Cost: $75 for individual tickets.
Contact: Community Celebrating Diversity
Description: Modern-day activist Carmen Perez headlines Scottsdale's 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Dinner Celebration. The event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Embassy Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the program starts at 6. Perez is an activist who has worked on civil rights issues - including mass incarceration, women's rights and gender equity, violence prevention, racial healing and community policing.