Carrie Underwood at Boardwalk Hall

Who Is She: Carrie Underwood became the first country singer to win "American Idol" in 2005. Underwood is a five-time Grammy Award winner. She performs tonight in the arena at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

What To Expect: Underwood performed earlier this month in Charlotte, N.C. Her setlist included the songs "I Told You So," "Jesus Take The Wheel," "Get Out Of This Town," "Nobody Ever Told You," "Thank God For Home-towns," "Do You Think About Me," "Cupid's Got a Shotgun" and "I Know You Won't." Hunter Hayes will be the opening act.

Event Info: The concert starts 7:30 tonight. Tickets, priced at $44 and $63, are available at the Boardwalk Hall box office, Ticketmaster and

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'The Importance of Being Earnest' in Vineland

What Is It: "The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" is a play by the late Oscar Wilde. It will be performed by the Cumberland Players tonight at The Little Theatre in Vineland.

What To Expect: A classic comedy of manners where two young men pretend their names are "Ernest," which the new women in their lives believe gives magic powers to the possessors. The witty dialogue and farce make it Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The cast for the play includes Bill Branin as Jack and D. Michael Farley as Algernon.

Event Info: The play will be performed 8 p.m. today, Nov. 10, 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the theater at Sherman Avenue and the Boulevard. Tickets $13. Tickets are available at cumberlandplayers.com

Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show at Atlantic Club

What Is It: Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show has entertained people around the world and is unique in that it includes an actual link to the real Rat Pack with Buddy Hackett's son, Sandy, starring and producing. The show will be performed tonight and Saturday in the Showroom at Atlantic Club Casino Hotel.

What to Expect: Hackett plays the part of Joey Bishop. Lisa Dawn Miller, the daughter of Motown songwriter Ron Miller, also stars in the production. Hackett brings to life that nonstop party everyone wanted access to by making his comedy, wit and humor the foundation of the show. The musical is for those who enjoy the style and swagger of the original Rat Pack. It is a theatrical production that includes original songs. The show has a unique connection with the stars it highlights.

Event Info: The show begins at 9 tonight and 8 p.m. Saturday in the Atlantic Club. Tickets are $20 and are available at ticketmaster.com

Casinos

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.

Legends in Concert, Bally's, Palace Theater, 8 p.m. $32.50. 609-340-2709.

William Shatner, Harrah's, The Showroom, 9 p.m. $55, $75, $105. 800-2-HARRAH.

Comedy

Jodi Wiener, Joey Vega, Uncle Larry Reeb, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Drew Thomas, Dan Grueter, Greg Vaccarello, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 p.m., $27; 11:15 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: Cape May Hawkwatch, dawn to dusk, Cape May Point State Park platform, free; Avalon Seawatch,

7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seventh Street and ocean, Avalon, free.

609-861-0700.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, science program, 2:15 p.m., $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.

Events

"Headliners" current events discussions, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Richard Stockton College, Campus Center lounge, top floor, main campus off Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, open to community.

Pointe Blank Comedy Series, 9 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, seating 8 p.m., national headliners and local showcase, $15 advance, $20 door. acROCKsolid.com

Music

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival, kickoff concerts 8 and 10:15 p.m., Convention Center, Beach Avenue, Cape May, live music, meet the artist receptions, wine tastings at club venues throughout the city. Tickets: exit0jazzfest.com or 609-849-9202 or 888-943-1864.

"Love, Lust, Fear and Freedom: The Music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen," as performed by Lauren Fox and her trio, 8 p.m., Appel Farm at the Landis, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., Vineland, $22.50, $30, $50. 856-691-1121 or landistheater.com

Theater

"Sixteen Candelabras," dinner theater, 7:30 p.m., Elaine's Victorian Inn, 513 Lafayette St., Cape May, full course dinner and show, $44.95 adults, $34.95 teens, $24.95 children, reservations recommended. 609-884-4358 or 609-884-1199.

"Poe, Times Two," 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, Cape May, one-man stage adaptations of two works by Edgar Allan Poe, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341 or capemaystage.org

"Urinetown," 8 p.m., Second and Vine Players, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, 609-704-5012.

Annie, 8 p.m., Off Broad Street Players, Levoy Theatre, 126 N. High St., Millville, $20 adults, $14 seniors, students. 856-327-6400 or levoy.net

Nightlife

Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Robert Ross, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 -

Flip N' Mickey's, 9 p.m.

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood, 609-340-2000 - Live music, 7 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Kyle Sweeny,

9 p.m., The Vixens, 10 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,

1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Screaming Broccoli, 7 p.m.; mur.mur,

609-317-1000 - Eli Escobar, 10 p.m.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ Royale, 10 p.m.; Mia, 609-348-4411 - DJ Lu'AP, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ April and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - B Street, 8 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m.; Big House, 10 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - DJ and Dancers,

9 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 -Drop Dead Sexy,

9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Three Loco, DJ R.O.B., DJ Whuteya, DJ Ed Smooth, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Hannah Rad, 11:30 p.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 4 p.m.; Juicy, 10 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m.; DJ Zathan, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys,

11 p.m.; Whiskey Bar, 800-336-6378 - Patty Blee, 7 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 - AN21, 10 p.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Sonatra, 9 p.m.; Mayday Mayday and Dancers, 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 - Michael Jackson Returns - Wear a sequined glove for free admission before 11 p.m.; Red Square, The Quarter, 609-344-9100 - Siberian Night with DJ Sean M., 11 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers and DJs,

10 p.m.; Cuba Libre, The Quarter, 609-348-6700 - Latin Floorshow, 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight; Firewaters, 609-344-6699 - DJ Dance Party,

10 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: Ego, 609-449-5138 - Almost Angels and DJ Chris Rivera, 10 p.m.

Absecon

W.L.Goodfellows and Co., 310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Atlantic City

Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - Kyle Campbell, 8 p.m.

Avalon

The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 215-725-8681 - DJ,

10 p.m.

Bridgeton

The Bridgewater Pub, 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551 - DJs, 9 p.m.

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Exit Zero Jazz Festival - DJ Soul Sister, 9 p.m.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Wesley Ochs, 8 p.m.

Ebbitt Room, The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., 609-884-5700 - Paul Sottile, 6:30 p.m.

Hemingway's, Cape May Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia avenues, 609-884-5611 - DJ, 9 p.m.

Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Geno White Trio.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Open mic hosted by Barry, 8 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 9 p.m.

Corbin City

Buck Tavern, 621 New Jersey 50, 609-628-3117 - Spencer Belz, 6 p.m.

Galloway Township

Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.

Assaggio!, 500 W. White Horse Pike, 609-965-3303 - Live piano music, 7 p.m.

Hammonton

DiDonato's Bowling Center and Cocktail Lounge, 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040 - Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.

Margate

Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111 - Live music and piano, 7 p.m.

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

Mays Landing

The Dockside Grille, The Inn at Sugar Hill, 5704 Mays Landing Road, 609-625-2226 - Local musicians Rock The Dock, 6 p.m.

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 - Shooters, 9 p.m.

Millville

Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Dominic Mancini Duo, 7 p.m.

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Live entertainment, 9 p.m.

Something Sweet, 206 N. High St., 856-765-3819 - Bill Gatier and Friends, 7 p.m.

Somers Point

Philippe Chin Bistro, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - Jazz with Shawn Ashley, 8 p.m.

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Jack & Yvonne, 7 p.m.

Upper Township

Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.