IN DUE TIME, the honeymoon will end and our 42nd president will start getting nagged, blasted, poked and lampooned by critics far and wide. His latest appointments stink. Recovery -- what recovery? Saddam's still off his leash . . . and so on.

Before we get into all that, let us say this nice thing about Clinton and his inaugural staff: They do have an instinct for entertaining.

For proof, you need look only as far as the Mall, where on Sunday and Monday there's going to be a bash of staggering proportions. It's being called America's Reunion on the Mall, and be assured that it will take place regardless of the weather. The party tents are erected and they all have heaters inside.

The Sunday-Monday inaugural celebration -- a joint venture of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the Smithsonian Institution, Festival Productions Inc. and various other entities -- will be open to the public and will offer jazz, bratwurst, hula dancing, rock 'n' roll, embroidery, cheesecake, Bert, drums, hot chocolate, clam chowder, barbecued ribs, Ernie, poetry, Linda Ronstadt, sweet potato pies, Big Bird, duck decoys, calamari fritti, the Staple Singers and a few thousand other things to see, taste, dance to or laugh at.

The following list tells you where and when to find all this stuff. The information was furnished by the inaugural organizers, and a few details may change before Sunday, so check tomorrow's and Sunday's Post to find out what those changes are.

In addition to the Reunion schedule, you'll find information on various other events related to the inauguration. Some are free, some aren't. In general, though, this inauguration promises to have entertainment for everybody -- the rich, the poor, the hungry, the curious, parents, kids and even those cold-fearing souls who decide to stay home and take in the whole spectacle on TV.

SUNDAY

AMERICA'S REUNION ON THE MALL -- A free festival of entertainment from 10 to 4 at 10 stages on the Mall and varying times at the Anacostia Museum. Here is a schedule of events; see map below for locations.

AT TOWN HALL

10 a.m. -- Buckwheat Zydeco, zydeco.

11 a.m. -- Michelle Shocked, folk rock.

12:05 p.m. -- Elvin Jones, jazz drummer, with his band Jazz Machine.

1:20 p.m. -- "Make Way for Tomorrow: America Sings Through Its Broadway Musicals." Cast includes Lauren Bacall, Hinton Battle, Carol Channing, Barbara Cook, Tyne Daly, Daisy Eagan, Joel Grey, George Hearn, Jerry Herman, Linda Lavin, Howard McGillin, Rita Moreno, James Naughton, Phyllis Newman, the Wise Guys and performers from Broadway's "Guys and Dolls," "Crazy for You," "Falsettos," "Jelly's Last Jam" and "The Will Roger Follies."

AT HERITAGE HALL

10 a.m. -- Soh Daiko, Japanese taiko drum group.

10:50 a.m. -- Seis del Solar with Arturo Sandoval, Latin jazz.

Noon -- Los Comperos de Nati Cano with special guest Linda Ronstadt, traditional Mexican mariachi.

1:20 p.m. -- Beausoleil, progressive Cajun.

2:30 p.m. -- Texas Tornados, Tex-Mex supergroup.

AT REUNION HALL

10 a.m. -- BOP (Harvey), worldbeat funk from Michigan.

10:50 a.m. -- Blues Traveler, blues rock.

11:50 a.m. -- Tewa Dancers from New Mexico, performing Buffalo and Eagle dances in traditional costume.

12:40 p.m. -- Taj Mahal, traditional blues guitar.

2 p.m. -- Little Feat, rock 'n' roll.

AT FREEDOM HALL

10 a.m. -- Howard University Jazz Ensemble, jazz.

10:55 a.m -- McCoy Tyner Trio, jazz piano.

Noon -- Etta James, blues.

1:10 p.m. -- Booker T. & the MG's, Memphis R&B.

2:25 p.m. -- Al Green, gospel and soul.

AT COMMUNITY HALL

10 a.m. -- Johnson Mountain Boys, bluegrass.

11 a.m. -- Tish Hinojosa, folk pop.

Noon -- Popovich Brothers, Slavic folk music.

1 p.m. -- Badland Singers, Lakota Indian performers.

2 p.m. -- Los Pregoneros del Puerto, Veracruz jarocho (harp and mandolin).

AT CARMICHAEL AUDITORIUM

11 a.m. -- Halau O'Kekuhi, traditional hula; Alpha Phi Alpha, step dancers.

Noon -- Fairfield Four, gospel group.

1 p.m. -- Korean Dance Company of Baltimore.

2 p.m. -- Robert Lowery, blues guitarist, and his group.

AT BAIRD AUDITORIUM

11 a.m. -- Mingo Saldivar, Texas conjunto.

Noon -- Claude Williams Trio, jazz.

1 p.m. -- Tish Hinojosa, folk pop.

2 p.m. -- Ivan Kahle Band, polka.

AT RIPLEY AUDITORIUM

11 a.m. -- Los Pregoneros del Puerto, Veracruz jarocho (harp and mandolin).

Noon -- Johnson Mountain Boys, bluegrass.

1 p.m. -- Halau O'Kekuhi, traditional hula; Alpha Phi Alpha, step dancers.

2 p.m. -- Popovich Brothers, Slavic folk music.

AT THE FAMILY PLAYGROUND

10 a.m. -- Nickelodeon Choir, from the Perritt Primary School, Arkadelphia, Ark.

10:30 a.m. -- Barnett Williams, Hands on Percussion, from Washington.

11:15 a.m. -- D.C. Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs' double-dutch show, jump-roping exhibition.

1 p.m. -- The Road Show Theater, Model Secondary School for the Deaf, from Washington.

1:45 p.m. -- Barnett Williams, Hands on Percussion, from Washington.

2:15 p.m. -- "Sesame Street" presents Big Bird and Friends.

AT THE CRAFT TENT

10 a.m. -- Rowdy Pate, cowboy crafts.

10:45 a.m. -- Marie MacDonald, Hawaiian lei-making.

11:30 a.m. -- Wayne Henderson, guitar-making.

12:15 p.m. -- Nathan Jackson, Pacific Northwest Indian masks.

1 p.m. -- Vanessa Morgan, Kiowa Indian regalia.

1:45 p.m. -- Traditional crafts and natural resources group.

2:30 p.m. -- Harry Shourds, decoy carving.

AT THE ANACOSTIA MUSEUM

1901 Fort Place SE (a free shuttle will run from Independence Avenue near the African Art Museum; see map).

2 p.m. -- Edward Jones, author, in the community gallery.

2:45 p.m. -- Reverb, a cappella singers, in the community gallery.

3 p.m. -- WPFW Radio Poetry Anthology, with readings by Jonetta Rose Barras and Craig Reynolds and an introduction by Grace Cavalieri, in the education space.

3:30 p.m. -- Spoken Word, poetry ensemble, in the community gallery.

3:30 p.m. -- Jamal Koram, storyteller, in the education space.

4 p.m. -- WPFW Radio Poetry Anthology, with Jennnifer Smith and Reuben Jackson, in the education space.

4 p.m. -- St. Augustine's Choir, in the outdoor tent.

4:15 p.m. -- Alyce Smith Cooper, storyteller, in the community gallery.

4:30 -- St. Theresa of Avila Choir, in the education space.

5 p.m. -- Ruby Glover Trio, jazz from Baltimore, in the community gallery.OTHER EVENTS

"CALL FOR REUNION" -- A free concert at the Lincoln Memorial, featuring Quincy Jones and other big-name entertainers. The concert starts at 3 p.m. Around 6 p.m., after the concert, President-elect Clinton will lead a procession from the memorial across the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the circle between the bridge and Arlington National Cemetery. There Clinton will ring a copy of the Liberty Bell, part of a nationwide bell ringing. A fireworks display will follow. The concert and the procession are free. MONDAY AMERICA'S REUNION ON THE MALL -- A free festival of entertainment from 10 to 4 on 10 Mall stages and varying times at the Anacostia Museum. At noon Monday on each stage, there will be a 10-minute tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. A guest will speak briefly about King's philosophy and a taped excerpt of the "I Have a Dream" speech will be played.

AT TOWN HALL

10 a.m. -- Robby Bee & the Boyz from the Rez, rap/rock group from the Santee Dakota-Sioux.

11 a.m. -- The Radiators, New Orleans gumbo rock.

12:10 p.m. -- Alison Krauss & Union Station, country/bluegrass.

1:10 p.m. -- Loudon Wainwright III, folk singer/guitarist.

2:10 p.m. -- Toad the Wet Sprocket, alternative rock.

3:15 p.m. -- Albert Collins, blues.

AT HERITAGE HALL

10 a.m. -- Donald Vails Gospel Choir with Linda Williams.

11 a.m. -- Ruth Brown, soul and R&B vocalist.

11:55 a.m. -- Sherre Span, Arkansas vocalist who will perform "A Place Called Hope," a song predicting Clinton's victory.

12:25 p.m. -- Asleep at the Wheel, Texas western swing.

1:35 p.m. -- Charles Brown, urban blues pianist.

3 p.m. -- Los Lobos, rock 'n' roll.

AT REUNION HALL

10 a.m. -- Worldbeat 130, a jazz-pop ensemble of 11- and 12-year-olds from New York City.

10:40 a.m. -- Buck Hill Quartet, jazz.

11:20 a.m. -- Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, bluegrass.

12:35 p.m. -- Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman, of the Grateful Dead.

1:35 p.m. -- The Robert Cray Band, blues.

3 p.m. -- Peter, Paul and Mary, folk.

AT FREEDOM HALL

10 a.m. -- "Grafitti Blues -- A Rap Opera," performed by a troupe of 30 youths from South Central Los Angeles.

10:50 a.m. -- Odadaa!, African dance.

11:35 p.m. -- Salt-N-Pepa, rap.

12:35 -- Staple Singers, gospel.

1:45 -- Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter.

3 p.m. -- The Winans, gospel.

AT COMMUNITY HALL

10 a.m. -- Fairfield Four, gospel.

11 a.m. -- Halau O'Kekuhi, hula; Alpha Phi Alpha, step dancers.

12:10 -- Mingo Saldivar, Texas conjunto.

1 p.m. -- Ivan Kahle Band, polka.

2 p.m. -- Robert Lowery, blues guitarist.

3 p.m. -- Claude Williams Trio, jazz.

AT CARMICHAEL AUDITORIUM

11 a.m. -- Korean Dance Company of Baltimore.

12:10 -- Popovich Brothers, Slavic folk music.

1 p.m. -- Claude Williams, jazz.

2 p.m. -- Badland Singers, Lakota Indian performers.

3 p.m. -- Tish Hinojosa, folk pop.

AT BAIRD AUDITORIUM

11 a.m. -- Johnson Mountain Boys, bluegrass.

12:10 -- Robert Lowery, blues guitarist.

1 p.m. -- Tish Hinojosa, folk pop.

2 p.m. -- Mingo Saldivar, Texas conjunto.

3 p.m. -- Ivan Kahle Band, polka.

AT RIPLEY AUDITORIUM

11 a.m. -- Badland Singers, Lakota Indian performers.

12:10 -- Los Pregoneros del Puerto, Veracruz jarocho (harp and mandolin).

1 p.m. -- Johnson Mountain Boys, bluegrass.

2 p.m. -- Halau O'Kekuhi, traditional hula; Alpha Phi Alpha, step dancers.

3 p.m. -- Popovich Brothers, Slavic folk music.

AT THE FAMILY PLAYGROUND

10 a.m. -- Len Cabral, Cape Verdean-American storyteller.

10:45 a.m. -- Road Show Theater, Model Secondary School for the Deaf, from Washington.

11:20 a.m. -- Cambodian-American Heritage Dance Troupe, from Maryland.

12:20 p.m. -- Peter, Paul and Mary, folk.

12:45 p.m. -- D.C. Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs' double-dutch show, jump-roping exhibition.

1:30 p.m. -- Len Cabral, Cape Verdean-American storyteller.

2:15 p.m. -- Ella Jenkins, children's singer.

3 p.m. -- "Sesame Street" presents Big Bird and Friends.

AT THE CRAFT TENT

10 a.m. -- Mary Jackson, Sea Island basketry.

10:45 a.m. -- Duff Severe, cowboy crafts.

11:30 a.m. -- Rodney Richard, Maine wood carver.

12:10 p.m. -- Toni and Cliff Roller, Santa Clara Pueblo pottery.

1 p.m. -- Frank and Owen Benedict, Mohawk lacrosse sticks.

1:45 p.m. -- Vanessa Morgan and Nathan Jackson, Native American art for ceremony and dance.

2:30 p.m. -- Arbie Williams, African-American quilting.

3:15 p.m. -- Miguel Caraballo, Kendrick and Marjorie Smith, Caribbean carnival crafts.

AT THE ANACOSTIA MUSEUM

1901 Fort Place SE (a free shuttle will run from Independence Avenue near the African Art Museum; see map).

Noon -- "The Meeting," drama, in the community gallery.

Noon -- "Straight Up Go-Go," film, in the education space.

1 p.m. -- Vertamae Grosvenor, radio host and author, in the community gallery.

1 p.m. -- Sincere Thunder Namefree, dramatic performance, in the education space.

2 p.m. -- Gloria Hill Davis, dramatic performance, in the community gallery.

2 p.m. -- Patricia Elam Ruff, author, in the education space.

2:30 p.m. -- Joshua's Generation, go-go and rap, in the outdoor tent.

2:45 p.m. -- Sharon Bell Mathis, author, in the education space.

3 p.m. -- James Zimmerman Quartet, jazz, in the community gallery.

4 p.m. -- Third Eye, reggae, in the outdoor tent.OTHER EVENTS

7:30 p.m. -- The American Gala, a concert at Capital Centre, with a scheduled lineup of entertainment that includes Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Jack Lemmon, James Earl Jones, Fleetwood Mac, Bill Cosby, Chuck Berry, Judy Collins, Wynton Marsalis, the Alvin Ailey Dancers and others. This event is sold out. TUESDAY

1:30 p.m. -- A Salute to Children, a free concert for young children at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Tickets have already been distributed but it will be televised on the Disney Channel; the cable channel's signal will be unscrambled for all cable viewers.

3:30 p.m. -- A Salute to Youth, a free concert for young people at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Tickets have already been distributed but it will be televised on the Disney Channel; the cable channel's signal will be unscrambled for all cable viewers.

7 p.m. -- The Presidential Gala, a concert at Capital Centre, with a scheduled lineup of entertainment that includes Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Jack Lemmon, James Earl Jones, Fleetwood Mac, Bill Cosby, Chuck Berry, Judy Collins, Wynton Marsalis, Barbara Hendrix, the Alvin Ailey Dancers and others. The concert is by invitation only, but will be televised on CBS from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. WEDNESDAY

8 a.m. -- The Clintons and Gores start Inaugural Day with a prayer service at the Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW. The service is not open to the general public.

11:30 a.m. -- Inauguration ceremony starts on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol.

11:45 a.m. -- Al Gore takes his vice presidential oath of office on the west terrace of the Capitol. Tickets to this event have already been distributed.

Noon -- Bill Clinton takes his presidential oath of office and delivers his inaugural address at noon on the west terrace of the Capitol. Tickets to the swearing-in have already been distributed.

2 p.m. -- After a Capitol Hill luncheon, President Clinton and Vice President Gore move to the reviewing stand on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House.

2:30 p.m. -- The Inaugural Parade starts, moving along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House. Bleacher seats are sold out, but parade viewers can stand and watch for free.

Evening -- The inaugural balls, and the unofficial MTV Ball, take place at sites around the city. All the balls are by invitation only. THURSDAY

9 a.m. to noon -- The Clintons host an open house at the White House for holders of National Park Service tickets that were distributed by a lottery.