Deftones at the House of Blues

Who Are They: Fans of the Deftones are attracted to the group's fusion of hard rock, metal and alternative elements. The Deftones headline tonight at the House of Blues Atlantic City at the Showboat Casino-Hotel.

What To Expect: Known for heavy riffs, driving beats and intense vocals, Deftones has always maintained their focus while exploring new terrain. Deftones played earlier this month in Boston. Their setlist included the songs "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)," "My Own Summer (Shove It)," "Change (In the House of Flies)," "You've Seen the Butcher" and "7 Words."

Event Info: Deftones perform 8 tonight in the House of Blues Atlantic City. Tickets, priced at $29.50 and $39.50, can be purchased at the House of Blues box office, Ticketmaster or

Home and Garden Show in Atlantic City

What Is It: The 13th annual New Jersey Home & Garden Show returns today through Sunday to the Atlantic City Convention Center.

What To Expect: There is plenty of inspiration, free seminars and celebrity tips for do-it-yourselfers and those who want to change their indoor or outdoor space. The special guest this year is Roger Hazard, television's original home stager on A&E's "Sell This House." The show features the latest trends in home design, including landscapes and outdoor living, pools and spas and home security.

Event Info: The hours are 2 to

7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the convention center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City. Adults 17 and older are $8.50. Seniors 65 and older and retired military members pay $5. Children 16 and younger and active members of the military are free. Attendees pay once and come back free the entire weekend. Coupons for $1 off adult admission are available at showtechnology.com. Parking is $12 for the first four hours. For more information, visit

Ospreys talk at the Wetlands Institute

Who Is He: A lifelong fascination with the osprey bird drew Cape May County Technical High School natural sciences teacher Hans Toft is into assisting the state with collecting data and installing nesting platforms. Toft talks about ospreys today at the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor.

What To Expect: Ospreys, sometimes known as the sea hawk, fish eagle or fish hawk, are top-level predators that feed mostly on fish, and a healthy population of top predators means the overall ecosystem is healthy to support the food chain, Toft has said. By the early 1970s, there were only about 50 pairs left in the state. The 2012 Osprey Project in New Jersey estimates the population is about 500 nesting pairs in the state.

Event Info: Toft starts his discussion at 11:45 a.m. today at the institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd. Participants can bring lunch. Coffeee and dessert are provided. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for ages 3 to 12.

Bayshore project in Port Norris

What Is It: The second Fridays By The Bay, Cumberland County's only waterfront Friday night option, celebrates The Tides of March tonight at Bayshore Center at Bivalve in Port Norris

What To Expect: Dr. Lawrence Niles is the scheduled speaker. Niles' talk is titled "Mystery in the Mangroves: Red Knots in Delaware Bay and Brazil." Niles is an internationally respected conservation ecologist focusing on shorebirds, who leads Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey's International Shorebird Project and Habitat Conservation Project Initiative. This month's exhibit features The Bay Gals, a group of local artists who have been meeting weekly since 1995. Their focus is usually on the area's natural beauty and varied wildlife.

Event Info: Second Friday in Bivalve - The Tides of March - will be held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High St., Port Norris. For more information on the free event, call 856-785-2060 or visit BayshoreDiscovery.org

Casinos

Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.

Legends in Concert, Bally's, 8 p.m. $32.50, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.

Comedy

Veronica Mosey, Brian McKim, Kenny Rogerson, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Steve Kramer, Laurence Mullaney, Derek Gaines, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m. $27, $25.

Nature

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, guided birding and nature walk, 9 to 11 a.m., start at Forsythe NWR visitor center, off Route 9 in Oceanville, Galloway Township. 609-652-1665, ext. 21.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, science program 2:15 p.m. $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.

NJ 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: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, 5 p.m., meet at lot on Sunset Boulevard. 609-861-0700.

Events

Roller skating, 4 to 9 p.m., Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $5 to skate, $2 non-skaters, bring own skates or rent ($2 traditional skates, $4 in-line skates). 609-884-9526 or capemayrecreation.org

Music

St. Patrick's Rock 'n Roll Party, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Main Street American Caf�, 6002 Main St., Mays Landing, preceded by "Salute to the Irish" dinner, $22.50 plus gratuity. 609-653-6069 or Tonymart.com

Theater

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," comedy, 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $25. 609-704-5012 or theeagletheatre.com

Beach Haven, "The Last Five Years," musical, 7 p.m., Our Gang Players, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, $15 adults, $12. 609-597-0553 or ourgang.org

Nightlife

Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Flip N' Mickey's, 9 p.m.; The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Jamie McLean, 9 p.m.

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Kyle Sweeny, 9 p.m.; Vixens, 10 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Doc Hollywood, 7 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Eli Escobar, 10 p.m.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ Royale, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Nicky G, 8 p.m.; DJ Iron Mike, 12 a.m.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Jim Shaw. 6 p.m.; Big House, 10 p.m.; Bar 46, 800-777-8477 - DJ & Dancers, 9 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Brian Kirk and the Jerks, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Michapone Checka & Cyber Kid, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.; DJ Micah Phone Checka, 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 - Music Videos, 8 p.m.; DJ, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - Splintered Sunlight, 8 p.m.; HQ, 855-348-0500 - Bambi, 10 p.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Chaisley Lussier, 9 p.m.; Ultrafuze and Dancers, 10 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ, 10 p.m.

Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - Hot Stuff Friday - Donna Summer impersonator, 10 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Dirty South Joe, 10 p.m.; Ri Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Fame & Fortune, 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.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Faith, 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 Joey Catz; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 10 p.m.

Absecon

W.L.Goodfellows and Co., 310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Atlantic City

Hard Rock Cafe, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, 609-441-0007 - Rising Battle of Bands, 9 p.m.

Le Grand Fromage, 25 Gordon's Alley, 609-347-2743 - Atlantic City's Funniest Comic Contest.

Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - John Rottler, 8 p.m. Willy Williams, 8 p.m.

Barnegat

Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - Ted Hammock.

Bridgeton

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

Brigantine

St. George's Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd. 609-266-1001 - Patty Blee, 6:30 p.m.

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - DJ Dramadik, 9 p.m.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Ann Oswald, 5 p.m.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Zack Goebbel, 4 p.m.; Dan Brown Duo, 9:30 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 - Jay Bethel, 7 p.m.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Open Mic hosted by Barry, 8 p.m.

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

Forked River

Caffrey's Tavern Steakhouse, 440 Route 9 South, 609-693-6613 - Trax.

Galloway Township

Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party, 10 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, 8:30 p.m.

Long Beach Island

Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern, Beach Haven, 101 N. Bay Ave., 609-492-1065 - Earl on Piano, 5 p.m.

Margate

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.

Mays Landing

Main Street American Cafe, 6002 Main St., 609-625-5500 - "Billy O'Walton Band" and Chef Richard Spurlock's Salute to the Irish Dinner Party, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

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

Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Undercover, 9 p.m.

Millville

Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Jamie Aaron Kelly CD Signing and ticket giveway, 4 to 6 p.m.; Joe Breidenstine Jazz Trio, 7 p.m.

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Tom Buckley Band, 9 p.m.

Something Sweet, 206 N. High St., 856-765-3819 - Bill Gatier, Dan Godbeynand Friends, 7 p.m.

Richland

The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Bare Bonez.

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 Steve & Company, 9 p.m.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Starr.

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Ben Clayton.

Upper Township

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Bob Hunter.

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

Wildwood

Dog Tooth Bar and Grill, 100 E. Taylor Ave., 609-522-8383 - Name the Tune, 9 p.m.

Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - DJ Dora.