7 Bay Area celebrations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The holiday weekend ahead offers seven wonderful ways to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Art of Reparations MLK Day Showcase: Noon-3 p.m. Jan. 17, OMCA, Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland. This immersive experience highlights and uplifts the work of the OUSD Reparations Resolution. It also features student and community artwork, youth speakers from the MLK Oratorical Festival, performances by Oakland-based cultural activists, interactive maker stations, light refreshments and film screenings. Free. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3G5oTmU

Marcus Shelby Quartet  – A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, CSMA’s YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/CSMAMV. Marcus Shelby and his quartet will celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by playing arrangements from Shelby’s “Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” album. Free. Donations appreciated. Community School of Music and Arts:  bit.ly/3HOw5Er

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2022: 3:30-8 p.m. Jan. 17, 3415 Oakley Road, Antioch. The celebration will feature keynote speaker Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr, local politicians and guest artists. The march begins at 3:30 pm., followed by the program at 5:30 p.m. Free. Food vendors will be on site. gracearmsofantioch.org/mlkjr

MLK Jr. Day of Service and Celebration (Mitzvah Day 2022): 9 a.m. Jan. 17, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. This intergenerational event is all about hands-on service projects. Work in small groups on projects addressing issues of poverty, hunger, housing and homelessness, aging, the environment and more. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3HJk4A6

Passion and Perseverance — MLK Day Celebration at the Richmond Greenway: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 17, 16th Street and Ohio Avenue, Richmond. This event features service projects, live music, speakers, kids activities and remembrances of Dr. Martin Luther King and all those who fought for civil rights. Free soups and hot beverages for volunteers. Free admission. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3F5tKTy

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The Life of Dr. King: 5 p.m. Jan. 15, 2 p.m. Jan. 16 and 7 p.m. Jan. 17, MarshStream. The fearless activist comes to life in this exploration of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement, where some of the most powerful speeches in American history were made. $15 to $35. Themarsh.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Stop The Violence Event: 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Sonesta Silicon Valley, 1820 Barber Lane, Milpitas. The 22nd annual youth-led event will feature youth leadership training, a fashion show and talent show. $12-$45. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3HNgCnM

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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