You have a few ways of going about watching the inauguration of President Obama on Tuesday. You can still hit the road and join the throngs in D.C. Or you can stay warm by watching it on TV here at home (where Obama's political journey began). Here's a list of the many programs — concerts, retrospectives and swearing-in coverage — scheduled around the inauguration. But if you want to get out and watch the festivities among fellow, like-minded Chicagoans, well, yes you can ... at these local watch parties and events.
There are also these events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, observed on Monday.