Mummers at Boardwalk Hall

What Is It: If you enjoy the Mummers tradition but couldn't get to Philadelphia for the annual New Year's parade, you're in luck today. The Mummers are coming to Atlantic City to turn Boardwalk Hall into string-band heaven today.

What To Expect: The "Show of Shows" for string bands brings 16 of those heavily costumed, Mummers-strutting bands to the shore for a long afternoon of music and entertainment. The lineup includes the Fralinger String Band, of course - that perennial favorite won its Mummers division in the parade last month for the ninth time in the past

11 years.

Event Info: The Show of Shows showtime is 3 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. General admission is $18, reserved seats $21 to $25, and VIP tickets are $35. Family packages are available.

For more details, call

609-348-7000 or see

Hurricane Sandy benefit in Margate

What Is It: The Dominick Potena Performing Arts Center hosts a stage full of professional entertainers tonight looking to raise money for the Hometown Heroes' "Restore the Shore" campaign. And those entertainers are hoping to see a house full of people ready to help their cause, of helping people hurt by October's ferocious Hurricane Sandy.

What To Expect: The Sandy Variety Show Fundraiser is hosted by Michelle Dawn Mooney, above, the NBC-TV 40 news anchor. It features comedy from Scott Friedman, the WZXL-FM morning host, music from Margate's own rising country star, Mia Bergmann, among many others, plus actors, dancers, magic and much more entertainment.

Event Info: Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Tighe School, Monmouth and Frontenac aves., Margate. Tickets are $20. For more details, see sandyvarietyshow.eventbrite.com.

'Discover the Warmth' at Wheaton Arts

What Is It: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, the former Wheaton Village, is a great spot to bring kids on a cold day. To emphasize that, the center is hosting a series of free kids' activities every weekend this month. The "Discover the Warmth" promotion includes programs today and Sunday.

What To Expect: This afternoon's activity is a lesson in how to paint butterflies - taught by showing kids how to paint half a butterfly. You have to see it to get it. On Sunday, the lesson is creating "wildflower seed bombs," an approach for gardeners with dreams of beauty, but spaces that are hard to tend.

Event Info: Kids' activities run 1 to 3 p.m. both days. Wheaton Arts is at 1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville. Admission is free on weekends through March, including the center's Museum of American Glass. For more details, call 856-825-6800 or see wheatonarts.org

'Art Appreciation Day' in Vineland

What Is It: You and the youngsters can see three artists at work and check out some live music today at downtown Vineland's Landis Marketplace. The kids also can try creating some art of their own.

What To Expect: The artists are locals - Joel Howard, Robert Hickox and Nancy Sharp. They plan to do "live art demos," and help out with make-and-take activities for young artists in the crowd. Natalie Bermudez, a hometown singer-songwriter, will entertain starting at noon.

Event Info: Art Appreciation Day runs noon to 3 p.m. on the upper level of the Landis Marketplace, 631 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. For more details, call 856-213-6002 or see

Casinos

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

Savage Men Male Strip Show,Tropicana, Boogie Nights, 7:30 p.m. $28. 609-340-4020.

Illusionist Steve Wyrick, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 6 and 9 p.m. $19.95. 800-777-8477.

Peltz Boxing, Bally's, 7:30 p.m. $50, $75. 609-340-2709.

Matchbox Twenty, Borgata, Event Center, 7:30 p.m. $74, $84. 609-677-1000.

Comedy

Joe Mulligan, Paul Lyons, Jay Black, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m. $27, $25.

Nature

N.J. Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory and 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, 8 a.m., meet at Hawkwatch Platform; Nature photo walk, Cape May Point State Park, 8 a.m., meet at platform. 609-861-0700.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, Crafts, 1 p.m.; Animal program, 2:15 p.m., $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.

Events

Roller skating, 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 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 capemayrecreation.org

World Sword Swallower's Day demonstration, 2 p.m., Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, 1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, free. 609-347-2001.

Good Neighbor Bowling Fundraiser, 3 to 6 p.m. or 7 to 10 p.m., King Pin Lanes, Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, benefits Community Quest, $25, age 10 and younger with paying adult $15, includes bowling, shoes, food. cqinc.org

Kids

Meet the Author program, 2 p.m., Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, author Torrey Maldonado discusses his book "Secret Saturdays," for ages 11 to 17, youth book club precedes talk at 1 p.m., part of the library's Black History Month series, free. 609-345-2269.

Theater

"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 rowan.tix.com

"Arsenic & Old Lace," comedy, 7 p.m., Our Gang Players, Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $10. 609-597-0553 or ourgang.org

"Damn Yankees," 8 p.m., Off Broad Street Players, Levoy Theatre, 130 N. High St., Millville, $20 adults, $14 students, senior adults. 856-327-6400 or levoy.net

Nightlife

Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Waynard, 6 p.m.; Marc Antonelli Duo, 9 p.m.

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Latin Night, 10 p.m.; Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood, 609-340-2000 - Live music, 7 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Girls Next Door, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Cool Jon Sprang, 9 p.m.; Vixens, 10 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - LauraLea and Tripp Fabulous, 7 p.m.; The Benjamins, 10 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - DJ Irie, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - DJ/Artist Havana Brown, 10 p.m.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - J-WOWW, 10 p.m.; 21 Sports Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Be-Easy, 10 p.m.; Mia, 609-348-4411 - DJ Lu'AP, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Patrice McBride and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.

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

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - DJAIS - Halfway to Summer Party, 10 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Iron Mike, 10 p.m.; DJ K, 12:30 a.m. and 3 a.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours Bar, 8:00-772-9000 - Blanche, 4 to 9:40 p.m.; Simply Complex, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 -Music videos, 8 p.m.; DJ Naj, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - Garden State Radio, 8 p.m.; Liquid A, 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 - Bambi, 10 p.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 8 p.m.; Gypsy Wisdom and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - Jason E & Friends, 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 and '80s Dance Party, 10 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - DJ June, Big Ben and Hooks, 10 p.m.; Ri Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Crave, 11 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers, DJs, 10 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Jynx, 3 p.m.; Johnny & Sherena, 7 p.m.; DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 11 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.; 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; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 10 p.m.

Atlantic City

The Boneyard, 20 S. Virginia Ave., 609-348-3360 - JE double F, 8 p.m.

Le Grand Fromage, 25 Gordon's Alley, 609-347-2743 - Ill Rendition.

Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., 609-344-2200 - Eddie Morgan Trio.

Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - Chris Huff, 7 p.m.

Bridgeton

The Bridgewater Pub, 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551 - DJs, 9 p.m.

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - DJ Dramadik, 9 p.m.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Darin MacDonald, 8 p.m.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Healing Hands for Sandy Hook Fundraiser, $30, 3 to 7 p.m.

Ebbitt Room, The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., 609-884-5700 - Paul Sottile, 6:30 p.m.

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

Egg Harbor Township

Library III Restaurant, 6605 Black Horse Pike, 609-645-7655 - Acoustic Fish, 7 p.m.

Forked River

Caffrey's Tavern Steakhouse, 440 Route 9 South, 609-693-6613 - Tongue & Groove, 10 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 - John Arnett plays Piano, 4 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 - Earl on Piano, 5 p.m.; Chris Fritz, 9 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 Avenue, 609-823-1163 - Joe Mancini, 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 - No Pressure, 9 p.m.

Millville

Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Linda Bell and Family, 7 p.m.

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Glen Eric, 9 p.m.

Richland

The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Smile in the Dark.

Somers Point

800 Bay by Philippe, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - Jazz with Shawn Ashley.

Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 - DJ Nick Teti, 9 p.m.

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

Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - DJ Ralph, 10 p.m.

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Bob Mower & Lew London.

Upper Township

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Ben Singleton & The People's Choice.

Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.

Wildwood

Cattle 'n Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609- 522-3800 - Funny Bone, 8 p.m.

Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Beer Pong Tournament with big cash prize.