What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

July , 2018

Events at 14th & V

A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) 7.1.2018-Panama Jackson in Conversation with Andy Shallal
14th & V | Langston Room | July 1, 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. 


Rise + Rhyme @ YMCA: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Tunes for Tots
14th & V | Outside | July 2, 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 for Tots


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 07.03.18
14th & V | Langston Room | July 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.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 7.6.18
14th & V | Langston Room | July 6, 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: Monthly Teach-In on Social Justice
14th & V | Langston Room | July 9, 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: CULTURE QUEEN 7.9.18
14th & V | Langston Room | July 9, 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 Joseph LMS Green 07.10.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | July 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.


Focus In! Film Series presents Refugees Got Talent
14th & V | Langston Room | July 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at Busboys and Poets Focus-In! Film Series: Cinema for a Conscious Community for a screening and panel of the powerful documentary Check It


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 7.13.18
14th & V | Langston Room | July 13, 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.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 7.15.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | July 15, 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! 7.16.18
14th & V | Langston Room | July 16, 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: 


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted byDrew Anderson 07.17.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | July 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.


The Future of Conservation in America with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | July 17, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Dr. Gary Machlis to 14th and V to discuss his book A Chart for Rough Water (University of Chicago Press, 2018). This candid and caring book about conservation has been described by Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist E.O. Wilson as “a call to action written with authority and passion” and by President Jimmy Carter as “a course for a new generation of conservation action and leadership.”


The Case for a Maximum Wage with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | July 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with Institute for Policy Studies analyst Sam Pizzigati, the author of an engaging new book — The Case for a Maximum Wage — that details promising new strategies for challenging a world where top corporate executives routinely make more in a morning than their workers can earn in an entire year.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: CULTURE QUEEN 7.23.18
14th & V | Langston Room | July 23, 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 7.24.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | July 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: CULTURE QUEEN 7.30.18
14th & V | Langston Room | July 30, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: Culture Queen


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Drew Anderson 07.31.18
14th & V | Langston Room | July 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 5th & K

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 07.04.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 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.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 07.06.18
5th & K | The Loft | July 6, 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. 


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Simpy Sherri 07.11.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 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.


Voice to the Voiceless Presents: Nevertheless, She Persisted Art Exhibit & Book Launch
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Where Art Meets, Literature Meets, Activism.

“Nevertheless She Persisted” is a groundbreaking exploration of abuse of power in the federal courts. How Judge Richard Leon judicial abuse caused the author of Nevertheless She Persisted to develop Agoraphobia. “If the police are not going to enforce my rights and Judges are not going to enforce my rights - I am safer at home.”

RSVP for tickets. RSVP is required to attend.

www.ColorOfLawCenter.org for more information about us.


Happy Hour for Senior Advocates in DC
5th & K | The Loft | July 12, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 07.13.18
5th & K | The Loft | July 13, 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. 


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Mary Bowman - 07.18.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker 07.18.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 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.


Book Talk: A Land Full of God by Mae Elise Cannon
5th & K | The Loft | July 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an Author Talk Hosted by Mae Elise Cannon on her book: A Land Full of God. A Land Full of God helps the reader better understand the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through brief, comprehensive essays about the historical, political, religious, and geographical tensions that have led to the dynamics in the region today.


Busboys and Poets Presents: Board Game Happy Hour - 07.20.18
5th & K | The Loft | July 20, 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 07.21.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 21, 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.


NAMI presents: Mental Health, Creativity, and Social Justice
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 22, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of music, poetry, and reflection to benefit the DC chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 07.25.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 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.


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 07.27.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 27, 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 - 07.27.18
5th & K | The Loft | July 27, 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

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 2, 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 7.2.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 9, 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 Orville Walker 7.9.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 16, 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


A.W.E. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 7.16.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 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.


Resident Summer Retreat Lunch
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 16, 2018 | 12:30 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.


College Open Mic 07.20.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 20, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 23, 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 Lissa Piercey 7.23.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 30, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 7.30.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 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.


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM 7.31.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | July 31, 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

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 2, 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


Wedding Rehearsal Brunch/Lunch
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 4, 2018 | 2:30 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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 7.5.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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.


Wedding Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 8, 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:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 9, 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 2Deep 7.12.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 16, 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


The Case for a Maximum Wage with Busboys and Poets Books
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 17, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with Institute for Policy Studies analyst Sam Pizzigati, the author of an engaging new book — The Case for a Maximum Wage — that details promising new strategies for challenging a world where top corporate executives routinely make more in a morning than their workers can earn in an entire year.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas 7.19.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 7.20.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 20, 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:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 23, 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 E-Baby 7.26.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville 7.28.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 28, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Busboys and Poets Book Club in Hyattsville meets on the last Saturday of every month at 9am in the Zinn Room.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | July 30, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: TBA


Events at Shirlington

Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by KaNikki J. 7.2.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 2, 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 | July 5, 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.


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 7.7.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | July 7, 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.


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 07.8.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | July 8, 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 7.9.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 9, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 14, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock 7.16.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 16, 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
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 17, 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | July 19, 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 Slli’m Williams 7.23.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 23, 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: 7.17.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 24, 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 07.27.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 27, 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 Poetry All Host Extravaganza
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 30, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic All Host Extravaganza 07.30.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | July 30, 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 | July 31, 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


Events at Takoma

Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Frolic the Fox 7.2.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 2, 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


Jazz & Verse Open Mic 07.8.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 8, 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 7.9.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 9, 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 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Mr. Jeremiah 7.16.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 16, 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


Lysistrata in Jerusalem
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books and Guillotine Theatre for a reading of Lysistrata in Jerusalem, a new play by Jean R. Freedman, written in cooperation with Abeer Shehadeh. Don't miss this comic brew of sex, politics, and uppity women! 


Bread and Roses: 7.17.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 17, 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. 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Tunes 4 Tots 7.23.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 23, 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 


Pajama Jammie Jam - 07.27.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 27, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


The Accessory - No Signals LLC
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 29, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Accessory – The Accessory is a speech that addresses the correlation of police shootings of unarmed African Americans to the United States history of lynching Black People. The speech gives the accessories to these crimes a voice and a chance to tell the story from their perspective.

No Signals LLC is a startup publishing company based on the values of Advancing the mind, Educating society, Inspiring, Orchestrating thought, and Understanding y’all through speeches, poetry, and literary content. The company is represented by Steven Lucas (CEO) who is a public speaker and writer. Steven has published two volumes of speeches over the past couple of years and striving to create a legacy in writing that will extend beyond many generations to come.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring: Zig Zag 7.30.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | July 30, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under with the goals of teaching children to engage with their community, learn to love performing and become rising artivists!

Today's performer is: Zig Zag the Magic Man