Oceanville Beef and beer

Oceanville Beef and beer, Friday, March 13 at Fred & Ethel’s, 6 to 10pm

Thursday, March 12

ATLANTIC CITY RESTAURANT WEEK: March 8 through 13; more than 75 restaurants and menus to choose from; multiple restaurants in Atlantic County; $15.20 lunch, $35.20 dinner. 609-449-7156 or ACRestaurantWeek.com.

‘IRISH DANCING — A CASUAL APPROACH’: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays; set and ceili dance lessons with Bonnie and Ed Quigley; Christ Episcopal Church Hall, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point, small fee. 609-398-8636.

Friday, March 13

15TH ANNUAL P.A.L. COMEDY NIGH SOCIAL: 7 to 10 p.m.; 15th annual Comedy Night Social hosted by The Police Athletic League of Cape May; features three comedians; Washington Inn Catering will be providing lite fare and Lucky Bones will be providing soda, beer, and wine; portion of proceeds will benefit the Caper Tiger Gridiron Club; Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, $40. 609-374-4987 or CapeMayCity.com.

FIRE PIT FRIDAY AT WILLOW CREEK WINERY: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays; live music from local musicians, sample local wines; Willow Creek Winery, 168 Stevens St., Cape May, no cover charge. 609-770-8782 or WillowCreekWineryCapeMay.com.

FREE PIZZA & FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: 6 to 8 p.m.; hosted by the West Cape May Environmental Commission; West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway, West Cape May, free. 609-884-1005.

OCEANVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY ANNUAL BEEF AND BEER: 6 to 10 p.m.; tickets for raffle baskets will also be available; Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern, Route 9 and Moss Mill Road, Galloway Township, $20. 609-652-7617.

‘PORTRAITS & POPS’ A SOLO EXHIBITION: 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 13, meet the artist reception; portraits of famous people, landscapes and paintings of average people by oil painter Paul Fuentes; open to the public; 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, free. 609-399-7628 or OceanCityArtsCenter.org.

SECOND FRIDAY: 6 to 8 p.m. second Fridays; celebrate the openings of newest galleries; live music, refreshments, snacks; Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City. 609-626-3805 or NoyesMuseum.org.

SENIORS’ ART PROGRAM: 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 13, April 17, May 15; classes will focus on art techniques for all skill levels; taught by local artist Tyrone Hart; Atlantic Marina, Community Room, 818 N. Maryland Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3805 or NoyesMuseum.org.

Sunday, March 15

‘A CAUSE FOR PAWS’ YOGA EVENT: 2 to 4:30 p.m.; proceeds from the event will benefit the ASPCA; A Cause for Paws, 635 Washington St., Cape May, $25. 609-827-8886 or YogaCapeMay.com.

‘A GARDEN OF QUILTS’: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; presented by The Garden Patch Quilters; more than 150 traditional and contemporary quilts are judged and put on display; Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, $6. 856-825-6800 or WheatonArts.org.

SPRING BRIDAL EXPO: noon to 4 p.m.; South Jersey’s largest free bridal event; wedding venues, wedding planners, photographers, videographers, caterers, bakeries, florists, salons and spas, wedding announcements, transportation companies, DJ’s, musical entertainment, bridal fashions and more; The Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, free. 609-729-4000 or GWCOC.org.

WATERCOLOR CLASS: BEGINNERS AND EXPLORERS WELCOME: 3 to 5 p.m.; by Stephanie Segal Miller; bring supplies or use those provided for $5; Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City, $30. 609-626-3805 or StephanieSegal.com.

Monday, March 16

MOSAICS FOR BEGINNERS: 10 a.m. to noon or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through March 24, Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, $180 members, $210 guests. 609-822-1167 or JCCAtlantic.org.

‘MOVE AND DANCE’ CLASS: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays; presented by Cathy Cashmere; learn to line dance; Wildwood Crest Library, 6300 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest. 609-463-6386 or CCCInspire.com.

Tuesday, March 17

SQUARE DANCE OPEN HOUSE: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays; hosted by the Rainbow Squares Dance Club; for people interested in learning square dancing; Milmay Volunteer Fire Department, 225 Broad St., Milmay, first night free, $5 per night after. 856-825-1809 or 609-839-3796 or RainbowSquares.Club.

Music

Thursday, March 12

DANú: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today; Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, 1 College Drive, Toms River, $35-$45. 732-255-0500 or GruninCenter.org.

Friday, March 13

‘ALIVE WITH MUSIC!’: 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 31; join music teacher Dee Mann every Friday to make music; The Pine Street Recreation Building, 25 Pine St., Manahawkin, $5 per session, registration required. 609-915-4946.

JACK TEMPCHIN: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; Jack Tempchin is a legendary hit songwriter whose two best known compositions, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone,” are now synonymous with the Southern California Sound; Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main St., Tuckerton, $27 advance, $35 day of show. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

Sunday, March 15

THE END OF AMERICA: 7 to 9:30 p.m.; Philadelphia natives The End of America (TEOA); Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main St., Tuckerton, $20 advance, $25 day of show. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

Wednesday, March 18

CURATOR’S TOUR AND FREE RECITAL: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 29; tour and then hear the sounds of the Boardwalk Hall Midmer-Losh pipe organ; Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; suggested donation $10. 609-402-9584 or BoardwalkOrgans.org.

Thursday, March 19

JAREKUS SINGLETON: 7:30 to 10 p.m.; blues artist; Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main St., Tuckerton, $25 advance, $30 day of show. 609-389-0118 or LizzieRoseMusic.com.

RICH’S DESERT ISLAND FAVORITES: CLASSICAL III: 6 to 7 p.m.; “Rich’s Desert Island Favorites: Tin Pan Alley” presented by Rich Chiemingo; Cape May City Library, 110 Ocean St., Cape May. 609-463-6386 or Events.CMCLibrary.org.

Theater

Friday, March 13

COMEDY ‘CHINESE HOT POT’: 8 p.m. March 13, 14, 2 p.m. March 15; story of misinterpreted orders and hilarious shenanigans; Brigantine Lighthouse Players (Community Presbyterian Church), 1501 W. Brigantine Ave., Brigantine, $15. 610-308-9701 or LighthousePlayers.com.

‘LOVERS’: 7:30 p.m. March 13; 8 p.m. March 14; 2 p.m. March 15; first section, titled “Winners,” follows the story of two teenage lovers; the second section, “Losers,” tell the story of middle aged lovers Hanna and Andy; Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, 1 College Drive, Toms River, $15 adults, $12 seniors/kids. 732-255-0500 or GruninCenter.org.

Tuesday, March 17

IMPROV ACTING WORKSHOPS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 5; improvisational acting workshops hosted by Unity’s Theatre Troupe; for ages 18 and older; Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, free. 609-705-9007 or UnitysTheatreTroupe.com.

Thursday, March 19

ARTRAGEOUS: 7 to 9 p.m.; unique visual journey packed with inspiration, creativity and fun; art, music, theater, singing, dancing, audience interaction, all on one stage; Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, 1 College Drive, Toms River, $32 adults, $27 kids. 732-255-0500 or GruninCenter.org.

Saturday, March 21

PLAYERS AND PLAYWRIGHTS BY THE JERSEY SHORE: 1 p.m.; third Saturdays; bring a script for each character in your play; aspiring playwrights, actors, and public welcome; Public Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. 609-350-6310.

Nature

Friday, March 13

WINTER LECTURE SERIES: LUNCH AND LEARN: 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays through March 20; no meeting March 27; weekly exploration of topics important to our coastal and wetland ecosystems; bring your lunch and The Wetlands Institute will provide coffee and dessert; The Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, $3 members, $5 non-members. 609-368-1211 or WetlandsInstitute.org.

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