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    MLK Weekend Events

    January 14th: Empower DC 7th Anniversary CELEBRATION!

    Submitted by empowerdc on Thu, 01/06/2011 - 17:17.

    Friday, January 14th

    6:30-8:30 PM

    The Festival Center

    1640 Columbia Road NW

    (Columbia Heights or Woodley Park Metro) * Wheelchair Accessible Location

    Highlights of Empower DC's Work in 2010Awards and Recognition of Community Leaders

    Food, Friends, and Fellowship!

    RSVP to Adrienne at Empower DC:202-234-9119 / Adrienne@EmpowerDC.org

    Suggested Donation $10 - No One Turned AwayFamily-Friendly Event - Bring the Children! Bring a Potluck Dish to Share

    Featuring Performances By:

    Anna Mwalagho

    Empowering Kenyan Performance Artist

    www.annamwalagho.com

    ~ and ~

    Head-Roc

    performing"Keep DC Wal-Mart Free"& "Join An Organization"

    www.Head-Roc.com

    With Guest Speaker:

    Dr. Jared Ball

    "The Funkinest Journalist"www.voxunion.com

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    Bus Boys and Poets 14th and V

    Sat, January 15 7.00pm Gospel-Jazz Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring David Murray

    7 pm - Gospel-Jazz Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award

    winner David Murray with Music Minister C. Anthony Bush, Ph.D.!! http://www.myspace.com/davidmurraymusic

    For more information call (301) 577-0500. Suggested donation at the door.

    MLK Day poetry

    January 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Folger Shakespeare Library201 East Capitol Street SE

    (202) 544-7077

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    Free

    Poetry and speeches celebrate Dr. King in a family-friendly event.

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    On January 17th 2011 Greater DC Cares will be honoring the life and

    work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by facilitating the MLK Day of

    Service!

    As you may know, I regularly lead projects for DC Cares and I am

    excited to lead other volunteers in honoring Dr. King and positively

    affecting change in our community. Please Join

    Me! http://mlkday2011.kintera.org/

    As usual, I have registered a team -WLG- on the MLK Day site. You

    will be asked to donate 4 hours of your time and $25 to the

    multifaceted positive projects DC Cares volunteers will be engaged in

    on January 17th. Your registration fee will help mitigate the cost of

    supplies, snacks for volunteers, and a MLK Day of Service T-Shirt!

    http://mlkday2011.kintera.org/

    Join Nearly 2,000 People in Service on MLK Day 2011!

    On Monday, January 17, Greater DC Cares, Target, and nearly 2,000 community members will unite in service to

    reflect the legacy of social justice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Join us as we honor Dr. King and support youth and education!

    When: Monday, January 17 from 9:30am-1:30pmkits to support area schools

    RegisterHERE- http://mlkday2011.kintera.org/

    Monday, January 17, 2011

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    Let Freedom Ring

    Patti LaBelle

    Let Freedom Ring Choir

    Rev. Nolan Williams Jr.

    A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL

    The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.s

    legacy. The concert featuring Grammy Awardwinning, platinum-selling vocalist Patti LaBelle also includesthe Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director, Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Georgetown University will award

    the ninth annual John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award to Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowerya leader in the

    American Civil Rights movement.

    Note: Free tickets will be given away two (2) per person in line in the Hall of Nations at 4 p.m. on Mon.,

    Jan. 17 on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Family Festival at the Smithsonian

    January 1517, 2011, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The National Museum of American History remembers Kings legacy and the

    contributions of thousands of other Americans to justice and freedom during the Civil Rights Movement with aweekend of special events. Visitors can participate in Student Sit-ins, a Freedom Riders Roundtable Discussion andexperience a stirring and inspirational tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as the museums Freedom Singers presentsongs of the Civil Rights Movement, followed by a dramatic presentation of Dr. Kings own words.

    Strathmore Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute and Musical Celebration

    January 17, 2011, 4 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Maryland. This years

    theme, Continuing the LegacyHow will YOU Serve? pays tribute to the life and works of Dr. King and its presentday impact. Some of the performances include jazz performer, Marcus Johnson; the 2010 winners of How Sweet theSound, Men of Valor; Gospeljazz saxophonist, Brian Lenair; and a host of other performers from diversebackgrounds. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and are available on a limited basis.

    Annual Civil Rights Film FestivalJanuary 1517, 2011, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

    1411 W Street, SE, Washington, DCHonor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday viewing films featuring the struggles and triumphs of the civil rightsmovement and celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, call (202)426-5961.

    Washington National Cathedral

    January 17, 2011, 2-4 p.m. People from all walks of life will come together to sing, dance and celebrate the legacy of

    faith and service left by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Short interfaith reflections will be offered in several faith traditions

    by Buddhist, Jewish and Christian participants during the program. The celebration is free and open to the public.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, March, and Wreath-laying

    Event Date:

    Monday, January 17, 2011 - 9:00am - 11:00am

    John R. Wheeler Family Life CenterSubmitted by Andrea on January 12, 2011 - 2:14pm

    Venue Address:

    1630 Vermont Avenue NW

    Washington, DC 20009

    United States

    See map: Google Maps

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    African American Civil War Museum in Conjunction with Vermont Avenue BaptistChurch Washington, DC Club presents

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast: Continuing The Dream.

    9:00am *Prayer BreakfastJohn R. Wheeler Family Life Center 1630 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

    followed by a

    **March To The African American Civil War Memorial Martin Luther King, Jr.Wreath-laying Ceremony at 10:30 am1000 U Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.

    MLK Day of Service - Blanket & Toiletry Drive Distribution Event

    Time Monday, January 17 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Location Washington, DC

    Created By THURSDAY NETWORK - Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals

    , Wainie Dee

    More Info

    Make it a Day On...Not a day off!

    On this day, Thursday Network will be distributing blankets and toiletry packs to homeless individuals residingin Washington, DC. This event is the culmination of Thursday Network's 3rd Annual Blanket and Toiletry Drive

    for the homeless. We will gather at the Greater Washington Urban League headquarters to assemble all items

    at 10:00 am. From there we will travel in cars and distribute items to predesignated areas throughout

    McPherson Square (Northwest DC).

    Location:

    Greater Washington Urban League

    2901 14th Street, NW

    Washington, DC, 20009

    Closest metro: Columbia Heights-green and yellow lines

    Register:

    http://thursdaynetwork.org/Blankets2011.html.

    Registration Deadline: January 14, 2011

    Questions: Email Starr Webb at csevents@thursdaynetwork.org

    * Join us afterward as we gather for lunch at Bus Boys and Poets

    (2021 14th St NW) *

    CHAW & the GLBT Arts Consortium present aRemembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Tuesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m.

    Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church

    4th and Independence Avenue SE

    (near the Eastern Market and Capitol South Metro Stations)

    Free

    The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) Arts Consortium will offer a Remembrance of Martin Luther

    King, Jr.

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    It is sponsored by a grant from the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. The Church is accessible and the event will

    be interpreted for the deaf. The national theme for Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day

    On. Not a Day Off.

    Participants in the Remembrance include: Fortissima, Choir of the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Not What You

    Think, Nuance, Rock Creek Singers of Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C., Jubilee Singers of All Souls Unitarian,

    the Capitol Hill Youth Chorus, and individual artist Pamela Jafari. The performance will conclude with a special

    appearance by the youth of the Bokamoso Youth Centre in Winterveldt Township near Pretoria, South Africa who

    will talk and sing about their challenges and dreams.

    Events This Week

    January 5 - January 30, 2011

    Opening Reception

    Wine Tasting and Live Music

    Friday, January 14, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

    Wine Tasting courtesy of Bistro Blanc

    Free and open to public

    Touchstone Gallery

    901 New York Avenue NW

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    Washington, DC 20001

    (202) 347-2787

    Gallery B

    OFF-KILTER

    Paintings by Leslie M.

    Gallery A and C

    NEW WORK BY

    50 MEMBER ARTISTS

    Caos on F

    Opening Reception

    Friday, January 14, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

    Caos on F

    923 F St. NW

    (202) 215-6993

    Caos on F, presents new work by artist Chul Beom Park with areception on Friday, the 14th of January. Featuring mixed mediaconstructions and two installation studies for large public work

    proposals, these complex collage pieces use a variety oftechniques to reflect on communication and culture through theprism of language, media, and selective history.

    Chul Beom Park examines the viewable evidence, the hiddensociological influences of cultural identity, and both the literal and thefigurative projection of media manipulation in our lives in thisinstallation of works at Caos on F. Juxtaposing the politics andpatriotism reflected in monuments to great events and ideas with thehuman conflicts and fragility shrouded beneath these resilient and

    timeless symbols, Chul distills many conflicting emotions into subtle,elegant creations, both beautiful in their simplicity and brimming with a myriad of finely crafted details. Park has createdthree-dimensional mixed media pieces which combine traditional oil painting, printmaking, bookmaking and collage withinnovative visual projections. He arranges and combines intriguing images with a larger narrative that only comestogether when all the pieces that make up the puzzle are revealed.

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    Park states, I am interested in how dissimilar images can be forced together to create a different reading; how multipleand seemingly unrelated images and clearly objective docume...