Do the Shore: 2/11-2/17

The shore has over 100 events happening this week! It’s President’s Weekend and Valentine’s Day so get out and do something fun with those you care about! Check out some of the highlights below.

Frightful Friday “Friggatriskaidekaphobia” Party
Friday, February 13 from 9:30-10:30 AM
Seaville Tavern 29 New Bridge Road, Ocean View

The mere mention of the word strikes fear even in the hearts of the least superstitious and sends shivers up the spines of those who believe. And it’s coming soon! Friday the 13th, that is.

The Museum of Cape May County is hosting a Friggatriskaidekaphobia party Feb. 13 that will quell your fears of the fickled finger of fate pointing in your direction.

Join us as we tempt the powers of bad luck by walking beneath ladders, gazing into broken mirrors and even having a black cat or two cross our paths. For those who believe one’s future is written in the stars, the evening will include card readings by psychic Annemarie.

Polar Bear Royal Family Crowning
Friday, February 13 from 6-8 PM
LaCosta Lounge 4000 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City

The Prince and Princess and King and Queen of the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge will be crowned.

Tap Takeover
Friday, February from 7-10 PM
Rio Station 3505 Route 9, Rio Grande

On Friday, February 13 is a Tap Takeover at Rio Station in Rio Grande. If you’re in love, bring your Valentine; if not, come drown your sorrows. There will be at least five CMBC brews on tap and, at 7pm, representatives from the brewery will join the party to mingle and hear what you think of their beer (as long as it’s nice). At 9pm, the band Stellar Mojo takes the stage. The whole shebang is part of Rio Station’s rebranding weekend, which means you can expect to see a brighter, spruced-up dining room and a whole new menu. “We like working with local businesses for events like this, of course,” says the restaurant’s Purchasing Agent Janis Quiggle, “but we’re also beer drinkers, and we simply like Cape May Brewing Company’s product. It’s exciting to have them in our business community.”

Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits
February 13 to February 15
Music Pier Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City

For Your Valentine’s Weekend, the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will present the Off Broadway Sensation FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS: VOLUME 1. This family favorite “spoof” rolls into town for three shows, February 13 and 14th at 7:30 pm and February 15 at 2pm at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. No Broadway Show is safe from his satirical production that pokes good natured fun at hit musicals and the legendary performers who starred in them. Shows to be spoofed include Les Miserables, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Rent, Spamalot, Annie and more. This production features fantastic professional talent and a memorable evening at the Theatre during Valentine’s time.

Cape May Wine Trail
Saturday, February 14 from 12-5 PM
Where: 19 Jackson Street, Cape May

Cape May Wine Trail: Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Begin with lunch at The Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., then board the trolley to Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards. $75 includes lunch, wine tastings at each vineyard and a wine tasting glass. Sat., Feb. 14 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or

Polar Bear Plunge
February 14 from 2-3 PM
40th Street Beach, Sea Isle City

Jump-start the 2015 summer season at the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Come early, as the polar bears don’t stay in the ocean very long!

Sunday Night at the Movies – “Mrs. Brown”
February 15 from 7-8:30 PM
The Branches North Second Street and East Vermont Avenue, Rio Grande

Enjoy Sunday Night at the Movies Feb. 15 at The Branches, next to St. Mary’s Thrift Shop, behind Family Dollar on Rt. 47 at N. 2nd St & E. Vermont Ave, Rio Grande at 7 p.m. to see “Mrs. Brown” starring Judi Dench.

Award Season Film – “The Theory of Everything”
February 17 from 6-8 PM
Avalon Free Public Library 235 32nd Street, Avalon

This is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”). Stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Tom Prior. Rated PG for suggestive material.

For more information about these and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.

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