¡Verve! An Inaugural Black Tie Affair

The ¡Verve! Inaugural Black Tie Affair is a culinary celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Chef Daniel W. Thomas, former Head Chef to the U.S. Senate, is joining with several notable D.C. figures from the fields of business, food, politics, and entertainment to host this event at Capitale nightclub on the evening of January 19.

Date

January 19, 2013

Time

7:30 p.m.

Venue

Capitale DC, 1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Price

$110

Attire

Black tie

Notes

For tickets, please see event ticketing page.

“Feeling ‘O’ Right” Inaugural Gala

A soulful celebration of President Barack Obama’s 2nd inauguration sponsored by the Kirk Connection. A jammin’ deejay will pay tribute to the rich R&B legacy of Ohio, whose votes put him over the top on Election night. Enjoy a cash bar and light food fare.

Date

January 20, 2013

Time

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Venue

Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002

Price

$44

Attire

“Evening fabulous”

Notes

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

African American Church Inaugural Ball

The African American Church Inaugural Ball is a celebration of President Obama’s second inauguration, hosted by the African American Church. Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the Conference of National Black Churches, will serve as Inaugural Ball Chair.

Date

January 20, 2013

Time

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Venue

The Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Price

$300

Attire

Black tie

Notes

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

African Caribbean Diaspora Presidential Inaugural Ball

The African Caribbean Diaspora Presidential Inaugural Ball is a celebration of the Inauguration of African and Caribbean ancestry.  Guests will enjoy a three-course meal and live performances by the Original Wailers Band, drummer Nana from Ghana, the Ewabo Steel Band, DJ Demeji, and other performers. Proceeds from this event will in part benefit students in need of academic scholarships.

Date

January 21, 2013

Time

7:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Venue

Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

Price

$35-$200

Attire

TBA

Notes

For more information, please see the event web page.

All American Inaugural Ball

The All American Inaugural Ball is a celebration of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and a way to honor several “All American Heroes” who have demonstrated excellence in their civic service. This is an all inclusive event with food and drinks included in the price of admission.

Date

January 20, 2013

Time

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Venue

Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington DC 20001

Price

$175

Attire

Creative black tie

Notes

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the event web site.

Ambassadors’ Inaugural Ball

Prominent international leaders have joined together to present the 2013 Ambassadors’ Inaugural Ball.  Representatives from nearly 200 nations will converge on the Nation’s Capital to celebrate the re-election of the 44th President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama, with decadent food, festive song and ceremonial dance.  In addition, this historic event will recognize the critical roles that Ambassadors perform every day to promote peace and diplomacy as well as garner support for humanitarian causes.

The Ambassadors’ Inaugural Ball will host a collection of some of the most prominent luminaries of international politics, business and entertainment to commemorate this monumental occasion.  Special invited guests include: President Barack Obama, other Heads of State, Ambassadors, Dignitaries, Consul Generals, and other key Embassy officials from around the world.  Moreover, the event will attract members of the United States Congress, State Department officials, Presidential Cabinet members and other key appointees.

Date

January 21, 2013

Time

7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Heads of State VIP Reception
7 p.m. – 8 p.m., General Reception
8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Ambassadors’ Ball
10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m., Afterglow

Venue

Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, 801 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Price

$1000 – Heads of State VIP Reception
$350 – General Admission
$150 – Afterglow Only

Attire

Black tie

Notes

Proceeds from the Ambassadors’ Ball will go to support various domestic and international non-profit organizations.  The event will feature celebrity entertainment, strolling buffet and complimentary drink promotions.  For information about sponsorship opportunities, please call (202) 594-3151.  For tickets, please visit the event ticketing page.

American Indian Inaugural Ball

The American Indian Inaugural Ball is sponsored by the American Indian Society of Washington, D.C., which has been hosting inaugural galas to celebrate the inauguration of every president since Richard Nixon in 1969.  The inaugural ball is one of many inaugural weekend events organized by the AIS, and will feature live entertainment, an award ceremony, and a buffet dinner.

Date

January 20, 2013

Time

TBA

Place

Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Price

$120 before August 2

$130 after August 2

$140 after November 15

$150 at the door

Attire

TBA

Notes

Please visit the event web site of the American Indian Society of Washington, D.C. for more information and to purchase tickets.

Arkansas Inaugural Gala

The Arkansas State Society is once again hosting its Arkansas Inaugural Gala in celebration of the 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.  Enjoy an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and dancing, while listening to live music and being entertained by performers from Arkansas.  One thousand guests are expected to be in attendance for this fine evening.  Special invited guests include Arkansas political figures and President Obama.

Date

January 20, 2013

Time

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Venue

National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20045

Price

$125 General Admission, $175 VIP Admission; after January 1, price increases to $150 GA, $200 VIP

Attire

Black tie

Notes

For more information and for tickets (on sale beginning December 3), please see the event web site.

Believer’s Inaugural Ball

The Believer’s Inaugural Ball is a prayerful celebration of the inauguration. Guests will enjoy a full buffet, beverages, and dessert, while being entertained by Christian-themed music (gospel, Christian jazz). A special guest speaker will also be featured.

Date

January 20, 2013

Time

7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Venue

TBA

Price

$150

Attire

Black tie

Notes

For more information, please visit the event page.

BET Networks Inaugural Gala

BET Networks is sponsoring a celebration in honor of the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art on January 21. Guests will enjoy buffet and passed hors d’oeuvres, full bar, and live performances (TBA), as well as sounds provided by DJ Nice. The guest list will include civic leaders, celebrities, and others who want to celebrate this historic occasion.

Date

January 21, 2013

Time

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Venue

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, 800 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001

Price

$300

Attire

Formal black tie

Notes

For more information and to purchase tickets, please see the event web page.