Happenings

Friday, May 31

Atlantic City, 2nd Annual Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival, May 31-June 2, kickoff live broadcast of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, 6 to 10 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. May 31, Surf Stadium, free admission, tickets on first-come, first-serve basis; Multi-Cultural Heritage Parade, 6 to 8 p.m. May 31, on the Boardwalk; Gold & Platinum Music Tribute, 9 p.m. to midnight May 31, One Atlantic, Pier at Caesars, ticket required, 609-432-9649; Ole School Concert,noon to 7:30 p.m. June 1, free open air concert, Historic Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave.; Gospel Festival, doors open at noon June 2, day-long non-denominational festival, live music, children's activities, Surf Stadium.

Ocean City, Annual Flower Show, 2 to 9 p.m. May 31, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, free admission, donations accepted. 609-525-9300.

Saturday, June 1

Galloway Township, GreenFest, sustainable living festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain date June 2, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Moss Mill Road and Route 9, exhibits, demonstrations, live music, children's activities, free admission. GallowayGreenfest.com

Little Egg Harbor Township, Dean Martin Style Friar's Roast & Comedy Night, 8 p.m., Sea Oaks Golf Club, 99 Golf View Drive, Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, Uncle Floyd, Jeff "Fat Rat Bastard" Pirrami, $30. 609-296-2656 or CatchARisingStar.com

Port Norris, Delaware Bay Day Festival, noon to 9 p.m., Bayshore Discovery Project, 2800 High St., parking in Port Norris with free shuttle to festival in Bivalve and East Point, historical and educational exhibits, artists and craft demonstrators, vendors, entertainment, children's activities, contests, food, lighted boat parade and fireworks. 856-785-2060 or BayshoreDiscovery.org

Sea Isle City, Gerard A. Desiderio Sr. Heart Walk, 9 a.m., along the Promenade, benefits Deborah Heart and Lung Center, $20 registration. 609-602-2406.

West Cape May, Strawberry Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wilbraham Park, corners of West Perry, Broadway and Sunset, vendors of all things strawberry, live entertainment, crowning of Strawberry King and Queen at 3 p.m., free admission. 609-884-9325.

Tuesday, June 4

Atlantic City, Ms. New Jersey Senior America Pageant 2013, 1 p.m., Harrah's Resort Hotel and Casino, Concert Venue Theater, $10. 732-557-9799 or 609-412-1340 or njsramericacameoclub.org or MsNewJerseySeniorAmerica.org

Lower Township, Free Historic Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum, Historic Hangar No.1, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, June 4: "WWII veteran recalls invasion of Normandy," with Q&A; June 18: "Images of America U.S. Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May," book signing and Q&A; June 25: "Warbirds around the World," with Q&A. 609-886-8787 or usnasw.org

Wildwood, 11th Annual North Wildwood Beach Writers' Conference, June 4, 5, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, workshops, manuscript evaluations, networking cocktail party, $125. Registration required. NWBWC.com

Thursday, June 6

Atlantic City, Cocktails by the Beach, 6 to 9 p.m., One Atlantic, 4th level Pier Shops at Caesars, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, silent auction, business casual attire, $85. 609-926-2699 or GildasClubSouthJersey.org

Egg Harbor Township, Greek Festival, 5 to 10 p.m. June 6, 7; noon to 11 p.m. June 8; noon to 10 p.m. June 9, grounds of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue, Greek cuisine, vendors, folk dancing, games, live music, amusement rides, fireworks 9:30 p.m. June 6, 9, $1 admission, free parking, All-You-Can-Ride specials $17 June 6, 9. 609-653-8092 or TheGreekFestival.info

Friday, June 7

Atlantic City, "Rockin' the Kitchen" fundraiser event, 7 p.m., House of Blues, live music, dinner, artist corner, silent auction, $40, benefits Sister Jean's Kitchen and Community FoodBank of New Jersey. 609-345-3444.

Wildwood, Mummers Brigade Weekend, kickoff 7 p.m. June 7, Mummers Pub Crawl; block party 3:30 p.m. June 8, Olde New Jersey Avenue, parade 4:45 p.m., free. 609-374-0562 or NorthWildwood.com

Saturday, June 8

Lower Township, Runway 5k & 1 Mile Fun Walk, 9 a.m., rain or shine, Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, registration opens 7 a.m. at entrance to Aviation Museum, air traffic temporarily closed for event, early registration recommended, proceeds benefit restoration of Historic Hangar 1. 609-886-8787 or USNASW.org or TNTEventManagement.com

Vineland, Cruise Down Memory Lane, 5 to 10 p.m. (rain date 2 to 7 p.m. June 9), along Landis Avenue in downtown section, vintage and exotic cars on display, live music, DJs, live radio broadcast, food vendors. 856-794-8653 or MainStreetVineland.org

Sunday, June 9

Pleasantville, Donny Fund Day, 8 a.m. to noon, Yacht Club of Pleasantville, row, swim, paddle surf along Lake's Bay, registration $25, $15 students, benefits JNS Foundation for children with catastrophic illnesses. 609-641-8666.

Tuesday, June 11

Ocean City, Art on Asbury free movies, 6:30 p.m., Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., featuring artists or art trends, "Good Night, and Good Luck." 609-814-0308 or 609-399-2434.

Wednesday, June 12

Ocean City, Miss New Jersey Pageant Parade, 7 p.m., from 6th to 14th streets on the Boardwalk.

Thursday, June 13

Ocean City, Miss New Jersey Pageant, 7 p.m. June 13-15, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $35 preliminary June 13, 14; $50 June 15; or $110 all three nights. 856-424-3564.

Kids

Sunday, June 2

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sunday, 2 p.m., Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., free programs for all ages, space limited, registration encouraged, June 2: Turning Stories into Paper; June 9: Stepping Stone Mosaics; June 16: Father's Day craft; June 23: School's Out!; June 30: Paddle Fan craft. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Wednesday, July 10

Cape May, "Winnie the Pooh," 10:30 a.m., Stockton Children's Summer Playhouse series, Convention Center, Stockton Place and Beach Avenue, $10. 855-708-9699 or CapeMayCity.com. July 17: "Jack & the Beanstalk"; July 24: "Dorothy Meets Alice: The Wizard of Wonderland"; July 31: "Rapunzel"; Aug. 7: "�berboy: The Story of a Hero."

Music

Saturday, June 1

Atlantic City, Free Summer Concert Series, 1 p.m. to dusk, Historic Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., June 1: Midnight Star, Regina Bell, Chuck Brown's Soul Searchers, Dave Cedeno's Latin Orchestra, Ray Smith's Calypso Band, The Burnsiders Reggae, Justin & Alina; June 22: Battle of the Soul Artist – Unifics, Temprees, Escorts, Black Ivory and Ray, Goodman & Brown; Blue Magic, Introducers, Rob Base, crosswinds and 120; July 20: Sly's "Original" Family Stone, New Birth, Rick Cason Express, Mark "Big & Tasty" Baxter, Jackie Greggs and Kas; Aug. 24: Geo Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, B.A.D., Ed Morgan, Special Occasion and Angela Burton &Passion. 609-347-5643.

Avalon, Blackthorn, 7:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Avenue at the beach, bring your own food and beverages, $20. 609-967-3066 or AvalonPerformingArts.org

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. AppelFarm.org

Millville, Grace Kelly Quintet, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 North Main St., $22, $27. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Sunday June 2

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

Ocean City, Cape Shore Chorale, "Gloria Explosion," 3 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th and Bay Avenue, donations taken. 609-861-2311 or CapeSshoreChorale.org

Wednesday, June 5

Ocean County College, 8 p.m., MidWeek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, June 5: Baby Soda; June 19: F�te Manouche; $18 adults, $15 seniors. 732-255-0500 or Tickets.Ocean.edu

Thursday, June 6

Cape May, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, 8 p.m., part of Cape May Music Festival, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $25 general, $20 seniors, $10 students. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, ext. 153.

Friday, June 7

Atlantic City, Kristina Pruitt and Friends - Between Vintage and Soul, 8 p.m., Dante Hall Theater of Richard Stockton College, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., doors open 7 p.m., intermission and after-party meet and greet, refreshments, $15. KristinaPruitt.Ticketbud.com

Saturday, June 8

Ocean City, Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale, 7 p.m., St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Avenue, doors open 6:30 p.m., $10, children 12 and younger free. 609-399-2748.

Sunday, June 9

Cape May, Blackbird Society, traditional jazz, 2 to 4 p.m., VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., $15 advance, $20 door, or $15 members Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, proceeds donated to Food Bank of Southern Jersey. 609-884-7961or 609-846-7667 or CapeMayTraditionalJazzSociety.com

Friday, June 14

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

Somers Point, Beach Concert Series, 7 to 9:30 p.m., William Morrow Beach and Municipal Beach Park, Bay Avenue, between Higbee and New Jersey avenues, June 14: Jumpin' Johnny Sansone and New Orleans Allstars; June 21: Mingo Fish Trap; June 28: Billy Walton Band; July 4: Bob Campanell Band; July 5: Jeremiah Hunter Band; July 12: Kinsey Report; July 19: Walter Trout Band; July 26: Bonerama; Aug. 2: Vini Lopez and License to Chill; Aug. 9: Southern Hospitality; Aug. 16: Preston Shannon Band; 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 June 15

Millville, The Outlaws, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $34-$39. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Sunday, June 16

Cape May, Jazz Vespers, Jim Ward/Ed Vezinho Big Band, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $5 minimum donation, free parking. 609-884-0680 or CapeMayJazzVespers.com

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. OCTabernacle.org

Monday, June 24

Vineland, Free summer concert series, 7 p.m., Giampietro Park, 3231 E. Landis Ave., in case of rain Memorial School Auditorium, Main Road and Chestnut Avenue: June 24: 4J's Combo; July 1: Buddy Gale Big Band; July 4: Cumberland County College Orchestra/Jazz Band: July 8: John Lolli; July 15: Four Wheel Drive; July 22: Ross Ippolito Combo; July 29: Budyd and the Blue Flames; Aug. 5: Tony Mascara; Aug. 12: Frank Marone and The Italians; Aug. 19: Bud Cavallo Duo. 856-794-4000.

Wednesday, June 26

Wildwood Crest, John Creidler Trio, 7:30 p.m., Summer Concert series, Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, bring blanket or chair, free. 609-523-0202 or VisitWildwoodCrest.com

Saturday, June 29

Beach Haven, Island Singers, 8 p.m., "Love Changes Everything" concert, Long Beach Island Museum, Engleside and Beach avenues, free admission, donations accepted. 732-341-8565 or IslandSingersNJ.com

Cape May Court House, Jersey Shore Pops summer concert series, 7:30 p.m., Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive, $25 to $40. 800-838-3006 or 609 463-1924 or JerseyShorePops.org. June 29: "The Irish Tenor" Colm Fitzmaurice; July 6: "Stars & Stripes Forever" patriotic tribute to American composers; July 13: "Legends in Concert" starring Claude Eric; July 21: "The Italian Tenor" AaronCaruso; July 28: "Swingin; Sixties" starring Jim Yester and YesterDaze; Aug. 4: Classics Rock; Aug. 10: "Music of The Glenn Miller Orchestra," Aug. 17: "Sinatra & Friends" starring Peter Oprisko.

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. 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 CapeMayCity.com. July 15: Chad & Jeremy; July 22: Helen Reddy; July 29: Ronnie Spector; Aug. 5: Christopher Cross; Aug. 12: Peter Noone.

Ocean City, Concert Series at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, July 8: Dave Mason; July 15: Jars of Clay; July 22: Hot Tuna Electric; Aug. 12: Rusted Root. Ticketmaster.

Sunday, July 14

Cape May, "Hot Taters," Dixieland jazz, 2 to 4 p.m., Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., $15 advance, $20 door, proceeds donated to Food Bank of Southern Jersey. 609-884-7961 or CapeMayTraditionalJazzSociety.com

Sunday, July 21

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

Sunday, July 28

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

Sunday, Aug. 4

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

Sunday, Aug. 11

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

Sunday, Aug. 18

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

Sunday, Aug. 25

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

Sunday, Sept. 1

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

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, May 30

Beach Haven, "The Boyfriend," comedy thriller, 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, through June 16, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $45, $35 dinner packages available; "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. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

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

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 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.

Thursday, June 13

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. June 13: The Butterfly Tea Room, 109 Sunset Blvd.; June 20: The Dormer House, 800 Columbia Ave.; June 27: The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St.; July 11: The Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard St.; July 18: The Peter Shields Inn, 1301 Beach Ave.; July 25: The Cliveden Inn, 709 Columbia Ave.; Aug. 1: The Victorian Lace Inn, 901 Stockton Ave.; Aug. 8: The Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St.; Aug. 15: Peter Shields Inn, 1301 Beach Ave.; Aug. 22: Victorian Lace Inn, 901 Stockton Ave.; Aug. 29: Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant, 653 Washington St. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Friday, June 14

Vineland, "Saluting Our Heroes Through A Century of Broadway," musical acts, 7 p.m. June 14, 15, doors open 6:30 p.m., St. Padre Pio Parish Players, St. Mary School, 735 Union Road, $10. 856-692-7136 or 856-692-8537.

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, Aug. 2

Millville, "Fiddler on the Roof," 8 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10; 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 11; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8; Off Broad Street Players, Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., $20 adults, $14 students and seniors. "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Oct 18-20; "White Christmas," Nov.15-24. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net or Obsp.org

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

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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