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 Inaugural Events

Through January 18, 2009
Caroline, or Change
Book and Lyrics by Tony Kushner
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by David Schweizer
The Pearlstone Theater at CENTERSTAGE
700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Louisiana, 1963. Can the promises of the Civil Rights Movement reach as deep as the overheated basement domain of Caroline Thibodeaux, a maid who works for the well-meaning Gellmans and struggles to keep her bitterness in check? This thrilling, award-winning musical takes on race, faith, money, latkes, and change—powerful, terrifying, and loose. And the washing machine sings a mean Motown.

January 17, 2009 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Journey to the White House Quilt Arrives at Banneker-Douglass
84 Franklin Street, Annapolis
Banneker-Douglass Museum
In June 2008 Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither, of Maryland Institute College of Art, began Journey to the White House, a story quilt documenting Barack Obama's life story and political journey to the White House. The quilt will be hung in the museum’s lobby for display throughout the Inaugural weekend and African American History Month.

January 17, 2009
Inaugural Ball – “The Dream Realized”
Camelot by Martin’s
13905 Central Avenue
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Formal attire. Featuring special video tribute, the Soul Patrol Band, DJ, special guest soloist, seated full course dinner, cash bar, and commemorative favors. 9 pm-1 am. ($)

January 17, 2009 8pm-12:30pm
Obamarama Pre-Inaugural Party
DC Blues Society
Surf Club Live
4711 Kenilworth Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Presented by the DC Blues Society. Come celebrate President-elect Obama's inauguration with the DC Blues Society featuring the funky, foot-stomping Blues of C.W. Harrington & his six-piece band at the Surf Club Live. 8:30 pm–12:30 am. ($)

January 18, 1-4 p.m.
Inauguration Madness at the National Museum of Dentistry
31 S. Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Celebrate the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States by taking a look back at George Washington’s big day and his legendary “wooden” teeth. The first president only had one tooth when he took office in 1789, and dental troubles kept him from giving an inaugural address the second time around. On Sunday, January 18, enjoy $1 admission at the National Museum of Dentistry and see George Washington’s famous dentures in a gallery devoted to his tooth troubles.

January 18, 2009
A Maryland Pre-Inaugural Ball
Mt. Airy Mansion
Rosaryville State Park
8714 Rosaryville Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
301-466-0902 or 301-856-4880
For everyone who couldn't get a ticket to one of the main events, you don't want to miss out on your opportunity to celebrate 44th Presidential elect. You will be in a lovely setting with good people and it won't cost you an arm and leg to do so. Get out your best “After 5” attire and represent change. We hope to see you there. Featuring jazz and R&B music, open bar, food, still photo opportunity with Obama image, and a gift of appreciate. For ages 30 and up. 9 pm-2 am. ($)

January 18, 2009 – 2:30 p.m.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
 91 Key Street
The Lost Tribe of Us
The program features Heather Davis, Sonja James and Jose Padua with music by the Frederick Baroque Ensemble.

January 18, 2009 2:00p.m.
Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street Baltimore
In honor of Martin Luther King Day
The Black Exotic: Representing Blacks in Nineteenth Century Orientalist Art Dr. Adrienne L. Childs 
Generally referring to North Africa and the Middle East, the Orient was a primary destination for artists, writers, scholars, and travelers who sought to escape the confines of European civilization to experience the exotic. In her talk, Childs will explore how images of blacks by major Orientalist painters and sculptors index a complicated system of ideas and assumptions about race and “exotic” cultures operating in 19th-century Europe. 

January 18, 2009
2009 HOPE WON Presidential Inaugural Gala
Westin Annapolis
100 Westgate Circle
Admission: $150
(240) 602-1868
In honor of this historical inauguration, Therapeutic Wellness LLC will celebrate President-elect Obama’s messages of hope and change at this inaugural ball. Proceeds will benefit the Diane Freeman Foundation.

January 18 – 19  10a.m.
 Inaugural Celebration Tour of Historic Annapolis
Annapolis Watermark Tours
Departing from the Visitors Center at 26 West Street, Annapolis
Stroll through celebrated, historic Annapolis accompanied by a colonial-attired guide who take you to the state’s capitol significant historic sites including Colonial and African-American Heritage from the newly renovated State House to the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial.

January 19, 2009 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service
Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin Street, Annapolis
All volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission: Free, Registration requested.

To make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a “Day On, Not a Day Off,” the Banneker-Douglass Museum, Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County will mark the holiday with several volunteer opportunities throughout Annapolis. This project will connect the King Day of Service with the principles upon which Dr. King built his life, his service, and the movement that he championed – the principles of nonviolence.

January 19, 2009
Obama Peoples Ball of Prince George’s County
LaFontaine Bleu
7963 Annapolis Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Featuring elegant three-course dinner, live jazz performance, and special guest celebrities. Tickets required. 8 pm-1 am. ($)

January 19, 2009
ECS Inaugural Gala Benefit
10675 Crain Highway
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
The students from Excellence Christian School held a mock election of the presidential candidates to learn about the election process. President Elect Barack Obama won!! What better way for the students to finish out the process by being a part an Inaugural Gala, akin to the galas that will be in the area, for the benefit of populating their new school facility's library. Event organized by the Parent Role-Models Actively Involved in Supporting Educational Excellence (P.R.A.I.S.E.). Featuring buffet stations, live entertainment and music, silent auction, photographer. 6-11 pm. Tickets required. ($)

January 19, 2009 - All Day
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD
Celebrate historic firsts with a train ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track in the America. Inside of the historic roundhouse, find locomotives and train cars from America’s railroading past.

January 19, 2009 3:00p.m.
B&O Railroad Museum
600 N. Charles Street Baltimore,
Portraits RE/EXAMINED: A Conversation with Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems Join African-American photographers Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems exploring Bey’s current exhibitions Portraits Re/Examined: A Dawoud Bey Project at the Walters, and Class Pictures, at the Contemporary Museum. They’ll talk about Bey’s 30 years of experience as a photographer, working with young people. Bey’s work can be found in permanent collections in Europe and the United States. Weems is an award-winning artist and photographer whose work is featured in exhibitions throughout this country and abroad.   

January 15 – March 15, 2009
Toby’s Dinner Theater
Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies will be performed in a classic dinner-theater style.

Inaugural Tours Mid-Atlantic Tours and Receptive Services
A variety of tours available for individuals, students and groups; including a Mock Inaugural Ball.

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
7000 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover
Take a step back in history during the inauguration ceremonies – two performances added for Monday, January 19 - with jousting tournaments as knights contend for the hand of the fair maiden.

January 19
Fulfillment of Dreams Program
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
830 E. Pratt Street Baltimore
In commemoration of the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. there is a day full of activities including dance and musical performances, film and art activities.

January 20, 2009 
Inauguration Day Program
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
830 E. Pratt Street Baltimore
Watch a live broadcast of the 44th Presidential Inauguration and explore the contributions of African Americans in the museum’s permanent and special exhibits.

January 20, 2009 11 A.M.- 3 P.M.
Inaugural Celebration Luncheon
J.T. Daugherty Conference Center
A non-partisan gathering to commemorate this historic moment!
Luncheon reception stations till 1. Huge screen to watch the live events. Cash bar available. Tickets are $20. Call 301.863.9345 x101

January 20, 2009
The Fountains Wedding and Conference Center 1800 Sweetbay Drive Salisbury
The restaurant will be offering inauguration dining specials.

January 20, 7-11 P.M.
Calvert County Democratic Club Inaugural Gala
Calvert County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall
Barstow, Maryland
Calvert County residents are coming together for its first official inauguration gala.   Dress is semi-formal/after-five attire.  All are welcome to this celebration.  Call 410-414-3660 for tickets ($40.) 

January 20, 2009 
The Ancestors Dream Inaugural Ball
Gaylord National Resort
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Presented by the Prince George’s County Presidential Inaugural Committee - black tie, live music and dancing. The Ancestors Dream Inaugural Ball will feature live bands, dancing, and televised Inauguration Day coverage. Additional entertainment is being planned by the Prince George's County Presidential Inaugural Committee. Cuisine includes plentiful hors d'oeuvres, sumptuous desserts, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Black tie. 8 pm. Tickets required. ($)

January 20, 2009 
Inaugural Ball (Change is Coming)
Greenbelt Marriott
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Formal ball in honor of the new President; featuring food, live entertainment. 7 pm-11 pm. Tickets required. ($)

January 20, 2009 
“Silhouettes of a Dream” Inaugural Ball (Change is Coming)
Tantallon Country Club
300 St. Andrews Drive
Fort Washington, MD 20744
301 404-9047
An exquisite historical event honoring the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama. Formal attire, fine dining, cash bar, live entertainment, DJ, dancing, raffles, silent auction. Presented by Pick Roses Foundation and Passports to College, Inc. 7 pm-midnight. Tickets required. ($)

January 20, 2009 
2009 People’s Inaugural Ball (Change is Coming)
Lake Presidential Golf Club
@ Beechtree
3151 Presidential Golf Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
The Emergency Room Physicians & Nurses of United Medical Center cordially invite you to our 2009 People’s Inaugural Ball as we “Celebrate the Dream” being realized. An evening of celebration that includes: dinner, live jazz, DJ, photographer, Open/Cash bar, and more. 8 pm-1 am. Tickets required. ($)

January 20, 2009 
People’s Inaugural Community Celebration
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainer, MD 20712
Kid-friendly celebration at the Emporium with all the studio spaces open. There will be a DJ and entertainment. Our Ball will be pot-luck, BYOB affair. Come and celebrate a fresh start in our country. 6- 11 pm. Admission FREE – call for details.

January 20, 2009 
2009 President’s Inaugural Ball
“A King’s Dream…Comes True”
Baden Hall/VFD
16608 Brandywine Road
Brandywine, MD 20613
Hosted by Nurses for Obama. Formal Black Tie attire. Featuring hors d’oeuvres, dinner entrée, photography and dancing with the stars. 7 pm-12 midnight. ($)

January 20, 2009 
Ivy Inaugural Ball
“Change Has Come! We Did It!”
Four Points by Sheraton
6500 Annapolis Road
New Carrollton, MD 20782
Hosted by Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Iota Gama Omega Chapter. Black tie required. Admission includes buffet, Champaign toast, commemorative gift, one complimentary drink, cash bar, music, and dancing. This event benefits the Ivy Youth and Family Center, which serves the citizens of Prince George’s County through various community programs and services. 8 pm-2 am. Tickets required. To purchase tickets online,

January 20, 2009 
Africa Celebrates President Obama
The Hampton Conference Center
207 West Hampton Place
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
202-553-0930 or 202-270-3764
The United States African Development Consortium (USADC) presents an Inaugural Ball for the multicultural communities of Africa, African-Americans, Caribbean, South & Central Americans and others. There is a buffet dinner and live music. Dress is formal or African attire. ($)

January 22, 2009 
President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Celebration Event
Oxon Hill Library
6200 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Come and enjoy. This will be a black tie event with music by CBS, dancing, finger foods, prizes. Featuring motivational speakers Dr. Eric Cooper, Dr. Eugene Williams, Matthew Horne and Charlie Grant. 6-9 pm.




DATE: 04/26/2015
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