Happenings

Friday, April 12

Sea Isle City,"Girls Weekend" shopping events, April 12-14, eateries, boutiques, salons and businesses throughout town. SeaIsleChamber.com

Saturday, April 13

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

Long Beach Island, Rock for Sandy, Sandy relief fundraiser, 7 to 10 p.m., Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, live music, silent auction, food, $20. 800-900-6435

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. SpiritBrands.org

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

Millville, Free square dance lesson, 7 to 9 p.m., Rainbow Squares, Millville Elks Hall, 1815 East Broad St., couples, singles, teens. 609-399-4486.

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. 609-494-2480.

Kids

Saturday, April 13

Ocean City, Princess and Pirate Tea, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 501 E. 8th St., wear your favorite princess and pirate costumes, games, sandwiches and cookies, $10, benefits children and youth ministries, reservations only. 609-399-2988.

Sunday, April 14

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

Tuesday, April 16

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 16: Harry Horseshoe Crab, A Tale of Crawly Creatures; April 23: Earth Day Celebration featuring Crabby's Water Wish, A Tale of Saving Sea Life; April 30: Elie and Ollie Eel, A Tale of a Fantastic Voyage; aquarium open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, discounted admission coupons on website. ACAquarium.com

Music

Thursday, April 11

Brigantine, Cole Brothers, 7 to 8:30 p.m., North School Auditorium, Lafayette and Evans boulevards, free. 609-264-7350.

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

Saturday, April 13

Somers Point, Safe Haven Cafe music concert series, 8 p.m., inside New Covenant Community Church, 701 New Hampshire Ave., doors open 7 p.m., coffee and latte bar, April 13: Andy Mage; 609-601-1299 or

Sunday, April 14

Millville, Renaissance, 7:30 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., $34.50, $39.50. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Richard Stockton College, Pianist Christopher O'Riley, 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Townhsip, $35. Stockton.edu/pac

Saturday, April 20

Brigantine, Benefit jazz concert, Sam Lardner, 7:30 p.m., North School Auditorium, 301 East Evans Blvd., benefit Marine Mammal Stranding Center, $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. MMSC.org

Northfield, "Broadway Bash," 7 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, singer Heather Shields and While We Wait Productions, includes supper, cocktails, dessert, $50, reservations. 609-641-3600.

Ocean City, Restore the Shore, benefit concert, Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., Philadelphia International Music Festival musicians, donations benefit rebuilding of Jersey Shore, free admission. 856-875-6816 or PhiladelphiaMusicFesti

More listings available on the Web at AtTheShoreOnline.com.

 

Vineland, Kashmir, Led Zeppelin tribute show, 8 p.m., The Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $27.50, $45. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

Sunday, April 21

Atlantic City, Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers, Pam Walker with her quartet, 4 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., free. 609-703-7907 or jazzvespers.com

Cape May, Lower Cape May Regional High School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir, Jazz Vespers, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $5 minimum donation, free parking. 609-884-0680 or www.capemayjazzvespers.com

Mauricetown, Maurice River Music Salon Concert, violist Roger Chase and pianist Michiko Otaki, 2:30 p.m., at an area residence, seating limited, reservations required, donations accepted. 856-506-0580 or www.mauricerivermusic.com

Richard Stockton College, Janis Ian, 2 p.m., Campus Center Theatre, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $35, $40. 609-652-9000 or www.stockton.edu/pac

Sunday, April 24

Cape May, Lower Cape May Regional High School Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Vespers, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $5 minimum donation. 609-884-0680 or www.capemayjazzvespers.com

Thursday, April 25

Millville, Kutless with Ashes, Remain and Luminate, 7 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $35, $25, $20. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Sunday, May 5

Millville, Dustin Lynch, 7 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $25. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Friday, May 10

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

Saturday, May 11

Ocean County College, "Music of the Final Frontier," OCC Concert Band, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $20 adult, $17 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Vineland, Brass Transit, Chicago tribute band, Landis Theater Performing Arts Center, 830 East Landis Ave., $50; limited Club Level tickets $70. 856-691-1121 or landistheater.com

Saturday, May 25

Brigantine, Atlantic Brass Band, 7 to 8:30 p.m., North School Auditorium, Lafayette and Evans boulevards, free. 609-264-7350.

Sunday, May 26

Cape May, Atlantic Brass Band, 8 p.m., Rotary Bandstand, Lafayette Street and Lyle Lane, free outdoor concert, kickoff to 24th Annual Cape May Music Festival, May 26-June 13. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.capemaymac.org

Ocean City, Tenor John Taylor, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Saturday, June 1

Elmer, Arts and Music Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, two music stages, children's village, craft fair, food vendors, advance through May 17: $40 adult, $35 seniors, students, military families; through May 31: add $5 to each ticket; gate: $50 adult, $45 seniors, students; $5 children 3-12; all parking $5. www.appelfarm.org

Sunday June 2

Ocean City, N.J. MasterChorale, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. www.OCTabernacle.org

Friday, June 14

Millville, Josh Thompson, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $25, $20. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Thursday, June 20

Brigantine, Bob Ferris Big Band, 7 to 8:30 p.m., North School Auditorium, Lafayette and Evans boulevards, free. 609-264-7350.

Sunday, June 23

Ocean City, Lynda Randle, Gospel Music Award winner, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Monday, July 1

Cape May, Bill Haley Jr. and the Comets and Jerry Spathis' Rockabilly Band, 7:30 p.m., Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., $28 plus fees. 609-884-9563.

Sunday, July 7

Ocean City, Philadelphia Organ Quartet, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Monday, July 8

Cape May, John Ford Coley, with special guest Robbie Dupree & The Yacht Rock Revue, 8 p.m., Stockton Goes to the Beach Concert Series, Convention Hall, Stockton Place and Beach Avenue, $35. 855-708-9699 or www.capemaycity.com. July 15: Chad & Jeremy; July 22: Helen Reddy; July 29: Ronnie Spector; Aug. 5: Christopher Cross; Aug. 12: Peter Noone.

Sunday, July 21

Ocean City, Tim Zimmerman & King's Brass, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Sunday, July 28

Ocean City, Carolyn Arends & Spencer Capier, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Sunday, Aug. 4

Ocean City, Diane Bish, organist, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Sunday, Aug. 11

Ocean City, Allison Speer, country music recording artist, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Sunday, Aug. 18

Ocean City, Ron Matthews & Gary Matthews, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Sunday, Aug. 25

Ocean City, Zemer Levav, Messianic Israeli Music & Dance, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Sunday, Sept. 1

Ocean City, Jenny & Tyler, light pop, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Saturday, Dec. 7

Ocean City, Messiah Sing-in, Atlantic Youth Orchestra, 4 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Saturday, Dec. 14

Ocean City, Traditional Christmas Concert: Angelus Chorus, Tapestry Strings, Tenor John Taylor, 4 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., free. www.OCTabernacle.org

Theater

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 www.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, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, limited seating, $22 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu

Saturday, April 13

Cape May Court House, "Liza and Judy, Together Again," tribute to Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 212 Bayberry Drive, $25. 609-463-1924.

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

Tuesday, April 16

Richard Stockton College, "The Vagina Monologues," 8 p.m., April 16, 17; 5 p.m. April 20, Campus Center Theatre, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $5 donation, proceeds benefit Atlantic County Women's Center and Southern New Jersey Chapter of RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

Wednesday, April 17

Little Egg Harbor Township, "Jest Plain Funny," montage of comedic sketches, 7 p.m., Linda Turash Productions, Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, free. 732-349-6200 or www.theoceancountylibrary.org

Thursday, April 18

Vineland, Classic film, "Roman Holiday," 7:30 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., all seats $5. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

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 or www.theeagletheatre.com

Saturday, April 20

Atlantic City, "Imperfect Women of the Bible," 2 p.m., Phoenix Ensemble Theater Co., Dante Hall Theater of Richard Stockton College, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., $35 advance, $40 door. 201-376-9810 or 973-372-5478 or 973-953-5161.

Sunday, April 21

Atlantic City, "Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery dinner theater, 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.

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, group rates, dinner packages available. 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. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or www.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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