CANCELED: MAC Lunch & Learn Series: American Victorian Literature, with Dr. Leonard Smith
Wednesday, March 21 at 12 p.m.
Cape May United Methodist Church, 635 Washington St., Cape May
America developed its own unique version of Victorian culture and as part of it its own unique literature of during the era. This illustrated presentation will explore the works of Poe, Twain, Stowe, Cooper, Irving, Thoreau, Whitman and the Muckrakers, and many others. Free admission for students and MAC members, $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.
Avalon School Presents ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’
Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m.
Avalon Elementary School, 235 32nd St., Avalon
“Willy Wonka, Jr.” shares Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. “Willy Wonka, Jr.” follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Join Avalon Elementary School Drama Club as they travel into a world of pure imagination!
Fireside Chats at Cold Spring Brewery with Bayman Dan
Thursday, March 22 at 4 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Cold Spring Brewery will be serving tasty brews and historical knowledge with the free lecture series Fireside Chats from 4 to 5 p.m. Gather round the fireplace at Cold Spring Brewery with Historic Cold Spring Village’s own Dan Dickinson a.k.a. Bayman Dan! Dan will demonstrate the art of traditional net-making while discussing the rich heritage of fishing in Cape May County. Come on in for a good brew for a great cause! For more information, call (609) 898-2300.
Ocean City High School Drama Guild Presents ‘The Addams Family’
Thursday, March 22, Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
William & Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center, 501 Atlantic Ave., Ocean City
That weird and wonderful family from 1960s television fame comes to devilishly delightful life in “The Addams Family,” presented by the Ocean City High School Drama Guild. Over 100 Ocean City High School students have been working since mid-December to learn the choreography and songs, build the set, create the props and prepare to offer this merry, macabre musical suitable for the whole family. Four performances will be offered, with a matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors, and $15 for adults. Tickets are available at www.ochsdramaguild.org or (609) 399-1290 ext. 1442. There will be $1.50 surcharge for tickets bought at the door.
11th Annual Singer-Songwriter of Cape May
Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m.
Over 60 music industry professionals and 150 acts and artists will participate in the weekend conference and showcase. The conference features two afternoons of music business panels, workshops, musician mentoring and keynotes. At night acts and artists showcase their new music with performances at Cape May live music venues. All showcase performances venues are free, open to the public. The keynoters and featured performers this year are The Kennedy’s from New York City on Friday and Dan Bern on Saturday. For more information, a detailed schedule and tickets, visit www.sscapemay.com.
The Wild Chocolate and Wine Festival
Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 at 9 a.m.
Byrne Plaza, Oak & Pacific avenues, Wildwood
The event will feature some New Jersey wines, great chocolate vendors, crafters, food and family fun. The festival will allow patrons to taste wines and purchase bottles to take with them to use at a later time. Chocolate and food vendors will feature local vendors and other great options. The Wild Chocolate and Wine Festival is free to enter, and is both family and dog friendly. For more information, visit www.wildchocolateandwine.com.
Special Olympics NJ Spring Basketball Finals
Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 9 a.m.
The Special Olympics NJ Spring Basketball Finals will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center and other locations throughout the Wildwoods, including the Crest Pier Recreation Center, Wildwood High School, Wildwood Catholic High School, North Wildwood Community Center and the Byrne Community Center. This multi-day event will feature over 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from the Garden State who will compete in basketball competitions. FREE admission! Hours are Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call (609) 896-8000 or visit www.sonj.org.
MAC Lunch & Learn Series: An Afternoon with Sinatra, with Rich Chiemingo
Saturday, March 24 at 12 p.m.
Lucky Bones Restaurant, 1200 Rt. 109, Cape May
A sight and sound presentation of the memorable music of Frank Sinatra by a member of his orchestra based in New York. In addition to highlights of Sinatra’s music, get insights into the man and what it was like to work with him. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Admission is $10 and includes lecture. Lunch may be purchased separately. Limited event. For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.
MAC Lunch & Learn Series: Tales of the Underground Railroad in Cape May, with Ted Bryan
Tuesday, March 27 at 12 p.m.
ACCC CMC Campus, 341 Court House South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House
While not on the main line of this route from slavery to freedom, Cape May nevertheless made some unique and interesting contributions to this epic crusade. This illustrated presentation, created jointly by MAC and the Cape May Center for Community Arts, includes local incidents, sites and personalities. Free admission for students and MAC members, $5 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.
Garden Brothers Circus
Tuesday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, the Garden Brothers Circus has been a family tradition for over 100 years! Come see racing camels, amazing elephants, crazy comedy with circus clowns, motorcycle daredevils, Chinese acrobats, the Human Slingshot, daring aerialists, cirque artists and so much more. Show times are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (shows are 1.5 hours long). For more information or to purchase tickets, call (888) 620-8936 or visit www.gardenbroscircus.com.