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11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by Charity Blackwell 12.13.18


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    Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019
    11:00 pm - 1:00 am
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A Busboys and Poetry Event. 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. Join us for an alternative way to spend your Friday night.A poetry slam is a competitive event (more…)

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POETRY & PASTIES: A Burlesque and Spokenword Brunch Open Mic. Hosted by Jennifer Eden12.14.19


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    Dec 14, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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PASTIES & POETRY: A Burlesque and Spokenword Brunch Open Mic: Hosted by Jennifer Eden!Every #secondsaturday at @busboysandpoets’ Anacostia location. Join us for a #queer-affirming, #POC-centered, #femme-focused space bringing THE BEST poets and burlesque dancers of the city and country! This brand new event is happening with an open mic list full of diverse talent that’ll (more…)

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Takoma Park Book Fair


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    Dec 14, 2019
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A fun and unusual stop on your holiday rounds!We are delighted that Busboys and Poets will be hosting the Takoma Park Book Fair again this year!This unique holiday book sale and signing features over 30 local authors and books of every genre. Something for everyone!Heads up: the 2019 Takoma Park Book Fair coincides with the (more…)

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Hillcrest Community Civic Association 30th Anniversary/Holiday Party


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    Dec 14, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hillcrest Community Civic Association’s 30th Anniversary  This is a 21+ event.  $60 per adult, $110 per couple.  Dinner, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages are included!  All proceeds support HCCA programs/activities and the HCCA scholarship fund. Tickets are on sale now on the HCCA website at www.hillcrestdc.com  Wine Raffle to support HCCA’s recreational events.   For more information, (more…)

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James Baldwin Book Club


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    Dec 15, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Lead by Busboys and Poets owner & activist, Andy Shallal, The James Baldwin Book Club is inspired by the extensive writings of James Baldwin exploring topics of race and democracy. His writings are just as fresh and relevant today around current issues facing America. We will use his writings as a springboard for deep conversations around (more…)

Sunday Kind of Love

Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 12.15.19


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    Dec 15, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, DC area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock, Sunday Kind of Love was notably featured in the Washington, DC episode of the Travel Channel original (more…)

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Holiday Social/Reception


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    Dec 15, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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This is a private event in the ____ Room. To book your next event in one of our private spaces click HERE and fill out our online form or call the Events and Marketing team at 202-332-6432. (more…)

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Rise + Rhyme with Miss Teresa 12.16.19


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    Dec 16, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Featuring: Rise + Rhymes newest children’s performer, Miss Teresa!Miss Teresa’s musical gatherings for kids and their families explore music and movement through song, rhythm, yoga, and breathwork Sing, dance, and play along in English and Spanish to new and traditional tunes; Get rooted in the practice of making music for happier days and fuller hearts!Rise (more…)

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Rise + Rhyme:Featuring:Frolic The Fox 12.16.19


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    Dec 16, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
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 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!Featuring: Frolic The Fox Did you know that “Reading Makes Fairy Dust”? Time to imagine, play, sing, move, read and (more…)

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Rise + Rhyme MARSHA GOODMAN-WOOD 12.16.19


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    Dec 16, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Featuring: MARSHA GOODMAN-WOODRise + 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!Schedule9:30-10:00 Community Chat & Chew10:00-10:45 Children’s Performance10:45-11:00 Clean Up TimeWe ask that caregivers teach each child how to begin (more…)

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Rise + Rhyme: TUNES 4 TOTS 12.16.19


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    Dec 16, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
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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 featured performer is: Tunes 4 TotsJoin the class that teaches actual music concepts to even the youngest of children! (more…)

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Staff Holiday Party


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    Dec 16, 2019
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This is a private event in the Marion Barry Room. To book your next event with us, click here! (more…)