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Unofficial Inaugural Balls Being Held Across DC, But Many Sold Out

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    Looking to attend an inaugural ball?

    While it may be hard to get your hands on a ticket to one of the three official inaugural balls president-elect Donald Trump will attend Friday, there are a number of unofficial balls being held across the city. 

    But getting through the door of one of those shindigs may cost you.

    A general admission ticket to the "Deplorables Inaugural Ball" at the Ronald Reagan Building will cost you $500. While $175 will secure you a spot at the "Asia Pacific American Presidential Inaugural Gala."

    Tickets to the "The Peace Ball" at the National Museum of African American History and Culture were being sold for $200. But the event, which will feature activist Angela Davis, singer Solange and writer Alice Walker, quickly sold out. 

    Celebrities and Dignitaries Walk Peace Ball Red CarpetCelebrities and Dignitaries Walk Peace Ball Red Carpet

    The Peace Ball was held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. News4’s Kristin Wright got a chance to talk to people on the red carpet.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 20, 2017)

    And that's the case with many of the unofficial inaugural balls; a few even have waiting lists. 

    Here's a look at some of the unofficial balls being held across the D.C. area:

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