Il Divo at Revel
What Is It: Il Divo puts the pop in classical music and the classical in pop. The quartet of sharp-dressed men brings its operatic act - which has sold 26 million copies of its records - to a show tonight at Revel's Ovation Hall in Atlantic City.
What To Expect: Il Divo consists of American tenor David Miller, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler, Spanish baritone Carlos Marin and French pop singer Sebastien Izambard. The group hasn't toured the U.S. in several years, so the singers plan to focus on some of their greatest hits, including "Regresa a mi" - or "Unbreak My Heart" - "I Believe in You" and "Wicked Game," all accompanied by a full orchestra.
Event Info: Showtime is 9 p.m. in Ovation Hall at Revel, 500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Tickets are $85 to $175, available at the box office or at pressofatlanticcity.com/tickets. For more details, see revelresorts.com
'Chocolate Championship' in Cape May
What Is It: It's a tough job tasting chocolate concoctions and deciding their deliciousness, but somebody has to do it. And it can be you, if you sign on to be a juror today in the Chocolate Championship Tour and Tasting event at five of Cape May's signature bed and breakfasts.
What To Expect: Each of the inns makes and serves ticket-buying customers its specialty chocolate dessert -including the defending champs, Anna Marie and Doug McMain, right, of the Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast. They're serving their Chocolate Delights again, but they'll have to beat out a chocolate cheesecake, "Victorian double chocolate coconut treats," chocolate peanut butter squares and "Angels chocolate heaven cake" to keep their title. The price of your ticket lets you taste all the entries, vote for your favorite and tour the five B&Bs.
Event Info: The Chocolate Championship Tour and Tasting runs
1 to 3:30 p.m. Price is $20 for adults, or $18 for kids 12 or younger. For tickets or more details, visit the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities at capemaymac.org or call 609-884-5404.
Renaissance Faire at Smithville
What Is It: Hark, 'tis the time of spring, a time of rebirth - or Renaissance. So hark, the people at Historic Smithville are inviting in a gallery of gals and guys well-versed in poetry and other classic merriments to amuse those who show up this weekend at the Galloway Township shoppes for the third annual Renaissance Faire.
What To Expect: Shakespeare will be there - sure, the Bard will be strolling the grounds. So will a cast of more than a dozen characters from the New Jersey Renaissance Faire; the producers promise "fun for the whole family, including comedy, tragedy, sword-fighting, dance, song, knights, jesters and so much more."
Event Info: The Faire runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at Historic Smithville, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road in Galloway Township. For more details, see facebook.com/smithvillerenfaire or smithvilleNJ.com, or call 609-748-8999.
Bay-Atlantic Symphony in Vineland
What Is It: The Bay-Atlantic Symphony is a busy orchestra this weekend, with concerts scheduled for tonight at Cumberland County College and Sunday afternoon at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The program includes works by Vincenzo Bellini, Carl Maria von Weber, Gabriel Faure and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
What To Expect: Conductor and music director Jed Gaylin picked the program to feature several of the Bay-Atlantic's principal musicians - oboist Terrence Belzer; bassoonist Ping Liang; clarinetist Christopher Di Santo; flutist Ronna Ayscue; violinist/concertmaster Ruotao Mao; and violist Ana Tsinadze. An hour before each performance, Gaylin will meet with the audience for a "pre-concert conversation with the maestro.
Event Info: Showtime is 8 p.m. today at Cumberland County College's Guaracini Fine and Performing Arts Center, College Drive, Vineland. The program is repeated
2 p.m. Sunday at Stockton's Performing Arts Center in Galloway Township. All tickets are $25. For more details, call 856-692-8499 or see bayatlanticsymphony.org
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.
Legends in Concert, Bally's, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $32.50 adults, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.
Shinedown, Showboat, House of Blues, 7 p.m. $45, $75. 800-736-1420.
Night of Italian Stars Toto Cutugno and Pupo, Tropicana, Showroom, 9 p.m. $49, $75, $95, $105, $125, $150. 609-340-4020.
N.J. Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Research and 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; 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 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.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, children's crafts program, 1 p.m., $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
Tournament of Bands Indoor Championships, Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, also Middle Township Performing Arts Center, Cape May Court House, middle school through college marching bands, indoor guard, majorette, percussion and dance teams, jazz bands from seven states, full schedule, tickets: 609-849-8553 or njatob.org
Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade, outdoor wine festival, kickoff noon, Boardwalk Games station, along the Boardwalk Wine Promenade, outside Bally's, music, food, wine tastings, $85. 800-736-1420 or doatlanticcity.com/wine
AtlantiCare's 54th Annual Century Club Gala, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City, black tie-optional, awards presentation, entertainment, proceeds benefit AtlantiCare's Healthy Schools, Healthy Children and Healing Arts programs and Growing Green initiative, $325. 888-569-1000 or atlanticare.org
Run for the Animals 5K and 1-Mile Beach Walk with Pets, 9 a.m., both start at Ocean Avenue near Laguna Grill, Brigantine, followed by Central Business District's Official Block Party, 14th Street South and Brigantine Avenue, Doggie Fashion Show, K-9 police demonstration, music, vendors, pet adoptions, post-run Fun Celebration at Laguna Grill, run registration $25, walk registration $10, proceeds benefit Marine Mammal Stranding Center and local animal rescues. 609-266-0538 or marinemammalstrandingcenter.org/fundraisers
Book signing, Emil R. Salvini, "Historic Cape May, New Jersey - The Summer City by the Sea," 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Carriage House Gallery Shop, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, book available for purchase. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or capemaymac.org
Spring Festival Crafts & Antiques Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or capemaymac.org
Spring Festival Private Cape May Homes Tours, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The DeMario Residence, 26 Congress St., The Cherry House, 637 Hughes St., The Hay Residence, 910 Lafayette St., The Jacob Leaming House, 712 Columbia Ave., and The Steiner/Wilson Cottage, 24 Congress St., tickets limited, advance purchase recommended, $15 adults, $10 ages 3 to 12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or capemaymac.org
Around Cape Island Boat Cruise, 10 a.m., Cape May Whale Watcher, from Miss Chris Marina, Wilson Drive, Cape May, $25 adults, $18 ages 7 to 12, purchase tickets in advance, Washington Street Mall Information Booth or Hill House Office at Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.; also Whale and Dolphin Cruise, 1 p.m., $35 adults, $23 ages 6 to 12. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or capemaymac.org
Cinco de Mayo celebration, 5 to 8 p.m., Latino Club of Egg Harbor City, Union 331 Hall, 1 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City, food, music, Azteca Dancers, Chinese auction, $10 adults, $5 age 12 and younger. 609-839-3840 or 609-703-4288.
Zumbathon, noon and 1, 2, and 3 p.m., Retro Fitness, 6825 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, $10 donation each session, benefits American Liver Foundation. Register 609-241-0017.
"Images of Springtime," Atlantic Medical Imaging musical fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m.. Carriage House restaurant, 25 South Pitney Road, Galloway Township, fashions by Tanger Outlets, The Walk, raffles, auction, health and wellness information, $55, proceeds benefit Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. atlanticmedicalimaging.com
5K Run For Fun, 9:15 a.m., Hammonton Lake Park, 100 Sports Drive, Hammonton, 1-Mile Family Walk, 8:30 a.m., proceeds benefit Hammonton Youth Recreation and Hammonton Parks and Recreation Department, $40; family walk $10 per person or $35 family. 609-561-1989 or hammontonmothersclub.com
Wine Festival, noon to 5 p.m., Mount Carmel Society carnival grounds, along French Street, Hammonton, wine tastings, live music, crafts, food vendors, admission and tasting glass $16 each day, or $26 for both days, must be 21 or older; admission only, all-ages, $6, portion of proceeds support Rotary Club. 609-412-1314.
"The Big To Do," celebration of local food and agriculture, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., John Hart Farms, 91 Titus Mill Road, off Route 31, Pennington, Hopewell Township, activities, live music, farmers markets, animal petting areas, seminar discussions, raffles, free admission. johnhartfarms.com
Cinco de Mayo celebration, noon to 6 p.m., Landis MarketPlace, outdoor public market, 631 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, food vendors, live music, dancing, children's entertainment. 856-238-4445 or landismarketplace.com
Sonya White, Paul Lyons, Gary Delena, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m. $27, $25.
Ralph Roberts Band, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Ocean City Block Party, 7th and Asbury, Ocean City, free. 609-625-9528.
"Hair," rock musical, 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $25 general admission, $30 front rows. 609-704-5012 or theeagletheatre.com
"Thank You for the Music - A Modern Tribute to ABBA," musical, 8 p.m., Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45, group rates, dinner packages available. 609-492-9477 or surflight.org
Little Egg Harbor Township, "Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps," 7 p.m., Little Egg Theatre Company, Frog Pond Elementary School, 307 Frog Pond Road, $10 (mention secret word "Hitchcock" and receive $1 discount). littleeggtheatreco.com
"Caught Up In The Swing," 8 p.m., Atlantic City, Ballet, Taj Mahal Arena, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City, free. 609-804-1995 or acballet.org
"Foul Weather Fiend," murder mystery dinner, 7 p.m., Impromptu Players, Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, $45. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or capemaymac.org
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Danny Kean, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Waynard, 6 p.m.; Pop Scene Trio, 9 p.m.
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Latin Night, 10 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: MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Rick Rude, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Havana Brown, 10 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ, 10 p.m.; 21 Sports Bar, 609-345-3875 - DJ Scooter, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Ed Smooth, 9 p.m.; Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - No Pressure, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m.; Dane Anthony, 10 p.m.; Bar 46, 800-777-8477 - DJ and Dancers.
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 - Sixth Year Anniversary Party with Paris Hilton, DJ Desisto and Eric Forbes; 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: ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m.; DJ Naj, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.
Revel, 500 Boardwalk: Distrito Cantina, 609- 225-9850 - Cinco de Mayo drink specials at Distrito Cantina, Cinco de Mayo festivities at Flower intersection between Lugo, Mussel Bar and Distrito at The Row, live Mariachi Band throughout the casino floor and The Row, noon to 6 p.m. with Corona and Patron Models offering giveaways supplied by Distrito Cantina, 2 to 4 p.m.; The Social, 609-572-6488 - Ultrafuze, 7:30 p.m.; Crazy in Stereo, 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 - Dberrie, 10 p.m.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 8 p.m.; Split Decision and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - DJ Capps, 10 p.m.
Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - May The Fourth Be With You - Celebrating One Year At Tropicana, dress like Star Wars character and get in free until 11 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Jason Smith, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Last Call Casualty, 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 Dance Party, 10 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 - DJ Almost Angels and K Styles; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 10 p.m.; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse, 855-500-ROBERTS - Late-night happy hour, live entertainment by Eddie Berner, drink specials, 9 p.m. to close.
Le Grand Fromage, 25 Gordon's Alley, 609-347-2743 - The Secondside.
Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., 609-344-2200 - Jackie Greggs.
Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 - DJ.
Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Fuzzy Paradise, 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 - Five Second High, 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.
Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Robin & Amy, 7 p.m.
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 10 p.m.
Egg Harbor Township
King's Lounge, 6415 Delilah Rd., 609-383-8200 - TBA.
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.
Bocca Coal Fire Bistro, 7805 Ventnor Ave., 609-823-3663 - Melanie & Tony, 9:30 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.
Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Seven Stone, 9 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Dan Godbey, 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 - The Brandon Ireland Band and Tullamore Dew Whiskey Girls Bring Goodies Night.
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, 10 p.m.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Lew London & Bob Mower.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Reggae Night with Joe Collepardi.
Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.
Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Pong Tournament Pong Tournament with $100 Cash Prize.