Elvis Week highlights

Elvis Presley (in 1965) had the Knabe grand piano  refinished in white with gold trim and placed in the music room at Graceland.

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Elvis Presley (in 1965) had the Knabe grand piano refinished in white with gold trim and placed in the music room at Graceland.

Today

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finals: 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 203 S. Main. Two-day tickets are $139 and $69 (includes both semifinal and final round).

Elvis Presley Week Charity Event for 8th Street Mission for Jesus Christ, 7 p.m., West Memphis Civic Auditorium, 228 W. Polk Ave., featuring performance by Jamie Aaron Kelley, tickets $25, call (870) 735-6010.

Elvis Presley (in 1965) had the Knabe grand piano  refinished in white with gold trim and placed in the music room at Graceland.

Photo by The Commercial Appeal files

Elvis Presley (in 1965) had the Knabe grand piano refinished in white with gold trim and placed in the music room at Graceland.

Saturday

The 28th Annual Elvis Presley 5k Run, Walk, Rock & Roll : Starts at 8 a.m. at the Graceland Gates, to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of the Mid-South. Visit elvispresleyrunandwalk.com, or contact Cris Stovall at 761-4277 or cstovall@ucpmemphis.org.

Conversations on Elvis, Sessions 1 and 2: Both sessions are at the Orpheum, 203 S. Main. Tickets $20 for one session or $35 for both, available at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Session 1: 10 a.m., "Elvis on Tour." Join Donny Sumner and Bill Baize, backup singers who performed as part of J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet with Elvis in "Elvis on Tour" along with Joe Guercio, Elvis' musical director and conductor from 1970 to 1977. Hosted by Tom Brown, vice president of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies. Session 2: 1 p.m. "Elvis Presley's Memphis." Michael Lollar, reporter for The Commercial Appeal and contributing author for the book "Elvis Presley's Memphis," and EPE photography manager Robert Dye. Also appearing will be Elvis' longtime friend and road manager Joe Esposito.

A Presley Place Benefit Performance at Marlowe's: 3 p.m. 4381 Elvis Presley Blvd. Special guests include Nancy Rooks, Jamie Aaron Kelley and Elvis tribute artists Damon Hendrix and Nick Gutierrez. No cover charge, but attendees pay for their own food, drink and tip. Presented by Elvis Presley's Memphis fan club to benefit MIFA's Presley Place. No cover.

"Ultimate Elvis Auction," conducted by Heritage Auction Galleries, Venetian Room of The Peabody, 5 p.m. Features the white Knabe grand piano (valued at $1 million) bought by Elvis after its use at Ellis Auditorium 1930-1957.

"Elvis on Tour": 8 p.m. The Orpheum, 203 S. Main. A newly remastered version of the documentary in addition to never-before-seen bonus footage. Special guests include J.D. Sumner, Ed Hill, Bill Baize and Larry Strickland.$89 for the VIP package, $35 for reserved seating.

Sunday

Classic Sunday Morning Gospel Music Singin': 9 a.m. Graceland Entertainment Pavilion (north of airplane exhibit). $30.

Elvis Fan Reception at STAX Museum of American Soul Music: 1-3 p.m. . 926 E. McLemore. "Elvis! From Memphis to Manhattan -- From the CBS Photo Archive." Tickets: call 946-2535, or purchase t the door.

Candlelight Vigil: 8:30 p.m. Gates of Graceland mansion. Free admission and secured parking at visitor center complex after 6 p.m.

Monday:

Elvis Week Finale Celebration Concert : 9 a.m. Graceland Entertainment Pavilion (north of airplane exhibit). Jamie Aaron Kelley along with Brad Birkedahl and Joe Fick, formerly with The Dempseys, and Terry Mike Jeffrey perform. Tickets are $30 each.

George Klein's Elvis Memorial Service, noon at the University of Memphis Theater and Arts building; free.

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