January 19, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

Martin Luther King Jr. was an extraordinary orator, influential leader and a true visionary. Due to his great achievements, we observe an official holiday every third Monday in January in honor of Dr. King. Since it's an official holiday, many of us will have the day off from school and work. If you're looking for a fun way to spend MLK Day this year, check out some of the events below.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration. This is the 13th year that the Marriott Hotel in downtown Cleveland has hosted this celebration. This year's keynote speaker will be Cleveland Browns linebacker James-Michael Johnson. For ticket information, call 216-229-0306 no later than noon Sunday. 7:30 a.m.

Great Lakes Science Center. Free admission all day. OMNIMAX rates still apply. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Free admission, musical performance and a screening of the award-winning play "A Conversation After a Funeral." 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cleveland Museum of Art. Free admission, family-friendly activities and the opening of the new interactive gallery, Gallery One. 11 a.m.

Cleveland Botanical Garden. Free admission to the public. 1-4 p.m.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Rock Hall will offer free admission for the 12th straight year. A continuous screening of the "I Have a Dream" speech will take place inside the Foster Theater. A handful of live bands will perform on the main stage, including the Distinguished Gentlemen of the Spoken Word, all-female band Women in the Spirit, cover band Tra-la-la, Antioch Spiritual Arts Choir, R&B artist Diamond Carter and multi-platinum artist Bobby V. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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