'Jack and the Beanstalk' today in Cape May

What Is It: You know the classic kids' tale, "Jack and the Beanstalk." Well, so do the people from the Greater Ocean City Theatre Co. and the Stockton Children's Summer Playhouse series, and they're staging the story this morning at the Cape May Convention Hall - and Thursday back in Ocean City.

What To Expect: Jack and his mom have had a rough go of it since Jack's dad disappeared - and that's even before Jack gets a giant mad at him. The producers promise "a musical trip up the beanstalk with Jack," along with a clever "solution to the giant's grumpy attitude."

Event Info: Showtime is 10:30 a.m. today at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Moorlyn Family Theater, Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City. All tickets are $10. For more details, call 609-398-1118 or 855-708-9699 or see oceancitytheatrecompany.com

Casinos

Legends in Concert, Bally’s, 3 and 8 p.m. $32.50 adults, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.

Beatlemania Now, Trump Plaza, 8 p.m. $48. 609-441-6000.

I Love Lucy: Live on Stage, Harrah’s, 3 and 8 p.m. $29, $49, $59. 800-2-HARRAH.

Comedy

Kofi Thomas, John Knight, Joey Kola, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

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

Jennifer Weiner lecture and book signing, 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., Avalon Elementary School auditorium, 235 32nd St., Avalon, seating on first-come,-first served basis. AvalonFreeLibrary.org

Family Fun Day at Cape May Lighthouse, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cape May Point State Park, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point, activities are free, admission to climb lighthouse $7 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 CapeMayMac.org

Crafters and Farmers Mark-et, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tabernacle grounds, Ocean City.

Baby Parade, 6:30 p.m., along oceanfront Promenade, 34th to 44th streets, main viewing area at JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City, free. 609-263-8687 or SeaIsleCityNJ.us

“Remembering the Storm of ’62,” 10:30 a.m., main meeting room, Cape May County Library, Sea Isle City Branch, 4800 Central Ave., Sea Isle City, photos, panel discussion, guest speakers, free. 609-263-2992.

Music

Atlantic City Library International Night Series, Feraba (West African), multi-cultural music and dance, 7 p.m., Kennedy Plaza, on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues, Atlantic City, free. 609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

“Rising Artists of Tomorrow,” Ocean City Pops summer concert series, 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, $10, $15. 609-525-9248 or OceanCityPops.org

Kids

Wacky Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, “Fables and Fairy Tales,” themed stations of crafts and activities, free admission includes activities, lighthouse climb $4 ages 4 to 12, $7 adults. 609-449-1360 or AbseconLighthouse.org

Theater

“South Pacific,” 2 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

“Lend Me A Tenor,” comedy, 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, Cape May, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341 or CapeMayStage.org

“Lost on the Natchez Trace,” 8:30 p.m., East Lynne Theatre Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students and age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

“The Sounds of Holly-wood,” 7:30 p.m., Moorlyn Family Theatre, 837 Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, $15 adults, $12 age 12 and younger. 609-399-0006 or MoorlynFamilyTheatre.org

Nightlife

Bally’s Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Bally’s Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 — The Insiders, 2 p.m.; DJ Romes, 7 p.m.; Caribbean Night, 8 p.m.

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

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 — Richie Balin, 8 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 — DJ Chris Devine, 7 p.m.

Harrah’s Resort, 777 Harrah’s Blvd.: The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 — Vito G; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 — DJ Pop, 10 p.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: Landshark Bar & Grill, 609- 431-4100 — Dale Barth, 5:30 p.m.; Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 — 2-Stilts, 6 p.m.; One Hot Mess, 10 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 — Faith, 9 p.m.

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Ego, 609-449-5138 — Almost Angels and DJ Freezie.

Trump Plaza Casino Resort, 2500 Boardwalk: Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 — John McNutt, 7 p.m.; DJ JO JO, 8 p.m.

Absecon

The Black Cat Bar & Grill, 1 North Shore Road, 609-641-2323 — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Avalon

Bobby Dee’s Rock’n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 — Rob Lipkin, 7 p.m.

The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 — Kate Delany and Zack Goebble.

Barnegat

Lefty’s Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 — Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.

Bridgeton

Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 — DJ.

Cape May

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 — Erik Hetzel, 8 p.m.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 — Ono Duo, 9 p.m.

The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 — Wesley Ochs.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., on Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 — Family Friendly Trivia, 7 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 — Open Mic, 9 p.m. and taco night 8 to midnight.

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 — Alex Glover and Bob Mower, 6 to 10 p.m.

Galloway Township

JD’s Pub and Grille, 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000 — Quizzo, 8 p.m.

The Smithville Inn, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777— Jazz Night, 7 to 10 p.m.

Pitney Pub, 200 S. Pitney Rd., 609-241-8906 — DJ.

Long Beach Island

Nardi’s Tavern, 118th Street & The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 — Weird Al Karaoke, 5 p.m.; Love Puppies, 10 p.m.

The Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, 10 S. Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, 609-492-4611 — Pickles Duo, 3 and 10 p.m.

Margate

Bocca Coal Fire Bistro, 7805 Ventnor Ave., 609-823-3663 — The Secret Agents Band, 8 p.m.

Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111 — DJ, 10 p.m.

Steve and Cookie’s By the Bay, Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163 — Joe Mancini and Friends, 7 p.m.

Tomatoe’s, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 — Rock and Roll Sushi, DJ Steve O, 9 p.m.

Mays Landing

Applebee’s Restaurant, 700 Consumer Square, 609-383-9290 — Quizzo, 9 p.m.

Millville

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 — Karaoke Night.

Sea Isle City

Dead Dog Saloon, 39th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7600 — Frankie Cervantes.

Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 — On the Deck: Element K; At night: Buddy Cash’s Retreads.

Somers Point

Applebee’s Restaurant, 51 Bethel Road, 609-653-2270 — Quizzo, 8:30 p.m.

Clancy’s By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 —DJ Steve O Dance Party, 8:30 p.m.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 — That 70’s Band.

Gregory’s Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 — Retro Night with DJ Sparkles, drinks, food and $2 beer specials 9 p.m.

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 — Tim Lekan Jazz, 8 p.m.

Upper Township

The Deauville Inn, 201 Willard Road, Strathmere, 609-263-2080 — Kenny Jeremiah and Bittersweet, 6 p.m.

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 — Bob Campanell, 5 p.m.; Reggae.

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, birding trip, $10 show and go: Cape May Point State Park, 7:30 a.m., meet at platform. 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.; animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; seine-net outing 3:15 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.