Inauguration Events Schedule For Monday, Tuesday

02/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON — A schedule of some official and unofficial activities surrounding Barack Obama's inauguration on Jan. 20:



_ National Day of Community Service event: To honor Dr. King's legacy, Obama, Biden and their families, joined by Americans across the country, will participate in activities dedicated to serving others in communities across the Washington, D.C. area.

_ Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, sponsored by the Texas State Society, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

_ Green Inaugural Ball at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Ball hosted by former Vice President Al Gore.

_ Huffington Post preinaugural ball at the Newseum.

_ Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts. Hosted by the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, among others.

_ A children's evening concert at the Verizon Center honoring military families. Event hosted by Michelle Obama, who will attend. Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers are among the entertainers.

_ Obama to attend three private dinners to honor former secretary of State Colin Powell, Biden and Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, for their public service. Dinners at the Hilton Washington, National Building Museum and Union Station.

* Official Presidential Inaugural Committee bipartisan dinner honoring Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Vice President-elect Biden.

* MALDEF, LULAC and NCL Latino State of the Union, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, 9 a.m.

* National Congress of Black Women, Brunch and Books, Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, 9 a.m.

* GE and NBC Universal inaugural brunch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW.

* "The Oprah Winfrey Show," John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (This is sold out).

* Young and Powerful for Obama roundtable, Howard University, Blackburn Center, 2397 6th St., NW, 1 p.m.

* Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Inaugural reception, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 1 p.m.

* Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee luncheon with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, 11 a.m.

* New Democrats Coalition reception, Rosa Mexicano Restaurant, 575 7th St. NW.

* Italian American Democratic Leadership Council, IADLC Inaugural Celebration, Darlington House, 1610 20th St. NW, 5 p.m.

* Actors' Equity, AFTRA, SAG, IATSE, American Federation of Musicians and the AFL-CIO's DPE Inaugural Reception, Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW, 5 p.m.

* New Hampshire State Society Reception, Willard, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 5 p.m.

* Illinois State Society Land of Lincoln Inaugural Ball, Renaissance Washington, 999 9th St. NW, 5:30 p.m.

* Colorado State Society Inaugural Ball, Westin Washington, 1400 M St. NW, 6 p.m.

* Legends Ball with Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick and Biz Markie, Club 1223, 1223
Connecticut Ave NW, 6 p.m.

* Indiana Society Inaugural Gala featuring the Singing Hoosiers from Indiana, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, 6 p.m.

* Free Concert! Aretha Franklin, Nuttin' But Stringz & the Let Freedom Ring Choir, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage, free (but tickets are required), 6 p.m.

* Imagen Foundation One People One Nation Ball, City Club at Franklin Square, 1300 I St. NW, 6 p.m.

* International Conservation Caucus Foundation Gala, Andrew Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, 6:30 p.m.

* Kentucky State Society Bluegrass Ball, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, 6:30 p.m.

* South Dakota State Society Inaugural Cocktail Reception, James Monroe House, 2017 I St. NW, 6:30 p.m.

* Hands on DC "Our Time for Change is Now" Gala, The Carlyle Club, 441 John Carlyle St. in Alexandria, 7 p.m.

* Arab-American 2009 Inaugural Celebration, Arab-American Institute, The Fairmont Washington Hotel, 2401 M St. NW, 7 p.m.

* Netroots Nation "Yes We Can Party," The Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, 7 p.m.

* BabyBoomer Professionals "A Dream and a Change" Ball, Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway in Arlington, 7 p.m.

* Asian Americans for Obama Pearl Presidential Inaugural Gala, Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, 7 p.m.

* Virginia Ball, Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road in Arlington, 7 p.m.

* New Mexico Land of Enchantment Inaugural Ball, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Independence Avenue at 4th Street SW, 7 p.m.

* Arkansas State Society Inaugural Gala, National Press Club 13th Floor Ballroom, 529 14th St. NW, 8 p.m.

* Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery The Green Inaugural Ball with Honorary Chairman Al Gore, Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art, 8th and F Streets NW, 8 p.m.

* Hip Hop Caucus Dream Generation, Fly Lounge, 1802 Jefferson Place NW, 8 p.m.

* Young and Powerful for Obama Black Tie Gala, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 400 L'Enfant Plaza SW, 8 p.m.

* Hip Hop Summit Action Network event with Russell Simmons, LL Cool J and T.I., Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F St NW, 8 p.m.

* Inaugural Party hosted by Luke Russert, Rookery, 2519 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8 p.m.

* Georgia Inaugural Gala, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, 8 p.m.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities Gala Ball, Sequoia, 3000 K St. NW, 8 p.m.

* A Salute to Change presented by The National Black Chamber of Commerce and the National Newspaper Publishers Foundation, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road, 8 p.m.

* Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Ball, Historical Society, 801 K St. NW, 8 p.m.

* Huffington Post, HuffPo Ball, The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 8 p.m.

* North Carolina State Society Ball, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, 8 p.m.

* Pennsylvania Democratic Party Gala with Gov. Ed Rendell, Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, 8 p.m.

* South Carolina Inaugural Ball, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Independence Avenue at 6th Street SW, 8 p.m.

* Obama for Change Inauguration Party, Zanzibar, 700 Walter St. SW, 9 p.m.

* Florida Sunshine and Stars Inaugural Ball, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW, 9:30 p.m.

* Sovereignty Group After Party, National Museum of Crime and Punishment, 575 7th St. NW, 10 p.m.

* Texas State Society Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor, 201 Waterfront St. at National Harbor in Maryland.

* National Leadership Council Reception Voto Latino Brunch with Rosario Dawson and Wilmer Valderrama.

* Arkansas State Society Inaugural Party for Razorbacks, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW.

* Hip-Hop Caucus Gala at Olives D.C., 1600 K St. NW

* Grassroots Inaugural Ball, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave.

* Latino Inaugural Celebration Reception, OAS -- Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW


Gates to the Inaugural Ceremony open at 8 a.m. The inaugural festivities are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. They will include:

_ Musical selections of The United States Marine Band, followed by the San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

_ Sen. Dianne Feinstein provides call to order and welcoming remarks.

_ Invocation by the Rev. Rick Warren.

_ Musical selection of Aretha Franklin.

_ Biden will be sworn into office by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

_ Musical selection of John Williams, composer/arranger with Itzhak Perlman, (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill (clarinet).

_ Obama will take the Oath of Office, using President Lincoln's Inaugural Bible, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts. Scheduled around noon.

_ Obama gives the inaugural address.

_ Poem by Elizabeth Alexander.

_ Benediction by Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.

_ The National Anthem by The United States Navy Band "Sea Chanters."

After Obama gives inaugural address, he will escort outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony before attending a luncheon in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.

The 56th Inaugural Parade will then make its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.

Later that day, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will host 10 official inaugural balls:

_ Neighborhood Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Obama Home States (Illinois and Hawaii) Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Biden Home States (Pennsylvania and Delaware) Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Midwest Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Western Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Commander in Chief's Ball at the National Building Museum.

_ Southern Inaugural Ball at the National Guard Armory.

_ Eastern Inaugural Ball at Union Station.

_ Youth Inaugural Ball at the Washington Hilton.

Unofficial balls include:

_ Congressional Black Caucus Inaugural Ball at the Capitol Hilton.

_ Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts.

_ Recording Industry Association of America's ball for Feeding America.

_ BET's Inaugural Ball at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

_ Africa on the Potomac inaugural celebration at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

_ American Music Inaugural Ball at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

_ Inaugural Purple Ball at the Fairmont Hotel.

_ Human Rights Campaign's Equality Ball at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel.

_ Inaugural Peace Ball at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

_ Impact Film Fund ball.


_ The president, vice president and their families will participate in a prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral.

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