Happenings

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

“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.

Friday, Jan. 17

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

THIRD FRIDAY EVENTS, various hours and locations, art exhibits, live music, book signing, shopping, Glasstown Arts District, Millville. 856-293-0556

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.

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 800-275-4278 or 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, Atlantic City Library, 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; dinner after the program, High School Cafeteria, 501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, free, donations accepted; 9 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.

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.

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, drink specials, fondue, 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.

FUN DAY SUNDAY EVENTS, all programs at 2 p.m.; 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; 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free, advance registration recommended. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Monday, Jan. 20

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MARCH, hosted by NAACP, 10:00 a.m. line up, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Complex, Marmora Ave., Atlantic City; ends at The Civil Rights Garden, Pacific and MLK Blvd.; rain or shine; noon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program, St. James AME Church, New York and Arctic Avenues, Atlantic City. 609-287-5978.

Kids

Thursday, Jan. 16

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. 18

MARTIN LUTHER KING EVENTS AT AQUARIUM, Jan. 18, 19, 20; 11 a.m. Live Diver Feeding Show; noon and 3 p.m. feeding time, visitors hand feed rays; 2 p.m. Exotic Animal Show; 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 609-348-2880 or GO TO ACaquarium.com

ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD’S ADVENTURE, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 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.

Music

Thursday, Jan. 16

BAY-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY MUSIC LECTURES, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., commemorate the births of composers Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Christoph Willibald Gluck, Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave., Margate, free. 609-822-4700 or 856-451-1169 or 856-506-0580.

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

Sunday, Jan. 19

ALL-STARS OF HIP HOP, 7 p.m., featuring Ice Cube, Eve, Fat Joe, Doug E. Fresh, Eu and DJ Kool, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $90, $75, $60, $45. 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

HERB MOORE TRIO, 3 p.m., The Cape May Jazz Vespers, features guitarist Herb Moore, singer Rachel Husta, bassist Terry Dougherty, First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, Hughes and Decatur Streets, Cape May, $10 donation suggested. 609-576-1841 or go to

MUSIC FOR MARTIN AND ART, 4 p.m., hosted by the Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers, features drummer Keith Hollis, honors Art Blakey and Martin Luther King Jr., photo display of Art Blakey, refreshments, Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-703-7907 or go to

Monday, Jan. 20

“THE MESSIAH,” rescheduled performance and open rehearsals; 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 20 open rehearsal, 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 go to Stockton.edu/PAC

Sunday, Jan. 26

A JAZZ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., honors Bob Perkins 50 years in broadcasting and 80th birthday, sponsored by Somers Point Jazz Society, features the Tom Angello quartet, complimentary lunch buffet, cash bar, Clancy’s by the Bay, 101 E. Maryland Ave., Somers Point, free, donations to the Somers Point Jazz Society taken. 609-927-6677 or go to SPJazz.org

BAY-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY PERFORMS MUSIC FROM THE AMERICAS, 1 p.m. “Conversation with the Conductor,” L-Wing Gallery, 2 p.m. performance, works by Copland, Rosauro and Golijov, Stockton Performing Arts Center, M-Wing, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32. 609-652-9000 or go to

Friday, Jan. 31

RYAN CABRERA, TEDDY GEIGER, TYLER HILTON, 7:30 p.m., Stockton Performing Arts Center, M-Wing, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32. 609-652-9000 or go to

Saturday, Feb. 1

“THE RHYTHM OF THE BLUES,” vocalist Kati Beddow Brower, highlights types of rhythms, history of the Blues performers, hosted by Ocean County Library; 2 p.m. Feb. 1, Stafford Branch, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, 609-597-3381; 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Little Egg Harbor Branch, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor, 609-294-1197; free, registration required. TheOceanCountyLibrary.org

THE BILLY WALTON BAND'S “JERSEY SHORE PARTY,” 7:30 p.m., premiering songs from their new album, Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, Somers Point. 609-653-6069.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, Dorian Parreott Quartet, 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 Tickets.Ocean.edu

Saturday, Feb. 8

MARC ANTHONY, 8 p.m., Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $56-$176. 800-736-1420 or go to TicketMaster.com

Sunday, Feb. 9

PERCEVERANCE JAZZ BAND, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Midiri Brothers, traditional jazz, VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May, $20. CapeMayTraditional

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 go to Levoy.net

Thursday, Feb. 6

PAUL TAYLOR 2 DANCE COMPANY, 7 p.m., modern dance, Stockton Performing Arts Center, M-Wing, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32 adults, $12 kids. 609-652-9000 or go to

Saturday, Feb. 15

AN EVENING OF BROADWAY LOVE SONGS AND DESSERTS, 7:15 p.m. pre-show dessert reception, 8 p.m. show, Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, $20 before 4 p.m. Feb. 11, $25 after, advanced reservations recommended. 609-525-9300 or OCNJ.us/BoxOffice

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 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

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