Happenings

Thursday, Dec. 26

CHRISTMAS BREAK ROLLER SKATING, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 26, 30, has snack stand, Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $5, $2 roller skate rental, $4 in-line skates. 609-884-9526.

LASER HOLIDAYS, laser concert, features classic holiday favorites, various hours, Dec. 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 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

SEASON OF LIGHT, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 30, 31; 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 27, 28, Jan. 4; explores Winter cultural festivals, “star of wonder,” constellations, planets, 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

Saturday, Dec. 28

CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., houses and inns, warm beverages, treats, various locations, Cape May, $25 adults, $20 ages 3 to 12, reservations recommended. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Sunday, Dec. 29

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS, “FANS RULE” TOUR, 2 p.m., fan interaction, pre-event online voting at HarlemGlobetrotters.com/Rule, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, tickets start at $19. 800-736-1420 or ticketmaster.com or

Tuesday, Dec. 31

FIRST NIGHT, 4 p.m. to midnight, various locations in Ocean City, live music, fireworks, kids activities, ice rink, $15 admission. 609-399-1412 or FirstNightOCNJ.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY, 8 p.m., JFK Boulevard Beach, Sea Isle City. 609-263-0050 or SeaIsleCityNJ.us

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN EGYPT, 5:30 p.m., a celebration for families, City Hall/Public School Gymnasium, 4501 Park Road, Sea Isle City. 609-263-0050 or SeaIsleCityNJ.us

SKATE FOR WISHES FUNDRAISING EVENT, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., skating, music, raffles, face painting, benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation, Flyers Skate Zone, 501 North Albany Ave., Atlantic City. SkateforWishes.com

THE REEDS NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., drinks, open bar, hor d’oeuvres, entertainment, dancing, breakfast served after midnight, The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, $119, advance registration recommended. 609-961-3010.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

FIRST DAY, 1 p.m. 5K boardwalk run, 2 p.m. First Dip, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City. 609-525-9300.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE 2014, 11 a.m. meet, noon plunge, bathing suits, benefits Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Resorts Casino, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City.

AtlanticCity

Tuesday, Jan. 7

ART ON ASBURY MOVIES, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 7: “Emma,” (1996); Feb. 4, “Moonstruck” (1987); 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 609-399-2434 or

OceanCity

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 or 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

Saturday, Jan. 18

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

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

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 or 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

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.

Saturday, Feb. 1

BATTLE AT THE BOARDWALK, Cheerleading and Dance Nationals, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 1, 2, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; single-day tickets: free ages 5 and younger, $12 ages 6 to 10, $12 senior citizens ages 65 and older, $20 adults; two-day tickets: $20 ages 6 to 10, $20 seniors ages 65 and older, $30 adults. 877-322-2310 or

Sunday, Feb. 9

THE RED LINE CLASSIC: BATTLE OF THE BOARDS, features firefighters from the Delaware Valley competing with and against former NHL players from the New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Flyers, 11 a.m. FDNY vs. Philly Fire, 12:30 p.m. pee wee game, 2 p.m. main event, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, benefits All Hands Working Charity and Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation, $20, $50, $100. 800-736-1420 or

Saturday, March 1

AHL ALBANY DEVILS VS. WILKES BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS, 7 p.m. March 1, 4 p.m. March 23, 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 or 800-736-1420 or

Sunday, March 2

AC RESTAURANT WEEK, nearly 80 restaurants, value-priced meals, three-course lunches $15.14, three-course dinners $33.14, gift certificates available, Atlantic City. ACRestaurantweek.com

Saturday, March 22

MR. MATURE AMERICA PAGEANT, men 60 years of age and older, benefits Ocean City Food Cupboard and the Philippine Relief Fund, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, $10. 609-525-9300 or 609-364-4010.

Friday, Apr. 4

THE ATLANTIC CITY BEER FEST, Apr. 4, 5, over 150 breweries, live music, culinary demonstrations, seminars, activities, exhibits, Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, $55 advance, $60 at the door, ages 21 or older. Ticketmaster.com or ACBeerfest.com

JERSEY GUMBO COOK OFF AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, presented by Tony Mart’s, noon to 10 p.m., chefs, live music, displays, Gumbo lessons, drinks, Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company #1, 447 Bethel Road, Somers Point. 609-653-6069 or TonyMart.com

Kids

Music

Friday, Dec. 27

ST. JAMES A.M.E. “CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR,” 7 p.m., The Cason Express Show Band, R&B Legends Black Ivory and American Idol Top Ten Finalist Jermaine Jones, Atlantic City High School Auditorium, 1400 N Albany Ave., Atlantic City, $20 adults, $10 ages 17 and younger. 609-345-0179 or 609-457-2569 or 609-892-6856.

Sunday, Jan. 5

EPIPHANY CONCERT, 3 p.m., The Cape Shore Chorale, features Bach and Haydn, light refreshments, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th and Bay Ave., Ocean City, offering taken. CapeShoreChorale.org

Monday, Jan. 6

“THE MESSIAH,” rescheduled performance and open rehearsals; 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Jan. 6, 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

Sunday, Jan. 12

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

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 Tickets.Ocean.edu

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

Sunday, Jan. 26

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, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC

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 Tickets.Ocean.edu

Saturday, Feb. 8

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

Saturday, Feb. 15

LUKE BRYAN, 7:30 p.m., “That’s My Kind of Night Tour,” features Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $39.75, $59.75. 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

Wednesday, Feb. 19

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, Geoff Gallante, 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 Tickets.Ocean.edu

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. 732-255-0500 or Tickets.Ocean.edu

Saturday, June 21

Sunday, Mar. 9

ATLANTIC CITY JAZZ BAND, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dixieland jazz, VFW 419 Congress St., Cape May, $20. CapeMayTraditionalJazzSociety.com

Sunday, Apr. 6

AL HARRISON DIXIELAND BAND, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., VFW 419 Congress St., Cape May, $20. CapeMayTraditionalJazzSociety.com

Wednesday, Apr. 16

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, Emily Asher’s Garden Party, 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 Tickets.Ocean.edu

Saturday, May 3

JASON ALDEAN, Night Train Tour, 7:30 p.m., special guests Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $59.75, $39.75. 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

Saturday, May 10

MOTHER’S DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL, 7 p.m., features Charlie Wilson, Gladys Knight, Heads of State, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, tickets available starting noon Dec. 16, $45 to $95, $125 includes VIP seating and after-party tickets. 800-736-1420 or TicketMaster.com

Wednesday, May 28

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, Bob Milne, 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 Tickets.Ocean.edu

Wednesday, June 11

MIDWEEK JAZZ SERIES, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub, Jerry Bruno, 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 Tickets.Ocean.edu

Saturday, June 28

LADY GAGA, 8 p.m., artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour, Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, tickets available starting 10 a.m. Dec. 16, $50.50 to $225. 800-736-1420 or LadyGaga.com or LiveNation.com

Theater

Thursday, Dec. 26

“JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL,” 7 p.m. Dec. 26, 27, 28, 3 p.m. Dec. 28, 29, Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, Cape May, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students, kids; reservations recommended. 609-884-1341 or 609-770-8311 or CapeMayStage.org

“THE SANTALAND DIARIES,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 27, 28, 3 p.m. Dec. 29, one actor show, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, mature audiences, $25. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Friday, Dec. 27

HUMPERDINK’S HANSEL AND GRETEL, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m Dec. 29, presented by Fox Vocal Arts, Ocean City Library’s Lecture/Hall Theatre, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-399-2434.

PALM RESTAURANT THEATER EVENTS, 1 p.m.: “Scrooge Unplugged!” matinee lunch and show, $55 adults, $35 children ages 12 and younger; 6 p.m.: “Golden Girls Murder Mystery” dinner show, $75; The Palm Restaurant, Tropicana Casino and Hotel, 2801 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, reservations required. 609-344-0483.