Mummers show, Cozy Morley tribute in North Wildwood
What Is It: Philadelphia's beloved string-band tradition is the star attraction at the annual Mummers String Band Saturday today on Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. But North Wildwood's own legendary Cozy Morley, who died last week, will also be honored in a ceremony at this old-fashioned, good-time block party.
What To Expect: You Mummers fans out there know the deal - look for wild costumes, lively performances and lots of dancing with the music from nine string bands that scored high in this year's Mummers Parade. The most famous dance step at a Mummers show is the "Mummers Strut," which is such a hit that there's even a Mummers Strut contest scheduled at the party. The tribute to Cozy Morley, also known as the "Bob Hope of the Jersey Shore," starts 3 p.m. and leads into a show by the Duffy String Band and the Philadelphia Mummers Chorus - who will no doubt do Morley's signature song, "On the Way to Cape May."
Event Info: Jam session starts 2 p.m. on Olde New Jersey Avenue. The string band parade follows the Mummers Strut contest. For more details, call 609-374-0562.
Boardwalk Art Show is back in A.C.
What Is It: An old-time Atlantic City tradition returns to town today. The Atlantic City Boardwalk Art Show revives an event that started in the 1950s and ended in 2000, and drew thousands of artists and art fans to the Boardwalk over those decades.
What To Expect: The center of the art show in Kennedy Plaza will be home to plenty of visual artists selling their work, including painting and sculpture and more, but will also feature jazz concerts and live theater performances. A new addition to the Boardwalk Art Show tradition will be "interactive artists," including a graffitti specialist and a body-painting artist and "speed painting" exhibitions.
Event Info: The show, sponsored by the Atlantic City Arts Commission and the Noyes Museum of Art, runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Rain date is Sunday. Admission is free. The heart of the show is in Kennedy Plaza, across from Boardwalk Hall. For more details, see DoArtAC.com
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.
Cirque Dreams Revealed, Revel, The Social, 5 and 8 p.m. $25. 866-823-4553.
Jeffrey Ross, Borgata, Music Box, 9 p.m. $24.50. 609-677-1000.
Blink-182, Revel, Ovation Hall. 9 p.m. $49.50, $89.50. 866-823-4553.
Small Talk with the Women of General Hospital, Trump Taj Mahal, Xanadu Theater, 4:30 p.m., $60.95. 609-449-5150.
Blondie, Golden Nugget, 9 p.m. $61.69, $73.19, $85.24. 800-777-8477.
Kenny Loggins with Blue Sky Riders, Tropicana, Showroom, 8 p.m. $50, $65, $75. 609-340-4020.
Stone Temple Pilots, Showboat, House of Blues, 8 p.m. $49, $79. 800-736-1420.
Patrick O'Donnell, Rahn Hortman, Steve Kramer, 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, free songbird morning flight count at sunrise, Higbee Beach WMA jetty; free Autumn Hawk Watch, sunrise to 5 p.m., Hawk Watch platform, Cape May Point State Park; free hawk I.D. mini-workshops 10:30 a.m., meet at platform; birding trips, $10 show and go: Rea Farm 7:30 a.m., lot, Bayshore Road, West Cape May; photo birding walk at Cape May Point State Park, 7:30 a.m., at platform; 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., at 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.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, guided wildlife drive tours aboard new 12-passenger solar tram, 1 to 3 p.m., $10 donation. 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt marsh film and guided walk, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
2013 Designer Show House, Cavalier Cottage, 1109 Washington St., across from Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, self-guided tours 1 to 4 p.m., $15. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org
Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. various locations through Wildwood, free live entertainment, contests, motorcycle vendors, food and merchandise vendors, Custom Boardwalk Bike Show. 609-729-8870 or RoarToTheShoreOnline.com
Street Rod Weekend, Tabernacle Grounds, 6th and Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, classic cars on display, Boardwalk exhibit noon to 4 p.m., from Sixth to 14th streets. 609-525-9300.
Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Center City Park, Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina avenues, Atlantic City, vendors, live music. 609-347-0500 or NJCRDA.com
Boardwalk Art Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along Boardwalk, art for sale, live jazz performances and live full length theater at Kennedy Plaza, across from Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, free. DoArtAC.com
Revolutionary War Encampment, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, Cape May, demonstrations of drills, equipment, artillery firing, re-enactors, $10 adults, $8 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org
Art Walk at Historic Smithville, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain date Sept. 8, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, displays by local artists. 609-748-8999 or HistoricSmithville.com
Beard & Mustache Competition, 1 p.m., Historic Smithville, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, tropies awarded, Whiskerinas competition (handmade girls decorative beards). 609-652-5200 or SmithvilleBarber.com
Mummers String Band Show, 3:30 p.m., along Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood, Mummers Strut Contest 4 p.m., Mummers Parade 4:45 p.m., all free. 609-522-2955 or NorthWildwood.com
Good Old Days Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, Somers Point, antique cars display, children's entertainment, carnival games, pony rides, karate and cheerleading demonstrations, live music, food vendors, free admission. 609-402-5062 or SPGoodOldDays.com
"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," musical comedy, 8 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org
Cape May, "Boeing Boeing," comedy, 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341.
"Les Miserables," Cumberland Players, Levoy Theatre, 128 North High St., Millville, $20. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net
"Smokey Joe's Cafe," Broadway musical, 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Theatre Company, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 group rate and ages 12 and younger. 609-525-9248 or OCNJ.us/boxoffice
Dinner theater, "The Observer Effect," 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. curtain, Cape Island Theatre Company, The Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, 735 Seashore Road, Cape May, meet and greet with cast following performance, $47 adults, $20 children, age 6 and younger free. 609-408-6595 or CapeIslandTheatre.com
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Kirk Yano/Felix Cabrera; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Route 9 Trio.
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Harry's Oyster Bar, 609-431-0092- Danny Eyer, 7:30 p.m.; Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Savage Men, 7:30 and 11 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Beth Tinnon Duo; 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.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Generation Next, Pop Scene; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Sky Nellor, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - DJ Irie, 10 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: 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- DJ Skratchy; H20 Pool & Lounge, 800-777-8477 - DJ, 2 to 7 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m., Dane Anthony, 10 p.m.; DJ Chris Devine, 2 a.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Dane Anthony, 2:30 p.m.; Weird Science, 8 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Juliano Brothers, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Beatclan, 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: LandShark Bar & Grill, 609- 431-4100 - Tony Caggiano, 12:30 p.m.; Sam & Jay, 5 p.m.; Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 - 2 Stilts, 6 to 9 p.m.; Under Pressure, 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 Women Burlesque 11:30 p.m and 1 a.m.; Rock 'n Roll Burlesque 2 a.m.; HQ Nightclub, 855-348-0500 - Fergie, 10 a.m.; HQ Beach Club, 855-348-0500 - Bambi, 10 p.m.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 8 p.m.; Late Night Alibi and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - Vito G, 11 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 - 70s and 80s Dance Party; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Big Ben, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Incognito; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers, 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.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - AnnMichal, 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, 10:30 p.m., 12:10 a.m. and 1:50 a.m.; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - Almost Angels and DJ Ernesto; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse, 855-500-ROBERTS - Late Night Happy Hour, live entertainment and drink specials, 9 p.m. to close.
Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., 609-428 4544 - Chelsea Pool Parties, fifth-floor rooftop pool; dining, dancing, DJ's at night.
The Boneyard, 20 S. Virginia Ave., 609-348-3360 - Peanut Butter Lovesicle.
Le Grand Fromage, 25 Gordon's Alley, 609-347-2743 - All For One.
Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - Chris Huff.
The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - im Bannach, DJ Radar, DJ Jeff Walden, 4 p.m.
Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 - DJ.
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- Rich Siegel, piano/vocals, 5:30 p.m.
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 - The Barley Boys.
Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street & The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Emily's Toy Box, 10 p.m.
Rick's American Cafe, 4th and Broadway, Barnegat Light, 609-494-8482 - Danksters.
Johnny's Cafe and Bar, 9407 Ventnor Ave., 609-822-1789 - DJ George.
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, 10 p.m.
Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Seven Stone, 9 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Catherine Wacha and Don Lee, 7 p.m.
Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Live music, 9 p.m.
800 Bay by Philippe, 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.
Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - DJ Ralph, 10 p.m.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Ben Clayton.
Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.