Red, White and Booze: Free Inauguration Wine and Spirits Tastings

Continue the Inauguration festivities after the big day at the “Red, White and Booze” wine and spirits tasting events, which run from Tuesday, January 22, through Friday, January 25 at The Local Vine Cellar. Events are free but guests should register in advance.

Date

January 22-25, 2013

Time

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Venue

The Local Vine Cellar, 425 11th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

Price

Free

Attire

TBA

Notes

For more information, please see the event ticketing page.

Inauguration Scavenger Hunt

The Inauguration Scavenger Hunt is a daytime event which lets participants explore the Smithsonian museums while trying to help their respective team win the game! This event is presented by iBlack.

Date

January 19, 2013

Time

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Venue

Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

Price

$20

Attire

Casual

Notes

To purchase tickets, please see the event ticketing page.

Inaugural Day Party at Lima

The Inaugural Day Party at Lima is an event for leaders of business and society, tastemakers, and others to join together to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. This event is presented by DT Nation.

Date

January 20, 2013

Time

12 p.m.

Venue

Lima, 1401 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20533

Price

$20

Attire

TBA

Notes

For more information, please see the event web page.

Agency Open Houses

On January 18, several federal agencies will host open houses that are free and open to the public. These events will allow the public to learn about the various agencies which are responsible for different activities under the arm of the Executive Branch. The agencies hosting events that day are:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Labor
  • NASA
  • Small Business Administration and General Services Administration
  • Interagency Event (The Departments of Transportation, Labor, Education, Energy, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Personnel Management, and Corporation for National and Community Service
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

See below for RSVP information.

Date

January 18, 2013

Time

Various

Venue

Various – Washington, D.C.

Price

Free

Attire

TBA

Notes

To RSVP, please see the event listing at the site of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

NPR’s “Political Junkie Road Show”

NPR’s “Political Junkie Road Show” is a pre-inauguration show featuring the Political Junkie himself, Ken Rudin, along with Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan, Nina Totenberg, Clarence Page, and Ted Koppel.

Date

January 16, 2013

Time

7 p.m.

Venue

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20001

Price

$20

Attire

TBA

Notes

For tickets, please see event ticketing page at Ticketfly.

Presidential Celebrity Day Affair

The Presidential Celebrity Day Affair will celebrate President Obama’s inauguration with a day event at The Park at Fourteenth on Saturday, January 19, 2013. This event is presented by J&J Entertainment Group and Takeover Entertainment.

Date

January 19, 2013

Time

3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Venue

The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

Price

$20

Attire

TBA

Notes

For more information and for tickets, please see site of J&J Entertainment.

Washington State Society Inaugural Reception

The Washington State Society presents its Inaugural Reception in celebration of the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Residents of the Evergreen State who are in town for the Inauguration, those now living in the D.C. area, and friends of Washington are invited to take part in this reception, which will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and open bar.

Date

January 19, 2013

Time

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Venue

Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20005

Price

$75 – Washington State Society members
$100 – Non-members

Attire

Cocktail or business attire

Notes

For more information and for tickets, please see site of the Washington State Society.

Inauguration Paint Party

The Inauguration Paint Party is an artistic way of celebrating the Inauguration. Participants will enjoy an evening of patriotic painting and glasses of wine at Merlot’s Masterpiece U Street studio location. Equipment and materials will be supplied. Ages 21+.

Date

January 21, 2013

Time

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Venue

Merlots Masterpiece, 1512 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Price

$45

Attire

TBA

Notes

For more information, please see the event web page.

Children’s Inaugural Concert

The Children’s Inaugural Concert, hosted by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, will be held Saturday, January 19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The purpose of this event is to provide entertainment for children of parents serving in the armed forces.

Date

January 19, 2013

Time

TBA

Venue

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

Price

TBA

Attire

TBA

Notes

If you would like to watch a live stream of this event, please sign up here.

Politics as Usual: An Inaugural Chillout

The “Politics as Usual: An Inaugural Chillout” event is a way to celebrate the Inauguration in a different way. Guests will enjoy food and drink specials, music by D.C.’s own Dumbo Gusto, and heated outdoor patio.

Date

January 20, 2013

Time

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Venue

Chez Billy, 3815 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC

Price

$10 – Advance tickets

Attire

“Fly as you wanna be”

Notes

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the event ticketing page.