Mask up and keep your distance at the Reclaim MLK march in Peninsula Park on Monday, and check out our MLK Day calendar for more ways to celebrate the civil rights leader.
Mask up and keep your distance at the Reclaim MLK march in Peninsula Park on Monday, and check out our MLK Day calendar for more ways to celebrate the civil rights leader. Don't Shoot Portland via Facebook

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It's a three day weekend, baby (thank you, MLK)! Our latest roundup of social distancing-abiding things to do ranges from Billy Kelly and Mike Bennett's music and visual art pop-up Planetary Promenade to Daren Todd's new James Baldwin mural outside the Portland Center Stage Armory, and from non-boozy beverages to try for Dry January to Free National Park Day. For even more options, read our guides to the best online events this week, the best movies to watch this week, and the best things to do all month long.

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MLK DAY
Go on a social justice public art tour. Have you seen Daren Todd's new mural on the 10th Street doors of the Portland Center Stage Armory that went up this week? As part of an ongoing mural series with local artists, it depicts the late, great Black writer James Baldwin surrounded by bright hues of blue and green. With MLK Day in our midst (check out our guide to ways to celebrate here), now is as good a time as any to use public installations to reflect on the impact of BIPOC leaders and events from throughout history.

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