Jamaican Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. National Education Association Building. 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC. Party Jamaican style and celebrate the inauguration and the continuing warm relationship of the USA/Jamaican governments. All proceeds will go to the David Hunt Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to deserving students at Calabar High School and Kingston College, in Jamaica.
Kappa Alpha Psi Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA Join the Kappas of the Washington DC area for a celebration with food, drinks and live entertainment featuring special guests Spur of the Moment and Raheem DeVahughn. Tickets: $125.
M CENTRAL Inaugural Millennial Ball
January 19, 2013. 700 H St. NE Washington DC. M CENTRAL will be serve as the official base camp for millennials who come together throughout the inaugural week for a series of events to celebrate, express, and explore the theme of “Faith in America’s Future.” The ball will include cutting-edge musicians and artists.
Moving Forward America
January 19, 2013. Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, 3000 K St. NW Washington, DC.
Presidential Inaugural Gala hosted by Friends of Friends. Live Jazz and views of the Potomac River. Tickets: $150 and up.
National Association of Minority Government Contractors Inaugural Gala
January 19, 2013. Tuscana West, 1350 I Street, NW Washington DC. The organization is celebrating the re-election of Barack Obama with a Pre-Inaugural Gala. Tickets $85.00 (before December 15), $105.00 (after).
National Bar Association Inaugural Legacy Ball
January 19, 2013. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. 600 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC. The Legacy Ball is a celebration centered on preservation of heritage, democracy and the democratic process. The evening will include live music, celebrity guests, open bar and food. Tickets: $300.
OurTime.org GENERATION NOW Party
January 19, 2013. Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. 8th and F Streets NW Washington, DC. OurTime.org celebrates the next generation of American voters with performances from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Will.i.am, John Legend, and more. Tickets: $150, Student with ID: $75.
Stafford Branch of the NAACP Inaugural Gala
January 19, 2013. Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway Fredericksburg, VA. Hosted by the Stafford Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a non-profit civil rights organization. (540) 903-2393. Dinner, cash bar, live music from Brencore All Stars Band, giveaways and more! Tickets: $100.
Tilted Torch: Vaudeville’s Only Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. 9th & Beats, 1219 9th St NW, Washington, DC Tilted Torch, DC’s premier variety show, has gathered a star-studded burlesque, sideshow, and variety cast for a spectacular inauguration celebration. With three shows in one night and party tunes to keep you dancing in between. Tickets: $15 Advance, $20 Door.
Virgin Islands Association Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. Crowne Plaza Hotel - Old Town. 901 North Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA.
Formed In the 1980s as a DC nonprofit organization by Virgin Islanders in the DC Metropolitan area, the Virgin Islands Association (VIA) promotes fellowship. In addition to annual events, VIA spearheads fundraising to provide scholarships for college-bound high school students from the Virgin Islands. Invited Speakers: Darron P. Monteiro, Deputy Associate Director of Public Engagement (White House), Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen, Delegate to Congress, and members of the newly-elected 30th Legislature of the Virgin Islands. Tickets: $100.
Sunday, January 20
2013 Artist's Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H Street NE Washington, DC. This is an Inaugural Ball for the creative communities of DC to come together and participate in the creative efforts of our local community showcasing local artists, performers, musicians and craftsmen. Tickets: $60 until January 10, $70 thereafter and at the door.
2013 Green Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Newseum, 5554 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington DC. The ball brings a diverse set of groups from among the energy, environment, conservation, and clean-tech community to celebrate the past four years of accomplishment in these areas and a look forward to the next four years. Tickets: $400.
African American Church Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. The Grand Hyatt Washington. 1000 H Street NW Washington, DC. The event commemorates the second term and Inauguration of President Obama and honors legends of our time with the once in a life-time KEEPERS OF THE FLAME AWARD. Tickets: $300.
All American Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill. 400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC. The ball both recognizes and honors American heroes and celebrates the inauguration of Obama and Biden. Tickets: $175.
American Indian Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Crystal Gateway Marriott. 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA. Presented by the American Indian Society of Washington, DC. Tickets: $140.
Arkansas Inaugural Gala
January 20, 2013. National Press Club. 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor Washington, DC. The event salutes the state of Arkansas and celebrates the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden. Entertainment will be presented by Arkansas-based entertainers. Tickets: $125-175.
Delaware Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St NW Washington DC. All-American theme, food and drinks, live music, a tasting room, an Improv theater, a game room, a silent auction to benefit several charities, and much more. Tickets $410.
The Dream Moving Forward Inaugural Gala
January 20, 2013. Historic Howard Theatre, 620T Street NW Washington, DC. The star-studded gala is presented by The Sovereignty Group and hosted by award winning actress Angela Bassett and superstar Patti LaBelle. The event will feature some of the nation’s most esteemed dignitaries, prominent celebrities, performers and influential citizens. A portion of the event proceeds will be given to The Memorial Fund for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument and the African American Civil War Memorial Museum. Tickets: $200.
The Dream Realized Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Camelot by Martins. 13905 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD (240) 462-6742. The Dream Realized Part II by Black Diamond Affairs, featuring the "Soul Patrol Band", Dinner, Cash Bar, DJ. Tickets: Limited time reduced rate of $75.
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