Eagle Theatre presents ‘Xanadu’
Eagle Theatre's “Xanadu” will offer a satirical adaptation of the 1980 cult classic film starring Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John. This musical, written by Douglas Carter Beane, features the music of Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, and will serve as a triumphant, ridiculous return to live performance for the company.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 3 (preview night, pay what you choose), 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 5, 3 p.m. March 6, 7:30 p.m. March 10 to 12, 3 p.m. March 13, 7:30 p.m. March 17 to 19, and 3 p.m. March 20.
Xanadu tells a story of forbidden love, chaos, and roller disco that travels from Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., faster than you can say “E-e-vil Woman.” When the Muses stumble across a struggling young artist, one of them volunteers to go down to earth as his guide, only to find herself doing the only two things forbidden to the Muses: creating her own art, and falling in love! Their journey to find creative and romantic fulfillment features a thrilling mix of songs by ELO, including “I’m Alive,” “Strange Magic,” “All Over The World” and “Evil Woman.”
The theater is at 208 Vine St., Hammonton.
Tickets are $38. Also, mini season passes, which include tickets to “Circle Mirror Transformation” in May, are available for $66.
For tickets or information, call (609) 704-5012, ext. 1, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.eagletheatre.org.
St. Patrick’s Day parade, 5K and music planned in Burlington County
Burlington County will host its 17th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade at 1 p.m. March 5. The parade will starts at Fairgrounds Plaza, travel along High Street, and end at the corner of Washington and High streets in Mount Holly.
Tim Murphy is the Grand Marshal and Kasey Kraus is Miss Saint Patrick.
About 70 groups including Pipe Bands, Irish Bands, Mummers, Irish Dancers, Irish groups and more will participate in this year’s parade.
The Mt. Holly St. Patrick’s 5K race will precede the parade at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $35. The event features awards for all age groups, T-shirts, beer and other giveaways.
Following the parade, an Irish Music Festival will be held in a heated tent behind the reviewing stand at the corner of Washington and High streets. The festival will feature Irish bands, bag pipers, Irish dancers, food and Irish vendors, beer and wine, 50-50 tickets and more.
For parade information, visit MountHollyParade.com.
For 5K information, visit https://bit.ly/35wXcWL.
Comedy night planned at Kaycee Ray’s Sports Bar & Pub
Kaycee Ray’s Sports Bar & Pub hosts Comedy Night on the first Thursday of the month.
The next event will be held at 8 p.m. March 3.
Scott Friedman is the host. Keith Purnell is the headliner, Ed McGonigal is the featured performer and Margie Homan is the opener.
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.
New Jersey Irish Society hosts St. Patrick’s Parade
Join the New Jersey Irish Society as it celebrates Irish Month in Gloucester City.
The first event will be the annual St. Patrick’s Parade at 1 p.m. March 6.
The parade will begin at Martin’s Lake at Baynes Avenue and Johnson Boulevard and proceed down Monmouth Street.
It will feature string bands, bagpipes, Irish dancers, Irish music bands, community groups and more.
The Camden County Board of Commissioners is the presenting sponsor.
For information, visit www.irishnj.com.
Get your tickets for concerts at Scottish Rite Auditorium
BRE Presents will present the following concerts at the Scottish Rite Auditorium:
Graham Nash, 7:30 p.m. March 2, tickets start at $35.
Judy Collins with Jesse Colin Young, 8 p.m. March 18, tickets start at $45.
The Machine performs Pink Floyd, 8 p.m. March 18, tickets start at $29.50.
Devon Allman Project featuring Jimmy Hall and Larry McCray and the Samantha Fish Band, 8 p.m. March 26, tickets start at $39.50.
Brian Culbertson featuring Marcus Anderson, 8 p.m. April 1, tickets start at $39.50.
Straight No Chaser: “Back in the High Life Tour,” 3 p.m. April 3, tickets start at $39.50.
The auditorium is at 315 White Horse Pike in Collingswood.
The event organizer is requiring all attendees to have received a negative COVID-19 test or be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
For tickets or information, call (856) 858-1000 or visit scottishriteauditorium.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Check out the Nerds Band in Bordentown
Bordentown Elks Lodge 2085 will host a performance by The Nerds Band, for ages 21 and older, on March 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase
Tickets are $30. Capacity is limited to 300. Free parking will be available.
For tickets or information, call Ken Jewell at (609) 203-7375 or visit https://bordentownelks.org/paypal/Nerds.html.
Enjoy ‘Stone Soup’ at Wheaton Arts
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center will host the New Jersey Theatre Alliance for a presentation of the Pushcart Players’ “Stone Soup & Other Stories” at 1 p.m. March 5.
The show is recommended for preschool through fifth-grade students.
Admission is free, but registration is required.
This event is part of the NJTA’s Stages Festival, an annual theater festival which provides free and discounted theater events for all ages.
To register or for information, visit wheatonarts.org/learn/stagesfestival.
For information on other Stages Festival events, visit https://njtheatrealliance.org/stages.
Perkins Center for the Arts hosts exhibits
Perkins Center for the Arts will host two exhibits this month.
Sandra Koberlein’s solo exhibit, “Encaustics,” will be on display through April 29 at the center at 395 Kings Highway in Moorestown.
An artists’ reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 19. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Also, Carlos A. Gil’s solo exhibit, “Apparent Spaces,” featuring assemblages and collages, will be on display through April 29 at the center at 30 Irvin Ave., in Collingswood.
An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 12. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For information, call (856) 235-6488 or visit https://perkinsarts.org.
Refueled & Recharged: Philadelphia Auto Show returns to PA Convention Center
The Auto Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, owner and producer of the Philadelphia Auto Show, will again host the event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and noon to 9 p.m. weekdays, from March 5 to 13.
Show highlights include:
The e-Track: The show’s first-ever multi-brand electric vehicle test track will be a key feature at this year’s event. At the e-Track, consumers will be able to ride in select manufacturers’ electric vehicles through an indoor track and experience the capabilities of their entries into this fast-growing automotive segment.
The Showroom: Guests will again be invited to check out the latest developments from some of today’s leading vehicle manufacturers in “The Showroom,” which will be in the center’s Halls A, B and C.
Camp Jeep and Toyota Ride & Drive: Camp Jeep is back to give attendees the ultimate off-road driving experience indoors via a one-of-a-kind 30,000-square-foot track with an exhilarating hill climb. In addition, Toyota will offer guests the opportunity to get behind the wheel of several of its latest models via its outdoor Ride and Drive at 12th and Arch streets.
Back-in-the-Day Way: Guests are invited to take a trip down memory lane and view vehicles from yesteryear thanks to the Antique Automobile Club of America and Classic Auto Mall.
Exotics & More: Dozens of the world’s most elegant vehicles will be featured at this year’s event.
Custom Alley: Featured in the center’s Hall F, Custom Alley will showcase tricked-out rides, bikes and the latest in after-market excitement.
Tickets are $10 to $16.
The center is at 1101 Arch St., in Philadelphia.
For tickets or information, visit phillyautoshow.com.
AAHMSNJ celebrates Women’s History Month
A new series of paintings by Sydnéi SmithJordan will be on display for Women’s History Month at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. The show, “Lady Sings the Blues: Sung and Unsung,” portrays African American women of historic note painted in the artist’s signature style.
SmithJordan describes her artistic style as “Pop Fusion.” Her paintings incorporate a mix of graphics, abstraction and collage executed in traditional media.
Ralph Hunter, president and founder of the museum, says of the artist, “she has the ability to tell a story in her work.” He encourages the public to visit the museum and experience her work up close.
The exhibit runs through April 30 and an artist reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 11 at the museum in the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University at 2200 Fairmount Ave., in Atlantic City.
The reception will offer the added attractions of literature and music to the Second Friday events.
Author Kyle Ruffin, who was featured in the museum’s 2019 exhibit "Caregivers of Color," will sign copies of her book, “In Stroke’s Shadow: My Caregiver Story.” Ruffin’s memoir movingly recounts the life changing experience of caring for her mother after she suffered a series of debilitating strokes.
Also, Tony Day and the Across the Globe Music Group will provide swinging, straight-ahead music during the reception.
Museum hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Visitors are asked to wear masks to protect against COVID-19.
For information, call (609) 350-6662 or visit aahmsnj.org.
Landis Theater hosts a variety of concerts
The Landis Theater will host a variety of concerts including:
An Evening of Sinatra, starring Lou Dottoli and The Next Generation Big Band, 8 p.m. March 4, tickets $20.
Draw the Line, an Aerosmith tribute, 8 p.m. March 5, tickets $20.
A Night of Metal: Ultimate Live Evil, Dio tribute with the Ancient Mariners and Victim of Vengeance, 8 p.m. March 12, tickets $20.
Shadows of the Night, a Pat Benatar tribute, 8 p.m. March 18, tickets $20.
The Chiclettes, a tribute to female artists through the decades, 8 p.m. March 19, tickets $20.
Tupelo Honey, a Van Morrison tribute, 8 p.m. March 25, tickets $20.
Starman, a David Bowie tribute, 8 p.m. March 26, tickets $20.
Quiet Riot, 8 p.m. April 2, tickets $40 and $45.
The Flying Circus, a tribute to Led Zeppelin, 8 p.m. April 8, tickets $20.
E5C4PE, a Journey tribute, 8 p.m. April 9, tickets $20.
The theater is at 830 E. Landis Ave., in Vineland.
For tickets or information, call (856) 691-3600 or visit thelandistheater.com.
Ritz Theatre hosts a night of improv with The Hotspurs
Join The Hotspurs!, an improv comedy group, for March of Madness at 8 p.m. March 4 at The Ritz Theatre.
Tickets are $17.
The theater is at 915 White Horse Pike in Haddon Township.
Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results required for ages 5 and older, see website for details.
For tickets or information, call (856) 288-3500 or visit www.RitzTheatreCo.org.
Main Street Merchants of Historic Medford Village
Main Street Merchants of Historic Medford Village have plans to make 3 to 8 p.m. on the First Fridays of the month something special on Main Street.
Visitors are invited to enjoy activities and specials at Main Street businesses including create your own stress ball craft at Wonder World Toys, Karaoke and a pop up shop featuring Pinecone Trading Co. at Lower Forge, plus an art walk on Main Street presented by Medford Arts Center.
For information, visit www.facebook.com/MedfordMainStreetMerchants.
Levoy Theatre hosts a variety of concerts and shows
A variety of events are planned at the Levoy Theatre.
The schedule includes:
Lotus Land, the American RUSH tribute, 8 p.m. March 5, tickets $35 to $49.
“Warriors Don’t Cry,” 2 p.m. March 6, tickets $10.
The Moody Blues’ John Lodge, 7:30 p.m. March 9, tickets $44 to $65.
“Artrageous,” an interactive, high energy art show for all ages, www.artrageousshow.com, 10:30 a.m. March 10, tickets $12, and 7 p.m. March 10, tickets $30 to $35.
EagleMania, an Eagles tribute, 8 p.m. March 12, tickets $34 to $44.
Fairy Tales On Ice, features favorite fairy tale characters including Cinderella, Peter Pan, Rapunzel and Pinocchio, plus magic illusions, special effects, an all original soundtrack, and thrilling jumps, spins, and pair lifts, 2 and 6 p.m. March 13, tickets $34 for adults, $21 for children and $99 for a family four-pack.
Outlaws, 8 p.m. March 19, tickets $38 to $42.
“On Golden Pond,” 8 p.m. March 25, 2 and 8 p.m. March 26, and 3 p.m. March 27, tickets $22 to $25 for adults and $20 to 23 for children and seniors.
Poppa Chubby with Lower Case Blues, 8 p.m. April 1, tickets $20 to $25.
In the Light of Led Zeppelin, performing symphonic Zeppelin, 8 p.m. April 2, tickets $35 to $40.
Lonestar, with Zach Westcott, originally from Millville, and Camille Peruto, 7 p.m. April 3, tickets $39 to $59.
A Brother’s Revival, features former members of the Allman Brothers Band and Dickie Betts & Great Southern, 8 p.m. April 8, tickets $32 to $37.
The theater is at 130 N. High St., in Millville.
For tickets or information, call (856) 327-6400 or visit levoy.net.
Gallery 50 hosts art exhibit and reception
Gallery 50 will host an exhibit of paintings by Morgan Craig, “The Devil’s Answer: Specters of Capital,” and sculptures by Dan Dennison “New Works” through March 25. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 4.
The gallery is at 50 E. Commerce St., in Bridgeton.
For information, call (856) 575-0090 or visit www.gallery50.org.
Get ready for boating season at the Atlantic City Boat Show
What has new boats, boating gear, a virtual fishing simulator to practice casting, “Boating 101” education for new boaters and other seminars and demonstrations, “on the water experience” including paddleboat demonstrations and test rides, and more? The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 2 to 4, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 5 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 6 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Tickets are $20 for ages 13 and older and free for ages 12 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult. A $2 discount is available for tickets purchased online.
The center is at 1 Convention Blvd., in Atlantic City.
For tickets or information, call (646) 370-3660 or visit www.acboatshow.com.
Landscapes of the Mind exhibit opens at Noyes Galleries
The Regional Center for Women of the Arts will present an exhibit, Landscapes of the Mind, through June 2 at the Noyes Galleries at Kramer Hall in Hammonton.
The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. March 17 during Downtown Hammonton’s Third Thursday event. The exhibit features artwork from seven women artists.
Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
For information, visit https://noyesmuseum.org.
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 time is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3gcLmD9.
Enjoy ‘The Sound of Music’ at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Broadway Theatre of Pitman will present “The Sound of Music” at various times from March 4 to 27.
“The Sound of Music” is a heartwarming story, featuring the songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II.
Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, where she brings a new love of life and music into the home.
The story then follows the family as they flee from Austria to Switzerland to avoid the Nazis.
Tickets are $35.
The theater is at 43 S. Broadway in Pitman.
For tickets or information, call (856) 384-8381 or visit www.thebroadwaytheatre.org.
Enjoy jazz performance in Haddonfield
First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield will host a performance by Jazz organist Lucas Brown and his quartet, featuring world-renowned guitarist Peter Bernstein, Byron Landham on drums, and Chris Lewis on saxophone as they celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. March 4.
A freewill offering to benefit the church's music program will be taken.
The church is at 20 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.
Audience members and performers will be masked and vaccinated.
For information, visit www.haddonfieldpres.org.
The Philly Pops recreates The Beatles’ rooftop concert
The Philly Pops rocks out to the hits of The Beatles with special guest Echo Kid at the Independence Visitor Center on March 5, 2022 at 1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, on the South Terrace at the Independence Visitor Center.
Local rock group Echo Kid will perform the set list from the The Beatles’ 1969 rooftop concert in its original order, followed by more from the Let It Be album.
The original rooftop concert took place in January 1969, while The Beatles were recording Let It Be. The pop-up was intended to be a publicity stunt, but it turned out to be the last time The Beatles performed together publicly. It was the only time songs from Let It Be were performed live by the band.
For the second set, Echo Kid will perform a selection of the Fab Four’s greatest hits for a Beatles dance party. The event will feature light refreshments and the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a pair of tickets to POPS Rocks Let it Be on March 11.
As part of the Independence Visitor Center and Independence National Historical Park’s health and safety guidelines, all guests are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
This event celebrates the upcoming POPS Rocks Let it Be, running March 11 to 13 at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.
For information about the rooftop concert, visit https://www.phillypops.org/concerts-events/pops-rocks-rooftop.
For tickets or information about POPS Rocks Let it Be, visit phillypops.org/letitbe.
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. March 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.
Roller skating fun continues at Cape May Convention Hall
Roller skating sessions continue this month at Cape May Convention Hall.
The schedule for March 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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