All shook up: MIM exhibit celebrates career of Elvis Presley

The Musical Instrument Museum celebrates the life of Elvis Presley – the “King of Rock n’ Roll” – with “Musical Icon: Elvis,” Aug. 15-16.

Elvis Presley. Photo copyright 2015 ABG EPE IP LLC

Elvis Presley. Photo copyright 2015 ABG EPE IP LLC

The celebration takes place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days at the MIM, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Admission to the celebration is free with paid museum admission.

Activities include:

* “World of Elvis” scavenger hunt, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

* Elvis stick puppet, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Volunteer team members will assists in the creation of a movable stick puppet and show you how to make the puppet play guitar and dance.

* Elvis-inspired menu 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Cafe Allegro. Menu items include southern-style Hound Dog Hocks and Beans, Jailhouse Rock shrimp slaw, chicken-fried “Don’t Return to Sender” steak and more.

* “Jailhouse Rock,” the film, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the MIM Music Theater.

* Elvis MIM quiz, 1:15-2 p.m., Event Room 2.

* Curator talk: “Elvis Presley — The First Modern Pop-Culture Superstar,” 2:3-3:15 p.m., Event Room 2. Join Dr. Rich Walter, MIM’s associate curator for North America, for a discussion of the unique circumstances that established Elvis as the superstar who pioneered a new pattern of pop-culture impact that we still see in today’s celebrities.

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