1. Free Let Freedom Ring Concert at the Kennedy Center
When/Where: 6 p.m. Sunday at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Why Go: Enjoy a concert featuring Smokey Robinson and the Let Freedom Ring choir, incuding a solo by a Duke Ellington School of the Arts senior. The event honors Mary Brown, who has provided life-changing opportunities for Washington’s black youth for more than 15 years, with the John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream award.
2. Participate in the National Day of Service
When/Where: Saturday is the 2013 National Day of Service. Follow these links for a few volunteer opportunties in Arlington and Georgetown.
Why Go: The National Day of Service honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Price: Only your time.
3. Free Inauguration Walking Tour of Georgetown
When/Where: 10 a.m. Saturday at sites throught Georgetown.
Why Go: According to the Georgetown Business Improvement event description, "The two-hour tour will take attendees through some of Georgetown's most historic sites including several of JFK's old residences, Senator John Kerry's home, Federal to Victorian architecture and Francis Scott Key Park, named after the man who wrote the lyrics to 'The Star-Spangled Banner'."
Price: Free. Space is limited and attendees must sign up in advance at www.WashingtonWalks.com.
4. Meet an Astronaut at the Inaugural Star Party
When/Where: Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium, 1426 N. Quincy St.
Why Go: NASA astronauts and other experts will be on hand to talk about current missions and the future of space exploration. Also, several shows will be shown inside the dome theater.
Price: The event is free, though tickets (also free) are required for the shows. Click here for more information.
When/Where: Tours run hourly 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18, 19 and 22, and hourly from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW.
Why Go: The museum is usually closed in January, but for the inauguration there willl be special tours available to explore, "the 200 years of history and artifacts from presidencies as far back as George Washington's," according to the event notice.
Price: $12 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.