1. All weekend, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting their traditional (and excellent) tribute to MLK Jr., including a talk by legendary civil-rights activist Angela Davis and a performance by the jazzy José James. All of it’s free; check the website for details.
2. Over at Carolines, radio D.J. and comedian Cipha Sounds hosts a weekend of yuks in honor of the great man …
3. While on Sunday, at SOB’s, gifted lyricist Talib Kwali headlines a celebration honoring both MLK Jr. and Nelson Mandela.
4. On Monday, the Museum of the Moving Image screens The Negro and the American Promise, with a focus on Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, and Malcolm X.
5. While Film Forum screens King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis, made up entirely of news footage.
6. Kids can get into the action on Monday with a conversation about service, in the Lefferts Historic House at Prospect Park.
7. While the whole family can enjoy the special programming at the Museum at Eldridge Street, where they’ll be reading The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield, in honor of the day.
8. All weekend, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is paying tribute, from screening footage of the famous March on Washington, to storytelling about diversity.
9. While those looking to stretch their legs can head to Harlem for the Big Apple Walking Tour to explore the history of the area.