Poetry contest in Cape May

Winners from the winter slam series will compete for the grand prize during the the sixth Shore Grand Slam event tonight at Cape May Stage's Robert Shackleton Playhouse in Cape May.

The poetry participants are David Check, Ed Reeves and Peter Belasio. The storytellers are Chase Jackson, Chris South, Steven Church, Kat Cronin and Kate Leo. The bull slam, where a person has to guess whether the story being told is true or fiction, features John Alvarez and Jill Lance-Villas. The theme for all the works will be "Once Upon A Time." A grand prize is a gift basket that includes sparkling apple cider, pens, pencils, a journal book and other surprise gifts. There also will be surprise guest poets and storytellers.

If You Go: Shore Grand Slam starts 6 tonight at the playhouse, Lafayette and Bank streets, Cape May. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. For more information, call 609-884-7525 or centerforcommunityarts.org. The approximately two-hour event will be followed by an after party at Lucky Bones Backwater Cafe, 1200 Route 109, Cape May.

Casinos

THE BACON BROTHERS, 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Music Pier, $35. 609-525-9300.

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

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

Comedy

MIKE JONES, TOM D'ADDARIO, RALPHIE ROBERTS, 9 p.m., Borgata Comedy Club, Music Box, $20.

PATRICK O'DONNELL, MARK RICCADONNA, KAREN RONTOWSKI, 9 p.m., Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, $25.

Events

BOUTIQUE WEEK, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., week of specials and sales, Bellevue Avenue, Downtown Hammonton. 609-567-9014.

SPRING BREAK AT ABSECON LIGHTHOUSE, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Absecon Lighthouse, 31 So. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, climb: $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages 4 to 12, $3 Atlantic City residents. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLighthouse.org

Nature

'SPRING BREAK' EVENTS AT ATLANTIC CITY AQUARIUM, 11 a.m. Live Diver Feeding Show, 2 p.m. Exotic Animal Show, Atlantic City Aquarium, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Historic Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12. 609-348-2880 or ACAquarium.com

Nightlife

BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA, 1 Borgata Way, mur.mur -DJ Politik's B-Day Party, 609-317-1000.

TROPICANA CASINO AND RESORT, 2831 Boardwalk, Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter-Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565.

Galloway Township

THE DUBLINER IRISH PUB AND GRILL, Quizzo, 8 p.m., Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210.

JD'S PUB AND GRILLE, Karaoke with Troy David, 9 p.m., 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000.

Margate

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

TOMATOE'S, Budesa Brothers, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535.

Wildwood

THE DECK AT HOLLY BEACH, The Rock, Open Mic/Jam Session, 9 p.m., 3401 Pacific Ave., 609-522-6100.

SHAMROCK CAFE, Open Mic, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552.