- Eleanor Holmes Norton (Facebook)
"Two Living Legends of the Civil Rights Movement" is a conversation between former NAACP chairman Julian Bond and Congressman John Lewis, moderated by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. The three of them, who met while working on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, will discuss the civil rights movement then and now, "such as Occupy and the women's movement, and the effects those movements have had on American life," Holmes says. Busboys and Poets (14th & V). 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Joseph LMS Green, a member of the 2011 Beltway Poetry Slam, the Garden Open Mic features Caroline Rothstein, a New York City–based writer, spoken-word poet, and member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team. BloomBars. 8:30 p.m. $7 donation.