ATLANTIC CITY – There is no shortage of exciting, fun and free ways to DO AC this November. Below are just a few of the opportunities available for visitors and residents:
DO The Arts Garage
Saturday, Nov. 2 and 9, 11:30 a.m. – Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to show their artistic side during satARTdays, a themed art program where kids will create charming, delightful and unique projects to take home. You must sign up ahead of time to guarantee a spot. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m. – The Arts Garage will host a Second Friday reception highlighting new exhibits.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. – The South Jersey Poets Collective presents World Above, an open mic and featured poet reading. www.artsgarageac.com
DO Bass Pro
Saturday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m. – Santa Claus is coming to town so head over to Bass Pro Shops for the Santa’s Arrival Event. Mark the occasion with hot cocoa and cookies as Santa lights the Christmas tree and cuts the ribbon to Santa’s Wonderland. 609-449-4500
DO Dante Hall
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – Tap into your inner comedian with an Improv Comedy Workshop instructed by Unity’s Theatre Troup. Flex your funny bone while improving your self-confidence, building better communication and exploring your creativity.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – Learn the practice of acting and behaving instinctively during The Art of Doing Workshop. Presented by the Atlantic City Theatre Company, this workshop is designed to stop the flow of internal dialogue and help participants “get out of their heads.”
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21, 22, 8 p.m. – Take a special look at Atlantic City through the eyes of local award-winning comedian, Michelle Tomko during her Yo Eleven! One Woman, Many Voices show. www.dantehallstockton.org
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – Flyers Skate Zone is hosting Try Hockey for Free Day for kids, ages 4-9. No equipment or skating experience is required. See www.TryHockeyforFree.com to register.
DO Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Musical Light Show
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m. – Tropicana Atlantic City is getting you ready for “the most wonderful time of the year” with the official Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Musical Light Show in The Quarter. The Holiday Musical Light Show features a 35-foot decorated tree with festive lights synchronized to the sounds of the season. Daily shows will be presented every hour on the hour starting at Noon. www.tropicana.net
DO Atlantic City
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. – Little Water Distillery ensures that learning can be fun as they present Explain It To Me Like I’m 5: Atlantic City. Author Nelson Johnson will be on hand to discuss Atlantic City from its inception into today. 609-344-7867
DO Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Monday – Friday – Curated by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, the “Atlantic City Experience” provides an interactive timeline with movable partitions and a mini theater with video clips highlighting key dates in the City’s rich past. There are also several historic display cases and touch screens with hundreds of archival images of Atlantic City. This historical showcase is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.atlanticcityexperience.org
Atlantic City is home to more than 50 murals with more to come. Stories behind the artists’ works are as touching and moving as the murals they create and these public works of art show the heartbeat of Atlantic City. A few of the unique and beautiful pieces include, “Before I Die” which features fill-in-the-blank lines where a person can add their bucket-list item to the wall and the “Jelly Fish,” an optical illusion mural wherein the tentacles of the jellyfish appear to move when using red and blue 3D glasses. The below link provides a mural location listing that includes the artist, as well as mural title. www.atlanticcityartsfoundation.org/murals