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Inaugural Ball Watch: Ancestors Dream Inaugural Ball; Inaugural D.C. Ball; Big Shoulders Ball

Three new ball listings crossed our desk today:

What: Ancestors Dream Inaugural Ball
Who: Prince George's County (Md.) presidential inaugural committee
When: Jan. 20, 8 p.m.
Where: Gaylord National Resort, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
Tickets: $200; see Web site for more information
Why You Want to Attend: From the Web site: "The Ancestors Dream Inaugural Ball will feature live bands 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 non-alcoholic beverages."

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What: Inaugural DC Ball
Who: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington
When: Jan. 20, 8 p.m. to midnight
Where: The Old Post Office Pavilion, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC
Tickets: $150; see Web site for more information.
Why You Want to Attend: From the Web site: "Guests will be entertained with performances by Washington DC's legendary Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown, enjoy a guest DJ, dancing, and light fare. A special Washington area celebrity will act as host for the evening."

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What: Big Shoulders Ball
Who: Interchange, a nonpartisan, all-volunteer effort to engage citizens in the democratic process through underground music and art, and Hideout, a live music venue in Chicago that supports cutting-edge creative artists.
When: Jan. 19
Where: Black Cat night club, 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Tickets: $50 with a portion of proceeds going to the Chicago Public Schools marching bands program and the Future of Music Coalition. Purchase tickets at the Web site. In Chicago, tickets may be purchased at the Hideout.
Why You Want to Attend: From the press release: "Featured performers at the Big Shoulders Ball include: Tortoise, Waco Brothers, Eleventh Dream Day, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Ken Vandermark, Freakwater, Icy Demons, Judson Claiborne, plus special guests to be announced. ... Ball-goers are encouraged (but not required!) to wear vintage, thrift-store, hand-me-down and ex-bridesmaid formal attire."

By David A Nakamura  |  December 18, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  | Category:  The Balls
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