9 fun things for the MLK Weekend

(Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - It’s going to be a long weekend for many to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader. Plus Mardi Gras. Plus concerts. It’s going to be a great weekend.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

Texas Music Friendly: A Celebration Event

6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Marshall has become a Certified Texas Music Friendly Community and the are celebrating with a dinner and concert featuring Jake Williams, Wes Jeans with Pepper Holt and Trace Ellington.

Location - Marshall Convention Center, 2501 East End Blvd.

20th Annual African American Voice Program: An Evening of Performance with Special Moments for Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

This program will feature a candlelit ceremony, a musical medley performed by Beverly Webb, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Pledge to Service Cards, and a message delivered by Dr. James A. Morris. Plus a sneak peek at the new exhibition.

Location - Regional Arts Center, 321 West 4th St., Texarkana

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

Krewe of Sobek Parade

1 p.m.

The Queensborough neighborhood hosts this first major Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport as “Sobek Travels the World”

Location - Starts at the State Fair of Louisiana and travels along Mertis Avenue, Lakeshore Drive, Missouri Avenue and Greenwood Road

For more Mardi Gras events, click here.

Piney Woods Jamboree

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

See a Branson-style show filled local talent and musical artists.

Location - Frank Anthony Community Activity Center, 501 W. Church St., Springhill, La

Music in the Round Ladies Night

7:30 p.m.

Arkansas Country Music Awards winner Mae Estes hosts an album release party along with a few of the album co-writers.

Location - 116 South Washington, Magnolia, Ark

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

Shreveport Symphony: The Noel Foundation, Inc. Chambers Music Series

3 p.m.

Listen to Mozart’s Requiem performed by a string sextet from the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

Location - Anderson Auditorium at Centenary College, 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport

Nephew Tommy

7:30pm

Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles of the Steve Harvey Morning Show comes to town for a night of laughs.

Location - Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

MONDAY, JANUARY 16

Krewe of Harambee Mardi Gras MLK Day Parade

1 p.m.

Celebrate the historic day with a parade that honors Dr. King and Mardi Gras.

Location - Downtown Shreveport

See more events remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. here.

Open Studio Painting Pallet

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Use your creative juices and paint something new. There are several canvas sizes to choose from for a fee.

Location - 116 South Washington, Magnolia, Ark

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.