Last Friday, we gave all you lucky ducks who don’t have work today some ideas about what you can do to celebrate MLK Day.
To recap, there are choral options galore:
- At the John Phillips Sousa Middle School in Southeast, students sing, dance, and recite excerpts of King’s speeches at the “In Celebration of MLK: Lift Every Voice and Sing” concert at 1 p.m.
- Gospel group Men of Valor, saxophonist Brian Lenair, and keyboardist Marcus Johnson all perform at Strathmore’s MLK Birthday and Tribute Celebration at 4 p.m.
- Legendary Grammy-winning vocalist Patti LaBelle and the Let Freedom Ring choir perform at the Kennedy Center’s MLK tribute concert at 6 p.m.
- The National Cathedral hosts the King Across the Ages concert, featuring the African Heritage Dancers & Drummers, the Children’s Chorus of Washington, the Urban Nation H.I.P. H.O.P. Choir, and more at 2 p.m.
If you’re looking for something a bit less reverential to do with your day, those options are available too. Brightest Young Things is hosting a happy hour with $5 drink specials and DJ Philippe of Fatback starting at 7 p.m. at the Black Cat. And retailers love throwing holiday sales: all the merchandise at indie music store Smash Records is 10 percent off today.
Photo: Brightest Young Things