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What’s Hot Around Town This Weekend? The King!

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Cast members of Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS" show arrive at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 19, 2011, in Las Vegas.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Cast members of Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva ELVIS” show arrive at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 19, 2011, in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

A Tribute To Elvis

Legendary Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker joins the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at 10:45 a.m. Friday, and 8 p.m. Saturday for a new production fit for “the King.” Put on your blue suede shoes and thrill to all your Elvis favorites including “Jail House Rock,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Suspicious Minds,” and more! Tickets start at $19. Get more information here.

Banjo Convention

The North American International Banjo convention happens this weekend at the Double Tree Hotel in Dearborn. Visit for concerts, and even jam with the musicians. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the door for $10.

Student Exhibit

The 75th Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition is happening Saturday through Sunday, June 3. It features hundreds of imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools students in grades K-12, ranging from paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, jewelry and more. The exhibition is free with museum admission.

Soldiers Dinner

Visit the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi this weekend for the annual Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Dinner. The keynote speaker will be the notable Sebastian Junger, author of “The Perfect Storm,” and “War.” It happens 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $100 each. All proceeds will benefit soldiers’ charities. Call 248-346-5976 for tickets.

Hair Wars

In the mood to see some spectacular hair infrastructure? Visit Cobo Center for the annual hair styling and sculpting extravaganza known as “Hair Wars.” You’ll see hair ‘dos with all kinds of doo dads. Think fountains, lights — even food is used in these eye-popping, hair-raising creations. Parking is $10. Get more information here.

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