The Root is having a ball! An inaugural ball, that is. And you have a chance to join us!

To kick off inauguration week, The Root is throwing a grand, invitation-only, black-tie gala on Sunday, Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. The evening event will be brimming with all of our favorite writers, movers and shakers, and more than a few celebrities.

Of course, we'll be toasting the 44th president, but we'll also be celebrating TheRoot's anniversary. All of Washington will be partying, and we're not ones to be left out. Get your gowns and tuxes ready. ENTER HERE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN.