There’s more than one way to celebrate the 57th inaugural ceremonies.
By Anne Kim-Dannibale
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.
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 Robert McNeely and David Hume Kennerly serve as judges. Winning photos will be displayed at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown and announced by Feb. 15.
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.
National Day of Service
Sat., January 19; starting 9:30 a.m.
Continuing a tradition started before his first term in office, the president’s National Day of Service, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 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.
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 Kyle Bailey and Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac elevate the experience with tasty bites.