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The Busiest Man at Inauguration 2013 Is . . . John Legend

The singer and actor’s schedule for this weekend has even the President beat.

Chances are you’ll see this guy around town this weekend. Image courtesy of s_bukley /

Where in the world is John Legend? Put it this way: If you don’t see him this weekend
at one point or another, you’re probably doing something wrong.

The nine-time Grammy-winning singer and actor, best known for his 2005 hit “Ordinary
People,” is scheduled to attend a whopping nine events this weekend. In case you’re
out and about and wondering where to spot him, we’ve rounded them up below. If you
see the man around this weekend, tweet us a picture @washingtonian or @afterhoursblog
and add the hashtag #JohnLegend2013.

Friday, January 18

John Legend will participate in a panel discussion about STEM education at the Capitol
Hilton with the mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, and others.

Saturday, January 19

Legend will attend a 12:30 screening of Eugene Jarecki’s
The House I Live In at Shiloh Baptist Church and participate in a panel discussion with Jarecki and Danny
Glover after the movie.

He’s also on the lineup for the Kids’ Inaugural Concert at the Convention Center at
6 PM, along with Katy Perry, Brad Paisley, and many more.

Legend will then attend’s Generation Now inaugural ball at the Donald
W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture with, Common, T-Pain,
and others.

Sunday, January 20

During the day, Legend will appear at the DCCC’s event at the Italian embassy.

Legend starts his evening at the Modo with the
V Magazine Inauguration Party at the Keyes Residence, Embassy Row. Also on the list are Paula
Abdul and
Modern Family’s Tyler Ferguson.

Legend is scheduled to attend the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball hosted by Russell Simmons,
LaLa Anthony, and Terrence J at the Harman Center for the Arts.

Monday, January 21

Legend is scheduled to perform at the Commander-in-Chief’s official ball at the Washington
Convention Center, along with Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Jennifer Hudson, and more.

Legend is then co-hosting the Electronic Arts party at the W Hotel with Pharrell Williams
and Malin Akerman. It’s scheduled to go until 3 AM, but after all these parties, part
of us hopes Legend goes back to his hotel for an early-ish night.