THURSDAY, JAN. 15

  • R.E.A.L. MARCH: 10 a.m., starting at A.L. Davis Park at Fourth and La Salle streets, New Orleans. Re-creating the Environmental Ability to Live march proceeds to MLK Monument at MLK Boulevard and South Claiborne Avenue. www.nolagov/city/mlk2015.
  • WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY: 11 a.m., at MLK Monument, S. Claiborne Avenue and MLK Boulevard. Ceremony follows parade. www.nolagov/city/mlk2015.
  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.-CESAR CHAVEZ COMMEMORATIVE LUNCHEON: noon, at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Speakers will focus on race relations, social issues, cultural similarities and future directions. $25. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.

UNITED TEACHERS OF NEW ORLEANS CHORAL CONCERT: 6 P.M., AT FRANKLIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2515 FRANKLIN AVE., NEW ORLEANS. SCHOOL CHOIRS FROM ORLEANS PARISH AND SPECIAL GUESTS CELEBRATE IN SONG. WWW.UNTO.LA.AFT.ORG.

FRIDAY, JAN. 16

  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: noon, at New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Program features keynote address and performances. (504) 596-2560. www.neworleans publiclibrary.org.
  • MLK JAZZ JOURNEY CONCERT: 6 p.m., at Lawless Memorial Chapel, Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. Musical program by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation featuring South African singer/songwriter Jonathan Butler. www.jazzand heritage.org.

SATURDAY, JAN. 17

  • HANDS ON NEW ORLEANS VOLUNTEER DAY: 9 a.m., at Gentilly Terrace Charter School, 4720 Painters St., New Orleans. Painting, landscaping, gardening to benefit the school. www.handsonneworleans.org.
  • REV. AVERY C. ALEXANDER SOCIAL ACTION CONFERENCE: 9 a.m., at Dryades YMCA, 2220 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. www.nola.gov/city/mlk2015.
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATIVE ART EXHIBITION: Reception and panel discussion at 5 p.m. at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1724 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Theme for the exhibit is “The Only Road to Freedom.” (504) 715-8137. www.ashecac.org.

SUNDAY, JAN. 18

  • MLK MEMORIAL SERVICE: 3 p.m., at Holy Faith Temple Baptist Church, 1325 Gov. Nicholls St., New Orleans. www.nola.gov/city/mlk2015.
  • ‘LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING’ CONCERT: 5 p.m., at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Sing-along featuring African-American liberation music and freedom and healing songs from the civil rights movement. (504) 569-9070. www.ashecac.org.
  • TRINITY ARTIST SERIES: 5 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. All Saints Youth Choir of Atlanta sings American spirituals and songs from around the world. (504) 522-0276. www.trinityartistseries.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 19

  • DAY OF SERVICE, A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Charles Room, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Students from local universities give back to the community through annual MLK Day of Service. www.mlkweek4peace.org.
  • 29TH ANNUAL MLK DAY OPENING PROGRAM: 9 a.m., at City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans. www.nola.gov/city/mlk2015.
  • MLK MEMORIAL MARCH: 9:45 a.m., starting at City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans. March follows Loyola Avenue to Simon Bolivar Avenue to MLK Boulevard and ends at the monument on S. Claiborne Avenue. www.nola.gov/city/mlk2015.
  • MLK EAST BANK PARADE/PROGRAM: 9 a.m., at Belle Pointe Blvd., LaPlace. St. John Parish parade from Belle Pointe Boulevard to Percy Hebert Building. www.sjbparish.com.
  • MLK WEST BANK PARADE/PROGRAM: noon, at Roland Borne Sr. Memorial Library, 2979 La. 18, Edgard. Parade proceeds to Edgard Courthouse, 2393 La. 18. Program to follow at West Bank Community Center. 149 E. 3rd St., Edgard. www.sjbparish.com.
  • MLK DAY OF SERVICE CHILDREN’S BOOK DRIVE: through Friday, at St. Charles Parish President’s Office, Courthouse, 15045 River Road, Hahnville. Donate new or gently used books, sponsored by the RSVP of St. Charles Parish.

TUESDAY, JAN. 20

  • ‘A DREAM DEFERRED?’ PANEL DEBATE: 6:30 p.m., at Lawless Chapel of Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. Scholars from different disciplines explore the evolution of King’s dream. www.mlkweek4peace.org.

THURSDAY, JAN. 22

  • CONVOCATION: 6:30 p.m., at Xavier University Center Ballroom, Drexel Drive and Broadway, New Orleans. Presentation of Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award and Community Service awards. Michael Skolnick will speak on “New Faces of the Dream: Moving from Apathy to Activism.” www.mlkweek4peace.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 23

  • EXPRESSION OF UNITY AND STEP OFF FOR THE DREAM: 7 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University campus. Step teams from local universities compete in showcase of song, dance and spoken word. Reception for students will follow in the Qatar Ballroom. www.mlkweek4peace.org.