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Thursday, January 19

Continue honoring the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Georgia State University's 23rd annual MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CONVOCATION. Author, activist, poet and hip-hop historian Kevin Powell delivers the keynote speech and the ceremony continues with inspirational jazz vocalist Myrna Clayton, a tribute by local poet Khia Stone, and the all-female African dance-drumming troupe Giwayen Mata. Free. 4 p.m. Student Center Speaker's Auditorium, 44 Courtland St. 404-651-3578. www.gsu.edu. (LB)

Friday, January 20

You may not know who Vinx is, but you've probably heard him before. His jazzy "There I Go Again" was often played on the TV show "Northern Exposure." He toured with Sting as his percussionist and background vocalist for years, and made an appearance on MTV's "Unplugged." He has collaborated with Cassandra Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Will Downing and many others, but his Apache Café concert focuses on his own music. $15-$20. 8 p.m. 64 Third St. 404-876-5436. www.apachecafe.info. (MR)

Saturday, January 21

Get ready for a wheely good time with the Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Jam. Atlanta Hawks guard Josh Childress and Harlem Globetrotter Jumpin' Jackie Jackson are among the competitors rollin' around to benefit the Dream Makers Youth Foundation, which provides educational, recreational and therapeutic services to metro Atlanta children with special needs. $7-$10. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Campbell Middle School, 3295 S. Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 678-398-6693. www.dreammakersyouthfoundation.org. (CW)

Sunday, January 22

Expect some chills with Aurora Theatre's current production of Wait until dark (right). The mystery thriller tells the story of a blind woman who has to match her wits with a group of thugs who believe their heroin-filled doll lies inside her apartment. $18-$25. Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2:30 p.m. 3087 Main St., Duluth. 770-476-7926. www.auroratheatre.com. (LB)

Monday, January 23

If you missed your opportunity to take part in Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner, then get a jump start on volunteering for its annual Easter Dinner. It may not happen until April, but volunteers need to register in advance to help out. The organization also has a year-round need for cash and other donations. Call 404-755-3353 or visit www.hoseafeedthehungry.com. (LB)

Tuesday, January 24

Artist Amalia Amaki is known for work that explores women, African-American culture and other concepts of cultural dynamics. Her current exhibition at Sandler Hudson Gallery, In a red knowing, explores the topic of blood, including lineage, heritage and the liquid traveling in our veins. Free. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m. 1009-A Marietta St. 404-817-3300. www.sandlerhudson.com. (LB)

Wednesday, January 25

Who doesn't love a redhead? Forget your hard-knock life when Theater of the Stars brings the family musical Annie to the Fox Theatre. Opening today, the musical could be just what you need to help you and the kids think about what luck could be in store tomorrow. $20-$55. Wed.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Through Jan. 29. 660 Peachtree St. 404-817-8700. www.foxtheatre.org. (LB)

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