Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A list of events around the area

2005 King Classic

SAT High-school basketball tournament, girls' games Kentlake vs. Federal Way, Gig Harbor vs. Lincoln, Chief Sealth vs. Garfield; boys' games, Squalicum vs. Mount Rainier, Franklin vs. Bethel, Federal Way vs. Central Kitsap, and tribute to Dr. King featuring the Total Experience Gospel Choir, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, KeyArena, Seattle; $10 (206-628-0888).

Clover Park High School

SAT Music from many cultures and film footage of Dr. King's 1963 March on Washington, D.C., 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Clover Park High School Performing Arts Center, Lakewood; donations of food or clothing to benefit Caring for Kids suggested (253-589-2489).

Seattle Center

MON Concert for Peace with All-City Choir, MLK Youth Awards, reading of "I Have A Dream" speech, community art project to create "I Have A Dream" quilt, Celebration of Diversity music and dance from Irish, Middle Eastern, Japanese and African cultures, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Seattle Center House, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or

Third Place Commons

MON Interactive celebration of Dr. King in words and song featuring Gloria Burgess, noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-366-3302).

Seattle workshops, rally, march

MON Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee workshops including several geared toward youth, 9:30 a.m., rally with speakers and music, 11 a.m., march, noon Monday, Garfield High School, 400 23rd Ave., Seattle; free (206-812-4940).

King and Gandhi

MON Music and selective readings from the writings and speeches of Dr. King and Mahatma Gandhi and the universality of their idealism, 7:30 p.m. Monday, East West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-523-3726).

Washington Cathedral, Redmond

MON Inter-cultural potluck, 6 p.m.; service to honor Dr. King's sacrifices and accomplishments, featuring soloist Vanessa Love, 7 p.m. Monday, Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Redmond; free (425-869-5433 or

Federal Way

MON Community celebration with culturally diverse musical performances and speaker on the theme "The Small Actions of Many People," 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Decatur High School Performing Arts Center, 2800 SW 320th St., Federal Way (253-835-2402 or

Tacoma Dome

MON Continental breakfast, 10:30 a.m., celebration with speakers and music, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, Tacoma; free admission, free parking (253-572-3663 or

University of Puget Sound

MON Keynote speaker the Rev. Patrinell Wright, founder and director of Total Experience Gospel Choir and co-founder and pastor of Oneness Christian Center, and music by Gospel Chorus of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7 p.m. Monday, Kilworth Chapel, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma; free (253-879-3555).

Highline Community College

TUES-JAN. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Week display in the Student Union Building all week; keynote address and "Integration vs. Separation" debate, 10 a.m. Tuesday; "Understanding Race" film and discussion, 9 and 10 a.m. Wednesday; "Opening Doors in the Healthcare System" lecture, noon Wednesday; "MLK: Putting His Words Into Action" interactive workshop, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday; King County Councilman Larry Gossett lecture, "Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System," 11 a.m., followed by panel discussion, noon Jan. 20; musical celebration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 21, Highline Community College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines (206-878-3710, Ext. 3256 or