Weekend: Celebrate the King’s Birthday


THANK YOU VERY MUCH: Elvis may be gone, but 33 years later he's still known as "The King." Help celebrate his 76th birthday Saturday night at the annual "Elvis Fest" at The Original Mother's. Hall of Fame radio personality Dick Biondi of True Oldies 94.7 hosts and broadcasts live and an endless supply of talented impersonators will be in the house, rocking out on stage. 5 p.m., 26 West Division St, $5 suggested donation

SKETCHFEST: This year's festival features 152 performances by more than 120 local, national and international sketch comedy groups. The world's largest sketch comedy festival runs through January 16th. Tickets, Schedule

SPUD SUCKERS: OK, it sounds kind of gross, but the voyeur in all of us can't help but be a little intrigued by a mashed potato eating contest. It all goes down Saturday night at the Risque Cafe. Participants will be competing for over $300 in cash and prizes. If you don't want to participate, take advantage of the $3 Matilda Drafts, $3 Old Style Bottles and of course, all you can eat mashed potatoes and gravy for $5 so you can at least get in the spirit. 7-10 p.m., p.m., 3419 N Clark St

ALIEN QUEEN: Local cabaret duo The Scooty & JoJo Show premiere their newest campy creation on Saturday at Circuit, a musical tribute to the 1979 "Alien" and 1986 "Aliens" films paired with songs by the rock band Queen.

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