When: Fri., Jan. 9 and Sat., Jan. 10 2015
DreamWeek returns to San Antonio “to inspire and motivate the community to action in creating a more tolerant and enlightened society.” Presented by The San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and DreamVoice, the 12-day summit (January 9-20) features keynote speakers, workshops, performances, celebrations and one of the country’s largest MLK marches. The events revolve around 12 key themes: city, sports, cuisine, health, youth, environment, technology, education, arts, spirit, justice and business. This week’s highlights include the SA Ivy Educational Fund 2015 Educational Enrichment Dinner, featuring prominent author, performer and commentator Cornel West ($100, 7pm Fri, Sky Room, University of the Incarnate Word, 847 E Hildebrand); the San Antonio Museum of Art’s annual party with live music and specialty cocktails ($10, 6-8pm Fri, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones); an evening of spoken word poetry hosted by 2nd Verse ($5, 9 pm-midnight Fri, Continental Café, 6390 Fairdale); an all day workshop for arts educators that includes writing, art-making exercises and an exploration of SAMA’s collections through the lens of tolerance ($15-$25, 10am–4pm Sat, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones); and an Oratorial Contest with junior high and high school students presenting speeches on how MLK would respond to recent use of excessive force among law enforcement (free, 10am Sat, Second Baptist Church, 3310 E Commerce).
Price: Prices vary