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Obamas Head To Kennedy Center For 'Date Night' (PHOTOS)

03/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS OF THEM ATTENDING, POOL REPORT (SCROLL TO SEE)

WASHINGTON - Life in the White House isn't keeping Barack and Michelle Obama from holding onto date night.

The president and first lady are attending an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance on Friday night at The Kennedy Center.

The show is sold out, but that's not a problem. The White House says the Obamas plan to sit in the president's box.

The first couple will attend the performance with friends.

In an interview before his inauguration, the president said he and his wife liked having Friday date nights.


PHOTOS:

Obama Date Night

Pool report via Time:

POTUS, FLOTUS and daughters stayed until the end of a two and a quarter
hour performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kennedy
Center, according to a White House official, although the pool left the
building before the end.

Motorcade departed the Kennedy Center 10.00pm, arrived South Lawn 10.04pm
after an uneventful ride through deserted DC streets...

POTUS was wearing a dark suit, white shirt and red tie; FLOTUS wore a black
jacket decorated with a large silver broach. Audience members hung over the
balcony above the presidential box trying to reach down to shake hands.
FLOTUS and daughters smiled broadly as they waved at the crowd. One woman
in an adjacent box appeared to be shrieking with delight at her close
encounter with the First Family.

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