The fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration hits the stage from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Deer Valley High, 4700 Lone Tree Way.
To celebrate the civil rights leader, the city of Antioch and the Antioch school district, along with community partners and sponsors, have joined forces.
The event doubles as a scholarship opportunity for Antioch middle and high school students.
On the agenda are Antioch Mayor Wade Harper, school board president Joy Motts, keynote speaker Silvester Henderson, gospel recording artist Alfreda Lyons-Campbell, DVHS comedian Lenard Jackson and other student performances.
FINE TUNES: The Brentwood Concert Band hosts the Stuart Music Fund Benefit concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St.
Under the direction of Carey Hurst and Susan Stuart, the fifth annual event features students Robbie Henderson and Sam Sanchez -- the grant recipients of the Stuart fund. Also on the bill are the Brentwood Flute Choir and the Liberty High Band.
The fund was established after Bruce Stuart, founder of the BCB, passed away in 2008. When Susan Stuart retired after 35 years as choral director at Liberty High, she established two annual scholarships to "deserving" Liberty district musicians, according to a news release.
The concert is free but donations are appreciated.
ART ATTACK: Works by artists with special needs will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 13-16 at the Gallery on Second, 741 Second St. in Brentwood. A special Arts Gathering kicks off the event at 7 p.m. Feb. 13.
Proceeds from the "Art from the Heart" show benefit Special Haven, the "multisensory room for the benefit of individuals with special needs." For those Special Haven artists interested in submitting pieces for that show, the deadline is Feb. 1. For more info, email organizer Mirna Remson email@example.com; visit www.specialhaven.org; or call the gallery at 925-516-1741.