Anthony Hamilton

at House of Blues

What Is It: Rythym and blues singer Anthony Hamilton made his first big splash in 2003 with a release called "Comin' From Where I'm From," and he got some fresh notice last year by contributing a song to Quentin Tarrantino's hit movie, "Django Unchained." Hamilton brings his act tonight to the House of Blues in Atlantic City.

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What To Expect: Look for Hamilton, a native of Charlotte, N.C. to show off the tunes that made his name, including that title track from his first big record plus its other big number, "Charlene." But he has much more material, including "Freedom," which he co-wrote and sang in "Django Unchained."

Event Info: Tickets are $55 to $75. Showtime is 8 p.m. today at House of Blues in the Showboat Casino Hotel,

801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. For more details, call 609-236-2583 or see

Greek festival in EHT

What Is It: The Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township is a popular, annual tradition, and it's that time of year again. The 29th rendition of the festival celebrating all things Greek is this weekend on the church grounds.

What To Expect: This festival makes sure to have something for everybody, much of it with a Greek accent. There's plenty of Greek food, Greek music and Greek dance, of course, but also make sure to check out the carnival rides for the kids - they're fun in any language.

Event Info: The Greek Festival continues 5 to 10 p.m. today, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 6511 Mill Rd., Egg Harbor Township. For more details, call 609-653-8092 or see

'Urinetown' in Hammonton

What Is It: The Eagle Theatre is an old-time movie house that got rescued from destruction, and now it hosts a lively series of theatrical and musical productions in Hammonton. The Eagle's next major project is the surprisingly witty, and catchy, Broadway musical hit called "Urinetown," which starts a monthlong run tonight.

What To Expect: Don't get put off by the weird title. "Urine-town" is fun, a musical that parodies other musicals - even the sacred Broadway classic "Les Miserables." But it was a hit in its own right, running for almost 1,000 performances on The Great White Way and earning three Tony Awards.

Event Info: Showtime is 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and "Urinetown" plays through June 29 at the Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $30 for front rows. For tickets or more details, including the full performance schedule, call 609-704-5012 or see


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 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.

Jay Mohr, Borgata, Music Box, 8 p.m. $29.50, $35. 609-677-1000.


Mark Riccadonna, Steve Shaffer, Jim David, 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, birding trip, $10 show and go: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, 6:30 p.m., meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. 609-861-0700.

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, guided birding and nature walk, 9 to 11 a.m., starting 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, salt marsh film and guided walk, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; animal program, 12:30 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.


Lighthouse International Film Festival, 6 to 11 p.m., various venues in Beach Haven, schedule and tickets 609-494-7211or

"Rockin' the Kitchen" fundraiser event, 7 p.m., House of Blues, Atlantic City, live music, dinner, artist corner, silent auction, $40, benefits Sister Jean's Kitchen and Community FoodBank of New Jersey. 609-345-3444.

Laugh Out Loud Short Film Festival, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 North Main St., Millville, edgy adult humor, $10 each day. 856-327-6400 or

Mummers Brigade Weekend, kickoff 7 p.m., Olde New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood, parade 4:45 p.m., free. 609-374-0562 or


Kristina Pruitt and Friends - Between Vintage and Soul, 8 p.m., Dante Hall Theater of Richard Stockton College, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, doors open 7 p.m., intermission and after-party meet and greet, refreshments, $15.


"The Boyfriend," comedy thriller, 8 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45. 609-492-9477 or

"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


Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Kirk Yano & Felix Cabrera, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Lush Duo, 4 p.m.; Flip N' Mickey's, 8 p.m.

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Red Tape Rewind, 10 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Erika Schiff Duo, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Prefer, 9 p.m., Vixens, 10 p.m.; Bally's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Iron Mike, 1 p.m.; No Standards, 2 p.m.; Lifespeed, DJ Joey Katz, 8 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - John McNutt, 7 p.m.; LauraLea and Tripp Fabulous, 11 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - DJ Scene, 10 p.m.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ Mijo, 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 - Jagged, 6 p.m.; Funkybone, 10 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Don't Call Me Francis, 7:30 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Daddy Pop, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Brandy, Music by Camilo, Ed Smooth; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.; DJ Crazy, 12:30 a.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: LandShark Bar & Grill, 609-431-4100 - Jessica Kartalis, 5 p.m.; Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 - 2-Stilts, 6 p.m.; Under Pressure, 10 p.m.; 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: 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 Nightclub, 855-348-0500 - Dberrie, 10 p.m.; HQ Beach Club, 855-348-0500 - DJ, 10 a.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Domino, 9 p.m.; Steal the Sky and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - First Friday, DJ Fah D, DJ Webstar, DJ Pop, 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 - Cougars and Cubs Night; 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.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - DJ Alisha Monique, 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 - DJ K Styles.

Trump Plaza Casino Resort, Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 4 p.m.; DJ Gabor Kiss, 8 p.m.

Atlantic City

Bungalow Lounge & Restaurant, California Avenue and the Boardwalk - DJ Luap, noon 6 p.m.; DJ Funky 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., 609-428 4544 - #Musique, DJ Theory, 10 p.m.

The Boneyard, 20 S. Virginia Ave., 609-348-3360 - St. James & The Apostles with Midwestern Exposure, as part of the Bamophet tour.

Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., 609-344-2200 - Special Occasion.

Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - Michael LaGuardia, 8 p.m.


Jack's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 - Fame & Fortune, 9 p.m.

The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 609-725-8681 - DJ and Total Whiteout.

The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - Darin MacDonald, X-Cluzive Soul, Jeff Kessler, The Big House Band.


St. George's Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd. 609-266-1001 - Jesse Boyington.

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Twelve: 01, 9 p.m.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Ann Oswald, 8 p.m.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Courtney & Danny from Gypsy Wisdom, 4:30 p.m.; Swift Technique, 10 p.m.

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

The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack, 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Carl Behrens, 4:30 p.m.

The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Avenue, 609-884-8363 - Rich Siegel, piano/vocals, 5:30 p.m.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., on 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.

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Live music, 6 to10 p.m.

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.


Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave., 609-704-9797 - Acoustics, 8 p.m.

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 - Fisherman's Cottage Fundraiser - wine dinner and art show, 6 p.m.

Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street & The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Elvis, 5:30 p.m.; Almost Easy, 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 - Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m.

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

Mays Landing

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 - Cool Hand Luke, 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 - Jack Neff Band, 9 p.m.

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

North Wildwood

Flip Flopz Beach Bar and Grill, 300 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-522-3350 - DJ entertainment, 9 p.m.

Westy's Irish Pub, 101 E. Walnut Ave., 609-522-4991 - Evolution Duo, 6 p.m.


The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Gray Station.

Sea Isle City

Kix McNutley's Bar, 63rd Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7286 - Quizzo, 6 p.m.; Karaoke, 9 p.m.

The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - Brian Fitzy, 5 p.m., Lost in Paris and Tommy B.

Shenanigans, 3815 Landis Ave., 609-263-3900 -Chris Rivera.

Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Carrie Walsh Trio, Friday Night No Cover until 11 p.m.; Face Parade & DJ Raja.

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 - Just in Time.

Upper Township

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Joe Collipardi.

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 - Oh Jenny Oh.

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.

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