JANUARY 14 - 20

THU JAN 15 thru SUN JAN 18
Start the New Year off by attending the 2004 Atlanta Boat Show. The Atlanta Boat Show has enjoyed tremendous growth and this year's event will be showcased in the newly expanded Georgia World Congress Center. The hall is packed with fishing boats, cruisers, bow riders, deck boats, pontoon boats, house boats, personal water craft and just about everything you could dream of owning on the water.

The Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313-1591
(404) 223-4000

"King Birthday" Celebration Activities

Thursday, January 15, 2004
National Historic Site Programs
10:00 a.m. Storyteller (Fellowship Hall at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church)
11:00 a.m. Puppet Show "A Day On, Not A Day Off" (Fellowship Hall at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
12:00 noon
Cutting of Birthday Cake
(Visitor Center Atrium)
* January 16-19, 2004 All park facilities open 9:00am - 6:00pm
* January 17-18, 2004, Birth Home Tour lead every 30 minutes
* January 19, 2004 Open House at King Birth Home (No ticket required for tour---go directly to Birth Home)

THE Schmooze @ Luxe 5:30p
Luxe has re-opened the space previously occupied by the fabulous Mumbo Jumbo Restaurant. The contemporary design embraces the building's intrinsic Art Deco interior with elegant features including a wall-length banquette in the main dining room covered in leather and a newly refurbished bar with a breathtaking granite bartop. The upstairs area has also been modified to allow for groups of up to 75 guests in an effort to increase our private dining potential for corporate and social group events.
The Schmooze is a monthly networking event focused on fostering relationships between professionals primarily in the Hospitality and related service Industries. Each month The Schmooze takes place in one of Atlanta's hottest establishments. Join us as we gather to mix, mingle and sample some of Atlanta's best food and beverages.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and featured cocktails.

Luxe (formerly Mumbo Jumbo)
89 Park Place

Hushbox MLK Celebration @ Formosa 10p

Come honor  the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with The Hushbox as we kick off the holiday weekend
with a truly multi-cultural celebration of the content of our characters not the color of our skins. Break out your
most refined threads and your sexy stilettos and join
us at Formosa. The experience begins at 10pm with the
sophisticated live sounds of Atlanta's own SEEK and culminates with the Global Grooves of CHA CHA JONES. This elegant evening will provide  the uptown  metropolitan crowd with the civilized and exclusive ambiance required for intimate conversations and connections of all kinds.   
Complimentary champagne and admission for HUSHBOX SUBSCRIBERS  with RSVP until 11PM. No RSVP’s and
All others, $10.
Honorary Next Level of Hushness Host  Committee:
AC Charania, Deborah Bailey, Erich Starrett, Fairchild McGough, Jared England, Jeffrey Graham, Jerome Mitchell, Kimberly Greene, Liza Milagro, Marcellus Lewis, Maria Fleet, Renee Graham, Tracy Adams, Veronica Wright

Formosa (Formerly Trinity)
255 Trinity Ave
Atlanta, GA
(404) 222-9925


"A King Celebration" with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 8p
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents "A King Celebration" which is broadcast by National Public Radio (NPR). NPR is a consortium partner with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The King Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College in bringing this program to Atlanta. Tickets $50-reserved, $20-general admission, $5-seniors/students. For Ticket Information: 404-733-5000 Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, or www.atlantasymphony.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel
Morehouse College
Atlanta, Georgia

J-Sol and Tim DeGroot @ The Mark 9p

Residents J-Sol and Tim DeGroot return with your weekly
dose of hip-hop, funk, rare groove, 80s and mashups. Join us for a
complimentary Tanqueray tasting from 10-11pm courtesy of your lovely hosts
Jacquelyn, Kelly, Brandy and Michelle. $10 cover. Doors open at 9pm. RSVP
for free entry before midnight: pablo@themarkatlanta.com

The Mark (formerly Karma)
79a Poplar Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Warhol, Haring, Finster: Pop! Pop! Pop! @ Skot Foreman Gallery 5p

Opening reception Friday, January 16, 5 -11 PM in conjunction with ATLart[04] www.atlantagalleryassociation.com Please join us as we examine the cultural, iconic & spiritual connections between these three legendary late 20th century American artists. Visit www.skotforeman.com for directions, map, press & images. For further information please phone the gallery @ 404.222.0440. Exhibition runs through February 29, 2004.

Skot Foreman Fine Art
315 Peters Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Mars Family Day @ SciTrek 11a
Join SciTrek on January 17, 2004 and learn all you ever wanted to know about Mars. We will have a number of hands-on activities including a Rover Egg Drop Competition and a Mars Robot Station so families can explore this mysterious planet.  Visitors can also participate in our new Challenger Learning Center mission scenario, Voyage to Mars, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. 

SciTrek - Georiga's Techonology Adventure
407 Piedmont Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Annual Musical Tribute @ Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church 2p

The annual program, sponsored by the National Park Service, presents the U. S. Naval Academy Gospel Chorus and Civil Rights Activist Xernona Clayton.

Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

407 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA

The Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner @ Hyatt Regency 6:30p

The Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner is The King Center's primary fundraising initiative. The Center's Salute to Greatness Award is presented at the dinner to recognize national and/or international individuals and organizations that exemplify excellence in their leadership and a strong sense of social responsibility in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bono, Lead Singer, U2
Entertainer, Activist, and Humanitarian
Target Corporation, Robert J. Ulrich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jessie Hill, Jr. --Chairman & CEO (ret.), Atlanta Life Insurance CompanyAmbassador Andrew Young ---Chairman, GoodWorks International
For Ticket and General Information Contact:  The King Center, Programs & Development at 404-526-8911

Tables: $5,000 & $2,500
Individuals Seats: $200

Hyatt Regency
265 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA

Book Signing Event with Mrs. Christine King Farris 2p
Mrs. Farris, Dr. King's sister, talks about and signs her illustrated children's book titled "My Brother Martin: Memoirs of a Childhood with Martin Luther King"
Books are available for purchase in the Gift Shop that day.
For More Information Contact: The King Center, Communications at 404-526-8946.

The King Center, Freedom Hall Gift Shop & Auditorium
One Freedom Plaza, 449 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA

Mini-Skin Rival @ The Mark 9p

The Mark proudly presents a mini-SKIN revival with legendary SKIN DJs and original Karma residents Starboy, Ian Lee, Jonathan Edwards and Rob P playing the best dance music in the city. $10 cover. Doors
open at 9pm with $5 Ciroc cocktails. For more info: info@themarkatlanta.com.

The Mark (formerly Karma)
79a Poplar Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Katia and Marielle Labeque @
The Rialto
Percussionist Marque Gilmore will replace Cuban drummer Julio Barreto on Katia and Marielle Labeque's current US tour, with an Atlanta concert scheduled for Saturday, January 17 at the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Barreto cannot make the tour due to visa authorization issues with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Based out of London, Mr. Gilmore has performed and recorded with an international array of leading artists, including Talvin Singh, Cheick Tidiane Seck, MeShell N‚Degeocello, Vernon Reid, A Guy Called Gerald and many others. For a complete bio on Mr. Gilmore, please contact Rialto Marketing and Public Relations Manager Amy Comeau at 404-651-2981. For tickets or more information on the concert, patrons may call the Rialto Box Office at 404-651-4727 or visit www.rialtocenter.org.

The Rialto
80 Forsyth Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 651-4727

SAT JAN 17 thru MON JAN 19
11th Annual Hands On Atlanta Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Summit

Remember! Celebrate! Act!
Join Hands On Atlanta and The King Center for this innovative three-day summit exploring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's message of service, activism, diversity and nonviolence.
Saturday, January 17, 2004
Participate in a conference on social activism. Join us for interactive learning opportunities that present citizens with tangible ways to come together and change their community through volunteerism and social action.
Sunday, January 18, 2004
Explore the relationship between the arts, nonviolent social protest movements and activism. Events for the day include a social issue documentary film series, a bus tour of Atlanta civil rights movement landmarks and performances.
Monday, January 19, 2004
Pay tribute to Dr. King by participating in direct service projects. Make your King Holiday a day ON, not a day OFF!
All events are FREE and open to the public. Those interested may choose to participate in any combination of events throughout the weekend.
For more information please contact Hands On Atlanta, 404-979-2800, or visit HandsOnAtlanta.org.

Annual Commemorative Service @ Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church 10a
The Commemorative Service, first held in 1969, is the spiritual hallmark of the King Holiday observance, and features tributes to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from local, national, and international leaders. Limited public seating for a closed-circuit broadcast of the Commemorative Service will be available in Ebenezer Baptist Church - Horizon Sanctuary. Broadcast live on WAGA-TV/Fox 5

Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
407 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA

March and Rally @ Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church 1p
Assembly Area - Peachtree Street between Baker Street and Auburn Avenue
For More Information Contact:  M.L.K., Jr. March Committee at 404-584-0303 or 404-653-1199

Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
407 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA