Be a gluttonous boozehound and do some good at the same time, at Azure’s Red, White, and Blue Inauguration Party. All proceeds from the $50/person event will benefit Community Servings, a non-profit that provides free, home-delivered meals to people who are hindered by illness and unable to cook for themselves. The bash runs from 6-9 pm, and ticket price includes beer, cocktails, food, live music, and a raffle, plus that warm and cozy philanthropic feeling. Visitwww.servings.org or call Alison Hunt at 617.522.7777 to order tickets.
Azure at The Lenox Hotel | 61 Exeter Street, Boston | 617.933.4800
Funk-soul cover brothers the Tuesday Night Squabble throws down at The Good Life. For $5, dance and drink your face off to visceral bass lines and the guttural bellows of a bar-full of people who are thrilled to get Bush the hell out of office. Republicans can hide in a corner table in the Vodka Lounge.
The Good Life | 28 Kingston Street, Boston | 617.451.2622
Join the tireless grassroots group MoveOn.org at the 80 Border Street Cultural Exchange Center for the Obama Presidential Inaugural Ball, Bash and Celebration, from 6-10 pm. Add the fact that there’s a shoe-throwing competition (!) and this free event may be the most hilariously en point homage in inaugural history.
80 Border Street Cultural Center | 80 Border Street, East Boston | 617.418.5060
Just steps from Obama’s academic stomping ground, The Harvard Bookstore hosts the Inauguration Living Room. Beginning at 11:30 am, chug down free mimosas while you watch Harvard Law School’s most famous alum (sorry, Mittler) be sworn in as the next President to carry the Crimson legacy into the White House.
The Harvard Bookstore | 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge | 617.661.1515
Party with both parties at the bipartisan Hope in the Hood Ball at Tavolo from 7-11 pm. Throw on your red, white, and blues, or your best attempt at “creative black tie” so you can stuff your face with complimentary pizza, crostini, and antipasto before you drink freely and dance awkwardly. Entry is $20, but parking is free, a rarity these days. Visit tavolopizza.com for more information.
Tavolo | 1918 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester | 617.822.1918
GOP loyalists can kick off four years of sour grapes with the North Shore Young Republicans 2009 Kickoff: Join the Resistance at Pellana Restaurant. Polish your guns and plot your revenge over steak, seafood, and conversation with special guest State Senator Scott Brown. Contactinfo@northshoreyr.com to RSVP.
Pellana Restaurant | 9 Rear Sylvan Street, Peabody | 978.531.4800
MoveOn.org is in cahoots with inaugural bashes all over the state, and these workhorses are ready to party their donkeys off. Visit MoveOn’s online party central to find out where the magic’s happening near you.