Twin Cities Inauguraul Festivities

This list has a Minneapolis/St. Paul public place focus and is by no means exhaustive. You can also search for events closer to you using MoveOn.

PRE-/INAUGURATION:

  • If you will be stuck at home or work, every television network will be airing it. It will also be streamed online by CNN, who have a deal with Facebook. Lifehacker has a good list for keeping up with the Inauguration online, too.
  • Riverview Theater will be showing the Inauguration on their screen. The event is free, open to the public (though non-perishable food donations encouraged), and begins 9:30AM.
  • Minneapolis Central Library will air live coverage and pre-Inaugural commentary from Dr. David Schultz about inaugurations in history, the importance of the first 100 days and the significance of Obama’s election, with a post-Inaugural discussion led by the League of Women Voters Minneapolis.
  • Little Wagon will show the Inauguration at 11AM.
  • Bulldog NE will feature food and drink specials, $3 beer, door prizes, and Inauguration coverage beginning at 11AM and lasting into the night.
  • Gold Thyme Cafe will serve light refreshments and cake during their party running from 9-4PM.
  • Gluek’s will be running an “extended Happy Hour all day” with half-priced appetizers and other drink specials beginning 11AM until close.
  • The Birchwood Cafe will begin airing Inauguration coverage at noon, with a replay of highlights from 5-9PM. They will have an Obama-inspired menu and a special kids menu
  • Parkway Theater will show the Inauguration on their screen at 9:30AM, with an open mic afterward for people to talk about whatever.
  • Lee’s Liquor Lounge will show the Inauguration and follow-up with live music at 10PM.
  • Walker Art Center will show the Inauguration on their Cinema screen at 11:30AM, there’s no admission required to watch.

POST-INAUGURATION:

  • Black Dog Cafe will have snacks, a cash bar, music, and a photo exhibit of St. Paul during the RNC beginning at 7PM.
  • SEVEN will be replaying the Inauguration on 20+ TVs starting at 8PM. The event is free and open to the public (though non-perishable food donations encouraged), with Henry Lake from KFAN as Emcee and local artist Kerry Dikken “has created a limited edition Champagne Bottle with the face of Barack Obama.”
  • Dakota Jazz Club will have Yolande Bruce, Ginger Commodore, Debbie Duncan and Tonia Hughes-Kendrick performing and large screens broadcasting the events from the Capitol, for $10 from 7-11PM.
  • First Course is having a bash, and coincidentally, has half-priced wine on Tuesdays.
  • Epic will be having a huge party with live music, DJs, and spoken word performed after Obama’s speech at 8PM. 21+ / Doors 7PM / $15 Advance / $20 Door
  • The Caterpillar Lounge will be having a party at 10PM, with DJs playing “the best in underground house and techno music.”

4 Comments so far

  1. Justin Heideman (justinph) on January 18th, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

    The Walker Art Center will also be showing the inauguration in the Cinema. Admission not required. Details here.


  2. Julie (julie) on January 18th, 2009 @ 11:46 pm

    Cool! I just added it to the list, along with the Parkway Theater and Lee’s.


  3. pokerputz on January 19th, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

    There is also a Lil Wayne benefit concert happening at the Target Center, and an after party at Axis Nightclub. They are being billed as an official MLK day Pre-Inauguration Party.


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