Most of us will be chained to our desks at work or in school today during the inaugural festivities, but for those lucky enough to be free this morning, you have a couple options that don’t involve sitting on your couch with a remote.
- Front Row Seat For History, The Belcourt, 9am-12pm: Join Nashville For All Of Us to watch the inauguration on the big screen. The event is free and open to the public, but new & gently used children’s book donations are being accepted for Book ‘Em & the Pencil Foundation.
- The Arts Company’s Inauguration Party, The Arts Company, 11am-2pm: Watch live coverage of the inauguration and browse political artwork done by four artists.
- At School: Most of the area colleges and universities are hosting big-screen viewings of inauguration coverage. This Tennessean article lists viewings for Belmont, Vandy and Fisk.
- At Home: Okay, okay, so you can still watch the inauguration live without “sitting on your couch with a remote” …technically. If for whatever reason you can’t be by your television (say, if you can spare a few seconds at work or something), online video sites Hulu and Joost are streaming live coverage all day.
And if you’re really in the mood for celebrating today (and your wallet is feeling a little too thick, ha ha!), you can attend the Music City USA Inauguration Day Charity Ball at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel for $100/ticket, which actually isn’t all that bad considering the price tag on most political fundraisers. Your money goes to charity, of course, so why not?