Happenings

Thursday, April 4

Atlantic City, Spring break at Absecon Lighthouse, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily to April 8, last climb 3:30 p.m., 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages 4 to 12, $3 Atlantic City residents, active military free, discount coupon on website.

AbseconLighthouse.orgor 609-449-1360.

Galloway Township, Drum Circle gatherings, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., April 4, May 23, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, led by Brian Johnson Sr., co-owner of Herban Legend Boutique in Historic Smithville, $5 adults, $4 seniors, students, museum members, children and Stockton students and staff have free admission. 609-652-8848 or

Friday, April 5

Atlantic City, Gala Dinner Dance, Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association, 6:30 p.m., Royal Swan Ballroom, Tropicana, 609-345-8910.

Atlantic City, The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, 7 to 11 p.m. April 5, noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. April 6, Convention Center, One Convention Blvd., culinary demonstrations, beer seminars, vendors, activities, must be 21, $56 per session door, $51 advance; designated drivers $11. Ticketmaster.com

Cape May, Roller skating, 4 to 9 p.m. April 5; 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. April 6; noon to 5 p.m. April 7, Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., $5 to skate, $2 non-skaters, bring own skates or rent ($2 traditional skates, $4 in-line skates). 609-884-9526 or

Somers Point, Pointe Blank Comedy, comedy show, 8 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, headliner Julia Scotti, $20. ACRockSolid.com

Saturday, April 6

Cape May, Winery Cellar Tour and Tasting, 3 p.m., Saturdays through May 25, Cape May Winery, 711 Townbank Road, $20, purchase advance tickets at Washington Street Mall Information Booth or Carriage House Visitors Center, Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or

Millville, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling: Who's New, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., three comedians, live taping, $25, $20. 856-327-6400 or

Port Norris, Run for the Schooner, 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run/walk, 9 a.m., 8 a.m. registration, Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St., advanced registration $15 adults, $10 ages 14 and younger, race day registration $20 adults, benefits schooner A.J. Meerwald Rotary projects. 856-785-2060 or

Sunday, April 7

Atlantic City, April Fools Half Marathon, along Boardwalk, start and return at Revel, registration $95. ACMarathon.org

Monday, April 8

Little Egg Harbor Township, Music lecture series, questions about classical music, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, free. 609-294-1197 or BayAtlantic.org

Tuesday, April 9

Ocean City, Music lecture series, questions about classical music, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., free. 609-399-2434 or

Friday, April 12

Sea Isle City,"Girls Weekend" shopping events, April 12-14, eateries, boutiques, salons and businesses throughout town, find participating businesses at SeaIsleChamber.com or call 609-263-9090.

Saturday, April 13

Cape May, Green Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, environmental displays, eco-friendly fashion show, live music, children's activities, free.

Ocean City, 28th Annual Doo Dah Parade, noon, from 6th Street and Asbury Avenue to Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, enter for free, PieAsco pie event follows parade. 609-525-9300 or 609-364-4010.

Wildwood, Cheerleading competitions, beginning 9 a.m., ECC Cheer Shore Show Down, April 13; East Cheerleading Competition, April 14, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, tickets at door. 866-52-CHEER.

Sunday, April 14

Atlantic City, Poetry reading, Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn, 2:30 p.m., Free Public Library, main library atrium, One N. Tennessee Ave., for all ages, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3112.

Galloway Township, Penny Angel Beagle Rescue Spring Fundraiser, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., JD's Pub and Grill, Smithville Town Center, Route 9 and Smithville Boulevard, food, desserts, music, slide show, raffle, auction, $15 adults, $8 ages 6 to 10 years. 609- 965-9476.

Monday, April 15

Vineland, Music lecture series, questions about classical music, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, Community Event Room, 1058 E. Landis Ave., free. 856-794-4244 or BayAtlantic.org

Wednesday, April 17

Surf City, Autism in the Arts, celebration of Autism Awareness Month, 7 p.m., Long Beach Island Library, 217 S. Central Ave., highlighting works of comic artists Chad Coulter and Jeffrey Crothers, and cellist Brian Spinner, local challenged young adults, refreshments served, free but registration required. 609-494-2480.

Vineland, Cumberland County Women's Hall of Fame induction dinner, 6:30 p.m., Merighi's Savoy Inn, $50. 856-825-5929.

Kids

Tuesday, April 9

Atlantic City, Fishy Tales, preschool story time, 11 a.m., Atlantic City Aquarium, Historic Gardner's Basin, North New Hampshire Avenue, includes craft or activity, April 9: Lucky Lookdown, A Tale of a Funny Fish; aquarium open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12. 609-348-2880

Sunday, April 14

Vineland, Wizard of Oz, 2 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $12. 856-691-1121

Sunday, April 21

Hammonton, "American Girl Tea Party," 1 to 3 p.m., Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., for ages 4 and older, must be accompanied by adult, catered by Atlantic Cape Culinary Academy, $24.99, advance registration April 12. HammontonArtsCenter.org

Ocean County College, "Beauty and the Beast," Ballet for Young Audiences, 1 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $12 all seats. 732-255-0500

Music

Thursday, April 4

Ocean City, Open Mic Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Meeting Room N116, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., scheduled on first-come-first play basis, free. 609-399-2434.

Friday, April 5

Millville, Joan Osborne, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $22-$27. 856-327-6400 or

Vineland, Samuel Hernandez, 7 pm. April 5, 6, Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., $20. 856-691-1121 or LandisTheater.com

Saturday, April 6

Richard Stockton College, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 8 p.m., rescheduled from Oct. 28, tickets from cancelled concert honored, pre-concert "Conversation with the Maestro" 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $25. 609-652-9000

Thursday, April 11

Millville, Dave Mason Unplugged, Acoustic Duo, 7:30 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $29, $34, $39. 856-327-6400

Somers Point, Cape Bank Jazz @ The Point 2013, four-day jazz festival, April 11: Words and Music, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mission Point Church, 900 W. New York Ave.; John Colianni Trio, 9 to 10:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, Ballroom, 908 Shore Road, both events free; April 12: Tom Guarna Quintet, 8 and 10 p.m., Gregory's Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road; Jim Ridl Quartet, 8 and 10 p.m., Sandi Pointe Ballroom, 908 Shore Road; Kate Davis Trio, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe Dining Room, 908 Shore Road, $30 advance (by April 11), or $40 door, includes all venues; April 13: Danny Walsh Quintet, 8 and 10 p.m, Gregory's Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road; Pat Martino Trio, 8 and 10 p.m., Sandi Pointe Ballroom, 908 Shore Road; Ayako Shirasaki/Noriko Ueda Duo, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe Dining Room, 908 Shore Road, $30 advance (by April 11), or $40 door, includes all venues; April 14: U-DIG! Fuze-muzik, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Gregory's Restaurant & Bar. 900 Shore Road; Rhenda Fearrington Sextet, 4 and 6 p.m., Sandi Pointe Ballroom, 908 Shore Road, $20 advance (by April 11), or $30 door, includes all venues; all-event weekend pass $60 advance (by April 11) or $80 door. 609-927-6677 or SPJazz.org

Friday, April 12

Vineland, David Bromberg Quartet, 8 p.m, Apple Farms at the Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., doors open 7 p.m., $30, $35, $60. 856-691-1121

Saturday, April 13

Somers Point, Ayako Shirasaki, jazz piano concert, 9:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe, 908 Shore Road, $30. 609-927-6677

Theater

Friday, April 5

Beach Haven, "Carousel," musical, 7 p.m. April 5, 6; 2 p.m. April 7, Our Gang Players, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 age 12 and younger. 609-597-0553 or OurGang.org

Sunday, April 7

Atlantic City, "Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery dinner theater, 1 and 6 p.m. April 7; 6 p.m. April 21; 7 p.m. April 26; 1 p.m. April 27; The Palm Atlantic City, 2801 Pacific Ave., The Quarter in Tropicana Casino and Resort, $90. 609-344-0483.

Thursday, April 11

Ocean County College, Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 7:30 p.m. preview performance, OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, limited seating, $10. 732-255-0500 or Ocean.edu

Friday, April 12

Ocean County College, Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 7:30 p.m. April 12, 19; 8 p.m. April 13, 20; 2 p.m. April 14, OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, College Drive, Toms River, $22 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or Ocean.edu

Saturday, April 13

Vineland, "Carmen," Atlantic City Ballet, 8 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 E Landis Ave, $30 adults, $28 seniors, $15 children. 609-804-1995 or ACBallet.org

Friday, April 19

Hammonton, "Hair," rock musical, 8 p.m. April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11; 3 p.m. April 28, May 5, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012

Tuesday, April 23

Beach Haven, "Thank You for the Music - A Modern Tribute to ABBA," musica, April 23-May 4, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Saturday, April 27

Cape May, "A Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery dinner, 7 p.m. April 27; luncheon 1 p.m. April 28; Impromptu Players, Carriage House Caf� & Tearoom, Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $45 dinner, $30 luncheon. CapeMayMac.org

Tuesday, May 7

Beach Haven, Broadway at the Beach summer series, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, "Sleuth," May 7-19; "The Boyfriend," May 24-June 16; "George M!" June 19-July 17; Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific," July 10-28; "Les Miserables," July 31-Aug. 18; "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," Aug. 21-Sept. 8; "Our Town," Sept. 25-Oct. 6; "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," Dec. 3-22; $45. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, May 8

Atlantic City, 8th Street Life concert event, 7:30 p.m., doors open 6:45 p.m., Concert Venue at Harrah's Resort, 20 featured performers and bands, benefits Serenity House and Hansen House, $25, or $150 VIP seating includes dessert reception with musicians after show. 609-965-3700, ext. 16, or www.hansenfoundationnj.org

Friday, May 17

Cape May, "How to Make a Rope Swing," drama, 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17-June 7, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. May 17: half-price preview performance; May 26: half-price senior matinee; May 31: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Friday, June 7

Hammonton, "Urinetown: The Musical," 8 p.m. June 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29; 3 p.m. June 16, 23, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front row. 609-704-5012 or www.theeagletheatre.com

Wednesday, June 12

Cape May, "Lend Me A Tenor," comedy, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, June 12 – July 26, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. June 12: half-price preview performance; June 30: half-price senior performance; June 21: Pay- What-You- Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Wednesday, July 31

Cape May, "Boeing Boeing," comedy, 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, July 31-Sept. 13, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. July 31: half-price preview performance; Aug. 18: half-price senior performance; Sept. 3: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Friday, Sept. 6

Millville, "Les Miserables," Sept. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, Cumberland Players, Levoy Theatre, 128 North High St., $20. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Cape May, "Freud's Last Session," drama, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Sept. 18-Oct. 19, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Sept. 18: half-price preview performance; Oct. 2: half-price senior performance; Oct. 10: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Cape May, "A Walk in the Woods," drama, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 23-Nov. 16, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 23: half-price preview performance; Nov. 3: half-price senior performance; Nov. 8: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Friday, Nov. 29

Cape May, "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 29, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Dec. 8: half-price senior performance; Dec. 14: Pay-What-You-Can-Matinee. 609-884-1341.

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