7 a.m.: Holiday breakfast presented by General Mills Foundation and United Negro College Fund, Ballroom A, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S. Theme is "Civil and Right: Are You Living the Dream?" Featuring Voices of Culture and Shiloh Gospel Choir. Keynote speaker is Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Retiring judges Alan Page and Michael Davis will be honored. This event is sold out, but will be broadcast live at 8 a.m. on Twin Cities Public Television and streamed online at www.tpt.org. Many smaller metro communities also are holding holiday breakfasts in King's honor.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Family celebration at Powderhorn Park Community Center, 3400 15th Av. S. Activities will focus on King, tolerance, friendship and creating neighborhood hope. Entertainment features Aztec dancers, a youth choir, West African drumming, hip-hop and a civil rights Internet scavenger hunt. For more information, go to minneapolisparks.org.
1 p.m.: "Race, Rap & Reality" convocation at Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College. Keynote speaker Chuck D. Performances by Madiba, Dahlia Jones, Malick Ceesay, Truth Maze and DJ Francisco. Host is student body president Duina Hernandez. For more information, go to facebook.com/events/438914972966915.
6:30 p.m.: Celebration, Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Av. S. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will present the annual MLK Award at an event that will include speakers, music and other performances.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Celebration, Ordway Center, 345 Washington St. Annual program presented by the Governor's Council. Music by Jamar Esaw & Triad4Christ and dance by Bomba Umoya. Keynote speaker will be Talila Lewis, founder of Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD).
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Day of events at Luther Seminary, Olson Campus Center, 1490 Fulham St. Keynote speaker Nekima Levy-Pounds, professor of law at the University of St. Thomas and president of the Minneapolis NAACP. At 11 a.m., a worship service will be led by Rev. Paul Slack, president of ISAIAH's Minnesota chapter and pastor at New Creation Church in Minneapolis. At 1 p.m., there will be a panel discussion on "How Do We Lift Every Voice?" A free lunch will be provided.