Love Him Tender: An Elvis Birthday Celebration

Hunka-hunka fun reigns at the Honeymoon Hideaway, in Palm Springs.

YOU KNOW YOUR ELVIS FACTS, like you know that he was born in 1935, and you know the city was Memphis, and you know he had a hit in "Hound Dog," and "Love Me Tender," and "All Shook Up," and a whole sway-your-hips line-up of other rocking hits and emotional ballads. And you also know, we'll just go ahead and state, how he and Priscilla Presley called upon Palm Springs during their 1967 post-wedding trip, and that the house still stands as a monument to Mr. Presley's eternal kingliness. It's called the Honeymoon Hideaway, and the snazzy casa is often at the center of celebrations designed to remember the legend of stage, screen, juke box, and millions upon millions of hearts. One of those celebrations always happens around January, the birthday month of The King, but if you already have plans on the date of his birth (Jan. 8, but then you know that), gaze a little later into the month, at...

SATURDAY, JAN. 20: That's when "Ultimate Elvis" unfolds at the desert destination, all to bring the hunka-hunka birthday cheer. Justin Shandor will perform in two Elvisian shows during the afternoon, while jumping into an information-laden house tour is always a possibility if you want to go the lookie-loo-ing route at the mid-century gem. But you say you're even busy on the 20th? We get it, January is full of Presley parties, and a fan wants to do them all. Take heart, for the famous abode is open on other days of the year, too, for tours, if you'd like to step inside a truly starry structure associated with one of the starriest of stars.

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