'Zumba Marathon' at Shore Mall
What Is It: You can shake your booty and do good deeds at the same time today. The Offshore Cultural Center at the Shore Mall hosts a Zumba marathon that starts at 11 a.m. - and lasts as long as the Zumba leaders keep showing up. The free event will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps Americans hurt while serving their country.
What To Expect: Zumba fans know it's a workout based on dance - and the music makes the exercise fun and fast. The Offshore Cultural Center is looking for Zumba instructors to donate their time by leading a 20- to 30-minute routine. The marathon will go on "until we're out of Zumba Fitness instructors." Levar "Big Sarge" Curry, above, will be the emcee.
Event Info: The marathon is set to start at 11 a.m. in the parking lot outside the Offshore Cultural Center, at 6725 Black Horse Pike, in Egg Harbor Township's Shore Mall. For more details, visit shoremall.com or call 609-602-0906.
Miss New Jersey in Ocean City
What Is It: Twenty-five young women with New Jersey connections and Miss America dreams compete tonight in the finals of the Miss New Jersey Pageant at the Ocean City Music Pier. The winner will represent the state in Miss America in January.
What To Expect: The state Misses do everything the competitors always did in Miss America, which was held a few miles to the north in Atlantic City for more than 75 years. The Miss New Jersey contestants show their talents, pitch their platforms and hold their breath in the dramatic moments before the winner is revealed. Dena Blizzard, a former Miss New Jersey turned standup comic, is the returning host.
Event Info: The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. Tickets are $50, available at the box office or by calling 609-315-1423.
Jazz pianist Marc Cary at Dante Hall
Who Is He: Downbeat magazine, the bible of jazz, calls Marc Cary one of the leading "multi-dimensional keyboard players on the scene today." This four-time Grammy nominee brings his Focus trio to Atlantic City's Dante Hall for a concert tonight sponsored by the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, the group that puts on the free, weekly jazz concerts each summer on the Boardwalk at Kennedy Plaza.
What To Expect: Cary has worked with jazz stars ranging from Abbey Lincoln to Ani DiFranco to Winton Marsalis. The trio he leads into historic Dante Hall tonight focuses on cross-pollination - drummer/percussionist Sameer Gupta has roots in India and its music, and critcis say David Elwell's bass playing shows influences of Chinese tones and scales. This show is a fundraiser for the Chicken Bone Beach concert series.
Event Info: Tickets are $20. Dante Hall is at 10 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more details, call 609-841-6897.
Wanda Sykes at Borgata
Who Is She: Wanda Sykes has been saying a lot over her 25-year comedy career - so much, she wrote a book called "Yeah, I Said It." And she says it very colorfully in her stand-up act, which comes to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for two shows this weekend, starting tonight.
What To Expect: Sykes has written for "The Chris Rock Show," starred in her own Comedy Central specials, and worked in movies too. But doing stand-up is still her meat, and she chews through a lot of subjects in her fast-paced, foul-mouthed shows.
Event Info: Showtime is 9 p.m. today and Saturday in the Music Box at Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City. For tickets or more details, see theborgata.com.
Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, 6:15 p.m., dinner seating 5:15 p.m., $20 show only, $30 dinner and show, mature PG-14 material. 609-348-0920.
"Believe - Divas In a Man's World," Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.
Legends in Concert, Bally's, Palace Theater, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $32.50. 609-340-2709.
Steven Sorrentino - Voices in My Head, Tropicana, Showroom, 9 p.m. $25. 609-340-4020.
"Identity: An Exhibition of You," Franklin Institute traveling exhibit, Trump Plaza's East Tower, noon to 7 p.m., $12 adults, $8 ages 12 and younger. 609-441-6000.
Wanda Sykes, Borgata, Music Box, 9 p.m. $55, $59.50. 609-677-1000.
Ron White: Moral Compass Tour, Harrah's, The Concert Venue, 9 p.m. $85. 800-2-HARRAH.
Phish, Bader Field, 7 p.m. $60, $150 for three-day pass.
AVICII, Revel, Ovation Hall, TBD. 866-823-4553.
Asylum Fight League, Golden Nugget, Grand Events Center, 8 p.m. $55, $100. 800-777-8477.
The Smithereens, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 9 p.m. $30.46, $41.76. 800-777-8477.
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Beach Bar, 609-340-4636 - Danny Eyer, 1 p.m., Mile High Club, 5 p.m.; The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Nathaniel Peterson, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Stellar Mojo, 10 p.m.
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Sleeveless Hearts, 9 p.m., DJ Prefer, 10 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Judi and Lisa Duo, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Cool Jon Sprang, 9 p.m., Shorty the Sheriff and the Vixens, 10 p.m.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Pop Scene, 7 p.m., The Benderz, 11 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: 21 Bar, 609-348-4411 - Please Please Me, 9 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - VJ Bryan B and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - Danger Mouse, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Threes A Crowd, 6 p.m., DC Duo, 10 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Incognito, 2 p.m., Seven Stone, 8 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - The Exceptions, 8:15 p.m., Doc Hollywood, 12 a.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Epic Saturday's ft DJ Camilo & Milky Mike, Hosted by LaLa Anthony, 10 p.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 4p.m. Sherrie Gold, 9:40 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m., DJ Naj, 10 p.m., Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.; Whiskey Bar, 800-336-6378 - Brandon Tomasello, 9 p.m.
Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - Crazy in Stereo, 8 p.m., Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, 12 a.m.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 8 p.m., Radio Tokyo and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - DJ Patrice McBride, 10 p.m., "Show us your Tat" ft Megan Massacre from NY Ink DJ Letz-Massacre, 12:30 p.m., Ocean Terrace: DJ Yan and Joey the Hatt.
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 - Finesse, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Eleven Eleven, 11 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Jynx, 3 p.m., Johnny & Sherena, 7 p.m., DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 11 p.m.
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 - DJ Capp, 1 p.m., DJ A J, 7 p.m.
C5 At The Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., 800-548-3030 - Jonathan Silva in the Cabana Club, 1-5 p.m., Siesta Key at the Oasis Pool, 5pm-8:30 p.m.
The Irish Pub, 164 St. James Place, 609-344-9063 - DJ Fran, 9 p.m.
Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 - "The Other Side" Band, 9:30 p.m.
Fuze Restaurant, Third Avenue and 79th Street, 609-368-1919 -Pauline Bennick, 7 p.m.
Jake's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 - Goodman Fiske, 8 p.m.
The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 215-725-8681 - Split Decision, 10 p.m.
The Windrift, 80th Street and the beach, 609-368-5175 - Dennis Holmes and DJ Jeff Walden 10 p.m.
St. George's Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd. 609-266-1001 - Lavender, 7 p.m.
Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 29 Perry St., 609-884-6507 - The Dane Anthony Band, 9 p.m.
Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Hall, 888-944-1816 - Darin MacDonald, 8 p.m.
Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Life Rolls On Fundraiser w/ performance by Midnight Social, $5, 8 p.m.
Ebbitt Room, Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave., 609-884-8421 - Paul Sottile, 6:30 p.m.
The Rusty Nail, Congress Hall, Washington Street Mall, 609-884-8421 - Delany & Reeves, 5 p.m., BaNaNa Trio, 9 p.m.
Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Jim Doran, 7 p.m.
Caffrey's Tavern Steakhouse, 440 Route 9 South, 609-693-6613 - The Kootz, 9 p.m.
Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700 - John Arnett piano performance, 6 p.m.
Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Ave., 609-823-1163 - Joe Mancini, 7 p.m.
The Dockside Grille, The Inn at Sugar Hill, 5704 Mays Landing Road, 609-625-2226 - Local musicians Rock The Dock 6 p.m.
Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Four Peace Band, 9:30 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - 7 p.m.
Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - The Good Times Band, 9 p.m.
Coconut Cove, 400 West Spruce St., 609-522-7600 - Dos Hombres, 1 p.m., The Next ft. Tyler Grady from American Idol, 6 p.m.
Keenan's Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-729-3344 - Sidearm, 6 p.m.
Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon, 39th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7600 - Nicki Sbaffoni.
La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - 52 Pick Up, 5 p.m., Gypsy Wisdom, 10:30 p.m.
The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - No Shower Happy Hour w/ Total White Out, 4 p.m., Burnt Sienna w/ Freezie, 9 p.m.
Shenanigans, 3815 Landis Ave., 609-263-3900 - DJ Joe Catz, 9 p.m.
Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - The Juliano Brothers, 4p.m., LeCompt and DJ Brother Mike, 10 p.m.
800 Bay Restaurant and Bar, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - Shaun Ashley, 7 p.m.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Bib Mower & Lew London, 7:30 p.m.
Levari's Seafood and American Grill, Route 50 and Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, 609-628-2225 - TBA, 7 p.m.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Love and Branca, 6 p.m. Campanell, 5 p.m.
Good Night Irene's Brew Pub, 2708 Pacific Ave. 609-729-3861 - Cowabunga Chris, 4 p.m.
Moody McCarthy, Joe Delion and Steve Shaffer, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m., $20, $27.
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: Rea Farm (The Beanery), West Cape May, 7:30 a.m., at parking lot. 609-861-0700.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, free family nature walks, 9 a.m., Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR, Ocean Drive south of Wildwood Crest. 215-341-1044.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt-marsh safaris 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $4 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12. 609-368-1211.
Father's Day at Absecon Lighthouse, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, dads climb free and get free slice of pizza at Tony Baloney's, Oriental Avenue. 609-449-1360 or abseconlighthouse.org
Father's Day Initiative, 3:30 to 7 p.m., All Wars Memorial Building, New York and Adriatic avenues, Atlantic City, activities, games, music, food, information on social services, open to all children and fathers or father figures, free. 609-345-0535, ext. 12 or e-mail email@example.com
Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cape May, lighthouse cruise, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, $99. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or capemaymac.org
Cape May Harbor Fest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along Delaware Avenue, on Cape May Harbor beaches, and Nature Center of Cape May, book signings by authors Anthony Fredericks and Tama Matsuoka, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nature Center. 609-898-8848 or CapeMayHarborFest.com
New Gretna Cemeteries and Churches, talk by Pete Stemmer for Tuckerton Historical Society, 2 to 4 p.m., Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum, 35 Leitz Blvd., Little Egg Harbor Township, free. 609-294-1547.
G. Larry James Legacy Fund Bike Ride, check-in and registration 6:45 a.m., ride start 8 a.m., Richard Stockton College, Campus Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, main campus, Galloway Township. $40 adults, $15 minors with registered adult, proceeds benefit student scholarships. stockton.edu
Skimmer Festival Weekend, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., along oceanfront Promenade and Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City, market place vendors, activities, antique auto show, entertainment. 609-263-8687 or seaislecitynj.us
Post card show and open house, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wildwood Historical Society, 3907 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, buy, sell, trade, Titanic artifacts from movie, photos of 1962 storm display. 609-425 5308.
Luau dance/pool party, 5:30 to 8 p.m., for grades 5-8, Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $8 members, $12 nonmembers. 609-822-1167, ext. 159, or e-ail EOrgiefsky@jccatlantic.org.
Pajama Night: Story Telling Under the Stars, 6 and 7 p.m., Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, bring pillow or blanket, $8. 732-255-0400, ext. 2111 or ocean.edu/planet.htm
Sky shows, "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure," 11:30 a.m., ages 7 and younger; "Exploring the Spring Sky," 1 and 7 p.m., ages 10 and older; "Touching the Edge of the Universe," 2:30 p.m., ages 10 and older; "Dawn of the Space Age," 8:15 p.m., ages 10 and older, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, each show $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children, $35 family pack (two adults/three children). 732-255-0400, ext. 2111 or ocean.edu/planet.htm
Marc Cary Quartet, Dante Hall Jazz Series, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m., Richard Stockton College - Dante Hall Theater Center for the Performing Arts, 10 North Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, $20. 609-347-2167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Cumberland County Jazz Band, Big Band dance, 8:30 to 11 p.m., doors open 8 p.m., Community Hall, 30th Street and Avalon Avenue, Avalon, $7.50. Reservations suggested. 609-967-3066.
Jazz in June concerts, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturdays in June, grounds of Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville, $5 includes tasting of Bellview estate wines, bring lawn chair or blanket. See bellviewwinery.com or 856-697-7172.
The Duprees, 8 p.m., doors open 7:15 p.m., Stafford Township Arts Center, 1000 McKinley Ave., Manahawkin, reserved seating, tickets start $30. 609-489-8600 or staffordschools.org/STAC
The Rockets, 8 to 10 p. m., Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City, free. 609-263-8687.
"All I Ask of You – A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber," 8 p.m., Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or surflight.org
"Ruth Draper's Company of Characters," 8:30 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or eastlynnetheater.org
"1912," drama, dinner theater, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. performance, followed by dessert and meet and greet with cast, Old Grange Restaurant with Cape Island Theatre Company, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, Cape May, $37 adults, $30 age 12 and younger, dessert only shows $27 adults, $22 children. 609-408-6595 or capeislandtheatre.com
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," drama, 8 p.m., Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $22. 609-704-5012.
Bloomsday celebration, noon to midnight, various locations throughout Ocean City, staged reading of James Joyce's Ulysses by Ocean City Repertory Theater, free admission. 609-457-6686 or ocrep.org l