Down the Shore: Miss NJ Pageant, Wrestling Superstar, Car Show
What to do at the beach this weekend
The gloomy weather should clear in time to spend this weekend on the beach, but there are plenty of things to do if clouds make their return:
Head down to the Ocean City boardwalk Friday and Saturday to see 25 women compete to be Miss New Jersey and go on to vie for the Miss America crown. Competitions start at 7:30 p.m. both nights at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets, call 609-315-1423.
The Belmar Friday Night Concert Series continues with a free performance at 7 p.m. by rock performer John Rakestraw and Friends. The show will take place at Pyanoe Plaza, 9th and Main Street.
"The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be" in the world of professional wrestling will make an appearance Saturday at the Lakewood Blueclaws home game, as Bret "The Hitman" Hart signs autographs for fans. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. at FirstEnergy Park. Order tickets in advance here.
Classic cars will be on display at the InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum in Wall Saturday, set to the sounds of the 1950s. The show and automotive flea market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center, 2201 Marconi Road. Click here for more information, including how to register your car.
James Joyce's classic novel "Ulysses" comes to Ocean City Saturday as the Ocean City Repertory Theater celebrates Bloomsday, an annual commemoration of the famed Irish writer. The theater company will stage free readings throughout the day at various points in Ocean City. For a full schedule, click here.
The G. Larry James Legacy Fund Bike Ride will cruise through Richard Stockton College in Galloway on Saturday. Riders have multiple options — 14, 32, or 62 miles — through the beautiful Pine Barrens. Proceeds fund college scholarships. For more information, click here.
Explore Heritage Village in Barnegat with a free tour from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The four major buildings and three smaller structures in the Village house a collection of local artifacts. For more information visit www.barnegathistoricalsociety.com or call 609-698-3788.
Captain Hook's, 1320 Boulevard, Seaside Heights:Dubbed an "adult playground," Captain Hooks features foosball, shuffleboard, pinball, pool, air hockey darts and more. And oh yeah: alcohol. Call 732-830-0006 for more information.
Brickhouse Bar & Grill, 979 Cedarbridge Ave., Brick: The Brickhouse will welcome Craig Daniel at 10 p.m. Friday and Midnight Mozaic at 10 p.m. Saturday. Call 732-279-3743 for more information.
Martell's Tiki Bar, 308 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach: Enjoy an evening while looking out at the ocean at Point Beach's expansive Martell's Tiki Bar. Pete Moss & the Fertilizer play at 9 p.m. Saturday and Don't Call Me Francis performs at 8 p.m. Saturday. Call 732-892-0131 for more information.
The Aztec, 901 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights: A favorite of MTV's "Jersey Shore," The Aztec sponsors Jersey Shore Fridays featuring a mix of Latin top 40, hip-hop, reggaeton and reggae music by DJ Edit and DJ EQ. Cover charges vary. Visit aztecoceanresort.com for more information.
The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights: The Karen Rodriguez Latin Dance Ensemble will play this Shore-area restaurant and bar as part of the weekly Saturday Night Jazz Sessions, beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.themillnj.com.