Jan 11, 2024 - Things to Do

Things to do in Richmond for MLK Day weekend

Photo illustration of  Dr Martin Luther King Jr speaking before a crowd of 25,000 in Selma, and leading marchers as they begin the march from Selma to Montgomery

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photos: Stephen F. Somerstein/Getty Images

Monday is MLK Day, and locals can find events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. all weekend.

  • Some highlights:

ğŸŽ¶ The Richmond Symphony will play an all-ages musical tribute to MLK Sunday at 3pm at Carpenter Theatre. Tickets start at $15

🤝 The Black History Museum of Virginia will have its annual teen-focused MLK Community Day, Monday 1-4pm at the Jackson War Museum.

🕯️ VCU is hosting a series of events, including a silent vigil march on Monday from the Art Depot on Broad Street to Monroe Park. Next Thursday, the school will host a discussion and celebration of MLK at ICA, from 5-8pm. Both events are free.

Bonus picks: 📚 If you're looking for something new to read, hit up Hatch Local Food Hall in Manchester Saturday, from noon-2pm, for a book swap.

  • Bring some books to trade and stay for lunch. Happy hour specials will be in effect.

👗 If you want to update your look, check out Castor Pollux, a new MOD vintage store in town celebrating its grand opening Saturday at noon.

  • The store is downtown at 16 N. Eighth St., a few doors down from Sefton Coffee.
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