Posts Tagged ‘Busboys & Poets’

Arts Roundup: The Mayor Does Austin Edition

Mayor Vincent Gray goes to SXSW... [Post]
...and DCist has some ideas for his itinerary. [DCist]
Pitchfork hands Deathfix's debut a respectable 6.4 rating. [Pitchfork]
Signature Theatre cans Crimes of the Heart, swaps in The Last Five Years. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
From the archives: Washington City Paper's coverage of go-go in the 1980s [Unveiled]
Gettysburg Address to be displayed at [...]

ToDo ToDay: Vegans! Stereotypes!

UPDATE: The "Racial Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports" symposium that was highlighted earlier has been canceled. Our apologies. Scroll down for more ideas of what to do today.
In celebration of World Vegan Day today, Busboys and Poets is offering a special three-course vegan lunch and dinner for $21.95. The menu includes an arugula [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Jeffery Broussard

Jeffery Broussard has been playing zydeco music on various instruments for most of his life. By age 8, the French- and English-speaking Louisiana native was drumming in his father’s band, Delton Broussard & the Lawtell Playboys. That’s impressive for such a young kid, but even more so because his 10 older siblings must have been [...]

Artisphere’s First Birthday, and What It Means for Rosslyn

Happy birthday, Artisphere. You've made it—maybe.
A year ago, City Paper staffer Erin Petty wrote about who and what, exactly, the brand-new Artisphere would cater to, given its existence in a business district. Four months ago, I wrote about the various troubles plaguing its young life: Key staff hadn’t signed on until after the space’s opening; [...]

Get Your Zinn On

Tonight's dedication of the Howard Zinn Room at the Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville has quite a lineup, if radical politics is your thing:
Hosted by Jeff Zinn and Andy Shallal. Featured presenters: Bernice Johnson Reagon, Amy Goodman, Cornel West, Dave Zirin, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Laura Flanders, Marian Wright Edelman, Medea Benjamin, Regie Cabico, Judy Richardson, [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Nobunny, Rene Marie, A Boy Called Dad

For the uninitiated, rabbit-masked frontman Justin Champlin might look like little more than a two-dollar Donnie Darko rehash with a guitar. But Gyllenhaal jokes aside, Chapman’s garage-punk project has garnered the kind of homegrown fandom that only comes with years of underground cassette releases, dozens of rotating bandmates, and a seriously strange live show. Among [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Beatles Trivia, Green Carpets, and More

Happy Monday! Hope you enjoy this weekday edition of Freestylin’ DC, where I’ll share some of the coolest and most interesting events posted on my site, Free in DC.

Grab your girlfriends and head over to Woolly Mammoth for their pay-what-you-can performance of In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, tonight [...]

Tonight: Author Nadine Cohodas Discusses Nina Simone

Author Nadine Cohodas will speak at Busboys & Poets tonight to discuss her new book, Princess Noire: the Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone. Cohodas, a D.C. resident, previously penned Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington, and Spinning Blues into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records. Her new book is a [...]

Moby and Miyun Park Talk About Meat, Road Food, and Temple Grandin

In which two individuals (one an electronic music enthusiast/celebrity/bald hero, the other the executive director of Washington, D.C.'s Global Animal Partnership) provide frustratingly brief answers via e-mail through their publicist to thoughtful questions asked via email through their publicist about Gristle, their new book project, which their questioner assumes is about how meat-eating and factory-farming [...]

Black Cat, Busboys & Poets Will Hold Haiti Benefits

Some local events, announced today, that will raise money for victims of the earthquake in Haiti—a catastrophe that the Red Cross says may have claimed 50,000 lives:

"DMV Helps Haiti" at Busboys & Poets: There will be a discussion, an open mic, and an auction featuring works by Demont Peekaso. Suggested donation: $10. Sunday at 6:30 [...]