WANTED DOA (BON JOVI TRIBUTE)
GOLDEN NUGGET // 9 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 7; FREE
WHAT TO EXPECT: It will be a Jersey-style flashback on Friday when the Bon Jovi tribute band Wanted DOA brings their exciting show to Golden Nugget. By replicating the music accurately and bringing the right vibe, the band has made it their mission to recreate the positive message of hope that fans feel at an actual Bon Jovi concert. Wanted DOA will perform the anthems “Living on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Wanted Dead or Alive” WantedDOA.com, GoldenNugget.com/atlantic-city
47TH ANNUAL ATLANTIC CITY AUCTION & CAR SHOW
CONVENTION CENTER AND SHOWBOAT // FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, FEB. 7-9; $20, $25
WHAT TO EXPECT: Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the 47th Annual Atlantic City Auction & Car Show. The weekend-long event includes the “Car Corral” where patrons can negotiate directly with sellers, the exciting live auction and a flea market featuring car parts, tools, apparel and memorabilia. The Invitational Car Show is a must-see with its collection of vehicles that were once part of the automotive counter-culture. New this year is the Deuce’s Wild Competition Car Show which features 40 one-of-a-kind automobiles and $8,500 in cash prizes up for grabs. The Joker’s Wild Car Show rounds out a weekend jam-packed with events.
DANCE ACROSS AMERICA: STUDIO ’94 TOUR
TROPICANA // 8 P.M. SATURDAY, FEB. 8; $30, $40, $50
WHAT TO EXPECT: Some of the greatest dance acts of the 1990s will converge on the Tropicana Saturday night as part of the Dance Across America: Studio ’94 Tour. The lineup includes CeCe Peniston, C+C Music Factory, Robin S, Quad City DJ’s, Crystal Waters and Reel 2 Real featuring the Mad Stuntman. Those in attendance will feel like they are back in the clubs and back in time 26 years as they sweat the night away dancing to their favorite hits of the era. Tropicana.net
IL VOLO: THE BEST OF 10 YEARS
BORGATA // 7 P.M. SATURDAY, FEB. 8; $59, $69, $79, $99
WHAT TO EXPECT: Consisting of members Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, Il Volo is an Italian pop opera trio which was formed in 2009. The singers met on the Italian music show “Ti lascio una canzone” where Ginoble wound up taking home the grand prize. In November of 2010 Il Volo released their debut self-titled album. It was an immediate hit, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and selling over 23,000 copies in its first week on the charts. Il Volo went on to perform on “American Idol” and have been performing live and releasing albums ever since. Currently touring in celebration of their 10 year anniversary, Il Volo will make a stop Saturday night at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to serenade the people of Atlantic City.
PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON
BORGATA // 9 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 7; $29
WHAT TO EXPECT: A highly original and unique performer, British comedian John van der Put created the persona of Piff the Magic Dragon in 2008. Ever since, he has had enormous success competing on “America’s Got Talent” and appearing on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” Unlike your run of the mill show business veterans, Piff dresses in an absurd green dragon costume and is accompanied by his dog sidekick Mr. Piffles. Despite the garb, Piff hits the stage with swagger and attitude and quickly launches into impressive card tricks, illusions and hilarious interactions with audience members on stage.
HARD ROCK // 8 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 7; $34, $44
WHAT TO EXPECT: Sugar Ray exploded onto the scene in 1997 with their hit single “Fly” off of their sophomore album “Floored.” Although some critics believed the band would be the next one hit wonder, Sugar Ray managed to follow up its success with their third album “14:59” which went triple platinum and featured the hit singles “Every Morning,” “Someday” and “Falls Apart.” It’s been over 20 years since they made it big and Sugar Ray is still at it. SugarRay.com, HardRockHotels.com
HARRAH’S // 8 P.M. SATURDAY, FEB. 8; $42.50, $57.50
WHAT TO EXPECT: Paul Reiser has managed to have a long and prosperous career working as an actor, stand-up comedian and author. He’s had roles in some of the biggest films of the 1980s such as “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Aliens,” and in the ’90s struck gold starring alongside Helen Hunt in the NBC sitcom “Mad About You.”
Through it all however, Reiser has managed to stay true to his first love which is stand-up comedy. He’s a natural onstage and will have the crowd in stitches Saturday night at Harrah’s.
HARD ROCK // 8 P.M. SATURDAY, FEB. 8; $29, $39, $49
WHAT TO EXPECT: Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, actor and writer who is best known for his work on “The Daily Show” and his own Comedy Central Show “Important Things with Demetri Martin.” The New York City native has done a little bit of everything in comedy from writing to television to film, but as a stand-up, Martin has a style that is all his own. One-liners, drawings and music are all part of the act and Martin is the type of comic who prefers a more rapid fire approach than the long meandering story-telling approach employed by some other comics. Fans won’t want to miss him when he performs at Hard Rock on Saturday.
RESORTS // 9 P.M. SATURDAY, FEB. 8; $175, $225
WHAT TO EXPECT: Move over Elvis, there’s a new king in town and his name is Wael Kfoury. Known as “The King of Romance, this Lebanese singer has been a star of Arabic music since the mid-1990s. Kfoury has released 16 albums over the course of his career and on Saturday night will hit the stage at Resorts Casino Hotel for a performance that is sure to bring out his fans in droves.