Below is a comprehensive list of the parties and events taking place today in the nation's capitol. The highlight of the festivities will be the star-powered concert, attended by Obama, at the Lincoln Memorial beginning at 2:30pm.
Official Presidential Inaugural Committee NFC Thank You Dinner hosted by Penny Pritzker.
National Congress of Black Women, A Kitchen Table Discussion, Mei n Yu Restaurant, 3125 M St. NW, 9:30 a.m.
Private brunch to honor Michelle Obama, Four Seasons, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
"2 Degrees of Separation" Champagne Brunch, Fairmont Washington Hotel Georgetown, 2401 M. St. NW, 10:30 a.m.
Al Franken for Senate inaugural brunch to benefit his recount fund, Willard Intercontinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 11 a.m.
California State Society lunch and fashion show, Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW, 11:30 a.m.
EMILY's List "A Power to Change: A Celebration of the 2008 Election" with Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security Secretary-designate Janet Napolitano, Sens.-elect Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Gov.-elect Bev Purdue (D-N.C.). The Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, noon.
Every Child Matters Education Fund, The Children's Inaugural Ball, Historical Society of Washington, 801 K St. NW, noon.
Maryland state Sen. Jim Rosapepe 21st District Party with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Behnke's Nusey, 1130 Baltimore Ave. in Beltsville, 1 p.m.
National Leadership Council Reception, Oyamel Restaurant, 401 7th St. NW, 2 p.m.
The People's Inaugural Ball and Gala Weekend Gospel Concert, Lincoln Theater, 1215 U St. NW, 2 p.m.
PODERPAC's Inaugural Celebration, Rosa Mexicano Restaurant, 575 7th St NW, 3 p.m.
BET reception at BET Headquarters, 4 p.m.
Realizing the Dream, Martin Luther King Commemoration Awards Celebration, Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, 5 p.m.
Alaska State Society, Alaska 2009 Inaugural Celebration, Sonoma Restaurant, 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 5:30 p.m.
Foreign Diplomats Inaugural Ball hosted by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, James Monroe Mansion, 2017 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 5:30 p.m.
Welcome to DC event hosted by Mayor Adrian Fenty, The Armory, 2001 E Capitol St SE, 6 p.m.
African American Church Ball, Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW, 6 p.m.
Democratic Governors Association pre-inaugural cocktail reception, 6 p.m.
Junior Statesman Foundation, Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW, 6 p.m.
The Inaugural Soiree Business Networking Reception, The Hudson Restaurant and Lounge, 2030 M St. NW, 6 p.m.
Latino Leaders Network celebration, Willard InterContinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 6:30 p.m.
African Diaspora Inaugural Ball, Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F St NW, 7 p.m.
Diane Freeman Foundation and Therapeutic Wellness LLC, 2009 Hope Won Inaugural Gala, Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle in Annapolis, 7 p.m.
The People's Inaugural Ball and Gala Weekend Jazz Concert featuring the Washington Jazz Orchestra, Lincoln Theater, 1215 U St. NW, 7 p.m.
Maryland Inaugural Ball, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, 7 p.m.
Vote Latino Inaugural Party with Marc Antony, Jennifer Lopez, Rosario Dawson, Tony Plana, Rosie Perez, Luiz Guzman and Wilmer Valderrama, Union Station, 7:30 p.m.
First Disability Power and Pride Inaugural Ball, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW.
Aloha Inaugural Ball, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, 7:30 p.m.
Volta Live, Red Goes Blue Inaugural Bash honor Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Andrew Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, 8 p.m.
People's Party Host Committee Welcome to DC Inaugural Celebration, The Historic Bohemian Caverns, 2001 11th St. NW, 8 p.m.
The Lincoln 2.0 Inaugural Ball, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW, 8 p.m.
Young Jeezy's Official Inaugural Celebration with performances by T.I. and Young Jeezy, Love, 1350 Okie St. NW, 8 p.m.
Metropolitan Gala, Georgetown Waterfront, 8 p.m.
National Inaugural Jewish Ball, Ohev Sholom The National Synagogue, 1600 Jonquil St. NW, 8 p.m.
The People's Inaugural LGBT Gayla, The Historical Society of Washington, 801 K St. NW, 8 p.m.
California Bash, National Air and Space Museum, Independence Ave. at 6th St. SW, 8 p.m.
Democratic National Committee Hispanic Caucus "Renewing America's Promise" Inaugural Gala, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, 8 p.m.
Maryland Inaugural Ball, Mt. Airy's Mansion, 8714 Roasaryville Road in Upper Marlboro, 9 p.m.
Congressional Black Caucus hosts DC premiere of "Gospel Hill" with Angela Bassett and Danny Glover, Uptown Theater, 3426 Connecticut Ave. NW, Afterparty at Charlie Palmers, 101 Constitution Ave NW.
Ohioans for Change Inaugural Ball, Grand Ballroom of Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Route 44 to The White House with Grammy winner Albertina Walker, Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
"Dreams of My Father" American Scholars Inaugural Ball with Macy Gray, LL Cool J, and Alicia Keys, Four Seasons, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Inaugural Yellow Dog Benefit for TAPS with proceeds going to families of service members, Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St, SE, 10 p.m.