Beer-tasting dinner in Cape May

It's a tough subject, but somebody has to study it. Gary Monterosso, above, also known as "America's beer authority," will teach a crash course in how to pair beer and food at a dinner that's part of the annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration.

Actually this isn't one course - it's four courses, which is how many dishes you'll be served by the people at Aleathea's Restaurant. Each food course is paired with a different style of beer, and Monterosso, a beer expert who has appeared often on TV and radio, will offer lessons on which foods go with what beers, and solve all your beer-and-food mysteries.

The event starts 7 p.m. at Aleathea's Restaurant, in the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May. Tickets are $65, including tip, and the dinner is limited to 50 people. For tickets or more details, call 609- 884-5404 or see capemaymac.org

Legends in Concert, Bally's, 8 p.m. $32.50 adults, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.

Joe Holiday All Ages Magic Show, Tropicana, The Comedy Stop, 6:30 p.m. $20 adults, $10 children. 609-340-4020

Cirque Dreams Revealed, Revel, The Social, 5 and 8 p.m. $25. 866-823-4553.

Nightlife

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Slamm.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: H20 Pool & Lounge, 800-777-8477 - DJ Chris Devine, 2 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - French Vanilla, 8 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Johnny & Sherena, 8 p.m.

Atlantic City

Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 - 2 Stilts, 6 to 9 p.m.; Under Pressure, 10 p.m.

Cape May

The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Avenue, 609-884-8363 - Frank Strauss, solo piano 5:30 p.m.; Jazz Night, 8:30 p.m.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Special guest musician, 8 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - DJ Mollo, 9 p.m.

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Lisa Camp and Judi Glover, 6 to 10 p.m.

King's Lounge, 6415 Delilah Road, 609-383-8200 - Live entertainment by Nancy Malcun and half off appetizers.

Galloway Township

Pitney Pub, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906 - DJ DC and DJ Sev.

Margate

Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Ave., 609-823-1163 - Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m.

Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 - DJ Sparkles.

Somers Point

Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 - Quizzo, John Lockwood and The National Trivia Co., 8 p.m.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Dave Boyd.

Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - Taco Night, Mexican menu and beer discounts, 4 p.m.

Wildwood

Shamrock Cafe 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Open Pool and All Night Happy Hour.

Comedy

Kenny Davis, Brian McKim, Uncle Floyd, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Lucas Bohn, Karen Rontowski, Jim David, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 p.m., $25.

Nature

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, free songbird morning flight count at sunrise, at Higbee Beach WMA jetty; free Autumn Hawk Watch sunrise to 5 p.m., at Hawk Watch platform, Cape May Point State Park; birding trips, $10 show and go: Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park, 8 a.m., at platform; easy birding at Cape May Point State Park, 9 a.m., at platform; Stone Harbor Point at 5 p.m., at lot, south end of Second Avenue. 609-861-0700.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt marsh film and guided walk, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.

Events

2013 Designer Show House, Cavalier Cottage, 1109 Washington St., across from Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, self-guided tours 1 to 4 p.m., guided tours 7 p.m., $15. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

DO AC 3D Chalk Art Festival, Indiana Avenue, Atlantic City, free. DoAtlanticCity.com

Gourmet Lunches, 12:30 p.m., different restaurant each day, part of 17th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, limited seating, $25. CapeMayMAC.org

Beer Tasting Dinner, 7 p.m., with Gary Monterosso, part of 17th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May, four-course dinner, limited seating, reservations necessary, $65. CapeMayMAC.org