Events are scheduled across the region today leading up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.
Here are two that are open to the public:
At 3 p.m., the East Liberty Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host a forum on the local costs of war on African-American communities.
This evening, the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church will present the first of the two-concert "Let Freedom Sing!" series with the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, spoken-word artist Vanessa German and community singing groups. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at 6556 Shetland Ave. in Larimer.