Learning and Literacy Gala: The Martin Luther King Gala for Learning and Literacy 2020 is Jan. 19 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd. The event, presented by The Scribe’s Institute, raises money for its Young Scribes Literary Program for Hartford youth. It features a dinner, auctions, dancing, networking. Honorees include Harvard Prof. Elizabeth Hinton, Tiffany Young of the Hartford Yard Goats Foundation, UConn theoretical physicist Dr. Ronald Mallett and David O’Rourke & Jazz Generation. $119. thescribesinstitute.org.