This branch of Busboys and Poets, located in Hyattsville, MD, combines a restaurant, art supply store, and performance space (the Howard Zinn Room). They host live music, films, book events, and regular reading and spoken word series, including an open mic (every Thursday at 9:00 pm). Busboys & Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD. (301) 779-ARTS. $5 Admission.