Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in University Circle

January 19th - January 24th, 2014

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in University Circle!

Beginning January 19 and running throughout the week, many of University Circle's museums and institutions will offer free or discounted admission, and special activities to commemorate Dr. King. 

On Monday, January 20, Univeristy Circle Inc. will provide a FREE shuttle bus to take visitors to the participating organizations in University Circle. The shuttle will run from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

The shuttle will stop at the following locations:
- Western Reserve Historical Society
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Cleveland Botanical Garden
- Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
- Children's Museum of Cleveland
- Severance Hall (The Cleveland Orchestra)
- MOCA Cleveland

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

Church of the Covenant
A Tribute to the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, January 19
10:00 a.m.
FREE Admission
The Church of the Covenant welcomes bass-baritone Robert Cantrell and soprano Kelli Young, voice faculty from the Baltimore School for the Arts, and the Cleveland School of the Arts’ R. Nathaniel Dett Concert Choir, Dr. William Woods, director, to the 10 am service of worship presenting Alice Parker's A Sermon from the Mountain, based on the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. After a brief reception following worship, Mr. Tony Sias, Artistic Director of the Cleveland School of the Arts, will speak.
www.covenantweb.org

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis
Sunday, January 19
7:15 p.m.
$
The film, produced by Ely Landau and recently restored to its long unseen, complete and uncut 185-minute version, uses extensive archival news footage to paint a sweeping, detailed picture of the years 1955 to 1968. The movie includes some complete speeches by Dr. King, as well as stirring testimonials by movie stars of the era (Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, et al.).
www.cia.edu

The Music Settlement
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Recital
Sunday, January 19
3:00-4:30 p.m.
For more information on this special concert, call The Music Settlement at 216-421-5806.
www.thecmss.org

University Circle Inc.
The Rink at Wade Oval
Monday, January 20
Noon-5:00 p.m.
Free Admission; $3 Skate Rentals
The Rink at Wade Oval will be open special hours in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Stop by and find out what makes The Rink one of the most popular locations in the city!
www.universitycircle.org 

Children's Museum of Cleveland
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Half-Price Admission ($4)
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with your community at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland. The museum will be honoring Dr. King with a special “I Have a Dream” Cloud Collage that visitors can add to from 11:00am- 4:00pm.  Children can write or draw their dream for a better world on special cloud paper then add it to the Cloud collage.  Also, enjoy SANDstruction and the museum's 3 permanent exhibits; Big Red Barn, Bridges to Our Community and Splish! Splash!
www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

Cleveland Botanical Garden
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
From 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Garden will have a special program where children will learn about seeds and plants important to African American Culture. The kids will then use the seeds and plants to make a craft. 
www.cbgarden.org

Cleveland Museum of Art
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in a day filled with activities honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Enjoy hands-on family art projects, gallery activities, Art Stories, the museum’s Art Cart, and live performances in the atrium.
www.clevelandart.org

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Winter Discovery Day
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
The Museum will host a variety of exciting programs during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
- Meet their curators and see specimens from their collections
- Activities and demonstrations with scientists and students from Case Western Reserve University
- Mini shows in the Shafran Planetarium - just $1 per person
- Visit our new exhibit Nature’s Mating Games: Beyond the Birds and the Bees, $3 for members and $5 for non-members.
(Recommended for those 13 & older.)
- Hands-on activities in the Smead Discovery Center
- Live animal shows
- Movies in Murch Auditorium
- Information from Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
www.cmnh.org 

Cleveland Orchestra
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Open House
Monday, January 20
Noon-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Severance Hall joins the city-wide celebration of Dr. King’s life with an open house offering instrumental, vocal, and dance performances.  Spend the day or spend an hour at Severance Hall, during this free day of music featuring performances by community musical ensembles and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
www.clevelandorchestra.com

Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemorative Celebration: Drum Major for Change
Monday, January 20
1:00 p.m.
Free Admission
The Cleveland Public Library honors Dr. King’s life and legacy at our annual commemorative celebration. Distinguished guests include keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Blanton Harper, Jr. of the New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, the Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Distinguished Gentlemen of the Spoken Word, and the Cleveland Municipal School District’s All City Arts Drumline. All are welcome to join the celebration. A community reception follows the event.
www.cpl.org

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Honor the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at our annual free admission day.  The celebration begins at 11:30am with The Honorable Louis Stokes, U.S. Congressman from Ohio (retired).  He will be interviewed by The Plain Dealer's Brent Larkin with a Q & A session to follow.  At 2pm follow us next door to The Temple-Tifereth Israel for a performance of A Conversation Among Icons: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Gandhi.  The one-act play portrays the conversations that ensue when Dr. King is visited by Rosa Parks and Gandhi in prison.  Guided tours of our permanent collections - An American Story and The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery - and our special exhibition, TRAITOR! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied: The Dreyfus Affair, will be available throughout the day.
www.maltzmuseum.org

MOCA Cleveland
MLK Day at MOCA
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Spend your day off engaging with the exhibitions on view while exploring Cleveland’s newest cultural icon. Special activities programmed for this day include community mobile making, fabric weaving, video projections, ArtSquad crafts, and guided tours at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. 
www.mocacleveland.org

Western Reserve Historical Society
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Guests can tour the exhibits, get a preview of the carousel, enjoy a hands-on kids activity, and shop great deals in themuseum store. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking will be $8. For a full description of the activities, download the PDF on the right-hand side of the page.
www.wrhs.org

Case Western Reserve University
Film Screening and Discussion - Lee Daniels' The Butler
Tuesday, January 21
6:00 p.m.
Wolstein Building Auditorium (2103 Cornell Road)
Free Admission
A 2013 American historical fiction drama film directed by Lee Daniels is loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler to eight presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.  A discussion will follow the screening.  This event – part of the 2014 Martin Luther King Week programming –  is co-sponsored by The Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity.

Case Western Reserve University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation featuring Washington Post reporter and author of The Butler: A Witness to History, Wil Haygood
Friday, January 24
12:30 p.m.
Amasa Stone Chapel (10940 Euclid Avenue)
Free Admission 
For more information, go to www.case.edu/events/mlk

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