As record numbers of people descend on Capitol Hill to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, these local events beckon to those who can’t or don’t want to make the trek to D.C. The San Antonio LGBT Coalition Inaugural Party is a free celebration, featuring TVs to watch inaugural balls in addition to hors d’oeuvre and drink specials. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. 7pm Tuesday, Sazo’s Restaurant, 101 Bowie. For a black-tie affair, join celebrants at the 2009 Texas Presidential Inaugural Ball. $150, 6pm-Midnight, Gran Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E. Market, tickets4anyevent.com or (210) 558-3400.