After dazzling audiences with their over-the-top theatrics and tongue-in-cheek tributes to Hollywood icons, the cast of Divas DO AC will put on their makeup and wigs for the last time at Resorts Casino Hotel on Sept. 27.
The popular female and celebrity impersonator show, which currently features male performers offering tributes in drag to Dolly Parton, Prince, Patti LaBelle, Liza Minelli, Marilyn Monroe and Joan Rivers, will go away as Resorts will look to "try something new" in the Screening Room, according to spokesperson Courtney Birmingham.
"It was an amazing run and they did such a phenomenal job," Birmingham says. "It's just time to move on. We have a bunch of different options we are looking at right now."
Although there are no concrete plans, expect a big finale for Divas, which helped Resorts secure a loyal lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clientele along with its LGBT club, Pro Bar, which is on the same floor as the Screening Room, where Divas was performed.
"Divas has been such as a huge part of the property's transformation, and we definitely want to send them off in style," Birmingham says. "They will be here through the Miss'd America Pageant (Sept. 21), which will create a lot of energy and activity for Divas."
Despite its heavy LGBT audience, Divas succeeded for so long because it did draw a wide demographic.
"It was a show for everyone, not just the LGBT database," Birmingham says. "We were just re-evaluating all of our entertainment options, and we just felt like it had run its course in the best way possible."
Divas' schedule will remain unchanged until closing: 8 p.m. Mondays, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $25.
Band search at Taj
If you want to hear some great bands, head to Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort on Tuesday, Aug. 27, for the finale of the Rock Band Search from WMGM 103.7-FM.
The four-week competition features five local bands from 7 to 10 p.m. inside Trump's Ego Lounge, each offering three-song sets.
WMGM personalities Mat Murray, Scott Reilly, Sean Patrick and April host the events, and the winner from the finals will receive $1,000 cash and a paid appearance in Ego. And the best part? There is no cover. I will also be there to decide who should take home the big money and awesome opportunity to perform in Ego, one of the best casino lounges in town. So make sure you stop by and be part of the fun.
Beer dinner at ACCC
Atlantic City Country Club, the Northfield-based golf resort owned by Caesars Entertainment, is offering a unique beer tasting with dinner stations 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, that is certainly worth checking out. The creative team decided to do a ballpark-themed event, and Executive Chef Ed Daggers will create some amazing versions of ballpark staples on steroids paired with craft beer.
Also unique is that each station will be themed after different ballparks so attendees can walk around and sample as much as they please. There will also be live music on the patio.
Tickets are just $49. Call 609-236-4400 to make reservations.
Girls night out at Nugget
Are you looking for the ultimate girls night out? Then you certainly want to head to the Golden Nugget Atlantic City this month.
Grab your girlfriends for an epic night out and start Fridays at The Chart House. The amazing seafood restaurant's 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour features special items such as a hummus trio, steamed mussels and Chart House sliders for $5 to $7, plus special beers, cocktails and wine ranging from $3 to $7, all while you overlook the magnificent bay and Atlantic City skyline.
Hang out in one of the Nugget's bars, including The Deck, and then head to Haven, where you can either purchase a bottle of Ketel One vodka and get upgraded to magnum size or buy any bottle and receive a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne before midnight. The hottest and newest nightclub in town also offers 24 Karat Club card members free valet or self parking plus complimentary admission.
You can also check out the "Fifty Shades of Grey" musical parody "SPANK!" The naughty fun of the best-selling book hits the stage with a reimagining of characters, plus sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers and steamy performances from the hunky leading man.
There are special Friday night packages available for that perfect girls night out, including a $249 package that includes a double standard room for up to four guests, four tickets to the show, free admission to Haven and a free first round of drinks. Or for $299, a couples package includes a king standard room for two, dinner for two at Lillie's, Grotto, Chart House or Vic and Anthony's, two tickets to SPANK!, free admission to Haven and a 20-percent discount at Golden Nugget's Spa and Salon.
For more information go to GoldenNugget.com/AtlanticCity.
Music superstar and Margaritaville Owner Jimmy Buffett stopped by the LandShark Bar & Grill on the boardwalk in front of Resorts Casino Hotel last week. It was the first time he checked out the interior of his beach bar and was really impressed with the way it came out. He was joined by Resorts President and CEO Mark Giannantonio.
They had to pull a few strings, but Mike & Diane from the morning show on WAYV 95.1-FM were recently honored by having their caricatures placed on the Wall of Fame at The Palm inside The Quarter at the Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Former heavyweight boxers Larry Holmes and Jerry Cooney, who once squared off in one of the best boxing matches of all time, made an appearance at Revel last weekend and checked out Iron Chef Jose Garces' Amada restaurant.
Free concerts at Revel
Music legend Edgar Winter, known for his hits "Free Ride" and "Frankenstein," will perform two free concerts on the boardwalk in front of Revel 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 28 and 29.
The one-time music prodigy and Texas native fuses rock, jazz, blues and pop for a unique sound that would certainly be cool to check out for free outdoors on a summer evening.
Expect to heat Winter's hits and see him play keyboards as he roams the stage since he invented the keyboard body strap. The always innovative musician knows how to put on a show.