Happenings

Thursday, March 28

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. www.AbseconLightHouse.org

Galloway Township, Drum Circle gatherings, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 28, 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 www.NoyesMuseum.org

Ocean City, "The Last Supper," live dramatization, 7 p.m., March 28, 29, Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., drama, music, worship, free, offering accepted. OCTabernacle.org

Friday, March 29

Richard Stockton College, 2nd Annual S.T.A.R talent show, 7 to 10 p.m., Campus Center Theater, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, proceeds benefit teen center in Atlantic City. 856-426-8987

Wildwood, 10th Annual "War at the South Jersey Shore" National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships, competitions begin 8 a.m. March 29, 30, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, spectators $10 adults, $5 students age 6 and older.

Saturday, March 30

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.

Ocean City, Woofin' Paws Pet Fashion Show, 11 a.m., Carey Stadium, 6th Street off Boardwalk, prizes awarded, $5 entry fee benefits Ocean City Humane Society. 609-525-9300.

Sunday, March 31

Cape May, Easter Fashion Stroll, 1 p.m., along Washington Street Mall, registration begins noon near Rotary Clock, 300 block of Washington Street Mall, various categories, prizes awarded, Easter Bunny visit, inclement weather site Parish Hall of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ocean Street. 609-884-9565.

Ocean City, Easter Fashion Promenade Competition, 1 p.m., in front of Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, Easter Bunny will pose for photos and present chocolate bunnies to children. 609-525-9300.

Monday, April 1

Atlantic City, April Fools Night, amateur comedy night, 7 p.m., Comedy Stop, Tropicana Hotel and Casino, 2801 Pacific Ave., spectators $20, plus one beverage minimum required.

Tuesday, April 2

Richard Stockton College, "Stockton's Got Talent," 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, doors open 7 p.m., pre-show by the Stockton Faculty Band beginning at 7:15 p.m., proceeds benefit Paul Lyons Memorial Lecture Series, $5 students with ID, $10 adults. Stockton.edu/pac

Kids

Tuesday, April 2

Atlantic City, Fishy Tales, preschool story time, 11 a.m., Atlantic City Aquarium, North New Hampshire Avenue, includes craft or activity, April 2: Davy Sand Dollar, A Tale of a Spiny Animal; 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, March 28

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

Wednesday, April 3

Ocean County College, Midweek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $18 adult, $15 senior adults, April 3: "Midiri Brothers: Back Once More;" Ocean.edu

Friday, April 5

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

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, 2801 Pacific Ave., 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. OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, College Drive, Toms River, $10. 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. 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

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

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

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

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.

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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