Happenings

Thursday, Oct. 4

Atlantic City, 100th anniversary celebration, 6 to 9 p.m., Knife & Fork Inn, 3600 Atlantic Ave., benefits Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, live music, 1920s attire encouraged, $150. 609-463-4672.

Friday, Oct. 5

Cape May, Beer Dinner, 7:30 p.m., Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., featuring local microwbrews, $65. 609-884-5404.

Somers Point, Chef Richard's Autumnal Feast and Tony Mart event, 6:30 p.m., Chef Richard's Main Street American Cafe, live music, five-course dinner, $30 plus gratuity. Reservations 609-625-5500.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Atlantic City, "Follow Me!" celebration of National Coming Out Day, 4 to 8 p.m., Steel Pier, on the Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, music by DJ Khamal, live entertainment, vendors, food, door prizes, free, donations for AIDS Alliance.

Cape May, Beer & Chocolate Tasting, 2 p.m., with Gary Monterosso, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., $30. www.capemaymac.org

Cape May, Victorian Dance Weekend, Oct. 6, 7, Vintage Dance Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6, Franklin Street School, Franklin and Lafayette streets; costumed Vintage Ball, 8 p.m. Oct. 6, Convention Hall, Beach Avenue; Tea Dance, 1 p.m. Oct. 7, Cape Island Baptist Church Hall, 115 Gurney St., all-inclusive package $95, workshop $45, Vintage Ball $35, Tea Dance $25. www.capemaymac.org

Egg Harbor City, Latino Heritage Parade and Festival, 1 p.m., rain date Oct. 13, along Philadelphia Avenue, followed by street festival, food, entertainment, by Latino Club.

Galloway Township, Oktoberfest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, crafters, music, food court, children's activities. 609-748-8999

Millville, Festival of Fine Craft, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 6, 7, rain or shine, WheatonArts, 1501 Glasstown Road, throughout grounds of Event Center, 125 juried artists, outdoor artist demonstrations, family activities 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, live music, wine tasting, food, refreshments, $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students; Oct. 7: all children 17 and younger free.

Ocean City, Fall Block Party, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from 5th to 14th streets on Asbury Avenue, fireworks off 9th Street beach 9:30 p.m., crafters, food, music, entertainment, free pony rides for children 1 to 4 p.m. Tabernacle grounds, 6th and Asbury Avenue.

Vineland, Open house, Appel Farm at the Landis, noon to 5 p.m., Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., backstage tours, arts workshops, refreshments, 3 p.m. family movie "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" with Gene Wilder, free admission. 856-691-1121 or www.landistheater.com

West Cape May, Lima Bean Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., raindate Oct. 7, Wilbraham Park, corner of Broadway, Sunset and West Perry streets, crafts, food vendors, entertainment, crowning of Lima Bean King and Queen 3 p.m. 609-884-9325.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Margate, 2012 Jewish Film Festival, 2 p.m., "At Home in Utopia," Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., $5 JCC members, $7 nonmembers. Schedule: Oct. 10: 7 p.m., "Nowhere in Africa;" Oct. 14: 2 p.m., "Dolphin Boy;" Oct. 17: 7 p.m., "The Infidel," optional dinner at Steve and Cookie's By the Bay before film, $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 609-822-1167.

Richard Stockton College, 5th Annual Alumni Legacy Fund 5K Run and Walk, 9 a.m., registration 8 a.m., G. Larry James Stadium, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, music, post-race awards ceremony, $20 before Oct. 5, $25 race day. 609-626-3604.

Monday, Oct. 8

Cape May, Show Us Your Undies Brunch & Fashion Show, Victorian age fashion show, 10 a.m., Carriage House Caf� & Tearoom, Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $25. 609-884-5404.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Vineland, "A Taste of Vineland," 6 to 9 p.m., Mori's on Landis, 830 E. Landis Ave., sample dishes from restaurants, music, auction, $40. 856-794-8653

Music

Friday, Oct. 5

Cape May, Beyond Black & White: Danny Wright 25th Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, $20. 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Ocean City, Bubba Mac's Free Boardwalk Music Festival, 6 p.m. until start of fireworks show, Reunion Jam until 11 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, schedule: Oct. 7: noon to 2 p.m., Terry Showers Gospel Group; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tony Marts All Stars; 5 to 8 p.m. Jah Works, free. tonymarto@aol.com

Theater

Thursday, Oct. 4

Beach Haven, "Steel Magnolias," 2 p.m., Oct. 4, 6, 7; 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 6; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. www.surflight.org

Cape May, "Time Stands Still," drama, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; through Oct. 13, Cape May Stage, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341

Cape May, "It Pays to Advertise," comedy, 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, through Oct. 13, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger; also 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7; 609-884-5898

Cape May, "Sixteen Candelabras," dinner theater, 7:30 p.m., daily through mid-November, Elaine's Victorian Inn, 513 Lafayette St., full course dinner and show, $44.95 adults, $34.95 teens, $24.95 children, 609-884-4358.

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Friday, Oct. 5

Ocean City, Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" - Female Version, 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, through Oct. 13, Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., $15. 609-457-6686.

Hammonton, "The 25 Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., $22. 609-704-5012.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Atlantic City, "Caught Up in the Swing," 8 p.m., Atlantic City Ballet, Superstar Theater, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, free, ticket vouchers at box office. www.acballet.org or www.resortsAC.com

Cape May, Tales of the Victorians, 4 p.m., The Cliveden Inn, 709 Columbia Ave., tea, refreshments, performance by East Lynne Theater Company, $10, age 12 and younger free. www.eastlynnetheater.org

Cape May, "Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery dinner theater, 7 p.m. Oct. 6-9, Impromptu Players, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., $45 adults, $15 children, reservations necessary. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Cape May, Clueless at the Physick Estate, "whodunit," 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., 8:30 to 9:15 p.m., Saturdays, Wednesdays through Oct. 10, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $18. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Beach Haven, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," 2 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21; 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Richard Stockton College, "Private Eyes," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-13, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Stockton Theatre Program, Experimental Theatre, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $8 general admission, $6 seniors, students with ID. 609-652-9000 or www.stockton.edu/pac

Thursday, Oct. 11

Little Egg Harbor Township, "You Can't Take it With You," comedy, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Little Egg Theatre Company, Frog Pond Elementary School, 305 Frog Pond Road, $10. 609-442-7957 or www.littleeggtheatre.com

Manahawkin, Legally Blonde, musical, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 19, 20; 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Our Gang Players, OceanFirst Theater, Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., $15 adults, $12 seniors, students, $8 12 and younger. 609-597-0553 or www.ourgang.org

Friday, Oct. 12

Millville, Brighton Beach Memoirs, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Off Broad Street Players,Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., $20 adult, $14 student, senior. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Saturday, Oct. 13

Cape May, "Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery dinner/lunch theater, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 20, 27; 1 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, 28; Impromptu Players, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., dinner $45 adults, lunch $30, children's menu $15, reservations necessary. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278.

Ocean City, "'Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3," 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $30 to $35, proceeds benefit Ocean City school district. www.ocnj.tix.com or 609-525-9248.

Rowan University, Dracula, Atlantic City Ballet, 7:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro. Tickets at ticketleap or 609-804-1995 or www.acballet.org

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Cape May, "The Belle of Amherst," based on the life of Emily Dickinson, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 17-27; Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 17: half-price preview performance; Oct. 18: opening night after-party included with admission; Oct. 21: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Oct. 19

Margate, "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7 p.m. Oct. 19, 20; 2 p.m. Oct. 21; Margate Players, Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center, Monmouth and Frontenac avenues, 609-487-7783 or www.margateplayers.com

Rowan University, Tennessee Williams' "Stairs to the Roof," 8 p.m. Oct. 19, 20; 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Pfleeger Concert Hall, Wilson Hall, Route 322, Glassboro, $15 general, Rowan students free with ID. www.rowan.edu/theatredance or 856-256-4545.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Barnegat, The Poe Mysteries, 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 25; 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Beach Haven, "Barefoot in the Park," 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 27, 28, 31, Nov. 1, 3, 4; 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27, Nov. 1, 2, 3; Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Richard Stockton College, Dracula, Atlantic City Ballet, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $35/$20, children $10. 609-652-9000 or www.stockton.edu/pac

Saturday, Oct. 27

Vineland, Dracula, Atlantic City Ballet, 8 p.m., Appel Farm at the Landis, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., $30 adult, $28 senior, $15 children. 856-691-1121 or landistheater.com

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Atlantic City, "Dracula," 8 p.m., Atlantic City Ballet, Superstar Theater, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, free, ticket vouchers at box office. www.acballet.org or www.resortsAC.com

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Cape May, "Poe, Times Two," 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; Oct. 31-Nov.16, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 31: half-price preview performance; Nov. 10: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Nov. 2

Hammonton, "Urinetown," 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17; 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Second and Vine Players, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., 609-704-5012.

Friday, Nov. 9

Millville, Annie, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17; 3 p.m. Nov. 11, 18; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Off Broad Street Players, Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., $20 adults, $14 seniors, students. 856-327-6400 or www.levoy.net

Vineland, The Importance of Being Earnest, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17; 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

Friday, Nov. 23

Beach Haven, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Nov. 23 to Dec. 21, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or www.surflight.org

Cape May, "A Tuna Christmas," comedy, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays; Nov. 23-Dec. 30, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Dec. 9: half-price senior matinee 3 p.m. 609-884-1341 or www.capemaystage.org

Friday, Dec. 7

Stafford Township, "Home for the Holidays," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16; 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 13, 14; Ocean Professional Theatre Company, OceanFirst Theatre, Main Street, Manahawkin, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or www.oceantheatre.org

Friday, Dec. 14

Ocean City, Holiday Hits Bandstand, musical revue, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16; Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, $18 adults, $15 age 12 and younger. 609-525-9300 or www.ocnj.us

Vineland, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 16, Cumberland Players, The Little Theatre, Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. 856-692-5626 or www.cumberlandplayers.com

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