31st Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Banquet

Members of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Board are hosting the awards banquet  5 p.m., Jan. 18 at the LaFontaine Bleue, 7514 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Md. 21061. Honorees include George Belt, Patricia Cole, Najiba Hlemi, M. Eve Hurwitz, Midshipman First Class Aaron Lewis, Alderman Marc Rodriguez, U.S.Rep C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, Vivian Spencer and Wandra Ashley Williams. General  admission $65 and VIP $100.  Entertainment includes the United State Navy Academy Gospel Choir.  Doors open at 5 p.m. for VIP and general admission.  RSVP to be counted.  Tickets may be purchased on line at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/31st-annual-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-awards-dinner-tickets-53386272779, or by contacting Arlene Jackson at [email protected]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

The Men’s Fellowship is hosting its MLK breakfast. Jason Newton, WBAL anchor will be the keynote speaker, 10 a.m., Jan. 19, at Providence Baptist Church, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information visit http://www.providencebaptistchurchinc.com/news.html.

Dedication Jazz Concert to honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jazz Pianist, Marcus Johnson will make an appearance at City Winery D.C., 1350 Okie Street, NE, Jan. 19 at 8.p.m. Proceeds from the City Wine Artist Series will benefit the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund in partnership with the Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. For event details and tickets contact Leonard DeShield at [email protected] or 202-630-8041.

Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream Weekend

Go celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy through fun, educational activities at Port Discovery Baltimore, Jan. 19-21. Come experience African-American history and heritage through interactive programs and performances designed to educate, inspire and help children understand the impact Martin Luther King Jr. made on America and the world. Learn from the African-American Quilters of Baltimore, take a step back in time during Living History performances featuring prominent African Americans and so much more! Educational activities are planned daily throughout the entire weekend. Check www.PortDiscovery.org  for a daily schedule.

19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade                  

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts are hosting the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, noon, Jan. 21. High school and community bands, honor color guards, equestrian units, fraternities and sororities, lively dance squads and civic organizations are participating. The parade steps off at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street. Spectators are invited to view the parade from along the route or near the reviewing stand at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Franklin Street.

MLK Dare to Dream Celebration

The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 21. The free event, sponsored by Bank of America, will feature performances by Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women of the Movie STEP, Chin-yer Wright, Kondwani Fidel and Grand Slam Poetry Champions DewMore Baltimore. Additional information and the program schedule can be found at www.avam.org.

Jazz  Concert at the  BMA

The Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society launches the New Year with a concert by the renowned Pat Martino and his Quintet, 5 p.m., Jan. 27, at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Individual tickets for the Pat Martino Quintet concert are $45 general admission and $43 for BMA members and seniors over 65. Tickets for students are $10 and can only be purchased on the day of the concert. Information is available at www.baltimorechamberjazz.org , on Facebook, or by calling (410) 385-5888.