Beatlemania Now at Trump Plaza. (Photo by Donald Kravitz).
If you haven’t heard by now (and BTW how did you miss it?), this year is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first trip to America and their historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. One excellent way to celebrate is by attending the return engagement of Beatlemania Now at the Trump Plaza Theater through Aug. 30. And since Trump Plaza is scheduled to close later this year, it affords you the opportunity to enjoy one of the most intimate showrooms in Atlantic City.
The multi-media Beatles show is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles with a new tribute show. The four lads who play Paul, George, John and Ringo do an excellent job of taking fans back to that moment in history when music changed forever, and a mop top fashion trend had parents cringing (luckily the fashion trend didn’t last nearly as long as the music). Showtimes are Tues.-Thurs., Sat. 8pm. Tickets are $30 & $48 available from Ticketmaster.com.
THE WILDWOODS, N.J. — Back by popular demand, Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks “goes to the dogs” and will end its water-park season with a tail-wagging celebration. On Sunday, Sept. 7, from 5-7pm, Morey’s Piers’ Raging Waters Water Park opens its gates to dogs with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting both the newly opened Wildwood Dog Beach and New Jersey SPCA. Online registration is now open and admission is $10 per dog and $10 per person.
“As soon as we saw 100 dogs splashing around our water park with their families last year, we knew this would become an annual event,” said Jack Morey, second-generation partner of Morey’s Piers. “Morey’s Piers is devoted to family fun and that should also include the furriest members of the family. That’s why in addition to the New Jersey SPCA, proceeds from this year’s event will also benefit the Wildwood Dog Beach so the city can continue to deliver a pet-friendly option for local and visiting families.”
That evening, water bowls and free dog treats will be stationed throughout Raging Waters Water Park for dogs to recharge as they paddle around the river adventure or play in the fountain pool. A variety of activities are scheduled including a doggy swimsuit competition starting at 6:15pm. Read the rest of this entry »
Jennaphr Frederick, from Fox 29’s morning show Good Day Philadelphia, might get some sand in her shoes Friday, July 25, 7-10am, when she reports live from Margate’s Lucy the Elephant at the Decatur Ave. beach.
She will be joined by a mystery guest to enjoy the summer beach experience. The visit to Margate is part of the show’s ongoing “Come Back to the Shore” series. Residents are invited to get up a little early to turn the visit into a beach party.
MAYS LANDING, N.J. — The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s summer concert series “Stockton Rocks the Mainland,” now in its 14th year, will present the first of its three nationally renowned headline acts at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT)’s new state-of-the-art, 974-seat performing-arts center, starting tonight, July 21, with The Lettermen!
The series continues July 28 with Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, and Dickey Betts (formerly of the Allman Brothers) and Great Southern on Aug. 4. All seats are $37 and all shows start 8pm. The ACIT is located at 5080 Atlantic Ave. in Mays Landing.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Seashore Gardens Living Center of Galloway Township (22 West Jimmie Leeds Road) will present the Music of the Night Gala at the center on Thursday, July 24.
The event is $200 per person and will feature a special performance by Eddie Bruce and Melanie Rice, and entertainment throughout the evening by Kenny i Entertainment. There will also be a gourmet dinner, cocktails and ticket auctions. This special evening honors music programs of the Seashore Gardens Foundation — as one of the principal ways Seashore Gardens Living Center enriches older lives is through the power of music.
For ticket information, please visit seashoregala.org or call Sharon D’Angio at (609) 748-4614 firstname.lastname@example.org
ATLANTIC CITY — The Borgata will be bringing classic theatrical music to Atlantic City, as some of the greatest compositions by Mozart will be performed by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony starting Sunday, Aug. 3, at 5pm, in the Music Box.
Maestro Jed Gaylin will conduct the orchestrated music. Dr. Christopher Di Santo (pictured right), a member of the Richard Stockton College of N.J. staff, will be the feature performer on clarinet during the performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 39.
Tickets are available at the Borgata’s Box office for $25. Call 1-866-900-4849 or visit theborgata.com
To learn more about the Bay Atlantic Symphony, visit BayAtlanticSymphony.org.
MARGATE — Tesi Bridal and Formal of Northfield, and Mrs. B’s Boutique of Ventnor, will be featured in the fashion show segment of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC Ladies Night Out Shopping Extravaganza on Wednesday, July 23, at 6pm in the Katz JCC Auditorium (501 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate).
Sponsored by Cornerstone Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine of Linwood, the event is expected to draw over 400 guests and 50 vendors.
“We hosted our first Ladies Night Out event in November, and since it was a huge success for the Early Childhood Education Center Parent Committee, we just had to do it again,” said event chairperson Laurie Staller. “The funds raised from the event will fund the development of a community playground for the Katz JCC Early Childhood Center to provide a modern outdoor environment that encourages gross motor development for the kids.”
Equity Communications director of marketing and promotions Shannon Wray will be the fashion show emcee, and DJ JoJo from 100.7 WZXL will be spinning music during the show and throughout the evening.
“It is going to be another great event,” Staller said.
Tickets are $20 per person and include one drink ticket. Visit the Katz JCC front desk or call (609) 822-1167 Ext. 0 for tickets.
ATLANTIC CITY — Experience an extraordinary evening of intimate cirque-style entertainment featuring 20 of the best cirque performers and some of the most incredible acrobatic acts on earth.
Cirque Le Noir’s residency will remain at Harrah’s Event Center through Sunday, July 27. Shows are every Tuesday through Sunday at 8pm, with 3pm matinee shows also on Wednesday and Sunday. Tickets are $40, $55 and $70.
With a carefully crafted stage set coupled with the talent of creative producer Simon Painter, Le Noir explores emotions through colors as the cast transforms from beautiful and pure white, then explores the passion of red, culminating with the darkness of Le Noir. The content is surreal, beautiful, seductive and at time hilariously risqué. The production is fast-paced, extremely funny and, above all, entertaining.
ATLANTIC CITY — Phillips Seafood, located on the top floor of The Pier Shops at Caesars, will be celebrating the company’s 100th anniversary (having been founded in 1914 on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay) with a “Spiked Brunch” on Saturday, July 26.
The event will start at noon and include four courses of uniquely inspired brunch dishes prepared by Phillips chef Paul Drew, and signature cocktails crafted with the finest spirits, for a $69-per-person cost. Get tickets at missiontix.com or visit Phillips in The Pier Shops (Arkansas Avenue and the Boardwalk).
Also in conjunction with its centennial celebration, Phillips will be offering a special menu item at only $19.14 (get it?) throughout the summer during its Throwback Thursdays promotion. Visit Phillips’ Facebook page every Thursday for your chance to “share” a Phillips post — then show your server and receive a special deal. Menu items change every Thursday.
Phillips has had a reputation for great seafood and great drinks for 100 years, so management decided “Why not mix them together?” Throughout the rest of 2014, Phillips will be running specials on one of its signature cocktails, the Blue Crab Margarita, with proceeds from all drink sales benefitting the Maryland’s Watermen’s Association — an organization dedicated to the interests of all who derive beauty and appreciate the bounty harvested from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay waters.
Phillips also has $4 Happy hour specials at their bar-and-lounge all year long from 4-7pm Monday through Friday (and all day Sunday) with $4 draft and domestic beers, select spirits, wines by the glass, and appetizers.
Visit phillipsseafood.com or call (609) 348-2273 for more information.
ATLANTIC CITY — Chef Guy Fieri — the Food Network’s spike-haired star of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and a regular figure at many special events in Atlantic City in recent years, has taken his commitment to the resort town a step further by opening Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s, a new restaurant overlooking the beach and Boardwalk.
Like the man himself, Guy Fieri’s Chophouse puts an unconventional twist on the classic steakhouse. It will offer several popular dishes done with a New Jersey flair, like the Jersey Shore Clams Casino, the Jersey Tomato Salad, and the Cape May Fried Flounder, and use many locally grown and locally harvested ingredients. The restaurant will also include Fieri’s signature desserts, an extensive wine and craft-beer menu, and spirits created from a small-batch distillery.
See a video of the grand opening by clicking the link below.