Noted local poets do reading, signing at A.C. library

April is National Poetry Month, and the celebration of that event doesn't end until the very end of this month at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Because the main branch of the library hosts two poets with close ties to the town tonight for a tag-team poetry reading and book-signing. The guests of honor are Peter Murphy,right, and Karen Zaborowski Duffy, both former Atlantic City High School teachers, who will read some of their favorite poems and then sign copies of their work. Murphy is the author of "Stubborn Child," a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize and a winner of the 2009 Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts. Duffy has won two state poetry-writing fellowships, is a poetry consultant for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and has won numerous other prizes. Her poem, "World Series, Game 5," was featured on The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer in 2007.

If You Go: The reading starts 6 p.m. at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave. The event is free. For more details, call 609-345-2269, ext. 3077 or see acfpl.org

Casinos

MICHAEL MCGEEHAN, 8 p.m., Resorts, $15. 800-322-SHOW.

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

Comedy

JEFF PIRRAMI, DENNIS BLAIR, KEVIN MEANEY, 9 p.m., Borgata Comedy Club, Music Box, $20.

Events

ATLANTIC CITY SPORTS EXHIBITS, "Hometown Teams" and "Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination," 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., presented by the Smithsonian Institution and Atlantic City Free Public Library, Noyes Art Garage Stockton College, Wave parking garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

CAPE MAY'S SPRING FESTIVAL, various hours and locations, celebrate the arrival of Springtime, includes chocolate championship tour and tasting, private homes tours, ghost tours, murder mystery dinners, food and wine events, living history programs, Cape May. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

MBA'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND-RAISER, 6 to 8 p.m., Beer, Wine, Food and Auction, special guests, benefits the Daniel and Maria Walters Scholarship Program and the MBA Kid's Fund, Steve and Cookies by the Bay, 9700 Amherst Ave., Margate, $50. MarvelousMargate.com or MargateHasMore.com

POETRY READING, 6 p.m., local poets Peter Murphy and Karen Zaborowski Duffy, book signing, Atlantic City Free Public Library, 1 N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3077.

TERRIFIC TOAST & TANGO, 6 to 9 p.m., cocktail dinner, cash bar, Latin dance party, entertainment by the Atlantic City Ballet, hosted by The Atlantic City Business and Community Association (ACBCA), Tropicana Hotel Casino, Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar, 2801 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, $85, reservations required. ACBallet.Ticketleap.com/Terrific-Toasts--Tango-Fundraiser

Music

TOURNAMENT OF BANDS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, bands from all over the east coast compete to win the title, Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. 800-992-9732 or WildwoodsNJ.com

Nightlife

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

HARRAH'S RESORT, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Eden Lounge - Salsa Night with Band and DJ, 9 p.m., 609-441-5165; The Pool After Dark - Halfway to Halloween Party with Eddie Edge and Ed Smooth, 609-441-5165; Xhibition Bar - DJ Qi Command, 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! 11 p.m., 609-348-8600; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter - Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565.

Bridgeton

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. and 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 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 to 10 p.m., 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777.

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

Margate

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.

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