The sixth annual Dream 365 is coming to Columbus this weekend. Organized by Leonard Bernstein, the five day “celebration” is expected to draw thousands. Events ranging from a jazz concert to a stepshow to a comedy show to a gospel choir highlight Dream 365’s wide range of activities for young and old.
Bernstein says he and other organizers conceived the idea for Dream 365 to “celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King” with the goal to “educate, celebrate and reciprocate.”
While the event is a good time for all, Bernstein says the event isn’t just about having a good time.
Four Oasis Freedom and Justice awards will be presented to members of the community who have represented the legacy of Martin Luther King. In addition to the awards, Bernstein says Dream 365 has given local high school students over $20,000 worth of scholarships since 2007. The students are asked to write essays and enter into a creative arts project that Bernstein hopes is “inspiring to kids” and portrays what Dr. King “worked so hard to achieve: bridging the gap for cultural diversity.”
The itinerary for Dream 365 is as follows:
Thursday, January 12th:
Jazz and Spoken Word
at the Rosenzweig 6p.m-9 p.m
Friday, January 13th:
Unity Stepshow at the Trotter Convention Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10
Saturday, January 14th:
Community Service Day. Starts at the
Trotter Convention Center at 8 a.m. Tickets $10
Laughter for the Soul Comedy Show at the Trotter Convention Center at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 15th:
Dream 365 Gospel Spotlight at the
Trotter Convention Center at 5:30 p.m. Free to the public
Monday, January 16th:
MLK Breakfast at the Trotter Convention Center at 8:30 a.m. Tickets $15
Tickets are available at the Rosenzweig Arts Council and Bryan’s Pets and Records0