'Dinosaurs!' invade Stockton
If your kids are in that dinosaur stage, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has the perfect way to get them away from the TV this morning: Take them to the college's Performing Arts Center for Theatreworks USA's puppet-show production of "Dinosaurs!" The performance features Fossil, the dinosaur detective, and it "mixes fun and facts in (a) colossal show inspired by everyone's favorite prehistoric creatures," as the producers put it. The stars also include a Tyrannosaurus and other dynamic dinosaurs, plus the music of Mozart, Mahler and other composers - in a show designed for that tough 4-to-12-year-old crowd. "Dinosaurs!" also offers a crash course in puppet construction.
If You Go: Showtime is 10:30 a.m. today at Stockton's Performing Arts Center, M-Wing, off Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway Township. Tickets are $12. For more details, call 609-652-9000 or see Stockton.edu/PAC
JIM NORTON, 8 p.m., Borgata, Music Box, $39.50, $45. 609-677-1000.
VILLAGE PEOPLE, 8 p.m., Resorts, $30, $40. 800-322-SHOW.
AARON LEWIS, 9 p.m., Golden Nugget, $55, $70. 800-777-8477.
JOE HOLIDAY ALL AGES MAGIC SHOW, 6:30 p.m., Tropicana, The Comedy Stop, $20, $10 for children. 609-340-4020.
ANTON SHUFORD, MICHAEL SOMERVILLE, GARY DELENA, 9 and 11:15 p.m., Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, $27, $25.
ATLANTIC CITY RV AND CAMPING SHOW, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City, $12 adults, $9 online, free ages 12 and younger; "Date Night Special": buy one adult ticket and get one free after 5 p.m. 800-848-6247 or AtlanticCityRVshow.com
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT ATLANTIC CITY LIBRARY, "Breaking Barriers" photo exhibit, features three Atlantic City residents, John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, Art Dorrington, Sarah Spencer Washington; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Exploring African-American Family History, workshop, guest speakers share their personal experiences and research tips, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3050.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBIT AND DISCUSSION, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., "The Way We Were ... Cape May County's Once Thriving Black Business Communities," The Center for Community Arts (CCA), highlights black-owned businesses in Cape May County from 20th century to the 1960s, Carriage House Gallery, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, free. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org
CAPE MAY WINE TRAIL, noon to 5 p.m.; lunch at Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., Cape May; trolley ride to Natali Vineyards, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Willow Creek Winery; sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities, $75, includes lunch, wine tastings, wine tasting glass, advance reservations suggested. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org
CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES IN WINTER, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., antique dealers, craftspeople, handmade items, country antiques, glassware, silver, furniture, Cape May Convention Hall, Beach Avenue at Stockton Place, Cape May, $2 adults, free ages 12 and younger. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org
GHOSTS OF CAPE MAY TROLLEY TOUR, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, guide relates the paranormal findings of Ghost Writer Craig McManus, tours leave from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Ocean Street, Cape May, $10 adults, $7 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org
JIMMY BUFFETT NIGHT, 7 p.m., presented by Brigantine Sons of the American Legion Post 396, food, fun, festivities, proceeds benefit Veteran's Affairs, American Legion, 3218 West Brigantine Ave., Brigantine. 609-266-9477.
KOOL 98.3 & 103.7 WMGM ROCK ART SHOW & SALE, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., artwork for sale featuring McCartney, Springsteen, Metallica, Jagger, Bon Jovi, appearance by Beatles animator and cartoon director Ron Campbell, Campbell will be creating personalized paintings for Valentine's Day, Hamilton Mall, Ruby Tuesday entrance, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, free. RockArtShow.com
PLAGIDO'S WINE AND CHOCOLATE WINE TRAIL WEEKEND, 11 a.m. to noon, meet and greet, sampling, reception, European breakfast, souvenir glass, Plagido's Winery, 570 N. First Road, Hammonton, $20. PlagidosWinery.com
PRESIDENT'S WEEKEND AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, 11 a.m. Live Diver Feeding Show; noon and 3 p.m. feeding time, visitors hand-feed rays, cups of food $2, $1 members; 2 p.m. Exotic Animal Show; 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, free ages 3 and younger. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com
PRESIDENTS WEEKEND TOUR OF EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE, 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., guided tour, a glimpse into the lives of a Cape May family of the late 1800s, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, $10 adults, $5 children ages 3 to 12. CapeMayMac.org
SEA ISLE CITY POLAR BEAR PLUNGE WEEKEND, noon costume contest, must pre-register, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue; 1:15 p.m. parade, JFK Boulevard, Central to Pleasure Avenue; 2 p.m. plunge, JFK Boulevard Beach, $25. 609-263-9090 or SeaIsleChamber.com or Lacosta-Seaisle.com
SOBER VALENTINE DANCE PARTY, 8 to 11:30 p.m., refreshments, dancing, DJ, prizes, sponsored by the Twelfth Step House; North Wildwood Community Center, 10th and Central Avenues, North Wildwood; food, beverage, prize donations accepted; $10 donation at door, free ages 12 and younger. 215-730-7145.
WINE & CHOCOLATE TRAIL, "Call it a Love Fest," noon to 5 p.m., Garden State Wine Growers Association, celebrates Valentines Day, wine tastings, tours, live music, entertainment, food, participating wineries in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. NewJerseyWineTrails.com
"DINOSAURS!" 10:30 a.m., Theatreworks USA, puppet show, ages 4 to 12, Performing Arts Center, M-Wing, Stockton College, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $12. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC
CAPE MAY FAMILY TREASURE HUNT, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 6 to 8:30 p.m., self-guided discovery tour, explore Cape May, clues sheet, map, Washington Street Mall Information Booth, Cape May. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org
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
AN EVENING OF BROADWAY LOVE SONGS AND DESSERTS, 7:15 p.m. pre-show dessert reception, 8 p.m. show, Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, $25, advanced reservations recommended. 609-525-9300 or OCNJ.us/BoxOffice
"GROWING UP IN THE OTHER ATLANTIC CITY," 7:30 p.m., based on book by Turiya Raheem, Stockton College Experimental Theater, Main Campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $10, $8 students and seniors with ID. 609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC
LOVE LETTERS, 3 p.m., Ocean City Repertory Theatre, two-character play, about two people who write letters to each other over a period of 50 years, coffee and dessert served, Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free admission. 609-457-6686.
THE NATURE CENTER OF CAPE MAY CLASSES, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Winter Ecology Part II with Naturalist Sam Wilson, Cape May Library, Upper Township Branch, 2050 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, free. 609-898-8848.
BALLY'S ATLANTIC CITY, Park Place and Boardwalk, Blue Martini - Savage Men, 9 p.m., 609-340-2000; The Lobby Bar - Erika Schiff Duo, 10 p.m., 609-340-2000; The Mountain Bar - DJ Qi Command, 9 p.m., Vixens, 10 p.m., 609-340-2000.
BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA, 1 Borgata Way, Gypsy Bar - 12X and Lost In Paris, 609-317-1000; MIXX - Lil Jon Sunday: Mak J, 609-317-1000; mur.mur - Chris Lake, 609-317-1000.
CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY, 2100 Pacific Ave., Dusk - DJ Sat-One, 609-345-3875; 21 Bar - DJ Be-Easy, 10 p.m, 609-345-3875; Toga Bar - DJ Patrice McBride, 9 p.m., Toga Dancers, 10 p.m., 609-348-4411.
GOLDEN NUGGET, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Haven Nightclub - Robbie Rivera, 609-340-5111; Rush Lounge - Bobby & Kit, 6 p.m., Uptown Getdowns, 10 p.m., DJ Chris Devine, 2 a.m., 800-777-8477.
HARRAH'S RESORT, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Eden Lounge - Daddy Pop 9:15 p.m., 609-441-5165; The Pool After Dark - Konflict and Eddie Edge, 609-441-5165; Xhibition Bar - DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., DJ K Styles, 12:30 a.m., 800-242-7724.
RESORTS CASINO HOTEL, 1133 Boardwalk, Margaritaville - 2-Stilts, 6 to 9 p.m., Band, 10 p.m., 609-431-4100.
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 - Conner Cruise, 855-348-0500.
SHOWBOAT CASINO-HOTEL, 801 Boardwalk, House of Blues Party Pit - DJ Mike Lowry, 8 p.m., Ultrafuze, 10 p.m., 609-343-4000.
TROPICANA CASINO AND RESORT, 2831 Boardwalk, Anthem - DJ B-Easy, DJ Hook and DJ Luap and D-Sharp, 609-576-5206; Boogie Nights - Hexes from your Exes Anti-Valentine's Day Party, 888-940-7080; Providence, The Quarter - DJ, 609-345-7800; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter - Dancers, 10 p.m., 609-340-4000; Cuba Libre, The Quarter - Late Night Latin Floorshow, 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight, 609-348-6700; Firewaters - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m., 609-344-6699; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter - Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565.
TRUMP TAJ MAHAL CASINO RESORT, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Ego - Almost Angels and DJ, 10:30 p.m., 12:10 a.m. and 1:50 a.m., 609-449-5138; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse - Late Night Happy Hour featuring live entertainment by Doug Jennings, 8 p.m. and drink specials, 9 p.m. to close, 855-500-ROBERTS; Scores - one-hour Scores' Tantalize & Tease class, 7 to 8 p.m., $60 including two drinks, Scores' Seductive Pole Dancing class, 9 to 10 p.m., $80 including two drinks, 855-500-SCORES.
LEFTY'S TAVERN, Live music, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707.
TOWNE TAVERN, DJ, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474.
CABANAS BEACH BAR AND GRILL, Live music, Beach and Decatur Avenues, 609-884-4800.
HEMINGWAY'S, DJ, 9 p.m., Cape May Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia Avenues, 609-884-5611.
THE UGLY MUG, Live music, 10 p.m., 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459.
BULLDOG'S BAR AND GRILL, DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m., 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433.
JD'S PUB AND GRILLE, Live music, 9 p.m., 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000.
RAM'S HEAD INN, John Arnett plays piano, 4 p.m., 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700.
THE SMITHVILLE INN, Lenny Mitchell, 6 p.m., 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777.
PITNEY PUB, Live music, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906.
DIDONATO'S BOWLING CENTER AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE, Karaoke, 9 p.m., 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040.
JOHNNY'S CAFE, Live music, 9407 Ventnor Ave., 609-822-1789.
SOFIA RESTAURANT, Live music and piano, 7 p.m., 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111.
STEVE AND COOKIE'S BY THE BAY, Joe M, 7 p.m., Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163.
TOMATOE'S, DJ Sparkles, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535.
CLANCY'S BY THE BAY, DJ Nick Teti, 9 p.m., 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969.
THE CRAB TRAP, That 70s Band, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377.
SANDI POINTE COASTAL BISTRO, Ben Clayton, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759.
YESTERDAY'S TAVERN, Live music, 9:30 p.m., 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757.
CATTLE 'N CLOVER, DJ Denny Oh, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609-522-3800.
SHAMROCK CAFE, Pong Tournament with $100 Cash Prize, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552.
LA PIAZZA CUCINA, Bittersweet, 4600 Pacific Ave., 609-522-8300.