Jersey Shore Diversions: The Best Weekend Events
Where do you go when you've got nothing — or too much — to do?
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch.com is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities:
• THEATER, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Where/When: NJ Rep Presents Night Train, NJ Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch, Friday, April 29, 2 pm & 8 pm, Saturday April 30, 8 pm, Sunday, May 1, 2 pm
Why Go: A World Premiere by John Biguenet about a wealthy banker headed back home in the dead of the night who finds himself unexpectedly sharing his first-class compartment with a dubious interloper with only a second-class ticket, a lot of questions, and a knack for conveniently forgetting the answers.
Pricing: $25 - $40
• ART & ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD & DRINK
Where/When: The Jersey Shore Comedy Festival ~ Comedy Show with Mike Marino, Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club, 518 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, Friday, April 29, 8 pm, Saturday, April 30, 6 pm & 9:45 pm, Sunday, May 1, 7:15 pm
Why Go: See "Jersey's Bad Boy" of Comedy!
Pricing: $25 (plus $10 food minimum) - $49.95
• FAIRS & FESTIVALS, GOVERNMENT
Where/When: Barnegat Town-Wide Yard Sale, See map distributed at Tobacco Road - 690 E Bay Ave, Unshredded Nostalgia - 323 S Main St, Van Dyk Group - 500 Barnegat Blvd, and Adrianna's Boutique - 365 N Main St, Barnegat, Saturday, April 30, After 7:30 am
Why Go: Pick up a map and look for the houses with the flags on their mailboxes to identify participating homes.
Pricing: Town-wide bargains.
• CLASSES & LECTURES
Where/When: Flotilla 7-11 Boating Safety Class, Berkeley Twp Recreation Center, 630 Atlantic City Blvd, Saturday, April 30, 8 am - 4 pm
Why Go: Be ready to operate a boat or jet-ski this summer!
Pricing: $55 covers materials and lunch
• FAIRS & FESTIVALS, ART & ENTERTAINMENT
Where/When: Allaire State Park ~ Annual Spring Crafter's Market, 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Twp, 07727, Saturday, April 30, 10 am - 4 pm
Why Go: More than 75 crafters will sell handmade crafts in the Village. Food & drink will be available.
Pricing: Varied depending on purchases.
Where/When: $3000 Bingo, Whiting Fire House, 120 Lacey Rd, Whiting, Saturday, April 30, 12:30 - 3 pm
Why Go: 14 games plus a 50/50 raffle.
Pricing: $50 For a packet that includes everything needed
• CHARITABLE, ART & ENTERTAINMENT
Where/When: Dinner, Comedy Show, & Gift Auction, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 434 Aldrich Rd, Howell, Saturday, April 30, 5 - 11 pm
Why Go: Enjoy a fabulous dinner with a large dose of laughter and a wide selection of gift baskets and gift certificates. Grand Prize - 4 Disney World Park Hopper Passes!
Pricing: $30 Advanced Tickets/ $32 At the Door
• ART & ENTERTAINMENT, CHARITABLE
Where/When: Officer Jason Marles Memorial Fundraiser, Longshots Sports Bar, 535 Route 9, Waretown, Saturday, April 30, 6 pm
Why Go: Come for a fun night and show your support for Ocean Gate Officer Jason Marles who lost his life in an automobile accident. Performing are headliner Chris Monty & host Curt Carlson.
Pricing: $25 plus two beverage minimum
• MUSIC, ART & ENTERTAINMENT
Where/When: One Night with Ru: A Tribute to Elvis, Midtown Grand, 399 Dover Road, Toms River, Saturday, April 30, 7:30 - 10:30 pm
Why Go: Spend the night dancing, singing, and laughing with Ruben, an award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist.
Pricing: $20 Includes Dinner & Show
• MUSIC, THEATER
Where/When: The Orchestra of St. Peter's By The Sea - Puccini's Madame Butterfly - The Victoria J. Mastrobuono Series, Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main St, Manasquan, Sunday, May 1, 3 pm
Why Go: Father Alphonse brings opera back to Algonquin Arts Theatre in this tale of a Geisha wronged by her American lover. Soaring melodies and glorious voices bring Puccini's classic to life.
Pricing: Prime Seating $45; Adults & Seniors $40; Students $30