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Observing the King holiday in the city

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are four excellent ways to observe the holiday in the city.

1. 'THE MAN IN ROOM 306'

WHAT Craig Alan Edwards wrote and stars in this fictional imagining of King's last night, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. (The Saturday night performance is a benefit for the National Civil Rights Museum housed in the Lorraine; tickets are $100.)

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8:15, Saturday at 2:15 and 8:15 p.m., Sunday at 3:15 and 7:15 p.m., 59E59 Theaters, 59 E. 59th St.

INFO $35, 212-279-4200, ticketcentral.com

2. THE CIVIL RIGHTS SONGBOOK OF CURTIS MAYFIELD

WHAT The Black Rock Coalition pays tribute to the soul music icon who wrote such songs as "Keep on Pushing," "People Get Ready" and "We're a Winner."

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 9, BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn.

INFO Free, 718-636-4100, bam.org

3. HARLEM WALKING TOUR

WHAT NYC Discovery Walking Tours visits New York's historic African-American neighborhood. Stops include the Apollo Theater; the Lenox Lounge, where Billie Holiday performed; and Blumstein's department store, where a woman stabbed King in 1958.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Call for reservations and meeting place.

INFO $16, 212-465-3331

4. 24TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN TRIBUTE

WHAT The borough of Brooklyn honors King with a lineup that features actor Danny Glover as keynote speaker and musical performances by the New Life Tabernacle Mass Choir and beatboxer Kenny Muhammad, aka "The Human Orchestra."

WHEN | WHERE Monday at 10:30 a.m., BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn

INFO Free, 718-636-4100, bam.org

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