What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Events at 14th & V

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.

Events at 5th & K

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.

Events at Brookland

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

Events at Shirlington

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.

Events at Takoma

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