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Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B


  • Event Start
    Oct 26, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Dwayne B!Dwayne B! aka the “Crochet Kingpin” is a homegrown DC native poet, activist, break-dancer, and fashion designer. He is one of the hosts of DC’s longest running open mic series, Spit Dat, as well as a member of the Busboys and Poets hosting team for the (more…)

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Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Ebaby


  • Event Start
    Oct 27, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by E-babyEric “E-Baby” Smith began writing poetry in July 2000; since then, he’s opened for R&B artists Musiq Soul Child, Me’Shell N’degeOcello, & Lyfe Jennings to name a few. After joining Jus Wiggin Entertainment in 2002 [agent: Tracy Wiggs], his “1 Poet Poetical Tour” reached over 150 (more…)

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Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker


  • Event Start
    Oct 27, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Orville WalkerBorn in Takoma Park, MD, Orville Walker grew up in Jamaica; and now Landover, MD, where he currently resides. He has been writing poetry for several years but started performing his work in November 2009 at the 12th Street Lounge in Washington, D.C. Orville’s poems (more…)

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Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam hosted by Simply Sherri


  • Event Start
    Oct 28, 2022
    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Busboys and Poets and Simply Poetic present the Pajama Jammie Jam Poetry Slam!The Pajama Jammie Jam is a love/erotica-themed slam, for everyone from professionals to novices, hosted by Simply Sherri!$100.00 cash prize.There will be THREE themed rounds of poetry:Round 1: Cupid Ain’t Sh*t!Round 2: Love is Grand! (Love Poem)Round 3: Freak Me, Baby! (Erotic Round)Cuts (more…)

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Open Mic hosted by Regie Cabico


  • Event Start
    Oct 28, 2022
    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Regie CabicoRegie Cabico is the first Asian and Queer poet to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, later taking top prizes in the 1993, 1994 & 1997 National Poetry Slams He took a first place prize with New York’s Bowery Poetry Club. His work appears on (more…)

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ASL Open Mic Night hosted by DJ Supalee .


  • Event Start
    Oct 28, 2022
    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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ASL (American Sign Language) OPEN MIC PRESENTS: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. (more…)

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Monday Night Open Mic hosted by 4 on the 5th


  • Event Start
    Oct 31, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted by All Four Shirlington HostsFor 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. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come (more…)

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Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Twain Dooley


  • Event Start
    Nov 1, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Twain DooleyTwain Dooley is a first generation American. Born and raised in Washington, DC, he learned to use language to talk himself into and out of inner-city challenges. He joined the Army Reserves and served on active duty during Desert Storm. After a two-year stay in (more…)

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Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Lady Brion


  • Event Start
    Nov 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Lady BrionLady Brion is an international spoken word artist, poetry coach, activist, organizer, educator and the executive director of the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District. She received her B.A. in Communication and Culture from Howard University and her MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing (more…)

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Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Anthony Oakes


  • Event Start
    Nov 2, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Anthony D. Oakes!Hailing from North Carolina, Anthony D. Oakes is a District of Columbia resident who is taking comedy on the east coast by storm. His clean, yet edgy, southern, intellectual, witty humor will have you reeling with laughter. Performance cities include: Atlanta, New York, LA, Chicago, (more…)

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Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao


  • Event Start
    Nov 3, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by DJ TaoWhether freestyle or written, DJ Tao is word in motion.DJ Tao began his career as a spoken word artist in the Washington, DC area. After extensive experience performing locally he decided to expand his audience. He took his act on the road, touring America’s colleges (more…)

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Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Backpack Jeff


  • Event Start
    Nov 3, 2022
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Backpack JeffJeffrey W. Young, known as Backpack Jeff, is a motivational speaker, spoken word artist, and conflict resolutionist who has traveled throughout the East Coast touching the lives of others with his words. A person who always looked at life as distributing lessons, Jefferey embraces each (more…)