Lunch in Cape May - with a side of chamber music

What Is It: "Bach's Lunches" are an annual tradition at the Cape May Music Festival, a daytime mixture of food and music. The second of this year's three lunches is today at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, and it features members of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony serving a mini-concert along with the dessert course.

What To Expect: It's hard to find a more intimate musical setting than the tearoom - which is actually a tented patio at the historic estate. Today's music comes from a string trio of violin, viola and cello.

Event Info: Seating is very limited - the concerts often sell out, so reservations are required. Tickets are $30 and include sandwiches, salad and dessert. Lunch starts 12:30 p.m. at the Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. For reservations or more details, visit capemaymac.org or call 609-884-5404.

Casinos

Legends in Concert, Bally's, 3 and 8 p.m. $32.50 adults, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.

Nightlife

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Bally's Bikini Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - The Insiders, 2 p.m.; Reggae Night, DJ Romes, 7 p.m.; Jah Works, 8 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Music by Vito G, Greg Pic.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: LandShark Bar & Grill, 609- 431-4100 - Nicki Shaffeni, 5:30 p.m.; Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 - Stilwalkers, 6 p.m.; Under Pressure, 10 p.m.; 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 -Blanche, 4 p.m.

Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk: Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Acoustics, 9 p.m.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Absecon

The Black Cat Bar & Grill, 1 North Shore Road, 609-641-2323 - Trivia, 8 p.m.

Barnegat

Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.

Bridgeton

Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 - DJ.

Cape May

The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Wesley Ochs, 4:30 p.m.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St. on Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Family Friendly Trivia, 7 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Open Mic, 9 p.m. and taco night 8 p.m to midnight.

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Alex Glover and Bob Mower, 6 to 10 p.m.

Galloway Township

JD's Pub and Grille, 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000 - Quizzo, 8 p.m.

The Smithville Inn, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777- Jazz Night, 7 to 10 p.m.

Pitney Pub, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906 - DJ.

Margate

Bocca Coal Fire Bistro, 7805 Ventnor Ave., 609-823-3663 - Patty Blee, 8 p.m.

Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111 - DJ, 10 p.m.

Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163 - Joe Mancini and Friends, 7 p.m.

Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 - Rock and Roll Sushi, DJ Steve O 9 p.m.

Mays Landing

Applebee's Restaurant, 700 Consumer Square, 609-383-9290 - Quizzo, 9 p.m.

Sea Isle City

The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - DJ Steve.

Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Element K.

Somers Point

Applebee's Restaurant, 51 Bethel Rd., 609-653-2270 - Quizzo, 8:30 p.m.

Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 - DJ Steve O Dance Party, 8:30 p.m.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Just In Time.

Upper Township

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Bob Campanell, 5 p.m.

Wildwood

Cattle 'n' Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609-522-3800 - Perry's Ashes.

Comedy

Steve Marshall, Stanley Ullman, Jeff Pirami, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Mark Riccadonna, Steve Shaffer, Jim David, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 p.m., $25.

Nature

NJ Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and Northwood Center on Lily Lake, Cape May Point, birding trips, $10 show and go: Cape May Point State Park, 7:30 a.m., at platform. 609-861-0700.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, Salt marsh film and guided walk 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; science program 12:30 p.m. $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.

Music

MidWeek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Ocean County College, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $18 adults, $15 seniors. 732-255-0500 or Tickets.Ocean.edu

Theater

"The Boyfriend," comedy thriller, 2 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45, $35 dinner packages available. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

"How to Make a Rope Swing," drama, 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, Cape May, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341 or CapeMayStage.org

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