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University Circle Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 20, 2020 10:00AM —
Monday, January 20, 2020 7:00PM

Join Us!

Monday, January 20, 2020
10:00AM - 7:00PM

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in University Circle. Enjoy special programs and activities in honor of Dr. King throughout the week.

UCI will provide free shuttle buses on Monday, January 20 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to take visitors to the museums and organizations offering special activities.

Friday, January 17

Case Western Reserve University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation featuring Keynote Address by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
12:45-2:00 p.m.
FREE
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School and a leading authority on racial justice in America, will headline the 2020 MLK Convocation. Muhammad will share how “bias education”—race education—can help individuals and institutions reconcile the past within the present, and move towards greater equity, together.
https://case.edu/events/featured-events/martin-luther-king-jr-celebration

Monday, January 20

University Circle Inc.
The Rink at Wade Oval
Noon-7:00 p.m.
FREE
Receive FREE admission and skate rental to The Rink at Wade Oval during special open skate hours.
https://www.universitycircle.org/events/2019/12/06/the-rink-at-wade-oval

Center for Arts Inspired Learning
CAL Creators at The Inspiration Center
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$
MLK Jr. Day CAL Creators: Creating the Dream
CAL's daylong arts programming offered on select school holiday breaks engages students through themed projects in visual, performing, and digital arts.
https://arts-inspiredlearning.org/community-programs

Cleveland Botanical Garden
10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.
FREE
Cleveland Botanical Garden is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with free admission.
https://cbgarden.org/

Cleveland History Center
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE
As part of the national community service initiative on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, children and their families can explore the Cleveland History Center with free admission. Guests can get a sneak peek of upcoming exhibits, as well as access to crafts, self-guided scavenger hunts, and access to the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel. The Hay-McKinney Mansion will also be open for guests to enjoy the main floor and research library.
https://www.wrhs.org/events/martin-luther-king-jr-day/

The Cleveland Museum of Art
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through art, dance, theater, spoken word, and music. Enjoy art activities led by guest artist Van Monroe, Family Art Stories, gospel and jazz music by Hubb’s Groove, and a Martin Luther King & Black History Tribute featuring the young artists from the Cleveland Foundation’s Arts Mastery initiative. Learn more about the day here https://www.clevelandart.org/events/special-events/celebrating-dr.-martin-luther-king-jr.-through-words-and-images

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
FREE
Get ready for a great day of discovery! Talk with curators outside of their labs and see specimens that are not usually on display. Join the Shafran Planetarium for $1 mini shows and meet Cleveland’s neighborhood wildlife in special live animal presentations and be sure to visit Smead Discovery Center on the Museum's lower level.
https://www.cmnh.org/discoveryday

The Cleveland Orchestra (Severance Hall)
Noon-5:00 p.m.
FREE
12:15 p.m. Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
1:30 p.m. "400: An Afrikan Epic"
2:45 p,m, "400: An Afrikan Epic" - A Conversation
4:15 p.m. Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/1920-concerts-pdps/1920---tco-other-concerts/2020-01-20-mlk-community-open-house/?performanceNumber=26762

Cleveland Public Library
1:00-2:30 p.m.
FREE
John Jay High School Auditorium
The capstone event of Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary, the ceremony honors 150 Unsung Heroes of Cleveland who make a difference in their own neighborhoods, families, or libraries. Celebrate Drum Major for Change award winner Robert P. Madison. Keynote presentation by Akram Boutros, President, and CEO of MetroHealth. For more information visit https://150.cpl.org/cleveland-public-library-mlk-2020/

Mt. Zion Congregational Church
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
FREE
Rozel Threat Social Hall in Mt. Zion Congregational Church
Join a conversation on the movie "Just Mercy."
https://www.mtzioncleveland.com/

Please note moCa Cleveland is closed to the public through Thursday, January 30 as they install their winter exhibit premiering Friday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.

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