We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. You’d be crazy to miss this free concert, with an impressive litany of A-listers lending their talents to celebrate the nation's 44th. Musical performers include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, and U2, to name just a few. Arrive early, and prepare to see a significant portion of the crowds that will be swarming come inauguration day. Doors open at 8 a.m., and the concert is scheduled to run from 2 – 4 p.m. The Lincoln Memorial, between Constitution Ave. NW and Independence Ave. SW on 23rd Street. For more information, visit http://www.pic2009.org
Moby at 9:30: Kick off inauguration week by staying out late with Moby at 9:30. If you can manage to score tickets to this sold out show, Moby has proved that the experience is definitely worth the price. Doors open at midnight and the show will undoubtedly continue well into the morning. You can always sleep in on MLK day, right? 815 V St. NW, Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.930.com/concerts/.
Ken Burns: Take a cinematic look at race’s role in American history with “Visions of Race in America.” Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will be showing film clips from his celebrated historical documentaries as he discusses race in America. Tickets are $6. 4 p.m. at 6th and I Historic Synagogue. 600 I St. NW, Washington, D.C. Visit http://www.sixthandi.org/Events.htm#Visions for tickets and more information.
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