Run-D.M.C. at Borgata
Who Are They: Rock and roll Hall of Famers Run-D.M.C. are widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop culture. They make their Atlantic City casino debut Saturday at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
What To Expect: Joseph "Run" Simmons and Daryl "D.M.C." McDaniels will be joined by the sons of their original DJ, Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, who was shot to death in 2002 at a recording studio on Queens, N.Y. The sons are Jason "Jam Master J'Son" Mizell Jr. and T.J. "Dasmatic" Mizell. They performed in November in Austin, Texas. Their set list included the songs "Beats to the Rhyme," "Down With the King," "Walk This Way," "It's Like That," "Here We Go," "King of Rock" and "Rock Box."
Event Info: The show starts
8 tonight in Event Center at Borgata. Tickets, priced at $55, $75, $125 and $145, are available at the Borgata box office, and TheBorgata.com
Ballet in A.C.
What Is It: The Atlantic City Ballet's rendition of the timeless classic "Peter and The Wolf" will be performed today at Dante Hall Theater in Atlantic City.
What To Expect: Sergei Prokofiev's musical tale is given new life in this original adaptation choreographed by founding artistic director Phyllis Papa. The piece famously uses personified instruments in the orchestra to tell the story of young Peter and his animal friends the Duck, the Bird and even a mischievous Cat (represented by an oboe, flute and clarinet respectively).
Event Info: The performance begins 2 p.m. today at Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. For tickets or information, call 609-804-1995 or www.acballet.org
Shakespeare comedy in Hammonton
What Is It: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" runs through all 37 of The Bard's productions in a breakneck 97 minutes tonight at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton.
What To Expect: Containing numerous pop culture references and audience interactions, each performance of this show is a uniquely funny take on Shakespeare. The play is notable for holding the self-proclaimed record for the fastest performance of "Hamlet," clocking in at 43 seconds, as well as the fastest performance of "Hamlet" performed backwards, clocking in 42 seconds.
Event Info: The show starts 8 tonight, 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Thursday through March 23 at the theatre, 208 Vine St. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $30 for the front rows. For more information, contact the box office at 609-704-5012. Tickets can be purchased at www.theeagletheatre.com
St. Patrick's Day parades
What Are They: The 28th annual Atlantic City St. Patrick's Parade begins today at North Carolina Avenue with marchers traveling on the Boardwalk to Albany Avenue. Sea Isle City's 23rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish celebration begins today at 93rd Street and Landis Avenue and will continue north on Landis to 63rd Street.
What To Expect: Galloway Township Councilman and former Atlantic City Police Chief John Mooney serves as the grand marshal in Atlantic City. The Atlantic City parade features marching bands from area high schools, Irish step dancers, bagpipers and floats. Sea Isle's 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade will feature many participants, including the Cape Atlantic Police & Fire Irish Pipe Brigade and the Ancient Order of Hibernians Color Guard. Elected officials, civic organizations, local businesses and many others also will participate as will this year's grand marshal, Joe McLenaghan, of Sea Isle City.
Event Info: The Atlantic City St. Patrick's Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. For more information, call 609-742-9092 or visit ACStPatricksDayParade.com Sea Isle City's St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at KIX McNutley's at 63rd Street and Landis Avenue. For additional information about Sea Isle's 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Celebration, visit www.kixmcnutleys.com