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BENICIA: Downtown Benicia Restaurant Week January 18-25, 2020

BERKELEY: Combo A performs at the Berkeley Martin Luther King Day Celebration January 20, 2020, 8-10 a.m. Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Awards Breakfast! The breakfast, which happens on MLK Jr. Day, is an annual event. 2020 Theme: Where do we go from here? Chaos or community. Location: Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley. $25, approx.

CALIFORNIA: Martin Luther King Jr. Day National Park Service free admission

EL DORADO COUNTY: El Dorado County Restaurant Month January 1-31, 2020

FRESNO: MLK March January 20, 2020, 9:15 a.m. Commemoration Program invites marchers to assemble and march to Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno Street. March proceeds to Veterans Memorial Center for the program, which features guest speakers, cultural dancers and song in commemoration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  facebook posting

LOS ANGELES: Kingdom Day Parade January 20, 2020, 10 a.m. Annual event presented by Congress of Racial Equality. Celebrities, floats, bands, drill teams. Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Route: Parade Starts at 10 a.m. at Western and MLK The Parade proceeds west of MLK to Crenshaw and south on Crenshaw to Vernon. Broadcast live on ABC 7 11 a.m.-1 p.m. After the parade, there's usually a festival at Leimert Park.

OAKLAND: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival, January 20, 2020, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) returns with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival. AAMLO has hosted the film festival for over 15 years to pay homage to the legendary slain civil rights leader.  Address: 659 14th Street, Oakland, CA,

MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival January 17-20, 2020. Morro Bay on the Central Coast is known for its natural beauty. This Globally Important Bird Area on the Pacific Flyway, a designated national and state estuary normally hosts more than 200 species during the festival. Morro Bay, California.

NAPA: Truffle Festival January 17-20, 2020. World class cuisine meets cutting edge truffle science! Featuring black truffles, cultivation and culinary programs, leading truffle scientists, a truffle orchard excursion and epicurean marketplace, fabulous food and wine pairings, and world-famous Michelin Star chefs.

NEVADA CITY & GRASS VALLEY: Wild & Scenic Film Festival January 16-20, 2020,

PLEASANTON: RV Show January 11-20, 2020. RVs Gas and Diesel, Class C's, Class B, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Toy Haulers ALL sizes! ALL budgets! Vendors with Parts and Accessories, Local Campground Memberships, Scooters, ATVs. Weekdays 11a-7p, Sat  10a-7p, Sun & MLK Jr. Monday: 10a-6p. Show Prices:  Location: 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA. $18, |

RIVERSIDE: Dr. MLK  Annual Walk-a-thon January 20, 2020, 7:30 a.m.  Walk from Stratton Center to RCC Digital Library, 4800 Magnolia Ave. After the walk join us for a short program, booths, entertainment, performances and a contest for the organization with the most number of walkers. $25 registration approx.,

SACRAMENTO: Capitol March for the Dream January 20, 2020, 8 a.m. Extra Mile March 8-8:30 a.m. at Oak Park Community Center.  Capitol March at 9-9:30 a.m. Starts at Sacramento City College. The March begins from Sacramento City College (3835 Freeport Blvd.) at 9 a.m. The Diversity Expo takes place at Sacramento City College. Event is free.

SAN DIEGO: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20, 2020, 12-6:30 p.m. Free outdoor crafts, vendors, music and food for purchase at World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park, 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA
Free entertainment: Featuring KUSH,  Music & Dance, Cultural Arts & Craft Vendors

SAN FRANCISCO: Sketchfest, comedy festival, January 9-26, 2020. Comedy stars and the best up-and-coming comedians from around the world participate and entertain with native comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops and panel discussions.

SAN FRANCISCO: January 20, 2020 MLK2020 Complementary Commemorative Transit Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor & Community Breakfast 8 a.m.-10 a.m.: Marriott Marquis Hotel 780 Mission Street | MLK2020 March 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: San Francisco Caltrain Station 700 4th Street | Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival Expo 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: City View @ Metreon 135 Fourth Street, 4th Floor | MLK2020 Health & Wellness Festival 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Yerba Buena Center For The Arts 701 Mission Street | MLK2020 Youth Program 12-1 p.m.: Blue Shield Of California Theater At YBCA 700 Howard Street | King & Faith Lectures-MLK2020 Interfaith Commemoration 12-12:45 p.m.: The Esplanade Stage At Yerba Buena Gardens 750 Howard Street (Mission Street, Between 3rd Street & 4th Street) | MLK2020 Celebration Program 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Blue Shield Of California Theater At Ybca 700 Howard Street | MLK2020 Music Festival 1:30-4 p.m.: The Esplanade Stage At Yerba Buena Gardens 750 Howard Street (Mission Street, Between 3rd Street & 4th Street)

SAN FRANCISCO: Pier 39 Sea Lions return January 17-20, 2020.

SAN FRANCISCO: MLK Jr. Day of Service at Museum of the African Diaspora on January 20, 2020, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Orientation and Learning Session Saturday January 18, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m.
MLK Day of Service Monday January 20, 2020, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Museum of the African Diaspora, MoAD 685 Mission St , San Francisco, CA 94105. Location: 685 Mission St., San Francisco, CA.

SAN MATEO: San Mateo County MLK Day Celebration January 20, 2020
San Mateo Downtown CalTrain Station
385 First Avenue
San Mateo, CA.
Free, but registration & ticket required for Caltrain MLK March Ride,
The Celebration Train will provide free, ticketed service from San Jose to San Francisco, with stops in Palo Alto and San Mateo, and will be a ticketed event. Attendees must register in advance in order to receive a free commemorative ticket. Commemorative tickets will be valid for the Celebration Train and for one southbound Caltrain trip after 1 p.m. on January 20, 2020.

SAN JOSE: Further Confusion January 16-20, 2020. Location: San Jose Convention Center $65-up,

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Film Festival January 15-25, 2020. Celebrity premiers, panels, and VIP options for parties and reserved seating. Tickets: | films

VICTORVILLE: City of Victorville Civil Rights Unveiling Ceremony January 20, 2020, 10 a.m. Recognition of the winner of the City's Annual Civil Rights Memorial Essay Contest and unveiling the bronze plaque honoring the subject of the student's winning essay. The unveiling ceremony will take place during the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Location: Victorville City Hall, 14343 Civic Dr.


Past Events

LA CANADA: January 19-20, 2019 Southern California Camellia Council Early Show Open To Public: 1-4:30 p.m. Location: Descanso Gardens, La Canada, | camellias

LA QUINTA: Full Moon Hike, 7-9 p.m. Three mile hike by moonlight looking for all types of night creatures along the trail. Bring water, headlamp, flashlight or black lights. Wear proper hiking attire. No dogs. RSVP required: Location: Top of The Cove parking lot Calle Tecate and Avenida Bermudas La Quinta, California 92253 |

LONG BEACH: Bridal Showplace. Top wedding professionals, dazzling fashion shows, cake tastings, wedding experts and more. Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: 1126 Queens Highway. $7,

MONTEREY: Monterey Bay Get Hooked January 14-21, 2019

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