MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
2014 MLK Lecture — 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 S. High St., Akron. Bill Diggs, president of the Mourning Family Foundation, will present the lecture Dr. King’s Economic Agenda: Is It Still Relevant Today? Free. 330-643-9090, www.akronlibrary.org.
Case Western Reserve University’s 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation — 12:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Amasa Stone Chapel, Case Western, 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Washington Post reporter and author Wil Haygood (The Butler: A Witness to History) headlines this year’s MLK convocation. Free. More information at www.cwru.edu/events/mlk/.
Cleveland Orchestra Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert — 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Featuring the Cleveland Orchestra, Chelsea Tipton, conductor, Lev Mamuya, cello, MLKing Jr. Celebration Chorus. William Henry Caldwell, director and conductor. The concert is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.
Cleveland Orchestra Martin Luther King Jr. Community Open House — Noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 20 at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Free. For more information, call 216-231-1111 or go to www.cleveland orchestra.com.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Activities Fair and Concert — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 in the University of Akron’s Student Union Ballroom. Community and student organizations will provide activities and information that emphasize nonviolence, civic responsibility, respect for differences and the importance of education. Free. For more information, email email@example.com.
Kent State’s 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration — 2 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Kent Student Ball Room, Kent State University. Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, Kent State University’s President’s Ambassador, will be the keynote speaker. Free. More information at www.kent.edu/diversity/mlk-resources.cfm.