Taj Mahal a week before his Stand Up Comedy
Special is released on Netflix. 9 PM; $43-$63.
Atlantic City ( trumptaj.com).
July 11: The comedian and Philadelphia native
rocketed to stardom with his relatable standup
routines on the joys (and pains) of parenting. He
recently starred in rom-com The Wedding Ringer.
7 & 10: 30 PM; $59.50-$129.50. Prudential Center,
Newark ( prucenter.com).
Big Apple Comedy Club
July 17: The Newton Theatre welcomes New
York City comedians Robyn Schall, Andy
Pitz, Stone and Stone, and J.J. Ramirez.
8 PM; $20-$25. Newton (973-383-3700,
July 18: The comedian, fashion designer, LGBT-rights activist, author and actress heads to
the Borgata to deliver a dose of biting social
commentary. 9 PM; $49-$59. The Music Box, the
Borgata, Atlantic City ( theborgata.com).
State Barbecue Championship &
Anglesea Blues Festival
July 10-12: Two times the festivals means twice
the fun, as North Wildwood hosts the state
barbecue championship alongside the Anglesea
Blues Fest. See page 42 for more about
barbecue. Fri, 4-11 PM; Sat, 10 AM- 11 PM; Sun, 10
AM- 6 PM. ( njbbq.com; angleseablues.com).
7th Annual Front Porch Bluegrass
Festival & Pig Roast
July 11: Head to Gazebo Park on Main Street
in Chester for kids’ activities, live bluegrass
music, craft vendors and, of course, a roasting
pig. Bring your own blankets and lawn
chairs to this rain-or-shine event. 10 AM- 8
PM. Gazebo Park, Chester (908-443-1294,
Asbury Park Mermaid Promenade
July 11: Calling all pirates, mermaids and
mermen! A fin time awaits at the inaugural
Asbury Park Mermaid Promenade, inspired
A JERSEY JEWEL
July 2 & 3 Fifty years ago, Newark-born comedian Jerry Lewis starred
in the slapstick film The Family
Jewels, which showcased the rubber-faced entertainer in seven different
roles. The Moorlyn Family Theatre in
Ocean City celebrates this 1965 classic with two screenings: a red-carpet
event on July 2 and a general viewing
on July 3. All proceeds will benefit
the after-school program Son Club
at the Ocean City Tabernacle. 8 PM;
$15-$20. Ocean City (
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s is an independent, professional theatre company located on the Drew University campus.
Programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner
Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Illustrations by Scott McKowen
This witty, romantic confection examines
the extreme lengths taken to test a
relationship between artists addicted
to a larger-than-life existence.
LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
On the Outdoor Stage
On the Main Stage
THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
OF NEW JERSEY 2015 SEASON
by Ferenc Molnár
newly adapted by Bonnie J. Monte
from a translation by Gábor Lukin
directed by Bonnie J. Monte
by William Shakespeare
directed by Brian B. Crowe
June 17–July 26
July 8–July 26
(973) 408-5600 | ShakespeareNJ.org
Pack a picnic, pack up the family, and head
to the Outdoor Stage to enjoy this summery
crowd-pleaser by the Bard!