Show House in Cape May

What Is It: After a year's hiatus, Cape May's Designer Show House returns this year for its eighth year. The Cavalier Cottage at 1109 Washington St., opens its doors to the public today as the 2013 Cape May Designer Show House, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities.

What To Expect: The 2,800-square-foot home features a 900-square-foot wrap-around porch, as well as cupola gracing the low-pitched roof. In the Italianate style popular in the 1850s to 1870s, the house features overhanging eaves with oversized brackets and a pillared veranda. More than a dozen living spaces inside the house spotlight the creativity of local and regional designers.

Event Info: Guided and self-guided tours of the Cavalier Cottage will be offered Friday through Oct. 31. Each visitor receives a full-color program book with information about the designers, products and vendors. Admission is $15. Self-guided tours are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. daily. Guided tours are offered nightly at 7 p.m. except for Saturdays and July 4 as part of the Designer Show House Dinner Package. For a list of designers or further information, call 609-884-5404, ext. 153. You also can visit the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities's web site at capemaymac.org

Capital Cities at Revel

Who Are They: An indie pop duo formed in 2009 in Los Angeles, Capital Cities were formed by frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian. They make electronic-infused pop rock. They make their Atlantic City debut Friday at Revel.

What To Expect: Capital Cities are touring off their 12-song debut CD, "In a Tidal Wave of Mystery," which was released on June 4. During a show they played on June 7 in Hollywood, Calif., the band performed eight of the songs from their first album, including the singles "Safe and Sound" and "Kangaroo Court." They also did covers of the Prince-written "Nothing Compares 2 U" and Madonna's first single, "Holiday."

Event Info: The show starts 8:30 tonight in The Social at Revel. The concert is free, but ticketed. Tickets will be given away at the Revel box office on a first-come, first-serve basis, or they can be ordered through ticketmaster.com for a $5 charge.

Casinos

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

Legends in Concert, Bally's,

8 p.m. $32.50 adults, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.

Joe Holiday All Ages Magic Show, Tropicana, The Comedy Stop, 6:30 p.m. $20 adults, $10 children. 609-340-4020.

Cal-Ital Summer Wine Fest - Wine Reception Under The Stars, Golden Nugget, 8 p.m. $39. 800-777-8477.

Comedy

Chris Coccia, TBA, Manny Oliviera, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, 9 and 11:15 p.m., $27, $25.

Nature

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 Migratory Bird Refuge,

6:30 p.m., meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. 609-861-0700.

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, guided birding and nature walk, 8 to 10 a.m., starting at Forsythe NWR visitor center, off Route 9, Oceanville, Galloway Township; free movie "Wings of Life," 7 p.m., in auditorium. 609-652-1665, ext. 21.

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

26th Annual Art Show and Sale, preview night 7 to 9 p.m., Avalon Community Hall, Avalon Avenue and 30th Street at the beach, Avalon, light food and beverages provided, free admission. 609-967-3066 or AvalonPerformingArts.org

6th annual Hurley in the Morning Golf Open, registration and breakfast 8 a.m., golf

9 a.m., Mays Landing Golf and Country Club, 1855 Cates Road, Mays Landing, includes lunch, silent auction, $175 golfers, $15 non-golfers breakfast, $30 non-golfers lunch.

609-645-9797.

Music

Larry Stevens Band, 8:30 p.m., Catch A Rising Star Concert Series, Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $35. 609-492-9477 or CatchARisingStar.com

Mingo Fish Trap, Beach Concert Series, 7 to 9:30 p.m., William Morrow Beach and Municipal Beach Park, 800 Bay Ave., Somers Point, free, bring blanket or chair. SomersPointBeachConcerts.com

Theater

"George M!" 8 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

"Lost on the Natchez Trace," 8:30 p.m., East Lynne Theatre Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students and age 12 and younger; includes after show Q&A and meet the cast.

"Urinetown: The Musical,"

8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $25 general admission, $30 front row. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Nightlife

Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Kirk Yano& Felix Cabrera. 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Lush Duo, 4 p.m., Flip N' Mickey's, 8 p.m..

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Doc Hollywood, 10 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Beth Tinnon Duo, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Prefer, 9 p.m., Vixens,

10 p.m.; Bally's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Iron Mike,

1 p.m., No Standards, 2 p.m., DJ Joey Katz and Johnny Drama, 8 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa,

1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - The Loop,

7 p.m., Liquid A, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - Eric Cubeechee, 10 p.m.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ Royale, 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: Haven Nightclub, 609-340-5111- DJ Reach, special guest DJ Gusto; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Jim Shaw, 6 p.m., All Souled Out, 10 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 -Steal the Sky 8 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - The Exceptions, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Benny C; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Murray Karma, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., DJ Banner,

12:30 a.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: LandShark Bar & Grill, 609- 431-4100 - Tony Caggiano solo; Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 - 2-Stilts, 6 to 9 p.m.; Screaming Matilda, 10 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m., DJ,

10 p.m., Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - Capital Cities, 8:30 p.m.; Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Bur-lesque Nightclub, 609-225-9898 - DJs, Classic Burlesque 11:30p.m. and 1 a.m., Rock 'n' Roll Burlesque 2 a.m.; HQ Nightclub, 855-348-0500 - Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, 10 p.m.; HQ Beach Club, 855-348-0500 - DJ,

10 a.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Domino, 9 p.m., WJSE Event and Dancers, 10 p.m.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ B-Easy,

DJ Hook and DJ Luap and D-Sharp; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - dstar, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Face Parade, 11 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers, 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.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Faith, 7 p.m., DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 11 p.m.

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Ego, 609-449-5138 - DJ Ernesto; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse, 855-500-ROBERTS - DJ Anthony,

8 p.m.

Trump Plaza Casino Resort, 2500 Boardwalk: Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Absecon

W.L.Goodfellows and Co., 310 E. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1942 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Atlantic City

Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., 609-428 4544 - #MUSIQUE, Electronic Dance Music.

Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., 609-344-2200 - Burnside.

Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - John Rittler, 8 p.m.

Avalon

Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 - DJ Sepper, 9:30 p.m.

Jack's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 - Stellar Mojo, 9 p.m.

The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 609-725-8681 - DJ and Modern Bliss.

The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - Darin McDonald, Love Seed Mama Jump, Nicole Zell Duo.

The Whitebrier Restaurant, 260 20th St., 609-967-5225 - Earthdaddy and DJ Loosh,

10 p.m.

Brigantine

St. George's Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd. 609-266-1001 - Mike Luppus.

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421- Twelve:01, 9 p.m.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421- Audrey Snow, 8 p.m.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Jimi & Jeff "Big House Duo," 4:30 p.m., The Big House Band, 10 p.m.

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

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

The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Carl Behrens, 4:30 p.m., Tru Bruddahs, 9:30 p.m.

The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Ave., 609-884-8363- Dean Schneider, solo piano, 5:30 p.m.

The Pilot House, 142 Decatur St., on Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Open Mic hosted by Barry,

8 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 10 p.m.

Egg Harbor Township

A Touch of Italy, 6629 Black Horse Pike, 609-646-1855 - Live music, 6 to 10 p.m.

Galloway Township

Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party,

10 p.m.

The Dubliner Irish Pub and Grill, Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210 - Live music.

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

The Smithville Inn, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777- Lenny Mitchell, 6 p.m.

Pitney Pub, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906 - Live music.

Hammonton

Annata Wine Bar, 216 Bellevue Ave., 609-704-9797 - Acoustics, 8 p.m.

DiDonato's Bowling Center and Cocktail Lounge, 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040 - Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Long Beach Island

Buckalew's Restaurant and Tavern, Beach Haven, 101 N. Bay Ave., 609-492-1065 - Chris Thomas, 9:30 p.m.

Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street and The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Elvis, 5:30 p.m., Rock Lobsters, 10 p.m.

The Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, 10 S. Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, 609-492-4611 - The Pickles Duo, 3:30 p.m., The Replicants, 10 p.m.

Rick's American Cafe, 4th and Broadway, Barnegat Light, 609-494-8482- Chevy Lopez.

Margate

Bocca Coal Fire Bistro, 7805 Ventnor Ave., 609-823-3663 - Melanie and Tony, 9:30 p.m.

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

Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Ave., 609-823-1163 - Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m.

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

Mays Landing

The Dockside Grille, The Inn at Sugar Hill, 5704 Mays Landing Road, 609-625-2226 - Local musicians , 6 p.m.

Testa's Good Guys Pub, 5698 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, 609-625-1926 - DJ,

10 p.m.

Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Raze the Dead, 9 p.m.

Millville

Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Hofenakus, 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, Dan Godbeyn and Friends,

7 p.m.

North Wildwood

Flip Flopz Beach Bar and Grill, 300 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-522-3350 - DJ entertainment, 9 p.m.

Keenan's Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-729-3344 - Double Trouble and Sofa Kings.

Richland

The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Cool Hand Luke.

Sea Isle City

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

9 pm.

Kix McNutley's Bar, 63rd Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7286 - Quizzo, 6 p.m., Karaoke, 9 p.m.

La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - Barkley Smith, daytime, Slamm, night.

The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - Total Whiteout and DJ Tommy B, 9 p.m.

Shenanigans, 3815 Landis Ave., 609-263-3900 - DJ KG.

Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Bearly There, 4 p.m., Nameless Few and DJ Brother Mike, 10 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 - That 70's Band.

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Beer vs Wine Dinner - Circle Liquor vs Sandi Pointe, Ben Clayton in the Bar.

Upper Township

Levari's Seafood and American Grill, Route 50 and Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, 609-628-2225 - Who Dat.

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - The Mighty Parrot Band, 7 p.m.

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

Vineland

Luna's Outdoor Grill at Merighi's Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave., 856-691-8051 - Live entertainment, 8 p.m.

Wildwood

Dog Tooth Bar and Grill, 100 E. Taylor Ave., 609-522-8383 - Name the Tune, 9 p.m.

Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - DJ Dora.

La Piazza Cucina, 4600 Pacific Ave., 609-522-8300 - Wayne and Kenny Jeremiah.