Hurricane Sandy benefit

What Is It: National Hockey League stars will play a charity game tonight at Boardwalk Hall to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

What To Expect: "Operation Hat Trick" features stars from different teams on the ice for an exhibition game. All proceeds from the event will go toward the American Red Cross, the New Jersey Hurricane Relief Fund and the Empire State Relief Fund. All-Stars Brad Richards of the New York Rangers and Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers will captain the teams through the charity game.

Event Info: The charity game starts at 7 tonight in the arena at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Tickets, priced from $20 to $100, are available at the Boardwalk Hall box office or Ticketmaster. For more information, visit

Holiday parade in Vineland

What Is It: The annual Main Street Vineland Holiday Parade is scheduled to start 5 p.m. today on Landis Avenue in Vineland.

What To Expect: This theme of this year's parade is "Sounds of the Holidays." A longtime tradition, the parage will again feature float and fire truck contests. Raindate is Sunday.

Event Info: For more information, call the Main Street Vineland office at 856-794-8653.

Comedic play in Cape May

What Is It: "A Tuna Christmas," a sequel to the hit comedy, "Greater Tuna," will be performed from tonight through Dec. 30 at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse in Cape May.

What To Expect: Director Marlena Lustik takes audiences through a 24-hour yuletide journey of more than 20 eccentric characters both genders and various ages performed by only two New York-based actors Turner Crumbley and Jody Cook . The trilogy, of which "A Tuna Christmas" is the second part, is at once an affectionate comment on small-town Southern life and attitudes, but also a satire of the same.

Event Info: "A Tuna Christmas" will be performed 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St. in downtown Cape May. Tickets are $35 adults, $30 seniors and $15 students. Call 609-884-1341 for reservations and information or visit

Brad Garrett performs at Borgata

Who Is He: Best known for playing the role of Robert on TV's hit comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," Brad Garrett entertains with his standup act tonight at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

What To Expect: At 6 feet, 8 inches tall, Garrett can appear as quite an intimidating character, however the comic inside the large frame is all heart. His easy-going nature and self-deprecating humor allows audiences to warm right up to Garrett. He is a longtime comedic veteran, who began his career as a standup and continues to feel right at home in front of an audience.

Event Info: The show starts 9 tonight in the Music Box at Borgata. Tickets, priced at $45, $55, are available at the Borgata box office or

Jammin' at the Levoy concert in Millville

What Is It: Music groups playing songs of The Band, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band will be the featured act during the Jammin' at the Levoy concert tonight at the Levoy Theatre in Millville.

What To Expect: The groups will be: Steal Your Face, a Grateful Dead tribute band; Live At The Fillmore plays the music of the Allman Brothers Band; and The The Band Band performs the songs of The Band. The concert recreates the lineup of the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen concert, a 1973 rock festival, which once received the Guinness Book of World Records entry for "largest audience at a pop festival."

Event Info: Jammin' at the Levoy begins at 7 tonight at the Levoy Theatre, 126 North High St., Millville. Tickets, priced at $20 and $25, are available two hours prior to the show at the box office, by calling 856-327-6400, or at


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.

Legends in Concert, Bally's, Palace Theater, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $32.50. 609-340-2709.

The Ultimate Doo Wop Christmas Show, The Atlantic Club, 8 p.m. $20. 609-347-7111.

Theresa Caputo, Tropicana, Showroom, 2 and 8 p.m. $69.75, $79.75, $89.75. 609-340-4020.


Chris Montey, Butch Bradley, Uncle Floyd, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Karen Rontowski, Tracey MacDonald, Tim Walkoe, 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, Cape May Hawkwatch, dawn to dusk, Cape May Point State Park platform, free; Avalon Seawatch, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seventh Street and ocean, Avalon, free; birding trips: $10 show and go, Rea Farm, West Cape May, 7:30 a.m., Beanery lot, Bayshore Road. 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 Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $2 adults, free for children 12 and younger. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or

Winery Cellar Tour & Tastings, 3 p.m., Cape May Winery, 711 Town Bank Road, Cape May, $20, includes complimentary souvenir tasting glass, advance tickts only, purchase at Washington Street Mall Information Booth. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or

Holiday Light Show, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., on Lake Meone, Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, free. 609-748-8999 or

Laser Holidays, light show, 8:15 p.m., Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, holiday music, special effects, $10. 732-255-0343 or; recorded show information 732-255-0342 or

Cape May Wine Trail, noon to 5 p.m., board trolley at Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, lunch at Lucky Bones Backwater Grille, visits to Natali Vineyards and Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, $60 includes lunch, wine tastings at each vineyard, wine tasting glass, limited seating, early reservations recommended. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or

Ice skating, noon to 5 p.m., in front of Excursion Park Band Shell, Promenade on JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City, skate rentals available; 2 to 4 p.m. Santa Claus meet and greet at Excursion Park, entertainment by Middle Township High School Choir and other performers. 609-263-9090 or


Breakfast with Santa, 10 a.m., Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May, $15 adults, $10 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or


Louisa May Alcott's Christmas, 8 p.m., performed by Gayle Stahlhuth, East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $25 general admission, $15 students, free to age 12 and younger when accompanied by adult. 609-884-5898 or


Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Robert Ross, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Waynard, 6 p.m.; Bobby & Kit Duo, 9 p.m.

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - DJ Prefer, 9 p.m.; Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood, 609-340-2000 - Live music, 7 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Girls Next Door, 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 - The Loop, 7 p.m.; Lifespeed, 11 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - DJ Enferno,

10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - DK Politik, 10 p.m.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ, 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 - VJ Ed Smooth and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - 39 Mariner, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m.; Pulse,

10 p.m.; 46 Bar, 800-777-8477 - DJ and Dancers, 10 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - John Eddie, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - 10 Supreme and special guest, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJs Vida Ven-tura and Hannah Rad, 10 p.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 4 p.m.; Sherrie Gold, 10 p.m.; 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 - Goodman Fiske, 8 p.m.; 3AM, 11 p.m.; Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, 609-225-9898 - DJs nightly, Classic Burlesque 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.; Rock 'n Roll Burlesque 2 a.m.; HQ, 855-348-0500 - Hardwell, Sultan -Ned Shepard, 10 p.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 9 p.m.; LauraLea and Tripp Fabulous and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - DJ Collision and DJ Swoosh "Little Black Dress," 10 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ Luap and DJ B Easy, 10 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers and 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.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Big Ben, 10 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 Bizz, 10 p.m.; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 10 p.m.

Atlantic City

The Irish Pub, 164 St. James Place, 609-344-9063 - DJ Fran, 9 p.m.

Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - Chris Huff, 8 p.m.


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

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 - Darin MacDonald, 8 p.m.

Ebbitt Room, The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., 609-884-5700 - Paul Sottile, 6:30 p.m.

Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Class Act, 7 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 9 p.m.

Galloway Township

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


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

Mays Landing

The Dockside Grille, The Inn at Sugar Hill, 5704 Mays Landing Road, 609-625-2226 - musicians Rock The Dock, 6 p.m.

Testa's Good Guys Pub, 5698 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, 609-625-1926 - DJ dance party, 10 p.m.


Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Glen Eric, 9 p.m.

North Wildwood

Flip Flopz Beach Bar and Grill, 300 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-522-3350 - DJ entertainment, 9 p.m.

Somers Point

Philippe Chin Bistro, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - jazz with Shawn Ashley, 8 p.m.

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Bob Mower and Lew London, 7:30 p.m.

Upper Township

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