Music festival in Atlantic City

What Is It: Brass classics, the best of bluegrass and a multi-cultural blend of chamber music will be featured during the second annual Atlantic City Music Festival, which will be held from tonight through Sunday at the Richard Stockton College Dante Hall Theater in Atlantic City.

What To Expect: The Atlantic Brass Band starts playing 7 tonight. Founded in 1984, this British-style brass band presents the music of Barber, Ravel, Puccini and others. The Random Canyon Growlers, above, entertain 7 p.m. Saturday with hard-driving bluegrass and old-time music boosted by laser-beam harmonies. The Bay-Atlantic Symphony performs 4 p.m. Sunday and presents a concert with multi-cultural flavor, including compositions by Antonin Dvorak and African-American composer William Grant Still.

Event Info: All concerts are free, but tickets are required. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The hall, which is located at 14 N. Mississippi Ave., will open one hour prior to performance time. For tickets and more information on the festival, call the Richard Stockton Performing Arts Center box office at 609-652-9000 or visit Dante Hall's Website at stockton.edu/dante.

Trolley tour in Cape May

What Is It: An evening guided trolley tour is being offered tonight in Cape May.

What To Expect: Cape May to the Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park will be covered by the trolley tour, which also includes narration about the lighthouse and time for a climb up the 199 steps to enjoy the view from the top of the gallery. The tour is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities.

Event Info: The tour starts at 8 tonight. It begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop. Admission is $20 adult and $15 children ages 3 to 12. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit capemaymac.org

Musical in Hammonton

What Is It: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," will be performed tonight through Oct. 20 at the Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton.

What To Expect: Directed by Eagle Theatre co-artistic director Ted Wioncek III, "Spelling Bee" is the tale of six adolescent overachievers (played by adults) vying for the spelling bee championship of a lifetime. Their quirky personalities as well as the quality of the score have made this production a favorite among theatergoers since its debut performance in 2004. Areas represented among the cast include Will Baez of Vineland and Paul Weagraff of Delaware.

Event Info: The musical will be performed at 8 tonight, Saturday, Oct. 11 to 13 and 18 to 20 and 3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 14 at the theater. Tickets are $22 plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, online at theeagletheatre.com or by phone at 609-704-5012.

Frankie Valli and Four Seasons

at Borgata

Who Are They: With their intricate vocal harmonies and doo-wop approach, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons became one of the most successful groups of the 1960s. They will perform tonight through Sunday at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

What To Expect: Although many years have passed since Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were singing on street corners, they've still got the vocal chops to make audiences feel like it's the 1960s all over again. They performed in August in Virginia. Their setlist included such songs as "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," "Working My Way Back To You," "Oh What A Night," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Let's Hang On."

Event Info: The show starts at 9 tonight and Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday in the Music Box at Borgata. Tickets, priced at $55 and $65, are available at the Borgata box office and

Casinos

Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, 6:30 p.m., dinner seating 5:30 p.m., $20 show only ($10 age 11 and younger); $30 dinner and show, mature PG-14 material. 609-348-0920.

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

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

The Price is Right - hosted by Jerry Springer, Harrah's,

8 p.m. $27 and $37.

800-2-HARRAH.

Craig Ferguson, Tropicana, Showroom, 9 p.m. $55, $85. 609-340-4020. 609-340-4020.

Marco Ricciotti Presents: "Amore Italiano" A Tribute to The Italian Tenors, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 9p.m. $40, $50. 800-777-8477.

Big Sean, Showboat, House of Blues, 8 p.m. 800-736-1420.

Comedy

Chris Coccia, Mike Burton, Jim David, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 p.m., $27; 11:15 p.m. $25. Friday, Saturday

Nature

Atlantic City Aquarium, Gardner's Basin, $8 adults, $5 children. 609-348-2880.

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, Cape May Hawkwatch, dawn to dusk, Cape May Point State Park platform, free; Avalon Seawatch, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seventh Street and ocean, Avalon, free; free hawk I.D. mini-workshops, 10:30 a.m., and monarch tagging demonstrations, 2 p.m., Hawk-watch Platform, Cape May Point State Park; birding trips, $10 show and go: Higbee Beach WMA, 7 a.m., at lot, west end of New England Road, south of canal; Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, 5:30 p.m., meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard.

609-861-0700.

Cape May Point State Park, beginner's bird walk 9 a.m., nature walk 2 p.m. 609-884-2159.

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, guided birding and nature walk, 8 to 10 a.m., starting at Forsythe NWR visitor center, off Route 9, Oceanville, Galloway Township. 609-652-1665, ext. 21.

N.J. Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., family night hike and campfire, 6 p.m., $5.

609-898-8848.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt-marsh film and trail walks at 2 p.m. $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine Avenue and 34th Street, Brigantine. 609-266-0539.

Events

Beer Dinner, 7:30 p.m., Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., Cape May, local microwbrews, $65. 609-884-5404.

First Friday at the Nature Center, 6 p.m., New Jersey Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, includes Harbor Art Gallery artist reception, light refreshments served, free; family campfire with story telling, $5, children 3 and younger free. 609-898-8848.

"Headliners" current events discussions, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Richard Stockton College, Campus Center lounge, top floor, main campus off Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. email

servicelearning@

34th Annual Deerfield Township Harvest Festival,

6 to 10 p.m., noon to 10 p.m., Rosenhayn Fire and Rescue and Frank LoBiondo Sr. Park, Morton Avenue, Rosenhayn, amusement rides, food booths, arts and crafts, entertainment, free. 856-455-3200 or dthf.org

Pointe Blank Comedy Series, 9 p.m., Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, Somers Point, seating 8 p.m., national headliners and local showcase, $15 advance, $20 door. acROCKsolid.com

Chef Richard's Autumnal Feast and Tony Mart event, 6:30 p.m., Chef Richard's Main Street American Cafe, Somers Point, live music, five-course dinner, $30 plus gratuity. Reservations 609-625-5500.

Terror on the Boardwalk, 7 to 11 p.m., Morey's Piers and Mariner's Landing, Wildwood, tickets required, no children younger than 8, $30. Discounted presale tickets. 609-522-3900 or moreyspiers.com

Music

Beyond Black & White: Danny Wright 25th Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m., Convention Hall, Beach Avenue, Cape May, $20. 855-708-9699 or 609-884-9563 or capemayconventionhall.org

Theater

"Steel Magnolias," 8 p.m., Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or surflight.org

"Time Stands Still," 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 capemaystage.org

"It Pays to Advertise," comedy, 8 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger, 609-884-5898 or

"Sixteen Candelabras," dinner theater, 7:30 p.m., Elaine's Victorian Inn, 513 Lafayette St., Cape May, full course dinner and show, $44.95 adults, $34.95 teens, $24.95 children, reservations recommended. 609-884-4358 or 609-884-1199.

Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" - Female Version,

8 p.m., Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, $15. 609-457-6686.

Nightlife

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

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood, 609-340-2000 - Live music, 7 p.m.; 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 -Temporary Grace, 7 p.m.; Split Decision,

11 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Above & Beyond, 10 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.; Mia, 609-348-4411 - DJ Lu'AP, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Ernesto and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - House DJ, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Bobby Hunter, 6 p.m., All Souled Out, 10 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - The Exceptions, 8 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Aqua Friday, DJ Hollywood & the Beatclan's Finest Dirty.com and Nik Richie, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ K Styles, 11:30 p.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 4 p.m., Juicy, 10 p.m.; Whiskey Bar, 800-336-6378 - Kelly LaVigna,

9 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m.; DJ Zathan, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys,

11 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 -Steamroller Picnic, 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 - Cedric Gervais, 10 p.m.

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

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ Luap and DJ B Easy, 10 p.m.; Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - First Friday Cougars and Cubs Ball, 9 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Rick Wonder, 10 p.m.; Pink House ft. Jason Smith, 2 a.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers and DJs, 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 - DK 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 - Almost Angels and DJ Ernesto, 10 p.m.; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ Dnial and DJ Redline, 10 p.m.

Absecon

W.L.Goodfellows and Co.,

310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Avalon

The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 215-725-8681 - DJ, 10 p.m.

The Windrift, 80th Street and the beach, 609-368-5175 - Darin MacDonald, 7 p.m.; DJ Radar, 8 p.m.; The Big House Band, 9:30 p.m.

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 - Jesse Boyington, 7 p.m.

Cape May

Hemingway's, Cape May Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia avenues, 609-884-5611 - DJ, 9 p.m.

The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Carl Behrens, 4:30 p.m.; Twelve: 01, 9 p.m.

Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Geno White Duo, 7 p.m.

The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Ave., 609-884-8363 - Lisa Tee and Matt Hayden trade solo piano with vocals, 5:30 p.m.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., on the 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, 9 p.m.

Corbin City

Buck Tavern, 621 New Jersey 50, 609-628-3117 - Spencer Belz, 6 p.m.

Galloway Township

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

Assaggio!, 500 W. White Horse Pike, 609-965-3303 - Live piano music, 7 p.m.

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 - Albert Jinks, 5 p.m.; Matt Fisher, 9:30 p.m.

Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street & The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Under Pressure, 9 p.m.; Naked Twister, 10 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 Ave., 609-823-1163 - Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m.

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 dance party, 10 p.m.

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

Millville

Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Among the Willows, 7 p.m.

Something Sweet, 206 N. High St., 856-765-3819 - Bill Gatier 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.

Somers Point

Philippe Chin Bistro, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - Shawn Ashley, jazz, 8 p.m.

Upper Township

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.