Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Weekend Events Jan 17-20, 2020 in DC Metro

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Let Freedom Ring! The Annual Walk for Peace & The Annual MLK Parade are a sampling of  the events occurring throughout Metro DC. 

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MLK Jr. Family Program

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Jan 18
Inspired by Stevie Wonder’s Happy Birthday song, families can celebrate the MLK Jr.

Let Freedom Sing

THEARC
Sat. Jan 18
In honor of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr

A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Theodore Greene

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Jan 18
Theodore Greene (pictured) talks about his book Not in MY Gayborhood: Gay Neighborhoods and the Rise of the Vicarious Citizen.

Bakari Sellers RCC MLK Keynote & Lunch

CenterStage at RCC
Mon. Jan 20
Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he became the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation.

14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and Parade

MLK Parade Starting Point
Mon. Jan 20
The D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade was conceived in 1977.

Not Just Another Day Off

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 20
This free reading combines poetry with historical speeches from Dr. King, Gandhi, Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune, and more.

Let Freedom Ring!

The Kennedy Center
Mon. Jan 20
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University present Grammy®–winning artist Chaka Khan with the Let Freedom Ring Choir in a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Carpe Diem Arts-Washington Revels Community & Family Sing

Takoma Village Cohousing
Tue. Jan 21
This month we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with songs of Peace, Liberty and Justice!

Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26
For more than 25 years, Washington Performing Arts’ Gospel Choirs have shared the inspirational gift of gospel music with audiences throughout the D.C. region and beyond.

Damian Sneed’s We Shall Overcome

McLean Community Center
Thu. Jan 30
Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Young Portrait Explorers: Martin Luther King Jr.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Feb. 10 – 24
Explore the Portrait Gallery in a program that touches on art and history through storytelling.

The Beloved Community: MLK Jr. and Activism in Washington, DC

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sat. Feb 15
The nation’s capital has always been associated with civic activism, particularly during the tumultuous years of the civil rights movement.

Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)

Publick Playhouse
Tue. Feb 25
This powerful production will introduce audiences to poignant events and notable names of the Civil Rights Movement.

Spotlights

Delita Martin: Calling Down The Spirits

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Apr. 19

Matinee Saturday - Captain Kidd

Arts Barn
Sat. Jan 18

The Pied Piper

Arena Stage
Sat. Jan 18

Opera Starts with Oh!: Beethoven’s Leonore is Designed to Empower

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Jan 18

Jazzmeia Horn

The Reach @The Kennedy Center
Sat. Jan 18

Engineering 101

College Park Aviation Museum
Sat. Jan 18

Chris Mann

AMP by Strathmore
Sat. Jan 18

C4 Trio

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sat. Jan 18

NSO Music for Young Audiences: Beauty and the Beat

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 18 – 26

Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot

Reston Community Players
Jan. 18 – Feb. 1

Chamber Music Concert

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Sun. Jan 19

Nimesh Patel

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 19

Liner Notes: Music of The Movement

CenterStage at RCC
Sun. Jan 19

FMMC: Lyceum Concert Series

The Lyceum
Sun. Jan 19

Engineering 101

College Park Aviation Museum
Sun. Jan 19

KanKouran West African Dance Company

Dance Place
Jan. 19 – 20
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