Inauguration events galore planned for weekend
If youâ€™re excited about the upcoming inauguration but have nowhere to go, here are a few parties happening over the weekend that will celebrate the inauguration in full LGBT fashion:
- Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League and the D.C. Center host the 2013 Youth Inaugural Ball tonight at 6 p.m. at THEARC Community Center (1901 Mississippi Ave., SE). The party includes free food and drinks, including Chipotle burritos, a photo booth, a DJ and exciting performances. There will also be free and confidential HIV testing. Attendees are asked to â€śdress to impress.â€ť The ball is open to youths between the ages 13-21. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.
- Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) hosts DJ Hector Fonseca for the Inaugural Party Saturday night 10. Cover is $8 before 11 p.m. and $12 after. For more information, visit towndc.com.
- Human Rights Campaign hosts a cocktail reception for supporters and leaders in town for the inaugural events Sunday at 6 p.m. at Number Nine (1435 P St., NW). For more information, visit action.hrc.org.
- Bachelorâ€™s Mill (1104 8th St., S.E.) hosts â€śBarack Obashâ€ť presented by DW Promotions tonight at 10 p.m. There will be a special surprise guest. A free buffet will be provided. Cover is $10. For more information, visit bachelorsmill.com.
MLK Freedom Walk slated for Saturday
To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.â€™s birthday, Washington will host the 35th MLKâ€™s Peace and Freedom Walk Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The first walk is the Freedom Walk beginning at Lansburgh Park. Assemble time is 7:30 a.m. Departure time is 8:45 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to make signs reflecting â€śpeace.â€ť For more information, email email@example.com.
The next site is the â€śPeace Walk,â€ť which begins at 2500 MLK Ave., SE. It departs at 10 a.m. Those who do not want to do the â€śFreedom Walkâ€ť can meet at this site at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final destination is Shepard Park where the walkers will arrive at noon. Those who wonâ€™t walk may arrive at 10:30 a.m. for the program agenda. For more information, visit mlkholidaydc.org.