Editors' pick

Inauguration weekend

Please note: This event has already occurred.
Washington will likely be significantly less crowded than it was for President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, but consider that a good thing. Choose from a plethora of big-ticket parties and balls going on during the weekend of Jan. 19-21, or opt for the affordable "I Don't Have a Super-PAC to Buy me a Ticket to the Inaugural Ball" ball at Glen Echo Park's Spanish Ballroom. Inauguration overlaps with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so don't miss the free "Let Freedom Ring" concert featuring Smokey Robinson at the Kennedy Center on Jan. 20.