Things to Do in Lincoln Park and Old Town on Monday

By Tanveer Ali on January 20, 2014 6:38am 

 The Chicago History Museum is hosting a number of events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Chicago History Museum is hosting a number of events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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LINCOLN PARK — Festivities honoring the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are among the things happening Monday in the neighborhood.

The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. at 10 a.m.

Writers Theatre's 45-minute play "The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights" will have a free performance open to the public at the museum. The event will also feature a spoken word performance by Writers Theatre Youth Council Member Ireon Roach and a post-show community discussion. The play is a one-woman show that follows a student (played by Caren Blackmore) researching the American Civil Rights Movement.

Other events at the museum commemorating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. include storytelling sessions for children and a reenactment of the "I Have a Dream" speech.

Keith Relief Benefit Concert featuring Lee Brice at Joe's Bar on Weed St., 940 W. Weed St. at 6:30 p.m.

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is hosting a charity concert featuring country music star Lee Brice. Proceeds will benefit Keith Relief and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Brice goes on stage from 8:30-10 p.m. Silent and live auctions will be held throughout the night. Tickets priced between $60 to $250 have sold out, but keep your eyes peeled on resale sites like StubHub.

Music and Movement with Tara and Lily at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, 11 a.m.

For the kids, the peppy guitar duo Lily and Tara will aim to make youngsters smile. The event's free with admission to the nature museum.

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