Reba McEntire at Revel
Who Is She: During the 1980s and 1990s, Oklahoma native Reba McEntire, 57, was the most successful female singer in country music. McEntire headlines Saturday at Revel in Atlantic City.
What To Expect: McEntire is known for her lively stage shows and engaging personality. Her setlist for a June performance in Oklahoma included her songs, "The Fear of Being Alone," "Is There Life Out There," "The Greatest Man I Never Knew," "Why Haven't I Heard From You" and "I'd Rather Ride Around With You."
Event Info: The singer and actress performs at 9 tonight in Ovation Hall. Tickets are priced at $75, $85, $125 and $200. They are available at Revel's box office, Ticketmaster or PressofAC.com/tickets
Thomas Kinkade celebration in Cape May
What Is It: The late Thomas Kinkade, an artist whose paintings inspired hope and recalled simpler times, will be honored during a tribute today and Sunday at Cape May Convention Hall and Victorian Walk Gallery in Cape May.
What To Expect: The Legacy Celebration exhibit will be unique in the large number of Kinkade's paints being shown, the breadth of the artist's styles represented, and the fact many of these original works never have traveled outside of California. This one-time event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Convention Hall. A champagne brunch will be held for collectors and friends at the Victorian Walk Gallery, located at 315 Ocean St., Sunday.
Event Info: Admission is free to Saturday afternoon's celebration exhibit, but donations to Art in Public Places, a new community outreach program, are welcome. The champagne brunch on Sunday also is free and open to the public.
Symphony in Avalon
What Is It: An evening of romanticism and nationalism by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony closes the "Symphony by the Sea" series of concerts tonight at Avalon Elementary School, 235 32nd St., Avalon.
What To Expect: Robert Schumann's romantic "Piano Concerto in A minor" opens the program, which is titled "Brahms and Friends." The soloist in the concerto will be the Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine. One of the most popular of Brahms' orchestral works also will be featured - his "Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a." The concert will close with Antonin Dvorak's "Czech Suite, Op. 39." This is a work of hearty nationalism with a rich variety of folk idioms.
Event Info: The music starts at 7 tonight at the school. Tickets are free and available to the general public from the Avalon Free Public Library, which is the same building and address as the school. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on the "Symphony at the Sea" series, call the Avalon Free Public Library at 609-967-7155 or visit the library's Website at avalonfreelibrary.org.
Free centennial celebration in Wildwood
What Is It: Wild 100 Centennial Celebration Concert takes place Sunday at the Wildwoods Convention Center. A prequel to the Wild 100 Centennial Celebration Concert takes place tonight with a free concert at Fox Park Amphitheatre.
What To Expect: Alex Goot, Ground Up, Journey tribute band Voyage featuring Hugo, and other special guests will be appearing during the concert today. The Sunday concert includes Hot Chelle Rae, Rebecca Black, Kicking Daisies, Austin Mahone, The Ready Set and Forever the Sickest Kids.
Event Info: The Saturday free concert begins 6 tonight in Fox Park, located directly across from the Wildwoods Convention, Burke and Ocean avenues, Wildwood. The Wild 100 Centennial Celebration Concert kicks off at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tickets, priced at $35, are available through Ticketmaster, call 800-745-3000 or visit wildwoodconcerts.com
Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, mature PG-14 material,
6:15 p.m. show, 5:15 p.m. dinner seating, $20 show only ($10 age 11 and younger); $30 dinner and show. 609-348-0920.
Divas Do AC, 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.
"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.
Beatlemania Now, Trump Plaza, 8 p.m. $32.50.
Girls Night:The Musical, Resorts, The Screening Room, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. $45. 800-322-SHOW.
Extreme Trampoline, Trump Taj Mahal, The Boardwalk, 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Free. 609-449-5150.
I.Fly Trapeze School, Trump Taj Mahal, 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. $65. 609-449-5150.
Country Superstars, Golden Nugget, The Showroom, 6 and 9 p.m. $19.95. 800-777-8477.
Beyond the Falls: Nik Wallenda and the Wellenda Family Experience, Tropicana, Showroom, 9 p.m. $25, $42.50 adults, $15 children 13 and younger. 800-736-1420.
Rock of Ages, Caesars, 4:30 and 9:30 p.m. $55, $95, $105. 800-677-SHOW.
Gigantes: Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco Anthony Solis, Boardwalk Hall, 8 p.m. Aug 17. $55, $75, $100, $150, $200. 609-348-7000.
Pound For Pound, Bally's, 7:30 p.m. $50, $75. 609-340-2709.
Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Borgata, Music Box, 9 p.m. $65, $69. 609-677-1000.
Morris Day and The Time, Resorts, 9 p.m. $43.50, $50. 800-322-SHOW.
A Night of Boxing - Bally's Grand Ballroom, Bally's, 7:30 p.m. $50, $75. 609-340-2709.
David Brenner,The Atlantic Club, 9 p.m. $20. 609-347-7111.
Lucas Bohn, Christine Stedman, Jay Black, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m., $27, $25.
Cape May 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.
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 in West Cape May, 7:30 a.m., at Beanery lot, Bayshore Road. 609-861-0700.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt-marsh film and trail walks, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
Grand opening celebration Amish Farm Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 720 Shiloh Pike, Route 49, Bridgeton, horse and buggy rides, pig roast, shopping specials. 856-451-3008 or
New Jersey Tall Ship A.J. Meerwald, public sails, from Utsch's Marina, 1121 Route 109, Cape May, evening sails: $45 adults, $40 seniors, $22 children 3 to 12; afternoon sails: $40 adults, $35 seniors, $20 children; reservations recommended for all sails. Schedule: bayshorediscovery.org or 856-785-2060.
Jersey Cape Shell Show and Sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, displays by shell artists and collectors, crafts, raffle, crafts for kids noon to 2 p.m. each day, $2 adults, free age 12 and younger or for Jersey Cape Shell Club members. 856-691-5831.
Third Annual All Wars Memorial Military Ball, 6:30 to 10 p.m., All Wars Memorial Building, 1510 Adriatic Ave., Atlantic City, $30 advance, $40 door. 609-572-9109 or 609-289-1314.
2012 Women's Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tanger Outlets The Walk, Atlantic City, women's health fair, Zumba Fest with Tilton Fitness, country music talent search, fashion shows, magic shows, live performances. townsquaremedia.com
Annual Classic and Antique Car Show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, Cape May, $10 adults, $8 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300 or hcsv.org
Choreographers Victor and Angel from Dance Moms Miami, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Encore! Performing Arts Center, Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, day of classes, autographs, meet and greet, $75. Must register. 609- 641-3835 or encoredanceschool.com
Seafood Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic St., Landisville, local food vendors, live music, American Car Show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., wine tasting, bring lawn chair or blanket, $10, includes souvenir wine glass. 856-697-7172 or BellviewWinery.com
Art In the Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wilbraham Park, intersections of Broadway, Sunset Boulevard and West Perry, West Cape May, local and regional artists display and sell original works. 609-884-9325.
Annual Tri/Run the Wildwoods, 7 a.m., swim course and run course at 15th Avenue and the beach, Wildwood; bike course at 13th Avenue and JFK Boulevard, to register: DelmoSports.com or 609-374-6495.
Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center City Park, Atlantic Avenue between North and South Carolina avenues, Atlantic City. 609-347-0500 or njcrda.com
"The Wizard of Oz," children's theater, 10 a.m., Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, Barnegat, $10. 609-312-8306 or oceantheatre.org
Pajama Night: Story Telling Under the Stars, 6 and 7 p.m., Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County Collge main campus, College Drive, Toms River, bring pillow or blanket, $8. 732-255-0400 or ocean.edu/planet.htm
Summer Concert Series, 1 p.m. (opening acts), 4 p.m. (headliners), Historic Gardner's Basin, New Hampshire Avenue and the bay, Atlantic City, free. 609-347-5643 or doatlanticcity.com
"Hooked on Classics," 7:30 p.m., Linda Gentille and The Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra, Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way, Cape May Court House, $25 to $40 advance; special discounted price $15 children, students age 5 and older. 609 463-1924 or 800-838-3006 or jerseyshorepops.org
Bennie & The Jets, Elton John tribute band, 7 to 10 p.m., Margate Log Cabin, 600 North Jerome Ave., Margate, $10 advance, $15 door. 609-823- 9824 or margatelogcabin.com
Rockin' for Autism, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., rain date Aug. 25, Cousin Mario's, 5401 Harding Highway, Mays Landing, live music, magic acts, comedy, activities for children and adults, $10 advance, $15 door (children five and younger free), benefits Autism New Jersey. 609-338-9430.
Tony Mart's Rockin' the Music Pier concert series, "The Music That Made Tony Mart's Famous" with Tony Mart All-star Band, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, $20. 609-525-9248 or 525-9300 or tonymart.com
Chico's Vibe, summer concert series, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, free, bring blanket or chair. 609-523-0202 or visitwildwoodcrest.com
"Gypsy," 8 p.m., Ocean Professional Theatre Company, Bengal Auditorium, 180 Bengal Drive, Barnegat, $35 adults, $20 children 12 and younger. 609-312-8306 or oceantheatre.org
"The Sound of Music," 8 p.m., Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $36 to $54. 609-492-9477 or surflight.org
"The Poe Mysteries," 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
"The 39 Steps," 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
Into The Woods, 7:30 p.m., Landis Theater Junior Actors, Landis Theater, 830 East Landis Ave., Vineland, $13 adults, $10 children. and $13 for adults. 856-691-1121 or landistheater.com
"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
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Beach Bar, 609-340-4636 - Zydeco-A-Go-Go. 1 p.m., That 70s Band, 5 p.m., Walt Wise, 9 p.m.; The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Michael Powers
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - The Replicants, 9 p.m., DJ Prefer, 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., Shorty the Sheriff and the Vixens, 10 p.m.; Sammy's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Xtina, 1 p.m., Reservoir Doggs, 2 p.m., Lost in Paris, 7 p.m., DJ Patrice McBride, 8 p.m.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Big Bang Baby, 7 p.m., 3 AM, 11 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - Rick Rude, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - DJ M.O.S, 10 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - Chris Willis, 10 p.m.; 21 Bar, 609-348-4411 - Please Please Me, 10 p.m.; Mia, 609-348-4411 - DJ Lu'AP, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - VJ Kontrol and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - Spoiled Rotten, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Ciro Patti Jr., 6 p.m., Big City, 10 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Juicy, 2 p.m.; Ultimate 80s, 8 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - UUU. 8:15 p.m., Jumper, 12 a.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Epic Saturday's with DJ Konflikt and DJ Ed Smooth hosted by Kendra Wilkinson, 9 p.m.; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Vida Ventura amd DJ Hannah Red, 10 p.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: Night Fever, 800-336-6378 - '70s and '80s Dance Party, 9 p.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 - Element K, 8 p.m., Matt Santry, 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 - Ec Twins, 10 p.m.; Mussel Bar, 855-348-0500 - Private Stock, 10 p.m.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 8 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - DJ Echo/Epiphany Party, 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 - Into the Groovy Friday, 10 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Finesse, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Second Majesty, 11:30 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers and DJs, 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.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Jynx, 3 p.m., Johnny & Sherena, 7 p.m., DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 11 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 and DJ, 10 p.m.; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ Eddie Edge & DJ Blee, 10 p.m.
Trump Plaza Casino Resort, 2500 Boardwalk: Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 - DJ Capp, 5 p.m., Dangerous New Highs, 7 p.m., DJ J Red, 9 p.m.; Hottest Dancers, 10 p.m.
C5 At The Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., 609-652-1942 - Trinadelphia, 5 p.m., DJ Vitalik & DJ.
Chelsea Prime, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., 609-652-1942 - Supper Club performances, 7 p.m. and 9 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 - LeCompt, 10 p.m.
Fuze Restaurant, Third Avenue and 79th Street, 609-368-1919 - Pauline Bennick, 7 p.m.
Jack's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 - LauraLea and Tripp Fabulous, 8 p.m.
The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 215-725-8681 - DJ, 9 p.m., Total White Out and the Tall Boys, 10 p.m.
The Windrift, 80th Street and the beach, 609-368-5175 - Dennis Holmes, Jim Bannach, The Big House Band, DJ Will, DJ Jeff Walden, Secret Service, Sleeveless Hearts.
Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - Free Flight, 9 p.m.
The Bridgewater Pub, 22 S. Laurel St., 856-455-9551 - DJs, 9 p.m.
Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Frank Bey, 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 - Pop Scene, 10 p.m.
Ebbitt Room, The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., 609-884-5700 - Paul Sottile, 6:30 p.m.
The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack, 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Delany & Reeves, 5 p.m., The Gray Station Band, 9 p.m.
Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Barry Tischler, 7 p.m.
The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 9 p.m.
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 - piano performance by John Arnett, 6 p.m.
Assaggio!, 500 W. White Horse Pike, 609-965-3303 - Live piano music, 7 p.m.
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 - Jody Joseph Band, 9 p.m.
Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street & The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Alotta Colada, 5 p.m., The Approach, 10 p.m.
The Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, 10 S. Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, 609-492-4611 - Monte's Pool Party, 3:30 p.m., A True Story, 10 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 - 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.
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 - Torn & Frayed, 9:30 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Dan Barry and Dominic Mancini, 7 p.m.
Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Glen Eric, 9 p.m.
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 - Operating Engineers, 6 p.m., Jamison, 5 p.m., Corner Boys, 6 p.m., The Juliano Brothers, 10 p.m.
Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon, 39th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7600 - Nicki Sbaffoni, 9 p.m.
La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - Karma, 5 p.m., The Rockets, 10 p.m.
The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - No Shower Happy Hour w/ Go Go Gadget and DJ Freezie, 4 p.m., Go Go Gadget and DJ Freezie, 9 p.m.
Shenanigans, 3815 Landis Ave., 609-263-3900 - DJ Jim Pierson, 9 p.m.
Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Goodman Fiske Duo, 4:30 p.m., The Juliano Brothers, The Next and DJ Brother Mike, 10 p.m.
Philippe Chin Bistro, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - jazz with Shawn Ashley, 8 p.m.;
The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Higher Ground, 7 p.m.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Bob Mower & Lew London, 7:30 p.m.
Levari's Seafood and American Grill, Route 50 and Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, 609-628-2225 - Love & Branca, 7 p.m.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - The Who Date Band 6 p.m.
Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.
Luna's Outdoor Grill at Merighi's Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave., 856-691-8051 - Live entertainment, 8 p.m.