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Inauguration 2013 Event Guide

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For the next week, Washington, D.C. will be the hottest place in America. With President Obama's public inauguration taking place next Monday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, hundreds of thousands of Americans are flocking to the nation's capital to be part of history.

There are number of popular cocktail mixers, brunches and balls leading the way to the grand day—where Beyoncé will perform the National Anthem and Myrlie Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation. Here is a list of a few events taking place all over the city.

Thursday, January 17
H.O.P.E. Inaugural Youth Ball

Friday, January 18
Young and Powerful Cocktail Mixer

Saturday, January 19
Desire to Aspire Brunch
Omegas for Obama Inaugural Ball
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Inaugural Ball
Young and Powerful Roundtable Political Forum
Enchant: Inauguration Variety and Comedy Show

Sunday, January 20
Ambassadors Ball
Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball
Congressional Black Caucus Late Night Pre-Inaugural Party
The African-American Church Inaugural Ball


Monday, January 21
Black Tie Gala & Rising Star Awards Ceremony

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