Giusseppe Verdi in Ocean City - as lecture subject

In English, Giusseppe Verdi would be known as Joe Green. But in Italian opera circles, he is famed as one of the great composers in history, the creator of such lasting masterpieces as "Aida," "La Traviata" and "Rigoletto." This month -the 200th anniversary of his birth - Verdi is the subject of the regular series of classical music lectures by Paul Mack Somers, of the Bay Atlantic Symphony. Somers, a composer himself and music writer and educator, does his Verdi study this morning at the Ocean City Free Public Library.

If You Go: Free. The talk runs 10:30 a.m. to noon and includes recorded examples of Verdi's music. Somers speaks in room 110 of the library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. For more details, seebayatlanticsymphony.org or call 609-399-2434.

Casinos

Legends in Concert, Bally's, 8 p.m. $32.50.

609-340-2709.

Joe Holiday All Ages Magic Show, Tropicana, The Com-edy Stop, 6:30 p.m. $20 ($10 for children). 609-340-4020.

Nightlife

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Patty Balbo, 8 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Cape May

The Pilot House,

142 Decatur St. on the Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Special guest musician,

8 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - DJ Mollo, 9 p.m.

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Lisa Camp and Judi Glover, 6 to 10 p.m.

King's Lounge, 6415 Delilah Road, 609-383-8200 - Live entertainment by Nancy Malcun.

Galloway Township

Pitney Pub, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906 - DJ DC and DJ Sev.

Margate

Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Ave., 609-823-1163 - Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m.

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

DJ Sparkles.

Somers Point

Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 - Quizzo; John Lockwood and The National Trivia Co., 8 p.m.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Dave Boyd.

Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - Taco Night, Mexican menu and beer discounts,

4 p.m.

Wildwood

Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Open Pool and All Night Happy Hour.

Comedy

Jim Lauletta, Richie Redding, Louis Ramey, Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, 9 p.m. $25.

609-348-0920

Rob Falcone, Jodi Weiner, Dan Wilson, Borgata Comedy Club, Music Box,

9 p.m. $20.

Nature

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.

Events

Frankenstein Artwork: The Ron MacCloskey Collection, during regular library hours, Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, works from 25 artists represented, Frankenstein memorabilia, free. 609-525-9300.

2013 Designer Show House, Cavalier Cottage, 1109 Washington St., across from Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, self-guided tours 1 to 4 p.m., guided tours

7 p.m., $15. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

Music lecture, Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library, Room 110, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-399-2434 or BayAtlantic.org

Kids

Halloween Train, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Historic Smithville and Village Greene, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, whimsical and scary decorations for youngsters, $2. 609-748-8999.

Theater

"Freud's Last Session," 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.