A “flash mob” of ukulele players will descend on South Station. Comedians will roast the sorry state of affairs at a show called “What a Joke” and give the proceeds to the ACLU. An artist plans to set up an “inauguration therapy” booth where disconsolate citizens can unburden themselves — and not get stuck with a $200 bill.

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, some Massachusetts residents will, of course, be glued to their televisions. But many in this deep blue state are going to creative lengths to try to soften the blow — or pretend the whole thing isn’t actually happening.

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