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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Monday, 7 p.m. - Byham Theatre

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

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.

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.

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.

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.