News and notes from down the Shore
Up in the Air
If your idea of fancy driving is scooting down the shoulder on a traffic-clogged A.C. Expressway, get ready to be really impressed. Thunder Over the Boardwalk, the Atlantic City Airshow, is back with one of the nation’s best presentations of military and civilian aviation acrobatics. Bring snacks and sunscreen to watch the show on the beach, or putter over by boat to view it from the ocean. Aug. 17, 10 a.m. at the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, (609) 348-7000, AtlanticCityNJ.com, free
This major showing of handmade art is so big that you’ll need two days to check it all out. The 49th annual Arts and Crafts Show brings hundreds of artists to Stone Harbor to display their wares. Pick up fine art, jewelry, textiles, ceramics and other handmade treasures. Aug. 6-7 at 80th Street & First Avenue, Stone Harbor, (609) 368-5102, StoneHarborBeach.com, free
Significantly cuter than your average nighttime specter, ghost crabs make for great hunting on moonlit nights on the beach. Bring a flashlight to join the Audubon Society and naturalist Paige Cunningham on an evening scavenger hunt, to learn about the sideways-scuttling crustaceans and watch them disappear into the sand. Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 8 p.m. on the beach near Mount Vernon Ave. and Broadway, Cape May, (609) 898-8848, NJAudubon.org, $5
What’s better than a free party on the beach with lots of music and food? How about … actually, no, it’s unbeatable. And the Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival promises just that, with live music, vendors and unforgettable summer activities. Aug. 27, noon at Fox Park, Ocean and Burke avenues, Wildwood, (609) 522-2444, WildwoodsNJ.com, free
American Idols Live
Nostalgic season-10 fans can catch Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery and the other top-11 finalists together live. Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk,(609) 348-7100, BoardwalkHall.com, $45-65
The sassy comic is touring in support of Lies that Chelsea Told Me, a book centered on elaborate practical jokes she played on friends and family. Aug. 13, 7 p.m. at Trump Taj Mahal, 1000 Boardwalk, (609) 449-5150, TrumpTaj.com, $50-95
Break out your boots, cowboys. This singer/songwriter is back after re-signing with a major label—and he’s ready to rock. Aug. 13, 9 p.m. at Caesars’ Circus Maximus Theater, 2100 Pacific Ave., (800) 745-3000, CaesarsAC.com, $45-75
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star will keep you laughing with his stand-up. No topic (or celebrity) is off limits. Aug. 13-14, 9 p.m. at The Music Box at The Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, (609) 317-1000, TheBorgata.com, $75-85
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 5 (August, 2011).
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