Best Bets January 3, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO
Celebrate Elvis’ birthday with cake, choir performance

Elvis Presley would’ve been 78 on Tuesday, so Tupelo is celebrating.
The party begins with birthday cake at the Elvis Presley birthplace at 1:30 p.m., followed by the premiere of the Tupelo Unity Choir video in the birthplace theater at 2 p.m. The choir will perform at 2:15 p.m.
That evening, there will be a lighting ceremony at the Elvis Homecoming Statue in Fairpark at 5:30 p.m.
The events are free.
For more info, call (662) 841-6521.

Dulcimers return for more music in 2013 at Natchez Trace
The first performance by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association in 2013 is set for Jan. 5 at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitors Center in Tupelo.
The association members will show off their skills playing bluegrass, gospel and old-time music, and will show the audience how to play the instrument.
The performance is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 5.
It’s free.
Call (662) 680-4027 or 1-800-305-7417 for more.

Tupelo artist hopes to raise money for feature film
Glenn Payne is out to create his most ambitious film yet, the psychological sci-fi thriller “Earthrise,” but he needs your help to do it.
He’s asking for donations via the website IndieGoGo.com. Fans can contribute to the project and win incentives, like a DVD of the finished product, signed poster, executive producer credit and more.
Learn more about “Earthrise” and donate at indiegogo.com/earthrise.

Hawthorne Heights member offers Good Time Charlie show
J.T. Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights is performing a solo gig in Tupelo on Saturday.
He’ll be joined by Mark Rose, Light Beam Rider, Dear Life, Rowan Oak, Roses Unread and 5-Eyes.
The show is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Good Time Charlie’s.
Tickets are $10.
Call (662) 507-0442 for more.