Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Many of us are enjoying a long weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. So let's take time to recognize the man whose civil rights efforts made so much of an impact. This weekend there are events celebrating King's life and work going on all across the city. Here are three you might want to check out:

The Black, White & Brown Unity Comedy Show When: Friday, January 18, 8:00 11:00 pm. Doors open at 8 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm. Where: The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave, Grand Rapids, MI

This diverse comedy show will celebrate the life of Dr. King by bringing black, white, and Hispanic comedians together on one stage. Tickets $7.

Celebrate the Dream When: Monday, January 21, at 11:00 am Where: Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr's tireless advocacy for peace and equality, the Grand Rapids Public Library will be celebrating with readings of family-friendly books about individuality and imagination. Stop by with the kids and listen to the books I Have a Dream by Dr. King,Martins Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, and The Crayon that Talked by Shane DeRolf, make an origami paper crane or decorate a paper dove to celebrate peace. This event is free and open to the public.

27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Inherit the Dream" Commemoration Program (ASL interpreted) When:Monday, January 21, 2013 from 6:30 8:30 pm Where: Grand Rapids Community College, Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse, 111 Lyon Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI

This annual program sponsored by Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Davenport University is meant to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Come together for a community-wide celebration to honor the great contributions and sacrifices of Dr. King and to ask yourself, what have I done to make Dr. Kings dream a reality? Event is free and open to the public.

How will you be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. day?