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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.


Oracle Arena



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”!

Inauguration Party



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!

East Bay

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


Ashby Stage

1901 Ashby Ave. Berkeley

Shotgun Players’ viewing party with champagne and breakfast.

Yes We Cab! Inaugural Gala



Periscope Cellars

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


$13/$10 Advance

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.”

San Francisco

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.

Inauguration West


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.

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