Local events for MLK Day, inauguration
Share the Dream Concert
TODAY Celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with performances by the Total Experience Gospel Choir, the Black Nativity Choir, First A.M.E. Church Choir, 3 p. m., First A.M.E. Church, 1522 14th Ave., Seattle; free, offerings collected to benefit the Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County (206-329-0300 or www.emergencyfeeding.org).
"Redeeming the Prophetic Vision" Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service
TODAY Theatrical and video presentation to accompany awards for the Tacoma Civil Rights Honor Roll, blessing in Buddhist, Christian, Islamic and Jewish traditions, music and dance performances, keynote address by Dr. Dexter Gordon, professor of African American Studies at University of Puget Sound, 2:30 p. m., Urban Grace: The Downtown Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma; free (253-573-1504 or www.conversationtacoma.blogspot.com).
Dr. Martin Luther King Program
TODAY "Evolution of the Dream" theme for Dr. Martin Luther King program with local musical and spoken-word performers, 10:45 a. m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 South I St., Tacoma; free (253-507-8086).
"Yes We Can: Change Begins Now" MLK Day
MON On the eve of the historic inauguration of our nation's first African-American president and honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his work toward racial equality and economic justice for all and his commitment to nonviolence, workshops, including several geared toward youth, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; rally with speakers, poetry and music, 11 a.m.; march to the Federal Building, Second Avenue and Marion Street, Seattle, noon; Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle (206-353-5770 or 206-296-1002).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
MON Parade including Fort Lewis Honor Guard, drill teams, Cleveland H.S. Drum Line, Franklin H.S. Dance Posse, Old Rides Car Club, 11 a.m. from Fourth Avenue and Pine Street via Fourth Avenue to Broad Street, on Broad Street to Thomas Street to Seattle Center, Seattle (www.blackpast.organd click on "events").
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
MON Volunteer to weed and clean at the former Martin Luther King Jr., elementary school, being renovated as a community center, and other locations in Madison Valley. Bring work gloves, pruners, rakes, shovels, brooms and compostable garbage bags, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 3201 E. Republican St., Seattle; volunteers invited for coffee, treats, entertainment and information about the Martin Luther King Community Center project, 11 a.m., Valley School, 309 31st Ave. E., Seattle; nonperishable food-bank donations requested (www.mlkcommunitycenter.org).
King Holiday Hoopfest
MON High-school basketball tournament. Boys: Bellevue Christian vs. King's, 9:30 a.m.; Kentwood vs. Bothell, 12:30 p.m.; Jim Reding Classic, Decatur vs. Federal Way, 2:30 p.m.; Rainier Beach vs. Dominguez (California), 4 p.m.; Bellevue vs. Bellarmine Prep, 6 p.m.; Franklin vs. Garfield, 7:30 p.m. Girls: Kentwood vs. Bellarmine Prep, 11 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, 2 p.m., Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle; $10/adults, $5/ for seniors and students with ASB card (www.nwbball.com/).
MLK Day of Service
MON United Way links volunteers with a variety of volunteer projects for MLK Day at locations around King County. Call for information (206-461-3655 or volunteer.united-e-way.org/uwkc /user/events/one.tcl?Tpageno=1 &event_id=10295357845&init).
MLK Service Day
MON City Year Seattle/King County honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with community-service projects at Union Gospel Mission and Dearborn Park Elementary School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Seattle (206-219-5010 or www.cityyear.org).
Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., and Mahatma Gandhi
MON Tribute in music and readings from the writings and speeches of two great men of peace, 7-8:30 p.m., East West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-523-3726 or www.eastwestbookshop.com).
Celebration of a Dream
MON Tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., with performances by Show Brazil, the Sonny Byers Band, Bellevue Cheer Elite and Seattle Peace Chorus and Health Fair with representatives from nonprofit and public agencies in King County offering information on health and health services, noon-3 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
MON Help with community project to clear invasive plants, bring tools and gloves if you have them (some will be available), wear boots, kids welcome (under 18 needs adult's signature permission, ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by adult), work any time you can, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Cotton Hill Park, 110th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 98th Street, Kirkland (depts.washington.edu/mlkjr/).
City of Federal Way Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr., Day
MON Community-celebration event, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Decatur High School, 2800 S.W. 320th St., Federal Way (253-945-5326 or www.cityoffederalway.com).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: From Slavery, 2 Dreams, 2 Presidency
MON Celebrating King's dream with past-to-present tribute to African-American history with program and performances, 2-5 p.m., Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; free museum admission all day (888-238-4373 or washingtonhistory.org).
Seattle Theatre Group Inauguration Celebration
TUE Ceremony broadcast on the big screen, concessions and beverage service available, 7 a.m., Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; free admission (206-467-5510 or www.theparamount.com).
Yes We Can! An Inauguration Celebration
TUE Celebration brunch with students' poetry slam and viewing on big-screen televisions, 7:30 a. m., Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave., Seattle; $15, preregistration required (206-448-2001 or www.tomdouglas.com).
AM1090 Inauguration Brunch
TUE Brunch buffet with television viewing on 10 big screens, 8-11 a. m., 88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar, 315 Second Ave., Seattle; free admission, buffet $10.90, preregistration suggested (206-839-1300 or www.88keyseattle.com).
Celebration of Hope Inaugural Gala
TUE Celebration for the community with big-screen viewing, 8 a.m., Center House Theatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
TUE Live viewing of ceremony with music, spoken word and panel discussion. 8 a.m.-noon, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free, donations accepted (206-518-6000 or www.naamnw.org/calendar.html).
Inauguration at SPORT
TUE Live viewing of ceremony on television monitors and a special inauguration day breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Sport Restaurant & Bar, 140 Fourth Ave. N. (Fisher Plaza Building), Seattle; free admission (206-404-7767 or www.sportrestaurant.com).
Inauguration Viewing at City Hall
TUE Viewing at Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. 8:30-10 a.m., Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-684-8888 or www.seattle.gov/council).
Inauguration Day Viewing Party
TUE Watch on a big screen; coffee, tea and pastries available for purchase, doors open at 8:30 a.m., event 9 a.m.-noon; Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; free (206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org/">www.townhallseattle.org/).
Obama Inauguration Breakfast at the Bottleneck
TUE 8-10:30 a.m., Bottleneck Lounge, 2323 E. Madison St., Seattle (206-323-1098 or www.bottlenecklounge.com).
Seattle Public Library broadcast of the presidential inauguration
TUE Doors open at 8 a.m., Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).
West Seattle Democratic Women Inauguration Breakfast
TUE President-elect Obama's inauguration viewing on big screen, nonmembers welcome, 7-10 a.m., West Seattle Golf Club, 4470 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10-$12 (206-935-3216 or www.34dems.org/news_calendar.htm). 32nd District Democrats Inauguration Viewing Party
TUE Big-screen viewing, coffee and snacks available, 8-11 a.m., Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 First Ave. N.E., Shoreline; $10 suggested donation appreciated but not required (206-691-8537 or 32ld.snohomishdemocrats.org/).
A Community Celebration of a World Changing
TUE A tribute breakfast for the incoming president, performances including Mount Tahoma Choir, local presenters share stories on how everyone can be an agent of change, 7:30-10 a.m., Bates Technical College, 1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma (253-476-7012 or www.bates.ctc.edu).
Vashon Island Inauguration Party
TUE Viewing party, 7 a.m., Vashon Theatre, 17723 Vashon Highway S.W., Vashon Island; free (206-349-4400 or www.vashontheatre.com).
Tini Bigs Inauguration Celebration Party
TUE Inauguration celebration party, with "Throw the Shoe at Bush" contest, 4 p.m., Tini Bigs Lounge, 100 Denny Way, Seattle (206-284-0931 or www.tinibigs.com).
Obama Ball Seattle
TUE Includes a soul-food buffet dinner, Jay Thomas Big Band performs, 6-10 p.m., South Lake Union Naval Armory Building, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $22-$44 (206-510-4454 or www.obamaballseattle.com).
From Odetta to Obama: An Inauguration Day Gala Concert
TUE Big-screen rebroadcast of Obama's inauguration speech and gala concert featuring Ernestine Anderson, Chic Street Man, The Sound of the Northwest, performers from Seattle Opera's Young Artist Program, 6:30 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or www.townhallseattle.org).
West Seattle Democratic Women Inaguration Ball
TUE Inaugural dinner and gala, music for dancing by the West Seattle Big Band, dessert run, master of ceremonies State Sen. Joe McDermott, 6 p.m., The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; suggested donation $44, preregistration required (206-935-3216 or www.34dems.org/news_calendar.htm).
Comet Tavern Obama Inauguration Party
TUE Starting 6 p.m., Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., Seattle; free admission (206-322-9272 or www.myspace.com/thecomettavern).
Mount Baker Inaugural Ball
TUE Live music, dancing, all ages welcome, patriotic, presidential and period costumes encouraged, 7-10 p.m., Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle; suggested donation $10/person or $20/family (206-781-1238 or www.mountbaker.org).
Martin Luther King Jr., Celebration, University of Puget Sound
WED-FRI Personal reflection on America's progress in the civil-rights struggle with keynote speaker Harold Moss, former mayor of Tacoma, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Kilworth Memorial Chapel; viewing and discussion of film from the series "Race: The Power of an Illusion," 6 p.m. Thursday, Wheelock Student Center; open-mic performance by students, staff, faculty and community members on the theme of "Moving Beyond Tolerance," 1 p.m. Friday, Wheelock Student Center, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma; all events free (www.ups.edu/x1328.xml).
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