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Some Inauguration Week Options


Well, lots of people have been asking about this and fortunately lots of folks have been emailing some options. So, in no particular order, here are some emails I’ve received:



Washington, DC — The Warehouse presents OBAMA WONDERAMA – an Inauguration celebration of star-studded burlesque and Coney Island-style sideshow on Sunday, January 18, 2009 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Warehouse Arts Complex to celebrate the victory and historic inauguration of Barack Obama.

OBAMA WONDERAMA welcomes guests from near and far with an evening of classic and modern day burlesque, sideshow, illusion, DJ sets, and drink specials. OBAMA WONDERAMA features extraordinary entertainers including: Dr. Lucky (burlesque’s “Lucille Ball” and only PhD), Clams Casino (Miss Exotic World 2008 Most Humorous and Most Innovative), Swami Yomahmi (host of the Cheeky Monkey Sideshow) along with L’il Dutch (producer of Dutch Oven Burlesque). This VIP line-up of variety, featuring 15 performers, also includes hypnotic belly dancing, and master hula hooping with raffle prizes from District restaurants, artists and bars.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and performances begin at 9 p.m. Guests may enjoy the Warehouse bar and DJ sets between entertainment. Advance tickets available for $25 in advance, $30 at the door – limited theater seating available. For more information or performer interviews, please contact The Warehouse Theater.

Warehouse Theater
1021 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
202 783 3933
Tickets – More options after the jump (including a free event).

Obama flyersmaller

When: Monday, January 19, 2009 9Pm -til
Where: Selam Bar and Restaurant
1524 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Cost: FREE
Drink Specials: 2$ bud and miller light ( 9pm-11pm)
Dress Code: Be yourself

OTHER SiDe : Underdog the DJ and DJ Cam Jus are gonna be spinning GOOD hip hop, Afro Beat, Funk and Soul all night to keep it live … AKA that global underground street ish…

And Jennifer Johns ( via Oakland) will be performing at Midnight as we Transform from MLK Day to Obama Day.

If you aren’t up on MS. Johns your late now. Shes been performing with the likes of Mos Def, MS. HIll, The Roots, Jr. Gong, Capelton since 2002. Check her out at


Artomatic, Inc. and Playa del Fuego, Inc. – institutions of the mid-Atlantic arts community – have joined together to create this year’s most distinctive inaugural celebration, The Art of Change (, on Jan. 20, 2009 at 8pm.

With the generous support of corporate sponsor Scion ( and location sponsors The Warehouse Arts Complex ( and Douglas Development (, this event brings Washington, D.C., a unique opportunity to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as President.

Tickets are available immediately for $50 at

Occupying three separate venues on the 1000 block of 7th Street, NW in downtown Washington D.C., The Art of Change will feature visual and performing arts, multiple dance floors, fire dancing and live music. DJs from across the mid-Atlantic region will be spinning an eclectic mix of musical styles on two dance floors, and in The Art of Change Galleries, displaying artworks created for this celebration. The Variety Stage will showcase performances all night long, including live music, comedy, belly dancing and spoken word poetry. And outside, attendees will enjoy fire-dance performances while dancing to up-and-coming DJs in the heated White Tent.

Two paintings by Pat Goslee* will be part of the visual arts mix.

Dining Options

Acadiana – 901 New York Avenue, N.W.

To honor the inauguration of our 44th president, Acadiana is offering a $44 prixe-fixe, 4 course dinner and select bottles of red and white wine for $44. The dinner will be offered from Friday, January 16 through Thursday, January 22 and will include an amuse bouche, an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. Special inaugural cocktails known as the Dream and the Spirit will also be offered for $9, The extremely talented bar manager has created 2 special cocktails to help liven up the festivities.

The first in The Dream, which is a combination of White Star Moet, St-Germain liqueur ( which is made from the Elderflower, a blossom of the Elder Tree) and finished off with White Grape juice.
The second cocktail is The Spirit, starting with a house infused apple and spice Woodford bourbon, apple cider, hot water and finished with a cinnamon stick, orange slices and cloves.

Acadiana’s fabulous regular menu will also be available.To honor the inauguration of our 44th president, Acadiana is offering a $44 prixe-fixe, 4 course dinner and select bottles of red and white wine for $44. The dinner will be offered from Friday, January 16 through Thursday, January 22 and will include an amuse bouche, an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. Special inaugural cocktails known as the Dream and the Spirit will also be offered for $9, and Acadiana’s fabulous regular menu will also be available.

From Chix 2019 11th Street, NW
As you know, we are usually closed on Sunday’s but we WILL BE OPEN this Sunday January 18th

– We have also put together a catering menu (attached) with a wide range of affordable meal options as well as fixed price specials to meet everyone’s needs. If you want us to cater any of your events this coming week, please email us ([email protected]) at least 24 hours in advance.

– Friday (January 16th) through Tuesday (January 20th) we will be offering:
delivery all day/night
$10 bottles of wine (6pm to 11pm) and $1 tecates
Extended hours (close at 11pm)

From Red Rocks – 11th and Park, NW

Inauguration 2009 at RedRocks!

“Yes, We Did! Celebration of Change at Red Rocks!”

In celebration of the historic inauguration of President-elect Obama, RedRocks will be offering drink and food specials throughout the long weekend.

Brunch Extended through Tuesday

This weekend, RedRocks will extend its brunch service from Saturday through Tuesday. For Inauguration Tuesday, we will host an Inauguration Watch Brunch from 11am-3pm. As always, our brunch will feature $9 bottomless mimosas and unique pizza and traditional brunch entrees.

Inauguration Pre-Fixe´ Dinner Option

RedRocks will offer a special pre fixe´ dinner option in addition to its full menu. The dinner will include:

* One appetizer of starter salad
* Any specialty pizza
* Dessert featuring homemade tiramisu.

$20.09 per person

“Drinks For Change”

RedRocks is offering a different politically-themed cocktail each night, in addition to regular Happy Hour Specials. Look for our special .44 rail shot.

And don’t miss our “launch tasting” of Magic Hat Lucky Kat with complimentary tastings and glasses on Thursday, January 22.


Wonderland – 11th and Kenyon

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LVLUP and Rad! Present “Red Phone”

It’s 3 am. You’re drunk off your ass and buck as hell, but there’s a Red Phone in the White House, and it’s ringing.

“The most awesome, powerful responsibility in the world lies in the hand that picks up this phone.” – Walter Mondale

LVLUP and Rad! are very proud to present “Red Phone”. A Presidential Inauguration Event this Saturday at the only place it could be held: Red Lounge.

The ballots were cast. The votes were counted. The streets were filled, and now the time for change has arrived.
Come out and celebrate this amazing time with your friends, crews, and homies. With 2 floors of music and 2 bars to get you in the right mood.

Two of DC’s best DJ crews and select special guests will be on the decks all night to keep your revelry in full gear and your ass in motion.


Anicet (disco / house)
PVA (minimal / techno)
Simi (electro)


Philip Goyette (electro)
Lil’ El (electro / hip hop – Kids)
Sean Gone (electro / house / lounge)

with special guest DJ’s

Anna Scho (Fives! – MD)
Oscar Rojas (Nuvo Music – DC)

Red Lounge
2013 14th St. NW

Free Before 11pm – $6 after

All Night Drink Specials

“What kind of judgment will you exercise when you pick up that phone?” – President Elect Barack Obama


Obama advisors equip grassroots activists to advance President-Elect’s agenda

Inaugural Weekend Advocacy Summit will draw advocates from across the
nation, build lasting coalitions, and discuss effective advocacy

Obama policy advisors and nationally recognized leaders of the
progressive movement will lead an Inauguration Weekend Advocacy Summit
that aims to provide strategic insights on the latest in advocacy
tactics and on key issues. Grassroots Obama activists from across the
country will meet face-to-face to develop a working coalition to
address issues including health care, environment and energy, economy,
foreign policy, education, immigration, and veteran’s affairs. The
Inauguration Advocacy Summit is hosted by DC for Obama, a grassroots


Key Obama advisors and advocacy organizers including:

Ilyse Hogue (Campaign Director, MoveOn)

Celinda Lake (Democratic Pollster)

Richard Hirsch (Health Care for America Now)

Judy Feder (Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute

Dean Baker (Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research)

Mike Signer (Senior Policy Advisor, Director of the Homeland Security
Presidential Transition Initiative)

Dianne Dillion-Ridgley (Chair, Environmental Advisory Board of Green
Mountain Energy)

Mary Giovagnoli (Director of Advocacy, National Immigration Forum)

Cynthia Brown (Director of Education Policy, Center for American Progress)


Inauguration Weekend Advocacy Summit hosted by DC for Obama


Naval Heritage Center at the Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004 Metro Stop: Navy/Archives


Saturday January 17, 2009

12:00pm – 5:00pm


As Obama supporters from across the nation converge on Washington, DC,
we are granted a rare opportunity to broaden and strengthen grassroots
coalitions to advocate the President-Elect’s agenda.

For media inquiries or to set up interviews, please contact Alex
Lawson at 202-997-7002 or

[email protected] For more information, please visit our website

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Mayor Fenty Announces DC’s Flagship Service Event “A Day of Service for Our Military”
Serve DC, Operation Gratitude and Target Join Mayor Fenty as Key Partners

Washington, DC— Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Serve DC in partnership with Operation Gratitude and Target today announced Washington, DC’s flagship service event, “A Day of Service for our Military” to be held on Monday, January 19th to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Monday, thousands of volunteers will join together to form potentially the largest ever assembly line with a goal of creating 75,000 care packages to send to our troops. The event will take place inside a heated tent on the field of the historic Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC.

The National Day of Service is an opportunity for Americans of every age and background to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through volunteer service projects across the nation.

“Washington, DC is not only the seat of government but it’s also a place where people aspire to serve their country,” said DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. “It is an honor and a privilege to bring together volunteers from across the nation to serve our troops while commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In making these care packages, we celebrate the spirit of public service, and remind those who have sacrificed the most that they are in our thoughts and in our hearts.”

“A Day of Service for Our Military” will provide the opportunity for all Americans to express their appreciation to those who serve our nation in uniform. People interested in participating can visit— –to sign up to volunteer for a shift, lasting roughly one hour, to assemble the care kits. Doors will be open at 10am on Monday, January 19th. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to write letters of thanks to our Military.”

“The DC Sports and Entertainment Commission is honored to take part in this volunteer effort by hosting this special day of service at RFK Stadium,” said Erik A. Moses, CEO, DC Sports and Entertainment Commission. “We expect an enthusiastic turnout at RFK as volunteers around the region prepare items to send to our troops overseas, letting them know how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice.”

“Target is honored to partner with Mayor Fenty, Serve DC, Operation Gratitude and the generous people around the country, on the day when we will remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Laysha Ward, president, community relations, Target. “It’s our opportunity to say “thank you” to the soldiers from towns large and small across America who are far from home, including our own team members on active military leave.”

“When members of the Military open our care packages, they will find all sorts of fun and useful items,” said Carolyn Blashek, Founder, Operation Gratitude. “But my hope is that they will also feel all the love, respect and appreciation of the American people who assembled those packages during our Day of Service this Monday.”

“As a U.S. service member who recently served in Iraq, I know that these care packages are extremely meaningful, particularly while serving overseas when you’re thousands of miles from home,” said Staff Sergeant Ericka Castro. “Care packages made me feel better physically and emotionally when I was in Iraq, because it was a reminder that my service was valued and that people back home thought of me.”

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