What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

June , 2018

Events at 14th & V

LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 6.1.18
14th & V | Langston Room | June 1, 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 | “Hooded or Being Black For Dummies” community conversation
14th & V | Langston Room | June 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 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.  NOTE:  SPECIAL TIME 6:30 PM - 8 PM 


Private Event: Next Level Hip Hop Exchange Welcome Dinner
14th & V | Langston Room | June 3, 2018 | 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Meridian International Center 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.


Born with Wings at Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 4, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Born with Wings, is a powerful, moving, and eye-opening account of Daisy Khan’s inspiring journey—of her self-actualization and her success in opening doors for other Muslim women and building bridges between cultures. It powerfully demonstrates what one woman can do—with faith, love, and resilience. Join us as Daisy tells her story.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 06.05.18
14th & V | Langston Room | June 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.


Langston Hughes: He was a poet who embraced the people
14th & V | Langston Room | June 5, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Ciesla Foundation is excited co-host a screening on original bus boy himself, poet laureate Langston Hughes! This bonus feature captures when Langston received a Rosenwald fund grant in 1931 and also lived in Washington, DC. Filmmaker, Aviva Kempner and poet and literary activist Ethelbert Miller will speak on Langston Hughes and his contribution to African American art and culture.


Set the World on Fire with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Christopher Petrella, Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships at American University’s Antiracist Research & Policy Center, as he talks with Keisha N. Blain about her new book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Drawing on a variety of previously untapped sources, including newspapers, government records, songs, and poetry, Set the World on Fire highlights the flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation of black women leaders who demanded equal recognition and participation in global civil society.


DC Premiere Screening of ‘Normal is Over’ (Ticketed Event)
14th & V | Langston Room | June 7, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ForestPlanet.org is proud to present the DC Premiere screening of an award winning film by Renee Scheltema - Normal is Over. This film chronicles the way humans have inadvertently imperiled our planet: species extinction, climate change, the depletion of critical natural resources, and industrial control of our food production. Tickets can be purchased here!


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 6.8.18
14th & V | Langston Room | June 8, 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.


​Hollywood Anderson & The Hits with special guest Oh He Dead
14th & V | Langston Room | June 8, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

LIVE MUSIC!  Hollywood Anderson & The Hits with special guest Oh He Dead on the Work Till They Notice TOUR! 


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Joseph LMS Green 06.12.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 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.


Private Event:  Rev. Jim Wallis’s 70th Birthday Reception
14th & V | Langston Room | June 12, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Ageless Vegan Book Talk with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Vegan lifestyle expert Tracye McQuirter teams up with her mother Mary to share their secrets for maintaining radiant health for more than 30 years (hint: it's all in the greens), and 100 of their favorite plant-based recipes that have kept them looking and feeling ageless. They break down the basics of nutrition, how to build a vegan pantry, and how to make sure you're getting the best nutrients to promote longevity and prevent chronic disease. PLEASE RSVP HERE.


Private Event: Book Talk - Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City
14th & V | Langston Room | June 13, 2018 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes students from Wake Forest University 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.


826DC Reading with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 14, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Local youth writing nonprofit 826DC is thrilled to unveil its latest student publication by young authors from the SEED School of Washington. Reading excerpts from this new collection of poetry will be the writing mentors who supported students through the course of their year-long book project, from first draft to professionally bound publication. All proceeds from the book support 826DC's free writing programs for DC students.


Private Event: Local Food Distribution Work Group Meeting
14th & V | Langston Room | June 14, 2018 | 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Bainum Family Foundation 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: Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | June 15, 2018 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes American University 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: Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
14th & V | Langston Room | June 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the friends and family of Richard and Richard 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: Rehearsal Dinner
14th & V | Langston Room | June 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Berman's friends and family 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.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 6.17.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 17, 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.


American Islamophobia with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | June 18, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Khaled Beydoun to 14th and V to discuss his new book American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Drew Anderson 06.19.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 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.


​#LacksAttacksBack: A Fundraiser
14th & V | Langston Room | June 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Henrietta Lacks' cells have earned medical science more than a billion dollars worldwide, but neither her estate nor her family were ever compensated. This event is both a public program to raise awareness about the upcoming litigation and a fundraiser for the family's legal fund. Support the family's legal fund is here.


Eating from the Garden with Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Outside | June 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There's always something to learn in the kitchen and what home cook doesn't itch to master dishes from their favorite restaurant? Join us as we partner with the YMCA-Anthony Bowen for monthly cooking seminars. Eager home cooks and Busboys and Poets fans will learn how to make dishes from the Busboys and Poets menu as well as try out new items we are considering adding to the menu. Menus for these classes will focus on easy-to-find ingredients and time-saving steps.


An Evening with Carol Schwartz presented by Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston Room | June 20, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books for an evening of DC politics and discussion! On Wednesday, June 20th from 6:30-8:00 we will welcome former at-large D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz - whose political career spanned five decades - to Busboys and Poets 14th and V NW. With her "characteristic candor" and "unbridled honesty," Carol will talk about her autobiography "Quite a Life! From Defeat to Defeat … and Back!" about which the Washington Post used the headline: "Carol Schwartz survived tragedy and five losing races for D.C. mayor. Her new memoir is suitably epic." Carol will be joined in a sure to be lively conversation with Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal.


Private Event: Staff Dinner
14th & V | Langston Room | June 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Washington Hospital Center 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: CULTURE QUEEN 6.25.18
14th & V | Langston Room | June 25, 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: Culture Queen


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Regie Cabico 6.26.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 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.


Literary Guide to Washington DC with Busboys and Poets
14th & V | Langston Room | June 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Events at 5th & K

Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 06.01.18
5th & K | The Loft | June 1, 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: OpenBiome Networking Event
5th & K | The Loft | June 3, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes OpenBiome 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.


Capital Pride Women’s Spoken Word
5th & K | Full 5th and K Restaurant | June 4, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets and Capital Pride for the annual Women’s Spoken Word FULL-Restaurant pride event. Enjoy the live DJ music of DJ Diyanna Monet, special performances by DC’s very own CheerDCSquad and Pretty Boi Drag performer Majic Dyke, plus 2 hours of mic open to women-identified folks of all backgrounds to share their story through words or music. The Spoken Word Host/Emcee is Charity Joyce Blackwell.


Private Event: ATIV Software
5th & K | The Loft | June 4, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes ATIV Software 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.


Private Event: IREX Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | June 5, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes IRex 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 Chris Thomas 06.06.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 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.


Private Event: School Trip
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-1914.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 06.08.18
5th & K | Bar | June 8, 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. 


Peace Cafe-Special Vagrant Trilogy Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 9, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets and Mosaic Theater are pleased to present this discussion of Mona Mansour's The Vagrant Trilogy. This is a Peace Cafe event! 


5th Annual Little Friends For Peace Talent Show & Fundraiser
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 10, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Help Little Friends For Peace celebrate the talents of all our peacemakers while raising funds for our summer camp scholarship fund. 


Private Event: AAAS Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | June 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomesthe American Association for the Advancement of Science 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.


Private Event: Cooking up Change
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 12, 2018 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Healthy Schools Campaign 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.


Red-Carpet Poetry Extravaganza
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join celebrity poets from Charles Hart Middle School, Ballou Senior High and beyond, as they read their original works from the brand new issue of "hArtworks" magazine, the nation's only inner-city public middle school literary magazine.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Simpy Sherri 06.13.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 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.


Private Event: Staff Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | June 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Hemophilia Federation of America 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.


Private Event: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 14, 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.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 06.15.18
5th & K | The Loft | June 15, 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: Networking Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 15, 2018 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Busboys and Poets welcomes Acadia Healthcare 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.


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 06.16.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 16, 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.


Somewhere West of Lonely with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets to discuss the Life, Travels, and Wisdom of an Award-Winning Photojournalist Award-winning National Geographic photojournalist and Indiana University professor Steve Raymer.


Private Event: CloseUp Foundation
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 19, 2018 | 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Private event in the Cullen Room. To plan your event, call our events team at (202) 332 6432


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B Tucker 06.20.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 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.


Private Event: “Connecting with The Minority Vote” presented by AAF-DC
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the American Advertising Federation DC for this private event in the Cullen Room. Please note Space is limited; registration is required to attend this event. 

From the 2018 mid-term political season to the nearing of the 2020 Presidential Election, both Republicans and Democrats have courted minority voters—citizens from traditionally underrepresented or marginalized groups—whose voices, voter turnout and electoral clout are ever-growing. Blacks, Latinx, women and LGBTQ community members make up some of the country’s largest minority voting blocs and, as such, are especially important in close races.

So, how do candidates and communicators connect with these groups in meaningful ways, and what are the best mediums to reach citizens, voters, and communities?


LUNAFest DC
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gather your friends and come to LUNAFEST DC! LUNAFEST is a series of short films written by, for, and about women. Tickets are $30. We will also be conducting a raffle of items donated primarily by women-owned local businesses.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 06.22.18
5th & K | The Loft | June 22, 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: Awards Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 22, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes the Truth Initiative 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.


Ghost Fishing with Busboys and Poets Books and Split This Rock
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 24, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Split this Rock and Busboys and Poets Books for a reading from Ghost Fishing: Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology, hosted by editor Melissa Tuckey, featuring Hayes Davis, Ailish Hopper, Katy Richey, and special guest National Book Award Finalist Ross Gay. 


Private Event: Board Dinner
5th & K | The Loft | June 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Greenpeace 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.


The Red-Green Revolution with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | June 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You’re invited to join leading environmental activist and distinguished academic Victor Wallis as he discusses his new book Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism on Monday, June 25th at 7 pm at Busboys and Poets’ 5th and K location in Washington, DC. Red-Green Revolution is Victor’s much-anticipated book as it is the culmination of more than twenty years of active scholarship in the field and pioneering research on ecosocialism.


Barracoon: A Conversation Between Valerie Boyd and E. Ethelbert Miller
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 25, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join scholar Valerie Boyd and poet E. Ethelbert Miller as they discuss Zora Neale Hurston's newest publication "Barracoon."

Valerie Boyd is author of the critically acclaimed biography Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, winner of the Southern Book Award and the American Library Association’s Notable Book Award. Wrapped in Rainbows was hailed by Alice Walker as “magnificent” and “extraordinary”; by the Boston Globe as “elegant and exhilarating”; and by the Denver Post as “a rich, rich read.” Formerly arts editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boyd has written articles, essays and reviews for such publications as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Creative Nonfiction, The Oxford American, Paste, Ms., Essence, and Atlanta Magazine. She is a professor of journalism and the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where she founded and directs the low-residency MFA Program in Narrative Nonfiction. Boyd is currently curating and editing a collection of Alice Walker’s personal journals, which span more than 50 years. Simon & Schuster/37 Ink will publish Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker in 2019. 


Self-Help Book Club
5th & K | The Loft | June 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join other personal growth and self-help loving readers in a discussion on how to make life better one book and one day at a time. The group will discuss the book, how to apply the ideas from the book in everyday life, and how readers can face challenges and obstacles that arise.  


Learn Together, Live Together Launch Event
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join @LearnLiveTogether for our official launch event to celebrate the creation of our nonprofit organization and our work to date, show your support for #schooldiversity and #equity, and learn more about how to get involved in the school diversity movement in Washington, DC and beyond! The event is free with registration. Learn more about the event here.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 06.27.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 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.


Private Event: Close Up Foundation Student Tour Group Dinner
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 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 Hosted by DJ SupaLee 06.29.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 29, 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 - 06.29.18
5th & K | The Loft | June 29, 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. 


Events at Brookland

Staff Reception
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 1, 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.


Private Event: Executive Retreat
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 1, 2018 | 9:00 am - 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 4, 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: TBA


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 6.4.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 4, 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.


Employee Event
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 4, 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.


​Humanitini:​
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 5, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In the Artist Studio: Emerging Artists – Washington, DC and Beyond
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 10, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a lively discussion about local, national and international emerging artists whose work and trends are making major strides in the art world. This conversation will be hosted by Carol Rhodes Dyson, Busboys and Poets Art Curator. 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Tunes for Tots 6.11.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 11, 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: TUNES 4 TOTS 


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 6.11.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 11, 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.


#SayHerName with Busboys and Poets Books
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of the national #SayHerName week of action to end violence against all Black women and girls June 11-16th, join Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color author Andrea J. Ritchie and members of the BYP100 D.C. chapter at Busboys & Poets Brookland for a timely discussion of profiling, policing, and mass incarceration of Black women, girls, trans and gender nonconforming people. This conversation will place the recent series of incidents reflecting the policing of the presence of Black women and girls in public spaces, including the arrest of #ChikesiaClemons and the recent killing of #DecynthiaClements, in a broader historical and present day context, and expand definitions of police and gender based violence to include sexual violence by police officers, policing and punishment of pregnant people and parents, and discriminatory and punitive responses to domestic violence and women in crisis. It will highlight BYP100 DC's involvement in the local Decriminalization NOW! campaign, and the long history of resistance focused on Black women's experiences of policing, culminating in #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName and two National Days of Action to end State Violence Against Black Women, Girls, and Femmes, and challenge participants to radically re-envision movements for police accountability, challenges to mass incarceration, and our visions of safety, and the means we go about to achieving them.


Science Café 360
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 12, 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. 


Reception
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 13, 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.


Staff Celebration Luncheon
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 13, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Private event in the Pearl Bailey Room. 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.


Book Signing
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 14, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us in the Peral Bailey Room for this Book Signing/Author Discussion with Author Regina R. Robertson. She will be in conversation with College Bound Alumna, Angel Brock!


College Open Mic 06.15.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 15, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

College Night hosted by Former DC Youth Poet Laureate, Malachi Byrd! For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of college students voices and a vast array of spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, comedians and other talents from freshmen to graduate students.


End of the Year Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 15, 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.


Come Brunch for Fathers Day with Busboys and Step Afrika!
Brookland | Full Restaurant | June 17, 2018 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

In celebration of Fathers Day Busboys and Poets has teamed up with Step Afrika! for their last performance of their signature work The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence at Catholic University's Hartke Theatre. For anyone that has a ticket to the 4PM show can receive a specialty coffee beverage or mimosa on us!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Zig Zag the Magic Man 6.18.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 18, 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


A.W.E. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 6.18.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 18, 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.


DC Democratic Party Primary Election Night Party
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 19, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us in the Pearl Bailey Room for this Primary Election Results Watch Party and Discussion. This event is sponsored by Dc for Democracy, the One Fair Wage, Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund and the Ed Lazere Campaign.


GMackBey’s Contemporary Gospel, R&B/Soul Extravaganza!
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 21, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spend the evening with R&B/Soul, Recording Artist, GMackBey, "From Around the Way". Introducing his new CD to Washington, DC, MD, and VA. Come Out & Enjoy!


Going-Away Party for CEO
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 21, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Maya Angelou Schools/See Forever Foundation to the Pearl Bailey Room for this private event! To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or call the events office @ 202-332-6432.


Staff Farewell Party
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 22, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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.


TASSC- Annual Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Markette Sheppard
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 24, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books in a book launch celebration for What Is Light?, a new children's board book by local broadcast journalist and award-winning talk show host Markette Sheppard. This free, all-ages launch party will feature (surprise!) guest appearances by children's performer 123 Andrés, winner of the 2016 Latin Grammy Award for Best Children's Album, and an interactive musical experience for children by renowned drummer and percussionist Devin Walker (The Uncle Devin Show).


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Skip 6.25.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 25, 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 


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 6.25.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 25, 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: @BeltwaySlam David Vs. Goliath Slam 6.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | June 26, 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 Hyattsville

Robert E. Person • “Classic Covers” • EP Release Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 1, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come out and celebrate Robert E. Person’s EP Release for his 5th album "Classic Covers.” Ticket includes one copy of Robert's NEW EP "Classic Covers."


Graduation Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 1, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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


30th Birthday Celebration
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 3, 2018 | 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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 4, 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: TBA


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 6.7.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 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.


Graduation Lunch
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 8, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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


Private Family Event
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 9, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Private event in the Zinn Room. To plan your event, complete our online form HERE or at the events office @ 202-332-1914.


Music Student Showcase
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 10, 2018 | 5:00 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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Zig Zag the Magic Man 6.11.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 11, 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


Funeral Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 11, 2018 | 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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


CSAHM Chapter meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 12, 2018 | 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 2Deep 6.14.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 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.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 6.15.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 15, 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: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Drum Lady K 6.18.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 18, 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 Rebecca Dupas 6.21.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 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: Oh Susannah 6.25.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 25, 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 E-Baby 6.28.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 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 Book Club in Hyattsville 6.30.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | June 30, 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.


Events at Shirlington

Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 6.2.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | June 2, 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.


Wedding Reception
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 2, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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


End of Year Thespian Banquet
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 3, 2018 | 6:00 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by KaNikki J. 6.4.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 4, 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.


Focus In! Film Series presents Before The Flood
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 5, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Join us at Busboys and Poets Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community for a screening and panel of the powerful documentary Before The Flood to witness climate change firsthand.


Genesys Works Alumni Induction Ceremony
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 6, 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 | June 7, 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 9, 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 06.10.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 10, 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 6.11.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 11, 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.


Book signing with Dr. Warren Farrell, author of The Boy Crisis
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 14, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Robeson Room for a discussion on Dr. Warren Farrell's Book The Boy Crisis: Why our Boys are Struggling and What We Can Do About It. 


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock 6.18.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 18, 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 | June 21, 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.


Just Mercy Panel with Busboys and Poets Books and Signature Theatre
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 24, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, June 24 for a panel discussion about the impact of the Scottsboro trials and the state of the American criminal justice system today. TThe panel discussion will feature Dr. James Goodman, writer of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Stories of Scottsboro, Marc Mauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project, Nicole Porter (Director of Advocacy, The Sentencing Project) and Dr. Tawyna Pettiford-Wates (Artistic Director, The Conciliation Project)


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 6.25.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 25, 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:
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 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: TBA


Bread and Roses: 6.26.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 26, 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. This Month: “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse” Book talk with author Lynn Waltz & Smithfield organizer Gene Bruskin


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 06.29.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 29, 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.


Events at Takoma

Jamie Raskin Democracy Summer
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 3, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come Say Farewell to Jen Wofford, the Organizer’s Organizer, and to Support the Launch of Democracy Summer 2018! Join Jen’s friends Lorig Charkoudian, Marc Elrich, Seth Grimes, Tom Hucker, Howard Kohn, David Moon, Will Smith, Kate Stewart, Jheanelle Wilkins and many more Takoma Park fans and Woffords, as we give her a proper melancholy and loving sendoff to Boston, Massachusetts.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Oh Susannah 6.4.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 4, 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!


Commemoration of the Life and Legacy of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 5, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Progressive Democrats of America and a stellar list of elected officials, leaders, experts, musicians, and others celebrating inclusiveness, peace, and progressive politics.  Panelists include: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congressman James Slattery, Congressman Jamie Raskin, Hilary Shelton, Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, Dr. E. Faye Williams, Rev. Graylan Hagler, Rudy Arredondo, and Mike Hersh


Painting. Dreaming. Resisting.
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Painting. Dreaming. Resisting. is a monthly series of expressive painting workshops wherein participants will explore their own creative expression as a meditative process. This month's theme is HOPE!! Join us as we paint the image of a butterfly displayed on the flyer.


8th grade Graduation
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 8, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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


Jazz & Verse Open Mic 06.10.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 10, 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: Drum Lady K 6.11.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 11, 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 


Graduation Event for AmeriCorps Project CHANGE team
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 11, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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


Story Time: E is for Economics
Takoma | Main Dining Room | June 12, 2018 | 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Veronica Goodman to Takoma for story time! From Adam Smith to Zero Sum, E is for Economics is a humorous, colorful introduction to the language of economics for preschool-age children. Written by an economist, the book features a new economics term for every letter of the alphabet, illustrated by full-color, playful images to entertain parents and children alike as you move from A to Z. 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 13, 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


Graduation
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Jeremiah 6.18.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 18, 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


Our Search for Belonging with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Main Dining Room | June 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 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."


Bread and Roses Series: “Hog Wild”
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 19, 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. This Month: “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse” Book talk with author Lynn Waltz & Smithfield organizer Gene Bruskin


Pajama Jammie Jam - 06.22.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 22, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


DC Jazz with Busboys and Poets Books
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join authors and editors Lauren Sinclair, Maurice Jackson and Rusty Hassan for a conversation on the DC jazz scene throughout its history, including a portrait of the cultural hotbed of Seventh and U Streets, the role of jazz in desegregating the city, a portrait of the great Edward “Duke” Ellington’s time in DC, notable women in DC jazz, and the seminal contributions of the University of District of Columbia and Howard University. 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Tunes 4 Tots 6.25.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 25, 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: TUNES 4 TOTS