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Georgetown, DC Celebrates Inauguration with "Dine Like a President" week, complimentary Inauguration Walking Tour, and More!


Kicking off Inauguration weekend, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is teaming up with Washington Walks to celebrate the Inauguration 2013 with a complimentary two-hour guided “Georgetown Inauguration Tour” on Saturday, January 19th which will take visitors around Georgetown’s historical sites, Federal and Victorian architecture, and past and current residences of movers and shakers such as JFK, Senator John Kerry and Bob Woodward who famously helped uncover the Watergate scandal. Space is limited and attendees must sign up in advance at www.WashingtonWalks.com.


Whether it was JFK proposing to Jackie O at Martin’s Tavern, Bill Clinton savoring his favorite pasta at Filomena or the Obamas celebrating their anniversary at Bourbon Steak, Georgetown restaurants have played a significant part in presidential life and history.  Presidents have not only lived, shopped and attended church but most importantly, dined and imbibed in this historic neighborhood. Click here for Georgetown's “Dine Like a President” Guide so you can dine in President Nixon’s favorite booth, brunch like the Clintons or chance a famous politician sighting during Inauguration.


Malmaison: 3rd Annual Cartoonist Exhibit First-Term Retrospective  Just in time for the Inauguration weekend, Art Soiree presents 3rd Annual Cartoonist Exhibit First-Term Retrospective, a journey back through Obama's first-term in office through the eyes of the world's most respected contemporary editorial cartoonists. On Saturday, January 19th, from 8 to 11:55 p.m. at Malmaison (3401 Water Street, NW), join in for a unique night as Art Soiree brings together the best published political cartoons of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in a unique exhibition, which will document the highs and lows of those years. They will provide an insightful record in the US history during Obama's presidency, commenting on politics, society, economy, education, human rights, republican and democratic political figures and more. Cocktail attire required. Click here for details and tickets.

Sterling & Burke: American Memorabilia Showcase Stop by Sterling & Burke (2824 Pennsylvania Ave) on Friday, January 18 (4-7pm) and Saturday, January 19 (11am-7pm) as they showcase their collection of high end American memorabilia. The curator of rare, antique American Flags will be highlighting his impressive collection. Other quality Americana pieces will be featured as well, including Sterling & Burke's privately commissioned ‘Flying Flag Crystal Paperweights’ and enamel American Flag lapel pins – it’s the most important accessory you could own on inauguration day!

Tony & Joe's Seafood Place: The Presidential Inaugural Gala Hosted by Friends of Friends, enjoy a black-tie gala event to ring in the presidency at Tony & Joe's Seafood Place (3000 K Street, NW) on Saturday, January 19th, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. An exciting evening with dancing, networking and celebrating, the gala includes a beautiful buffet with lobster, sliced leg of beef, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, plus open bar and door prizes to include a 40+" flat screen TV, a two day weekend stay at a signature hotel in Washington, DC and artwork from renowned artist Joseph Holston. A portion of the ticket sales will support a college scholarship and tuition assistance fund. Click here for tickets and details. 202.944.4545

Tudor Place: Tour for the Presidential Inaugural Offered Friday, January 18th thru Sunday, January 20th and Tuesday, January 22nd, join Tudor Place (1644 31st Street, NW) for their newly created Tour for the Presidential Inaugural. During the tour, view White House invitations, books by Presidents, inaugural correspondence and other ephemera as well as highlights of the museum's notable Washington Collection. Usually closed in January, the museum will open for four days to trace presidencies as far back as Washington's, exploring them through echoes and remnants of politicians, soldiers, dignitaries and generations of Custis-Peters who passed through the rooms and into the history of their elegant estate. Click here to register. 202.965.0400