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Charleston City Paper: What to do the week of Jan. 11

2024 MLK Day Parade

This year’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, hosted by the YWCA of Greater Charleston, is set to feature marching bands, musical groups, churches, local business and more in downtown Charleston. The parade will start at Burke High School and travel Sumter Streeet, King and Calhoun streets before ending at Emanuel AME Church. After the parade, don’t miss a commemorative concert at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston.

Jan. 15. Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Free. Locations vary. Downtown.

Museum Mile Month 2024

Enjoy access to several participating Museum Mile sites with only a single ticket. With the Museum Mile Month pass, you can spend an entire month learning about Charleston’s rich history and culture while visiting sites in the order that best fits any individual schedule. Museum Mile includes six museums, five historical houses, four scenic parks, a Revolutionary War powder magazine and historic houses of worship and public buildings.

Through January. Museum times vary. $35/adult pass; $10/child pass. Museum locations vary. Downtown. charlestonsmuseummile.org

A Journey to the IAAM

Join Walk & Talk Founder Tyler Wright Friedman and local organizer Marcus McDonald on a journey to the International African American Museum through history and landmarks across the peninsula. This special tour includes discussions following the legacy of Black liberation from chattel slavery and reconstruction to the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements.

Jan. 12 and Jan. 13. 10 a.m. to noon. $35/ticket. Charleston Place Hotel. 205 Meeting St. Downtown. walkandtalkchs.as.me/iaam

Stingrays Hockey Pride Night

Help the South Carolina Stingrays celebrate inclusivity in the Lowcountry with a community Pride Night. Pride-inspired jerseys will be auctioned off to guests. Proceeds benefiting the Alliance for Full Acceptance, a local social justice organization supporting equality and acceptance for members of the LGBTQ community.

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