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Celebrate the MLK holiday with poetry and song


A Multicultural Celebration

Mon Noon. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 115 W. Seventh St.

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Poets Anthony Abbott and members of the Davidson College poet consortium “FreeWord,” as well as African-American poet and speaker Cedric Tillman, will present a program of poems with civil and human rights themes. The program will also include songs performed by two duos of singers and instrumentalists.


NuVoices Festival

Fri-Sun Various times. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St.

This festival is a series of staged readings of new plays, with support from the Knight Foundation and created to encourage emerging playwrights. The audience will get a chance to vote on the plays, and one will be presented in a full production in the fall. If you’ve donated to Actor’s Theatre in the past, it’s free to attend. Use the form on the website to make a reservation. If you haven’t donated before, you’re welcome to attend for free or to make a donation at the door.


Language Conversation Hours

Various days. International House, 1817 Central Ave., Room 202.

Whether you’re just learning a language or you’re fluent, the International House welcomes you to participate in free language conversation hours. Sessions are appropriate for all levels and include Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and German. There are even sessions for those learning English. All ages are welcome.



Sun 4 p.m. Steinway Piano Gallery, 7030 Smith Corners Blvd.

Steinway Piano Gallery is presenting free, family-friendly piano concerts throughout the year. Each last about an hour. This Sunday’s concert features David Brooks, a faculty member at Wingate University, performing works by American composers George Antheil and Frederic Rzewski, Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera and his own work, Escherisms.


Miami University of Ohio Glee Club

Tue 8 p.m. Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place.

The Glee Club is one of the oldest in the nation, founded in 1907. It includes more than 100 singers and performs everything from Gregorian chants and Renaissance motets to modern popular music, folk songs and spirituals.