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Enjoy inauguration festivities without breaking the bank

President Barack Obama’s inauguration is Jan. 21. But since tickets for balls and other events are all usually upwards of $500, finding patriotic parties may not be as easy as it looks. Luckily, there are many inexpensive and trendy events that fit a college budget.

Malmaison Restaurant in Georgetown (3401 Water St.) is coupling Obama’s swearing-in ceremony with a 21-and-over art exhibition called "Art Soiree Presents: First Term Retrospective," full of editorial cartoons of the president from the last four years. The event promises live music, aspiring artists and a great networking opportunity for media enthusiasts.

Time: Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. to Jan. 20 at 2 a.m.

Tickets: $15 online and $20 at the door.

Call (202) 555-1212 for more information.

Sports Club/LA (1170 22nd St. NW) is hosting a casual Inaugural Fitness Ball. Yala Fitness is sponsoring a Fitness Dance Party that will include a Lululemon Fashion Show that will honor the First Lady’s campaign for healthy American lifestyles. Appropriate attire will be athletic wear. The promoters warn interested partygoers that tickets are selling out quick. For the discounted price, look online at

Time: Jan. 19 at 8:30.

Tickets: $50 online and $75 at the door.

BrightestYoungThings’ Inauguration Spectacular (Bohemian Caverns- 2001 11th St.) is throwing a party bustling with hip 20-somethings, great food and fun music, according to BYT Productions.

Time: Jan. 21 between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Tickets: between $10 and $20.

Glen Echo Park’s Inaugural Waltz (Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.), presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, is offering a more traditional option for inauguration festivities. Get ready to dance the night away to a variety of styles, from waltz to swing, with musical performances by The Gigmeisters.

Time: Jan. 21 from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Tickets: $20. Purchase them on their website.

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