Clarendon Moms Official Inaugural Balls Guide 2013


Official Inaugural Balls

Inauguration Weekend is a fantastic weekend to go for a night out on the town in the Nation’s Capitol. Lots of celebrity spotting and glamourous activities. There is still time to get tickets to some of these fantastic events!

  • Children’s Concert – Saturday, January 19, 2013.Washington Convention Center. Hosted by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden to honor children and spouses of those serving in the Armed Forces. The concert will feature popular young artists. This event is by invitation only.
  • Commander In Chief’s Ball – Monday, January 21, 2013. Washington Convention Center. For members of the Armed Forces. Tickets will be free for invited guests, including active duty and reserve service members, Medal of Honor recipients and wounded warriors, among others, with troops overseas participating via video. Performers will include Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony. A live stream of the event will be available online at
  • The Inaugural Ball – Monday, January 21, 2013. Washington Convention Center. Limited tickets were distributed to the public. The ticketing process is now closed. Performers will include Alicia Keys, Black Violin, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, FUN., members of the Glee cast, John Legend, Katy Perry, Maná, Smokey Robinson, Soundgarden, Stevie Wonder and Usher.

More Inaugural Balls, Galas and Events

Dozens of unofficial balls will celebrate the second Inauguration of Barack Obama.

(In order by date)

Pre-Inaugural and Inaugural Cruises
January 18 – January 21, 2013. Celebrate like a commander-in-chief aboard the Odyssey or theSpirit of Washington. The cruises offer picturesque views of the Potomac, dinner (or brunch) and live music and dancing.

Thursday, January 17

Sister Cities International Inaugural Gala
January 17, 2013. U.S. Chamber of Commerce, International Hall of Flags. 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC. The Gala will showcase the role of citizen diplomats in furthering peace across the world. Tickets: $250.

Friday, January 18

Daughters of Isis Pre-Inaugural Black Tie Gala
January 18, 2013. Upscale Ballroom, 3900 Bexley Place, Suitland, MD. Live Entertainment by the Diversified Band , Music by DJ Eclipse, Heavy Hors D’ Oeuvres Buffet, Refreshments, Raffles, Dancing. Donation: $45 advance / $50 at door.

Entrepreneur Inaugural Ball
January 18, 2013. Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD. Celebrate the inauguration and connect with other entrepreneurial individuals. Live music from Marcus Johnson, Ginger on Sax, two local soloists, celebrity entrepreneur auction, congressional guests, bar and food. Tickets: $199 / $299

Hope for St Jude Inaugural Cocktail Reception
January 18, 2013. The Hamilton Live, 600 14th Street, NW Washington, DC. Join Roland and Jacquie Martin as they kick-off Inauguration Weekend with a benefit cocktail reception for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event boasts a live band and a host of celebrity friends as well as a silent auction featuring a Washington Redskins football signed by its quarterback Robert Griffin, III. Tickets: $250 for general admission and $400 for reserved seating.

Pre-Inaugural Celebration Ball
January 18, 2013. The Carlyle Club. 411 John Carlyle Street Alexandria, VA. Inaugural party sponsored by Brencore Entertainment. Tickets: $125.

Saturday, January 19

BWUFA Youth Presidential Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. Crystal City Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia. Black Women United for Action is hosting its second inaugural ball for ages 7-18. The idea for the event came from an 11 year old California student, Thandie James, who in 2008 questioned why no Inaugural Balls were held for youth who wished to participate of the celebration of Presidential Inauguration festivities. Tickets are $50 Students; $50 Adults.

Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD. The Texas State Society celebrates the inauguration with the biggest names in Texas entertainment, food and drinks, a Texas Fair, and more.

Chefs Ball
January 19, 2013. Art and Soul, Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington, DC. Celebrity Chef Art Smith and Executive Chef Wes Morton will co-chair the Chefs Ball, and five additional DC celebrity chefs will prepare late night bites for the event, with proceeds benefiting their charities of choice. Tickets: $75 includes late-night bites, an open bar, and live music.

Disability Community Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. National Press Club 529 14th Street NW Washington, DC. Disability Power & Pride and the American Association of People with Disabilities have joined together to host this important milestone in cultivating the enduring power of the disability community. Tickets: $100.

Ethiopian Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. Merkamo Ethiopian Restaurant, 7020 Commerce Street Springfield, VA. The celebration includes appetizers, beer, wine and music. Tickets: $40.

Florida Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Florida State Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best interests of the State of Florida.

Illinois State Society Inaugural Gala
January 19, 2013. Marriott Renaissance Hotel. 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC. The celebration will highlight the sights, sounds, and foods of Illinois with multiple open bars, heavy hors d’oeuvres and buffet stations, continuous live music and dancing. A portion of the money raised from the Gala provides scholarships to students from Illinois who intern in the Congressional offices of the Illinois Delegation. Tickets: $250.

Inaugural Fitness Ball
January 19, 2013. Ritz Carlton, 1170 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC. Yala Fitness and the Sport Club/LA will be hosting a first of its kind Inaugural Fitness Dance party honoring the campaign, Let’s Move, created by First Lady, Michelle Obama to inspire Americans to live active and healthy lifestyles. Grammy award winning American R&B and pop recording “Ghetto Supastar” Mya will perform. All proceeds will be donated to the Let’s Move initiative. Tickets: $50 online $75 at the door, Attire: Your cutest athletic wear.

Indiaspora 2013 Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW Washington DC. The ball will highlight the very best in Indian American cuisine, culture and music. Guests may choose traditional “black tie” or Indian formal attire. Tickets: $250.

International Inaugural Ball
January 19, 2013. L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The ball is presented by Inner Caucus Entertainment Inc. and WHUR 96.3 FM (Howard University Radio). Five rooms of entertainment with guest appearance by Will Downing. Tickets: 85.

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. GENERATION NOW Party
January 19, 2013. Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. 8th and F Streets NW Washington, DC. celebrates the next generation of American voters with performances from some of the biggest names in entertainment, including, 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.

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 ( 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.

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.

George Washington University Inaugural Ball
January 21, 2013. Omni Shoreham Hotel. 2500 Calvert Street, NW Washington DC. GW students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to participate in the inaugural celebration. Tickets: $100-150.

Glen Echo Inaugural Ball
January 21, 2013. Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo MD. This event is presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington in cooperation with the World Music and Dance Institute, as a benefit for the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture. ) This alternative, non-partisan fundraiser will feature Waltz and couples dance music by The Gigmeisters and virtuoso performances in styles ranging from swing to Viennese waltz, and vintage dance music. Tickets: $20.

Global Peace Inaugural Ball
January 21, 2013. Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC. Support global peace initiatives and partnerships and alliances while celebrating our newly elected President of the United States of America. Tickets: $250.

Inaugural Ball at Key Bridge
January 21, 2013. Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA. The ball is sponsored by ChulaGlobalNetwork, a strategic public affairs firm advocating on behalf of the ‘aspiring Hispanic female’ as life’s journey takes her around the Globe. Tickets: $100 per person, $150 per couple.

Inaugural Ball for the Rest of Us: Four More Years
January 21, 2013. Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC Dance the night away with your friends in celebration of American democracy-in-action and a fantastic excuse to wear that fabulous groomsman’s suit/bridesmaid’s dress/shiny accessory/fancy shoes you thought you’d never be able to wear again. Tickets: $55 before January 18, $65 after.

Muslim Inaugural Gala
January 21, 2013 – Eastern Market’s North Hall, 225 7th Street SE, Washington, DC. The American Interfaith and Multicultural Affair will bring together people of faith from various cultures, political denominations and orientations, in order to further promote the spirit of goodwill amongst men and women to celebrate with food, unity, entertainment and awareness. Tickets: $100.

National Congress of Black Women Inaugural Celebration
January 21, 2013. Jenny’s on the Waterfront, 1000 Water Street SW Washington, DC. The event starts in the morning with brunch, refreshments all day, dinner and entertainment in the evening. For more information, call (202) 678-6788.

Native Nations Inaugural Ball
January 21, 2013. National Museum of the American Indian. Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. The inaugural ball will highlight the self-determination of Native nations and will feature music, dancing and Native cuisine. Funds raised will support the educational programs of the Museum. Tickets: $1,000.

Out for Equality Inaugural Ball
January 21, 2013. Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation invites you to the premier LGBT celebration of the 2013 inauguration. The event features an open bar, cocktail buffet, and live musical performances by Cyndi Lauper, Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Frenchie Davis and a host of other special guests. Tickets: $375.

Tennessee State Society Inaugural Ball
January 21, 2013. The Sphinx Club. 1315 K Street, NW Washington DC. Tickets: $140 per person, $250 per couple and $475 per 4 person group. Pricing to increase after Jan. 1.

Victory Inaugural Ball
January 21, 2013. Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington, DC. Sponsored by Positive Business Women. Live performances by Maxwell, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Musiq Soulchild and special guest Secret Society. Tickets: $200 and up.

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