What's happening, and where, to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Days of Service: A variety of community projects; hours and locations vary Sunday and Monday (mlkday.gov).
MLK Day Weekend of Service: Nature Consortium commemorates Dr. King’s legacy of environmental justice with project to remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs, Monday, Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle; preregister (www.naturec.org).
Share the Dream — A Musical Tribute to Dr. King: Total Experience Gospel Choir, Black Nativity Choir and choirs from other faith communities, reflection from Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large, to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 3 p.m. Sunday, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., Seattle; free, freewill offerings collected to benefit the Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County (206-329-0300 or www.emergencyfeeding.org).
MLK — Redeeming the Prophetic Vision: Interfaith service with musicians, dancers, theatrical and spoken-word performances, information from social-justice organizations, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Urban Grace: The Downtown Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma; free (253-272-2184 or www.facebook.com/events/318167441526868/).
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Martin Luther King Day, Whatcom Museum: Bellingham Community Gospel Choir, 2 p.m. Sunday, Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham; $3 donation suggested (360-778-8930 or www.whatcommuseum.org).
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: 30th anniversary celebration with theme “Recapturing MLK Jr.’s Revolutionary Spirit,” workshops, including several geared toward youth, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Monday; rally with speakers, poetry, music, 11 a.m., Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; march to the downtown Jackson Federal Building for brief rally, 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch at Garfield Commons; free, donations collected (www.MLKseattle.org).
King Holiday Hoopfest: High-school basketball tournament, Lake Washington vs. Lincoln boys, 9 a.m.; Woodinville vs. Cleveland girls, 10:30 a.m.; Jefferson (Ore.) vs. Bothell boys, 12:30 p.m.; O’Dea vs. Franklin, 2 p.m.; Long Beach Poly (Calif.) vs. Rainier Beach boys, 4 p.m.; tribute to MLK, 5:30 p.m.; Lakes vs. Garfield, 6 p.m.; Federal Way vs. Seattle Prep, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle; $10, proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and Friends of Hoop (fohseattle.com/king-holiday-hoopfest/index.htm).
Forest Restoration MLK Audubon Day of Service: Help remove invasive ivy, holly and blackberry; tools provided, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Musica Festival: Music performances, comedy, keynote speeches, tribute to King County Council Chair Larry Gossett, Dow Constantine presents King County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in Hip Hop; proceeds benefit Musica for Youth supporting early childhood education, 7 p.m. Monday, Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $15-$50 (www.kingawards.org).
Freedom Project, Honoring Nonviolence and Martin Luther King Jr.: Blues musicians, speakers, performers and stories of transformation from people who have come through the prison system, 6 p.m. Monday, 88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar, 315 Second Ave., Seattle; $15 at the door (206-325-5678 or www.freedom-project.org).
MLK Tribute, Health Fair: Musical performances, children’s activities, keynote speaker former professional basketball player Zaid Abdul-Aziz; health-resource fair with information on health issues and services from nonprofit and social-service agencies, noon-3 p.m. Monday, Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue (www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Total Experience Gospel Choir: Gospel choir celebrates King’s birthday, 2 p.m. Monday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Unity Breakfast, Tacoma: Keynote speaker Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, presentation of the Dream Awards; 8-10:30 a.m. Monday, William W. Philip Hall, UW Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St., Tacoma; $5-$15, by reservation (www.tacoma.washington.edu/mlk/).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, Tacoma: Family activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday; Ghosts of the Great Hall theater program featuring Tuskegee Airmen and early aerospace industry workers, noon-1 p.m.; Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African-American astronaut to walk in space, and the Tuskegee Airmen African-American World War II fighter pilots, 2 p.m., followed by discussion and book signing, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free admission (253-272-3500 or www.washingtonhistory.org).
People for Puget Sound MLK Day of Service: Help plant native plants; tools provided, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Maury Island Marine Park, Vashon; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Union Slough, Everett; preregister (206-456-3813 or pugetsound.org).
Seattle University Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, Carlotta Walls LaNier: Seattle University MLK Lecture and book signing with Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine and author of “A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice of Little Rock Central High School,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle University Pigott Auditorium, 1016 E. Marion St., Seattle; free, preregister (206-296-6070 or www.seattleu.edu/oma).
Seattle Times staff