Start Your Engines
Get revved up for this year’s Atlantic City Classic Car Show and Auction. Noted as the East Coast’s largest such event, this wild weekend will feature more than 1,000 classic cars for visitors, along with an auction for collectors. Get your hands on a piece of automotive history, or perhaps win a 2011 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible at the Diabetes Foundation raffle. Feb. 24-26 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Blvd., Atlantic City, (609) 449-2000, ACClassicCars.com, $20 for adults, $5 for children under 12
Love is in the Air
Fall in love all over again with the Ocean City Theatre Company’s pre-Valentine’s Day presentation of “I Love New York,” a collection of Broadway’s famous love songs. The show features a sweet start, with a special dessert tasting from local restaurants and bakeries that will help set the mood for a romantic evening. Feb. 11, 7:15 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, (609) 525-9300, OceanCityTheatreCompany.com, $15 before Feb. 9, $18 after Feb. 9 and at the door
Cape May has become a big name in South Jersey wine, and they are celebrating! Cape May’s Wine Weekend for 2012 will showcase Italian wines through a weekend full of events. With a wine pairing dinner, a Sunday Wine School Class, and a tour of the Cape May Winery, this will be a weekend for true vino lovers. Feb. 17-19 at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St., Cape May, (609) 884-5404, CapeMayMAC.org, $135
Right at Home
Spring is finally on its way. Get into the season’s spirit at the 12th Annual New Jersey Home and Garden Show. Discover helpful hints and tips that will transform your home into your dream escape, with exhibits, presentations and lessons from experts on everything from bathrooms to backyards. March 2-4 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Blvd, Atlantic City, (609) 449-2000, NewJerseyHomeandGardenShow.com, price packages available online
Botti (pictured) and his band come to Atlantic City to perform some of their hit instrumental numbers. The jazz artist has gained fame while performing with artists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Andrea Bocelli, and now you have the opportunity to see him live. Feb. 18, 9 p.m. at Harrah’s, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., (609) 345-2555, HarrahsResort.com, $32.50-62.50
One of the legends of classic rock, Foreigner, hits South Jersey on the Atlantic City leg of their “Can’t Slow Down” tour. In conjunction with their newest album, the show will feature some of their newest hits alongside the classics that fans have come to love. Feb. 19, 9 p.m. at the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, (609) 317-1000, TheBorgata.com, $65-75
Formerly the singer of popular ‘90s band The Fugees, Hill recently returned to the stage with a small but sought-after 2012 solo tour. Her eclectic mix of R&B and reggae hits has drawn crowds in for more than a decade. Feb. 25, 9 p.m. at Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave., (800) 754-3000, CaesarsAC.com, $59-109
Philadelphia Mummers’ String Band Show of Shows
If you missed your spot on the sidelines at this year’s New Year’s Day parade, now is your chance to get in on the action. Philadelphia’s strutting all-stars will perform their routines once more, in the comfort of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Feb. 25, 2 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk Ave., (609) 348-7000, BoardwalkHall.com, $21-25, group packages and discounted rates available
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 11 (February, 2012).
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