By Fred Gonzalez
Obama Day. Change Day. Inauguration Day.
Whatever you want to call it, history happens on Tuesday, Jan. 20 with the swearing in of Barack Obama as our 44th President. Here are some ideas on where to go to watch history unfold (if you don’t plan to watch at home) and where to celebrate change on Tuesday night. For a complete listing of events click here.
OBAMA ON THE BIG SCREEN
Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami
When: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Watch a video simulcast of the inauguration and enjoy a mini-concert courtesy of the theater’s Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. There will be concessions and artwork for purchase, Obama-themed, of course.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Tickets: Free, but reservations required at www.arshtcenter.org
When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Watch the simulcast and enjoy live music by the New World School of the Arts Concert Choir and Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School marching band. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and other community leaders deliver welcoming remarks.
OBAMA & A BURGER
Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami
When: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m
Tobacco Road will give away its award-winning, classic Road Burger and fries for just $1 on Inauguration Day. Tobacco Road’s “new deal” is designed to get everyone spending and stimulate the economy.
OBAMA & A BELLINI
Fontainebleau Bleau Bar, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
When: 6 – 11 p.m.
The Red White & Bleau Inauguration Bash will feature Sara Pickiam singing her original Obama inauguration song along with special guest Alto Reed, saxman for Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band. There will be continuous playback of the day’s inaugural festivities and live coverage of the Presidential Inaugural Ball. Patriotic signature cocktails are 2 for 1.
SushiSamba Dromo, 600 Lincoln Rd.
When: 7 p.m.
Celebrate change with a patriotic party in red, white and blue inauguration Cosplay event, during which the person dressed in the best red, white and blue “patriotic” costume takes home a cash prize.
Halo, 1625 Michigan Ave., South Beach
When: 8 p.m.
Celebrate with the Gay and Lesbian community of Miami with great drink specials, free shots all night and music by DJ FR80.