Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Triangle is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy. Join in a parade, give back through service and take your kids for live performances of music and story telling.
Jan. 14 – Duke University, 125 Science Dr., Durham. 8-10 p.m. See website for fees. The Durham Symphony and Duke University honor Martin Luther King Jr. in a performance that features symphonic pieces, guest artists, jazz and pop classics. Purchase tickets online.
Jan. 14 – Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 9 a.m. Free. Children learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and his teachings through the art of storytelling. Join African-American storytellers Willa Brigham and Donna Washington, as well as author Johnny Lee Moore, for an inspirational morning. townofcary.org
Jan. 15 – The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. 2 p.m. $5. See the first feature documentary created about Maya Angelou, the famous writer, poet, actress and activist, during this annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. townofcary.org
Jan. 16 – Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free. Help maintain and beautify the area around the Middle Creek Community Center in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., who advocated for community service. All ages. Register online. townofcary.org
Northgate/NC MomsRising MLK Day Birthday Party for Dr. King
Jan. 16 – Northgate Mall Center Court, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Kid-focused birthday party to honor and celebrate King's life and legacy. Story time, Q&A, photo exhibit, workshops and more. Participants are asked to donate nonperishable food items for local families served by Urban Ministries of Durham. northgatemall.com
Durham MLK/Black History Month Parade
Feb. 4 – Downtown Durham. Noon. Free. Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month. The parade route begins at W.G. Pearson Elementary School on Fayetteville Street and ends at North Carolina Central University.