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Wednesday Open Mic Night | 5th & K | November 29, 2017 | Hosted by Dwayne B. feat Oompa

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:00 PM (EST)

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Wednesday Night Open Mic! A Busboys and  Poetry Event   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.




Dwayne B aka the “Crochet Kingpin” is a homegrown DC native poet, activist, break-dancer, and fashion designer. Dwayne has been known to write a pretty good haiku in his day which has lead to him win the Best Haiku Award at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-Word Poetry Awards (NUSPA), and his work to increase HIV awareness through the spoken-word community garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBCAmerica, the Discovery Channel, and the Washington Post. Ultimately his goal is to make the audience feel something, and he’s always met his goal! When not documenting his life through poetic meter, he can be found on the metro making scarves and hats, or singing karaoke.



Lakiyra "Oompa" Williams is a hood, queer, black, orphan, auntie, sister, friend, and teacher from Roxbury with a soft spot for lyricism and storytelling. She is 2017 WOWPS Co-Champion, and a member of the 2016 House Slam team, which placed third at the National Poetry Slam this year. She is a 2016 Vox Pop Slam Tournament Champion, an official unofficial Beyoncé aficionado, a member of Flatline Poetry and HipStory, and is currently working on her first full-length Hip-Hop album, set to be released on November 3, 2016. She has been featured at a number of different colleges and universities including Bucknell University, Boston University, Boston College, Mass. College of Art, Berklee College of Music, and Emerson College. She was featured at the Somerville Hip-Hop festival and at a number of different slam poetry and Hip-Hop venues and radio stations across the east coast.

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1025 5th Street NW
Washington, 20001

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:00 PM (EST)

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Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world. 

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Wednesday Open Mic Night | 5th & K | November 29, 2017 | Hosted by Dwayne B. feat Oompa
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