M.L.K. (Promotional Photo / January 16, 2013)

There are plenty of ways to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, as we take a day off from working to celebrate his legacy (just in case you were suffering from holiday withdrawal). Friday, the Serendipity Chorale of Fairfield County returns to Temple Shearith Israel (46 Peaceable St., Ridgefield. Fri., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.) Friday night to sing African American and Jewish spirituals in memory of King, and hold a reading of his "I Have a Dream" speech. Monday, kids ages 5 through 11 are invited to the Westport Historical Society (25 Avery Place, Westport. Mon., Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $60) where Westport artist Roe Halper will help them create watercolors on the theme of peace, unity and understanding, and share her own story of meeting Dr. King in Westport. Also on Monday, Dr. Yohuro Williams of Fairfield University will deliver a lecture on Black Power in Southern Connecticut at the Fairfield Museum and History Center (370 Beach Road, Fairfield. Mon., Jan. 21, 7 p.m. $7) and The Bruce Museum (1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. Mon., Jan. 21, 10 a.m.) will host a performance of Rosa's Ride: The Life of Rosa Parks.