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Your Guide to the Art (and Booze) of the Inauguration

by Borderstan.com — January 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm 0

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Celebrate with the art of the inauguration! (Image courtesy of Studio Gallery)

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While the politicos are watching the presidential inauguration with staunch focus on Monday, the Borderstan art scene will be celebrating with celebrations, booze and cartoons.

Spinning a DJ set, Moby will be joined by DC-native and U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman at U Street Music Hall for the Blisspop Inauguration Party on Saturday, January 19. For $40, celebrate the next four years by transcending into euphoria with the electric sounds of DC’s latest dance craze.

For more subtle, slightly intellectual and giggle-worthy inauguration entertainment, visit Studio Gallery’s latest exhibition, Donkeys and Elephants: A Celebration of American Political Cartoons. The exhibition features such prominent cartoonists as Herb Block, most well-known for his vicious portrayals of President Nixon, and Thomas Nast, who established the Democratic symbol as the donkey we know today.

To prepare for the big event on Monday, treat yourself on Sunday to the Inaugural Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Mansion on O Street. Dine among antique paintings, Grecian sculptures and long-lost cultural artifacts. Come early or stay late to sift through original manuscripts, lively photographs, and jewelry gems hidden in the 32-room mansion.

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