The following is schedule of events celebrating the 1981 Presidential Inaugural. Further information on each event is available from The Presidential Inaugural Committee, 357-2700. Friday, JAN. 16: 5 p.m. VIP and press preview of "A Taste of America," free samples of food from restaurants throughout the country available to persons picking up inaugural event tickets at Union Station. 7 p.m. "A Taste of America" reception for Inaugural and Transition Committee members, Union Station. 7 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform in the grand salon of Renwick Gallery. 7 p.m. Romantic Chamber Players perform in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. 7 p.m. Bluegrass music performance at the National Air and Space Museum. SATURDAY, JAN. 17: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. "A Taste of America" at Union Station. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Music, dance and other entertainment at the hospitality information sites at Washington National, Dulles and BWI airports and Union Station. 12 noon Romantic chamber music perforance in the grand salon of the Renwick Gallery. 12 noon Barbershop quartet music in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. 12 noon Smithsonian Chamber Players perform in the pendulum area of the Museum of American History and in the balcony area of the Museum of American Art. 12 noon Classical piano performance in the second floor lounge of the National Portrait Gallery. 12 noon Brass Bands in the rotunda area of the Museum of Natural History. 1 p.m. Japanese Koto music performed in the lobby and sculpture garden of the Hirshhorn Museum. 1:30 p.m. Jazz in the pendulum area of the Museum of American History. 2 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform in the grand salon of the Renwick Gallery. 2 p.m. French Baroque music performance in the Hall of Musical Instruments at the Museum of American History. 2 p.m. Folklife music and dance at the National Air and Space Museum. 2 p.m. String band performance at the Arts and Industries Building. 3 p.m. 20th Century consort music at the Hirshhorn Museum. 3 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform in the grand salon of the National Portrait Gallery. 3 p.m. Jazz at the Museum of American Art. 4 p.m. The U.S. Army Chorus performs in the pendulum area of the Museum of American History. 4 p.m. Romantic chamber music in the grand salon, Renwick Gallery. 4 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform in the Hall of Musical Instruments of the Museum of American History. 5 to 7 p.m. Cochairman's Reception, State Department. (By invitation only). 6 to 6:30 p.m. President-Elect Reagan to appear at the 1981 Inaugural Opening Ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The event, open to the public, will include fireworks and a laser-light show, with music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, hosted by Efram Zimbalist Jr. 6:30 p.m. Folklife music and dance at the Air and Space Museum. 7 p.m. Romantic chamber music in the grand salon of the Renwick Gallery. 7 p.m. Jazz in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. Evening State Society receptions. SUNDAY, JAN. 18: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. "A Taste of America," Union Station. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Music, dance and other entertainment in the Hospitality areas of Washington National, Dulles and BWI Airports and Union Station. 12 noon Smithsonian Chamber Players perform in the Hall of Musical Instruments of the Museum of American History and at the Museum of American art. 12 noon Gospel music in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. 12 noon Koto music in the lobby and sculpture garden of the Hirshhorn Museum. 12:30 p.m. Jazz in the pendulum area of the Museum of American History. 1 p.m. Mexican Music in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. 1 p.m. Jazz and popular music in the second floor lounge of the National Portrait Gallery. 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Governor's Reception, Sheraton-Washington Hotel. 2 p.m. Bill Harris Quartet performs at the Museum of African Art. 2 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform in the Hall of Musical Instruments of the Museum of American History. 2 p.m. Folklife music and dance at the National Air and Space Museum. 2 p.m. String band performance in the Arts and Industries Building. 3 p.m. Soprano recital in the grand salon of the Renwick Gallery. 3 p.m. Bluegrass music in the pendulum area of the Museum of American History. 3 p.m. Jazz in the balcony area of the Museum of American Art. 3 p.m. 20th Century consort music Hirshhorn Museum. 3 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform at the National Portrait Gallery. 3 p.m. Fred Waring Concert, DAR Constitution Hall. (By ticket only). 4 p.m. Romantic chamber music in the grand salon of the Renwick Gallery. 4 p.m. Irish music performance at the Museum of American History. 4 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform in the Hall of Musical Instruments of the Museum of American History. 6 p.m. Candlelight Dinner, first seating, Kennedy Center. 6:30 p.m. Folklife music and dance at the National Air and Space Museum. 7 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform in the grand salon of the Renwick Gallery. 7 p.m. Bluegrass music in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. 7 p.m. Romantic Chamber Ensemble performance in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. 7:30 p.m. Inaugural Concerts at the Kennedy Center. (By invitation only). 10 p.m. Candlelight Dinner, second seating, Kennedy Center. MONDAY, JAN. 19: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. "A Taste of America," Union Station. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Music, dance and other entertainment at the hospitality information sites of Washington 8 p.m. National, Dulles and BWI airports and Union Station. 11 a.m.-12 noon Distinguished Ladies' Reception, hosted by Mrs. Reagan and Mrs. Bush at the Kennedy Center. (By invitation only). 12 noon Romantic chamber music in the grand salon of the renwick Gallery. 12 noon U.S. Coast Guard Academy Glee Club and U.S. Coast Guard iceberg and idlers perform in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. 12 noon Solo piano performances in the second Floor Lounge of the National Portrait Gallery. 12 noon Smithsonian Chamber Players perform at the Museum of American Art. 12 noon Announcement of winners of competition for best decorated stores/businesses, at a site to be announced. 12:30 p.m. Jazz in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. 1 p.m. Country music in the rotunda of the Museum of Natural History. 2 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform iin the grand salon of the Renwick Gallery. 2 p.m. Blues band music in the Rotunda area Museum of Natural History. 2:30 p.m.-6:30 Vice President-elect's reception in the pendulum area of the Museum of American History. (By invitation only). 6 p.m. Pendulum Area. 3 p.m. Romantic Chamber Ensemble performance in Hall 24, third floor of the Museum of Natural History. 3 p.m. Smithsonian Chamber Players perform at the National Portrait Gallery. 3 p.m. 20th Century consort music at the Hirshhorn Museum. 4 p.m. Romantic chamber music in the grand salon of the Renwick Gallery. 8:30 p.m. Inaugural Gala in the Capital Centre, Landover, Md. (By invitation only). 8:30 p.m. Youth Concert featuring The Beach Boys at DAR Constitution Hall. (By invitation only). TUESDAY, JAN. 20: 11:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. Oath of Office Ceremony, Capitol West Front. (Tickets required). Presidential luncheon hosted by Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee in the Statuary Hall of the Capitol. 2:15 p.m. Inaugural parade begins at Capitol, proceeding west along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. Seating by ticket only, but standing room along the route. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Band concert on the West Front of the Capitol. 5:15 p.m. Inaugural Day Sky Salute, a closing fireworks display at the West Front of the Capitol. 9 p.m. Official Inaugural Balls: Washington Hilton Hotel, Sheraton-Washington Hotel, Shoreham Hotel, Kennedy Center, Pension Building, Museum of Natural History, Museum of American History, National Air and Space Museum and the Mayflower Hotel (By invitation only).