South Jersey/Philly things to do: Eagle Fest, ‘Laser Queen,’ theater, comedy, concerts

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Eagle Festival 2022 offers live and virtual options

Eagle Festival 2022, hosted by CU Maurice River and other organizations, will offer virtual talks and in person activities this year.

The following talks will be held via Zoom:

  • Wings Over the Glades with Debbie Beer, director of volunteer engagement, Natural Lands, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3.

  • DEP’s Pond Creek Restoration Project, Higbee Beach, Lower Cape May, with Melissa Woerner, habitat planner, New Jersey Fish and Wildlife, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3.

  • The Cape May Raptor Banding Project, with Paul Napier, president, Cape May Raptor Banding Project, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5.

In person activities planned for Feb. 5 will feature viewing stations with interpreters at Turkey Point, road’s end, and Beaver Dam Boat Rentals, Route 553.

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There will also be a variety of guided walks including:

  • Turkey Point Birding Walk with Mary Watkins, Cape May Bird Observatory/ CU Maurice River, 8 a.m. Feb. 5.

  • Marsh Restoration and Wildlife with Jane Morton Galetto, CU Maurice River, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 5.

  • Raptors and more with Tony Klock and Kathy Michel, CU Maurice River/ Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 5.

  • Natural Lands’ Garrison Property with Brian Johnson of Natural Lands, 10 a.m. Feb. 5.

  • Natural Lands’ Eagle Trail with Steve Eisenhauer of Natural Lands, 1 p.m. Feb. 5.

Eagle Fest 2022 will be held virtually and in person.
Eagle Fest 2022 will be held virtually and in person.

Plus, the Bayshore Center at Bivalve will host Soup-er Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors are invited to enjoy soup (eat in or take out), activities for kids, a tour of the museum and shopping with local vendors. The center is at 2800 High St., in Port Norris.

Registration is required for talks and walks.

To register or for information, visit www.cumauriceriver.org.

Haddonfield Plays and Players presents ‘Songs for a New World’

“It's about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back.”

Haddonfield Plays and Players will present Jason Robert Brown’s musical, “Songs for a New World,” at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5, 3 p.m. Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11, 3 and 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 3 p.m. Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 and 3 and 8 p.m. Feb. 19.

Tickets are $30.

Haddonfield Plays and Players is at 957 E. Atlantic Ave., in Haddonfield.

For tickets or information, call (856) 429-8139 or visit www.haddonfieldplayers.com.

Sports Card & Collectibles show planned in Bordentown

RK Sports Promotions will host a Sports Card & Collectibles Show from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Town Inn.

The show will feature more than 40 tables with old and new sports cards, comic books, starting line-ups, MacFarlane figures, non-sports cards, Magic The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, supplies, unopened wax packs and boxes, autographed memorabilia, sets, posters and more.

The Inn is at 1083 Route 206 North in Bordentown.

For information, visit www.rksportspromotions.com.

Comedy night planned at Kaycee Ray’s Sports Bar & Pub

Kaycee Ray’s Sports Bar & Pub will hosts Comedy Night on the first Thursday of each month.

The next event will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 3.

Scott Friedman is the host. Joseph Anthony is the headliner and Andy Julia is the featured performer.

Tickets are $10.

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

For information, call (856)-839-0902 or visit www.facebook.com/Kayceerays.

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company hosts ‘The Spice of Life’

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company will host “The Spice of Life,” its annual charity event to raise awareness of the benefits of organ donation, from 1 to 10 p.m. Feb. 5.

The event is held to commemorate the donation by Forgotten Boardwalk’s Seth Dolled’s living kidney to his mother, Sharon.

In addition to the once-a-year availability of Lady #8 and the release of a new beer, “The Johnny,” the event will feature a multi-vendor showcase presented in partnership with Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market, which will include vinyl records, concert photos, band-related T-shirts and more.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Kidney Foundation and the Gift of Life Donor Program. Representatives of these organizations will be on site to help anyone who wants to register as an organ donor.

Forgotten Boardwalk is at 1940 Olney Ave., Suite 100, in Cherry Hill.

For information, call (856) 437-0709 or visit forgottenboardwalk.com.

Learn about the restoration of the AJ Meerwald, New Jersey's official Tall Ship, during "A Shipwright's Tale" on Feb. 3.
Learn about the restoration of the AJ Meerwald, New Jersey's official Tall Ship, during "A Shipwright's Tale" on Feb. 3.

Learn about the AJ Meerwald restoration

Join Tim Clark of Clark & Eisele Traditional Boat Building, shipwright on the restoration project for the AJ Meerwald, New Jersey's official Tall Ship, for “A Shipwrights Tale,” a discussion of the work completed, some of the challenges and what remains to be done, at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 via Zoom.

For reservations, email info@bayshorecenter.org using the subject line “A Shipwrights Tale” and a link for the program will be provided.

WinterFest Ice Skating season extended

WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River Park, presented by the Camden County Board of Commissioners, has extended its season through Feb. 27.

WinterFest also offers a heated concession tent with arcade games and dining areas.

Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $8.50 for ages 12 to 65, $6.50 for ages 4 to 11, $5.50 for 65 and older and veterans with identification, and free for age 3 and younger.

Skate rental is $5.50.

The rink is at 501 N. Park Drive in Cherry Hill.

For information, call (856) 294-7857 or visit Winterfest Ice Skating Rink - Cooper River on Facebook.

Get your tickets for concerts at the Landis Theater

The Landis Theater will host a variety of concerts including:

  • Groove Spot, 8 p.m. Feb. 4, tickets $20.

  • The Land of Ozz, a tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, 8 p.m. Feb. 5, tickets $20.

  • The “Original” Moonlighters, 8 p.m. Feb. 11, tickets $20.

  • The Exclusives, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, tickets $20.

  • Songs in the Attic, the music of Billy Joel featuring David Clark, 8 p.m. Feb. 18, tickets $20.

  • Sincerely Yours, 8 p.m. Feb. 25, tickets $20.

  • Tributes +, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, tickets $20.

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

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

The Nickerson-Rossi Dance company, recipient of the 2021 Stockton Dance Company Residency, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.
The Nickerson-Rossi Dance company, recipient of the 2021 Stockton Dance Company Residency, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.

Nickerson-Rossi Dance performs at Stockton Performing Arts Center

GALLOWAY - The Nickerson-Rossi Dance company, recipient of the 2021 Stockton Dance Company Residency, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.

The bi-coastal contemporary dance company, founded by Michael Nickerson-Rossi, integrates complex choreography with soulful performances by a talented ensemble of dancers.

Nickerson-Rossi teaches choreography and composition at John Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory, directs at his Palm Springs Dance Academy and continues to present concert dance works in theaters worldwide.

Tickets are $32 with discounts available for seniors, students and children.

The program is sponsored by Stockton’s Presidential Initiative Funds and the Division of Academic Affairs.

The center is on the campus of Stockton University at 101 Vera King Farris Drive.

For tickets or information, call (609) 652-9000 or visit www.stockton.edu/pac. Tickets also are available at the box office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 90 minutes before showtime.

Edelman Planetarium presents ‘Laser Queen’

Edelman Planetarium’s laser light shows combine music from favorite bands with stunning and immersive laser imagery.

“Laser Queen” was inspired by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Queen, and combines their hit songs including “We Will Rock You,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Somebody to Love” and more, with intense laser programming.

Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays through March 25.

Tickets are $5 for adults and non-Rowan students; and $3 for ages 60 and older, children age 16 and younger and Rowan students with identification.

The planetarium is at 201 Mullica Hill Road in Glassboro.

For information, call (856) 256-4389 or email planetarium@rowan.edu.

For tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3gcLmD9.

Soprano Angel Blue featured at Philadelphia Orchestra concerts

Join Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Angel Blue, soprano, for a program in Verizon Hall, which includes:

  • Aucoin Suite from Eurydice, a world premiere Philadelphia Orchestra commission.

  • Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

  • Coleman This Is Not a Small Voice, a world premiere Philadelphia Orchestra commission.

  • Price Symphony No. 1.

Concerts will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Feb. 4 and 8 p.m. Feb. 5.

Tickets start at $44.

Verizon Hall is on the Kimmel Cultural Campus in Philadelphia.

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

Roller skating fun continues at Cape May Convention Hall

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

The schedule for February 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 and Feb. 21, except no skating on Feb. 19 and 20. 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.

Flashback Fridays planned at The Wave

The Wave at Golden Nugget will feature Flashback Fridays hosted by Michael James.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Bands will take the stage at 9 p.m.

The schedule includes:

  • Who’s Next, the Who tribute band, Feb. 4.

  • Lounge Fly, Stone Temple Pilot tribute band, Feb. 11.

  • Trilogy Tribute, Jagger, Morrison & Joplin tribute bands, Feb. 18.

  • Hello I Must Be Going, a Phil Collins tribute band, Feb. 25.

Admission is free.

Golden Nugget is at 600 Huron Ave., in Atlantic City.

For information, call (609) 441-2000 or visit www.goldennugget.com/atlantic-city/entertainment/upcoming-events/flashback-fridays.

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