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NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
14th & V | Full 14th and V Restaurant | January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 01.02.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 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.


Marked, Unmarked, Remembered
14th & V | Langston Room | January 4, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome authors Andrew Lichtenstein and Alex Lichtenstein to read from their new book Marked, Unmarked, Remembered.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 1.5.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 5, 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.


OPEN 24 HOURS!
14th & V | The Gallery | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

OPEN 24 HOURS!
14th & V | The Gallery | January 6, 2018 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) Presents an Evening with Clint Smith 1.7.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 7, 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. 


Alumni Gathering
14th & V | Langston Room | January 8, 2018 | 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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 with host Joseph LMS Green 01.09.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | January 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.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 1.12.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 12, 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.


Tribute to Dolores Kendrick
14th & V | Langston Room | January 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets as we pay our respects and give our words up to the late and great Dolores Kendrick. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson 01.16.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | January 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.


Community Health Connect: The Arts of Healing
14th & V | Langston Room | January 16, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


PRRI Annual Staff Retreat
14th & V | Langston Room | January 17, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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


Mentor Appreciation and Recruitment Event
14th & V | Langston Room | January 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the United Way of the National Capital Area and Deloitte's Mentoring Matters Coalition as we celebrate National Mentoring Month and the transformative power of mentoring at our "Creating Mentoring Moments" recruitment and appreciation celebration. 


Business Presentation
14th & V | Langston Room | January 18, 2018 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 1.21.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | January 21, 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.


IVLP Opening Lunch
14th & V | Langston Room | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 with Special Guest host Dwayne B. 1.23.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | January 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.


Cuba US Relation- Book Launch
14th & V | Langston Room | January 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in the Langston Room for a discussion with author Arnold August who will outline the most original and controversial feature of his book new to English-speaking readers: The resistance of revolutionary Cuban intellectuals to the U.S.–led cultural war being waged against Cuban socialist culture. Whether you agree or not, attend, debate and/or ask questions.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with Host Drew Anderson 1.30.18
14th & V | Langston Room | January 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.


State of the Union Resistance with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | January 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As a counter and artistic response to Donald J. Trump's First State of the Union Address, Busboys and Poets Books presents of night noir, pulp, sci-fi and resistance--all tied up in the award-winning anthology curated by editor and award-winning crime novelist and activist Gary Phillips, and includes stories by Walter Mosley, Robert Silverberg, Nisi Shawl, Kate Flora, Christopher Chambers and more.


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


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) 2.4.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 02.6.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 6, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 02.06.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 6, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Celebration of art therapy
14th & V | Langston Room | February 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join The Pinkney Promise nonprofit foundation at Freedom of Expression, an open mic night and workshop designed to aid in self-healing and expression.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 2.9.18
14th & V | Langston Room | February 9, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

The 11th Hour Poetry Slam offers an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry! Enjoy two rounds of high intensity poetry, with the audience choosing a winner.


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

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

Note: $5 entry at the door.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Joseph LMS Green 02.13.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 13, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


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

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


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

Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson 02.20.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 20, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


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

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


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

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K 2.27.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | February 27, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


From Head Shops to Whole Foods with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | March 1, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Joshua Clark Davis for a panel discussion on his new book "From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs." Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. 


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Beny Blaq 3.2.18
14th & V | Langston Room | March 2, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) 3.4.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 4, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 03.6.18
14th & V | Langston Room | March 6, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 03.06.18
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


An evening with Natalie Hopkinson presented by Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | March 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Natalie Hopkinson to 14th and V to present her new book A Mouth Is Always Muzzled. She will be joined at this event with WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi. 


​Humanitini:​ Filmmaking in DC
14th & V | Langston Room | March 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 3.9.18
14th & V | Langston Room | March 9, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

The 11th Hour Poetry Slam offers an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry! Enjoy two rounds of high intensity poetry, with the audience choosing a winner.


Fundraiser
14th & V | Langston Room | March 11, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes Refugees International to the Langston room for the "Salam Neighbor" documentary screening and discussion. This is the story of two filmmakers who fully embed themselves in a Syrian refugee camp, and provide an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Joseph LMS Green 03.13.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
14th & V | Langston Room | March 15, 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.


Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 3.18.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson 03.20.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K 3.27.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | March 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.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) 4.1.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 04.3.18
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 04.03.18
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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 4.6.18
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Joseph LMS Green 04.10.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep 4.13.18
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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 4.15.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew Anderson 04.17.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


Indie Lens Pop Up-Look and See
14th & V | Langston Room | April 22, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K 4.24.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | April 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.


Black Power/Black Thought with Ashley Farmer & Ibram X. Kendi
14th & V | Langston Room | April 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award Winner and author of Stamped: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America as he talks with Ashley D. Farmer about her new book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era.


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 5.1.18
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.


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.


Book Event - Mamta
14th & V | Langston Room | May 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Social justice author, Mamta Jain Valderrama, will discuss the role that fiction about real-world issues plays in journalism and story-telling. Mamta will be joined by CBS correspondent and anchor of CBSN, Reena Ninan, who will host a lively discussion about fiction and the media


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.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) 5.6.2018
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. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host 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.


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.


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 Tell Them We Are Rising. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host 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.


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 with host Gowri K 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with Host 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.


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 (A Continuing Talk on Race) 6.3.2018
14th & V | Langston Room | June 3, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. 


Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Twain Dooley 6.5.18
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.


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.


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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host 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.


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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K 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.


A.C.T.O.R (A Continuing Talk on Race) 7.1.2018
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. 


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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host 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.


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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Drew 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with host Gowri K 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.


Tuesday Night Open Mic with Host 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 01.03.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 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.


Private Event: College Bound Winter Social
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Growing Up with the Country Presented by Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | January 4, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Kendra Field to discuss her new book Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War.


Annual Celebration Brunch
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 4, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE, DC METRO ​Presents: Book Talk by Thomas Suarez, author of STATE OF TERROR: H
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 4, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE, DC METRO Presents: Book Talk by Thomas Suarez, author of STATE OF TERROR: HOW TERRORISM CREATED MODERN ISRAEL


Private Event: Business Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 8, 2018 | 11:00 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.


SAE Surrogate Measures of Safety Committee Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 8, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:30 am

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: Client Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 8, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 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: Toxcel Business Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 8, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 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: UCLA
5th & K | The Loft | January 9, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


Private Event: Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 9, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Simpy Sherri 01.10.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 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.


STRIDE Consortium Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 10, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 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: Meeting of Social Work Educators
5th & K | The Loft | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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


Private Event: Wedding Reception
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 13, 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.


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Before the Next Bomb Drops
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Remi Kanazi to 5th and K with an unflinching look at the lives of Palestinians under occupation and as refugees scattered across the globe. 


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker 01.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 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.


Before Forever After with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | The Loft | January 17, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Dr. Helena Dolny to 5th and K to discuss her book "Before Forever After." Why did Helena write a book about death-in-life conversations for everyone - from the young and healthy to the elderly, becoming fragile? Why is it so important to have many different conversations about how we want to live and what matters to us when we die? The triumph of this book is to make talking about death ultimately life-enhancing. 


Private Event: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Kingman Academy Meeting
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 17, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 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: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 18, 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.


Speed Dating Event for Veg Singles
5th & K | The Loft | January 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Veg Speed Date for a revolutionary event that brings single vegetarians and vegans together to find love.


An Evening with Krista Suh Presented by Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From the creator of the Pussyhat Project comes a manifesto for every woman to create her own distinct and original path to joy, success, and impact. On January 21, 2017, millions of protestors took part in the Women's March, creating a "sea of pink" when they wore knitted pink "pussyhats" in record numbers. Krista spent years letting her fears stop her from learning to live by her own rules.Now in DIY Rules for a WTF World, she shares the tools, tips, experiences, "rules," and knitting patterns she uses to get creative, get bold, and change the world. Be inspired, demolish the patriarchy, and create your own rules for living, and even a movement of your own, all with gusto, purpose, and joy. 


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 20, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 01.20.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 20, 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.


Busboys and Books Presents: Gordon Whitman
5th & K | The Loft | January 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Gordon Whitman to 5th and K to discuss his new book Stand Up. He will be joined in conversation by Austin Belali, Director of the Youth Engagement Fund, and Tram Nguyen, Co-Director of New Virginia Majority.


Book Talk with Randi Agenbroad
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 21, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Book Talk with Randi Agenbroad: Come meet Randi Bryant of Beatnik24 (https://beatnik24.com/) as she discusses her latest book, "Neversays: 25 Phrases You Should Never Ever Say to Keep Your Job & Friends". 


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 01.24.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 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.


Whitewash with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Island Press and Busboys and Poets for a conversation and book signing with journalist Carey Gillam. Fifty-five years after Rachel Carson’ Silent Spring awakened the world to unchecked pesticide use, Whitewash illustrates how deeply we have failed to heed that warning.


ASL Open Mic - 01.26.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 26, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by Fred Beam


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 01.26.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 26, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by DJ SupaLee


Private Event: CloseUp Foundation
5th & K | The Loft | January 29, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


Defending Democracy: How to Defeat Legal Bullying by Corporations
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 30, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Busboys and Poets welcomes representatives from Greenpeace, Center for Constitutional Rights, EarthRights International, and Stand.earth to talk about current attempts to silence activists through SLAPP suits, what they're doing to fight back, and how you can join the effort to protect activism and defend democracy. 


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Dwayne B.  - 01.31.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | January 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.


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

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

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


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

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

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


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 02.07.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 7, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


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

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


An Evening with Nikki Giovanni Presented By Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Full 5th and K Restaurant | February 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books for an evening with poet Nikki Giovanni at our 5th & K location.


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

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


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Simply Sherri 02.14.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 14, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Private Event: Children’s Book Guild
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 15, 2018 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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


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

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


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets - 02.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 02.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


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

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


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B Tucker 02.21.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 21, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


ASL Open Mic - 02.23.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 23, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by Fred Beam


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 02.23.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 23, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by DJ SupaLee


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 28, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 02.28.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | February 28, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Poet X Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 6, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome poet ELIZABETH ACEVEDO to 5th and K to read from her new book, Poet X. Books will be available before and after the event for purchase. Please contact kristen@busboysandpoets.com with questions.

 


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 03.07.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


Parting Songs: Poems from Prison with Busboys and Poets Books
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books in collaboration with Crude Accountability to examine and discuss the role of art and the artist in oppressive regimes and the power of art as an instrument for contemporary advocacy.


Wednesday Open Mic Poetry hosted by Simply Sherri 03.14.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets - 03.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 03.17.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Private Event: CloseUp Foundation
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 03.21.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B - 03.28.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 28, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 03.28.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 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.


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 03.30.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | March 30, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by DJ SupaLee


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Chris Thomas 04.04.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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.


​Humanitini:​ Radio in DC
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 5, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Simpy Sherri 04.11.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B Tucker 04.18.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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.


Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2018
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 19, 2018 | 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Private Event: CloseUp Foundation
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets - 04.21.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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.


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 04.21.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B - 04.25.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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.


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B 04.25.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 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 - 04.27.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 27, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by Fred Beam


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 04.27.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 27, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by DJ SupaLee


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by 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.


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

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.


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.


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.


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets - 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.


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.


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.


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.


ASL Open Mic - 05.25.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 25, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by Fred Beam


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 05.25.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | May 25, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by DJ SupaLee


Wednesday 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.


Poetry Reading
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 3, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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.


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: 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.


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 06.15.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 15, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Youth Open Mic presented by Busboys and Poets - 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.


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.


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.


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 - 06.29.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 29, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by Fred Beam


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 06.29.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | June 29, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by DJ SupaLee


Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 - 07.27.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 27, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by Fred Beam


ASL Open Mic Hosted by DJ SupaLee 07.27.18
5th & K | Cullen Room | July 27, 2018 | 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

A Busboys and Poetry event!?On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language. Hosted by DJ SupaLee


Events at Brookland

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Brookland | Full Restaurant | January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 1.1.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 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.


Love Notes: Evening of Poetry and Music
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 7, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NSO in Your Neighborhood & Busboys and Poets present “Love Notes”, an artistic exchange with National Symphony Orchestra musicians and the Beltway Poetry Slam Team.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Zig Zag the Magic Man 1.8.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 8, 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


CANCELLED Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 1.8.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 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.


Continuing Education
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 11, 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring: GROOVY NATE 1.15.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 15, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: GROOVY NATE


A.W.E. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 1.15.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 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.


College Open Mic 01.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 19, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Oh Susannah! 1.22.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 22, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Oh Susannah!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 1.22.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 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.


Birthday Celebration
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 27, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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: Featuring Mr. Skip 1.29.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 29, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

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

Today's performer is: Mr. Skip 


Monday Night Open Mic- Hosted by Orville Walker 1.29.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 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.


BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Present: the BELTWAY POETRY SLAM 1.30.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | January 30, 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.


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

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Audrey 2.5.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 5, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Audrey


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 2.5.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 5, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


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

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Zig Zag the Magic Man 2.12.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 12, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Zig Zag the Magic Man


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 2.12.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 12, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


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

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 2.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 19, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Groovy Nate
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 19, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Groovy Nate 


A.W.E. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 2.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 19, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 1.22.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Oh Susannah! 2.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Oh Susannah!


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 2.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | February 26, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


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

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Charity Blackwell 3.5.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 12, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Orville Walker 3.12.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 3.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 19, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 19, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: TBA


A.WE. Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 3.19.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 19, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 3.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 26, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


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


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 3.26.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 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.


GMackBey’s Contemporary Gospel, R&B/Soul Extravaganza!
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | March 29, 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!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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 4.2.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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 | April 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 4.9.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Carolyn Malachi 4.16.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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 4.16.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 4.23.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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 | April 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 4.23.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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.


Monday Night Open Mic- Hosted by Orville Walker 4.30.18
Brookland | Pearl Bailey Room | April 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.


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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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.


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:
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: TBA


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.


Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Lissa Piercey 4.23.18
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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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.


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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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.


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.


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 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.


Events at Hyattsville

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Hyattsville | Full Hyattsville Restaurant | January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 1.4.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 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.


Holiday Work Party/Retreat
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 5, 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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 1.8.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 8, 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


An Evening with Angela Alsobrooks
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An Evening with Angela Alsobrooks at Busboys and Poets. Help us kick off the New Year in style with a night of great food and great fun as we celebrate Princes George's County and Angela Alsobrooks! 


ITS Holiday Happy Hour
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 10, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 2 Deep
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 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.


Retirement Reception
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 11, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 1.11.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring: Mr. Lilo 1.15.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 15, 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 


Leadership & Community Service-Learning - University of Maryland
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 16, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nuca Suppliers Showcase
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 17, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 Rebecca Dupas 1.18.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 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.


Seminar
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 1.19.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 19, 2018 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers. Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor, magician or any other type of performer, we want to see what you got! Come out and showcase your talents! 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 22, 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


Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 23, 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 | January 23, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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.


Public Discussion - Real Talk
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Redevelopment or Gentrification? How do we care for our neighbors and our communities for the present and the future? Come, grab something to eat or drink, take a seat, and join in with the conversation.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby 1.25.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 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.


Retirement Party
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 26, 2018 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville 1.27.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 27, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Audrey 1.29.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | January 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: Audrey


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 2.1.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 1, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


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

Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Oh Susannah! 2.5.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 5, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Oh Susannah!


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep 2.8.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 8, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 2.12.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 12, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Frolic the Fox


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

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


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

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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas 2.15.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 15, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 2.16.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 16, 2018 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers. Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor, magician or any other type of performer, we want to see what you got! Come out and showcase your talents! 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Drum Lady K 2.19.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 19, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Drum Lady K 


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby 2.22.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 22, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 24, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville 2.24.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | February 24, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


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

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

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

Today's performer is: Mr. Skip 


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

Voice2Verse: A Youth Poetry Slam against Teen Dating Violence

and Micro-Scholarship Program


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 3.1.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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.


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

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by 2Deep 3.8.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 8, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 12, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas 3.15.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 15, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 3.16.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 16, 2018 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers. Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor, magician or any other type of performer, we want to see what you got! Come out and showcase your talents! 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 19, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby 3.22.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 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.


Wedding
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 24, 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 | March 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


Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 27, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 31, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville 3.31.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | March 31, 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 | April 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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao 4.5.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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 4.12.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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 | April 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


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas 4.19.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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 4.20.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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 | April 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


Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Meeting
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 24, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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.


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by E-Baby 4.26.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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.


Busboys Book Club in Hyattsville 4.28.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | April 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 | April 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


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:
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: TBA


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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Rebecca Dupas 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.


LIVE! from Busboys hosted by Angie “AJ” Head 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! 


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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.


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
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.


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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
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: TBA


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:
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: TBA


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:
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: TBA


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
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.


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.


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


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


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
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.


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

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH
Shirlington | Full Shirlington Restaurant | January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Roll out of bed, and into brunch!  Stay in those PJ's, robes and slippers and head over to any one of the Busboys and Poets locations. Serving Brunch at all locations from 9am - 3pm!


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by KaNikki J. 1.1.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 1, 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.


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 1.6.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | January 6, 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.


PRIVATE EVENT: Arlington Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 6, 2018 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


CANCELLED Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by 13 of Nazareth 1.8.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 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.


Read-a-Thon : A Sand County Almanac
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 14, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Northern Virginia Conservation trust for a celebration of legendary conservationist, Aldo Leopold.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock 1.15.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 15, 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 | January 18, 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.


Washington Gas Holiday Luncheon
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 22, 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.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 1.22.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 22, 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 Senior Democrats
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Monthly luncheon and discussion in the Robeson Room hosted by the Arlington Senior Democrats.


Bread and Roses: 1.23.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 23, 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. FREE and open to the public but please RSVP here


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 01.26.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 26, 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.


Local Author Showcase: Mary Bowman
Shirlington | Paul's Den | January 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Mary Bowman to Shirlington to discuss her new book "Emerge." Emerge is a front row seat to the last 28 years of Mary Bowman’s journey through life, exploring her relationship with love, pain, and triumph. It is an honest and raw, first-hand poetic account of what it means to Emerge; To rise from an inevitable death in order to freely live. Sort of how a caterpillar dies intentionally to both its title and cocoon, emerging the butterfly that always was, always is, and always will be.


Monday Night Open Mic Poetry Hosted By 13 of Nazareth
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 29, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Skip 1.30.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 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: Mr. Skip 


State of the Resistance (Virginia)
Shirlington | Robeson Room | January 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Communities worked hard to protect our rights, our neighbors, our democracy and our planet in 2017. Come hear from a panel of leaders from different progressive movements in Virginia to give the “State of the Resistance”.


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

Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis. To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 02.11.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 11, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by 13 of Nazareth 2.12.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 12, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


PRIVATE EVENT: South Arlington Kiwanis
Shirlington | Paul's Den | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis. To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock 2.19.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 19, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Bread and Roses: 2.20.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. 


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 02.23.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 23, 2018 | 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! LIVE! is an open mic talent showcase that offers a platform for all performers.


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

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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 2.26.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 26, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog
Shirlington | Robeson Room | February 27, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog


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

Private event in Paul's Den hosted by South Arlington Kiwanis. To book your next event in one of our private spaces click here and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432.


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 3.3.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | March 3, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by KaNikki J. 3.5.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 5, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


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

Private event for the Arlington Democrats in Robeson Room. 


Youth Open Mic Hosted by DC Youth Slam Team 03.11.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 11, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets, singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere.


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by 13 of Nazareth 3.12.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 12, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Lauren Bullock 3.19.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 19, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Bread and Roses: 3.20.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. 


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 3.26.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 26, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 27, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 03.30.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | March 30, 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 KaNikki J. 4.2.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 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.


Busboys and Poets Book Club in Shirlington 4.7.18
Shirlington | Paul's Den | April 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 04.8.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 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 4.9.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 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 | April 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 4.16.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 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.


Bread and Roses: 4.17.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 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. 


Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slli’m Williams 4.23.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 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.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 24, 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


Live! from Busboys Hosted By Beny Blaq 04.27.18
Shirlington | Robeson Room | April 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 | April 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.


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.


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 | Robeson Room | 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.


Bread and Roses: 5.15.18
Shirlington | Robeson 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. 


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.


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:
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: TBA


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.


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.


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.


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.


Bread and Roses: 6.19.18
Shirlington | Robeson 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. 


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


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.


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.


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 | Robeson Room | 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.


Bread and Roses: 7.17.18
Shirlington | Robeson 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. 


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.


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.


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

NEW YEAR’S DAY PAJAMA BRUNCH WITH A CUBAN FLAIR
Takoma | Main Dining Room | January 1, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Did you know our event space is named after Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén? Come celebrate its namesake with Cuban-themed brunch on New Year's Day!


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Oh Susannah!
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 8, 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!


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 10, 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 Unstoppable Book Signing & Show
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jazz & Verse Open Mic 01.14.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 14, 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: Featuring Jason Dinder & The Jungle Gym Jam 1.15.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 15, 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: Jason Dinder & The Jungle Gym Jam


Meeting in the Ladies Room
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 15, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Meeting in the Ladies Room" is a series of workshops and seminars where women come to connect, network and learn from one another. This will be out first "Meeting in the Ladies Room" where we will focus on Branding and Marketing. We will be featuring a guest speaker and a few local small businesses. Come out to learn, connect and shop with us! This event is open to the public.

Topic of Discussion: Being A Millennial Woman in the Workplace and Work Life Balance

Featured Speaker: Christine Michel Carter 


Bread and Roses: 1.16.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 16, 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: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 1.22.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 22, 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


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ FROLIC THE FOX
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 27, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Frolic the Fox


Painting for Peace - Painting. Dreaming. Resisting.
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 27, 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 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.


Young Readers Circle: Hey Honey!
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 28, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome author Paula Carr of the "Hey Honey" series for an afternoon of fun for the whole family!


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Drum Lady K 1.29.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | January 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: Drum Lady K 


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Frolic the Fox 2.5.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 5, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Frolic the Fox


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

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Drum Lady K 2.12.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 12, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Drum Lady K 


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 14, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

COME HEAR IT AT THE GRAPEVINE @ Busboys and Poets, Takoma SECOND WEDNESDAYS @ 7:30 PM! Tim Livengood and Noa Baum host The Grapevine Spoken Word Series. Celebrate the timeless Art of Storytelling, with Truths, Folktales, Rumors, and everything in between! $15 suggested Donation


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

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


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Lilo 2.19.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 19, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Mr. Lilo 


Bread and Roses: 2.20.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. 


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

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Rise & Rhyme: Super Family Saturdays w/ Culture Queen
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 24, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under. Today's performer is: Culture Queen


Rise + Rhyme: Featuring - Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog 2.26.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | February 26, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: Mr. Jeremiah of King Bullfrog


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

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


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

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 12, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Grapevine: Storytelling Series
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 14, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

COME HEAR IT AT THE GRAPEVINE @ Busboys and Poets, Takoma SECOND WEDNESDAYS @ 7:30 PM! Tim Livengood and Noa Baum host The Grapevine Spoken Word Series. Celebrate the timeless Art of Storytelling, with Truths, Folktales, Rumors, and everything in between! $15 suggested Donation


Busboys and Poets Books: Teaching Workshop with Donna Fields
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books for an afternoon of education! Meet the author of the book 101 Scaffolding Techniques for Language Teaching and Learning that has been sweeping the educational European community.


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 19, 2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Today's performer is: TBA


Bread and Roses: 3.20.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. 


Play Reading with Jean Freedman
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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


Pajama Jammie Jam - 03.23.18
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 23, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam! 


Young Readers Circle: Let’s Play America!
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 25, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets as we welcome Pat Rumbaugh of Let's Play America to Busboys and Poets Books in Takoma!


Rise + Rhyme: Performing Arts for Ages 5 and Under! Featuring:
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 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


Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Ethelbert Miller
Takoma | Main Dining Room | March 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome DC legend and poet E. Ethelbert Miller to Takoma for the debut of his new book If God Invented Baseball.