You’re off school on Monday because of the holiday marking the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. (He was born on January 15, 1929, but the holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of January. ) There are a number of events to help kids understand King’s importance. Here are a few:
Where: Smithsonian Museum of American History, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW.
What: Actor Xavier Carnegie performs parts of some of King’s most memorable speeches in a performance that also includes photographs and audio recordings.
When: Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m.,
1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.
For more information: Your parents can go to www.americanhistory.si.edu/events or call 202-633-1000.
Where: Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore
What: There will be student speeches, dance performances and arts and crafts.
When: Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information: Your parents can go online to www.thewalters.org or call 410-547-9000.
Where: AFI Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring.
What: A documentary movie that tells the story of King’s life, best for age 10 and older.
When: Monday at 1 p.m.
Cost: Free. Tickets can be picked up at the box office Monday. Limit four per person.
For more information: Your parents can go online to www.afi.com/silver or call 301-495-6720.