Week ContinuesAtlantic City Restaurant Week continues for its final two days, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7 and 8. During this event, over 50 participating restaurants in and around Atlantic City will offer three-course lunches and/or dinners for a fixed price of $15.21 for lunch and $35.21 for dinner, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are strongly recommended.
For more a complete list of resturants, go to AtlanticityNJ. com.
Mr. America Sports Festival at ShowboatMr. America will host their Bodybuilding Sports Festival at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City from Friday to Sunday, Oct. 8 to 10. Bring your friends and family to witness epic performances in bodybuilding, powerlifting, strongman, wrestling and more from a variety of top athletes such as Mike O’Hearn, Andre “Chef” Rush, and many others. Tickets range in price from $20 to $99 and can be purchased at MrAmerica.com.
Showboat in Atlantic City is located at 801 Boardwalk in Atlantic CIty. For more info, go to MrAmerica.com.
O.C. Fall Block PartyOcean City’s Fall Block Party returns 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. From 5th to 14th Street on Asbury Avenue, everything from crafters and food vendors to live music and more will be spread out for a day of fun. Then at 9 p.m., fireworks will launch from a barge in the ocean near the Music Pier. Fireworks will be best viewed from the beach and boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street. For more info, call 800- BEACH-NJ.
Making Strides Breast Cancer Walks in O.C.Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk will have a Rolling Walk event Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Ocean City High School Practice Field (6th Street and Boardwalk, Ocean City). The event will include live entertainment provided by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Stockton University Dance Team and the Mainland High School Cheer Team. There will also be an opportunity to purchase merchandise of vintage Making Strides gear. Events will run from 9 a.m. to noon. The walk has two options, participants can choose between a 2-mile and a 5k. Go to ACEvents.org.
in HammontonCome celebrate Hammonton’s Clocktoberfest noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Town Hall. Burgers, brats, pretzels and more will be served. Enjoy some internationally recognized wines, local award- winning beers and spirits from the Wine and Ale Trail of South Jersey. There will be live acoustic music from Stealing Savannah. Also, the unveiling of a commemorative town clock plaque will take place at 1 p.m. inside Town Hall.
Town Hall is located at 100 Central Ave., Hammonton. For more info, go to TownOfHammonton.org.
Beehive at O.C. Music PierThe Ocean City Theatre Company will present “BEEHIVE The ‘60s Musical” — a wild, toe-tapping, head-shaking musical tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of the era so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from The Shirelles to The Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner and more. With two dozen beloved hits, the show takes you on a journey through song, documenting the dramatic changes that America underwent during the ’60s. Performances begin 7 p.m. Oct. 9, 10, 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $18 and $20.
The Ocean City Music Pier is located at 825 Boardwalk in Ocean City. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to OceanCityTheatre Company.com.
Lima Bean Festival
W. Cape MayWest Cape May celebrates its farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival.The lowly legume takes center stage beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Borough’s Backyard Park and will delight locals and visitors alike with a vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. Backyard Park is located at 732 Broadway in West Cape May. For more info, go to CapeMay.com.
Woodbine Car ShowThe Greater Woodbine Chamber of Commerce Car Show & Swap Meet takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at 501 Washington Ave., Woodbine. Expect plenty of beautiful show cars, muscle cars, race cars-rods, military vehicles, antiques and more. Trophies will be awarded to the Top 10 cars and there will also be a People’s Choice Award. All cars to be judged must be registered and at the location by Noon to be considered for a trophy. Rain date for the event is Sunday, Oct. 10. For more info, go to WCCNJ.org.
& Music FestivalThe Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents a Food & Music Festival 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Byrne Plaza in Wildwood. Attendees can look forward to a full day of fantastic food options, live music, shopping and more. The festival will include two stages of live music, delicious food, messy pie-eating contests, craft vendors and much more. A “Kids Korner”will be open noon to 5 p.m. and will feature games, pumpkin painting, and inflatable bounce houses. The festival is free to attend.
Byrne Plaza is located at 3400 Pacific Ave. in Wildwood. For more info, go to WildwoodsNJ.com.
ACCC Back to
Nature ExhibitAtlantic Cape Community College’s Back to Nature exhibit, which features art created in various mediums by local artists, runs now through Nov. 24. The exhibit can be viewed at the Art Gallery 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
This exhibit is located at the Atlantic Cape Community College Art Gallery located in the William J. Spangler Library, D Building, on the Mays Landing campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more info, go to Atlantic.edu.
in OC Arts
Center ExhibitOcean City Arts Center’s Painted Ambiance Exhibition runs now through Thursday, Oct. 28, and will feature works from artist Patti Speed. Her work reflects abstract, reimaginings of elements resulting in new environments that she feels must exist together. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. The Ocean City Arts Center is located at 1725 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. For more info, go to OceanCityArtsCenter.org.
Oktoberfest at Morey’s Piers
in WildwoodMorey’s Oktoberfest celebration on Mariner’s Pier in Wildwood continues from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.
Jumbo’s restaurant will feature a special themed selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel and more. On tap, guests will find a wide selection of beers and tasting flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor biergarten located behind Jumbo’s with live entertainment.
For more info, call 609-522-3900 or go to Moreys Piers.com/events.
in ChelseaFrom noon to 3 p.m. Sundays through the end of October, The C.R.O.P.S Market @Chelsea will take place at O’Donnell Park on Albany Avenue in Atlantic City. Vendors, entertainment and activities will be offered to the community. Free parking is available at the Stockton University lot at Hartford Avenue and the boardwalk.
The C.R.O.P.S. Market @Chelsea will feature farm fresh produce, artisan products, and community organizations sponsoring activities. In addition, each week will feature a different culture from the neighborhood, with dance, music and merchandise. For more info, go to ChelseaEDC.org.
‘Last of the Red
Hot Lovers’ at
Cape May StageCape May Stage continues its return from the pandemic with optimism and laughs by offering Neil Simon’s famous comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.”
The play’s plot features a married man looking for some fun while his wife is out of town, and he arranges for three women to join him in his fun quest.
Shows are 7 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21, at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, 405 Lafayette St., Cape May.
Tickets, priced at $45, can be purchased at CapeMay Stage.org.
East Lynne Theater raises curtain
on fall showsCheck out the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company’s major fall production of “Dorothy Parker: A Certain Women” 8 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays through Saturday, Oct. 16.
Tickets, priced at $20 to $35, can be purchased at the box office or online.
The Cape May Presbyterian Church is located at 500 Hughes St., Cape May. Go to EastLynneTheater.org
‘Getting There’ Exhibit at Stockton“Getting There,” an art installation by Pittsburgh artists Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick, will be on display in the Stockton University Art Gallery through Nov. 14.
Through paintings, video, prints and works on paper, Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick examine the contradictory fears and hypocrisies, ignored histories and punitive policies surrounding the challenge of migrants and refugees today. The Stockton University Art Gallery is free and open to the public daily: noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Masks are required indoors. For more info, go to Stockton.edu.
DiDonato’s Halloween EventsGet into the Halloween spirit at DiDOnato’s Family Fun Center with the return of the Trick – or-Treat Train this year. The outdoor train ride goes through a journey of Halloween set ups with treats, surprises and Halloween favorites such as pumpkin patches and hay mazes. The Trick – or –Treat Train will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and will run on the following dates: Oct. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23 and 24. Tickets are $12.95 in advance and $14.95 at the door. Children 12 months and younger are free.
DiDonato’s Family Fun Center is located at 1151 South White Horse Pike, in Hammonton. To purchase tickets, go to DiDonato FunCenter.com.
SOMA Art ExhibitCape May’s SOMA Art Gallery will feature exhibits from three stylistic artists: Larry Francis, Elise Bond and Don Merwin. These creators will showcase their artistry in three separate galleries within the space. The art exhibit runs from now through the last day of their fall season on Saturday, Oct. 30. The SOMA Art exhibit is located at Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry Street, Cape May. For more info, go to Soma Gallery.net.