The Daily News’ offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The National Civil Rights Museum will hold a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday, Jan. 20, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. The event will include tours of the “Freedom Sisters” exhibit, music and a preview of the Lorraine Motel exhibit renovations. Cost is $3, $2 with donation of canned goods, or free with Lifeblood donation. Visit

The Be the Dream MLK Commemorative Celebration will be held Monday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Mason Temple, 930 Mason St. The worship service will be followed by community service projects around the city. Visit

The 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday parade will be held Monday, Jan. 20, starting with a 10 a.m. program at the corner of Main Street and Auction Avenue. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and travels down Main Street, Exchange Avenue and Second Street to the National Civil Rights Museum. Call 870-5267.

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association will host a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at MIFA, 910 Vance Ave. Fred’s Inc. president and CEO Bruce Efird will speak, and finalists for the teen oratorical contest will be announced. Visit

The 30th Annual International Blues Challenge will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Saturday, Jan. 25, at multiple Downtown venues. The event features performances by more than 250 blues acts from around the world, competitions and workshops. Visit for tickets and a schedule.

The Marston Group Certified Public Accountants & Advisors will hold an open house Wednesday, Jan. 22, at its new location, 1661 International Drive, suite 250. Breakfast will be held 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and evening events from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Email or call 761-3003.

Rhodes College will host the Tournees French Film Festival Wednesday, Jan. 22, through Feb. 5. All screenings are free, and are held at 7 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. The Jan. 22 film is “Les Adieux a la Reine (Farewell, My Queen).” Visit for a schedule.