Triangle 2015 Events Honor Martin Luther King Jr.
A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 17 – The Durham Symphony commemorates the life of Martin Luther King Jr. See website for ticket prices. 7:30 p.m. Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, Durham. 919-491-6576. durhamsymphony.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest 2015: A Dream of Community
Jan. 17 – Join Naomi King, who, with her husband A.D. King, provided quiet support for Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Naomi King shares how she worked to fulfill her brother-in-law’s dreams for community. Free. Noon-3 p.m. The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. 919-465-4792. townofcary.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest 2015: An Arts Tribute
Jan. 18 – Enjoy “I Still Rise,” a dramatic presentation of collective works by black writers. Registration required. Free. 3 p.m. Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 919-469-4301. townofcary.org.
Raleigh Memorial March
Jan. 19 – Take part in a commemorative march for Martin Luther King Jr. The assembly begins at 10 a.m. and the march begins at 11 a.m. Free. 10 a.m. Downtown Raleigh. king-raleigh.org.
Celebrate Community Heroes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 19 – Celebrate local heroes and learn how to be a helpful one. $5 ages 1-adult. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 919-834-4040. marbleskidsmuseum.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest 2015: Appreciation Celebration
Jan. 19 – Join volunteers from the Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest 2015: Day of Service for uplifting entertainment. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. 919-469-4301. townofcary.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest 2015: Day of Service
Jan. 19 – Help maintain and beautify the area around the Middle Creek Community Center in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., who advocated for community service. Registration required. Free. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave., Apex. 919-469-4301. townofcary.org.
14th Annual African American Cultural Celebration
Jan. 31 – Celebrate North Carolina’s diverse African American heritage and culture with musicians, storytellers, dancers, historians, authors and artists. Free. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Durham Martin Luther King Jr./Black History Month Parade
Feb. 7 – Enjoy a parade honoring the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. and other great African Americans. Free. Noon. Fayetteville St. Durham. spectacularmag.com.
17th Annual African American Celebration
Feb. 21 – Take the family for live entertainment, cultural programs and more. Free. 3 p.m. The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. 919-465-4792. townofcary.org.