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Best Ways to Celebrate Elvis’ Birthday in Seattle

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Elvis was born on January 8, 1935. Even after his passing in 1977, his music and personal style have lived on in America and around the world. Here in Seattle, you’re invited to remember and celebrate Elvis – from his favorite sweet treat to his favorite music to his visit to Seattle in 1962!

Top Pot Kings’ Rings
Friday, January 11
Top Pot Doughnuts locations
2124 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206.728.1986
http://www.toppotdoughnuts.com

Celebrate Elvis’ birthday week with the Top Pot King’s Rings! Bacon and Maple one day only this coming Friday at all Top Pot Cafés while they last! Sorry, no pre-orders. Just get there early.

The 16th Annual Seattle Invitationals
Saturday, January 12
8:00pm
EMP Museum
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.empmuseum.org

Don your studded jumpsuit, curl that upper lip and get ready to shake, rattle and roll at the 16th annual Seattle Invitationals in EMP’s Sky Church. Starring over twenty local amateur Elvis Tribute Artists and the Kentucky Rain Band with special guest Billy Joe Huels. Must be 21+ with valid ID. $15 advance, $20 day of show. Tickets available online.

9th Annual Elvis Birthday Tribute
Saturday, January 12
9:30pm
Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789.3599
http://www.tractortavern.com

Come hear an awesome lineup of talent, giving tribute to The King all evening! Stars of Bombay, the Peterman Sisters, The Roy Kay Combo and more. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Downtown Emergency Service Center. DESC works to end homelessness. Tickets $10/person.

Elvis Birthday Bash Dash
Saturday, January 19
9:30am
The Strong Center
2256 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512
http://www.ElvisBirthdayBash.com

Dig out your jumpsuit, don your sideburns, and order up your gold sunglasses – it’s time for the Elvis Birthday Bash Dash – the first costumed and most amazing 5K/10K of the new year! As part of Olympia’s 13th annual Elvis Birthday Bash weekend, you can choose your distance and run for speed, fun, or both! Run as yourself, or whoop it up as Elvis, Priscilla, or one the infamous Memphis Mafia security guards. Prizes for best Elvis costume in both the 5K and 10K categories.

13th Annual Elvis Birthday Bash
Saturday, January 19
7:30pm
Capitol Theatre
206 5th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
360.754.6670
http://www.elvisbirthdaybash.com

The Annual Elvis Birthday Bash with Robert Washington, world champion Elvis impersonator, will be showcasing some of Elvis’ greatest songs from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s live on stage! The show will also feature a screening of the award winning film Almost Elvis, which tells a story of the best Elvis impersonators and chronicles top contenders on their road to the World Championships, including Robert’s own efforts to crack the color barrier. There will be cake, a costume contest, and top the night off with a scarf and kiss from The King! Tickets $15/person.

Return to Paradise
Through Sunday, January 27
Teatro Zinzanni
222 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.802.0015
http://www.dreams.zinzanni.org/

Blast off in Teatro ZinZanni’s time machine and travel back to hippest party of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Diva Gracie Hansen of Paradise ZinZanni cordially invites you back in time to an exclusive evening where Elvis Presley rocks the house, Jimi Hendrix jams with the band and Bruce Lee shows off all his moves. At this Worlds Fair, the future is the past, love conquers science and the party never ends! Tickets available online or by phone.

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