Monday, January 12, 2009

Inaugural Program, Balls, Parties, Schedules, Information.....

All the Inauguration information you need on the parties, balls, programs, schedules, etc., or a place to get started.

There are the Official Inaugural Ball stops (including the Youth Ball) for the POTUS and VPOTUS and the unofficial balls and parties starting to gear up all over Washington, DC.

Information of the Inaugural Celebration, Gala at the Lincoln Memorial, here. This event will be televised on HBO, January 18, 2009.

List of Presidential Inauguration Balls/Events, here. Check often with this link as information is added, changed, updated.

The official kickoff is at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009, with Bruce Springsteen free concert in tow.

AAPI Grassroots Gala and Afterparty

Information as follows:

Come join your fellow grassroots activists as we celebrate our achievements, recognize our leaders and look towards the future! All proceeds will benefit APAP PAC's activities, including the Civic Project.

DATE: January 20, 2009
TIME: 8 p.m. to closing
PLACE: Perry's Restaurant
1811 Columbia Road
Washington, D.C. 20009
Perry's Website

AAPI Grassroots Gala (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
Celebrating our grassroots leaders
Advance Sale Ticket: $125 (good through Jan. 9th)

Post-Gala After-Party (midnight to closing)
Featuring Ashu Rai and DJ Bobby, Resident DJs for the NYC-based Desilicious parties
Advance Sale Ticket: $50 (good through Jan. 9th)

Please note, there will also be an exclusive Pre-Gala VIP Cocktail Reception from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., celebrating the inaugural year of the Civic Project. Tickets for this event are $250. A limited number of All Access Passes (tickets to the Gala, the Cocktail Reception and After-Party) are available for $325, as well as special host committee packages for $500. For more info, please email


Celebrate this historic inauguration in one of the most elegant private party venues in D.C.--Perry's Restaurant in the heart of Adams Morgan. Guests attending this distinctively stylish gala celebration will enjoy a five-star selection of sushi, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and a partial open bar while listening to live jazz performed by world-class musicians. For the after-party, a cash bar and DJ will be available for revelers until dawn.


1. Purchasing Tickets

Please go to: Act Blue Inaugural Event

For questions or group sales, please email: You will be sent instructions on payment. Please note, you are not confirmed until you receive a receipt for payment.

2. Attire

The attire for this event is Formal/Semi-Formal/Cocktail Attire.

3. Parking

Parking will be extremely limited. Guests are encouraged to consider other modes of transportation. Perry's Restaurant in Adams Morgan is accessible via metro (Woodley Park Metro on the red line). Limited valet service may be available for VIPs. Please e-mail: for more information.

4. Dining

Seating will be limited. For the pre-gala reception and the gala, cuisine will be presented through a combination of sushi/hors d'oeuvres/dessert stations and passed hors d'oeuvres. The Pre-Gala VIP Cocktail Reception will include an open bar and the Gala will include a partial open bar (wine and beer). For the After-Party, a cash bar will be available and light fare will be provided.

Jay-Z Inaugural Party, information here.

J-Lo @ Latino Ball, here.

Lincoln 2.0 Inaugural Ball on Sunday, January 18, 2008 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with Anita Baker, Keb Mo, John Cruz and others. This will be attended by the PEOTUS and VPEOTUS.

Here are a list of Balls, unofficial that are going on in DC, here.

To create or find out about a Neighborhood Ball click here.

Here is info on the Google Party, here.

Manifest Hope: DC Gallery showing information here.

Inaugural Program, here.

Inaugural Day Events, the protocol, here.

Inaugural/Inauguration Seating Map, here.

Inaugural Schedule is here and the lunch menu following the Inauguration at Statuary Hall, here.

Want to contribute to the inauguration? Check out the Official Inauguration Store. Great items to purchase and cherish.

Don't understand the history or protocol of the Inauguration? It is all explained in detail, here.

All official Inaugural information is here.

And for many not in D.C., C-Span is your best friend for this huge weekend filled events up to the actual Inauguration.

All inaugural information, look to your right, under labels and click on inauguration.

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