Thursday, Feb. 27
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., “A Tribute to African American Firsts,” focuses on accomplishments and innovations from African-Americans, presented by The City of Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Free Public Library, All Wars Memorial Building, South States Avenue, Atlantic City. 609-347-5643.
“TWO PINTS LIGHTER” FILM SHOWING, 6 p.m., independent film, adults and mature teens only, directed by former Stockton professor Matt Lawrence, presented by The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, The Noyes Museum of Art, 733 Lily Lake Road, Absecon (Oceanville), $5, free for Museum members. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org
Friday, Feb. 28
ATLANTIC CITY CLASSIC CAR SHOW, Feb. 28 to Mar. 2; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 28; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mar. 1; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mar. 2; shows, auctions, Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, $25 adults at door, $20 adults advance, $5 ages 11 and younger; Sunday: kids free.
ATLANTIC CITY FASHION WEEK, Feb. 28, Mar. 1, 2, 6:30 p.m. walk and photo opportunity, 7 p.m. fashion show, appearances by America’s Next Top Model Finalist Cory Wade Hindorff, The Voice Finalist Michelle Brooks-Thompson, Project Runway designers, entertainment, sports celebrities, The Pier Shops at Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, tickets start at $35.
ATLANTIC CITY INAUGURAL BALL, 6 p.m. sponsor reception, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ball, 8 p.m. fireworks display, honors Mayor Donald Guardian, proceeds support Education for Atlantic City Residents, donations tax deductible, live entertainment, dancing, Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $250 ball, $550 ball and sponsor reception. MasterpieceAdvertising.com/
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA, 8 p.m., presented by The Atlantic City Alliance (ACA), attendance by Mayor Donald A. Guardian, on the beach outside of Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, free.
PIZZA AND FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., by West Cape May Environmental Commission, film: “Red Dog,” rated PG; 6 p.m. free pizza; short presentation by Animal Outreach of Cape May County; West Cape May Boro Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May. 609-884-1005.
PLAYWRITING GET-AWAY, Feb. 28, Mar. 1, hosted by East Lynne Theater Company, play-writing workshop, participants create “ten-minute plays,” works read aloud by ELTC company members, The Henry Sawyer Inn, 722 Columbia Ave., Cape May, $399 two people, $299 individuals, includes accommodations, breakfast, afternoon tea, treats, workshop fee; $150 without accommodations. 609-884-5667 or EastLynneTheater.org
Saturday, Mar. 1
AHL ALBANY DEVILS VS. WILKES BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS, 5 p.m. Mar. 1, 4 p.m. Mar. 23, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; Mar. 1: American Heroes night, $5 military, police, and firefighter organizations, first intermission Chair of Honor ceremony; single-game general admission: $16, $21, $26; series general admission: $59, $79, $99, up to one week before; ages 2 to 12, seniors, military, students, groups: $11, $16. 609-348-7023 or TicketMaster.com
“CARNEVALE” DINNER DANCE, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Mardi Gras celebration, The Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey, food, live music, Greenview Inn at Eastlyn, 4049 Italia Ave., Vineland, $55, $25 ages 6 to 11, free ages 5 and younger. 609-805-3757.
GREGORY’S CAJUN FESTIVAL, Mar. 1, 4, Cajun menu, fun, music; 8:30 p.m. Mar.1, Dixie Jazz music; Mar. 4, Mardi Gras celebration; Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point. 609-927-6665 or GregorysBar.com
Sunday, Mar. 2
AC RESTAURANT WEEK, nearly 80 restaurants, value-priced meals, three-course lunches $15.13, three-course dinners $33.13, gift certificates available, Atlantic City. ACRestaurantweek.com
BOWLING FOR RESCUE PARTY, 5:50 p.m. to 9 p.m., hosted by MOMS Animal Rescue, bowling, pizza, soda, trophies awarded, door prizes, free snacks, chinese auction, proceeds benefit animal rescue, DiDonatos Family Fun Center, 1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, $15.
COACHES VS. CANCER NIGHT, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., hosted by Ocean City High School, benefits Coaches vs. Cancer, silent auction, food, buffet, beverages, send off for Ocean City High School basketball teams, DiOrio’s, 10 MacArthur Blvd., Somers Point, $25 adults, $20 ages 20 and younger. 609-675-8563 or 609-399-4814.
OSCAR PARTY, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., presented by The Cape May Film Society, appetizer buffet, raffle, trivia, cash bar, The Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., Cape May, $10. 609-326-3378.
Tuesday, Mar. 4
ART ON ASBURY MOVIES, 6:30 p.m., Mar. 4: “Capote” (2005); Apr. 1: “Mediterraneo” (1991); May 6: “Music of the Heart” (1999); June 10: “A Prairie Home Companion” (2006); Ocean City Fine Arts League, Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-814-0308 or
CAJUN AND CREOLE BUFFET, 6:30 p.m., dinner show, Mardi Gras celebration, Chef Richard Spurlock, live music featuring Dr. Phil and the Heart Attacks, Main Street American Cafe, 6002 Main St., Mays Landing, advance reservation recommended. 609-625-5500.
DINNER AND DUNKS, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ocean City resident Tim Kelly, author of “The Legend of Red Klotz,” basketball discussion and book signing, three dinner choices, Point Diner, MacArthur Blvd., Somers Point, $10 dinner, free admission, reservations suggested. 609-927-2284.
Thursday, Feb. 27
A NOTHSIDE MIX: EMBRACING THE FUTURE, 6 p.m., celebration of Black History Month, The Boys & Girls Club Champions of Youth program, intergenerational panelists, learn history, redefine the present, and embrace the future, Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Atlantic City, free, advance reservation recommended. 609-513-2783.
Monday, Mar. 3
SEVEN MILE ISLAND’S AUTHOR-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM, presented by author Nancy Viau, interactive presentations, students learn about being a children’s book author, writing process; first, second, third and fourth graders, kindergarteners; Stone Harbor Elementary, 275 93rd St., Stone Harbor.
Tuesday, Mar. 4
STORY TIME AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, Hark! A Shark! By Dr. Seuss, 11 a.m., honors Dr. Seuss’s birthday, followed by a craft or activity; noon and 3 p.m. feeding time for the juvenile cow nose rays; Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, free ages three and younger. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com
Thursday, Feb. 27
WINTER/SPRING JAZZ SERIES, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 17, hosted by The Somers Point Jazz Society; Feb. 27: Towson University Jazz Lab Band; Mar. 27: Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra; Apr. 17: Peabody Jazz Orchestra; Clancy’s By the Bay, Maryland and Sunny Ave., Somers Point, $5 members, $10 non-members. 609-927-6677 or SPjazz.org
Friday, Feb. 28
LIFT FM $5 LISTENER APPRECIATION CONCERT, 7 p.m., featuring Unspoken, OBB, John Waller, canned good donation collected for local food pantries, attendee donating the most canned goods receives an autographed guitar, Chestnut Assembly Auditorium, 2554 East Chestnut Ave., Vineland, $5, one canned item minimum per attendee. 800-965-9324 or iTickets.com
TONY MART PRESENTS LIVE @ AC BOTTLE COMPANY, concert series, 9 p.m. to midnight, regional entertainers, drink selections, food, AC Bottle Co., 648 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-348-6400.
Saturday, Mar. 1
THE ATLANTIC CITY JAZZ BAND, 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., presented by The Somers Point Jazz Society, New Orleans-style jazz, Gregory’s Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point, free. 609-927-6677 or
Tuesday, Mar. 4
JAZZ CONCERT TO FIGHT ADDICTION, 7 p.m., featuring The Atlantic City Jazz Band, sponsored by Messiah Lutheran Church and the Cape May Traditional Jazz Society, Messiah Lutheran Church, 2298 Route 9 North, Ocean View, $15, benefits agencies dealing with addiction. 609-486-6043.
Wednesday, Mar. 5
MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, The Kevin Dorn Trio, 8 p.m., Ocean County College, Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, parking lot number 2, $22 adult, $18 senior, $12 student.
Thursday, Feb. 27
CONCERT OF DANCE, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 1, 3 p.m. Mar. 2, The Stockton Dance Company, Stockton College PAC, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $10, $8 students and seniors. 609-652-9000 or StocktonPAC.org
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Thursday, Mar. 6
“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM,” 7 p.m., Atlantic City Ballet, Stockton College, Performing Arts Center, M-Wing, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32, $12 children. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC
Friday, Mar. 7
NEXT TO NORMAL, 8 p.m. Mar. 7, 8, 13, 14, 3 p.m. Mar. 9, The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30, $40 front rows. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com
Friday, Mar. 14
HOLMES AND CARTER MYSTERIES, 8 p.m. Mar. 14, 15, vintage-radio style shows, “Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches,” “Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo,” The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $25 general, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org
Friday, Mar. 21
REALLY ROSIE, Off Broad Street Players, 8 p.m. Mar. 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mar. 22, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $20, $17 seniors and kids. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net
Saturday, Mar. 22
LIT WITH A DIM BULB, comedy about the Jersey Devil, 6:30 p.m. Tony Boloney's pizza, beer, wine and soft drinks, 7 p.m. show, benefits Lighthouse educational programs, Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, $25, tower climb included. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLighthouse.org
Friday, May 16
“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN,” 8 p.m. May 16, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 17, 3 p.m. May 18, musical, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $20 adults, $17 children and seniors. Levoy.net
Saturday, June 7
AN AFTERNOON WITH GROUCHO, 7:30 p.m., comedy, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, tickets for Feb. 16 canceled show valid for June 7, $30. 609-884-9563 or DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com
Wednesday, June 11
“SOME ENCHANTED EVENING,” June 11 to 15, musical theater, features music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3, season tickets available. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org
“THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS,” June 11 to July 19, written by Henry Myers, story of a married couple from 1872, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org
Wednesday, June 18
JEKYLL AND HYDE, June 18 to July 6, musical, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org
Wednesday, July 9
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, July 9 to 27, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org
Wednesday, July 23
“ZORRO!” July 23 to Aug. 30, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org
Wednesday, July 30
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, July 30 to Aug. 24, musical comedy, spin-off of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org
Wednesday, Aug. 27
A CHORUS LINE, Aug. 27 to Sept. 14, the ultimate celebration of the American Musical, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, $45 starting Mar. 3. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org
Wednesday, Sept. 17
“WITHIN THE LAW,” Sept. 17 to Oct. 12, written by Bayard Vellier, The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org
Saturday, Mar. 8
PINELANDS SHORT COURSE, presentations explore the history, ecology, culture and music of the Pinelands National Reserve, Stockton College, Campus Center and Unified Science Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $40, $35 senior citizens and students, advance registration recommended. 609-652-4227 or NJ.gov/Pinelands or Stockton.edu/ContinuingStudies
Sunday, Mar. 16
HIKE ESTELL, 1:30 p.m., two hour social hike through the Atlantic County Park Estell Manor, pace geared to ability of group, meet at the Fox Nature Center, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing, free, advance registration recommended. 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.
Tuesday, Mar. 18
SPEAKER’S SERIES: CONTROLLING INDOOR PESTS, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., for teens and adults, presented by a pest control professional, Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing, free, pre-registration required. 609-625-7000 x5431.
Saturday, Mar. 22
ORIENTEERING, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., learn to use a map and compass, Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing, free, pre-registration required. 609-625-7000, ext. 5431.
Saturday, April 19
TURTLE FEST, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pancake breakfast seatings 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 am.; live turtles, games, prizes, arts and crafts, face painting, aquarium, The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor; non-members: $10 adult, $8 child, $30 family pack of 4; members: $8 adult, $6 child, $25 family pack of 4; reservations required. WetlandsInstitute.org/events/turtle-fest/
Saturday, Aug. 2
WINGS ‘N WATER BENEFIT AUCTION, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 2, catered food, cocktails, wines, supports conservation, research and education programs, silent auction, live auction, Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, $100 general admission, $150 patron, $250 sponsor. WetlandsInstitute.org/events/wings-n-water-auction/