1/20 Inaugural Events in the Bay
Posted by novoscene on January 19, 2009
Tomorrow’s the big day. Where are you watching the election and where are you partying afterwords? Here are a few suggestions.
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland
Live broadcast and booths operated by community groups.
Uptown Body & Fender
401 26th St. Oakland
Large screen TV with complimentary tea, coffee, juice and pastries.
Skyline Community Church
8am and 4 pm
12540 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
Early morning screening and afternoon celebration for preschoolers and their parents.
A Donkey and Goat Inauguration Party
Franklin Square Wine Bar
2212 Broadway, Oakland
Social Life Inauguration Party
3411 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland
DJs fflood & Olga T spinning feel good music all night! Take the presidential pledge with your host Chaney and grab a “Yes we can” Martini.
44 Presidents Inaugural Party
6608 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
The gallery will be projecting the inaugural speech throughout the evening and completing the “44 Presidents” series by placing Lena’s painting of Obama into the main gallery! Come play Presidential Trivia, munch on Old fashioned popcorn and inaugural cupcakes while sippin’ the “Palin Punch”, or the “Obama on Baracks”!
Luka’s Taproom and Lounge
2221 Broadway Ave., Oakland
Resident Deejays Serg and Kool Kyle are joined by special guests Green B and Able Dee. Come welcome in Obama and say goodbye to Bush!
Alameda Main Library
7:30am through the parade
1550 Oak St., Alameda
Inauguration viewing and include presidential inauguration trivia
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Cafe Valparaiso will have inauguration activities broadcast on a big-screen TV.
The Shotgun Inauguration
1901 Ashby Ave. Berkeley
Shotgun Players’ viewing party with champagne and breakfast.
Yes We Cab! Inaugural Gala
1410 62nd St., Suite B, Emeryville
Come celebrate the inaugural with the release of Periscope Cellars’ new “Yes We Cab!” custom blend Napa Cabernet. Emeryville chocolatier Cosmic Chocolates will also be offering their espresso and cognac flavored “Obama Cosmic Icon” chocolate. and Oakland favorite, Tina Tamale will be selling her famous tamales while we replay of the inauguration speech and swearinng in.
Ding Dong the Bush is Gone
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
“Ding Dong the Bush is Gone” celebrates the End of an Error and marks the beginning of the first Bush-free day in America in eight years. Hear a combination of world rhythms, folk music and speakers including Marimba Pacifica, Los Bros, Eostar Kamala & Fearless Love. Speakers for the new era come from Global Exchange, CopWatch, Code Pink and Peace Action West. Make sure to sign up fo the “Bush Shoe Toss.”
Yerba Buena Gardens
760 Howard St. San Francisco
Jumbotron viewing and kids games
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St., San Francisco
The Mechanics Institute
57 Post St., San Francisco
American Institute of Architects
130 Sutter St., San Francisco
Civic Center Plaza
7 a.m. to noon
355 McAllister St, San Francisco
Large will have a televised screening sponsored by NextArts Concerts. Donate a pair of socks or underwear for the homeless.
Metreon City View
101 4th St; San Francisco
Upscale event featuring entertainment by Morris Day and the Time, Kev Choice, and The Rick & Ross Show and special guests including past and current 49ers players, Olympic Gold Medalists Jennifer Azzi and Natalie Coughlin, and Don Johnson (US Tennis Association Hall of Fame).
Electric Works Gallery
Suggested $10 donation
130 Eighth St, San Francisco
Free drinks and food at this benefit for the San Francisco Food Bank
For events in San Francisco and the rest of the East Bay, check the O-scene blog.