Date and Time
Jan 18, 2022 7:00 pm
14th & V
A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Drew Anderson
A science teacher turned teaching artist, poet turned parodist, and marathon runner turned motivational speaker, Drew Anderson is founder and co-host of Spit Dat (the longest-running open mic in DC) and co-creator of the critically-acclaimed stage production From Gumbo to Mumbo (nominated for the 2020 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production - Theatre for Young Audiences, winner of "Best Of" for 2019 Charm City Fringe Festival). Recipient of the prestigious DC Arts and Humanities Fellowship, Drew has recently merged his decade-plus of artistic acumen and educational expertise to develop Spoof School and C.R.U.N.K. Academy, two dynamic arts education integration programs which teach students of all ages how to make learning fun by "making fun" of their learning. Equal parts teaching artist and performing artist, Drew is on a mission to share his love of drama, comedy, poetry, parody, and hip hop with all who are within his reach.
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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. Wristbands are available for purchase online at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM. 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 forfeiture of seats. Sorry, no refunds.
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For the health & safety of our Tribe and the community, Busboys and Poets has implemented a proof of vaccination requirement for patrons at all of our locations in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Therefore, Busboys and Poets requires all guests attending events to be vaccinated. Attendees must provide proof of vaccination at check-in. Those with medical or religious exemptions must provide proof of exemption status.Masks must also be worn properly (covering nose and mouth) at all times inside of Busboys and Poets when not actively eating or drinking.