Auto racing in Boardwalk Hall
What Is It: The annual Gambler's Classic brings small, fast cars into a small, fast track in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall for races tonight and Saturday. That track can get crowded, with at least 24 cars - or go-karts or other mini-machines - hitting speeds as high as 70 mph.
What To Expect: Unlike NASCAR races, which can have tracks 2 miles long and vast crowds spread out much of that way, indoor racing is fan-friendly. Drivers say they can do laps in seconds, so the audience is right on top of all the action.
Event Info: Race time is 7 p.m. today in Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Tickets range from $15 to $30; or $5 for kids 12 and younger. For details, see aarn.com or call 609-348-7000.
Mid-Winter Antiques Show at Millville's Wheaton Arts
What Is It: The Mid-Winter Antiques Show starts a two-day run this morning at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville. Wheaton Arts may specialize in glass, but it has a long list of vendors at this show, and the items they'll sell range from books to furniture to jewelry to linens to memorabilia, and more.
What To Expect: Of course, an event at Wheaton Arts also will offer plenty of collectible glass and ceramics - and many more specialties by the 40 dealers on hand. And while you're there, make sure to check out Wheaton's Museum of American Glass, plus the museum's own store.
Event Info: The Mid-Winter Antiques Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville. Tickets are $5 and include free admission to the glass museum. For more details, see wheatonarts.org or call 856-825-6800.
'Seussical' on stage at Stockton
What Is It: If you're looking to get the kids away from the cartoons this morning, here's a way that should make them happy about the change. Theatreworks USA brings its version of "Seussical" - yes, that's a musical based on Dr. Seuss - to the Performing Arts Center at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
What To Expect: You know all the classic Seuss characters, and you may know which books they came from. But you can forget that in this musical, which is hosted by the Cat in the Hat and mixes together Dr. Seuss' creations faster and more imaginatively than you can say Sam I Am.
Event Info: Showtime is 10:30 a.m. in the Stockton PAC, on Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway Township. Tickets are $6 and $8, available at the box office. For more details, see stockton.edu/pac, or call 609-652-9000.
Martin Sexton in Vineland
Who Is He: Folk-rocker Martin Sexton has played with musical notables ranging from Jackson Browne to Art Garfunkel, but he's the main man in a show tonight, hosted by the Landis Theater and sponsored by Appel Farm. Sexton, who has been honored as the National Academy of Songwriters' artist of the year, tops a bill that also includes a guest appearance by the Alternate Routes.
What To Expect: Along with his songs, Sexton is known for the quality of his guitar-playing and of his live performances. The Alternate Routes, also known as Tim Warren and Eric Donnelly, have released three albums of music that can run from tear-jerking ballads to in-your-face rockers to campfire-style singalongs.
Event Info: Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. Tickets are $27.50 to $40. Visit landistheater.com for more details, or call 856-691-1121.
Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, 6:30 p.m., dinner seating 5:30 p.m., $20 show only ($10 age 11 and younger); $30 dinner and show, mature PG-14 material. 609-348-0920.
Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.
Savage Men Male Strip Show,Tropicana, Boogie Nights, 7:30 p.m. $28. 609-340-4020.
Illusionist Steve Wyrick, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 6 and 9 p.m. $19.95. 800-777-8477.
The Used, Showboat, House of Blues, 7 p.m. $25, $37. 800-736-1420.
Margaret Cho, Tropicana, 9 p.m. $30, $45, $60. 609-340-4020.
Tony Orlando, Harrah's, Showroom, 9 p.m. $40, $50, $60. 800-2-HARRAH.
Freestyle Free For All, Taj Mahal, Mark G. Etess Arena, 8 p.m. $35, $55, $75, $95. 609-449-5150.
Max Dolcelli, Larry XL, Don Gavin, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.
Lucas Bohn, Brian McFadden, Dena Blizzard, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m., $27, $25.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, crafts 1 p.m.; animal program 2:15 p.m., $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
N.J. Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and Northwood Center on Lily Lake, Cape May Point, birding trips, $10 each: Cape May Point State Park, 8 a.m., meet at Hawkwatch Platform; nature photo walk, 8 a.m., Cape May Point State Park, meet at platform. 609-861-0700.
Cape May Point State Park, free Groundhog's Day Hike with craft and refreshments, 1 p.m. 609-884-2159.
Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, competition starts 8 a.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, vendors, guided tours, exhibitor briefings, $7 adults, $5 seniors, $2 age 12 and younger. BoardwalkKennelClub.com
Roller skating, 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $5 to skate, $2 non-skaters, bring own skates or rent ($2 traditional skates, $4 in-line skates). 609-884-9526.
Sandy Italian Dinner Fundraiser, featuring Bob Campanell, 6 to 8 p.m. dinner, 8:15 p.m. show, Word of Life Christian Fellowship, 508 Second Ave. Galloway Township, $15 ($5 show only), proceeds benefit OCNJ CARE. ocnjcare.org
"Discover the Warmth" children's activities, 1 to 3 p.m., WheatonArts and Cultural Center, Event Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, free. 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800 or wheatonarts.org
"A Chorus Line," musical, 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $25 general admission. 609-704-5012 or theeagletheatre.com
"Ludwig Live!" 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center of Middle Township, 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, cabaret show, $25. 609-463-1924.
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Waynard, 6 p.m.; Incognito Duo, 9 p.m.
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Latin Night, 10 p.m.; Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood, 609-340-2000 - Live music, 7 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Beth Tinnon Duo, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Cool Jon Sprang, 9 p.m.; Vixens, 10 p.m.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Steve Aoki, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Samantha Ronson, 10 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ A-Run, 10 p.m.; 21 Sports Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Be-Easy, 10 p.m.; Mia, 609-348-4411 - DJ Lu'AP, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Ed Smooth and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - Weird Science, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m.; Funkybone, 10 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Secret Service, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Beatclan Takeover with Ryan Cabrera, DJ Hollywood, The Beatclan's Finest DJs; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Iron Mike, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., DJ Freezie, midnight.
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music videos, 8 p.m.; DJ Naj, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.
Revel, 500 Boardwalk: Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, 609-225-9898 - DJs, Classic Burlesque 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.; Rock 'n Roll Burlesque 2 a.m.; HQ, 855-348-0500 - Manufactured Superstars, 10 p.m.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 8 p.m., Mayday Mayday and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - Eddie Edge, 10 p.m.
Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ Luap and DJ B Easy, 10 p.m.; Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - '70s and '80s Dance Party; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Clinton Sparks; Ri Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Last Call Casualty, 11 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers and DJs, 10 p.m.; Cuba Libre, The Quarter, 609-348-6700 - Late Night Latin Floorshow, 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight; Firewaters, 609-344-6699 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Jynx, 3 p.m.; Johnny & Sherena, 7 p.m.; DJ Mike Velardi, 11 p.m.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 10 p.m.
Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-2200 - Saturday Soul Night with Angela Burton Band, 7 p.m.
The Bridgewater Pub, 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551 - DJs, 9 p.m.
Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Darin MacDonald, 8 p.m.
Ebbitt Room, The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., 609-884-5700 - Paul Sottile, 6:30 p.m.
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 9 p.m.
Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.
Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700 - John Arnett plays Piano, 4 p.m.
Assaggio!, 500 W. White Horse Pike, 609-965-3303 - Live piano music, 7 p.m.
DiDonato's Bowling Center and Cocktail Lounge, 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040 - Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.
Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111 - Live music and piano, 7 p.m.
Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163 - Joe Mancini, 7 p.m.
Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 - DJ Steve O.
Testa's Good Guys Pub, 5698 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, 609-625-1926 - DJ dance party, 10 p.m.
Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Seven Stone, 8:30 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Catherine Wacha, 7 p.m.
The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Eleven Eleven.
800 Bay by Philippe, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - jazz with Shawn Ashley, 8 p.m.
Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 - DJ Nick Teti, 9 p.m.
The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Starr.
Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - DJ Ralph, 10 p.m.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Lew London and Bob Mower.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Reggae Night with Joe Collepardi.
Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.
Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Beer Pong Tournament with cash prize.