January 16, 2014 | by Mariah Cooper
Several Martin Luther King events planned for region
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The Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Several local Martin Luther King Jr. memorial events are planned for the coming days.

Restore Together hosts its annual “Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast” at Willard Intercontinental Hotel (1401 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.), the hotel where King finished writing his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Saturday morning from 8-11:30 a.m. Admission is free.

AFI Silver Theatre (8633 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring, Md.) screens “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis,” a compilation of documentary footage of King from the Montgomery bus boycott to his assassination in Memphis, Monday at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free.

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church (9601 Cedar Ln., Bethesda, Md.) hosts an interfaith, multicultural celebration of Dr. King’s birthday Sunday at 3 p.m. The program includes a multicultural musical ensemble with excerpts from King’s writing and prayers and readings from world religions. Admission is free.

 The Mansion on O Street (2020 O St., N.W.) hosts “Martin Luther King Day Power Lunch” Monday from noon-3 p.m. Celebrate the life of Dr. King with a gourmet buffet lunch and deserts. After, explore the museum’s 100 rooms and 70 secret doors. Tickets are $45. To purchase, visit omansion.com/mlk.

The Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) and Georgetown University present “Let Freedom Ring,” a concert featuring the Let Freedom Ring Choir on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Monday at 6 p.m. Dionne Warwick is slated to perform. Admission is free but tickets are required and will be distributed the day of the event at 5 p.m.

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