Plan a trip to hear the world-famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The progressive rock outfit visits Atlantic City to perform two shows of “Beethoven’s Last Night,” telling the intense tale of the legendary composer’s final performance. This will be one show you won’t want to miss. May 5, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Circus Maximus Theater, 2100 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, (609) 348-4411, CaesarsAC.com, $56-66
Start your Engines
The 20th annual East Coast Boardwalk Nationals Car Show returns to show off custom imports, tuners, street rods and more. Check out the winners of awards like “Most Likely to Get Pulled Over” and “Top Gun,” and treat yourself to the beach, boardwalk and sun. May 10-13, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wildwoods Boardwalk, Wildwood, WildwoodsNJ.com, free
Red or White?
Kick back and relax at Long Beach Island’s Pour Into Summer Wine Festival. As the inaugural wine festival for the island, this event will feature tastings from 10 wineries from across the state, along with bottles for sale. Live music accompanied by picnic-style food helps set the scene for a family-friendly celebration. May 19-20, noon-5 p.m. at the Taylor Ave. Ballfield, Taylor Ave., Beach Haven, (609) 494-7211, LongBeachIsland.com, $12 in advance, $15 at the gate
Celebrate Memorial Day in Avalon with a ceremony and parade featuring those who have served our country. Bring the veterans and military service people in your life to honor their hard work and sacrifices. May 28, 9 a.m. at 32nd St. and Dune Drive, Avalon, AvalonBoro.org, free
Mother’s Day Music Fest
Show mom your love with a jam-packed night of music. The Mother’s Day Music Fest at Boardwalk Hall features classic performers Charlie Wilson, Patty Labelle and Johnny Gill, performing hits designed to please any musically-inclined mom in the audience. May 12, 7:30 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk Ave., (609) 348-7000, BoardwalkHall.com, $45-95
Atlantic City’s brand new Revel Resorts kicks open its doors with a performance by one of the hottest bands on the radio today. With hits like “Moves Like Jagger” and “This Love,” front man Adam Levine, also a judge on NBC’s show The Voice, and band are sure to get things started during this opening weekend. May 18, 8 p.m. at Revel’s Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk, (855) 548-0500, RevelResorts.com, $75-125
The Beach Boys
Enjoy the sounds of summer and join America’s iconic beach bums as they make their way into Atlantic City for their 50th Anniversary Tour. The band, featuring original members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, will be reuniting and touring together for the first time in 20 years while preparing to release their newly recorded, commemorative album. May 19, 8 p.m. at the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, (609) 317-1000, TheBorgata.com, $95-155
Boyz II Men
Hailing from Philadelphia, Boyz II Men takes the stage at the Jersey Shore while on their 2012 tour. Enjoy classic hits like “Motown Philly” combined with hits from their newest album, 20, which celebrates the three performers’ 20th anniversary. May 19, 9 p.m. at Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk, (609) 340-6300, ResortsAC.com $45-55
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 2 (May, 2012).
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