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Beach Buzz and AC Datebook

by Frank Auletto
Seaside Terror
Get ready to scream: The once family friendly Morey’s Piers will be transformed into a terrifying nightmare every weekend in October during Morey’s FEARS Terror on the Boardwalk. Rides that were once welcoming and joyful will be twisted versions of their former selves. After you’ve experienced the haunts of the boards, stop by the refreshment stands for some Halloween-inspired treats. Weekends through Oct. 27 at Morey’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, (609) 522-3900,, $25

Slam Dunk
If you’re anxious for basketball to start, you won’t have to wait any longer. Cheer on your Philadelphia 76ers when they host the Brooklyn Nets in the historic Sixers Boardwalk Classic. After a summer of trades, don’t miss your chance to see some of the new faces to the team, facing off against our East Coast competition that always sparks a serious rivalry. Oct. 13, 7 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, (609) 348-7000,, $10-$49

October Fun
Celebrate the season at the Shore with Sea Isle City’s annual Octoberfest. This free event features tons of autumnal activities for all ages, including face painting, live music, a magic performance and a hayride on the beach. The biggest event always turns out to be the Pie-Baking Contest, so submit your entry beforehand to win one of three top prizes. Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. and the Promenade, Sea Isle City, (609) 263-9090,, free

Running with the Pumpkins
Celebrate the Halloween season while staying in shape at The Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run. While both a 10K and 5K run are featured, this event is hardly just for serious athletes; a one-mile Family Fun Run is also offered. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Halloween costume and compete for prizes. Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. at Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, (609) 729-9000,, $25 for adults, $10 for kids under 18

AC Datebook

Enjoy a hilarious evening with actor and comedian Sinbad when he returns to AC this month. Sinbad’s highly praised character and observational comedy has kept fans returning for more than two decades, with jokes fit for all ages. Oct. 20, at the Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, (800) 345-8767,, $40-$65

Don Rickles
Comedian Don Rickles has certainly made a name for himself during his long career, and he’s bringing his insulting comedy to A.C. for one night. Rickles has been known to respond to hecklers, so try not to upset him too much; unless you can take the heat. Oct. 20, 8 p.m., at Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Ave., (609) 449-1000, Trump-, $55-$75

Fiona Apple
Grammy Award-winning artist Fiona Apple will rock the house in A.C. with her fusion of jazz and alternative rock styles. Apple will have you grooving to songs from her new album, “The Idler Wheel…,” as well as some of her hits from years past. Oct. 20, 9 p.m., at the Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., (609) 348-4411,, $65-$105

Jerry Seinfeld
Legend Jerry Seinfeld returns to Atlantic City with his unique brand of observational humor. Seinfeld has earned a reputation for comedy from his brief stand-up shorts on his classic, self-named show, and hasn’t stopped there, appearing across the country for decades, and always providing a laugh to guests. Oct. 20, 8 p.m., at the Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, (609) 317-1000,, $95-$155

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 7 (October, 2012).
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