MLK Day events
TRAVERSE CITY — Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., Day at the State Theatre alongside a sell-out crowd.
This year, the theatre has come together with a handful of sponsors to present the music of King’s era with “Freedom Sounds,” a program headlined by nationally acclaimed folk singer and historian Ray Kamalay.
The performers will present their unique commentary on the struggle for civil rights during the show that starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday and is free to the public. The show will be a musical interlude during a day-long string of free movies relevant to the national holiday.
The free movies include “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 9 a.m., “King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis” at noon and “The Butler” at 8 p.m.
The event has been sold out for the past two years and organizers expect a healthy crowd again this year. They suggest those interested in attending reserve free tickets early by calling the State Theatre at 947-4800 or by stopping by the box office at 233 E. Front St.
Art at the Box
TRAVERSE CITY — Artist Kaye Krapohl will launch her latest gallery exhibit “Tasting the Land of Color” tonight with a reception at The Box, 425 Boardman Ave.
The show will feature new work from Krapohl, including paintings of still life, water and winter scenes. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. and is open to the public.
For more information about the show, visit www.theboxtc.com.
Snowshoe the art park
THOMPSONVILLE — Guided snowshoe tours of Michigan Legacy Art Park are being offered this winter.
Hikes last about 90 minutes and leave the Art Park trailhead on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 19-Feb. 23. The cost is $10 for adults; free for children 17 and younger with a paying adult. Participants should bring their own snowshoes, however limited rentals are available at Crystal Mountain Resort. Reservations are not required.
For details, call 378-4963 or visit www.michlegacyartpark.org. For snowshoe rental information, call 378-2000, ext. 7000.
‘Cabin Fever’ kid fun
KALKASKA — The Kalkaska Great Start Early Childhood Committee will host a “Cabin Fever” event for families with children ages birth to 8 years old.
The event will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. today at the Kalkaska County Library, 213 S. Brownson. Parents will learn tips and tricks to make the most out of reading aloud to their children. There also will be snow-themed arts and crafts, a winter snack and a free children’s book to take home.
Sea Shanty workshop
TRAVERSE CITY — Musician and sailor Tom Kastle will lead a sea shanty workshop and also give a concert in the sea shanty tradition on Saturday.
The workshop will be held from 4-6 p.m. The concert of maritime music and storytelling will be hosted from 7-9 p.m. Both events take place at the Edwin and Mary Brown Boat Shop at the Maritime Heritage Alliance, 13268 S. West Bay Shore Drive.
Workshop tickets are $10 each. Concert tickets also are $10 each. Combined workshop/concert tickets are $15. Tickets are available at the MHA and Oryana Natural Foods Market on East 10th Street. Proceeds support the MHA’s restoration work on the sloop Witchcraft. For details, call 946-2647 or visit www.maritimeheritagealliance.org.