Honoring Dennis Gomes' story at Cuba Libre
Learn the inside story of how Dennis Gomes made his mark by erasing the mob stain from Las Vegas gambling in Danielle Gomes' new book "Hit Me! Fighting the Las Vegas Mob by the Numbers." Danielle Gomes is the late casino icon's daughter. Dennis Gomes is best known in Atlantic City as the former president of the Tropicana Casino and Resort and co-owner of Resorts Casino Hotel.
A special book signing will take place 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Cuba Libre, located in The Quarter inside Tropicana. Tickets are $35 and include hors de oeuvres, a donation to the Dennis Gomes Scholarship Fund and a book signed by Danielle Gomes.
For more information, email Light@Stockton.edu.
Annual Clam-A-Rama at Beach Shack
Welcome summer with a day of clams and competition in Cape May, as the Beach Shack celebrates the long and storied game - clamshell pitching - with the second annual "Clam-A-Rama" on Saturday, May 11.
Clamshell Pitching, a classic Jersey Shore activity, comes to the Beach Shack and will be followed by clam dishes and drink specials at the Rusty Nail. Clamshell Pitching Expert Joe McGettigan, of Clam Drain, will provide everyone with tips and custom Beach Shack clams as the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and Swoop, the Eagles Mascot, cheer on the clam pitchers.
Clam-a-Rama will begin with the Clamshell Pitching Tournament from 1 to 4 p.m. at the beach in front of the Beach Shack. The Beach Shack team will offer lessons to show how it's done from noon to 1 p.m.
The $25 tournament registration fee includes an official Clam Pitching Tournament T-shirt and a Rusty Nail breakfast sandwich. Participants should arrive between 9 and 11 a.m. to sign up and enjoy breakfast. Registration closes at 11 a.m.
Following the tournament, the Rusty Nail will host a Clam Bake with live music beginning at 3:30 p.m. from singer Wesley Ochs.
In honor of the Clam-A-Rama, the Beach Shack will offer the Clam Digger package all summer. The Clam Digger consists of accommodations at the Beach Shack, a bucket of Rusty Nail clams, four beers in a souvenir Rusty Nail bucket, and a custom Beach Shack clam pitching set. Prices vary.
To register for Clam-A-Rama and learn more about the Beach Shack go to BeachShack.com.
Tony Mart's Classic Rock at Greate Bay
Experience the golden years of rock 'n' roll at the Jersey Shore at Greate Bay Country Club on Friday, May 10, when the Tony Mart All Stars perform "The Music that Made Tony Mart's Famous."
Join Dr. Bobby Fingers, Bobby Campanell, Danny Eyer, Howard Isaacson, Jimmy "Old School" Glenn and Rich Kurtz as they perform the greatest hits of Bill Haley and his Comets, Conway Twitty, Duane Eddie and Joey D and the Starlighters. Dance to "Shout," "Rock Around the Clock" and "Peppermint Twist."
Party with the sensational live sounds of the '70s and re-live the songs of the immortal "Eddie & the Cruisers" from the movie that was filmed at Tony Mart's in 1982.
A dinner buffet begins at 7 p.m., followed by the show at 8 p.m. A cash bar will be open the entire evening. Tickets for the dance party, show and buffet dinner are $35 plus $5 gratuity.