Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
Photo by New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer Dick DeMarsico, United States Library of Congress.
MLK Festival @ Margaret T. Hance Park
Once a year we celebrate the man with the most famous dream in the history of our country. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work changed the face of the country forever using nonviolent activism and peaceful protests.
Following a march from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1401 East Jefferson Street, thousands will gather at Margaret T. Hance Park on Monday, January 20, for a celebration of the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King's life and work will be remembered though performances from local singers, spoken word artists, rappers, dancers, and more. The event will also include vendors, food and a health fair.
See also: 7 Free Fitness Events in Metro Phoenix
Gates open at 10 a.m. for the Martin Luther King Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 North Third Street. The event ends at 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.arizonamlk.wix.com/azmlk2014 or call 602-534-2406. -- Lauren Saria
Center for Meteorite Studies Collection @ Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV
So you got a rock on your finger? Big deal. This season we're skipping the engagement photos and looking at the big picture: outer space. Home to the largest university-based meteorite collection in the world, the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University is a source of new and insightful findings for both academics and the general public. Here at this showcase of space debris, visitors can view acquired samples and learn about the Center's advanced conservation efforts, the origins of meteorites, and, in turn, the formation of our planetary systems.
The Center for Meteorite Studies Collection is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of the ASU Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4), 781 East Terrace Road in Tempe. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.meteorites.asu.edu or call 480-965-6511. -- Katie Johnson
1134 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
781 E. Terrace Rd, Tempe, AZ
5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ
9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, AZ