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Garden State Inaugural Gala
January 20, 2013. Washington Court Hotel. 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington DC. Sponsored by the New Jersey State Society and dedicated to storm victims and first responders. Dance to the live and legendary Springsteen tribute band, the B-Street Band. Dine in an upscale “Jersey Diner,” and win extraordinary prizes in our Atlantic City Boardwalk Casino. Tickets: $200+.

Georgia Society Ball
January 20, 2013. National Museum of Women in the Arts. 1250 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC. The bi-partisan, black-tie event will feature Live musical entertainment and food and beverages highlighting the State of Georgia. Tickets: $150 for members, $200 for non-members.

HBCU Buzz Show & the Blis.FM Family Inauguration Gala
January 20, 2013. North Hall @ Eastern Market. 225 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003. The HBCU Buzz Show is part of the Better Listening in Sound (BLIS) family (blis.fm). The Internet radio station with more than just music. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, celebrity appearances, performances, dancing, and much more! Tickets: $32.50 per person (until January 15, 2013), $65.00 there after.

HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball
Sunday January 20, 2013. The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square, 1315 K Street Washington DC. Entertainment: Vivian Green, Finesse Mitchell, Special Guest: US House of Representatives, Danny K Davis. Tickets: $250 (portion of proceeds to benefit HBCU student charities)

HBCU Presidential Inauguration Ball
January 20, 2013. International Spy Museum, 800 F Street NW, Washington, DC. For The Who’s Who Alum’s of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Tickets: $100 per person, $150 per couple. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the scholarship funds of partner HBCU Alumni Chapters.

Hawai'i State Society Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. 2800 Potomac Ave, Arlington, Virginia

H.O.P.E. Inaugural Youth Ball
January 20, 2013. Howard Theatre. 620 T Street NW Washington, DC. The family friendly ball is held in the afternoon and gives youth the opportunity to share in the inaugural festivities. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, souvenir photographs, celebrity appearances, performances, dancing, and much more! Tickets: $75.00 per person (until January 1, 2013), $100.00 there after. All youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Illinois Presidential Inaugural Celebration
January 20, 2013. Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. 2660 Woodley Rd. NW Washington DC. Join Illinois Senators John J. Cullerton; James F. Clayborne, Jr.; Don Harmon; and Mattie Hunter with entertainment including The Bar-Kays (funk, R&B and soul music) and V. Holmes - A Tribute to the Motown Greats. Tickets: $150.

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Montgomery County Maryland Chapter Heritage Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veteran Place, Silver Spring, MD. Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is the oldest and largest African-American family organization in the United States. The family-friendly event features dancing, food and activities. Children must be ages 5 and up. Tickets: $50 Adults; $25 for Children 5-17.

Latino Inaugural 2013
January 20, 2013. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St., NW Washington DC. Raúl Esparza, José Feliciano, Juan Diego Flórez, Melanie Griffith, George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, Robert Rodriguez, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, Ballet Hispanico, Coral Contigas, Coro de Niños de San Juan, the Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra and other entertainers will headline in an event honoring the presidential inauguration and Latino arts and culture. Opera House Tickets: $300, Eisenhower Tickets: $150. Admission includes a post-performance reception.

Maryland Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Gaylord National Hotel. 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD. Join Maryland's Democratic Elected Officials and Special Guests at our Inaugural Ball featuring The Spinners. Tickets: $225

Our Legacy Moves Forward Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1600 Morris Road, SE Washington, DC. The event is sponsored by the OLPH Women's Ministry and includes entertainment provided by the Marcus Mitchell Project Featuring: Marcus Johnson. Tickets: $60.

The Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance
January 20, 2013. Arena Stage at The Mead Center For American Theater. 1101 6th Street, SW Washington DC. Confirmed guests: Amy Goodman, Katrina vanden Heuval, Ralph Nader, Alice Walker, Van Jones, Nicole Lee, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Julian Bond, Marian Wright Edelman, Medea Benjamin, Etan Thomas, Dave Zirin, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Phyllis Bennis. Confirmed organizations: Democracy Now!, The Nation, The National Council of Negro Women, TransAfrica, Progressive Democrats of America, and Code Pink. Tickets: $135.

Pennsylvania Society Inaugural Gala
January 20, 2013. The Ritz-Carlton. 1150 22nd Street, NW Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society of Washington, DC

Presidential Gala
January 20, 2013. Bolling AirForce Base Club/Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC. Organized by Lady Alpha and Access Gauff. Tickets: $130 and up

Presidential Pearl Gala
January 20, 2013. Mandarin Oriental Hotel. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW Washington DC. This is the premier Asian American Pacific Islander ball and will bring together members of Congress, Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, friends and allies to the community, and public policy makers to celebrate AAPI political participation and strategize in anticipation of the new administration and Congressional session. Tickets: $250.

Rhythm and Blues Reloaded Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. George of DC. 3251 Prospect Street, NW Courtyard Washington DC. The organization adapts the sounds of Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Makossa, Reggae, kassav, Salsa Merengue, Reggaeton, New Age Jazz and Hip Hop. Tickets: $50 until December 20th, $75 after.

Second Chances Gospel Concert and Prayer Service
January 20, 2013. Metropolitan AME Church. 1518 M Street, NW Washington, DC. The concert is being presented by Vote With Authority, the faith-based voter advocacy coalition, as a part of a series of faith-based events that will take place during inauguration weekend. Guest artists include Beverly Crawford, Earl Bynum & The Mount, Dr. John Butler, Brandon Camphor & One Way, and Monique Walker-Davenport. Tickets: General admission $35, Deluxe passes $55 (include preferred seating and a meet and greet with artists).

Servant Forge Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Historic Terminal A Lobby at Reagan National Airport. 1 Aviation Circle, Arlington, VA. Wings of Hope- Empowerment and a Voice for Women from King Street to Kenya. Proceeds will support programs that advocate for justice, compassion, and raise awareness about the health and safety of women including initiatives in Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, DC, and in Kenya and Swaziland in Africa. Tickets: $155.

South Carolina Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. National Museum of Natural History. 10th Street and Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC. Sponsored by the South Carolina State Society (SCSS), a non-profit that connects South Carolinians in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. Tickets: $135

South Dakota State Society's Inauguration Celebration
January 20, 2013. Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC. Celebrate with fellow South Dakotans. Tickets: $100.

Virginia Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA. Hosted by the Democratic Party of Virginia and the Arlington County Democratic Committee with special guests Senator Mark Warner, Senator-elect Tim Kaine and Terry McAuliffe, Candidate for Governor. Tickets: $250.

Washingtonian Starry Night Inaugural Ball
January 20, 2013. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. 601 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC. The Washingtonian Starry Night Inaugural Ball is a nonpartisan event including dinner, open bar, live music, dancing, and more. Tickets: $350.

Monday, January 21 - Inauguration Day

Ambassadors Inaugural Ball
January 21, 2013. Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, The Historical Society of Washington, DC, 801 K Street, NW • Washington, DC. The event promotes international peace, unity and diplomacy with a diverse entertainment lineup including world class singers, bands and a live DJ. Representing countries include Suriname, Gambia, Macedonia, Panama, Botswana, Trinidad and Tobago, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Albania, Bahrain, Kosovo, Slovenia, Guyana, Congo, Oman, Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Tickets: $250.

Baby Boomer Professionals Inaugural Celebration
January 21, 2013. Hilton Garden Inn/U.S. Capitol, 1225 First Street, NE Washington, DC Entertainment provided by FleetDJs spinning old school and some new school sounds by FleetDJ Profluent. Tickets: $55.

Black McDonald’s Operators Association Inaugural Ball
January 21, 2013. The City Club of Washington, 555 13th Street NW Washington, DC. The Baltimore-Washington Black McDonald's Owner Operator Association is a chapter of the National organization. Locally there are approximately 24 members operating McDonald's franchisees in the Baltimore-Washington area. This is event is a fundraiser to allow us to support youth programs throughout the year. Tickets: $250.

ChurchKey’s Inaugural Brewers Ball
January 21, 2013. ChurchKey, 1337 14th Street NW Washington, DC. (202) 567-2576. The DC beer bar, featuring a list of 555 artisan ales, will welcome some of the most acclaimed and recognized craft brewers in the nation to Washington for a celebration of American craft beer. Attendees will mix and mingle with the brewers themselves, who will be in house, and enjoy the wares of the evening's ten featured breweries. Tickets: $150.

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