South Jersey/Philly things to do: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., comedy, concerts, art

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Whitesbog hosts Moonlight Walk and Saturday Markets

Whitesbog Preservation Trust will host Saturday Markets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays this winter, weather permitting.

Enjoy shopping at assorted vendors and at the General Store Porch sale for local handmade items and tasty jams, honey, chocolates, walking sticks and more.

Visitors may also want to grab a trail map and head out for a hike around the trails and bogs.

Also, Whitesbog will host a Moonlight Walk from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15. Meet at the General Store. Bring a mask for check in.

An experienced guide will share insights about Whitesbog and the nature that surrounds it.

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Trails can be bumpy and sandy and it will be dark so plan to dress for the weather and conditions and bring a flashlight. The walk is expected to be three to five miles in length.

A donation of $10 is requested.

Snacks will be provided after the hike.

GPS address is 799 Lakehurst Road in Browns Mills.

For information, visit whitesbog.org.

Philadelphia Orchestra presents Martin Luther King Jr., Tribute Concert

The Philadelphia Orchestra will present a free Martin Luther King Jr., Tribute Concert at 1 p.m. Jan. 17.

Join Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director, and the orchestra as they honor the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrate the Philadelphia community with the uniting power of music.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission and on a first-come, first-served basis starting 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Tickets do not guarantee entry. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

The concert will be broadcast live on WRTI 90.1 FM.

The concert will be presented in Verizon Hall on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus at 300 S. Broad St., in Philadelphia.

For tickets or information, call (215) 893-1999 or visit www.philorch.org.

Enjoy an evening out at the Levoy Theatre

The Levoy Theatre will host a variety of events this month including:

  • Moondance, the Ultimate Van Morrison tribute concert, 8 p.m. Jan. 14, tickets $21 to $27.

  • REZA: Edge of Illusion, features an interactive show with illusions, magic, comedy and more, 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 15, tickets $27 for adults and $24 for children.

  • Van Halen Nation, a Van Halen tribute, and Dr. Feelgood, a Motley Crue tribute, 8 p.m. Jan. 22, tickets $22 to $25.

  • “Warriors Don’t Cry,” recommended for students in grades 5 to 10, inspired by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals’ Little Rock Nine memoir “Warriors Don’t Cry,” this production is a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media and community engagement, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Jan. 27, tickets $10.

  • David Brighton’s Space Oddity, the Ultimate David Bowie Experience, 8 p.m. Jan. 29, tickets $30 to $39.

  • David Bromberg Big Band, 7 p.m. Jan. 30, tickets $44 to $59.

The theater is at 130 N. High St., in Millville.

For tickets or information, call (856) 327-6400 or visit levoy.net.

Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring the laughs to Philadelphia with his No Remorse Comedy Tour at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Liacouras Center.
Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring the laughs to Philadelphia with his No Remorse Comedy Tour at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Liacouras Center.

Have some laughs at Mike Epps’ No Remorse Comedy Tour

Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring the laughs to Philadelphia with his No Remorse Comedy Tour at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Liacouras Center.

Epps will be joined by Gary Owen, Desi Banks, Dominique and Jay Pharoah.

Tickets are $59 to $250.

The center is at 1776 N. Broad St., Philadelphia.

For tickets or information, including regarding vaccination and mask requirements, visit www.liacourascenter.com.

Get your tickets the Landis Theater events

The Landis Theater will host a variety of concerts this month including:

  • So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience, 8 p.m. Jan. 14, tickets $25.

  • JC Cole & Folsom '68, a Johnny Cash tribute, 8 p.m. Jan. 28, tickets $20.

  • Aerosmith founding member and guitarist Ray Tabano presents British Invasion Music, a multimedia show, 8 p.m. Jan. 29, tickets $30.

The theater is at 830 E. Landis Ave., in Vineland.

For tickets or information, call (856) 691-3600 or visit thelandistheater.com.

Museum of the American Revolution celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

During Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, pay tribute to the life, service and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Museum of the American Revolution.

Theatrical performances, discovery carts, and more will examine protest and patriotism in early America and explore the continuing struggle for equality for all.

“Dr. King was committed to ensuring the American Revolution’s promise of freedom and equality for all people,” said Adrienne Whaley, the museum’s director of education and community engagement. “At the museum, we understand that his work for equal rights continues today and each of us has a role to play in bringing it to fruition.”

Highlights include:

  • “Meet James Forten,” 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. each day, a one-man theatrical performance which explores Forten’s life as a free Black Philadelphian, privateer and sailmaker.

  • Discovery Cart: Protest in Early America, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, explore a discovery cart featuring images and replica objects related to the protests of the Revolutionary era.

  • “We Shall Continue,” online, watch the Philadelphia Jazz Project’s performance, an engaging intermingling of spoken word, singing and instrumental music paying tribute Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Promises of the American Revolution, online, in this blog post, learn how King powerfully invoked the words and messages of the American Revolution in his calls for civil and economic rights and in speaking out against racism.

At the museum and in the free virtual tour, explore other personal, often unfamiliar stories of free and enslaved people of African descent during the Revolutionary era.

The museum is daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Revolution Place Discovery Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday through Monday.

Timed tickets are $51 for a family of four, $19 for ages 18 to 64 in advance or $21 at the door, $13 for ages 6 to 17, free for ages 5 and younger, $18 for ages 65 and older, students, teachers and active military, and $25 for any day tickets.

The museum is at 101 S. Third St., in Philadelphia.

All visitors ages 5 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination. Visitors age 18 and older must also show a matching, valid identification.

Masks are required for ages 2 and older.

For tickets or information, call (215) 253-6731 or visit amrevmuseum.org.

Wheaton Conversations features Pacific Northwest artists

Join Pacific Northwest artists Kait Rhoads and Jen Elek for Wheaton Conversations as they converse about their passion for the natural world, art-making processes, and community-driven artwork at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 via Zoom.

To register for this event and for information on all of the Wheaton Arts Cultural Center’s Wheaton Conversations, including recordings of past conversations, visit www.wheatonarts.org/wheaton-conversations.

Renault Winery hosts enchanting and informative guided tours of its historic winery, including curated pairings of its wines and Champagnes with exclusive culinary delights, on Thursday evenings.
Renault Winery hosts enchanting and informative guided tours of its historic winery, including curated pairings of its wines and Champagnes with exclusive culinary delights, on Thursday evenings.

Wine and a tour offered at Renault

Renault Winery hosts enchanting and informative guided tours of its historic winery, including curated pairings of its wines and Champagnes with exclusive culinary delights, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

The tour concludes with a dessert and wine paired flight at the newly renovated Winemakers Hall.

Tickets are $65.

The winery is at 72 Bremen Ave., in Egg Harbor City.

For tickets or information, call (609) 965-2111 or visit www.renaultwinery.com.

Music and SINGO planned at The Madison Pub

The Madison Pub will offer music and SINGO this month.

The schedule includes:

  • Music by Brian Varhelyi, 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 14.

  • DJ Joey Hayes hosts SINGO, 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 21. Get a “SINGO” card, listen to a short sample of a song and then match the song to a tile on your board. It’s like Bingo except with music. Prizes will be awarded.

  • Music by Carmine Desanto, 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 28.

The pub is at 33 Lafayette St., in Riverside.

For information, call (856) 764-4444 or visit www.TheMadison.net.

Visit the Cape May Lighthouse

Climb the 199 steps up the original, cast iron spiral stairway to the top of the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse and view the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, the surrounding nature trails of Cape May Point State Park, and Cape May Point Borough.

The lighthouse is open from noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, through February, plus Jan. 17 and Feb. 14 and 21.

Interpretive panels on the grounds, at the base and on the climb tell stories of Lighthouse Keepers, the surrounding area, and how the lighthouse functioned historically and today. The Cape May Lighthouse is the third beacon at this location. Still an active aid to navigation, it was restored and is maintained by Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture).

The Oil House on the grounds contains a fully accessible Visitors’ Orientation Center and Museum Shop.

Admission is $12 for ages 13 and older and $8 for ages 3 to 12.

The lighthouse is at 215 Lighthouse Ave., in Cape May Point State Park.

For tickets or information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit capemaymac.org.

All Stars of Hip Hop to perform at Boardwalk Hall

Boardwalk Hall will host a performance by top Hip Hop artists at 7 p.m. Jan. 16.

KRS-One, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Kid N Play, Mystical, Roxanne Shant’e, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Kool and DJ Kid Capri are among those scheduled to perform.

Tickets start at $60.

Boardwalk Hall is at 2301 Boardwalk in Atlantic City.

For tickets or information, visit boardwalkhall.com.

The Ritz Theatre hosts ‘Falsettos’ and ‘The Amazing Animal Race’

The Ritz Theatre Company will present “Falsettos” at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 and 15, 2 p.m. Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Jan. 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at The Ritz Theatre.

“Falsettos” revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

Tickets are $27.

Also, Ritz Kidz will present “The Amazing Animal Race” at 1 p.m. Jan. 15. Join Mr. Robert and his friends as they summon the spirit of the Jade Emperor and learn how 13 animals scurried and scampered across the Yangtze River to win a place in the Chinese calendar.

Tickets are $10.

All audience members ages 5 and older will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter the theater. Masks are required.

The theater is at 915 White Horse Pike in Haddon Township.

For tickets or information, call (856) 288-3500 or visit ritztheatreco.org.

Broadway Theatre presents ‘Matilda’ and ‘The Enchanted Unicorn’

Broadway Theatre of Pitman will present Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical.” The show is full of high-energy dance numbers including “School Song,” “All I Know” and “The Smell of Rebellion.”

Performances will be offered at various times from Jan. 14 through Feb. 6.

Tickets are $35.

Also, the theater will open its Children’s Theater Season with a new show, “The Enchanted Unicorn, the Musical.” It will be presented at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 15. Tickets are $10.

The theater is at 43 S. Broadway in Pitman.

For tickets or information, call (856) 384-8381 or visit www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.

Museum exhibit focuses on Black Lives Matter

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey will host an exhibit of paintings by Melvin Irons and Quilts from the Stitch Their Names Memorial Project through Feb. 27 at Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage.

A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Irons will be on hand to sign prints of his work.

The museum will expand upon the Black Lives Matter theme with an exhibit pairing the crafts of needlework and quilting with the art of painting.

The exhibits explore the contemporary history of African American people through an artistic lens.

Two quilts on loan to the museum from the Stitch Their Names Memorial Project bring attention to black lives cut short as a result of racism, police violence and hate crimes.

The Project is a group of cross-stitchers and quilters who seek to honor the legacy of Black individuals for whom racism and hate have led to their deaths.

Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Visitors are asked to wear masks.

Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

The garage is at 2200 Fairmount Ave., in Atlantic City.

For information, visit aahmsnj.org.

Dracula (Brian Hull) with Mavis (Selena Gomez) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. The Johnny Monster Bus and Character Tour, presented by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Animation, will be in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 12.
Dracula (Brian Hull) with Mavis (Selena Gomez) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. The Johnny Monster Bus and Character Tour, presented by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Animation, will be in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 12.

‘Hotel Transylvania: Tranformania’ tour visits Philadelphia

“Hotel Transylvania: Tranformania’s” Johnny Monster Bus and Character Tour, presented by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Animation, will make a stop in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 12.

The event will feature character meet and greets, exclusive giveaways, and other fun activities in advance of the release of the final chapter of the Hotel Transylvania film series, which will be available to stream on Prime Video beginning Jan. 14.

In this film, Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the 'Monsterification Ray,’ goes haywire, and Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster!

For information on the film, visit www.facebook.com/HotelT.

Roller skating fun continues at Cape May Convention Hall

Roller skating sessions continue this month at Cape May Convention Hall.

The schedule for January is 4 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays; and 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m Saturdays and Sundays. All sessions are “family skate.” The schedule is subject to change.

Admission is $5 for skaters and non-skaters. Skate rental is $5 and blade rental is $7.

Children age 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No more than four minors per adult.

The hall is at 714 Beach Ave., in Cape May.

For the schedule and information, visit www.capemaycity.com/roller-skating.

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