Vincent Pastore in Beach Haven
Who Is He: Vincent Pastore portrayed Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero, mob don Tony Soprano's tubby right-hand man on "The Sopranos." Pastore hosts the Italian family comedy "Shut Up, Sit Down and Eat!" tonight at the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven.
What To Expect: "Shut Up Sit Down and Eat" blends stand-up comedy with the intensity of a one-man show, presented in a play format. When a therapist fails to arrive on time for a group therapy session, four impatient Italian Americans take their issues into their own hands and invent a new type of therapy - Italian therapy.
Event Info: The performance starts 8 tonight in the Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven. Tickets range from $20 to $60. VIP seating is $89. For tickets and more information, call 609-492-9477.
Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, mature PG-14 material, 7:15 p.m. show , 6:15 p.m. dinner seating; $20 show only ($10 ages 11 and younger); $30 dinner and show. 609-348-0920.
Legends in Concert, Bally's, Palace Theater, 3 and 8 p.m. $32.50. 609-340-2709.
"The House Party" with T-Fox, Resorts, Superstar Theater, 3:30 and 8 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.
"Identity: An Exhibition of You," Franklin Institute traveling exhibit, Trump Plaza's East Tower, noon to 7 p.m., $12 adults, $8 ages 12 and younger. 609-441-6000.
Celtic Thunder, Harrah's, The Concert Venue, 8 p.m. $35, $65. 800-2-HARRAH.
Harry Maurer, Dena Blizzard and Greg Vaccarello, Tropi-cana Comedy Stop, The Quart-er, 18 or older, 10 p.m., $25.
Atlantic Audubon, Tom Reed will talk about his birding N.J. Big Year, Atlantic Audubon Society's meeting, 7:30 p.m., Galloway Library, 360 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township.
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, 7:30 a.m., at platform. 609-861-0700.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, Salt-marsh film and trail walks, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.; live animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and seining for tidal life, 3:15 p.m., $4 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
Wine Down Wednesdays, 3 to 8 p.m., Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House, live music, $5 wine tastings, vendors, picnic area, activities, free admission. 609-465-0075 or natalivineyards.com
Spanish Wine Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Smithville Inn, Route 9, Galloway Township, hors d oeuvres, four courses, seating limited, reservations required, $90. 609-652-7777 or e-mail Heather@smithvilleinn.com
Musical Afternoons with Gil Lewis, 3 to 5 p.m., live jazz in front of Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, free.
Midweek Jazz Series, 8 p.m., Bucky Pizzarelli, Ocean County College, Arts and Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, $18 adults, $15 seniors. 732-255-0500 or tickets.ocean.edu
Summer concert series,
7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, free, bring blanket or chair. 609-523-0202 or visitwildwoodcrest.com
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Sammy's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Micah, 7 p.m.; Unity Reggae Band, 8 p.m.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,
1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Garden State Radio, 9 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - Benderz, 10:30 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Dane Anthony, 8 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Nashville Attitude, 7 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Rock Star Karaoke with Big Ragu, 9 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Kay Jay, 10 p.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 4 p.m.
Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - Fish Out of Water and DJs, 10 p.m.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke,
Trump Plaza Beach Bar,
609-449-5138 - J Michael James, 7 p.m.
W.L.Goodfellows and Co., 310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.
Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 - Rob Lipkin Acoustic, 7 p.m.
Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.
The Bridgewater Pub, 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551 - DJs, 9 p.m.
Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Hall, 888-944-1816 - Matt Santry, 8 p.m.
Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Blondage,
The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Avenue, 609-884-8363 - Dean Schneider on piano, 5:30 p.m.
The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., on the Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Family Friendly Trivia, 8 p.m.
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Egg Harbor Township
A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Alex Glover and Bob Mower,
JD's Pub and Grille, 45 S. New York Rd., 609-404-9000 - Quizzo, 8 p.m.
Long Beach Island
Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern, Beach Haven, 101 N. Bay Ave., 609-492-1065 -
Ted Hammock, 9:30 p.m.
Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street & The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Weird Owl Karaoke, 5 p.m.; The Replicants, 9 p.m.
The Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, 10 S. Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, 609-492-4611 - The Pickles, 4 and 10 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, 9 p.m.
Applebee's Restaurant, 700 Consumer Square, 609-383-9290 - Quizzo, 9 p.m.
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 - Wesley Ochs, 9 p.m.
La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - Joe & Darryl, 5 p.m.; Karma Duo, 10:30 p.m.
The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - Secret Service, 10 p.m.
Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Rad & Kell, 4:30 p.m.
Applebee's Restaurant, 51 Bethel Rd., 609-653-2270 - Quizzo, 8:30 p.m.
Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - Karaoke with Troy, 10 p.m.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Tom Angello Trio, 6:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Bob Campanell, 5 p.m.; Reggae Night with SMB, 6 p.m.
Good Night Irene's Brew Pub, 2708 Pacific Ave. 609-729-3861 -DJ Mollo, 10 p.m.
"Annie," 2 p.m., Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven,
$36 to $54. 609-492-9477 or surflight.org
"Ruth Draper's Company of Characters," 8:30 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May,
$30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or
"1912," drama, dinner theater, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. performance, Old Grange Restaurant with Cape Island Theatre Company, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, Cape May, $37 adults, $30 age 12 and younger, dessert only shows $27 adults, $22 children.
"Broadway on the Boardwalk III," 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Theatre Company with Broadway star Annie Golden, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, $18, $20. 609-525-9248, 609-525-9300 or ocnj.us/boxoffice