Plays, vigil and other events honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 19, 2014 9:40PM
Updated: January 19, 2014 11:01PM
Monday events commemorating the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.:
◆ The DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., is hosting a rendition of famed play, “The Meeting,” about a fictional meeting between Malcolm X and King. The event, produced by Congo Square Theatre Company, is at 12:30 p.m. While there, take a spin through the multimedia display of “Fifty Years Forward,” an exhibit detailing the 50th anniversary of several significant events in the nation’s move toward civil rights.
◆ The Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier is hosting the play, “What Does it Mean, Dr., King?” This age-appropriate rendition is perfect for children. Showtimes are 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
◆ Warren Washington, a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner, will speak at a candlelight vigil on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus at 7 p.m. at the Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Campus Dr.
◆ The Chicago Sinfonietta is hosting a concert showcasing the North American premiere of a multimedia work by Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis, a k a JacobTV, called “Mountain Top.” Inspired by “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top,” one of King’s famous speeches, the multimedia performance mixes video and audio of the speech with live orchestral and choral music. The event is at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
Adrienne Samuels Gibbs