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Martin Luther King Day 2014 in Lexington
Lexington’s comprehensive to do list and calendar guide for Martin Luther King Day 2014.
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Programming
Message Theater returns to the Lexington theater community with its first production. Presented in honor of Lexington’s King Holiday Celebration, it will be Jeff Stetson’s “The Meeting,” a play conceptualizing a fictitious meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The chance meeting takes place the night after the bombing of Malcolm’s house and the week before his fatal speech at the famed Audabon ballroom. Malcom X will be played by Patrick J. Mitchell and Keith Griffith will play Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The show will take place at and is being co-produced by The Central Branch of the Lexington Fayette County Public Library. This performance is free and open to the public Friday Jan. 17 and Saturday Jan. 18 at 2 pm and 7 pm and the Downtown Public Library. Limited seating is available.
Martin Luther King Jr Day Observances: Monday January 20, 2014
Unity Breakfast at 6:30 am, Heritage Hall West (tickets are $20/each). The Martin Luther King Jr Freedom March departs from downtown Lexington Center Heritage Hall on West Main at 10 am (lineup begins at 9 am).
10 am – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Freedom March, Departure from downtown Lexington Center Heritage Hall on West Main Street.
11 a.m. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration, Commemorative Program, featuring Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon– Lexington Center, Heritage Halls East and Center. Reagon founded, led and performed with the group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, for 30 years, retiring in early 2004. She performed her last concert with the ensemble on February 1, 2004. She was a 1989 MacArthur Foundation genius fellowship recipient.
The Carnegie Center on Second Street (12:30-3:30 PM) will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lunch provided by Whole Foods and a series of interactive family workshops, including drumming with Marcus Wilkerson, community poetry with Jude McPherson and Leigh Anne Hornfeldt, a reading and talk by George Ella Lyon, a group service project, and a showing of Dr. King’s inspirational speeches. This a FREE event that is open to the public.
One World Film presents Lee Daniels’ The Butler as part of Lexington’s Martin Luther King Jr holiday programming. Monday January 20, 2014, 2:30 pm. Free and open to the public.