With thousands of white kids from the Midwest adopting “Hussein” as their middle name last year, we’re expecting the popularity of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to really take off. Anyone can show their black pride at BAM’s 23rd annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—Come Share the Dream. The event features performances by Brian Jackson and the James Hall Worship & Praise gospel choir and an address by Minnijean Brown-Trickey—one of the first students to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Following will be a free screening of the 2007 documentary Little Rock High: 50 Years Later. And over at Symphony Space, check out the band Abraham, Inc. for Celebrate the Dream, in which a trombonist, klezmer clarinetist, and “beat architect” blend sounds and styles for a truly multicultural celebration. BAM: At 10:30 a.m., Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, 718-636-4100,, free; Symphony Space: At 6:30, 2357 Broadway, 212-864-5400,, free

Mon., Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., 2009