Happenings

Thursday, Oct. 3

Atlantic City, “The Point is ... the shoes!,” cocktail party and silent auction, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Caesars Atlantic City The Diamond Lounge, 2100 Pacific Ave., kickoff fundraiser for Atlantic City Ballet, benefits Shoe Fund, $65. 609-804-1995 or ACBallet.org

Friday, Oct. 4

Atlantic City, “Flashback Friday” programs, in honor of American Archives Month, 1 to 2 p.m., Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Oct. 4: “Seek and Find: Searching Your Family’s History Online;” All programs free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3060.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Cape May, Harvest Festival Crafts & Antiques Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., free admission and parking, fee for some activities. 609-884-5404 or CapeMayMAC.org

Cape May, Historic Haunts House Tours, 7:45 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, guided tour of Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Cape May, Ghost hunting event, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, accompany Truth Paranormal Investigators team through three buildings, bring flashlight, $35, advance purchase required. 609- 898-2300, ext. 10, or HCSV.org/events/spirits

Galloway Township, Oktoberbest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 5, 6, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, 100-plus juried crafters, food court, live music, family activities, free admission. 609-748-8999.

Millville, Festival of Fine Craft, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 5, 6, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, family arts activities, musical entertainment, wine tasting area, crafts and glass demonstrations, $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students, includes admission to WheatonArts. 856-825-6800 or WheatonArts.org

Ocean City, Ghost tour, 8 p.m., Saturdays in October, guided walking tours depart from 9th Street and Asbury Avenue in front of City Hall, reservations required, $15 adults, $10 ages 4 to 12. GhostTour.com

Sunday, Oct. 6

Atlantic City, Fun Day Sunday, crafts programs, 2 p.m., Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., for all ages, free, space limited, registration suggested, Oct. 6: Story Board Quilt Squares honoring Faith Ringgold’s birthday. 609-345-2269.

Hammonton, Fall Beer Festival, noon to 6 p.m., Mount Carmel Fairgrounds, Third and French streets, 24 beers on tap, food vendors, live entertainment, crafters, free admission. 609-743-5649 or 609-377-4058.

Ocean City, HERO Campaign Annual Walk, 9 a.m., along Boardwalk, benefits safe and sober designated drivers campaign. 609-332-2588.

Ocean View, Fall Festival, kickoff 10:30 a.m. outdoor worship service honoring St. Francis of Assisi, Messiah Lutheran Church, 2298 Route 9 North, pets welcome, festival follows noon to 3 p.m., demonstrations, exhibits, activities for children, complimentary refreshments, food vendors, proceeds benefit Cape May Animal Shelter, NJ Nature and Environmental Center and Save Our Strays of Sea Isle City. 609-486-6043.

Richard Stockton College, 6th Annual Alumni Legacy Fund 5K Run/2-Mile Walk, 9 a.m., rain or shine, registration 8 a.m., outside Sports Center in parking lot 5, event honors the late Olympian and Stockton administrator G. Larry James, $25 due by Oct. 4. 2.stockton.edu/ofans

Kids

Saturday, Oct. 5

Mays Landing, Jersey Shore Children’s Museum grand reopening celebration, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, upper level near Sears, opening day special admission $5.

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Sunday, Oct. 6

Ocean County College, Yates Musical Theatre’s “Peter Pan,” 1 p.m., Arts & Community Center, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, $12. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Galloway Township, Halloween Train, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Oct. 31, Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, whimsical and scary decorations for youngsters, $2. 609-748-8999.

Music

Thursday, Oct. 3

Millville, Richard Thompson, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126-130 North High St., $29-$39. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

Saturday, Oct. 5

Ocean County College, “Vetro in Concert,” 8 p.m. Arts & Community Center, College Drive, Toms River, featuring tenors Christopher Macchio and Elio Scaccio, $35. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Sunday, Oct. 6

Cape May Court House, “To Cozy, With Love,” tribute to Cozy Morley, Black Magic Swing Band, 2 p.m., Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive, $25. 609-463-1924.

Cape May, Sunday Brunch featuring music of Billy Joel, 11 a.m., in the piazza of the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, live auction, raffle, $50, proceeds support programs of Cape May Stage, reservation deadline Oct. 1. 609-770-8311; CapeMayStage.org

Monday, Oct. 7

Somers Point, Jazz Tribute to Master Commandant Richard Somers, 7 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, original composition by Ed Vezinho, $10. 609-927-6677 or SPJazz.org

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Ocean City, Music lecture, Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., free. 609-399-2434 or BayAtlantic.org

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Wednesday, Oct. 9

Cape May, Improv Night at the Physick Estate, 8:30 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., $12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Ocean County College, MidWeek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, Mona’s Hot Four; Oct. 30: Steppin’ Out with the Lost Generation; Dec. 4: Molly Ryan; $22 adult, $18 senior, $12 student. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Thursday, Oct. 10

Atlantic City, “My Way: The Music and Spirit of Frank Sinatra,” 1:30 p.m., Dante Hall Theater, 14 S. Mississippi Ave., salute to Columbus Day and Italian culture, refreshments provided, free, but reservations required. 888-426-9243 or Schultz-Hill.org

Saturday, Oct. 12

Wildwood, Craft Beer ‘n Music Festival, noon to 4 p.m., Sensational Soul Cruisers, 5 to 9 p.m., The Rockets, 9 p.m., The Flip N Mickey Boys, corner of Spider and Pacific avenues, $35 beer tasting, VIP $75, includes early entry, beer tastings, buffet, souvenir glass. 609.522.3800 or TicketFly.com

Saturday, Oct. 19

Richard Stockton College, Jimmy Webb, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/pac

Sunday, Oct. 20

Cape May, Jazz vespers, 3 p.m., Denis DiBlasio, and his protege guitarist Brian Betez, First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $10 minimum donation, limited free parking available. 609-884-0680 or CapeMayJazzVespers.com

Cape May, “The Cat and the Canary (1927),” classic silent film, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., view film with live originial organ music, $15 adults, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Ocean County College, Les Paul and Mary Ford Tribute, 2 p.m., Aspiring Artists Series, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, 15 adult, $12 senior, $10 student, includes Meet the Artists reception. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu

Saturday, Oct. 26

Galloway Township, Peter Mayer, folk singer, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road, doors open 7 p.m., $20 advance, $25 door. 609-965-9400 or 609-464-0413.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Richard Stockton College, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, “Works from Brahms and Tchaikovsky,” 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Main Campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, preceded 1 p.m. “Conversation with the Conductor,” L-Wing Gallery. $32. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/Pac

Thursday, Oct. 31

Atlantic City, Phish concert, 7:30 p.m., through Nov. 2; Boardwalk Hall, $65 single day, $180 three day. Tickets include free mp3 concert download. 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

Sunday, Nov. 17

Cape May, Jazz vespers, 3 p.m., Michael Pedicin, horn player, First Presbyterian Church, Hughes and Decatur streets, $10 minimum donation. 609-576-1841 or CapeMayJazzVespers.com

Friday, Nov. 22

Atlantic City, Bachata Palooza, 8 p.m., Boardwalk Hall, $46, $67, $77. 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

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, Oct. 3

Cape May, “Freud’s Last Session,” drama, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, through Oct. 19, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. Oct. 10: Pay-What-You-Can-Night. 609-884-1341.

Cape May, “The Late Christopher Bean,” comedy, 8 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays, through Oct. 13 (no show Oct. 9, added show 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13), East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., $30 general, $25 seniors, $15 students, ages 12 and younger free. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

Friday, Oct. 4

Hammonton, “Lombardi,” 8 p.m., Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12; 3 p.m. Oct. 6; Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Saturday, Oct. 5

Cape May, “Revenge is Sweet,” murder myster dinner, 7 p.m., Oct. 5, 12, 13, 14, 19, 26, Impromptu Players, Aleathea's Restaurant, 7 Ocean St., $50, reservations necessary. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Sunday, Oct. 6

Cape May, “Revenge is Sweet,” murder myster luncheon, 1 p.m., Oct. 6, 20, 27, Impromptu Players, Aleathea's Restaurant, Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., $35, reservations necessary. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Monday, Oct. 7

Cape May, “Danger: Stay Away! Plays for the Fearless Theatregoer,” staged reading series, 7 p.m., “Straight Marriage Plays,” Cape May Stage Second Stage Series, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, pay what you can. 609- 770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Saturday, Oct. 12

Cape May, Tales of the Victorians, storytelling by East Lynne Theater Company, 4 p.m., Henry Sawyer Inn, 722 Columbia Ave., $10 adults, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.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

Richard Stockton College, LehrerDance, contemporay dance company, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32, children $12 when accompanied by adult. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/Pac

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., $15. 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- 770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

Monday, Oct 28

Cape May, “Kuchipudi: A Dance and Theatre tradition from India,” 8 p.m., Cape May Stage Broadway Series, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $20. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMAC.org

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Cape May, “Danger: Stay Away! Plays for the Fearless Theatregoer,” staged readings celebrating Halloween, 7 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, pay what you can. 609- 770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

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