Saturday, Jan. 15
MLK 2005 Celebration Services. 9-11am. Glide Church, 330 Ellis St., SF. 415-674-6000. www.glide.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. annual birthday celebration. Featuring a civil rights film, multicultural performances and more. Free. 5-8pm. 50 mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa. 707-546-0744.
Monday, Jan. 16
20th Annual San Francisco Bay Area MLK Labor & Community Breakfast. The Breakfast attendees always participate in the freedom march and rally. $50. 8am. San Francisco Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom, 333 O'Farrell St., SF. Kola Thomas/ Millard Larkin, II; 415-643-5121 / 510-409-1375. email@example.com. www.sfmlk.org.
The Rally And March - San Francisco. Join Thousands in the Freedom March from the San Francisco Caltrain Station (4th St. and Townsend St.) to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Two "Freedom Trains" available for transportation: BART "Freedom Trains" will arrive at Powell Street Station and CALTRAIN "Freedom Trains" from San Jose to San Francisco with stops at Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, and San Mateo. Free BART passes will be available to and from the event. Caltrain tickets $5. Call to find out when your train arrives. Celebration 12:30pm. Billy Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street at Larkin, SF. BART Info, 510-268-3777. Caltrain Info, 800-660-4287. http://www.sfmlk.org/7128.html. www.caltrain.com.
The M.L. King Good Neighbor Awards Breakfast. We do start the Breakfast program promptly in order to complete the program in time for folks to get down to the Diridon Station to board the Freedom Train. $30. 7am. Wyndham Hotel, 1350 North First St., San Jose. 408-881-5464.
Martin Luther King Day service. There will be activities, speakers and workshops for the entire family to enjoy. Those who'd like to help work on the mural are invited to work with Keba Konte inside the King-Garvey Co-op Community Center, 1/10. 8am-4pm. King-Garvey Co-op, 1680 Eddy Street, SF. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 9th Annual "Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." festivalCome celebrate the Holiday with poets 13-24 years old, their peers, and special guests: MC Ise Lyfe, DJ Funklor, members of the Young Artists At Work crew of Yerba Buena, and other special guests. Featuring past and current Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam Champions, and members of Spokes. $12. $5 youth/ seniors. 7pm. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard Street, @ 3rd St. SF. 415-978-ARTS. www.ybca.org.
Pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by assisting those less fortunate who are in need. After the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. festivities at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the MLK salute continues. Bay Area Star, now seen on CBS' Close to Home, Barry Shabaka-Henley will be on hand! Billy Dee Williams, Hill Harper and Rae Dawn Chong stars of the soon to be released movie "Constellation" are slated to attend the "Stars for Katrina fundraiser,"along with filmmaker, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, "Stars for Katrina" screening of the movie "Constellation" will benefit Bay Area families relocated by the Gulf Coast Hurricanes. $10. $5 student w/ ID. $15 after-party. 6pm. Metreon Action Theater, Fourth and Mission Streets, SF. 877.71-GROOVE. www.groovetickets.com.
A Day On, Not a Day Off! Community Awarness Day, with activities facilitated by the Youth Volunteer Corps, also featuring the Rosa Parks Commemorative March. For the whole family. Free. 10am-4pm. 1620 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. 707-546-0744.
"A King Celebration 2006," NPR's 12th annual musical tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be broadcast nationally on Monday, January 16. This year's celebration features the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), the combined Glee Clubs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, and a special NPR-commissioned arrangement of "We Shall Overcome." Additionally, the broadcast will pay tribute to the late civil-rights pioneer Rosa Parks, and the 1955 bus boycotts, initiated after her conviction for disobeying the city's segregation ordinance and led by Dr. King, then a young, up-and-coming preacher. The two-hour tribute will be available for live streaming and archived for one year on www.NPR.org.