The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will offer a mix of country and rock at the Landis Theater Friday night.

Southside Johnny makes up for lost time

Who Are They: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes were scheduled to play at the newly restored Levoy Theatre in Millville in January, but had to call out sick at the last minute. These good old Jersey boys are set to be back in town tonight, and tickets to that cancelled show will be honored.

What To Expect: Southside Johnny came out of the same Asbury Park music scene that spawned rock legend Bruce Springsteen - who has played and recorded with Johnny and the Jukes over the years. This band has also covered some of The Boss' tunes, but Southside has his own stable of hits too, including the party-rockin' favorite "I Don't Want to Go Home."

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Event Info: The music gets going 8 p.m. at the Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., Millville. Tickets are $39.50 and $44.50. For more details, call 856-327-6400 or see

'The Complete Works

of William Shakespeare'

What Is It: If you always wanted to see every one of Shakespeare's plays, this is your chance to do it - in just an hour and a half or so. Yes, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" runs through all 37 of The Bard's productions in a breakneck 97 minutes at the historic Eagle Theatre.

What To Expect: Now if you want to make sure each play is given its due weight and reverence, this might not by your pick. Because "Abridged" makes Shakespeare fast and funny - so fast, the producers warn it's "not recommended for ... people inclined to motion sickness." Be warned, and be ready to laugh.

Event Info: This unusual take on Shakespeare opens tonight and continues through much of March at the Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. Tickets are $23.50 to $28.50. Showtime is 8 p.m. today and Saturday. For complete performance schedule through March 23 or tickets, call 609-704-5012 or see

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Vineland

Who Are They: These guys are country-rock legends. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been around for almost half a century, and had a breakthtrough hit almost that long ago with "Mr. Bojangles," their cover of the classic Jerry Jeff Walker tune.

What To Expect: The Nitty Gritty boys also broke new ground in 1972 with "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," a big production that brought these long-haired, rock-influenced kids together with such country and bluegrass purists as Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs. Sure, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band still plays some of those classic songs - original member Jimmie Fadden promises "a roadmap of the Dirt Band's history" in the show.

Event Info: Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Landis Theater, 800 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. Tickets are $40 and $48. For more details, all 856-691-1121 or see

Dru Hill at House of Blues

Who Are They: Dru Hill, a Baltimore-based R&B group that made a string of hits in the '90s, comes to Atlantic City tonight for a show at House of Blues. The opening act is Tony! Toni! Tone!

What To Expect: Dru Hill has been through some lineup changes since it got together in about 1992, but the band still has its hits. Look for the guys to do such favorites as "Never Make a Promise"and "How Deep Is Your Love," along with tunes from their latest release, "InDRUpendence Day."

Event Info: Showtime is 8 p.m. in House of Blues at Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Tickets are $33 to $53. For more details, call 609-236-2583 or see


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

When The Child Cries, Resorts, 9 p.m. $35, $45. 800-322-SHOW.


Traci Skene, Charles Walden, Joe Moffa, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box, 9 p.m., $20.

Kevin Downey Jr, Clint Coley, Moody McCarthy, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m. $27, $25.


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. 609-652-1665, ext. 21.

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: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, 5 p.m., meet at lot on Sunset Boulevard. 609-861-0700.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, Katie Sellers on the coral reefs of Guam, 11:45 a.m., bring lunch, coffee and dessert provided; science program, 2:15 p.m., $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.


Roller skating, 4 to 9 p.m., Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, $5 to skate, $2 non-skaters, bring own skates or rent ($2 traditional skates, $4 in-line skates). 609-884-9526 or


"Who Will Carry The Word?" Holocaust drama, 7 and 9 p.m., Rowan University, Black Box Theatre, first floor Westby Hall, main campus, Route 322, Glassboro, $15, $10 seniors, non-Rowan students/alumni/staff, Rowan students free with ID, seating limited, advance tickets recommended. 856-256-4545 or


Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, Boston Avenue and Boardwalk: 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 - Sideways, 7 p.m.; The Rockets, 10 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Eli Escobar, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Go Go Gadjet, 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 Nicky G, 8 p.m.; DJ Iron Mike, 12 a.m.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Bobby Hunter, 6 p.m.; Big City, 10 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - The Juliano Brothers, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - DJ Hollywood and The Beatclan's Finest DJs, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. & 3 a.m.; DJ Hope, 12:30 a.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanch, 4 p.m.; Sherry Gold, 10 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m.; DJ Zathan, 10 p.m.; Go Go Boys, 11 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, 609-225-9898 - Karina Smirnoff from the hit TV show, Dancing with the Stars; HQ, 855-348-0500 - Fedde Le Grand with Sultan and Ned Shepard, 10 p.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - Chaisley Lussier, 9 p.m.; Spilt Decision 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 - Cougars and Cubs Ball, Women 40-plus and guys 21-29 get in free until 11 p.m., or wear an afro and get in free until 11pm.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Jason Smith and DJ June, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - The Nameless Few, 11 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers, 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 - DJ 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; 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 Bridgewater Pub, 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551 - DJs, 9 p.m.

Cape May

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Kate Delaney, 8 p.m.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Eric & Coop, 4 p.m.; Stellar Mojo, 9:30 p.m.

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

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Open mic, 8 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 9 p.m.

Corbin City

Buck Tavern, 621 New Jersey Route 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.

Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700 - Live piano music, 4 p.m.


DiDonato's Bowling Center and Cocktail Lounge, 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040 - Karaoke, 8:30 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 - Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m.

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

Mays Landing

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 - 13th Floor, 9 p.m.


Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Jessica Graae, 7 p.m.

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Danny Eyer Band, 9 p.m.

Something Sweet, 206 N. High St., 856-765-3819 - Bill Gatier and Friends, 7 p.m.

Somers Point

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.

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Ben Clayton.

Upper Township

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 Caf´┐Ż, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - DJ Dance Party.


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