Cyndi Lauper at Taj Mahal
Who Is She: Cyndi Lauper became famous fast in the 1980s, with her song that became an anthem to a generation of her gender, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." But Lauper is still performing now, and tonight, she brings her "She's So Unusual" tour to the Mark G. Etess Arena at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort for one show.
What To Expect: Lauper always did pride herself on being different, from the hair of many colors to having pro-wrestling stars in her videos to the up and down staccato voice. But she's not just a novelty act - this girl can also sing, and make you have fun while she's doing it. She also recently won a Tony award for writing the songs for the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots."
Event Info: Showtime is 8 p.m. in the Etess Arena at Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Tickets are $19, $29 and $49, available at the box office or at ticketmaster.com. For more details, see trumptaj.com.
'George M.' in Beach Haven
What Is It: On this classic American holiday weekend, what could make more sense than seeing the musical about the Yankee Doodle Dandy himself, Broadway legend George M. Cohan? Cohan's bigger-than-life life is the subject of the musical at Beach Haven's Surflight Theatre, but be warned: The show ends this weekend.
What To Expect: Cohan is associated with too many classic show tunes to count, including "Give My Regards to Broadway," which is sort of the theme song of American theater. But it's probably his patriotic hits that he's best remembered for, including "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and more songs that are a perfect fit for this holiday.
Event Info: Showtime is 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven. Tickets are $45. For tickets or more details, see surflight.org or call 609-492-9477. CQ
Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.
Legends in Concert, Bally's, 7:30 and 10 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.
Beatlemania Now, Trump Plaza, 8 p.m. $48. 609-441-6000.
Whitney Cummings, Borgata, Music Box, 9 p.m. $35, $39.50. 609-677-1000.
Cyndi Lauper, Trump Taj Mahal, Mark G. Etess Arena, 8 p.m. $19, $29, $49. 609-449-5150.
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Scott Holt, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Soul Party Shakedown Trio, 4 p.m., Mile High Trio, 8 p.m.
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Savage Men, 6 p.m., DJ Clayton the Chemist, 10 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Jagged, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Cool Jon Sprang, 9 p.m., Vixens, 10 p.m.; Bally's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Patrice McBride, 1 p.m., Daddy Pop, 2 p.m., Garden State Radio, 7 p.m., DJ Xtina, 8 p.m.
Borgata HotelCasino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Hot D, 7 p.m., Steal the Sky, 10 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Steve Aoki, Chiddy Bang, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Lil Jon, 10 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ Jazzy Jef, 10 p.m.; 21 Bar, 609-345-3875 - DJ Be-Easy, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Patrice McBride, 9 p.m., Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Haven Nightclub, 609-340-5111- Havana Brown, 10 p.m.; H20 Pool & Lounge, 800-777-8477 - DJ, 2 to 7 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m., Digital Getdown, 10 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Jeremiah Hunter, 2:30 p.m., Don't Call Me Francis.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Boulevard: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Drop Dead Sexy, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - The Beatclan; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Iron Mike, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., DJ K Styles, 12:30 p.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: LandShark Bar & Grill, 609- 431-4100 - Jessica Kartalis, 2 p.m., Dale Barth, 5:30 p.m.; Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 - 2 Stilts, 6 p.m.; Mango Men, 10 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m., DJ, 10 p.m., Gogo Boys, 11 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 Nightclub, 855-348-0500 - Sultan and Ned Shepard; HQ Beach Club, 855-348-0500 - Robbie Rivera, 10 a.m.
Showboat Hotel and Casino, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 8 p.m., Radio Tokyo and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - Ed Smooth.
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 - She Bop Saturday, featuring special performances by Cyndi Lauper impersonator; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Dirty Joe; 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.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 -Jynx, 3 p.m., Johnny & Sherena, 7 p.m., DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 11 p.m.
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Ego, 609-449-5138 - Almost Angels and DJ Ron: Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ Chris Rivera & DJ Ed Smooth; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse, 1-855-500-ROBERTS – Kevin Hilderbrandt, 8 p.m.
Trump Plaza Casino Resort, 2500 Boardwalk: Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., 609-428 4544 - Chelsea Pool Parties at 5th Floor rooftop pool; Dining, dancing and DJ's.
Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., 609-344-2200 - Shakera Jones.
Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 - Cornerboys, 10 p.m.
Jack's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 - Goodman Fiske.
The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 609-725-8681 - The Tall Boys, Lifespeed and DJ.
The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - Jim Bannach, The Big House Band, Secret Service and Kristen and the Noise.
Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 - DJ.
Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421- Matt Santry Band, 9 p.m.
Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Darin MacDonald, 8 p.m.
Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - 52 Pick Up. 10 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.
The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Audrey Snow, 4:30 p.m., Billy Light Trio, 9:30 p.m.
Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Joe Lynch & Patty Blee.
The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Avenue, 609-884-8363 - Dean Schneider.
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 10 p.m.
Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.
JD's Pub and Grille, 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000 - Live music, 9 p.m.
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.
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 - Diablo Sandwich Band, 9:30 p.m.
Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street & The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Face Down, 5 p.m., Lima Bean Riot, 10 p.m.
The Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, 10 S. Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, 609-492-4611 - Mr. Love Joy, 3:30 p.m., Abandoned, 10 p.m.
Bocca Coal Fire Bistro, 7805 Ventnor Ave., 609-823-3663 - Secret Agents Band, 9:30 p.m.
Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111 - Live music and piano, 7 p.m.
Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163 - Joe Mancini, 7 p.m.
Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 -DJ Steve O.
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, 10 p.m.
Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Glen Eric, 9 p.m.
Flip Flopz Beach Bar and Grill, 300 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-522-3350 - DJ entertainment, 9 p.m.
Keenan's Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-729-3344 - Sainte, Chico's Vibe.
Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon, 39th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7600 - John Cook.
La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - The Loop on Deck, 5 p.m., The Rockets in The Lounge 10:30 p.m.
The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - Total White Out, Stellar Mojo, Lost in Paris and Tommy B.
Shenanigans, 3815 Landis Ave., 609-263-3900 - DJ Ernesto.
Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - On the Deck: Goodman Fiske, Inside Jam: The Juliano Brothers, At Night Bonehead & DJ Ric City.
800 Bay, 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 Nick Teti, 9 p.m.
The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - That 70's Band.
Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - DJ Ralph, 10 p.m.
The Deauville Inn, 201 Willard Road, Strathmere, 609-263-2080 - Lew London and Terry.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Chameleon.
Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.
Luna's Outdoor Grill at Merighi's Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave., 856-691-8051 - Live entertainment, 8 p.m.
Shamrock Caf�, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Pong Tournament Pong Tournament with $100 Cash Prize.
La Piazza Cucina, 4600 Pacific Ave., 609-522-8300 - Bittersweet.
Karen Rontowski, Jay Black, Greg Morton, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m., $27, $25.
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: Cape May Point State Park, 7:30 a.m., meet at platform; Photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park, 7:30 a.m., at platform. 609-861-0700.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, free family nature walks, 9 a.m., Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR, Ocean Drive, south of Wildwood Crest. 215-341-1044.
Cape May Point State Park, free programs include beginner's bird walk 9 a.m., live animal program 11 a.m., and nature walk 2 p.m. 609-884-2159.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt marsh film and guided walk, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
2013 Designer Show House, Cavalier Cottage, 1109 Washington St., Cape May, across from Emlen Physick Estate, self-guided tours 1 to 4 p.m., $15. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org
Sports Card, Toys, Comics and Collectibles Show, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Starlight Ballroom, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, free admission. 800-992-9732 or RKSportsPromotions.com
Hometown 5K Race & 1-Mile Fun Walk, 8 a.m., 500-block Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City, followed by Hometown Celebration street fair, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on 100- and 200-blocks of Philadelphia Avenue. GreaterEggChamber.com
Downtown Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Vine Street parking lot, across from The Eagle Theatre, Hammonton, farmers' market, local artists, craftsmen. DowntownMarket.org
Jersey Shore Pops summer concert series, "Stars & Stripes Forever" patriotic tribute to American composers, 7:30 p.m., Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, $25 to $40. 800-838-3006 or 609 463-1924 or JerseyShorePops.org
Unite!, live music event, 10:30 p.m., Moorlyn Family Theatre, Boardwalk between 8th and 9th streets, Ocean City, for ages teen to young adult, free. 609-399-0006 or MoorlynFamilyTheatre.org
2U (U2 tribute), Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, bring blanket or chair, free. 609-523-0202 or VisitWildwoodCrest.com
"George M!" 8 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