Busboys and Poets, 5th & K

This branch of Busboys and Poets combines a restaurant, fair trade crafts store, and performance space (the Countee Cullen Room).  They host book releases, live music, and regular poetry and spoken word series: an open mic every Wednesday at 9:00 pm, Poetry on the Patio (1st Saturdays at 9:00 pm, weather permitting), and a Youth Open Mic (3rd Saturdays at 5:00 pm).  Busboys and Poets, 5th & K Streets, NW, DC. (202) 789-2227.  $5 Admission to most events.