Booze for Obama

Obama’s inauguration, next Tuesday, is going to be big. So big that you’ll feel it all over Montreal. So big, in fact, that you need our multi-genre Obamarama guide to help you navigate it.

New Wave

The night before the inauguration, Monday January 19, Blizzarts’weekly Mixtapes DJ night has a special edition, entitled New Order. Do expect to hear tunes by the Manchester band of yore, along with pop, rock and hip hop to mark “the trimming of the Bush.” Monday at 9:30 pm,
3956A St. Laurent Blvd., free.

After successful Canadian and American election parties,Korova’sweekly throwdown, Let The Music Play, is going political again, featuring the infamous O’Bomber shot concocted on November 4, 2008. Tuesday at 9 pm, 3908 St. Laurent Blvd., free.

The Green Room’s Inauguration Bash begins early, with a screening of the ceremony. Snacks will be followed by live performances from such local country stars as Li’l Andy. It’s a Hootenanny, the first in a series of live roots jams. Tuesday at 11:30 am.


The biggest bash will be at Shine Lounge, entitled My President Is Black. The event marks the inauguration, with a nod to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is January 19. The dress code calls for all black, or an Obama T-shirt – and ladies are kindly asked to “dress sexy.” Tuesday at 9 pm, 3785 St. Laurent Blvd., (514) 688-7826. $15 or $10 advance.

Image courtesy of Boltron on Flickr.

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