RESORTS // MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGH JAN. 29; $15
WHAT TO EXPECT: Crooner Gerard Esposito makes his return to Resorts Casino Hotel for a three-week residency. The Newark native began his career as a vocalist in the early 1980s in the local restaurants and lounges, and eventually worked his way up to sharing stages with the likes of The Drifters, Frankie Avalon, Pat Cooper and Joe Piscopo. Esposito specializes in covers from the Great American Songbook and concertgoers can look forward to hearing him perform classics from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Englebert Humperdinck, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Paul Anka, Tony Bennett and Barry Manilow.
DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE!
BORGATA // 8 P.M. FRIDAY, JAN. 10; $59, $79, $99
WHAT TO EXPECT: “Dancing With The Stars” is back on tour with a brand new production featuring various styles of dance including the foxtrot, tango, cha-cha and waltz. The show features stars from the 2019 season of the ABC television show, including Hannah Brown from “The Bachelorette,” pop singer Ally Brooke, country singer Lauren Alaina, comedian Kel Mitchell, actress Kate Flannery of “The Office” and model Sailor Brinkley-Cook. The show features routines from the television show as well as new numbers that were choreographed specifically for the tour.
HISTORY ON THE BOARDWALK: SHIELDS VS. HABAZIN
OCEAN CASINO RESORT // 8 P.M. FRIDAY, JAN. 10; $30, $50, $65, $80, $100, $150, $200
WHAT TO EXPECT: A junior middleweight title fight that has been postponed twice already will finally take place Friday night at Ocean Casino Resort. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields attempts to make history by winning a world title in her third division in fewer fights than any boxer ever has. The 24-year old Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) will face off against Ivana Habazin (20-3, 7 KOs), a 30-year old former welterweight champion from Croatia. Back in October, Habazin’s 68-year old trainer James Ali Bashir was attacked and seriously injured by Shields’ brother Artis Mack at the weigh-in for their scheduled bout. Habazin now looks for redemption for Bashir as well as for herself when she comes into the ring Friday night.
BORGATA // 6 P.M. SATURDAY, JAN. 11; $45, $85, $185
WHAT TO EXPECT: Shin Lim is a self-taught magician who was the Season 13 winner of “America’s Got Talent” as well as winner of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” He currently has a residency at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Lim describes himself as a “sleight of hand artist” and performs self-choreographed routines set to music that highlight his incredible dexterity, quick fingers and artistry. Those attending the performance at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will be treated to a magic show that’s both unique and captivating.
TROPICANA // 8 P.M. SATURDAY, JAN. 11; $39, $49, $59
WHAT TO EXPECT: Comedian Claudia Oshry is the creator of the Instagram account @girlwithnojob which has amassed over 3 million followers since its inception. She is also host of the podcast “The Morning Toast” where news, pop culture and entertainment topics are discussed with a comedic tone aimed at fellow millennials. In August of 2019 the multi-talented Oshry released the single “Toast,” which reached No. 4 on the pop charts. She’s been featured on “The Today Show,” “Nightline,” “The Steve Harvey Show” and “Say Yes to the Dress.” On Saturday night Oshry will come to Tropicana for a stop on her “Dirty Jeans Tour.”
TOP RANK: HART VS. SMITH
HARD ROCK // 6:30 P.M. SATURDAY, JAN. 11; $25, $40, $60, $100
WHAT TO EXPECT: Top Rank boxing comes to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Saturday night with a 10-round light heavyweight match between Jesse Hart and Joe Smith Jr. A union construction worker by day, Smith (24-8, 20 KOs) put legendary fighter Bernard Hopkins through the ropes and into retirement back in 2016. Hart (26-2, 21 KOs) considers Hopkins a mentor and has made it his personal mission to defeat Smith. The bout looks to be an action-packed affair with both fighters packing plenty of punching power and a desire to move closer to a title shot.
JAM ON PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW
SHOWBOAT // NOON FRIDAY, JAN. 10; 10 A.M. SATURDAY, JAN. 11 AND SUNDAY JAN. 12; $10 (AGE 10-15), $20 (FOR ADULTS)
WHAT TO EXPECT: For over 40 years Jam On Productions has been organizing events for motorcycle enthusiasts and this weekend they bring the International Motorcycle Show to Atlantic City. The three-day event has it all including a swap meet, full bar, $25,000 in cash and prizes, tattoos, an arcade, vendors and an incredible collection of bikes. All motorcycles are welcome for owners wishing to enter them for competition. The entry fee is $95 per motorcycle, per show.