Kite festival in Wildwood
What Is It: The 28th Annual Wildwoods International Kite Festival, the largest kite festival in North America, takes place today through Monday at the Wildwoods Convention Center. It features kite makers from the around the world flying their most incredible, colorful creations.
What To Expect: At 9 a.m. today, the festival kicks off with the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships featuring the best sport kite pilots in the country. The Wildwoods International Kite Festival Auction will be held in the Wildwoods Convention Center 7 tonight. The auction is open to the public during which many unique kites and collectibles will be auctioned off. The festival also begins at 9 a.m. Sunday. The hours for the final day of kite festivities will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Event Info: For additional information about the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, call 732-822-4884 or see skyfestivals.com
Mary J. Blige at Caesars
Who Is She: A nine-time Grammy Award winner, Mary J. Blige, 42, has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide since she burst on the scene in 1992. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul headlines tonight and Sunday at Caesars Atlantic City.
What To Expect: Blige helped pave the way for a younger generation of female artists who combined R&B, soul and hip-hop along with street sensibilities and sophistication. Blige performed in March in Oklahoma. Her setlist included the songs "You Bring Me Joy," "No More Drama," "Not Gon' Cry," "Love No Limt," "Be Without You" and "Good Woman Down."
Event Info: Blige takes the stage 9 tonight and Sunday in the Circus Maximus Theater, Caesars Atlantic City. Tickets, priced at $100 and $135, are available at Caesars box office, Ticketmaster or PressofAtlanticCity.com/Tickets
Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.
Savage Men Male Revue,
Tropicana, Boogie Nights,
7:30 p.m. $28. 609-340-4020.
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.
Frankie Valli, Borgata, Music Box, 9 p.m. $64, $74. 609-677-1000.
Asylum Fight League, Golden Nugget, 8 p.m. $55, $75, $100. 800-777-8477.
Duprees, The Atlantic Club,
9 p.m. May 24, 8 p.m. $20. 609-347-7111.
Russell Peters, Borgata, Event Center, 8 p.m. $49.50, $55, $65. 609-677-1000.
Pitbull and Ke$ha, Golden Nugget, 8 p.m. $150, $195. 800-777-8477.
Motley Crue, Trump Taj Mahal, Mark G Etess Arena, 8 p.m. $69.50, $79.50, $89.50, $149.50. 609-449-5150.
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Kahn, Boardwalk Hall, 8 p.m. $44, $63, $83, $123, $173, $248. 609-348-7000.
Mary J. Blige, Caesars, Circus Maximus Theater, 9 p.m. $100, $135. 800-677-SHOW.
Asylum Fight League, Golden Nugget, 8 p.m. $55, $75, $100. 800-777-8477.
Lighthouse Full Moon Climb, 8 to 10 p.m., Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township,
$7 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12, 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org
StandUp4Seals and Get in the Fight Challenge, 7:30 a.m., Fourth Street Beach, Ocean City, $35 individual, $120 team; Kids Furn Run $10. StandUP4SEALs.com
Atlantic Brass Band, 7 to 8:30 p.m., North School Auditorium, Lafayette and Evans boulevards, Brigantine, free. 609-264-7350.
Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, 8 p.m., Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $95, free trolley at Cape May Elementary School. Call 609-884-9563 or CapeMayConventionHall.org
Bucks County Singers,
3:30 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, free.
Michael Pedicin Quintet,
8 p.m., The Loft, Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, $10 cover, 609-927-2300 or Sandipointe.com
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Michael Packer, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - The Pickles Duo, noon, Atley Moon Trio, 4 p.m., Crave Trio, 8 p.m.; Atlantic Club Casino Hotel Theater - The Duprees,
8 p.m., $20.
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Latin Night,
10 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Erika Schiff Duo,
10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Cool Jon Sprang, 9 p.m., Vixens, 10 p.m.; Sammy's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - Don't Call Me Francis,
2 p.m., DJ Patrice McBride,
3 p.m., Garden State Radio,
7 p.m., DJ Chris Rivera, 8 p.m.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,
1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Almost Easy, 7 p.m., Lifespeed, 11 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Rev Run & DJ Ruckus, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - D-Nice, 10 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ Sat-One, 10 p.m.; 21 Sports Bar, 609-345-3875 - DJ A-Run, 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.; Live Bar, 800-777-8477 -DJ, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Bobby & Kit, 6 p.m., Big City, 10 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Seven Stone,
3 p.m., Steal the Sky, 8 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Dancing Machine,
9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Pauly D and Vito G, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Iron Mike, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., DJ K Styles, 12:30 a.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 2 to 7:30 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - DJ Naj, 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 Bur-lesque 2 a.m.; HQ Nightclub, 855-348-0500 - Manufactured Superstars, 10 p.m.; HQ Beach Club, 855-348-0500 - Manufactured Superstars, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Bambi.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: Worship Surf Bar, 801Boardwalk, 609-343-4000 - Hennessy Bonfire, 3 p.m.; House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott,
8 p.m., Big Bang Baby and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - Ed Smooth, Tom Colontonio; Patio - Hookah & House, DJ Angel Ro, 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 - Greatest American Hero Week-end, dress like a super hero or show a military ID and get in free until 11 p.m, $5 PBR Tall Boys; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Big Ben, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - The Nameless Few,
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 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.; 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 Montone; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ Grooves & DJ Eddie Edge; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse, 855-500-ROBERTS - Late Night Happy Hour featuring live entertainment by Kevin Hildebrandt and drink specials, 9 p.m. to close.
Trump Plaza Casino Resort, Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 4 p.m., Pop Scene, 7 p.m., DJ, 8 p.m.
Le Grand Fromage, 25 Gordon's Alley, 609-347-2743 - SFFC.
Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-2200 - Jackie Greggs, Charles Walden from Comic View and Comedy Network.
Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 -Kyle Campbell, 8 p.m.
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 - Fame & Fortune, 10 p.m.
The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 609-725-8681 - The Tall Boys, Alien Arcade & DJ.
The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - Jim Bannach, The Big House Band, Gypsy Wisdom, Secret Service.
Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - The Frax.
Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 - DJ.
St. George's Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd. 609-266-1001 - Mike Magio, Karaoke.
Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - The Dane Anthony 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, 9:30 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 Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Avenue, 609-884-8363 - Dean Schneider piano 5:30 p.m.
The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Kate Delany Duo, 5 p.m., Big Ric Rising, 9:30 p.m.
Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Joe & Mike, 7 p.m.
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 10 p.m.
Caffrey's Tavern Steakhouse, 440 Route 9 South, 609-693-6613 - Brother Pete.
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 - Jodi Joseph Band.
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 - The Impulsives, 3:30 p.m., Hyper Active, 10 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.
Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Stifflers Mom, 9 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - ANJ, 7 p.m.
Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Scott Seabock.
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 - Bull Riding Competition, Slainte, Juliano Brothers and Touche.
Woody's Place, 102 E. 18th Ave. 609-522-3030 - The Verbals.
Westy's Irish Pub, 101 E. Walnut Ave., 609-522-4991 - Shorty Long, 6 p.m., Jumper, 10 p.m.
The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Jersey Comedy Syndicate.
Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon, 39th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7600 - Nicki Sbaffoni, 9 p.m.
La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - Blackthorn in the Lounge 5 p.m.; The Insiders on the Deck 5 p.m.; The Rockets in the Lounge 10 p.m., Juicy at the Loft 8:30 p.m.
The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - No Shower Happy Hour w/ Fame and Fortune, Total Whiteout.
Shenanigans, 3815 Landis Ave., 609-263-3900 - Happy Hour w/ DJ Mic Pagz, 5 p.m., DJ Joey Catz, 9 p.m.
Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Deck: Rad & Kel, Inside: The Juliano Brothers, Night: Goodman Fiske and DJ.
800 Bay by Philippe, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - Jazz with Shawn Ashley, 8 p.m.
Caroline's By the Bay, 450 Bay Avenue, 609-927-9007 - No Pressure, 2p.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 - Just In Time.
Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - DJ Ralph, 10 p.m.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Michael Pedicin Quintet, 8 p.m.
Doyle's Pour House, 210 W. Main St., 609-296-3373 - Lew London and Terri Showers 1 to 5 p.m., Bubba Mac Blues Band, 6 to 10 p.m.
Levari's Seafood and American Grill, Route 50 and Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, 609-628-2225 - Danny Ire Band, 7 p.m.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Ben Singleton and the People's Choice.
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 - Frisky, 8:30 p.m.
Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Pong Tournament with $100 Cash Prize.
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: Belleplain State Forest, 7:30 a.m., meet at forest office; Rea Farm (The Beanery) in West Cape May, 7:30 a.m., at parking lot; Tree walk at Belleplain State Forest, 11 a.m., meet at forest office; Relaxed birding at Cape May Point State Park, 3 p.m., at platform. 609-861-0700.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, free family nature walks, 9 a.m. Two Mile Beach Unit, Ocean Drive south of Wildwood Crest. 215-341-1044.
Cape May Point State Park, free programs: beginner's bird walk 9 a.m.; live animal program 11 a.m.; nature walk 2 p.m. 609-884-2159.
The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., harbor walk with seining, 11 a.m., $8. 609-898-8848.
Schooner Meerwald, pirate sail aboard Bayshore Discovery Project's oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald, 1:30 p.m., from home port in the Bivalve section of Port Norris, $15 to $30 adults, $6 to $20 children. 856-785-2060.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt marsh film and guided walk, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
"The Boyfriend," comedy thriller, 8 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45, $35 dinner packages available. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org
"How to Make a Rope Swing," drama, 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