First major decision of the New Year: where to spend Inauguration night. Sure, there’ll be plenty of great parties over the long weekend, but the one I REALLY can’t wait for is The Art of Change, a 1000-person Inauguration ball arranged by several groups in the DC art/music/creative scene.
Why the excitement? First, it’s in The Warehouse, a soon-to-be-closing space I’ve been going to for 10 years and that holds a unique place in my DC heart (owner/gallery manager Molly Ruppert is an old friend). Second, it’s going to be a real show — seven stages, djs, installations, performances, etc. — stretching through the Warehouse space, across the back parking lot (which will be covered and heated) and into another building. Third, at only $50, it’s relatively affordable (cash bar, though, so bring your foldin’ money).
Finally, I can’t imagine a better group of people to celebrate with than the folks who’ve brought us several years of off-the-hook Art-o-Matic opening and closing parties. Talk about the antithesis of a stiff political event! My tickets are bought — next step, let’s find me a date.