FYIDC: Inauguration Special

There’s more than one way to celebrate the 57th inaugural ceremonies.


There’s much more to inauguration than parades and balls. In honor of President Barack Obama’s second swearing in, eat, drink and be merry in unconventional ways.

FotoDC’s Fotobama Contest
Deadline for submissions Thurs., January 31
$7.95 to $9.95, depending on submission
Submit here

Aspiring Chuck Closes can take their shot at up to $500 in cash prizes plus possible inclusion in the official 2013 inaugural book through FotoDC’s politically hued shutterbug contest. This year, presidential photographers and serve as judges. Winning photos will be displayed at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown and announced by Feb. 15.

Daryl Cagle’s cartoons will be among those on exhibit at Art Soiree’s “First-Term Retrospective.” (Courtesy photo)

“First-Term Retrospective”
Sat., January 19, 8 p.m.
Art Soiree Political Cartoonists
3401 Water St. NW
$15 here; $20 at the door

Enjoy the humorous side of President Obama’s first term in office through the art of political cartoons. This exhibit features the work of editorial cartoonists from the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Economist and more. If that’s not enough to tickle your political funny bone, don’t miss local band Suspicious Package, whose members include journalists and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of The Washington Post, Tom Toles.

Habitat for Humanity at the Fremont Fair (Photo by CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

National Day of Service
Sat., January 19; starting 9:30 a.m.
National Mall

Continuing a tradition started before his first term in office, the president’s National Day of Service, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King is expanded this year and includes a Service Summit on the National Mall. Feel good inside and out by joining celebrities like Eva Longoria and even former first daughter Chelsea Clinton to volunteer at area food banks, shelters and more.

Photo by John Sullivan via Wikimedia Commons

Brewer’s Ball
Mon., January 21, 8 p.m.
1137 14th St. NW
$150 per person

Mingle with Washington’s best and brightest in the brewery game like Rob Tod of Allagash and Jim Caruso of Flying Dog at Churchkey’s unconventional inaugural celebration. Executive Chef and Pastry Chef elevate the experience with tasty bites.

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