfect for DC area tots age 0-4.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.30.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Friday Night in the Guillen Room at Busboys and Poets in Takoma. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


Non-profit Fundraiser
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 20, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Private event in The Guillen 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: Drum Lady K 5.21.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 21, 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 


Bread and Roses: AMERICAN SOCIALIST: EUGENE VICTOR DEBS 5.22.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 22, 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. Screening followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Yale Strom

Bernie Sanders inspired a generation – but who inspired him?American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debsis the culmination of five years of research and production. Find out in AMERICAN SOCIALIST: EUGENE VICTOR DEBS


Pajama Jammie Jam - 05.25.18
Takoma | Main Dining Room | May 25, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 03.30.18
Takoma | Patio | May 25, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s all fun and games every Friday Night in the Friday Night in the Guillen Room at Busboys and Poets in Takoma. Grab your friends and co-workers and join us for board games and happy hour from 4-7pm. 


30th Birthday Celebration
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 27, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Over 20 Years of Disaster - Michael Kevin Moore Book Signing & Poetry Reading
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 27, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Michael Kevin Moore's Over 20 years of Disaster is a hard hitting, true depiction of the all-encompassing ills of the criminal lifestyle. Come meet the Author and enjoy a reading. 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Zig Zag the Magic Man 5.28.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 28, 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


Career Conversations and Cocktails for Pediatricians
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | May 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Career Conversations and Cocktails for Pediatricians" co-sponsored by PM Pediatrics and the DC Chapter of the AAP.