An Event-ful Inaugural Weekend
There are hundreds of inaugural events taking place this weekend, and while everyone knows about the official balls, here are some of the more fun, quirky goings-on. Some feature mural painting and spitballing big ideas. One involves hip-hop superstar Lupe Fiasco, another the homegrown street artist BORF, who created the poster art for Nevermind the Inauguration. This weekend, belt out patriotic karaoke. Heck, go to a pig roast luau. So spend the next few days seeing the best of our diamond district. Go forth and party!
Saturday, Jan. 19
M Central, Millennial Ideas Forum and Inaugural Millennial Ball
700 H St. NE
Art and Soul, The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW
10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Root Inaugural Ball
National Museum of American History, Constitution Avenue Northwest between 12th and 14th streets
9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Disability Power and Pride Ball
National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor
7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Planned Parenthood/Rock the Vote
9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW
6 p.m.-9 p.m. with free entrance to DJ lil’e Dance Party
Congressional Black Caucus Late Night Pre-Inaugural Party
Cafe Milano, 3251 Prospect St. NW
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Getaway’s Alterna Event
The Getaway, 1400 Meridian Place NW
10 p.m.-3 a.m.
M Central Music, Local Music Showcase
700 H St. NE
Latino Inaugural 2013 Ball
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW
7 p.m.-10 p.m.
StartUp Rock On Inaugural Celebration featuring Lupe Fiasco
The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW
Yoga Ball 2013
St. Francis Hall, 1340 Quincy St. NE
4 p.m., yoga; 6 p.m., vegetarian dinner; 8 p.m., live music, meditation, kirtan
Nevermind the Inauguration! A Punk-Rock Counter Inaugural Ball & Festival of Resistance
The Warehouse Theater, 645 New York Ave. NW
12 p.m.-4 p.m., films and workshops; 6 p.m.-?, music
Monday, Jan. 21
Brightest Young Things Inaugural Spectacular
Bohemian Caverns/LIV, 2001 11th St. NW
9 a.m.-4 a.m.
Tiki Pig Roast Luau and Kona Brewery Tap Takeover
Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW
6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Ford Motor Co. Gala Reception
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 600 Independence Ave. SW
Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball
Sidney Harman Hall (Harman Center for the Arts), 610 F St. NW
Human Rights Campaign 2013 Inaugural Ball
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW