'Hair' in Hammonton
What Is It: "Hair," the classic rock musical from the 1960s, starts a long run tonight at Hammonton's Eagle Theatre. The play, which spawned a slew of pop hits in its day, takes over the Eagle's stage for the next four weekends.
What To Expect: "Hair" is about peace and love and rock 'n' roll and a different time in American history - when things such as peace and love were more than a punchline. But mostly, this musical is about the music, including such hits as "Aquarius," "Let the Sunshine In," "Easy to be Hard," plus the title track, and more. Oh, and its most famous/infamous bit apparently will stay in the show - the producers warn "this performance contains mature content and some nudity."
Event Info: Showtime is 8 p.m. today and Saturday, also
April 25, 26 and 27, and May 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. Matinees are
3 p.m. April 28 and May 5. Tickets are $23.50 to $28.50. For more details, see theeagletheatre.com or call 609-704-5012.
Gipsy Kings come to Harrah's
Who Are They: The Gipsy Kings have one of the most distinctive sounds of any popular bands in music today. These veteran music men from France, who got their start in the 1980s as street entertainers, bring their World Music sound to the Showroom at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City tonight for one performance.
What To Expect: This band is defined by the musicians' artistry on acoustic, flamenco-style guitars. But their live show isn't some quiet, classical affair - the Gipsy Kings' style is lively enough that the band has sold 18 million albums around the world, and been on the pop charts in more than a dozen countries at the same time.
Event Info: Showtime is 9 p.m. at Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City. Tickets $50, $70 and $90. For more details, see harrahsresort.com or call 609-441-5000.
The circus comes to Boardwalk Hall
What Is It: They call it The Greatest Show on Earth. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is back in Atlantic City this weekend, and you'll have plenty of chances to see if it lives up to that old name - and the new name, "Fully Charged," for the current version of the circus.
What To Expect: Everybody knows what's in an old-fashioned circus - high-wire walkers, mid-air acrobats, jugglers, knife-throwers and on and on. But "Fully Charged' also has new blood, including one of the youngest ringmasters in Barnum & Bailey history, David Shipman.
Event Info: Showtimes are 7 p.m. today, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Tickets are $20, $35 for VIP seats or $85 for VIP floor seats. Admission includes access to a pre-show Power-Up Party one hour before each show. For more details, see boardwalkhall.com or call 609-449-2000.
Spring Rally draws motorcycles to the Wildwoods
What Is It: The 8th annual Wildwood Spring Rally should bring lots of bikes to the island this weekend - and give riders a chance to get back on their bikes after a long, quiet winter.
What To Expect: The Spring Rally is mainly about getting together with other riders and getting out to tour around the Wildwoods and Cape May County, but the headquarters area in the heart of Wildwood should also be crowded Saturday and Sunday with vendors selling everything from motorcycle accessories to motorcycles themselves. As a new addition, "We will be kicking off the rally on Friday night with welcome-back parties at your favorite local bars and restaurants," the sponsors say.
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.
Exxxotica Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal, 5 p.m., $45.99, $69.99. 609-449-5150.
The Mavericks, Showboat, House of Blues, 8 p.m. $22.50, $32.50. 800-736-1420.
Joe DeVito, Rick Starr, John Joseph, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.
Bob Seibel, Derek Gaines, John Roy, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m. $27, $25.
"Boardwalk Empire" Casino Night, 6 p.m., Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, food, music, gambling, live entertainment by singer Brandon Tomasello, fundraiser for Wildwood Catholic School, $50 advance, $60 door. 609-408-4295 or wildwoodcatholic.org
Upton Abbey Tea, 3 p.m., Carriage House Caf� & Tearoom, Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, gifts for those dressed in historical attire from "Downton Abbey" era, live music, entertainment, $25 Friends of Physick Estate, $30 non-members. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or capemaymac.org
"April in Paris" Happy Hour Celebrity Fashion Show, 6:15 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m., Atlantic City Country Club, One Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, appetizers, silent auction, $5 drink specials, fashions modeled by Miss New Jersey Lindsey Petrosh and local celebrities, proceeds benefit Absecon Lighthouse educational programs for children, $30. 609-449-1360 or abseconlighthouse.org
Foundation for Education Beef n' Beer, 4 to 7 p.m., Charlie's Bar & Restaurant, 800 Shore Road, Somers Point, $20, benefits Somers Point educational program. 609-927-2053, ext. 3102.
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Jamie McLean, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Flip N' Mickey's, 9 p.m.
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Jagged, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Prefer, 9 p.m.; Vixens, 10 p.m.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Slamm, 7 p.m.; The Rockets, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Eli Escobar, 10 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - Exxxotica with James Dean and Lexi Belle; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Nicky G, 8 p.m.; DJ Iron Mike, 12 a.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Bar 46, 800-777-8477 - DJ & Dancers, 9 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m.; Generation Next, 10 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - M-80, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - DJ Camilo, Ed Smooth and Fat Man Scoop, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.; DJ Sojo, 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 - Stephen Rose & Dion Paci, 8 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 - Cazzette, 10 p.m.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Domino, 9 p.m.; Go Go Gadjet and Dancers, 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 - Rock Lobster Friday - Show receipt from any Tropicana restaurant and receive free admission until 11 p.m., $20 Boogie bowls and $5 Swedish Fish Cocktails; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 -Dstar, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - For Who For What, 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 - DJ Alisha Monique, 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 K Styles; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 10 p.m.
W.L.Goodfellows and Co., 310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.
The Boneyard, 20 S. Virginia Ave., 609-348-3360 - Unknown Relatives, Mirrors and Wires, Deardarkhead, Graveyard State and High Ceilings, 8 p.m.
Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, 609-344-2200 - Eddie Morgan.
Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - Dave Vroman, 8 p.m.
Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 - DJ.
Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421- Bluebone, 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 - Eric & Coop, 4:30 p.m.; Big House Band, 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 - Gordon Vincent, 7 p.m.
The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Avenue, 609-884-8363 - Jon Pruitt, 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 to 10 p.m.
Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.
The Dubliner Irish Pub and Grill, Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210 - Live music. Monday: Quizzo, 8 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 - Dennis Linde, 5 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.
Main Street American Cafe, 6002 Main St., 609-625-5500 - Chef Richard Spurlock's seasonal Jersey Fresh Five-Course Gourmet Dinner, Dr. Bobby Fingers sing and dance, $25 plus gratuity, 6:30 p.m.
Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - No Pressure, 9 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Sitar Bob, 7 to 9 p.m.
Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Main Street Band, 9 p.m.
Something Sweet, 206 N. High St., 856-765-3819 - Bill Gatier, Dan Godbeynand Friends, 7 p.m.
Applebee's Restaurant, 51 Bethel Road, 609-653-2270 - Trivia Bingo.
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.
Charlie's Bar & Restaurant, 800 Shore Road, 609-927-3663 - Beef n' Beer to benefit the Foundation for Education, 4 to 7 p.m., $20.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - The Mighty Parrot Trio.
Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.
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.
Cape May Point State Park, David and Janet Carle discuss their book and photos, "Traveling the 38th Parallel," 6 p.m.; free frog program and guided walk, 7 p.m., bring flashlights. 609-884-2159.
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 trips, $10 show and go: Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area, 7:30 a.m., meet at lot, west end of New England Road; Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, 3 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; free wildlife photos and stories program by author Dan "Dr. Dad" D'Auria, M.D., 7 p.m., in auditorium. 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.
Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 7:30 p.m., Ocean County College, OCC Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, Academic Wing, Arts & Community Center, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, limited seating, $22 adult, $20 senior adult, $10 student. 732-255-0500 or ocean.edu