Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Weekend Events Jan 16-18, 2016 in Metro DC
Story Time in the ReSource Room for Pre-Schoolers and Adults National Archives Wed, January 13 Join the National Archives Education team to enjoy stories, activities, and crafts about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in the Boeing Learning Center. This program is designed especially for 3- to 5-year olds and accompanying adults.
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Event Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Fri, January 15 Help celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. The program includes a keynote address by Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, and an on-stage discussion on the theme of “Looking Back, Moving Forward” with moderator Richard Reyes-Gavilan, executive director of the D.C. Public Library system.
Step Afrika! Step Xplosion Strathmore Sun, January 17 The percussive dance troupe puts on an electrifying show that unites music, dance, and storytelling to put forward an often overlooked aspect of American history.
10th Annual MLK Peace Walk & Parade 2500 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE Mon, January 18 Commemorating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Peace Walk begins at 11 am, Parade starts at noon.
RCC MLK Keynote Address & Community Lunch featuring Anna Deavere Smith CenterStage Mon, January 18 Anna Deavere Smith returns to present an informed and inspired conversation that celebrates Dr. King’s message and seeks to reconcile it in today’s context. The weekend concludes with a community lunch to celebrate the diversity, progress, and hope in our community.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial District of ColumbiaKing in Our Midst Sat, January 16 Washington National Cathedral
Anna Deavere Smith: From Rodney King to Michael Brown Sun, January 17
CenterStageMartin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: Peggy Wallace Kennedy Sun, January 17
AACW Museum MLK Wreath Laying Program Mon, January 18
African American Civil War Memorial and MuseumLet Freedom Ring! a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., with Yolanda Adams Mon, January 18 Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage