MLK Day Events in Cleveland

by Michelle Dong

Today is Martin Luther King Day, and we HB students have a well-deserved day off. However, instead of staying home, take a look at these events happening around Cleveland. Go with your friends or family and have fun celebrating the day off to the fullest extent. All of these events are free!

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Why you should go:

  • You can…
  • SAVE MONEY! Admission is free! Planetarium tickets are also just $1 instead of $5.
  • participate in live demonstrations with scientists from Case Western
  • see special live animal presentations

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Why you should go:

  • You can…
  • donate hats, scarves, gloves, and other winter clothes to help those in need
  • learn about the women were important to hip-hop culture
  • learn how artists helped advocate the Civil Rights Movement with their music
  • participate in family activities such as making protest signs
  • and, of course, you can SAVE MONEY! Don’t worry about tickets; admission is free.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Why you should go:

  • You can…
  • try out mono-printing with Zygote Press and CMA artists
  • watch King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis and learn more about Dr. King’s life

36th annual MLK Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall (on Sunday, 1/15)

Why you should go:

  • You can…
  • listen to the Cleveland Orchestra play
  • enjoy MLK-inspired music played by professionals

*Note: free, but tickets are necessary.

Community Open House at Severance Hall

Why you should go:

  • You can…
  • listen to the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus and Youth Chorus
  • enjoy performances from the Cleveland Inner City Ballet
  • listen to jazz and blues music
  • enjoy music prepared by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
  • participate in family-friendly activities such as the “I Have a Dream” Wall