Thursday, Feb. 23

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; all welcome; Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $6. 609-645-3269.

LADIES NIGHT OUT: 6 to 8:30 p.m.; fine dining, wine tasting; chance to win designer handbags; benefits Family Service Association; Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, $40. 609-569-0239 or FSASJ.org.

THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 to 8 p.m.; purchase sipping beers, homemade sodas; proceeds benefit Cape May MAC; Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org.

Friday, Feb. 24

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FRIDAY FILM SERIES: 2 to 4 p.m.; call for movie titles; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

COMEDY SHOW FUNDRAISER: 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Atlantic County Institute of Technology's second annual fundraising event; features professional comedians Angelo Lozada and Ken Krantz; food, cash bar; Greate Bay County Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point, $25. 609-457-4254 or ACITech.org.

CRAFT BEER PAIRING DINNER: 7 p.m.; 5-course dinner paired with 7-Mile Brewery specialty craft beers; The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, $65. 609-368-0100 or ReedsAtShelterHaven.com.

FREE PIZZA & FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 6 to 8 p.m.; see some live sea creatures and learn about their habitat, then watch an ocean-themed animated family movie; call for movie title; West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May. 609-884-1005.

GREGORY'S ANNUAL CAJUN FESTIVAL: Feb. 24 through March 13; includes 15-item Cajun menu; 9 p.m. Feb. 28, Mardis Gras night; 6:30 p.m. March 3, Bourbon Tasting Dinner, $65; 8:30 p.m. March 4, Live Dixieland Jazz; Gregorys Restaurant & Bar, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point. 609-927-6665 or GregorysBar.com.

Saturday, Feb. 25

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHILI COOK OFF: 4 to 7 p.m.; 15th Annual John J. Heinz Memorial Chili Cook-Off and Dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus; prizes to top three chili chefs; take-outs available; Our Lady Of Sorrows Church, 724 Maple Ave., Linwood, $8 adults, $5 ages 11 and younger, $21 family of four. 609-646-1861.

'THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE': 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"; family celebration of Black History Month; interactive African drummer and story teller show, artist's reception and family fun activities; Cumberland County Library, 800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. 856-453-2210 or CCLNJ.org.

WORLD SWORD SWALLOWER'S DAY: 2 p.m.; David Peyre-Ferry will demonstrate his incredible sword swallowing skills; Atlantic City Odditorium, 1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609-347-2001 or Ripleys.com.

Sunday, Feb. 26

LOVE THE ARTS IN SOMERS POINT: 3 to 5 p.m.; presented by the Somers Point Arts Commission; features a photographic exhibit of the 2016 The Arts Reach Out Program; poetry reading by Maria Provenzano; live music; light buffet; door prizes; Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point. 609-653-4991.

Monday, Feb. 27

MARGATE SOUL LINE DANCE: 7 to 8:45 p.m. every other Monday through Feb. 27, Martin Bloom Pavilion, 101 N. Huntington Ave., Margate City, $7. 609-823-5757.

Wednesday, March 1

ATLANTIC CITY BOAT SHOW: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd. Suite 1, Atlantic City, $16 adults, free kids. 609-449-7147 or ACBoatShow.com.

Thursday, March 2

DESIGNER BAG BINGO FUNDRAISER: 7 to 9 p.m.; "An Evening of Designer Bag Bingo"; benefits Beth Israel and the Mainland Performing Arts Parent Organization of Mainland Regional High School; Beth Israel Reform Congregation, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, $35. 609-641-3600 or BethIsraelNorthfield.org.

SHOP-A-HOLICS WEEKEND: 4 to 9 p.m. March 2, 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 4; jewelry, clothing, shoes, home decor, sunglasses and more; The Princeton Bar & Grill and The Whitebrier, 2008 Dune Drive, Avalon. 609-967-3936 or VisitAvalonNJ.com.

Thursday, March 16

LEARN TO LINE DANCE: 2 to 3 p.m.; 8-week course; taught by Jennie Ayres; Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City, pre-registration required. 609-463-6386 or CMCLibrary.org.

Friday, May 26

ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME WEEKEND: May 26, 27, 28; Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) Induction weekend; grand induction ceremony including Mike Tyson, Lou Duva, Michael Spinks, Arturo Gatti, Leavander Johnson, Don King, Dave Bontempo, and more; meet and greet, cocktail reception, Ultimate Fight Fan Experience Expo; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and The Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609-318-3188 or ACBHOF.com.

Kids Stuff

Thursday, Feb. 23

COMIC DRAWING: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Marvel DC Comic Illustrator Joe Del Beato will lead drawing instruction for ages 7 to 17; supplies provided; Public Library, 1 North Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269 or ACFPL.org.

Thursday, March 2

DR. SEUSS NIGHT: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; attend the birthday celebration for Dr. Seuss; read with a buddy, listen to stories and music along with activities and a craft; Public Library, 301 Davis Ave., Linwood, registration required. 609-926-7991, ext. 3 or LinwoodLibrary.com.

Music

Thursday, Feb. 23

CBB FALL/WINTER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays; hosted by the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation; benefits youth jazz studies and artists; Claridge Hotel, Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $10. 609-841-6897.

Friday, Feb. 24

JOHN NEMETH: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Memphis blues and soul music; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $25, $30. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

Saturday, Feb. 25

JAMES DAY AND THE FISH FRY: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; benefit concert; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $15 advance, $20 day-of. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

Sunday, Feb. 26

JIMMY THACKERY: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Thackery co-founded The Nighthawks 1972 and went on to record over twenty albums with them; The Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 East Main St., Tuckerton, $30, $35. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

THE THIRTEEN IN CONCERT: 4 to 6 p.m.; Washington D.C.-based all-star choral ensemble; reception following concert; Episcopal Church of the Advent, Washington and Franklin streets, Cape May, $15. 609-898-9699.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

JAZZ AND JAMBALAYA: 6 to 10 p.m.; 5th annual Jazz and Jambalaya concert and dinner; Atlantic City Jazz Band performance, silent auction; jambalaya, salad, corn muffins and dessert; Messiah Lutheran Church, Route 9, Ocean View, $25. 609-486-6043.

Friday, March 17

PATRIZIO BUANNE PERFORMANCE: 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show; international superstar singer Patrizio Buanne; the Showroom at Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, $25, $40, $50, $65 and $85. 800-745-3000 or TicketMaster.com.

Theater

Sunday, Feb. 26

VERDI'S 'NABUCCO': 4 to 6 p.m.; performance by the Atlantic City Opera Theater of Amici Opera's production of Verdi's "Nabucco"; refreshments served; Atlantic City Opera Theater, 1617 N. Mississippi Ave., Venice Park, Atlantic City, $20. 215-224-0257.

Sunday, April 23

‘CARMEN’: 4 to 6:30 p.m.; performance by the Atlantic City Ballet; Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. 609-348-7201 or ACBallet.org.

Sunday, May 21

‘SWAN LAKE’: 4 to 6:30 p.m.; performance by the Atlantic City Ballet; Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. 609-348-7201 or ACBallet.org.

2016 graduate of Ramapo College. Interned at SDC Journal, a quarterly publication for members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. Editor-in-Chief for the Ramapo News, 2015-2016.

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