Don't howl at the moon
- climb a lighthouse
What Is It: It must be a full moon tonight. Because both Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City and Cape May Lighthouse in Lower Township will open their towers for evening climbs, which is becoming a summer tradition every month on the night when the full moon hits the sky.
What To Expect: This evening's moonrise should be about 8:20 p.m. The idea of the full-moon climb is that you can be at the top of your favorite lighthouse when that moon pops up brilliantly over the ocean and the horizon - just as the sun is about to set for the night. So you should be in line for a double feature of spectacular views if you can make it up all those stairs tonight.
Event Info: Absecon Lighthouse is at 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City. Last climb is allowed at 9 p.m.; climbing fee is $10 per person, including snacks and beverages. Cape May Lighthouse is in Cape May Point State Park; night climbs are allowed from 8 to 10 p.m. for $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 3 to 12. Admission is free to the ground floors of both lights. For more details, call 609-449-1360 (Atlantic City) or 609-884-5404 (Cape May). (Lighthouses may be closed during bad weather; call ahead to check.) Or visit abseconlighthouse.org or capemaymac.org
Kozak the Magician, Tropi-cana, 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, 8 p.m. $32.50. 609-340-2709.
"The House Party" with
T-Fox, Resorts, Superstar Theater, 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.
Beatlemania Now, Trump Plaza, 8 p.m. $32.50. 609-441-6000.
Jodi Weiner, Joe Moffa, Allen Havey, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.
David Sayh, Tracey MacDonald and Greg Morton, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 10 p.m., $25.
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 at
3:15 p.m.; turtle program,
5 p.m., $4 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12, includes activities.
Full Moon Ghost Hunt, 7:30 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, with Ghost-One paranormal research team, followed with dessert and conversation at Carriage House Caf� & Tearoom, $30, tour limited to 50 people. 609-884-5404 or capemaymac.org
Book signing, former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell, "A Nation of Wusses: How America's Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great," 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sun Rose Words and Music , 756 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, books available for purchase. 609-399-9190.
Beachcomber Guided Tours, 10 a.m., one-hour interactive beach walks, beginning on Promenade at 29th Street beach, Sea Isle City, $1, children receive free sand pail and coloring book. 609-263-9643 or seaislecitynj.us
Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to
1 p.m., JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. 609-263-9090 or seaislecitynj.us
"Man of LaMancha," starring John Davidson, 2 and 8 p.m., Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, Barnegat, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or oceantheatre.org
"Annie," 2 and 8 p.m., Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or surflight.org
"God of Carnage," comedy, 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, Cape May, Pay-What-You-Can night for any unsold tickets. 609-884-1341 or capemaystage.org
"Crazy For You," tap musical, 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company, Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, $25. 609-525-9248 or ocnj.us/boxoffice
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Sam-my's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - "I Love My DJ," 9 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ Sat-One, 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Golden Voice Karaoke, 7 p.m.
Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.
Jack's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 -Mr. Greengenes, 8 p.m.
The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - DJ Will and DJ Jeff Walden,
4 p.m.; BLT Band, 5 p.m.; Darin MacDonald, 6 p.m.; Gypsy Wisdome Trio, 8 p.m.
Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Hall, 888-944-1816 - Erik Simonsen, 8 p.m.
The Rusty Nail, 205 Beach Drive, 609-884-8421 - Joe Kosak, 4:30 p.m.; Guy Petersen, 9 p.m.
The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Avenue, 609-884-8363 - Barry Miles on piano, 5:30 p.m.; Jazz Trio with Barry Miles on piano, Tim Lekan on bass, Bob Shomo on drums, 8:30 p.m.
The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., on the Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - MJ Kearns, 8 p.m.
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washing-ton St., 609-884-3459 - DJ.
Egg Harbor Township
A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Lisa Camp and Judi Glover,
Long Beach Island
Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street and The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 -
Pasta & Sinatra, 5 p.m.;
Liquid A, 9 p.m.
Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Ave., 609-823-1163 - Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m.
The Dockside Grille, The Inn at Sugar Hill, 5704 Mays Landing Road, 609-625-2226 - Quizzo with DJ Jammin Jeff, 7 p.m.
Bojo's Ale House, 222 North High St., 856-327-8011 - Bike Night with entertainment, 6 p.m.
Keenan's Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-729-3344 - LeCompt, 5 p.m.
Sea Isle City
La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - The Rockets Duo, 5 p.m.; The Rockets, 10:30 p.m.
The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - Go Go Gadget,
Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Dennis Holmes, 4:30 p.m.; The Juliano Brothers. 10 p.m.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Anne Oswald, 5 p.m.
Bennigan's Restaurant, 2196 W. Landis Ave., 856-205-0010 - Quizzo, 8 p.m.