1. Reserve your spot. In honor of the life of Martin Luther King,WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and journalist Farai Chidaya host afternoon of discussion and staged readings inspired by A. Peter Bailey’s play, “Malcolm, Martin and Medgar,” an imagined reunion of the slain civil rights icons at the Brooklyn Museum. The event is free, but you have to reserve your spot at WNYC's site. Sunday Jan. 20, 3 to 5 p.m. It might seem a long way off, but tickets are going fast.
2. Relive your youth. Morrissey (the singer, not the Egyption president) will perform hits from his days with the Smiths at BAM on Friday night. There are tickets left, but only in the orchestra, which will cost you $89.50. More info can be found here.
3. Help the Sandy-flooded Norton Records. The company's warehouse was devastated by flooding in the storm. So head to The Bell House on Friday for a benefit concert with the Memphis rock of Reigning Sound and energetic old-time rock of The Swingin' Neckbreakers. Show at 8:30. Doors open at 7:30. $15. More info here.
4. Finish that craft project. If you need either help or inspiration to finish that scarf in the closet, head to the Central Library's Fiber Arts Group, where community members help each other with knitting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, beading and other fiber arts projects. All skill levels welcome. 10 Grand Army Plaza, 6 to 8 p.m. More info at the link.
5. Move the car. Sorry folks, alternate side parking rules are in effect today. The next suspension isn't until Monday, Jan. 21 for MLK Day, according to the NYCDOT.