Join us for First Fridays at the Museum on Friday, August 5th at 6 pm. It is our annual Dinner and a Movie Edition!!
Our annual Elvis tradition continues. The evening begins with a full German inspired dinner. And..... back by popular demand, the dinner hour will include live entertainment by Elvis himself! Following the dinner and entertainment, we'll screen "G.I. Blues" (1960) starring Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse in our Ackerman Family Amphitheater.
"G.I. Blues" was filmed right after Elvis finished up his 2 year commitment with the U.S. Army. However, some of the location scenes of Germany were actually filmed while Elvis was there in 1959. The Army even offered up tanks and vehicles on manoeuvres to be used during filming.
The film follows Tulsa McLean, (Elvis) a tank crewman who also is a singer. Tulsa dreams of running his own nightclub once he is out of the Army. To earn money, he and a few friends form a band and perform at various German gasthauses, night clubs and on an Armed Forces stage. Tulsa trys to win a bet related to a club dancer named Lili but he ends up falling for her.
The soundtrack was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1960.
German-inspired Dinner Menu includes: Mini potato pancakes, salad, lemon thyme chicken, vegan potato sauerkraut casserole, green beans almondine, mashed potatoes and German chocolate cupcakes.
Tickets are $35 for museum members, $45 for non-members and $15 for children (ages 3-15). The full German-inspired meal is included in the ticket price. A specialty cocktail, wine, beer and other refreshments will be available for purchase.