October 15, 2022 – October 22, 2022

Join us at Busboys and Poets for Cuba Week 2022 as we celebrate the food, art, and culture of Cuba!

Come and experience the authentic taste of Cuba at Busboys and Poets! We’ve partnered with the Embassy of Cuba’s head chef to bring you four very special dishes for a limited time.


Saturday, October 15, 2022

5 PM @ All Locations* | Kick off Cuba week with dinner & drinks at Busboys and Poets!
Special pop-up performances by the DC Casineros at Busboys and Poets 14th & V


Sunday, October 16, 2022

4 PM @ 14th & V: A.C.T.O.R. presents The Evolving Revolution: Ensuring Human Rights And The Spirit Of Democracy In Cuba


Monday, October 17, 2022

8 PM @ Shirlington | Join us at our weekly open mic and read some Cuban poetry as part of your set! We will have the microphone and printed copies of the poems.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

6 PM – 10 PM @ Columbia Join us to celebrate Cuba Week and the ending of Hispanic Heritage Month with a fun night of Cuban music at our Columbia location. Complimentary dance lessons by Stephen Jackson from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Music by DJ Elvira.

6 PM @ 14th & V | Diasporic Influences in the Art of Lázaro Batista with Carol Rhodes-Dyson. A Conversation with Lázaro Batista, Carmen Torruella-Quander (Artist), and Willard Taylor (Travel Consultant) Lazaro’s work is currently on display at Busboys and Poets – 14th & V

8 PM @ 14th & V | Join us at our weekly open mic and read some Cuban poetry as part of your set! We will have the microphone and printed copies of the poems.


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

6:30 PM @ Takoma | Busboys and Poets Books welcomes Emilio Cueto to the Nicolas Guillen room to discuss his book “Delivering Cuba Through The Mail: Cuba’s Presence In Non-Cuban Postage Stamps and Envelopes”

8 PM @ 450K & Baltimore | Join us at our weekly open mic and read some Cuban poetry as part of your set! We will have the microphone and printed copies of the poems.


Thursday, October 20, 2022 – Cuban Culture Day! Jornada de la Cultura Cubana

8 PM @ Hyattsville & Columbia | Join us at our weekly open mic and read some Cuban poetry as part of your set! We will have the microphone and printed copies of the poems.

*Cuba Week Food specials are not available at Busboys and Poets – Baltimore.


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