Air Force jazz band in Ocean City

America's military has a long musical tradition, and you can check out part of it tonight at the Ocean City Music Pier. The United State's Air Force's "Rhythm in Blue" jazz orchestra, also known as the "Heritage of America Band," comes to town for a night of music that ranges from the sounds of Glenn Miller to Charles Mingus - and well beyond. The 17-piece group travels regularly and claims to "take great pride in preserving America's true art form," jazz. And although it's also proud to acknowledge its links to "Major Glenn Miller," this orchestra also swings into the sounds of the big bands of Duke Ellington and Count Basie - and keeps going right up to the very-today Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra.

If You Go: The show is free. Showtime is 7 p.m. and the doors open 6:30 at the Ocean City Music Pier, on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. For more details, see ocnj.us or call 609-525-9300609-525-9300.

Casinos

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

609-340-4020609-340-4020.

Nightlife

CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY, 2100 Pacific Ave., Dusk - DJ Martial,

609-345-3875609-345-3875.

REVEL, 500 Boardwalk, Village Whiskey - Live Music and Late Night Happy Hour Specials,

9 p.m. to midnight,

609-225-9880609-225-9880.

TROPICANA CASINO AND RESORT, 2831 Boardwalk, Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter- Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565609-344-6565; Tango's Lounge - Goodman Fiske Duo, 9 p.m., 609-345-7800609-345-7800.

Cape May

THE UGLY MUG, DJ Mollo, 9 p.m., 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459609-884-3459.

Egg Harbor Township

A TOUCH OF ITALY, Lisa Camp and Judi Glover,

6 p.m. to 10 p.m., 6629 Black Horse Pike,

609-646-1855609-646-1855.

KING'S LOUNGE, Live Entertainment by Nancy Malcun and half off appetizers, 6415 Delilah Road,

609-383-8200609-383-8200.

Galloway Township

PITNEY PUB, DJ DC and DJ Sev, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906609-241-8906.

Margate

STEVE AND COOKIE'S BY THE BAY, Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m., Amherst Avenue,

609-823-1163609-823-1163.

TOMATOE'S, DJ Sparkles, 9300 Amherst Ave.,

609-822-7535609-822-7535.

Somers Point

CLANCY'S BY THE BAY, Quizzo with John Lockwood and The National Trivia Co., 8 p.m., 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969609-927-6969.

GREGORY'S RESTAURANT, Taco Night, 2 for

$1 tacos, Mexican menu and beer discounts, 4 p.m., 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665609-927-6665.

SANDI POINTE COASTAL BISTRO, Jazz Series with Tim Lekan, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759609-927-2759.

Wildwood

SHAMROCK CAFE, Open Pool and All Night Happy Hour, 3700 Pacific Ave.,

609-522-7552609-522-7552.

Kids

STORY TIME AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, 11 a.m., Izzie Lizzie Alligator, A Tale of a Big Lizard, followed by craft, noon and 3 p.m. feeding time for the juvenile cow nose rays, Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, free ages three and younger. 609-348-2880609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

Comedy

TRACI SKENE, JOEY VEGA, TOM BRISCOE,

9 p.m., Borgata Comedy Club, Music Box, $20.

ANTHONY ACOSTA, CRAIG CARMEAN, MANNY OLIVEIRA, 9 p.m., Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, $25.

Events

THE ATLANTIC BUILDERS CONVENTION, conference and expo, area's largest regional builder trade show, state-of-the-art products, innovative demonstrations and services, Atlantic City Convention Center,

1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City. ABConvention.com