In Barber’s case, the evening also serves as an official coming-out for his stage alter ego, who’s just emerged from a two-year retirement to swivel his hips in Denver again as an “emulator,” rather than an “impersonator,” of the King.
“It’s the fans,” explains Barber. “The demand was still there. I kept getting calls for gigs, and the ladies were camping out in front of my house.” Well, maybe. “My walk with death made me a wiser man,” he adds. “I’ve become more appreciative of what Elvis still gives to his fans in the world, and that I can do it — I look at that as a gift to share.” Though he’ll go solo for tonight’s event, Barber will also perform with a band for a pre-Valentine’s show on February 13 at the Soiled Dove (see facebook.com/thevelvetelvis).
Drop by the Perfect Petal, 3600 West 32nd Avenue, to shop during your designated time; afterward, redeem stickers available at the event for $5 infused margs and green-chile nachos down the road at the nearby El Camino eatery. Go to theperfectpetal.com for information.
Sun., Feb. 9, 5-6:30 & 6:30-8 p.m., 2014