Folk tales meet classical music in Vineland

What Is It: Paul Mack Somers of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony is fluent in the language and lore of music. The music journalist and composer has a long-running series of lectures on classical music, including his latest this evening at the Vineland Public Library on "Folk Literature in Composed Music."

What To Expect: Somers says he'll talk about "epics, sagas, fairy tales, legends and folk heroes" - and how all the above have been translated into music. His programs usually include him talking about his topic of the month, playing recordings to show his points and plenty of interaction with the crowd.

Event Info: Somers speaks 6 p.m. today at the Vineland Public Library's Community Room, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. He also offers the program 6 p.m. Thursday at the Margate Public Library. For details, see bayatlantic.org or call 856-794-4244.

Casinos

Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 8 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.

Nightlife

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,

1 Borgata Way: mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Morgan Page,

10 p.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Nick & Kelly, 8 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Atlantic City

The Irish Pub, 164 St. James Place, 609-344-9063 - Bag Day, starting in the early morning, patrons are encouraged to wear intricate bags on their heads, DJ starting at 11 a.m.

Barnegat

Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - World Tavern Poker, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Galloway Township

The Dubliner Irish Pub and Grill, Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210 - Quizzo, 8 p.m.

JD's Pub and Grille, 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000 - Karaoke with Troy David, 9 p.m.

Margate

Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163 - Bill McGrady, 7 p.m.

Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 - Budesa Brothers.

Somers Point

Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 -Karaoke with Lori Kelley.

Upper Township

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Jim Fisher, 4 p.m.;

Wildwood

Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - R.O.C.K. Full Production Open Mic.

Comedy

Jay Mattioli, Ryan Maher, Billy Garan, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Keith Anthony, Al Romas, Manny Oliviera, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, for 18 or older, 9 p.m., $25.

Nature

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 trip, $10 show and go: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge with author Pete Dunne, 7:30 a.m., meet at lot. 609-861-0700.