2013 Black History Month Events
Peace Learning Center
MLK Community Festival
January 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W. 42nd. Street
Free. Lunch is included
IUPUI Black Student Union
MLK Celebration Dinner
January 20, 6 p.m.
Indiana Roof Ballroom
Keynote speaker: Bobby Seale who helped to found the Black Panther Party
Indiana History Center
MLK Jr. Day Celebration
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Live coverage of the Presidential inauguration
12:30 to 5 p.m. Music, dance performances and activities
White River State Park
MLK Holiday Celebration
Bring a can of food to donate and receive free admission to all park attractions, including the Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, IMAX Theater and NCAA Hall of Champions.
Madame Walker Theatre Center
9:30 a.m. Free community breakfast at the Indianapolis Urban League
10:30 a.m. Freedom Walk from the Urban League to Madame Walker Theatre Center
11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. "The Dream Realized", live coverage of the Presidential inauguration
Indianapolis Museum of Art
January 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free arts and craft activities
IMA Galleries & Pulliam Family Great Hall
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Special activities celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rhythm! Discovery Center
January 21, 11 a.m.
Free MLK Day presentation
110 W. Washington Street
IPS Crispus Attucks Museum January 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. Free MLK exhibit "The Man and the Movement" and the showing of a rarely-seen video documentary 317-226-2435
Indiana Historical Society
Black History Challenge
Now – February 28
Take the quiz, online, about Hoosier African American sports heroes for a chance to win prizes. Players who get all 10 questions right will be entered to win a Family Fun Pack grand prize including four lower-level tickets to the Indiana Pacers home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 15, where the Challenge winner will be recognized at half time. The grand prize winner also receives an overnight stay at the J.W. Marriott, a $50 gift certificate to The Capital Grille, four tickets to the Indiana State Museum, four tickets to The Children's Museum and a household membership to the Indiana Historical Society. All participants will receive two tickets to the Indiana Experience, and 30 lucky players will win four tickets to see the Indianapolis Indians.
Butler University Distinguished Speaker Series
Common - Grammy Award winning artist, actor and author
January 24, 7:30 p.m.
Clowes Memorial Hall
Free event but tickets are required. Get tickets at the Clowes Hall Box Office on Butler University's campus or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Celebration of Black History Concert
February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Hilbert Circle Theatre
Concert is free but general admission tickets are required.
Indiana Repertory Theatre
"Jackie and Me" adapted by Steven Dietz
Now – February 16
Harrison Center for the Arts
A group show highlighting the work of African American artists in Indianapolis. Now – February 22 "Black Light" Artist Reception February 1, 6-9 pm Free admission
Meet the Artists Gala Reception
February 9, 5:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
40 E. St. Clair Street
Art & Soul - A Celebration of African-American Art & Artists in Indiana
All Throughout February
Children's Museum Target Free Family Night Black History Month Celebration February 7
Madame Walker Theatre "The Madame Walker Story" Throughout February 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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