Hip-Hop in A.C.
Who Are They: The second annual All Stars of Hip-Hop show features Salt-n-Pepa, DMX, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee and Shock G., the founder and leader of Digital Underground. The concert will be held tonight in the arena at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
What To Expect: This show is for fans of 1980s and 1990s hip-hop. Salt-n-Pepa is the best-selling female rap act of all time. DMX is one of the best-selling rappers in history with 30 million albums sold worldwide. Doug E. Fresh was a pioneering rapper known as "the Human Beat Box" for his ability to emulate drum machines and other effects. Kool Moe Dee is famous for his complex, articulate rhymes, wrap-around shades and long-standing feud with L.L. Cool J. Digital Underground scored a hit with the song "The Humpty Dance" in 1990.
Event Info: The concert starts 8 tonight at Boardwalk Hall. Tickets, priced at $40, $60 and $75, are available at the hall's box office, Ticketmaster or pressofatlanticcity.com/tickets
Polar bear plunge in Wildwood
What Is It: The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge takes place at 1 p.m. today on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center.
What To Expect: Immediately following the Plunge, participants can enjoy a free lunch inside the warm Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. There will be a special recognition for the person who raises the most money. Plungers must raise $100 in pledges to participate in the event. The New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run is sponsoring the Wildwoods Polar Bear Plunge. The Plunge is a family-friendly event benefitting more than 22,000 athletes of the Special Olympics New Jersey.
Event Info: Check-in takes place 10 a.m. to noon today. Additional registration and donations will be accepted today on site. The event is free for spectators. For more information regarding the Special Olympics Wildwoods' Polar Bear Plunge, call 609-896-8000 or visit njpolarplunge.org
Storytelling in Port Norris
What Is It: The Bayshore Discovery Project hosts a storytelling session on the businesses, houses and characters of Bivalve from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Bivalve Shipping Sheds in Port Norris.
What To Expect: Residents and visitors are invited to come and share a story, anecdote or recollection about Bivalve from their lifetime. They can tell a story from their families or come listen and learn. It is hoped participants will add to what's known about Bivalve and help fill in some of the blanks. The information collected will be used for exhibits, research and education purposes as part of the Delaware Bay Museum and Folklife Center. This event will be recorded as part of Bayshore Discovery Project's oral history project.
Event Info: Bayshore Discovery Project is located at 2800 High St., Port Norris. The event is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 856-785-2060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, 6:30 p.m., dinner seating 5:30 p.m., $20 show only ($10 age 11 and younger); $30 dinner and show, mature PG-14 material. 609-348-0920.
Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.
Savage Men Male Strip Show, Tropicana, Boogie Nights, 7:30 p.m. $28. 609-340-4020.
Illusionist Steve Wyrick, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 6 and 9 p.m. $19.95. 800-777-8477.
Rob Thomas, Borgata, Music Box, 9 p.m. $95. 609-677-1000.
The Spinners, Resorts, 9 p.m. $45, $55. 800-322-SHOW.
Circa Survive, Showboat, House of Blues, 8 p.m. $20, $30. 800-736-1420.
Eric Benet, Harrah's, 9 p.m. $35, $45, $55. 800-2-HARRAH.
Tracey MacDonald, Steve Shaffer, Greg Morton, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 p.m., $27; 11:15 p.m. $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, 8 a.m., meet at Hawkwatch Platform; Nature photo walk at Cape May Point State Park, 8 a.m., meet at platform. 609-861-0700.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, crafts, 1 p.m.; animal program, 2:15 p.m. $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
Holiday model train display, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Atlantic County 4H Model Railroad Club, Shore Mall, Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, across from DMV. 609-703-5975.
Martin Luther King Weekend at Atlantic City Aquarium, Historic Gardner's Basin, North New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, 11 a.m. Live Diver Feeding Show, noon and 3 p.m. feeding time for juvenile cow nose rays and bat rays, 2 p.m. Exotic Animal Show, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to12, coupons for discounted admission on website. 609-348-2880 or acaquarium.com
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, 1 p.m., Hughes Performing Arts Center, Ocean City High School, Sixth and Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, guest speakers, music by Bubby Fan Gospel Group, free. 609-525-9300.
"Discover the Warmth" children's activities, 1 to 3 p.m., WheatonArts and Cultural Center, Event Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, free. 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800 or wheatonarts.org
"Wizard of Oz," Yates Musical Theatre, 1 p.m., Ocean County College, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, for young audiences, $12 all seats. 732-255-0500 or ocean.edu
Frank Bey, 1 to 5 p.m., Natali Vineyards, 221 N. Delsea Drive, Cape May Court House, live music, wine sampling, local food artisans, tours, free admission. NataliVineyards.com
VCF Trio, Somers Point Jazz Society Winter Series, 8:30 p.m., Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, Somers Point, free, donations accepted. 609-927-6677 or spjazz.org
"A Chorus Line," musical, 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $25 general admission. 609-704-5012 or theeagletheatre.com
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Waynard, 6 p.m., Carlo and Doug Duo, 9 p.m.
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Latin Night, 10 p.m.; Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood, 609-340-2000 - Live music, 7 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Beth Tinnon Duo, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 -DJ Cool Jon Sprang, 9 p.m., Vixens, 10 p.m.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Dangerous New Highs, 7 p.m.; The Rockets, 11 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Sky Nellor, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Eric Cubeechee, 10 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - Three Loco, 10 p.m.; 21 Sports Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Be-Easy, 10 p.m.; Mia, 609-348-4411 - DJ Lu'AP, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Ed Smooth and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: 46 Bar, 800-777-8477 - DJ and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m., Big City, 10 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Cheers the Band, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - DJ Lu Ong; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Iron Mike, 10:30 and 3:30 a.m.; DJ Vida Ventura, 12:30 a.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m.; DJ Naj, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.
Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - Stellar Mojo Duo, 8 p.m., Liquid A, 11 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 - Robbie Rivera, 10 p.m.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 9 p.m., The Next and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 -"Electric Rule" DJ Jason E, Tom Colontonio, Joey the Hatt, Rob Allen.
Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ Luap and DJ B Easy, 10 p.m.; Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - '70s and '80s Dance Party; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Jason Smith, 10 p.m.; Ri Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Crave, 11 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers, DJs, 10 p.m.; Cuba Libre, The Quarter, 609-348-6700 - 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 - Jynx, 3 p.m.; Johnny and Sherena, 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 Joey Catz, 10 p.m.; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 10 p.m.
Le Grand Fromage, 25 Gordon's Alley, 609-347-2743 - War Games.
The Irish Pub, 164 St. James Place, 609-344-9063 - DJ Fran, 9 p.m.
The Bridgewater Pub, 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551 - DJs, 9 p.m.
Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Darin MacDonald, 8 p.m.
Ebbitt Room, The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., 609-884-5700 - Paul Sottile, 6 p.m.
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 9 p.m.
Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.
Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700 - John Arnett, 4 p.m.
Assaggio!, 500 W. White Horse Pike, 609-965-3303 - Live piano music, 7 p.m.
DiDonato's Bowling Center and Cocktail Lounge, 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040 - Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.
Long Beach Island
Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern, Beach Haven, 101 N. Bay Ave., 609-492-1065 - Ted Hammock. 9 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.
Testa's Good Guys Pub, 5698 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, 609-625-1926 - DJ dance party, 10 p.m.
Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Furious George, 9 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Acoustics, 7 p.m.
Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Glen Eric, 9 p.m.
The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Triple XXX Band, 9 p.m.
Philippe Chin Bistro, 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 - Starr.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Bob Mower and Lew London.
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.
Cattle 'n Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609-522-3800 - Stellar Mojo, 8 p.m.
Goodnight Irene's Brew Pub, 2708 Pacific Ave. 609-729-3861 - DJ Mollo, 10 p.m.
Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Beer Pong Tournament.