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Things to do: Martin Luther King Jr. events and jazz

Check out these events in the area.

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The former Club Saratoga Jazz Quartet will perform live, trackside in the Train Museum, from 3-6 pm. every Saturday through April, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Admission: $6 and includes a $2 off coupon good for discounts on all concessions including the cash bar. Soda, coffee and hot cocoa are free.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events include:

  • Community Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, virtual via Zoom. Details for this event can be found at duluthnaacp.org/mlk, facebook.com/duluthnaacp or instagram.com/duluthnaacp.
  • Dr. King’s Words into Actions: Black Empowerment Across the Generations, 11 a.m.-noon Monday, Jan. 17, virtual via Zoom. The Duluth NAACP hosts a viewing of the documentary “Dr. King’s Words into Actions: Black Empowerment Across the Generations.” In this 20-minute documentary, conversations will be held between two generations of Duluth residents where they discuss their perspectives on quotes from King on a variety of topics such as voting rights, economic justice, criminal justice, health and environmental equity, education and engagement of young adults. The viewing will be followed immediately by a call to action from committee chairs of the Duluth Branch of the NAACP. Details for this event can be found at Duluthnaacp.org , facebook.com/duluthnaacp or instagram.com/duluthnaacp .

Screening of the feature-length documentary film, "Freshwater," about the importance of protecting freshwater from the threat of climate change, offered Feb. 19, NorShor Theatre , 211 E. Superior St., Duluth. Presented by 515 Productions , Planchon’s video production business, all proceeds from this public event will benefit the Large Lakes Observatory. Tickets: $25. For event details and to watch the Emmy award-winning trailer, go to 515productions.com/freshwater .

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