Happenings

Thursday, Aug. 22

Margate, Movies on the Beach, dusk, Decatur Avenue beach, in front of Lucy the Elephant, free. Aug. 22: Grease.

Ocean City, Taylor Mason, comedian-ventriloquist, 8:15 p.m., Aug. 22, 29, Moorlyn Family Theatre, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace, family friendly, $10. 609-399-0006.

Friday, Aug. 23

Atlantic City, Movies Under the Stars, dusk, Bartram Avenue and Boardwalk, Aug. 23: "Rise of the Guardians;" free. 609-347-0500 or NJCRDA.com

Galloway Township, Car Cruise, 5 to 8 p.m., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Smithville, free admission. 609-748-8999 or ColonialInnSmithville.com

Wildwood, Sports Card, Toys, Comics and Collectibles Show, 3 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 24, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Aug. 25, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, free admission. 800-992-9732 or

Saturday, Aug. 24

Linwood, Family Fun Festival, 2 to 7 p.m., grounds of Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, children's activities, carnival games, food, music, free. 609-927-2950.

Ocean City, Fireworks and entertainment celebration, kickoff 7:30 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, nondenominational program of thanksgiving, 8 p.m., strolling entertainment along Boardwalk, 10 p.m. fireworks off Ninth Street beach, all programs free. 800-BEACH-NJ.

Ocean City, Martin Z. Mollusk Clam Drain (shell pitching), 3 p.m., signups noon to 2 p.m., on the beaches between Fifth and Sixth streets, entry fee $10, proceeds benefit Ocean City Theatre Company.

Wildwood, Colossal Coastal Roller Derby Expo, open-to-the-public games: 4 to 5:30 p.m., 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., 6:45 to 8 p.m., main event 8 to 11 p.m.; Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, $12 online, $15 door, $10 students, military, children age 12 and younger, groups. CoastalDerbyExpo.com.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Atlantic City, Movies Under the Stars, dusk, Brighton Park, Indiana Avenue and Boardwalk, Aug. 25: "Madagascar 3;" free. NJCRDA.com

Cape May, Seafarers' Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 24, 25, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, maritime music, family entertainment, displays and demonstrations of all things nautical, Valhalla's Pirates at noon and 3 p.m., $10 adults, $8 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org

Galloway Township, Fifth Annual Jazz Bridge Down the Shore, old fashioned jazz and barbecue event, 6 to 9 p.m., Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, 401 S. New York Road, live music by Breckerville and Michael Pedicin Quintet, fundraiser for regional jazz and blues musicians in crisis, $25/$15 students, food for purchase. 215-517-8337.

Margate, Claudia's Crab Fest and Reunion, 4 to 8 p.m., Margate Log Cabin, fund raiser for brain cancer research, music, entertainment, children's activities, prizes, advance $35 adults, $12 children; door $40 adults, $15 children. 609-823-2594 or 609-823-1909 or ClaudiaFund.com

Ocean City, "Oh What a Night!," live musical tribute to Frankie VAlli and the Four Seasons, 8 p.m., Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, through August, Moorlyn Family Theatre, Boardwalk between 8th and 9th streets, $25. 609-399-0006.

Monday, Aug. 26

Atlantic City, 6th Annual Taste of The Quarter at Tropicana, 6 to 9 p.m., must be 21 or older, $25 advance, $30 day of, benefits United Way of Atlantic County. 800-745-3000.

Atlantic City, Movies Under the Stars, dusk, Gardner's Basin, "The Avengers;" free. 609-347-0500 or NJCRDA.com

Somers Point, Movie on the Beach, 8 p.m., William Morrow Beach, Municipal Park, Bay Avenue, bring blanket or chair, free. 609-927-9088.

Vineland, Music lecture, "Music of the Pacific Rim," 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., free. 856-794-4244 or

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Tuesday, Aug. 27

Ocean City, Music lecture, "Music of the Pacific Rim," 6 to 7:30 p.m., Public Library, Children's Activity Room, 1735 Simpson Ave., free. 609-399-2434 or BayAtlanticSymphony.org

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Ocean City, Crafters and Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays to Sept. 4, Tabernacle grounds.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Margate, Music lecture, "Music of the Pacific Rim," 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bloom Pavilion, 101 S. Huntington Ave., free. 609-822-4700 or BayAtlanticSymphony.org

Kids

Friday, Aug. 23

Cape May, Princesses & Pirates Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Carriage House Cafe Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $23 adults, $15 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Music

Thursday, Aug. 22

Atlantic City, Chicken Bone Beach Jazz on the Beach Series, 7 to 10 p.m., Kennedy Plaza stage, Mississippi and Georgia avenues, free. 609-441-9064 or 609-841-6897 or ChickenBoneBeach.org; Aug. 22: Lee Smith Quartet, opening act Lyn Ridley Quartet; Aug. 29: Alan Nelson Lines of Reason, opening act Keith Hollis Quartet.

Ocean City, Ralph Roberts Trio, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Markets Days at 7th Street and Asbury Avenue, free. 625-9528.

Somers Point, Tony Mart All Stars, "The Music that Made Tony Mart's Famous," 7:30 p.m., preceded by buffet dinner 6:30 p.m., Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, $45. 609-653-6069 or TonyMart.com

Friday, Aug. 23

Atlantic City, Bartram Beach Block Concert Series, 7 p.m., Bartram Place and the Boardwalk, bring chair or blanket, free. Aug. 23: Stockton Faculty Band. 609-377-7117 or 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

Egg Harbor Township, Rhythm in the Park concert series, 7 p.m., Tony Canale Park amphitheater, off Dogwood Avenue, bring lawn chair or blanket, free. 609-272-8120 or EHTGov.org. Aug. 23: Hamilton Township Community Band; Aug. 30: TBA; Sept. 6: TBA.

Somers Point, Beach Concert Series, 7 to 9:30 p.m., William Morrow Beach and Municipal Beach Park, 800 Bay Ave., Aug. 23: Bryan Lee and Blues Power Band; Aug. 30: Dr. Bobby Fingers with Danny Eyer; Sept. 6: Eddie Morgan Jazz Ensemble. SomersPointBeachConcerts.com

Saturday, Aug. 24

Atlantic City, Free Summer Concert Series, 1 p.m. to dusk, Historic Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Aug. 24: Geo Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, B.A.D., Ed Morgan, Special Occasion and Angela Burton &Passion. 609-347-5643.

Ocean City, Unite!, live music event, 10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Moorlyn Family Theatre, Boardwalk between 8th and 9th streets, for ages teen to young adult, free. 609-399-0006 or MoorlynFamilyTheatre.org

Wildwood, 106.3 WJSE and Philadelphia Soul Summer Slam Sports and Music Festival, starts 11 a.m., on the beach between Mariner's Landing Amusement Pier at Schellenger Avenue and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue, live music, free tickets sold out, still available $50 VIP, $70 VIP, $1,000 Cabana VIP. WJSERocks.com, PhiladelphiaSoul.com, Ticketfly.com

Wildwood, Concert Under the Stars summer music series, 7:30 p.m., Fox Park Amphitheater, Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery avenues, bring blanket or beach chair, free. Aug. 24: Greater Kensington String Band. WildwoodNJ.org

Wildwood Crest, Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, bring blanket or chair, free. Aug. 24: Almost Journey (Journey tribute); Aug. 28: Cape Harmonaires; Aug. 31: Purple Reign. 609-523-0202 or VisitWildwoodCrest.com

Sunday, Aug. 25

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

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Atlantic City, Atlantic City Library International Night Series, multi-cultural music and dance, 7 p.m., Kennedy Plaza, on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues, free. Aug. 28: Kinding Sindaw (Philippines). 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

Somers Point, Summer Latin Jazz Series, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sandi Pointe, 908 Shore Road, free to Somers Point Jazz Society members, $10 general public. Aug. 28: Arturo O'Farrill & Sons. 609-927-6677 or SPJazz.org

Friday, Aug. 30

Millville, Royal Southern Brotherhood, 8 p.m., doors open 7:30 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $20-$25. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Saturday, Aug. 31

Egg Harbor Township, Thunder Rim and His Band, concert and buffet dinner, 8 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., Super Buffet and Grill, 6718 Black Horse Pike, $25. 609-677-8188.

Sunday, Sept. 1

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

Sunday, Sept. 15

Cape May, Jazz vespers, Greg Pordon, 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $10 minimum donation suggested. 609-884-0680 or CapeMayJazzCespers.com

Friday, Sept. 20

Vineland, Glenn Miller Orchestra, 2 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $26, $32, $45 (mezzanine); lunch and show packages $30, $36. 856-691-1121.

Saturday, Dec. 7

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

Theater

Thursday, Aug. 22

Beach Haven, "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," musical, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Sept. 8, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Cape May, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," 8:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, through Aug. 31, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 general, $25 seniors, $15 students, age 12 and younger free. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Cape May, Tales of the Victorians, 4 p.m., stories narrated by East Lynne Theater Company, tea, refreshments, $10 adults, children 12 and younger free. Aug. 22: Victorian Lace Inn, 901 Stockton Ave.; Aug. 29: Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant, 653 Washington St. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

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

Hammonton, "Smokey Joe's Cafe," 8 p.m. Aug. 22, 23, 24, The Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Ocean City, The Rocky Horror Show, musical, 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, through Aug. 31; 10 p.m. and midnight Saturdays through Aug. 31, Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., mature subject matter and language, $15. 609-457-6686 or OCRep.org

Friday, Aug. 23

Cape May, Dinner theater, "Finding Faith," 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Aug. 23, 28, Sept. 6, 20, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Saturday, Aug. 24

Cape May, Dinner theater, "The Observer Effect," 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Aug. 24, 30, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

Sunday, Aug. 25

Cape May, "Roy's Story," 3 p.m., storytelling with Roy Steinberg, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Lafayette and Bank streets, free, no reservations required, tickets on first-come, first-serve basis, followed by free reception. 609-770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Monday, Aug. 26

Cape May, "Nat King Cole Remembered," with Adam Wade, 8 p.m., Cape May Stage's Second Stage Series, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Lafayette and Banks streets, $25. 609-770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Millville, Tracy Morgan, "Excuse My French" tour, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 128 North High St., $35, $45, $55. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

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 Levoy.net

Friday, Sept. 13

Cape May, Dinner theater, "The Heiresses," 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Sept. 13, 27, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com

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, Sept. 25

Beach Haven, "Our Town," 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Oct. 6, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

Friday, Oct. 18

Millville, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Oct 18-20, Off Broad Street Players, Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., $20 adults, $14 students and seniors.; "White Christmas," Nov.15-24. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net or Obsp.org

Sunday, Oct. 20

Cape May, Sunday Film Series, Cape May Film Society, "The Cat and the Canary" (1927), 8:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $10; Oct. 20: ). 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

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.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Beach Haven, "White Christmas," musical, 2 and 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, to Dec. 22, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

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