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.