Make Your MLK Weekend A Blast With These Events

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Yes to another long weekend to have fun with your friends and family! If you’re looking for some fun and educational events try these places below:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: The American Visionary Art Museum offers a day of guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops and special performances. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 18. 800 Key Highway. Free. 410-244-1900 or avam.org.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade: Baltimore honors the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with regional marching bands, color guards, steppers, equestrian units, dance squads, civic organizations, and floats. The parade steps off at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, continuing south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Noon Jan. 18. Free. 410-752-8632 or promotionandarts.org.

‘Sisters of Selma‘: As part of the “Keeping the Dream Alive – a celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr.” observation, St. Ignatius Church will present the documentary “Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change.” Serving as facilitator for the film and the following discussion will be Sister Gwynette Proctor. 7 p.m. Jan. 15. 740 N. Calvert St. Free. 410-727-3848 or st-ignatius.net.

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Pratt Library’s annual King Commemorative Lecture is presented by DeWayne Wickham, the founding dean of the School of Global Journalism & Communication and distinguished professor of journalism at Morgan State University with nearly four decades experience as a journalist. 2 p.m. Jan. 16. Enoch Pratt Library, Waverly Branch, 400 E. 33rd St. Free. 410-396-603 or prattlibrary.org.

Fired Up: The Concert: Featuring performances from Shades of Yale as well as speakers evoking the power and spirit of Martin Luther King’s words. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 16. The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, 1601 E. North Ave. $5-$10. 410-563-3404 or greatblacksinwax.org.

 

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