Rob Thomas unplugs at Borgata
Who Is He: Rob Thomas made his bones in Matchbox Twenty, the rock band that pumped out a list of hits that includes "How Far We've Come," "Push" and "3 a.m." But be advised not to go to Thomas' three solo shows in Atlantic City this weekend looking for a Matchbox Twenty concert.
What To Expect: For one thing, Thomas will concentrate on acoustic music in the concerts, all fundraisers for Sidewalk Angels, a foundation he created to support no-kill animal shelters and related groups. He says he won't even do Matchbox Twenty material, but don't worry: The full band is scheduled to rock it back at Borgata next month.
Event Info: Showtime is 9 p.m. today through Sunday in the Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City. Tickets are $95 and available at the box office and at pressofatlanticcity.com/tickets. For more details, see theborgata.com
'Chorus Line' kicks off
What Is It: This long-running Broadway hit starts a brand-new long run tonight at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton. The classic musical takes over the Eagle's stage for the next four weekends.
What To Expect: "A Chorus Line" is in the grand theatrical tradition of a show about a show. In this case, its lead characters are all the singers and dancers who work behind the stars in a big musical - and believe it or not, it features plenty of catchy songs and splashy dancing.
Event Info: Showtimes are 8 p.m. today and Saturday. The musical has dates at varying times through Feb. 9. Tickets are $25. For more details, call 609-704-5012 or see theeagletheatre.com
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.
Illusionist Steve Wyrick, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 8 p.m. $19.95. 800-777-8477.
The Darkness, Showboat, House of Blues, 8 p.m. $25, $35. 800-736-1420.
Tracey MacDonald, Steve Shaffer, Greg Morton, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older,
9 p.m., $27; 11:15 p.m. $25.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, speaker on "The Sea's Living Dinosaur," 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.
Holiday model train display,
6 to 9 p.m., Atlantic County 4H Model Railroad Club, Shore Mall, Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, across from DMV. 609-703-5975.
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 - Trippin' Carla, 7 p.m., Steal the Sky, 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 Rivera and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: 46 Bar, 800-777-8477 - DJ and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Dane Anthony, 8 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Sensatonal Soul Cruisers, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Three Loco, DJ Valentine, 10 Supreme and DJ Casanova; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.; DJ 10 Supreme,
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 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 - 3 AM, 9 a.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 - Ken Loi, 10 p.m.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Sonatra, 9 p.m.; Lima Bean Riot 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 - '70s Fab; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - J L. 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 - Faith, 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 K Styles, 10 p.m.; 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.
Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Wesley Ochs, 8 p.m.
Ebbitt Room, The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., 609-884-5700 - Paul Sottile, 6 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 hosted by Barry,
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 9 p.m.
Buck Tavern, 621 New Jersey 50, 609-628-3117 - Spencer Belz, 6 p.m.
Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party,
Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700 - John Arnett, 4 p.m.
Assaggio!, 500 W. White Horse Pike, 609-965-3303 - Live piano music, 7 p.m.
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 - Jason Booth, 9 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.
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 - Triple X, 9 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Gypsy Jazz Band, 7 p.m.
Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Tom Buckley Band, 9 p.m.
Something Sweet, 206 N. High St., 856-765-3819 - Bill Gatier and Friends, 7 p.m.
The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Revolve - Beatles Tribute Band, 9 p.m.
Philippe Chin Bistro, 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 - John and Yvonne.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Ann & Co. 6 p.m.
Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.
Luna's Outdoor Grill at Merighi's Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave., 856-691-8051 - Live entertainment, 8 p.m.
Dog Tooth Bar and Grill, 100 E. Taylor Ave., 609-522-8383 - Name the Tune, 9 p.m.
Goodnight Irene's Brew Pub, 2708 Pacific Ave. 609-729-3861 - DJ, 10 p.m.
Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Country Music Night.