Inauguration Day: Schedule released; West Seattle event

(January 18 note: We now have an INAUGURATION INFO page – click here to go there)

obamabarack.jpgA few national-news sites have posted the Obama/Biden Inauguration Day schedule of events in the past few hours, so it seems to be relatively new news – if you haven’t seen it, here’s the Inauguration Week/Day schedule on the official Inaugural Committee website. From that site, we discovered the Inaugural Committee has its own Twitter feed at @obamainaugural (see/follow it here). Meantime, the first open-to-the-public Inauguration Day events to cross our radar have been on the WSB Events calendar for a few days – here’s the announcement we first published there:

INAUGURATION DAY, will be busy for the WEST SEATTLE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN, as in the morning they will be having a Breakfast/Inauguration Viewing and later in the evening hosting an Inaugural Dinner/Gala. You need not be a member of WSDW, a female, or even a Democrat to attend either function, simply want to celebrate President-elect Obama’s inauguration and the CHANGE it will bring! The BREAKFAST/INAUGURATION VIEWING will be from 7:00 A.M. to approximately 10:00 A.M. at the West Seattle Golf Course. A big screen TV will be provided so to watch the Inauguration and Parade. Please contact WSDW via Karen at (206) 935-3216 or e=mail to make a reservation.

The WSDWomen’s INAUGURAL DINNER/GALA begins at 6:00 P.M. at The Hall at Fauntleroy with a no-host beer and wine social hour followed at 7:00 P.M. with dinner and a dessert run showcasing absolutely scrumptious desserts. State Sen. Joe McDermott will be the Master of Ceremonies. Dancing and other frivolity will top off the end to a spectacular day! Please contact WSDW via Karen at (206) 935-3216 or e-mail to obtain tickets to this event.

Reservations are required for both.

Other West Seattle Inauguration Day events open to the public? Let us know – – thanks!

ADDED SATURDAY AFTERNOON: First one that we’re adding to the calendar – Dave at West 5 sends word that his Junction establishment’s a fine place to celebrate afterward: “No TVs to watch the event but we will celebrate with Happy Hour pricing all day 11-6, with $4.00 bloody marys & mimosas.”

17 Replies to "Inauguration Day: Schedule released; West Seattle event"

  • SpeakLoud January 4, 2009 (10:04 am)

    Does anyone know what station is showing the inauguration and at what time? We are trying to arrange a school showing but can’t find the info anywhere on-line.

  • Allison Carver January 4, 2009 (3:01 pm)

    Also wondering if anyone has a lead on a website that will offer a live stream over the Internet. (I am trying to setup a viewing at a spot that does not have TV hookup.) Gracias for any info!

  • WSB January 4, 2009 (3:19 pm)

    Allison, I will be shocked if every national news site imaginable does NOT stream the inauguration … it’ll be a pool feed. CNN, MSNBC, etc. I have a couple sources at the latter so I’ll ask them so as not to assume … Plus given the way the Obama transition is already using online media ( is quite deep) I’d bet it’ll be streamed on either or Will check! Better to find out now than later!

  • WSB January 4, 2009 (3:20 pm)

    Oh, and speakloud, re: TV it DEFINITELY will be broadcast on almost every station you can imagine. If you don’t have cable, where you are sure to see it on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN among many others, the major legacy broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC – 4, 7 and 5 respectively) will have it.

  • SpeakLoud January 4, 2009 (7:14 pm)

    Thanks for the info but can you find it anywhere on the internet-with the channel and the TIME it will be broadcast in Seattle? I’ve looked everywhere and no-one has it listed that I can find-if anyone does have it in writing can you give me the link-plans to be made for a large group and hate to go on ‘of course everyone will show it’ because in the world of TV I have learnt you just can’t assume these things! Thanks again.

  • WSB January 4, 2009 (7:33 pm)

    Most of the online TV listings only go out a couple weeks. I have just looked at KOMO and KIRO, for example, and KOMO goes through 1/19, KIRO through 1/17. I worked in TV for 20-plus years and please believe me, everyone WILL show this, except for some random cable entertainment channels that decide they’re going to counterprogram with lame movies etc.
    KOMO schedule, if you want to keep checking this week:
    KIRO schedule:
    KING schedule (also thru 1/17 – I believe they and KIRO use the same provider)
    Channel 13’s schedule also only runs thru 1/17 currently – direct link is ugly but you can find it at
    Those are the primary over-the-air channels in Seattle.

  • Ted Bohn January 4, 2009 (7:52 pm)

    Question: will there be any street parties in West Seattle on the evening of the inauguration?


  • WSB January 4, 2009 (8:04 pm)

    Re: cable, one of my friends at MSNBC confirms they’re showing it on the air and online – in fact, they’ll have a player where it can be embedded and streamed on any website (even WSB if we want to). That’s
    As for time, the inaugural events on Jan. 20th begin at 7 am our time. Schedule is not time-stamped but includes (from the inaugural committee website)

  • WSGEEK January 12, 2009 (3:25 pm)

    According to Facebook, will be streaming and you can update your Facebook status while you are watching.

  • Shauna January 15, 2009 (4:40 pm)

    I’m disappointed to learn that children are not welcome to attend The BREAKFAS/INAGURATION VIEWING at the West Seattle Golf Course. Does anyone have suggestions for my 8 year old daughter and me and to experience this monumental event with others?

  • WSB January 15, 2009 (4:41 pm)

    Shauna – We have been trying to collect a comprehensive list (there’ve been various discussions in the WSB Forums and I am overdue for another front page update) but here’s one: Starbucks stores with the big plasma screens will be showing it – that includes Admiral and Morgan Junction here in West Seattle – TR

  • Brian and Renee January 17, 2009 (9:49 am)

    Shauna, we are also looking for a kid friendly inauguration viewing event! Our daughters, 4 and 7 trooped along with us, canvassing during the caucuses and the Nov election, and certainly deserve to share in this celebration. Please post anything that you find. Thanks

  • Maia January 18, 2009 (10:10 am)

    We, too, are looking to find a public event celebrating the inauguration that is kid-friendly and would love any ideas…

  • homesweethome January 18, 2009 (8:53 pm)

    Also looking for a kid friendly event – does anyone know if the community centers might be a source?

  • homesweethome January 18, 2009 (8:56 pm)

    while not in WS, this is probably a good bet for kids:
    Seattle’s Celebration of Hope Inaugural Event
    Inauguration Day Celebration for the People with big screen viewing.
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009
    Center House Main Floor

  • WSB January 18, 2009 (9:23 pm)

    We’ve updated our inauguration info – see the INAUGURATION tab in the navigation bar atop all WSB pages – it includes a link to citywide info too … thanks!

  • Ron McGastus January 19, 2009 (7:54 am)

    I will be at home, flying my flag at half mast to honor the memory of our Second Ammendment. Obama and Biden have long histories of efforts to destroy that right, and have publicly announced their agenda to continue its destruction, albeit in euphemistic terms.
    A functional Second Ammendment is the only reason they cannot take the other nine away.

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