Rambling Rose: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr, Weekend

Hello everyone, “Baby it’s cold outside!” But that’s okay— it goes with the season. Dress warm and in layers and meet me at these upcoming events, I promise you it will warm you up.

Join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum to celebrate the MLK Day on Monday, January 15, 2018 with live performances, community discussions, films, and crafts that reflect on, and honor, the civil rights leader. The celebration includes the musical concert, “Man of Peace: The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” featuring choral presentations and spoken texts from Martin Luther King, Jr. set chamber music written by music composer Benny Russell and performed by Peabody’s Turned in Orchestra.

Other activities include MLK STEP Salute by the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women Step Team; Community Discussion Part II moderated by Dr. Harold Carter of New Shiloh Baptist Church, Freedom Square Quilting Party crafting quilt blocks honoring King and other Freedom fighters and so much more. For more information, call 443-263-1800.

“Second Fridays Kick-Off Party” will be held Friday, January 12 from 8-12 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 411 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson, Maryland hosted by Sister Brenda Pelzer. A lite buffet, cash bar, music and dancing are included with the fun. For more information, call 240-472-2370.


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DJ Mike Jones and his buddy Vanessa are doing it again with a “Mid-Day Cabaret Day Party” on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. at Diamondz Hall 9980 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland. It is BYOB and BYOF, free set ups and door prizes. The music will be provided by DJ Mike. Last year it was awesome. Check it out! For ticket information, call 443-525-5016.

The weekend continues with a dynamite, foot-stumping, shouting and waving of the hand gospel event featuring the renowned gospel group “Divine of Annapolis” celebrating their 25th anniversary on Sunday, January 14 starting at 4 p.m. at the Kingdom Celebration Center, 1350 Blair Drive in Odenton, Maryland. Bishop Antonio Palmer is the pastor. The program will include the legendary Cisrow Family, Remnant, Wings of Praise, the Christian Cavaliers, Evangelist Skipwith; Chevela & the Spiritual Voices and the Odyssey just to name a few. For ticket information, call 443-816-3006.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts is sponsoring the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, which will take place on Monday, January 15 starting at noon. The parade kicks off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street.

“Jazz Concert” hosted by Louis R. Tucker, St. James Brotherhood of St. Andrew featuring Carl Grubbs Quartet on Saturday, January 13 from 1-4 p.m. at St. James Parish Center,1020 W. Lafayette Avenue. For more information, call 410-523-4588.

St. John’s Lodge #5 is hosting a Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, January 13 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Saint James Episcopal Church Parish Center 1020 W. Lafayette Avenue in Baltimore. For more information, go to www.sj5MD.org Or you can call 443-384-7921.

The Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. Gamma Omicron Omega Chapter 4th Annual Black-Tie Gala will take place on Saturday, January 13 from 7 p.m. till 12 a.m. at the Forum Caterers on Primrose Avenue. Your ticket includes open bar, buffet and live entertainment by Panama Band with Issac Parham.

Well my dear friends, I think I have given you enough to keep you busy this weekend. So remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.