There's a number of celebrations and events taking place in Sacramento and the Bay over the next few weeks to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., who's birthday will be officially celebrated on January 21. Here's a look at what's going on!

SACRAMENTO

14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner
Saturday, January 12; 5pm
Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St.
mlkcelebration2013.eventbrite.com

“From the Community to the Classroom” Screening
Tuesday, January 15; 6-8:30pm
The Guild Theater, 2828 35th St.
RSVP by January 12 to fayek@springmail.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Saturday, January 19; 4pm
Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6701 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento
916-685-9755

MLK Day Soccer Clinic
Monday, January 21; 10am-12pm
South Natomas Sports & Event Arena (Estadio Azteca), 1960 Railroad Dr., Sacramento
www.youthsoccerclinics.com

MLK March & Celebration
Monday, January 21; 10am-3pm
www.mlk365.org

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Gospel Concert Celebration
Monday, January 21; 5pm
Shiloh Baptist Church, 3565 9th Ave., Sacramento
(916)813-6580

Annual MLK Day of Service
Sunday, January 27; 2-4pm
Office of the Black United Fund, 4104 44th St., Sacramento
(916) 484-3750

BAY AREA

Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday with a Craft
Monday, January 14; 3pm
Alum Rock Library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose
www.sjpl.org/alumrock

Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday with a Craft
Saturday, January 19; 2pm
Hillview Library, 1600 Hopkins Dr., San Jose
www.sjpl.org/hillview

11th Annual Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 19; 7-9:30pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland
paramounttheatre.com

Celebrate MLK Day
Sunday, January 20; 12-3pm
Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland
museumca.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Day and Freedom Train
Monday, January 21; 8:30-10am
Downtown CalTrain Station, 385 First Ave., San Mateo
mlksmc.com

Freedom Train
Monday, January 21; 9am
San Jose Diridon Station, 65 Cahill St., San Jose
www.scvmlk.org

Make the Dream Real – 15th Annual MLK Celebration
Monday, January 21; 10am-12pm
McClymonds High School, 2607 Myrtle St., Oakland
ahc-oakland.org

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 21; 11am-5pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco
Click here

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 21; 11am-5pm
Museum of African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., San Francisco
moadsf.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Inspired Keats
Monday, January 21; 1-3pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., San Francisco
www.thecjm.org
The internet was all a-buzz yesterday with reports via Twitter and various news agencies that the Sacramento Kings were soon to become the Seattle Kings.

According to an article on USAToday.com, the Maloofs were reportedly in negotiations with a Seattle group led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft chairman Steve Ballmer that would ultimately move the Kings to Seattle.

Reportedly if the deal happens, the Maloofs would still hold a small percentage of ownership in the team, and the team would be renamed the Sonics.

Click here to read the full article

According to an article on the Sacramento Business Journal's website, if the deal happens the Maloofs would sell the Kings for $500 million, and the Kings would move to Seattle for the 2013-2014 season.

Click here to read the full article.

However, Sacramentans are not letting go without a fight. Another Sacramento Business Journal article reports a group of fans are circulating a petition in an effort to keep the team in Sacramento.

And Mayor Kevin Johnson is also reportedly talking to local investors to see if they can make a counteroffer to keep the Kings in Sacramento, according to an article on SacBee.com.

Click here to read the full article.

So what do you think – should the Sacramento Kings stay, or should they go?
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that will be released today, Tuesday, January 8.

New Music Releases
  • Big Boi, “Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors”
  • Solange, “True”
  • Dropkick Murphys, “Signed and Sealed in Blood”
  • Chris Tomlin, “Burning Lights”
  • Lords of the New Truth, “Gospel Truth”
  • Eberhard Weber, “Resume”
  • Joe Lovano, “Cross Culture”
  • Hollywood Undead, “Notes from the Underground”
  • Black Veil Brides, “Wretched & Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones”
New DVD Releases
  • “Frankenweenie”
  • “Dredd”
  • “House at the End of the Street”
  • “Stolen”
  • “Hit and Run”
  • “Stella Days”
  • “Now is Good”
  • “Game Change”
  • “Compliance”
  • “Touchback”
  • “After Fall, Winter”
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that had been released over the past two weeks.

New Music Releases
  • Black C, “Still Ruthless”
  • Chet Baker, “Peace”
  • Bob Marley, “In Dub: Vol. 1”
  • Various, “Blue Note Live at the Roxy”
  • Various, “The Sound of Kiss”
  • Various, “Pump It Up: The Ultimate Dance Workout”
  • Various, “The Greatest LDS Songs of All Time”
  • Various, “Cooler Than Ice: The Arctic Records Story”
  • Various, “Les Miserables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack 2012”

New DVD Releases
  • “Looper”
  • “The Words”
  • “Resident Evil: Retribution”
  • “Premium Rush”
  • “Red Hook Summer”
  • “Cosmopolis”
  • “The Trouble With Bliss”
  • “War of the Dead”
  • “Little Birds”
  • “Putin's Kiss”
From now until January 1, there are a number of ways for you and your family to celebrate Kwanzaa and ring in the New Year both in Sacramento and the Bay Area!

Editor's Note: As dates and times are subject to change, always call before heading out to an event.

SACRAMENTO AREA

Children's Kwanzaa
December 27
6-9pm
The Roberts Family Development Center, 766 Darina Ave., Sacramento
www.robertsfdc.com; maiaafrica@comcast.net

Family Kwanzaa Concert: Big Dreams, Small Shoulders
December 28
2-3:30pm
Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento
www.crockerartmuseum.org

Family Kwanzaa
December 28
3-5pm
Del Paso Heights Library, 920 Grand Ave., Sacramento
Click here

Kwanzaa Celebration
December 29
6-9pm
Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento
www.thebrickhousegalleryoakpark.com;
916-476-6640; truthreborn77@aol.com

Kwanzaa Celebration & Potluck Feast
December 30
4-7pm
The Center for Spiritual Awareness, 1275 Starboard Dr., Sacramento
www.csasacramento.org

Raley's Theater of Lights
Through December 31
Old Sacramento
oldsacramento.com

Walk in the New Year December 31-January 1
Click here

Kwanzaa Celebration
December 31
1-4pm
Kuumba Collective Art Gallery, 1001 Del Paso Blvd #1, Sacramento
Click here; (916) 613-0099

New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular
December 31
6pm-12:30am
Old Sacramento
oldsacramento.com

New Year's Eve Gala Cruise
December 31
6:30pm
Leaves from Old Sacramento L Street Dock
Click here

Noon Year's Eve Family Festival
December 31
10am-2pm
Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento
www.crockerartmuseum.org

Kwanzaa Celebration @ Fenix Dance
January 1
1-5pm
Fenix Dance Studio, 2110 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento
www.fenixdrumanddance.com; 916-205-3970

BAY AREA

Celebrate Noon Year's Eve
December 31
10am-1pm
Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos
Click here

Noon Year's Eve Across Time Zones
December 31
10am-4pm
Children's Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose
Click here

Chabot New Year's Balloon Drop
December 31
Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
Click here

Bowling Party
December 31
9:30pm
Harvest Park Bowl, 5000 Balfour Road, Brentwood
harvestparkbowl.com

Kwanzaa Celebration 2012
Through January 1
Various locations
kwanzaasanfrancisco.com
It's officially the holiday season! Each week we will keep you updated on some great holiday fun for you and your family in both the Sacramento and Bay Area.

Editor's Note: As dates and times are subject to change, always call before heading out to an event.

SACRAMENTO AREA

45th Annual Cornish Christmas
T1hrough December 21
Downtown Grass Valley
Click here

“A Christmas Carol”
Through December 23
Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento
www.sactheatre.org/Shows.html

Holiday Music Program
Through December 23
California State Capitol Museum
www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov

Sacramento Ballet's “The Nutcracker”
Through December 23
Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street, Sacramento
www.sacballet.org

Wild Nights & Holiday Lights
Through December 23
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, 403 Stafford St., Folsom
www.folsomzoofriends.org

PJ Party Christmas Eve
December 24
10am-1:30pm
Sacramento Zoo, Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road, Sacramento
www.saczoo.org

2012 Kwanzaa Celebration
December 26
6-9pm
Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento
www.thebrickhousegalleryoakpark.com; 916-484-3750

Youth Kwanzaa Celebration
December 27
5-8pm
Our World Cultural Center, 2251 Florin Road, Ste. 20, Sacramento
Click here; (916) 706-2838

Children's Kwanzaa
December 27
6-9pm
The Roberts Family Development Center, 766 Darina Ave., Sacramento
www.robertsfdc.com; maiaafrica@comcast.net

Family Kwanzaa Concert: Big Dreams, Small Shoulders
December 28
2-3:30pm
Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento
www.crockerartmuseum.org

Family Kwanzaa
December 28
3-5pm
Del Paso Heights Library, 920 Grand Ave., Sacramento
Click here

Kwanzaa Celebration
December 29
6-9pm
Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th St., Sacramento
www.thebrickhousegalleryoakpark.com; 916-476-6640; truthreborn77@aol.com

Kwanzaa Celebration & Potluck Feast
December 30
4-7pm
The Center for Spiritual Awareness, 1275 Starboard Dr., Sacramento
www.csasacramento.org

“The Gift of the Magi”
Through December 30
B Street Theatre, 2727 B St., Sacramento
www.bstreettheatre.org

"Madeline's Christmas"
Through December 30
Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., Folsom
Click here

Raley's Theater of Lights
Through December 31
Old Sacramento
oldsacramento.com

Kwanzaa Celebration
December 31
1-4pm
Kuumba Collective Art Gallery, 1001 Del Paso Blvd #1, Sacramento
Click here; (916) 613 0099

Kwanzaa Celebration @ Fenix Dance
January 1
1-5pm
Fenix Dance Studio, 2110 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento
www.fenixdrumanddance.com; 916-205-3970

Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink
Through January 21, 2013
M-R, 2-8pm; F-Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-8pm
701 K Street
916-442-8575
downtownsac.org/events/ice-rink

Folsom Ice Rink
Through January 21, 2013
Daily, 10am-10pm
www.folsomicerink.com

Elk Grove Ice Rink
Through January 21, 2013
10am-10pm daily
SE corner of Elk Grove Blvd. & Railroad Blvd., Old Town Elk Grove
www.elkgrovecity.org/icerink

BAY AREA

Fairy Winterland
Through December 23
Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland
fairyland.org

Oakland Ballet's “Nutcracker”
December 22-24
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland
oaklandballet.org

Holiday Cable Car Tour
December 23-30
San Francisco
Click here

Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party
Weekends through December 23
Cow Palace, San Francisco
dickensfair.com

Ballet San Jose “Nutcracker”
Through December 23
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose
www.balletsj.org

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration
December 26
Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito
www.baykidsmuseum.org

Kwanzaa Celebration 2012
December 26-January 1
Various locations
kwanzaasanfrancisco.com

Zoo Lights
Through December 31
5:30-9pm
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland
oaklandzoo.org

Christmas in the Park
Through January 1, 2013
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San Jose
www.christmasinthepark.com

Downtown Ice
Through January 13, 2013
120 S Market St, San Jose
(408) 291-0525
sjdowntown.com/downtownice

Walnut Creek on Ice
Through January 13, 2013
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
iceskatewalnutcreek.com
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs being released this week on Tuesday, December 18.

New Music Releases
  • T.I., “Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head”
  • Chief Keef, “Finally Rich”
  • The-Dream, “Terius Nash: 1977”
  • Buddy Guy, “Live at Legends”
  • Daley, “Alone Together”
  • Juanita Bynum, “Preacher in the House”
  • Various, “Ultra 2013”
  • Various, “Django Unchained Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”
New DVD Releases
  • “Trouble With the Curve”
  • “Total Recall”
  • “Pitch Perfect”
  • “Liberal Arts”
  • “Sleepwalk With Me”
  • “The Good Doctor”
  • “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”
  • “10 Years”
It's officially the holiday season! Each week we will keep you updated on some great holiday fun for you and your family in both the Sacramento and Bay Area.

Editor's Note: As dates and times are subject to change, always call before heading out to an event.

SACRAMENTO AREA

Posada Navideña
December 14
Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom
www.threestages.net

Christmas Memories
Through December 15
Governor's Mansion State Historic Park, 1526 H Street, Sacramento
Click here

Santa Claws Pet Photos
December 15
10am-4pm
PetSmart, Watt Ave. & Arden Way, Sacramento
www.happytails.org

Winter Wonderland
December 15
Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Dr., Sacramento
www.fairytaletown.org

Lighted Boat Parade
December 15
Old Sacramento State Historic Park, 1002 2nd St., Sacramento
oldsacramento.com

Drawing for Toys
December 15
Empire's Comics Vault, 2357 Arden Way, Sacramento
www.scatteredcomicsstudios.com

Fleet Feet Free Holiday Classic
December 16
Sutter's Landing Regional Park, 20 28th Street, Sacramento
Click here

45th Annual Cornish Christmas
T1hrough December 21
Downtown Grass Valley
Click here

“A Christmas Carol”
Through December 23
Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento
www.sactheatre.org/Shows.html

Holiday Music Program
Through December 23
California State Capitol Museum
www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov

Sacramento Ballet's “The Nutcracker”
Through December 23
Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street, Sacramento
www.sacballet.org

Wild Nights & Holiday Lights
Through December 23
Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, 403 Stafford St., Folsom
www.folsomzoofriends.org

“The Gift of the Magi”
Through December 30
B Street Theatre, 2727 B St., Sacramento
www.bstreettheatre.org

"Madeline's Christmas"
Through December 30
Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., Folsom
Click here

Raley's Theater of Lights
Through December 31
Old Sacramento
oldsacramento.com

PJ Party Christmas Eve
December 24
10am-1:30pm
Sacramento Zoo, Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road, Sacramento
www.saczoo.org

Family Kwanzaa Concert: Big Dreams, Small Shoulders
December 28
2-3:30pm
Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento
www.crockerartmuseum.org

Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink
Through January 21, 2013
M-R, 2-8pm; F-Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-8pm
701 K Street
916-442-8575
downtownsac.org/events/ice-rink

Folsom Ice Rink
Through January 21, 2013
Daily, 10am-10pm
www.folsomicerink.com

Elk Grove Ice Rink
Through January 21, 2013
10am-10pm daily
SE corner of Elk Grove Blvd. & Railroad Blvd., Old Town Elk Grove
www.elkgrovecity.org/icerink

BAY AREA

Lighted Boat Parade
December 14
View at Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 or Aquatic Park, San Francisco
Click here

Berkeley Ballet “The Nutcracker”
December 14-16
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley
www.berkeleyballet.org

Creche Festival
December 14-16
Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland
ctlcathedral.org

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair
December 14-16
11am-6pm
Between Dwight Way and Bancroft Way (near UC Campus), Berkeley
www.telegraphfair.com

Fairy Winterland
December 14-23
Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland
fairyland.org

Jingle Bell Dash
December 15
San Pablo Reservoir, 500 San Pablo Dam Road, Orinda
Click here

Frosting the Conservatory
December 15
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Click here

Art and Ornaments in Nature
December 15
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, Gilroy
Click here

Kwanzaa Festival
December 15
History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose
www.sjkwanzaa.com

Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer Day
December 15
**Pre-registration required – space is limited**
San Carlos Distribution Center, 1051 Bing St., San Carlos
shfb.org/warehousesortsmc

Christmas with Walt Disney
December 16
The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St., San Francisco
www.waltdisney.org

Christmas Revels
Through December 16
Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland
californiarevels.org

Dunsmuir House Holiday Tradition
Through December 16
Dunsmuir Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland
dunsmuir-hellman.com

Oakland Ballet's “Nutcracker”
December 22-24
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland
oaklandballet.org

Holiday Cable Car Tour
December 23-30
San Francisco
Click here

Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party
Weekends through December 23
Cow Palace, San Francisco
dickensfair.com

Ballet San Jose “Nutcracker”
Through December 23
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose
www.balletsj.org

Zoo Lights
Through December 31
5:30-9pm
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland
oaklandzoo.org

Christmas in the Park
Through January 1, 2013
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San Jose
www.christmasinthepark.com

Downtown Ice
Through January 13, 2013
120 S Market St, San Jose
(408) 291-0525
sjdowntown.com/downtownice

Walnut Creek on Ice
Through January 13, 2013
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
iceskatewalnutcreek.com