Decoy-carving legend highlights

Bayshore Center celebration

What Is It: The Bayshore Center at Bivalve, the home of New Jersey's official tall ship the A.J. Meerwald, has a tradition of hosting a celebration on the second Friday of each month. For tonight's Second Friday party, the featured attraction is Harry Shourds II, above, a third-generation decoy maker whose creations are considered works of art.

What To Expect: But there's always more to Second Friday than one draw. Tonight's music comes from the The Bud Cavallo Duo, there's a showing of "Crash: A Tale of Two Species," the acclaimed PBS documentary filmed on the Delaware Bayshore, plus art exhibits, more crafts, and plenty of local food and drink at the center's downhome Oyster Cracker Cafe.

Event Info: The free event runs 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St., Port Norris. The tall ship, the Meerwald, is back in Bivalve and has a 90-minute river sail set starting at 4 p.m. For more details, call 856-785-2060 or see

A 'Sinatra' salute to moms in Cape May

Who Is He: Brandon Tomasello plays a young Frank Sinatra - a very, very young Sinatra. Tomasello is barely old enought to drink in a saloon, but he has been a popular saloon singer for a few years now doing his Sinatra songbook at several venues in Atlantic City. He moves his act south tonight to a very young venue, the new Cape May Convention Hall.

What To Expect: Tomasello will do his tribute to Sinatra, and to Mother's Day. Go in looking for the skinny kid who would grow up and fill out to be the Chairman of the Board and you may recognize him; you also may enjoy a rare concert in this beachfront building.

Event Info: Showtime is 8 p.m. and doors open 7:30 p.m. at Cape May Convention Hall,

714 Beach Drive. Tickets are free and seating is first-come, first-served. For more details, call 609-884-9565 or see

'Taste of Revel,' solid and liquid

What Is It: It's called a "Taste of Revel," but this event is actually a whole lot of tastes. It's three days of food, drinks, music and more.

What To Expect: The events start in a big way tonight with a Meet the Chefs Kickoff Bash, hosted by Katie Lee, the cookbook author and former host of Bravo's "Top Chef." The opening party features some of Revel's lineup of "Iron Chefs," including Jose Garces and Luke Palladino, plus plenty of food and drinks. Other events through Sunday include everything from Belgian beer tastings to Mother's Day brunches, and the list goes on and on.

Event Info: The Kickoff Bash runs 7 to 9 p.m. today and costs $95 per person, or $150 for VIP package. Other events continue at various times, with various prices, from tonight through Sunday brunch. For a full schedule and prices, see

Classic car show in Wildwood

What Is It: If you love a sweet set of wheels, Wildwood is your spot this weekend. The annual Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show promises to draw beautiful, old-school cars all over the island, but especially to the Boardwalk.

What To Expect: It's always hard to say what will be the hit vehicles at a car show, but this is a promise: If you're into old cars, you can get your fill of them today and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., all along the boards in the Wildwoods. You'll also get a chance to chat the owners up about everything they did to bring the classic out of their cars - or to get the classic back into their old machines.

Event Info: The event is free. Daytime car showings today and Saturday, awards ceremony 9 a.m. Sunday at Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk. For more details, call 609-522-4546 or see


Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.

Legends in Concert, Bally's, 8 p.m. $32.50 adults, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.

Anthony Jeselnik, Borgata, Music Box, 9 p.m. $29.50, $35. 609-677-1000.


Lucas Bohn, Michael Somerville, David Sayh, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m. $27, $25.


Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, guided birding and nature walk, 9 to 11 a.m., starting at Forsythe NWR visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township. 609-652-1665, ext. 21.

N.J. Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and Northwood Center on Lily Lake, Cape May Point, birding trips, $10 show and go: Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area, 7:30 a.m., meet at lot, west end of New England Road; Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, 3 p.m., meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. 609-861-0700.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt marsh film and guided walk, 2 p.m.; animal program 12:30 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.


Car Cruise, 5 to 8 p.m., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, free admission. 609-748-8999 or

"The Music that Made Tony Mart's Famous," dinner dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, music by Tony Mart All-Stars, buffet dinner, $35 plus $5 gratuity for dinner and show, reservations 609-653-6069 or


Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park," 8 p.m., Ninth Circle Players, Dante Hall Theater of Richard Stockton College, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, $20 adults, $18 seniors and Stockton students. 609-347-2162 or

"Hair," rock musical, 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012 or

"Sleuth," comedy thriller, 8 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45, $35 dinner packages available. 609-492-9477 or


Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Jamie McLean, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Flip N' Mickey's, 9 p.m.

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Style Duo, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Prefer, 9 p.m.; Vixens, 10 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Jumper, 7 p.m.; Goodman Fiske Band, 11 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Eli Escobar, 10 p.m.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Nicky G, 8 p.m.; DJ Iron Mike, midnight.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Patty & Bugzy, 6 p.m.; Generation Next, 10 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Drop Dead Sexy, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Mr. Belding, Music by DJ Hollywood and The Beatclan, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.; Beatclan Takeover, 12:30 a.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 2 to 7:30 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m.; DJ, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - Five Time Famous - Unplugged, 8 p.m.; Garden State Radio, 11 p.m.; Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, 609-225-9898 - DJs, Classic Burlesque 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.; Rock 'n Roll Burlesque 2 a.m.; HQ, 855-348-0500 - DJ Fergie, 10 p.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Domino, 9 p.m.; Sideways and Dancers, 10 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ B-Easy, DJ Hook and DJ Luap and D-Sharp; Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - Caddyshack Night, wear golf attire or show golf club membership card and get in free until 11 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Dirty South Joe, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Face Parade, 11 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers, 10 p.m.; Cuba Libre, The Quarter, 609-348-6700 - Late Night Latin Floorshow, 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight; Firewaters, 609-344-6699 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Ego, 609-449-5138 - Almost Angels and DJ April.


W.L.Goodfellows and Co., 310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Atlantic City

Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., 609-344-2200 - Shakera Jones

Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - Chris Huff, 8 p.m.


Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 - Ann Oswald, 7:30 p.m.

The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 609-725-8681 - DJ.

The Windrift, 80th Street and the beach, 609-368-5175 - Darin MacDonald, 7 p.m.; The Loop, 9 p.m.; DJ Radar.


The Bridgewater Pub, 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551 - DJs, 9 p.m.

Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 - DJ.

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Dane Anthony Band, 9 p.m.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Wesley Ochs, 8 p.m.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Chris Huff, 4:30 p.m.; Zack Goebbel, 9:30 p.m.

Ebbitt Room, The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., 609-884-5700 - Paul Sottile, 6:30 p.m.

Hemingway's, Cape May Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia avenues, 609-884-5611 - DJ, 9 p.m.

The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Carl Behrens, 4:30 p.m.

Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Geno White Duo, 7 p.m.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Open Mic hosted by Barry, 8 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 10 p.m.

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Live music, 6 to 10 p.m.

Galloway Township

Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.

Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700 - John Arnett plays piano, 4 p.m.

The Smithville Inn, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777 - Lenny Mitchell, 6 p.m.

Pitney Pub, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906 - Live music.


Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave., 609-704-9797 - Acoustics, 8 p.m.

DiDonato's Bowling Center and Cocktail Lounge, 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040 - Karaoke, 9 p.m.


Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111 - Live music and piano, 7 p.m.

Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163 - Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m.

Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 -DJ Steve O.

Mays Landing

Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Coast to Coast, 9 p.m.


Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Chip Rishell, 9 p.m.

Something Sweet, 206 N. High St., 856-765-3819 - Bill Gatier, Dan Godbey and Friends, 7 p.m.


The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Transport.

Sea Isle City

Kix McNutley's Bar, 63rd Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7286 - Quizzo, 6 p.m.; Karoke, 9 p.m.

Somers Point

800 Bay by Philippe, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - Jazz with Shawn Ashley, 8 p.m.

Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 - DJ Steve & Company, 9 p.m.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Just In Time.

Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, 609-927-5071 - Tony Marts Allstars, dinner buffet 7 p.m., the 8 p.m., $35 plus $5 gratuity.

Upper Township

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Either Way, 6 p.m.

Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.


Dog Tooth Bar and Grill, 100 E. Taylor Ave., 609-522-8383 - Name the Tune, 9 p.m.

Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - DJ Dora.