• 11 local events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend


    The third Monday of January marks Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is a day to honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

    See and Be Seen found 11 things happening in Pittsburgh this weekend to celebrate and remember the civil rights icon.

    Poetry Unplugged: An MLK Celebration

    Friday, 8 p.m. - August Wilson Center 

    Participate in a night of spoken word and music from artists around the country who have used the life of King as inspiration to their work.

    Ride With the King: Black History Tour

    Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Various locations

    "DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh" hosts a tour of city churches in honor of King.

    The Young Dreamer’s Book Club presents: Meet-Up/ Read-Up

    Saturday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, East Liberty Children's Room

    Families are invited to hear Dr. Griffin-El read King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

    Monday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. - The Mattress Factory

    In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Mattress Factory invites people to their exhibits with a special admission of "pay what you can."

    Family Fun Day

    Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Pittsburgh Glass Center

    Free event invites public to learn about glass and enjoy various hands-on activities.

    Let Freedom Sing

    Monday, 7 p.m. - Byham Theatre

    The Heritage Gospel Chorale presents the12th Annual Concert Celebration of the King's Holiday.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Children’s Museum Pittsburgh

    Remember the contributions made by King and participate in various activities throughout the day to celebrate.

    Art + Empathy: CMOA Celebrates MLK

    Monday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Carnegie Museum of Art

    Carnegie Museum of Art celebrates the King's legacy through artworks and activities.

    The 20th Anniversary Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Celebration

    Monday, 4:30 p.m. - Rangos Hall, Cohon University Center, Forbes Avenue - Carnegie Mellon University

    Free event features readings by the prize winners, musical talent and a reception beforehand.

    East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day

    Monday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre

    Join the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre and various community partners in a day filled with performances and family-friendly activities to honor MLK.

    20th Annual Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and Program

    Monday, 7:30 a.m. - Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

    Join the Allegheny County Bar Association's Homer S. Brown Division for breakfast and a program commemorating the life and legacy of King. 



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