Grace Potter brings Nocturnals

to Golden Nugget tonight

What Is It: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals were some of the breakout stars when the Dave Matthews Caravan took over Bader Field in 2011. Now Potter brings her Vermont-based band back tonight for one show at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

What To Expect: Potter has been compared to Blondie's Deborah Harry and another Grace from an earlier era of rock, the Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick. But this out-front star - who says she visits Atlantic City sometimes just for the fun of it - can stand on her own reputation with her music, including last year's infectious hit, "Paris (Ooh La La)."

Event Info: Showtime is 9 p.m. in The Grand at the Golden Nugget, Brigantine Boulevard at Huron Avenue, Atlantic City. Tickets are $38.84, $51.34, $63.39 and $69.75. For more details, call 800-777-8477 or see goldennugget.com

Cape May-area aviation museum hosts annual Airfest

What Is It: The popular Airfest and Wings of Freedom Tour are back at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum through this long weekend. The festival gives visitors a chance to check out legendary World War II aircraft, including a fighter plane and two bombers, and even to pay for flights in the planes.

What To Expect: The highlights of the Wings of Freedom Tour are the P-51 Mustang, a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24, all of which are available for exploration - and for high-visibility flights over the beaches of Cape May County. The Airfest, the museum's biggest fundraiser of the year, also includes tours of the NASW's two-dozen-plus historic aviation exhibits.

Event Info: For flight reservations and tour information, call 800-568-8924. The NASW is at Cape May County Airport, 500 Forrestal Rd., Lower Township. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for kids ages 3 to 12. For more details, call 609-886-8787 or see usnasw.org

Casinos

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.

Beatlemania Now, Trump Plaza, 8 p.m. $48. 609-441-6000.

Cirque Dreams Revealed, Revel, The Social, 5 and 8 p.m. $25. 866-823-4553.

Mind Candy Starring Mentalist and Illusionist Wayne Hoffman, Revel, The Social, noon and 2 p.m. $20. 866-823-4553.

Straight No Chaser, Harrah's, 9 p.m. $45, $55. 800-2-HARRAH.

Bobby Rydell, The Atlantic Club, 8 p.m. $20. 609-347-7111.

Wayne Newton, Trump Taj Mahal, Mark G. Etess Arena, 8 p.m. $19, $29, $39. 609-449-5150.

.38 Special, Resorts, 9 p.m. $35, $45. 800-322-SHOW.

Gabriel Iglesias, Borgata, Event Center, 8 p.m. $39.50, $45, $49.50. 609-677-1000.

Atlantic City Comedy Festival, Boardwalk Hall, 8 p.m. $45, $60, $80. 609-348-7000.

Comedy

Patti Vasquez, Levent, Manny Oliveira, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m., $27, $25.

Nature

NJ 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, sunrise, Higbee Beach WMA jetty; 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. 609-861-0700.

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.

Schooner Meerwald, two-and-a-half-hour public sails aboard Bayshore Discovery Project's oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald out of Utsch's Marina, Cape May, 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m., $35 to $40 adults, $15 to $20 children. 856-785-2060.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt marsh film and guided walk, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.

Events

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

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

Comedy Festival, 8 p.m., Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, $45, $60, $80 per night. ACComedyFestival.com

"FunFest Weekend," 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, Cape May, family-friendly activities, demonstrations by the New Jersey Blacksmith Association, live entertainment, $10 adults, $8 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300 or HCSV.org

Downtown Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Vine Street parking lot, across from The Eagle Theatre, Hammonton, farmers' market, local artists, craftsmen. DowntownMarket.org

Handcraft Unlimited Labor Day Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, $3 admission, includes re-entry. 800-992-9732 or Handcraft-unlimited.com

Music

Thunder Rim and His Band, concert and buffet dinner, 8 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., Super Buffet and Grill, 6718 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, $25. 609-677-8188.

Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, bring blanket or chair, free. 609-523-0202 or VisitWildwoodCrest.com

Theater

"Les Miserables," musical, 8 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," 8:30 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 general, $25 seniors, $15 students, age 12 and younger free. 609-884-5898 or EastLynneTheater.org

"Boeing Boeing," comedy, 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, Cape May, $35 adults $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341.

The Rocky Horror Show, musical, 10 p.m. and midnight, Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, mature subject matter and language, $15. 609-457-6686 or OCRep.org

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

Nightlife

Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Kirk Yano/Felix Cabrera.

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Harry's Oyster Bar and Seafood, 609- 431-0092- Space Camp, 3 p.m.; Funky Bones, 7:30 p.m.; Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Savage Men, 7:30 and 11 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.; Bally's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Patrice McBride, 2 p.m.; Daddy Pop, 2 p.m.; Alien Arcade, 7 p.m.; DJ Chris Rivera, 8 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - The Benderz and Gypsy Wisdom; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - The Chainsmokers; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Nick Cannon.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ Sat-One; 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- Sid Vicious and DJ Reach; H20 Pool & Lounge, 800-777-8477 - DJ, 2 to 7 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Doug Jennings, 8 p.m.; All Souled Out, 10 p.m.; DJ Chris Devine, 2 a.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Jeremiah Hunter, 2 p.m.; Seven Stone, 8 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Dancin Machine, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Brody Jenner's Offical Birthday Bash, Eddy Edge; 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 - Nicki Shaffeni, 5:30 p.m.; Gary Philips, 2 p.m.; Sam & Adam, 5:30 p.m.; Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 - Stilts, 6 to 9 p.m.; Nobs; 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 - Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano; HQ Beach Club, 855-348-0500 - EC Twins, 10 a.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 8 p.m.; Gas Station Disco and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - Dnial, 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 - 70s and 80s Dance Party; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Big Ben; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Incognito, 11 p.m.; 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 - DJ Ed Smooth and DJ Bryan B, 10 p.m.; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse, 855-500-ROBERTS - Late Night Happy Hour featuring Kevin Hildebrandt and drink specials, 9 p.m. to close.

Trump Plaza Casino Resort, Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 - DJ Capp, 4 p.m.; Cintron, 7 p.m.; DJ Daily, 9 p.m.

Atlantic City

Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., 609-428 4544 - Chelsea Pool Parties, fifth floor rooftop pool, during the day, dining, dancing and DJ's at night.

Le Grand Fromage, 25 Gordon's Alley, 609-347-2743 - The Second Side.

Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-2200 - Tony Day Band.

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

Avalon

Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 - Lecompt and Don McCloskey, 10 p.m.

Jack's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 - Dance Party; Sunday: Jumper.

The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 609-725-8681 - Matt Quinton, Alien Arcade and DJ.

The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - Secret Service, DJ Jeff Walden and Steal The Sky.

Barnegat

Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - Live music.

Bridgeton

Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 - DJ

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - BaNaNa Trio.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Darin McDonald.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Title Shot, 10 p.m.

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

Hemingway's, Cape May Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia avenues, 609-884-5611 - DJ, 9 p.m.

The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Big Ric Rising, Kate Delany Duo.

Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Robin & Amy.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 10 p.m.

Galloway Township

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.

Hammonton

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 - Diablo Sandwich Band, 9:30 p.m.

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 - Impuslives, 3:30 p.m.; Hyperactive, 10 p.m.

Rick's American Cafe, 4th and Broadway, Barnegat Light, 609-494-8482- Eleven Eleven.

Margate

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

Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 - DJ Steve O.

Mays Landing

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 - Motherload, 9 p.m.

Millville

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - The Good Times Band, 9 p.m.

North Wildwood

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 - Juliano Brothers, Touche, Slainte.

Sea Isle City

Dead Dog Saloon, 39th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7600 - Nicki Sbaffoni.

The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - No Shower Happy Hour, Total White Out, Stella Mojo, At Night: Burnt Sienna.

Shenanigans, 3815 Landis Ave., 609-263-3900 - DJ Joey Catz.

Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - On the Deck: Rad & Kel.

Somers Point

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.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Just In Time.

Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665- DJ Ralph.

Upper Township

The Deauville Inn, 201 Willard Rd. Strathmere, 609-263-2080 - Lew London and Friends, Joe Conklin.

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Chameleon.

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

Vineland

Luna's Outdoor Grill at Merighi's Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave., 856-691-8051 - Live entertainment, 8 p.m.

Wildwood

Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Pong Tournament Pong Tournament with $100 Cash Prize.

La Piazza Cucina, 4600 Pacific Ave., 609-522-8300 - Bittersweet.