Atlantic City Library hosts

tribute to Faith Ringgold

To mark Black History Month, the Atlantic City Free Public Library holds an unusual event today honoring Faith Ringgold, a woman of many talents. On her web site, the 83-year-old Ringgold is called a "painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist." But there's more to this retired college professor and New Jersey resident, because she is also known for making quilts as art, and the library's family-friendly event invites "participants to create their own quilted patterns using origami and construction paper." You can also look for a reading of Ringgold's "Tar Beach," her first published book, which won, among many awards, a Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King award for the best illustrated children's book of 1991.

If You Go: The "Black History Month Tribute to Author/Illustrator Faith Ringgold" runs 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 S. Tennessee Ave. Free, recommended for kids 8 or older. For more details, see acfpl.org or call 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.

Casinos

JOE HOLIDAY ALL AGES MAGIC SHOW, 6:30 p.m., Tropicana, The Comedy Stop, $20, $10 children. 609-340-4020.

Nightlife

BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA, 1 Borgata Way, Gypsy Bar - The Benjamins, 609-317-1000; MIXX - Crooked, 609-317-1000.

GOLDEN NUGGET, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Rush Lounge - Doug Jennings, 6 p.m., 800-777-8477.

HARRAH'S RESORT, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Eden Lounge - All Souled Out, 9 p.m., 609-441-5165.

REVEL, 500 Boardwalk, Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub - DJs, with Classic Women Burlesque, 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., Rock 'n Roll Burlesque, 2 a.m., 609-225-9898; HQ Nightclub - Adventure Club, 855-348-0500.

TROPICANA CASINO AND RESORT, 2831 Boardwalk, Firewaters - Teddy the Bartender, 609-344-6699; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter - Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565; Tango's Lounge - DJ Sammy, 10 p.m., 609-345-7800.

Bridgeton

TOWNE TAVERN, DJ, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474.

Margate

STEVE AND COOKIE'S BY THE BAY, Chris Sooy, 7 p.m., Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163.

North Wildwood

MONTEGO BAY RESORT, 4:30 p.m. "One Particular HarBRRRR" event, named for the Buffett tune "One Particular Harbor," $10, includes entrance to the water park, light buffet supper; tiki bar will be available for those 21 years and older; RSVP to Ed at edhighvolt@msn.com, 1800 Boardwalk, 609-523-1000.

Somers Point

CLANCY'S BY THE BAY, Bob Pantano Dance Party, 7 p.m., 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969.

Comedy

ERIC TARTAGLIONE, MITCHELL WALTERS, ORLANDO BAXTER, 9 p.m., Borgata Comedy Club, Music Box, $20.

ALYCIA COOPER, TIM GRILL, GREG VACCARELLO, 9 p.m., Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, $25.

Events

PRESIDENTS CHARITY SCHOLARSHIP BALL, hosted by American Culinary Federation Professional Chefs Association, 5 p.m. cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, action stations, live music, dancing, food, Golden Nugget Casino, 1 Castle Blvd., Atlantic City, $145. 609-703-9912 or 609-402-1191.

SOUTH JERSEY'S SPRING HOME SHOW EXPO, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., product displays, expert advice, giveaways, savings, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Rental Facility, 7004 Ridge Road, Egg Harbor Township. 856-401-9111 or AlwaysPositiveGroup.com