The King of Rock & Roll’s birthday is always a cause for celebration, and there’s no better way than an evening of imagery and music of and from the man himself. Eternally Elvis will feature the world premiere exhibit of rare Elvis Presley photos from 1955-1957, honoring the icon’s 85th birthday. This Mr Musichead Gallery show features snaps from its archives with photogs including Bill Avery, Roy Cummings, Bud Fraker, Roger Marshutz, Ernest Reshovsky, Gabi Rona, Joe Shere, William “Popsie” Randolph and Bob Willoughby. From live shots and candid ones with his love Priscilla, to appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and on-set from films such as Love Me Tender and Jailhouse Rock, the range of images aims to capture every facet of the music star (over 40 estate-stamped, limited edition silver gelatin prints will be available for purchase). Other planned amusements include a live performance of Elvis hits by James Intveld and his trio, a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado convertible for photo ops out front and Elvis’ favorite snacks prepared by chef Vinh Nguyen (peanut butter and banana sammies anyone?), plus cocktails by mixologist Ramon Camacho.
Mr Musichead Gallery, 7420 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; Fri., Jan. 10, 7-10 p.m. $39. eventbrite.com/e/eternally-