By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
What takes 28 pages and 139 separate spreadsheet boxes to describe President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration? How about the Master Inaugural Events Schedule. We've got the latest list of events, including hosts, venues, costs, dress code, and even whether tickets are available. So, without any more mumbo-jumbo, let's just get right to it, starting with:
Thursday, January 15
—Hip-Hop Caucus at the Shadow Room, 2131 K St. NW, hosted by Grammy winner D'Angelo. Sponsorships range from $100,000 to $25,000. By invitation.
Friday, January 16
—Hip-Hop Caucus concert at Ibiza, 1222 First St. NE.
—National Congress of Black Women hosts "Just Desserts Reception and Dance" at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It celebrates grass-roots organizers for Obama. Attire: jackets and dresses.
Next up: The events on January 17.
Events day by day: