5 things to do in NEO: MLK Day events and Harriet Tubman children's play

Brandi Langford-Sherrill stars in "Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground" at the Goodyear Theater in Akron.
Brandi Langford-Sherrill stars in "Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground" at the Goodyear Theater in Akron. [The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations include free admission to many Northeast Ohio museums, while the day before, Harriet Tubman's story comes to life in Akron. Here are five artistic avenues to wander down during the MLK holiday week.

"Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta' the Underground"

The life of American abolitionist Harriet Tubman takes the stage in the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati production "Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta' the Underground." Brandi Langford-Sherrill stars in the family show at the Goodyear Theater in Akron Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m.

"Hear Our Voices"

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage opens to the public for free self-guided tours with registration during the MLK Day celebration, "Hear Our Voices."  Online programs are also available with free registration, including interactive family events, a keynote speaker and a "Stop the Hate" essay-writing workshop.

2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

The Cleveland Orchestra has postponed its annual MLK Free Community Day to June 4 due to the pandemic. In lieu of that, the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert is presented online for free via the orchestra's Adella app and Adella.live Jan. 17 through Feb. 28.

Rock Hall MLK Day

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opens for free admission for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The day includes self-guided tours, a performance by resident rocker Marcus Smith and screenings of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech.

CMA MLK Day

The Cleveland Museum of Art offers free admission to the exhibition "Picturing Motherhood Now" on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Other activities revolve around the theme "It Starts with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community."

Please check ahead with venues for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 updates and policies.

 

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