Easter 'Eggstravaganza' in Hammonton

What Is It: Think Easter as art form this afternoon at the Noyes Museum Shop in downtown Hammonton. And this is a family-friendly form of art, naturally, with the kids getting to decorate their own Easter eggs - but not with old-fashioned dye.

What To Expect:This event is about decoupage Easter eggs, which is a fancy way of saying the decoration is made up of paper of many colors, most of them bright. And that's not all that's happening downtown today - adults can shop while the kids have story time, a scavenger hunt and a chance to dance their favorite seasonal step. Sure, the Bunny Hop.

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Event Info: The Easter Eggstravaganza runs 1 to 3 p.m. at the Noyes Museum Shop, 5 S. 2nd St., Hammonton. For more details, see noyesmuseum.org or call

609-561-8006.

Gary Allan hits House of Blues

Who Is He: Gary Allan is sort of an old-school country star. He was hitting the honky-tonk bars in his native southern California by the time he was 12 - although he was there to sing with his dad's band. Since then, he has lived the lifestyle, including two divorces, and sung the true-to-life songs that are part of country's lure.

What To Expect: Allan has made a string of hits since he started his own band in 1996, among them "Man to Man," which made it to No. 1 on the country charts in 2001. This singer likes to take some chances, but he doesn't like to leave his fans hanging, so look for that and other hits - "Tough All Over," "Her Man," "Best I Ever Had" and more.

Event Info: Showtime is

8 p.m. at House of Blues in Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Tickets are $42.50 and $47.50. For more details, see houseofblues.com or call 609-343-4000.

Casinos

Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.

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

Comedy

Joe Bronzi, Joe Bubblewitz, Richie Byrne, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Jim Carroll, Greg Vaccarello, Mike Donovan, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m. $27, $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, birding trips, $10 show and go: Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area, at 7:30 a.m., meet at lot, west end of New England Road. 609-861-0700.

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, guided birding and nature walk, 9 to 11 a.m., starting at Forsythe NWR visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township. 609-652-1665, ext. 21.

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

Spring break at Absecon Lighthouse, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last climb 3:30 p.m., 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages 4 to 12, $3 Atlantic City residents, active military free, discount coupon on website. abseconlighthouse.org or 609-449-1360.

"The Last Supper," live dramatization, 7 p.m., Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave., Ocean City, drama, music, worship, free, offering accepted. 609-399-1915 or OCTabernacle.org

Roller skating, 4 to 9 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 or capemayrecreation.org

2nd Annual S.T.A.R talent show, 7 to 10 p.m., Richard Stockton College, Campus Center Theater, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, proceeds benefit teen center in Atlantic City. 856-426-8987 or hope.organizations@facebook.com

10th Annual "War at the South Jersey Shore" National Folkstyle Wrestling Championships, competition begins 8 a.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, spectators $10 adults, $5 students age 6 and older. sjwrestling.com

Nightlife

Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Myles Mancuso, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Flip N' Mickey's, 9 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Temporary Grace, 7 p.m.; Kristen and the Noise, 11 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.: Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Nicky G, 8 p.m.; DJ Iron Mike, 9 p.m.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m.; Funkybone, 10 p.m.; Bar 46, 800-777-8477 - DJ and Dancers, 9 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Sensational Soul Cruisers, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - DJ Vito G & Patrice McBride, 10p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 -DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.; DJ Patrice McBride, 12:30 a.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 2 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m.; DJ, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - Stellar Mojo, 8 p.m.; 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 - R3HAB, 10 p.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Chaisley Lussier, 9 p.m.; Radio Nashville & Dancers, 10 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ B-Easy, DJ Hook and DJ Luap and D-Sharp; Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - Spring Break Boogie Bash - Wear a Hawaiian shirt or show your college ID and get in free before 11 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Jason Smith, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Daze End, 11 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers, 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 - DJ Alisha Monique, 7 p.m.; DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 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: Ego, 609-449-5138 - Almost Angels and DJ Chris Rivera; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 10 p.m.

Absecon

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

Atlantic City

Hard Rock Cafe, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, 609-441-0007- Battle of the Bands.

Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-2200 - Jazz with Tony Day.

Bridgeton

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

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

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Bluebone, 9 p.m.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421- Aubrey Snow, 8 p.m.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Dan Brown, 4:30 p.m.; Eric & Coop, 9:30 p.m.

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

The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Ave., 609-884-8363 - Dean Schneider, 5:30 p.m.

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, 10 p.m.

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Live music, 6 to 10 p.m.

Galloway Township

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

The Dubliner Irish Pub and Grill, Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210 - Live music.

Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700 - John Arnett plays piano, 4 p.m.

The Smithville Inn, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777 - Lenny Mitchell, 6 p.m.

Pitney Pub, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906 - Live music.

Hammonton

Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave., 609-704-9797 - Acoustics, 8 p.m.

DiDonato's Bowling Center and Cocktail Lounge, 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040 - Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Long Beach Island

Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern, Beach Haven, 101 N. Bay Ave., 609-492-1065 - Earl, 5 p.m.

Margate

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

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 Steve O.

Millville

Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Rob Huntley, 7 p.m.

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Dr. Phil & The Heart Attacks, 9 p.m.

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

Richland

The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Me & the Boys.

Somers Point

Applebee's Restaurant, 51 Bethel Rd., 609-653-2270 - Bingo Trivia.

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 Steve & Company, 9 p.m.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Starr.

Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - Good Friday food specials.

Upper Township

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Ann Oswald, 6 p.m.

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

Wildwood

Cattle 'n Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609-522-3800 - OH Face Friday with DJ Denny OH, 10 p.m.

Dog Tooth Bar and Grill, 100 E. Taylor Ave., 609-522-8383 - Name the Tune, 9 p.m.

Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - DJ Dora

La Piazza Cucina, 4600 Pacific Ave., 609-522-8300 - Wayne Dogel and Kenny Jeremiah.

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