You Rocked the Vote, Now Rock the Parties
We were hoping to take a break from politics for a while after Tuesday night but we're getting a number of announcements about "Obama Victory Parties" scheduled for this weekend. Some of these are already-scheduled parties that, as of this morning, have glommed on to Barack Obama's victory, but they all sound like great places to celebrate an election result or anything else.
Pandora: The Victory at the Park at 14th (Thursday)
The invite offers "a history making celebration event," and while we can't promise they'll deliver on such a lofty goal, the Park's promoters do draw a good-looking crowd to their weekly parties, which feature $5 cocktails and a special happy hour menu from 5 to 8 p.m. Send your your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. Thursday to get on the list:
Election 2008 Celebration at Current (Thursday)
In honor of Obama's populist victory, promoters Absolute Addiction are hosting an open-house party at the sleek new lounge Current -- there's no cover or guest list.
Obama Victory Party at Love (Friday)
Common's performance at Love has been on the club's calendar for weeks. So let's see ... Common's from Chicago and Obama's from Chicago! Can we make a tenuous connection? Yes we can! In all seriousness, it should be a good time. There's a free pre-concert party from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., courtesy of First Fridays, with drink specials, a "complimentary opulent buffet," and a DJ spinning hip-hop and R&B. Tickets for Common's concert are $20 from Groove Tickets, or $60 if you want the VIP treatment with access to extra rooms.
Victory Mansion at the Republic (Friday)
The Republic offers free drinks to help the "Mature 21 and over" crowd celebrate. See this flyer for more information on RSVPing for free admission, then arrive between 9 and 11 for complimentary Ciroc vodka cocktails.
Yes We Did! at Napoleon (Friday)
DJ Meistro's infectious mix of hip-hop, funk, house, disco and R&B made him a favorite with the Nightlife Agenda crew, and we were disappointed when he had to cancel his weekly gig in Napoleon's swanky Metropolitain champagne bar and lounge. However, he's back for this night, and there's no cover. The party starts at 8 and goes late. Get there during the first hour for half-price champagne cocktails.
The Liberal Party Election Celebration at The Loft (Saturday)
Another Chicago-based celebrity -- legendary house DJ Glenn Underground, who our own DJ Stylus calls "one of my favorite DJs ever" -- is the star attraction at this warehouse-style party, which has multiple rooms filled with top-flight local DJs, including Adrian Loving, DJ Hut's John Johnson and Cbreeze. Tickets are $10 in advance from Ticket Leap, or $15 at the door. And the hosts, being good socialists interested in redistributing the wealth, are offering everyone a free drink before 11.
Election Victory Celebration at Iota (Saturday)
Weekend's Ellen McCarthy wrote about the U-Liners' premature announcement of an Obama victory party earlier this week, and the guys in the local roots-rock group are probably happy to be have been right all along.
Beaujolais Not-So-Nouveau Festival Happy Hour at the Embassy Suites Hotel (Thursday, Nov. 20)
The French Wine Society helpfully informs us that "according to French polls, over 85% of the French would have voted Obama. Obviously France stands with the USA in spirit." And they're proposing you celebrate that spiritual connection by drinking French wine. The 2008 Beaujolais Nouveau wine is released on at midnight on the 20th, and that night, there's a tasting happy hour with appetizers and the chance to taste a few glasses of Beaujolais. Tickets are $19 in advance from the French Wine Society.
My President is Black and My Band is Back at Cafe Asia (Monday)
The Backyard Band is one of D.C.'s most potent go-go bands, responsible for tracks like "Skillet," "Shook One," "91 Dope jam" and "I Heard It's the Bomb." This pre- Veteran's Day show is an all-black party, so dress accordingly. General admission is $30, and doors open at 10.
As always, we'll add more as we get them. If you're throwing a party, send details to events AT washingtonpost DOT com.
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