Monday, January 21, 2013

What to Do Today: MLK Events, Writers Workshop, UnderCover’s ‘Blue’

by Kathleen Richards
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Happy Martin Luther King/Presidential Inauguration Day! Here are our top events:

1) KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free community event featuring SF State professor Dr. Wade Nobles, musical performances, and a meal from People’s Grocery. At McClymonds High School; 10 a.m.-noon, free.

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his I Have a Dream speech in Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963.

2) TREE PLANTING
Urban Releaf leads a day of planting trees in West Oakland. Meet at 27th and Market streets. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free.

3) WRITE TIME
Cultivate your writing at the Art Beat Writers’ Society’s weekly writing and performance workshop. At the 25th Street Collective. 7-9:30 p.m., $15 for drop-in.

4) INTERPRETIVE DREAM
Six ten-minute musicals will ponder the topic “I Have a Dream” as part of the Monday night PlayGround series at Berkeley Rep. 8 p.m., $15-$20.

5) REIMAGINING BLUE
Hear imaginative reinterpretations of Joni Mitchell’s seminal 1971 release Blue, including an electro-pop version of "A Case of You," a Tropicalia-style "All I Want," and a hip-hop symphony cover of "This Flight Tonight." At Freight & Salvage; 8 p.m., $22.50, $24.50

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