Community Calendar: 1/12-1/18

January 12

The Color Purple, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Times vary. Tickets: www.attpac.org. 

Just Mercy Movie Watch, host No. Dallas Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Studio Movie Grill, 13933 N. 75 Expy. 2 pm. Tickets: dstndsa.org.

“Dramapalooza,” Granville Arts Center, 300 N Fifth Street, Garland.  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. No Tickets needed.

A Musical Celebration to honor Dr. Oscar Williams, host TBAAL, Clarence Muse Cafe, 1309 Canton St. 7 pm. Ticketmaster.com.

January 13

Black State of Emergency-Standing up for Black Lives, Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 501 W. Felix St. Ft. Worth. 4 pm-7 pm. Info: info@thengan.com.

FEDDs Postcard Party, host, Funky East Dallas Democrats, Matts Rancho Martinez, 1904 Skillman St. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.

Soros Only Founders Day Celebration, host,  Southwest Dallas County Alumnae Chapter of DST, Inc. Forever Swing Dallas Event Venue, 2021 N. Hampton Rd. #175, DeSoto. 7 pm-9 pm. Tickets: swdcadeltas.net.

Start-up Success for New Entrepreneurs, Business Lounge Dallas, 13740 Midway Rd. #528. 7-9 pm. Tickets: Eventbrite.com.

Just Mercy, host, DFW Open Caption Movies, 8301 Ederville Rd. Ft. Worth. 7:15 pm. Tickets: amctheaters.com.

January 14-20

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, Dr. MLK, Jr. Community Center, 2922 Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd. 8-11:30 am. For more Details: 214-670-8418.

January 14

Cafe Con Nosotros, host IHCC, 8:30-9:30 pm. RSVP: https://irvinghcctx.chambermaster.com/ 

Free Skill Quest Career Readiness, Dr. MLK, Jr. Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Info: 214-879-9950. 9 am-11 am.

Equity Symposium, 38th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hosted by the City of Dallas, Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd. 9 am-3 pm.

Free Legal Aid, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, 1515 Main St. 4 pm.  Info: 214-748-1159.

St. Philips Admission Open House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. 5:30 pm. Register: stphilips1600.org.

Police District 1 Listening Session, host Chad West, Tyler Street Church, 927 W. 10th St. 6-8 pm.

January 15

Wreath Laying Ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin  Luther King, Jr. Community Center,  2922 Dr. MLK. Jr. Blvd. 12 noon. 

Wednesday Night Worship, Speaker: Rev. Michael Fisher Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church,1819 N. Washington Ave. 7-8 pm.

January 16-February 2

“The Rat Pack Lounge,” Granville Arts Center, 300 N Fifth Street, Garland. 7:30-9:30 pm. Tickets: sa1.seatadvisor.com.

January 16

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Workforce Opportunity Fair, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St. 11 am-3 pm. 

Spotlighting The Cliff Annual Awards & VIP Reception, hosted by Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, emceed by Rep. Yvonne Davis, The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, Dallas 5:30-8 pm. Info: Philando Cooks, 214-943-4567 x202.

Ribbon Cutting State Re. Jessica Gonzalez, host Oak Cliff Chamber, 400 S Zang Blvd. #1214. 5:30-8:30 pm. Info: Zanir Ali, 469-826-3291.

DPD Listening w/Chief Hall & Councilman Atkins, Public Library Highland Hills, 6200 Bonnieview Rd. 6-8 pm.

2020 Festival of Laughs, The Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Pl. 7-9 pm.  Tickets: AXS.com

January 17

2020: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Naomi Bruton Theater, 1309 Canton St. 10 am. Student Morning Performance. Tickets: Box Office: 214-743-2400.

Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration Yvonne Orji, Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. 8 pm. Tickets: AXS. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs Panel Discussion, Volunteer Now, 2800 Live Oak St. 2-3:30 pm.