Happenings

Thursday, April 18

Cape May, Forum on the Green: Farm to Table Dinner, 6 to 9 p.m., Congress Hall, limited seating, reservations needed, $60. 609-770-2626 or CapeMayForum.org

Hammonton, Third Thursday "Garden Party," 6 to 9 p.m., downtown business district, live music, fashion show, sidewalk artists, restaurant specials, wine tastings, shopping discounts, demo booths. 609-567-9014

Margate, Music lecture series, questions about classical music, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., free. 609-822-4700 or BayAtlantic.org

Friday, April 19

Cape May, "Boardwalk Empire" Casino Night, 6 p.m., Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., food, music, gambling, live entertainment by singer Brandon Tomasello, fundraiser for Wildwood Catholic School, $50 advance, $60 door. 609-408-4295 or WildwoodCatholic.org

Cape May, Upton Abbey Tea, 3 p.m., Carriage House Caf� & Tearoom, Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., gifts for those dressed in historical attire from "Downton Abbey" era, live music, entertainment, $25 Friends of Physick Estate, $30 nonmembers. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Northfield, "April in Paris" Happy Hour Celebrity Fashion Show, 6:15 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m., Atlantic City Country Club, One Leo Fraser Drive, appetizers, silent auction, $5 drink specials, fashions modeled by Miss New Jersey Lindsey Petrosh and local celebrities, proceeds benefit Absecon Lighthouse educational programs for children, $30. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLight

Somers Point, Foundation for Education Beef 'n' Beer, 4 to 7 p.m., Charlie's Bar & Restaurant, 800 Shore Road, $20, benefits Somers Point educational program. 609-927-2053, ext. 3102.

Saturday, April 20

Cape May, Captain Mey Day, 1 to 4 p.m., along Washington Street Mall, activities, contests, entertainment, shopping specials from merchants.

Cape May, Earth Day celebration, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., "Earth Day and Marine Debris Clean-up," 9 a.m. to noon, bring own tools and protective clothing, refreshments provided; "Milkweeds for Monarchs with Pat Sutton," 10:30 a.m. to noon, preregistration required, $15 members, $20 nonmembers; "Hummingbirds 101," 1 to 3 p.m., preregistration required, $15 members, $20 nonmembers. 609-898-8848.

Cape May, Lecture program, "Focus on Fort Miles and other World War II Atlantic Coast Defenses," 1 p.m., Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Friends of the World War II Tower, free for members, $5 nonmembers. 609-884-5404, ext. 134.

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

Galloway Township, British Car Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain date April 21, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, British Motor Club of Southern N.J., free admission. 609-567-2676

Port Norris, Storytelling session, "Play on the Bayshore," 2 to 4 p.m., Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St., attendees welcome to share family stories or listen to others, event recorded and information collected used for future exhibit at Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center, refreshments served, free admission. 856-785-2060.

Wildwood, Feis at the Beach, Irish dance competition, 10 a.m., doors open 9 a.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, presented by Cummins School of Irish Dance, vendors of Irish products, free admission. 800-992-9732

Sunday, April 21

Atlantic City, Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center's Annual Gala, honoring Ed Kline, 5:30 p.m., Chelsea Prime Restaurant, cocktails, live music, jewelry auction from Serago Roberts Jewelers, $200. 609-822-1167, ext. 159, or JCCAtlantic.org

Cape May, Sunday "Sports Talk" open forum, 2 to 4:30 p.m., April 21, 28, Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., live audience interaction with professional sports journalists, for all ages, $5. 609-884-9525 or CapeMayCity.org

Cape May, Shore Grand Slam, 6 p.m., Cape May Stage's Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Lafayette and Bank streets, monthly winners of storytelling, poetry and bull slams compete for grand prize, $10 general admission, $5 seniors and students. 609-884-7525 or CenterForCommunityArts.org

Vineland, Family Soap Box Derby, 1 to 5 p.m., rain date April 28, Fourth Street and Landis Avenue, ages 6 to 17, free for spectators, entrance fee required for racers, registration deadline April 15. 856-794-8653 or

Kids

Saturday, April 20

Mays Landing, Hamilton Mall Kids Club Event at Johnny Rockets, 2 p.m., Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, lower level across from carousel, milkshake demonstrations, tastings, all kids receive token for ride on Deep Sea Carousel, free. 609-646-8326 or ShopHamilton.com

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 or Ocean.edu

Tuesday, April 23

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 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. 609-348-2880 or ACaquarium.com

Music

Thursday, April 18

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.

Saturday, April 20

Brigantine, Benefit jazz concert, Sam Lardner, 7:30 p.m., North School Auditorium, 301 East Evans Blvd., proceeds benefit Marine Mammal Stranding Center, $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. 609-823-2363 or

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 PhiladelphiaMusicFestival.org

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 20: Angie; April 27: Toni Noble Corley. 609-601-1299; SafeHavenCafe.com

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

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 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. 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

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

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

Theater

Thursday, April 18

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

Friday, April 19

Ocean County College, Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 7:30 p.m. April 19; 8 p.m. April 20; 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

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.

Richard Stockton College, "The Vagina Monologues," 5 p.m., 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.

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.

Thursday, April 25

Richard Stockton College, Broadway Medley Series, Broadway favorites in dance and song, 7:30 p.m. April 25-27, Campus Center Theater, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $8 general admission, $6 students, senior adults. Stockton.edu/pac

 

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

Ocean County College, Comedy Tonight!, 8 p.m., Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, comedians Jeff Norris and Pete Micahels, impressionist Mark Verselli, $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

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

Tuesday, May 14

Stafford Township, "S'Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical," 2 p.m. May 14, 15; 2 and 8 p.m. May 16; 3 p.m. May 19; OceanFirst Theater, Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., Manahawkin, $35 adults, $20 age 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.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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