There is nothing more important to do today than act like a citizen of the motherfucking United States of America as it celebrates the swearing in of its first African-American president. All the rest is politics, but this—this is history of the best kind. Redemptive, regenerative, resoundingly good. Many of your civic-minded friends are holding inauguration-watch parties (sadly, The Stranger's is already sold out), including two free ones at Town Hall and the Paramount. Because sometimes, freedom is free. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255, doors at 8:30 am; Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, 467-5510, doors at 7 am.)