Coronation Feat: Party Listings, B-Listers
Hotline's compilation of Inauguration events after the jump. We note, with some sadness, this listing:
Organizing Cmte for the Entrepreneurs Opportunity holds an Inaugural Ball featuring HUD Sec. Alphonso Jackson, RNC Chair Ed Gillespie, TX Railroad Commiss. Michael Williams, Boxing Promoter Don King, Doug E. Fresh, DJ Biz Markie at the Republic Gardens.Doug E. Fresh? Biz Markie? Biz, what's the deal with you and Gillespie? You say he's just a friend. . .
Also: Everyone is going to call in favors and wheedle and cajole to get into the Creative Coalition event, they always do. But it will still probably suck.
THE OFFICIAL INAUGURATION SCHEDULE
• 9:00 a.m.: Church Service at St. John's Church
• Noon: Swearing-in Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol -- after the ceremony Pres. Bush will be in Statuary Hall for the Congressional luncheon.
• 2:30 p.m.: Inaugural Parade down Pennsylvania Ave.
THE OFFICIAL BALLS -- All start at 7 p.m. and conclude at 1 a.m.
• Constitution Ball at the Washington Hilton -- AR, American Samoa, CT, GA, Guam, Indiana, ME, MN, MS, MT, NV, NM, OK, OR, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, WV, and WI.
• Freedom Ball at Union Station -- AK, AL, IL, KS, LA, MI, and Diplomatic Corps
• Independence Ball at the Convention Center Hall A -- CO, DE, DC, HI, ID, IA, MD, MA, MO, NE, NH, RI, SC, VT, VA, and WA.
• TX/WY Ball at the Convention Center Hall B.
• Liberty Ball at Convention Center Hall C -- FL.
• Democracy Ball at Convention Center Hall D -- AZ, CA, KY, NC, ND, SD, TN, and UT.
• Patriot Ball at the Convention Center Hall E -- NJ, NY, PA.
• Stars and Strips Ball at the Convention Center Ballroom.
• Commander-in-Chief Ball at the National Building Museum.
THE UNOFFICIAL PARTIES
• Environmental and Clean Energy Inaugural Ball at Sequoia at 8 p.m.
• eNaugural.com Ball at the Wyndham Washington Hotel at 9 p.m.
• Creative Coalition with a musical performance by Macy Gray at the Ronald Reagan Building Atrium at 10 p.m. Other scheduled guests -- Dennis Hopper; Sens. Max Baucus, Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, Evan Bayh, Mark Pryor, John Sununu, and John Ensign; Reps. Christopher Shays, Mike Castle, Mark Foley, Mary Bono, John Dingell, and Mike Rogers; Daniel Stern; Dixie Carter; Chad Everett; Tim Blake Nelson; Tucker Carlson; Cristina and John McLaughlin; Bob Franken; Howard Fineman; Matthew Modine; Phillip Bloch; Richard Belzer; Joe Piscopo; Ernie Hudson; Joe Pantoliano; and Tony Goldwyn.
• RIAA at H2O at 10 p.m. featuring 3 Doors Down.
LEADING UP TO THE BIG DAY:
• 2 p.m.: Saluting Those Who Serve featuring Kelsey Grammer, Gloria Estefan and John Michael Montgomery at the MCI Center.
• 5 p.m.: Chairman's Reception at the Mellon Auditorium.
• 7 p.m.: Candlelight Dinner #1 at Union Station.
• 7 p.m.: Candlelight Dinner #2 at the Washington Hilton
• 7 p.m.: Candlelight Dinner #3 at the National Building Museum.
• 8 p.m.: Jenna and Barbara Bush host the Youth Concert featuring JoJo and Kid Rock at the DC Armory.
• 10:30 a.m.: Chairman's Brunch at the Mellon Auditorium.
• 4 p.m.: A Celebration of Freedom on the Ellipse.
• 8 p.m.: TX State Society hosts The Black Tie & Boots Ball featuring Robert Earl Keen, Yolanda Adams, Del Castillo, Lyle Lovett, Clay Walker, Neal McCoy; Asleep at the Wheel, the Derailers and the Gourds at the Marriott Wardman Hotel.
• 8 p.m.: IL State Society holds a gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
• 9 p.m.: Organizing Cmte for the Entrepreneurs Opportunity holds an Inaugural Ball featuring HUD Sec. Alphonso Jackson, RNC Chair Ed Gillespie, TX Railroad Commiss. Michael Williams, Boxing Promoter Don King, Doug E. Fresh, DJ Biz Markie at the Republic Gardens.
• 10 p.m.: Late Night In The Green Room a private, semi-formal party sponsored by Alticor, Barr Laboratories and the Next Generation of Republican Leaders honors the 2004 Campaign Mavericks, featuring Mr. Greengenes and Pat Green at the Wyndham Washington Hotel