'Lost on the Natchez Trace'

at East Lynne Theater in Cape May

What Is It: The East Lynne Theater Company's current show is the provocative "Lost on the Natchez Trace." The piece tells the story of an 1800s slave auctioneer in the South who gets stranded in wilderness in a violent storm - when the only person who can help save his life is a runaway slave.

What To Expect: The premise of the work seems to be a simple question: Who will save whom? But given their circumstances, that raises a host of complex moral issues for the playwright, Jan Buttram of New York's Abingdon Theatre Co., to explore.

Event Info: Showtime is 8:30 p.m. today through Saturday at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May. The play runs at various times through July 20. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students; kids 12 or younger are free. For more details, call 609-884-5898 or see eastlynnetheater.org

Casinos

Legends in Concert, Bally's, 3 and 8 p.m. $32.50 adults, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.

Nightlife

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Bally's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - The Insiders, 2 p.m.; DJ Romes, 7 p.m.; Unity Reggae Band, 8 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Pop Scene, 9 p.m.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 8 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - DJ, 7 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Bob Pantano Dance Party, 7 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Vito; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Capps, 10 p.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: LandShark Bar & Grill, 609- 431-4100 - Nicki Shaffeni, 5:30 p.m.; Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 - 2-Stilts, 6 to 9 p.m.; Under Pressure, 10 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Acoustic, 9 p.m.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Faith, 8 p.m.

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Ego, 609-449-5138 - Almost Angels and DJ Freezie.

Absecon

The Black Cat Bar & Grill, 1 North Shore Road, 609-641-2323 - Trivia, 8 p.m.

Atlantic City

The Boneyard, 20 S. Virginia Ave., 609-348-3360 - South Jersey Talent Showcase Finals.

Avalon

Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 - Rob Lipkin, 7 p.m.

The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - Kate Delany and Wednesday Unplugged.

The Whitebrier Restaurant, 260 20th St., 609-967-5225 - The Quietmen with Irish dancers, 8 p.m. to midnight.

Barnegat

Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.

Bridgeton

Towne Tavern, 694 N. Pearl St., 856-455-3474 - DJ.

Cape May

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Cape May Roots, 9 p.m.

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

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., on Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Family Friendly Trivia, 7 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Open Mic, 9 p.m.; and taco night 8 p.m. to midnight.

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Alex Glover and Bob Mower, 6 to 10 p.m.

Galloway Township

JD's Pub and Grille, 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000 - Quizzo, 8 p.m.

The Smithville Inn, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777- Jazz Night, 7 to 10 p.m.

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

Long Beach Island

Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street and The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Weird Al Karaoke, 5 p.m.; Love Puppies, 10 p.m.

The Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, 10 S. Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, 609-492-4611 - The Pickles Duo, 3 and 10 p.m.

Margate

Bocca Coal Fire Bistro, 7805 Ventnor Ave., 609-823-3663 - Patty Blee, 11 p.m.

Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111 - DJ, 10 p.m.

Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Ave., 609-823-1163 - Joe Mancini and Friends, 7 p.m.

Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 - Rock and Roll Sushi, DJ Steve O 9 p.m.

Mays Landing

Applebee's Restaurant, 700 Consumer Square, 609-383-9290 - Quizzo, 9 p.m.

Millville

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Karaoke Night.

Sea Isle City

Dead Dog Saloon, 39th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7600 - Frankie Cervantes, 9 p.m.

La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - Mechanical Bull Riding.

The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - Secret Service, 9 p.m.

Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Mike & Cat, 5 p.m.

Somers Point

Applebee's Restaurant, 51 Bethel Road, 609-653-2270 - Quizzo, 8:30 p.m.

Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 - DJ Steve O Dance Party, 8:30 p.m.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - That 70's Band.

Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 -Retro Night with DJ Sparkles, 80's tunes, ladies drinks, food specials, 9 p.m.

Upper Township

The Deauville Inn, 201 Willard Road, Strathmere, 609-263-2080 - Kenny Jeremiah & Bittersweet, 6 p.m.

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Bob Campanell, 5 p.m.

Wildwood

Cattle 'n Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609-522-3800 - Acoustics and Perry's Ashes.

Comedy

Joe Bronzi, Eddie Clark, Uncle Larry Reeb, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Nature

Atlantic Audubon, John Williamson "Hiking in the High Sierras" program, Atlantic Audubon Society general meeting, 7 p.m., Galloway Library, 360 E. Jimmie Leeds Road.

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 Point State Park, 7:30 a.m., meet at platform. 609-861-0700.

Wetlands Institute, 1075Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt marsh film and guided walk, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.; animal program, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; seine-net outing, 3:15 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.

Events

2013 Designer Show House, Cavalier Cottage, 1109 Washington St., Cape May, across from Emlen Physick Estate, 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

John Creidler Trio, 7:30 p.m., Summer Concert series, Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, bring blanket or chair, free. 609-523-0202 or VisitWildwoodCrest.com

"Summertime Blues," 6:30 p.m., Main Street American Cafe, 6002 Main St., Mays Landing, music by Danny Eyer, five-course meal by Chef Richard Spurlock, $30 plus tax and gratuity, limited seating, reservations needed. 609-625-5500.

Theater

"George M!" 2 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

"Lend Me A Tenor," comedy, 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

"Broadway on the OC Boardwalk IV," 7:30 p.m., Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, Ocean City Theatre Company and Broadway star Kelli Rabke, $18 to $20. 609-525-9300 or OCNJ.us/boxoffice