Happenings

Thursday, Jan. 9

“WINTER SWEET” 3D LIGHT AND SOUND EXPERIENCE, daily through Jan. 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, light show, entertainment, treats, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. DoAtlanticCity.com

Friday, Jan. 10

TONY MART'S 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, features Dr. Bobby Fingers and his Allstar Band, Danny Eyer; 6 p.m. happy hour, 7 p.m. buffet dinner, salad, pasta, desserts, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. show; Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, $22, advance reservations recommended. SandiPointe.com or go to TonyMart.com

Saturday, Jan. 11

LEGENDS OF THE NIGHT SKY: ORION, 7 p.m. Jan. 11, 25, ages 8 and older, tour of New Jersey sky, mythical story of Orion’s constellation, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, $10 adults, $8 seniors 60 and older, $7 children ages 12 and younger. 732-255-0343 or Tickets.Ocean.edu

MISS NEW JERSEY OUTSTANDING TEEN CONTEST, 6:15 doors open, 7 p.m. pageant, Millville High School, 200 Wade Blvd., Millville, $35. 856-825-6937.

Sunday, Jan. 12

AHL ALBANY DEVILS VS. HERSHEY BEARS, 4 p.m. Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, single-game: $16, $21, $26; series: $59, $79, $99, up to one week before; ages 2 to 12, seniors, military, students, groups: $11, $16. 609-348-7023; TicketMaster.com

FUN DAY SUNDAY EVENTS, all programs at 2 p.m.; Jan. 12 “Northern Lights Watercolor,” recreate the shimmering beauty of nature using watercolors; Jan. 19, “Remembering Dr. King,” participants decorate tiles reflecting their vision for peace and hope, tiles to be integrated into a mosaic to be displayed; Jan. 26, “Chinese New Year: Dragon Masks and Lanterns,” participants create paper lanterns and dragon masks from construction paper; Feb. 2, “Chinese New Year: Dance Program,,” Nai–Ni Chen Company, traditional Chinese dance with innovative modern influences; Feb. 9, “Concentric Heart Wall Hangings,” make a piece of art using colors from the rainbow; Feb. 16, “I Whale Always Love You,” honors World Whale Day, whale card craft; Feb. 23, “Black History Month: Tribute to Author/Illustrator Faith Ringgold,” reading of Ringgold’s “Tar Beach,” participants create their own quilted patterns using origami and construction paper; 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free, advance registration recommended. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Monday, Jan. 13

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, 7 p.m. Jan. 13, “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”; 7 p.m. Jan. 27, “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay”; Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, $8. 609-463-1924.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

MBCA’S WINTER KICK-OFF LUNCHEON MEETING, noon, hosted by Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association, Mayor Guardian to give unofficial “State of the City” address, Palladium Ballroom, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, open to the public, $45 members, $50 non-members, reservations required. 609-348-1903 or MBCANJ.com

Thursday, Jan. 16

HAMMONTON THIRD THURSDAY EVENTS, “She: An Evening Celebrating Women,” 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., ladies evening out, shopping, food, drinks, fun; make hand-printing cards, Noyes Museum Shop, 5 South Second St., free; Downtown Hammonton. 609-561-8006 or Noyesmuseum.org or DowntownHammonton.com

Friday, Jan. 17

BEER ’N BRRR BENEFIT, 7 p.m., hosted by Special Olympics New Jersey, celebrates Wildwood’s Polar Plunge event, food, drink specials, auction, music, Bolero Resort, 3320 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood, $20 donation, open to public. Go to SONJ.org

Saturday, Jan. 18

ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, “157 Years Young”; Jan. 18: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. free climbs, 1 p.m. birthday cake, prizes announced for “Abby and the Arts” contest; Jan. 19: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Buy One Get One” admissions; 31 So. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City. 609-449-1360, or go to

COMEDIAN ALEX REYMUNDO, 8 p.m., Reymundo has appeared on Showtime and Comedy Central, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $35, $30, $20. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

BEEF AND BEER WITH PATRIOTIC AMERICAN MUSIC, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. beef and beer, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. patriotic music, Friends of the World War II Tower, Cape May VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May, open to the public. 609-884-5404 or go to CapeMayMac.org

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. “READ IN,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., staff members and special guests read Dr. King’s speeches, stories, light refreshments, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY EVENTS, noon, Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave., Ocean City; 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 20, Volunteer Citywide Clean Up, Ocean City. 609-399-6111 ext. 9702, or 9711.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE, benefits Special Olympics NJ; 10 a.m. to noon check-in, Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood; 1 p.m. plunge, on the beach behind the Convention Center; lunch for participants immediately following plunge; free for spectators, plungers must raise $100 in pledges. 609-896-8000 or go to NJPolarPlunge.org

STAND-UP FOR THE ZOO, 6 p.m., features comic Sean Donnelly, fundraiser for the Cape May County Zoo, stand-up comedy, appetizers, music, dancing, auction, door prizes, cash bar, Princeton Bar & Grill, 2008 Dune Drive, Avalon, $40 at the door, $35 advance online purchase. 609-465-5271 or

WINTER LASER FEST, various hours starting at 7 p.m., features Laser Beatles, Laser Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, $10 adults, $8 seniors 60 and older, $7 children ages 12 and younger. 732-255-0343 or Tickets.Ocean.edu

Sunday, Jan. 19

“FACES OF THE HOMELESS” FUNDRAISING EVENT, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., hosted by Stockton student and photographer Magdalena Kernan, features photographs, works by local artists, silent auction, live music by band “Argo,” appearance by Mayor Don Guardian, benefits the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and Covenant House, Melting Pot Restaurant, 2112 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, free, donations taken. 609-463-3613.

Friday, Jan. 24

NAPA KNOW HOW INDOOR AUTO RACING, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; Jan. 24 pricing: $15-$25, $5 general admission ages 3 to 12; Jan. 25 pricing: $20-$32, $5 general admission ages 3 to 12. 609-888-3618; AAARN.com

Sunday, Jan. 26

A JAZZ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., WRTI's Bob Perkins' 80th Birthday and 50 Years in Music Broadcasting, sponsored by the Somers Point Jazz Society, open to the public, The Tom Angello Quartet, buffet, cash bar, Clancy's By The Bay, 101 E. Maryland Ave., Somers Point, Jazz Society donations welcome. 609-927-6969 or SPJazz.org or ClancysBytheBay.com

Tuesday, Jan. 28

KATZ JCC DINNER AND MOVIE EVENT, 5 p.m. dinner, includes a full course meal, salad, soup, entree, dessert, followed by movie showing of “Captain Phillips” with Tom Hanks, Katz JCC, 501 North Jerome Ave., Margate; early registration $15 JCC members, $18 non-members, up to one week before; late-registration $18 members, $21 non-members; reservations requested. 609-822-1167, ext. 113.

Kids

Thursday, Jan. 9

MARVEL AND DC COMICS DRAWING CLASS, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in Jan. and Feb., taught by Marvel/DC Comics illustrator Joe DelBeato, kids learn to draw their favorite characters, ages 9 to 17, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Saturday, Jan. 11

ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11, 18, 25, Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo explore the night sky, live presenter, ages 10 and younger, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, $10 adults, $8 seniors 60 and older, $7 children ages 12 and younger. 732-255-0343 or go to

Sunday, Jan. 12

TEEN ART SERIES: TWISTED WIRE JEWELRY, 3 p.m., make bracelets, earrings or necklaces, supplies provided, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Music

Thursday, Jan. 9

EDUCATIONAL ART EVENT WITH JERSEY SHORE POPS, 1 to 2 p.m., educational seminar, learn the ins and outs of show setup and design, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, 5080 Atlantic Ave., Mays Landing. 609-625-2249.

Sunday, Jan. 12

MIDIRI BROTHERS JAZZ BAND, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dixieland jazz, VFW 419 Congress St., Cape May, $20. CapeMayTraditional

Monday, Jan. 13

BAY-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY MUSIC LECTURES, Jan. 13, 14, commemorate the births of composers Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Christoph Willibald Gluck; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Ocean County Library, Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor Township, 609-294-1197; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Community Event Room, Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, 856-794-4244; 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan. 14, Ocean City Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, 609-399-2434; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate, 609-822-4700; all lectures free. 856-451-1169 or 856-506-0580.

“THE MESSIAH,” rescheduled performance and open rehearsals; 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 13, 20 open rehearsals, features Stockton choir, local singers and musicians welcome, Alton Auditorium, second floor A-Wing, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 performance, Xanadu Theater, Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; tickets for Dec. 8 show reissued; $8-$12. 609-652-4891 or 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC

Wednesday, Jan. 15

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, The Midiri Brothers, 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. 732-255-0500 or go to

Thursday, Jan. 16

THE MUSICAL BOX, 7:30 p.m., “Selling England by the Pound” show, The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $37 to $42. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Theater

Friday, Jan. 17

“FOOTLOOSE,” through Feb. 8; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5; 8 p.m. Thursdays; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30, $40 VIP. 609-704-5012 or go to TheEagleTheatre.com

Friday, Jan. 31

GREASE, Off Broad Street Players, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8; 3 p.m. Feb. 2, 9; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; The Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $20, $17 seniors and kids; Feb. 6: community night, $12. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Friday, Mar. 15

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, $30 general, $25 senior, $15 student, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or go to

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

Wednesday, June 11

“SOME ENCHANTED EVENING,” June 11 to 15, 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