Happy Birthday, MLK!

Take part in these events to salute a great American icon and remember his calls for justice and peace.

By Rachel DeSantis - January 2016

Happy Birthday, MLK!

Take part in these events to salute a great American icon and remember his calls for justice and peace.

By Rachel DeSantis - January 2016

The Dunbar High School band at the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade. -Photography by Ron Cassie

Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 87 this month. Take part in these events to salute a great American icon and remember his calls for justice and peace.

MLK CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
1/16: Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St. 1-3 p.m. $5. 443-263-1800. Bring the kids for this Dr. King birthday party featuring stories, games, and songs, plus birthday cake and ice cream.

MLK DAY CELEBRATION
1/18: Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. 443-263-1800. This daylong celebration features community discussions, a cultural performance, storytelling, arts, and crafts.

SELMA
1/18: Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. 1-3 p.m. $5-6. 410-848-7272. Catch this Oscar-nominated film, a moving portrait of the civil rights leader's 1965 march.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
1/18: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 410-244-1900. Enjoy free admission with guided tours, workshops, and special performances in honor of Dr. King.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY PARADE
1/18: MLK Blvd. and Eutaw St. Noon. Free. 410-752-8632. The city 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.

MLK CONVOCATION
1/18: Loyola University, McGuire Hall, 4501 N. Charles St. 5 p.m. Free. 410-617-5077. Hear Claudia Rankine, an award-winning Jamaican-born poet and leading voice in racial discourse.

I HAVE A DREAM
1/21: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. $6-7. 301-600-2828. Follow Dr. King’s journey in this stage adaptation of his influential life.

DAYBREAK OF FREEDOM
1/30: Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. 7:30 p.m. $10-25. 410-997-1317. Joseph Schwanter’s classical work is brought to life by the Columbia Orchestra with words by King himself.





You May Also Like

On The Town

Baltimore’s Little-Known Pickle History Celebrated at New Festival

Everything from fried pickles to pickle ice cream will be served at the September 22 event.

The Chatter

John Delaney Qualified for Presidential Debate. But Who is He?

Montgomery County businessman and former Maryland representative launched long-shot bid two years ago.

The Chatter

Baltimore-Invented TV Camera Sent Moon Walk Images Around the World

Westinghouse engineer Stanley Lebar built the Apollo 11 lunar television camera.


On The Town

AFRAM Festival Returns to Druid Hill Park This Weekend

Annual celebration of African American culture brings in big names like Rick Ross and Teddy Riley.

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: August 16-18

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: July 4-7

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

The Dunbar High School band at the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade. -Photography by Ron Cassie

Connect With Us

Most Read



Developers Hope to Unveil Greektown’s Yard 56 by 2020: The mixed-use project will be anchored by Streets Market and LA Fitness.

Decades Night Club Documents Baltimore Club Music History at the Peale Center: We speak with curator Mia Loving about her latest exhibit, on view through this week.

Oletha DeVane Showcases Sculptural Works in 'Traces of Spirit' at the BMA: Local multidisciplinary artist explores religion, nature, and humanity in exhibit on view through October 20.

Severe Flooding Plagues Neighborhoods Surrounding the Inner Harbor: Stark images of Harbor East and Fells Point arise on social media as area reckons with heavy rainfall.