'Mad Hatter's Tea Party'

at historic Congress Hall

Just to be perfectly clear, this is not the political kind of tea party. It's the old-fashioned, tea-party kind of tea party, only with the twist that it's also an "Alice In Wonderland"-type tea party, complete with the Mad Hatter hosting. And so yes, this spring-break party is a very kid-centric event - the hosts at Cape May's Congress Hall invite you to "bring your children to our special luncheon to enjoy tea, sandwiches, and plenty of tasty treats! Practice your best behavior with a mini-etiquette class alongside your favorite characters." You can even decorate your own teacup, and take it home with you.

If You Go: Tea time is 2 p.m. in the Founder's Hall at Congress Hall, 200 Congress St., Cape May. Cost is $35 per child and $15 for each accompanying adult; suggested for children ages 6 or older. Reservations required. For reservations or more details, see caperesorts.com or call 609-884-6583. Another tea party is scheduled for April 22.


DISCO LADY STARRING MAXINE NIGHTINGALE, 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Resorts, Superstar Theater, $25. 800-322-SHOW.


JIM DAILAKIS, VANESSA HOLLINGSHEAD, BILLY GARAN, 9 p.m., Borgata Comedy Club, Music Box, $20.

TBA, LOUIS RAMEY, GARY DELENA, 9 p.m., Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, $25.


ATLANTIC CITY SPORTS EXHIBITS, "Hometown Teams" and "Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination," 10 a.m. to

6 p.m., Noyes Art Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

SPRING BREAK AT ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last climb at 3:30 p.m., Absecon Lighthouse, 31 So. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, free admission to museum, grounds, parking; climb: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages

4 to 12, $3 Atlantic City residents. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLighthouse.org

SPRING BREAK TEA PARTY, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, Spring Fever Hotel Package available. 888-944-1816 or CapeResorts.com


"THE JUNGLE OF JERSEY," family program, hosted by Ocean County Library branches, utilizes everyday science in the telling of an animal tale, encourages children to read; 11 a.m. 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor branch, 609-294-1197; 2 p.m. 112 Burr St., Barnegat branch, 609-698-3331; 7 p.m., 10 E. Lacey Road, Forked River, Lacey branch, 609-693-8566; free, registration required. TheOceanCountyLibrary.org


BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA, 1 Borgata Way, Gypsy Bar -Melanie & Tony, 609-317-1000.

HARRAH'S RESORT, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Eden Lounge- Salsa Night with band & DJ, 9 p.m., 609-441-5165; The Pool After Dark -Eddie Edge, 609-441-5165; Xhibition Bar-DJ Qi Command, 10 p.m., 800-242-7724.

REVEL, 500 Boardwalk, Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub - DJ with Men Burlesque Show, 609-225-9898.

TROPICANA CASINO AND RESORT, 2831 Boardwalk, Ri-Ra, The Quarter - Ri Ra Live!, 9 p.m., 609-348-8600; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter - Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565; Tango's Lounge-Darin MacDonald, 9 p.m., 609-345-7800.


THE BLACK CAT BAR & GRILL, Trivia, 8 p.m.,1 North Shore Road, 609-641-2323.


LEFTY'S TAVERN, Open Mic Night, 8 p.m, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707.


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

Cape May

THE PILOT HOUSE, Family Friendly Trivia, 7 p.m., 142 Decatur St. on the Washington Street Mall, 609-884-3449.

THE UGLY MUG, Open Mic, 9 p.m., taco night, 8 p.m. to midnight, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459.

Egg Harbor Township

A TOUCH OF ITALY, Lew London and Bob Mower, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855.

Galloway Township

JD'S PUB AND GRILLE, Quizzo, 8 p.m., 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000.

THE SMITHVILLE INN, Jazz Night, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777.

PITNEY PUB, DJ, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906.


JOHNNY'S CAFE, Benny Marsala, 9407 Ventnor Ave., 609-822-1789.

STEVE AND COOKIE'S BY THE BAY, Joe Mancini and Friends, 7 p.m., Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163.

TOMATOE'S, DJ Sparkles, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535.

Mays Landing

APPLEBEE'S RESTAURANT, Quizzo, 9 p.m., 700 Consumer Square, 609-383-9290.

Somers Point

APPLEBEE'S RESTAURANT, Quizzo, 8:30 p.m., 51 Bethel Road, 609-653-2270.

CLANCY'S BY THE BAY, DJ Steve O Dance Party, 8:30 p.m., 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969.

THE CRAB TRAP, That 70s Band, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377.