'Hamlet' at Stockton

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre performs "Hamlet," one of the most well-known tragedies penned by the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, tonight in the Stockton Performing Arts Center at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Pomona.

Arguably one of the best plays ever written, "Hamlet" dramatizes Prince Hamlet's quest for revenge on his uncle Claudius, who murdered Hamlet's father and married Hamlet's mother. The play is a Shakespeare classic, filled with scenes, themes and quotes that still resonate in popular culture. The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre was founded as The Red Heel Theatre in 1989, initially focusing on classic works of English theater.

If You Go: The performance of "Hamlet" starts 7:30 tonight at Stockton, 101 Vera King Farris Drive. Tickets are $32. Children's tickets are $12 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchase in person at the box office or ordered at stocktonpac.org. The box office is open

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance.

Casinos

STARSHIP, 9 p.m., Golden Nugget, $29.95, $39.95, $49.95. 800-777-8477800-777-8477.

GARY ALLAN, 8 p.m., Showboat, House of Blues, $42.50, $52.50. 800-736-1420800-736-1420.

JOE HOLIDAY ALL AGES MAGIC SHOW, 6:30 p.m., Tropicana, The Comedy Stop, $20, $10 children. 609-340-4020609-340-4020.

Comedy

ANTHONY ACOSTA, CRAIG CARMEAN, MANNY OLIVEIRA, 9 and 11:15 p.m., Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, Tropicana, The Quarter, $27, $25.

Events

"ALL ABOUT ANTIQUES," 1 p.m., Friends of the Physick Estate, discussion of antiques, appraisals for participants, Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave., Cape May, $5 Friends members, $10 non-members. 609-884-5404609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278800-275-4278 or CapeMayMac.org

ATLANTIC CITY SPORTS EXHIBITS, "Hometown Teams" and "Atlantic City Experience: Devotion and Determination," 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., presented by the Smithsonian Institution and Atlantic City Free Public Library, Noyes Art Garage Stockton College, Wave parking garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-345-2269609-345-2269, ext. 3064.

END OF THE ELK YEAR PARTY, 7 to 11 p.m., food, live music, cash bar, The Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge #2563, 1815 Somers Point and Mays Landing Road, Egg Harbor Township. 609-927-0295609-927-0295.

FAMILY TIME AT CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL, 5:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel's Tot Shabbat, led by Rabbi David M. Weis and Education Director Cookie Feldman, create a special Shabbat tradition with your youngest children, singing, dancing, crafts, Shabbat meal, Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield, $25 per family, reservations requested. 609-641-3600609-641-3600 or BethIsraelNorthfield.org

JERSEY FRESH FEAST, 6:30 p.m., Chef Richard Spurlock, multi-course meal, featuring live music by the Hawkins Road Trio, Main Street American Cafe, 6002 Main St., Mays Landing, advanced reservation recommended. 609-625-5500609-625-5500.

MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND, hosted by East Lynne Theater Company, participants solve an interactive mystery, weekend packages include meals, sleeping accommodations, The Henry Sawyer Inn and Twin Gables Bed & Breakfast, Cape May, prices vary. 609-884-5667609-884-5667 or 609-884-7332609-884-7332.

PIZZA AND FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, 6 to 8 p.m., 6 p.m. free pizza, presentation by local naturalist Louise Zemaitis, viewing of movie "Happy Feet," presented by West Cape May Environmental Commission, West Cape May Boro Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May. 609-884-1005609-884-1005.

STORY SLAM, 5:15 p.m. registration, 6 p.m. competition, share stories of 500 words or less, suggested theme: "Altered States," prizes, light refreshments, beer, adult content, Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. ArtsGarageAC.com

Music

SINGER-SONGWRITER OF CAPE MAY CONFERENCE & SHOWCASE, 7 p.m. performances, various locations, free; more than 80 music industry professionals, 150 acts and artists, music business panels, workshops, mentoring and keynotes, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, $15. SSCapeMay.com

Theater

"HAMLET" 7:30 p.m., Stockton College Performing Arts Center, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, $32, $12 kids. 609-652-9000609-652-9000 or Stockton.edu/PAC

NEXT TO NORMAL, 8 p.m., tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder, musical theater, features six-piece onstage pop/rock band, mature content, The Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $30, $40 front rows. 609-704-5012609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Nightlife

BALLY'S ATLANTIC CITY, Park Place and Boardwalk, Blue Martini - Savage Men, 6 p.m., DJ Beatstreet, 9:30 p.m., 609-340-2000609-340-2000; The Lobby Bar - Lisa & Doug, 10 p.m., 609-340-2000609-340-2000; The Mountain Bar - Slamm and DJ Qi Command, 9 p.m., Vixens, 10 p.m., 609-340-2000609-340-2000.

BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA, 1 Borgata Way, Gypsy Bar - Goodman Fiske and The Nerds, 609-317-1000609-317-1000; mur.mur - Nick Cannon, 609-317-1000609-317-1000.

CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY, 2100 Pacific Ave., Dusk - NYC's DJ Needlz, 10 p.m., 609-345-3875609-345-3875; Toga Bar - DJ Jay Ski and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m., 609-348-4411609-348-4411.

GOLDEN NUGGET, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Haven Nightclub - DJ Melo-D, 609-340-5111609-340-5111.

HARRAH'S RESORT, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Eden Lounge - Drop Dead Sexy, 9:15 p.m., 609-441-5165609-441-5165; The Pool After Dark - Vito G and Banner, 609-441-5165609-441-5165; Xhibition Bar - DJ Mike Lowy, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., DJ Banner, 12 a.m., 800-242-7724800-242-7724.

RESORTS CASINO HOTEL, 1133 Boardwalk, Margaritaville - 2-Stilts, 6 to 9 p.m., Band, 10 p.m., 609- 431-4100609- 431-4100.

REVEL, 500 Boardwalk, Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub - DJs, with Classic Women Burlesque, 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., Rock 'n Roll Burlesque, 2 a.m., 609-225-9898609-225-9898; HQ Nightclub - Benny Bennassi, 855-348-0500855-348-0500.

SHOWBOAT CASINO-HOTEL, 801 Boardwalk, House of Blues Party Pit - DJ Domino, 9 p.m., Burnt Sienna and Dancers, 10 p.m., 609-343-4000609-343-4000.

TROPICANA CASINO AND RESORT, 2831 Boardwalk, Anthem - DJ B-Easy, DJ Hook and DJ Luap and D-Sharp, 609-576-5206609-576-5206; Boogie Nights - 70s and 80s DJ Dance Party, 888-940-7080888-940-7080; Providence, The Quarter - Jason Smith & June, 609-345-7800609-345-7800; Ri-Ra, The Quarter - Sidearm, 609-348-8600609-348-8600; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter - Dancers, 10 p.m., 609-340-4000609-340-4000; Cuba Libre, The Quarter -Late Night Latin Floorshow, 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight, 609-348-6700609-348-6700; Firewaters - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m., 609-344-6699609-344-6699; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter - Karaoke, 8 p.m., 609-344-6565609-344-6565; Tango's Lounge - Nicole Tranquillo and DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 609-345-7800609-345-7800.

TRUMP TAJ MAHAL CASINO RESORT, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Ego - Almost Angels and DJ, 10:30 p.m., 12:10 a.m. and 1:50 a.m., 609-449-5138609-449-5138; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse - Beth Tinnon, 8 p.m., 855-500-ROBERTS855-500-ROBERTS; Scores - one-hour Scores' Tantalize & Tease class, 7 to 8 p.m., $60 including two drinks, Scores' Seductive Pole Dancing class, 9 to 10 p.m., $80 including two drinks, 855-500-SCORES855-500-SCORES.

Absecon

W.L.GOODFELLOWS AND CO., Karaoke, 8 p.m., 310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942609-652-1942.

Atlantic City

THE CHELSEA PUB, Dan Fogel, 6 to 9 p.m., 8 S. Morris Ave., 609-345-4700609-345-4700

THE BONEYARD, Glen Matlock & Sylvain Sylvain - Sex Doll Tour Up For Nothing, Rising Miyagi, Brandon Smith, 20 S. Virginia Ave., 609-348-3360609-348-3360.

LE GRAND FROMAGE, Cross Town Train, 25 Gordon's Alley, 609-347-2743609-347-2743.

Bridgeton

THE BRIDGEWATER PUB, Live DJs, 9 p.m., 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551856-455-9551.

TOWNE TAVERN, DJ 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474856-455-3474.

Cape May

CABANAS BEACH BAR AND GRILL, Singer Songwriter Festival, Beach and Decatur Avenues, 609-884-4800609-884-4800.

HEMINGWAY'S, DJ, 9 p.m., Cape May Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia Avenues, 609-884-5611609-884-5611.

THE PILOT HOUSE, Open Mic hosted by Barry, 8 p.m., 142 Decatur St. on the Washington Street Mall, 609-884-3449609-884-3449.

THE UGLY MUG, Live music, 10 p.m., 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459609-884-3459.

Egg Harbor Township

A TOUCH OF ITALY, Live music, 6 to 10 p.m., 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855609-646-1855.

Galloway Township

BULLDOG'S BAR AND GRILL, DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m., 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433609-965-4433.

THE DUBLINER IRISH PUB AND GRILL, live music, Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210609-652-2210.

RAM'S HEAD INN, John Arnett plays piano, 4 p.m., 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700609-652-1700.

THE SMITHVILLE INN, Lenny Mitchell, 6 p.m., 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777609-652-7777.

PITNEY PUB, Live music, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906609-241-8906.

Hammonton

ANNATA WINE BAR, Acoustics, 8 p.m., 216 Bellevue Ave., 609-704-9797609-704-9797.

DIDONATO'S BOWLING CENTER AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE, Karaoke, 9 p.m., 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040609-561-3040.

Margate

JOHNNY'S CAFE, Live music, 9407 Ventnor Ave., 609-822-1789609-822-1789.

SOFIA RESTAURANT, Live music and piano, 7 p.m., 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111609-822-9111.

STEVE AND COOKIE'S BY THE BAY, Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m., Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163609-823-1163.

TOMATOE'S, DJ Luap, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535609-822-7535.

Millville

SOMETHING SWEET, Bill Gatier, Dan Godbey and Friends, 7 p.m., 206 N. High St., 856-765-3819856-765-3819.

Somers Point

CLANCY'S BY THE BAY, DJ Steve & Company, 9 p.m., 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969609-927-6969.

THE CRAB TRAP, That 70s Band, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377609-927-7377.

GREGORY'S RESTAURANT, DJ Ralph, 10 p.m., 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665609-927-6665.

SANDI POINTE COASTAL BISTRO, Funk n Blues Band, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759609-927-2759.

Upper Township

YESTERDAY'S TAVERN, Live music, 9:30 p.m., 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757609-390-1757.

Wildwood

CATTLE 'N CLOVER, Johnny's Cousin Steve, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609-522-3800609-522-3800.

DOG TOOTH BAR AND GRILL, Name the Tune, 9 p.m., 100 E. Taylor Ave., 609-522-8383609-522-8383.

SHAMROCK CAFE, DJ Dora, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552609-522-7552.

LA PIAZZA CUCINA, Wayne and Kenny Jeremiah, 4600 Pacific Ave., 609-522-8300609-522-8300.