Going Out Guide: inauguration


Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Inauguration 2013 nightlife superlatives

Going Out Guide writers on who had the best open bar, the best inaugural swag, the best late-night party and the worst food.

By Going Out Guide  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Before it's all over, a few lessons from a weekend of inaugural ball hopping

Whether you're donning the formalwear one more time or heading somewhere more casual tonight, take heed.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:01 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/21/2013

First cocktails, now suds for POTUSes past and present

DCBeer.com's list of presidential beer pairings complements the presidential cocktails dreamed up by bartender Jim Hewes.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/21/2013

What's a presidential swag calendar, and how can I get one?

They're all over the place on the inaugural street vendor circuit.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Hungry? Here are the best post-inauguration lunch spots

Hungry? (Or think you might be after a few hours of standing around in the cold?) There are plenty of prime reservations available downtown.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/20/2013

On U Street, more like New Year's than a new era

The epicenter of 2009's inaugural festivities was more New Year's Eve than quadrennial spectacle last night.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 01/20/2013

Notes from Saturday's inauguration parties

Sights and sounds from around town on Saturday night.

By Alex Baldinger  |  10:13 AM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Visit the Grid for inauguration dispatches

The Post's continuously updated mix of tweets, photos and links from inaugural happenings around town is live.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:43 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Ten ways to celebrate the inauguration for $20 or less

From parties to portraiture, get in on the inauguration action without spending a fortune.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, Weekend Section

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Warm up on Inauguration Day at these cafes

Think local on Inauguration Day: Skip the Starbucks and enjoy the local cafes to warm up.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Wait, Soundgarden is performing at one of the official inaugural balls?

Which got us wondering: What on Earth will Chris Cornell's band play for POTUS?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:10 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Party with pop stars this inauguration: a primer

If it's celebs you seek, here's where you can find them inaugural weekend.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Guys: Here's what you wear to an inaugural ball

From last-minute tuxedo rentals to the perfect pocket square, everything a man needs to know before heading to an inaugural event.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:35 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 01/17/2013

One thousand gallons of Ben's Chili Bowl chili

Available during inauguration weekend at a U Street landmark near you.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:21 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Use this guide to the inauguration when there's no data signal on the Mall

If you're bound for the Mall on Monday, here's what you'll need to know.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Attention, procrastinators: Unofficial inaugural ball tickets are still on sale

Tickets still remain for some of the best unofficial inaugural parties and balls.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 01/16/2013

How to stay warm on Inauguration Day

Two veterans of the frigid 2009 inauguration share their tips for staying warm on what promises to be a chilly Monday.

By Maura Judkis and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:54 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2013

An inauguration visitor's guide to D.C. food, drink and sightseeing

Whether you're in town for just a day or two, or for the entire week, we've got you covered. Here's how you should spend your non-inaugural time and a few tips to make your trip smoother.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Nightlife Agenda: The inauguration edition

Talib Kweli DJs, Rock Creek Social Club hosts an open-bar inaugural celebration, and Liberation Dance Party comes to an end.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Inauguration

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/14/2013

D.C.’s food truck fleet lines up for its first inauguration

President Obama’s second-term inauguration also marks the official anniversary of the modern food-truck movement in the District.

By Tim Carman  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  food trucks, inauguration

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Here’s the list of bars and restaurants that can operate around the clock on inauguration weekend

More than 150 bars and restaurants have received permission to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. next week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Read This, Bars and Clubs | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013

A modern girl’s guide to inaugural dressing

Save money with rentals, cheap-chic accessories and discount shops.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/09/2013

More tickets released for the inaugural Chefs Ball

The late-night charity event with bites from D.C. chefs moves to make room.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Smithsonian opens (bathroom) doors for inauguration watchers

Extended hours, cafes and restrooms to know, plus must-see exhibits.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Inauguration fun with no tux or trust fund required

These low-key inaugural events will be a ball, without the big price tag.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  06:52 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/07/2013

State society inaugural balls: What are they, and which ones are worth the trip?

With tickets gone for the two official inaugural balls, the best bets for a great formal party are balls organized by state societies.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Want to volunteer for the inauguration weekend’s Day of Service? Here’s how.

Points of Light seeks 10,000 volunteers to pack ‘care kits’ for troops and veterans.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Time to throw your name in the hat for Inaugural Ball tickets

There are just two official balls this year; the public can attend one.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 12/21/2012

National Portrait Gallery to display Obama artworks during inauguration weekend

Works by Chuck Close and Shepard Fairey will be hung at the museum.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:48 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Museums | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball, Peace Ball return for 2013

Two successful soirees from 2009 return, one with a hefty ticket price.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Misc. | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Moby to DJ Blisspop’s second inauguration bash at U Street Music Hall

After a blackout nearly undid his first inaugural set, the DJ gets a do-over.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Day of Service will kick off inauguration weekend

Presidential Inaugural Committee is announced, along with first events.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 12/04/2012

PSA: Send us your inaugural parties and events!

The Going Out Guide is rounding up the weekend’s best balls, bashes and nightlife.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:03 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Smokey Robinson will headline free Kennedy Center concert during inauguration weekend

The annual concert will coincide with a busy weekend of inaugural events

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Music | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/07/2012

With the election over, it’s time to talk inauguration

Now that we know President Obama will be publicly sworn in for a second term on January 21, 2013, it’s time to look ahead to inaugural festivities.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  inauguration