Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Dwayne B

Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Dwayne B

Date and Time

Jul 28, 2021 8:00 pm

Location

450K

450 K St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001

View Map

Buy Ticket

Description:

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 5th & K location.

In addition to featured readings at every Busboys and Poets location, SAGAfest Iceland 2015, Spirits and Lyrics NYC and Manassas, Woolly Mammoth Theater, and the C2EA “We Can End AIDS” march, Dwayne’s short form poetry prowess led him to win the Best Haiku Award at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-Word Poetry Awards (NUSPA). His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken-word garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBCAmerica, the Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post.

Ultimately, his goal is to force his audience to feel. He tends to meet goals. When not documenting his life through poetic meter, he can be found on the metro making scarves and hats, or singing karaoke.

* * *

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. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.

$5 Cover. No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.

Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. No saved or reserved seats are allowed.

Failure to check-in within 30 minutes of advertised start time may result in a forfeiture of seats.

END the U.S. Blockade of CUBA: Lift the Blockade with  Carlos Lazo

Jul 25, 2021 6:00 pm

END the U.S. Blockade of CUBA: Lift the Blockade…

Discussion | 14th & V

END the U.S. Blockade of CUBA: Lift the Blockade with  Carlos Lazo

END the U.S. Blockade of CUBA: Lift the Blockade…

Jul 25, 2021 6:00 pm

Discussion | 14th & V

Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Tatiana Figueroa

Jul 27, 2021 8:00 pm

Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Tatiana Figueroa

Poetry Reading/Open Mic | 14th & V

Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Tatiana Figueroa

Tuesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Tatiana Figueroa

Jul 27, 2021 8:00 pm

Poetry Reading/Open Mic | 14th & V

What is your story?

Jul 28, 2021 12:00 pm

What is your story?

Discussion | 450K

What is your story?

What is your story?

Jul 28, 2021 12:00 pm

Discussion | 450K

Elijah Cummings Room Dedication

Jul 28, 2021 5:00 pm

Elijah Cummings Room Dedication

In House Series | Baltimore

Elijah Cummings Room Dedication

Elijah Cummings Room Dedication

Jul 28, 2021 5:00 pm

In House Series | Baltimore