- "Rosa's Ride": Start the morning with a short musical play about Rosa Parks, who stood up for what she believed in without leaving her seat. For ages five and up. Registration required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. JFK Library, Columbia Point, Boston. 617-514-1644. jfklibrary.org
- Tribute concert: Classical and spiritual music join forces with freedom songs in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's afternoon tribute concert. Well-known (and our favorite) poet Nikki Giovanni will deliver the keynote speech, and local leaders will read excerpts from Dr. King's writings and speeches. 1 p.m., Faneuil Hall. 617-353-3359, bysoweb.org or maah.org
- Give back : Have the day off? Why not lend a hand? The City of Boston and Boston Cares will come together to host two volunteer sessions with several different service projects. Register at bostoncares.org or cityofboston.gov. 9:30 a.m.-noon, 12:30-3 p.m., Curley School, 493 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. 617-635-3251.
- Museum of Fine Arts Open House: Catch a performance by the Women of the World (an ensemble of women from around the world) and a series of short films that focus on tradition, culture, and identity. Round out the day with a tour or art-making activities like quilting and brush painting. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., MFA, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston. 617-267-9300, mfa.org
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.