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January 16, 2009 

Inaugural Fun


On Wednesday, we kicked off Inauguration festivities by attending Martinis for the Mall at Teatro Goldoni, hosted by the Trust for the National Mall L’Enfant Society, the young professionals group that raises awareness and funds for the restoration of the National Mall. After a million people pack DC for the swearing-in of President-elect Obama, America’s front yard's really going to need restoration.


Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust for the National Mall, and John Cecchi, real estate developer and Chairman of the L’Enfant Society, celebrating its official kick-off. He’d been interviewed about the Society earlier that evening on WJLA.


Kristina Dorville, from the Department of Homeland Security, detailed to the House Republicans, Angie Goff, WUSA9 traffic anchor, Donna Lee, of PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Laura Carlson, writer for Metromix. When Angie isn’t on-air, you can catch her “Oh My Goff” blog. 

Cultural Cocktails!

Last night we joined the 1869 Society – the Corcoran Gallery's young professional's group – as it kicked off the year with its Cultural Cocktails series at the Embassy of Australia.  Megan Riddle, Greg O'Neil, founder of Greg's List, Chandler Ramelli, DC blogger and writer of A Not So Capitol Idea, and Taryn Fielder, Deputy General Counsel for the Presidential Inaugural Committee view the current Exhibit, Sublime Symmetries.


Saturday, January 17, 8 PM to Midnight - The Green Inaugural Ball with live entertainment featuring Wyclef Jean at the Mellon Auditorium. Tickets are $500 for general admission and $1000 for VIP at www.greeninauguralball.com.

Sunday, January 18 at 2:30 PM - The 18th Inaugural Kickoff Event at the Lincoln Memorial. If you like crowds and cold weather, don’t miss one of the most star-studded Inaugural events of the weekend. Featuring huge acts like Beyonce, Bono, and Springsteen. Free so get there when gates open at 8 AM.

Sunday, January 18, 9 PM to 5 AM - Celebrate the Inauguration at Lima with Grammy Award Winners Dubfire and Dirty Vegas.  General admission tickets are $35; VIP tickets are $95. A portion of the proceeds benefits EarthEcho International Foundation. Tickets at www.wantickets.com.

Sunday, January 18 8 PM at the Renaissance Washington Hotel. Join the Rebirth of Citizenship Inauguration Kick-off Event with Host Jessica Alba and stars Maroon 5, Jamie Foxx, John Legend and celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson. Tickets cost $250 at Rachel@hirschbergstrategies.com. The proceeds go to Declare Yourself, a nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign to empower every eligible American, 18-to-29 years old, to register to vote.

Tuesday, January 20, 8PM to 2AM - Celebrate our nation's heroes at the 2009 Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Ball with a 3-hour Legends Past, Present and Future tribute concert arranged by Producer Nile Rodgers, hosted by Tiki Barber and featuring Josh Groban, Nas, Robert Randolph, Donnie McClurkin, Gloria Gaynor and many more at the Warner Theatre. Tickets at www.heroball.org.

Tuesday, January 20 – One of the 10 official Inaugural balls includes the Youth Inaugural Ball for people between the ages of 18-35. MTV and Service Nation teamed up to organize the event at the Washington Convention Center. Tickets went fast (at only $75)  but maybe you can find a way to get one.  

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