The primary main vacation of 2020 is upon us: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Mon Jan 20). That can assist you plan, we have rounded up this yr’s largest occasions honoring the life and legacy of the Civil Rights chief, occurring all through the lengthy weekend. It’s also possible to try our full MLK Day calendar for much more choices. Wish to get out of city for the lengthy weekend? Take a look at our full festivals calendar for choices together with the Lake Chelan Winterfest and Leavenworth’s Bavarian IceFest.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
MLK Unity Party
Be a part of KEXP’s OC Notes (host of the station’s Sunday Soul present) for this 20th annual MLK Day get together that includes extra reside units from DJs Riz, Child Hops, Alex, Sharlese, and Brit. If you cannot make it in individual, the occasion will probably be broadcast reside.
Clock-Out Lounge (Beacon Hill)
MLK Youth Kick-Off!
Younger folks will get the highlight throughout this all-day celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.—absorb African drumming, dance performances, spoken phrase, and extra.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (Central District)
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
From Struggle to Survival: Creating Beauty out of Tragedy
Classical guitarist and composer Hilary Discipline will pair up with native poets Claudia Castro Luna and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha to kick off this night of unique music and poetry celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Subsequent up, storyteller Merna Ann Hecht and cellist Michelle Dodson will provide little-known conventional and up to date tales that they hope will “[bring] hope forth in darkish instances.”
Elliott Bay Ebook Firm (Capitol Hill)
2020 Seattle MLK Day March and Celebration
Garfield Excessive College’s 38th annual day of occasions celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights chief Martin Luther King, Jr. with a chance truthful, workshops, and pre- and post-march rallies. This yr’s theme is “2020 Imaginative and prescient,” which the organizers say “displays the readability of Dr. King’s dream.”
Garfield Excessive College (Central District)
The museum’s annual MLK Day program guarantees arts and crafts actions for youths and households, native distributors, an interactive story hour led by Seattle Youngsters’s Theater, movie screenings, meals, and remarks from native leaders. Plus, per week earlier than the vacation, try NAAM’s screening of King in the Wilderness on Sunday, January 12.
Northwest African American Museum (Atlantic)
MLK Day of Service 2020
Whether or not it is cleansing up a public area, potting timber, or serving to feed the hungry, there are dozens of alternatives to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering at native organizations as a part of a bunch, as a person, or as a bunch chief.
Wild Beauty: MLK Day Performance
4 black artists—Gabrielle Civil, Randy Ford, Neve Mazique-Bianco, and Fox Whitney—collaborating in Velocity’s weeklong residency program will mix forces for a “ritual/black motion intensive” underneath the ensemble moniker Wild Magnificence on MLK Day.
Velocity Dance Heart (Capitol Hill)
You might also have an interest within the Womxn’s March on Seattle 2020 occurring on January 18 in Cal Anderson Park. Planning forward for different holidays? Take a look at our particular calendars for Lunar New Year (Jan 25) and Valentine’s Day (Feb 14).