The Golden Nugget Atlantic City invites guests to satisfy their brew cravings at the 2nd Annual Beer Festival, Sept. 28-30.

The main event takes place Saturday, Sept.29, with the Craft Beer Tasting, from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. in The Grand. Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 100 varieties of craft beer selections from 40 breweries including local New Jersey and Pennsylvania brews to the best beers from Oregon to Maine and everywhere in between.  The event will also feature chef-inspired cuisine, live music and a book signing with Gary Monterosso, author of Artisan Beer.

This one-of-a-kind tasting is coming back to the Golden Nugget after receiving overwhelming positive feedback last year.  The event serves as a great opportunity to sample seasonal pumpkin ales from breweries including Goose Island, Tuckahoe, East Coast Beer Co., Anderson Valley Brewing, North Coast Brewing, Stone Brewing, Lagunita’s, Dogfish Head, Kona Brewing, Samuel Adams, Flying Fish, NJ Beer Co., Yards and many more. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased for $49*.

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The party continues as guests can join our Beer Maidens for a 3-day Oktoberfest Party on The Deck, overlooking the Marina. The Deck will host a unique Paulaner Biergarten (beer garden) on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5 p.m. – midnight, Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon- midnight and Sunday, Sept. 30 from noon- 8 p.m.  The beer garden will feature two Paulaner draft beers, Oktoberfest and Hefeweizen on tap, homemade braided pretzels and three styles of brats, available for purchase. 

The Paulaner Brewery has been producing beer since 1654, and has hosted the original Oktoberfest every year since 1810 in Munich, Germany.

Price is per person, inclusive of tax.

For more information on the Golden Nugget Atlantic City’s upcoming events including the 2nd Annual Beer Festival, or to purchase tickets today, visit http://www.goldennugget.com/AtlanticCity/upcomingevents.asp.

From the 15th century to the roaring 20’s, the esteemed Atlantic City Ballet will take audiences on an exciting journey with two remarkable ballets.  Resorts Casino Hotel and the Atlantic City Ballet announced they will do two free shows at Resorts Superstar Theater on Saturday, October 6 and Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Both ballet performances are being offered free to the public, and are inspiring for both seasoned ballet-goers and first time guests looking to enjoy a fun, exciting show.  Audiences will be captivated by the talent of the dancers and the stories of both performances. Ticket vouchers can be picked up at the Box Office.

On Saturday, October 6 at 8 p.m., the Atlantic City Ballet and Resorts will present an encore performance of original production “Caught Up in the Swing,” which was specifically created to celebrate the Ballet’s 30thanniversary and was first presented at Resorts in June of this year.   “Caught Up in the Swing” is a comedy taking place in a hotel back in the 1920's in Atlantic City and is choreographed by founding director Phyllis Papa. The ballet is about the different people who come through the doors of the hotel. The characters include a Bell Hop who is being teased by a rich girl, Tennis players, showgirls, a very wealthy Vamp, Swimmers and Gangsters. The performance will feature a rendition of the Charleston and swing as well as many breathtaking lifts, which have become a signature of the Atlantic City Ballet. 

Then, audiences can get into the spirit of Halloween a day early with Dracula on Tuesday, October 30th at 8 p.m.  Dracula, choreographed by Phyllis Papa, premiered in the fall of 2006. Based on the story of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the story is set in 15th century Eastern Europe and tells of a young lawyer, Jonathan Harker who is captured and imprisoned by Dracula. Inspired and obsessed by a photograph of Jonathan’s fiancé, Mina, Dracula goes to London to meet and victimize her. After draining the life of Mina’s best friend Lucy Westenera, Dracula ensnares Mina. Dr. Van Helsing leads all on his crusade to free Mina and the world from Dracula.

As one of the leading cultural institutions in the Atlantic City region, the Atlantic City Ballet has been performing on stages for almost 30 years and founding and artistic director, Phyllis Papa, has been lauded as one of the finest dancers and teachers currently on the American ballet scene.  The combination of these ballets into two stunning performances will give the audience a taste of what the Atlantic City Ballet has to offer and showcase some classic ballet shows.  The shows are a direct result of a grant provided to the Atlantic City Ballet by the CRDA.

The mission of the Atlantic City Ballet is to present the highest quality of classical and contemporary dance to audiences of all ages and cultures. This is accomplished through the presentation of professional performances, community outreach, educational programs suitable for all, as well as creative programming and initiatives.

For more information on the Atlantic City Ballet, visit their official Web site at www.acballet.org.

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The acclaimed Random Canyon Growlers will present a free concert of music of traditional bluegrass and old time music on Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m., at Richard Stockton College’s Dante Hall,14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, NJ.

This celebrated group from Jackson Hole, WY, will bring their hard-driving style and laser-beam harmonies to the festival in a spectacular show prior to their European tour.

Tickets are required and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The hall will open one hour prior to performance time.

The Atlantic City Music Festival is a three-day free musical extravaganza including brass, bluegrass, and classical music, and takes place from Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7, in Atlantic City, NJ. The other programs at the festival will be a concert by the Atlantic Brass Band on Friday, October 5 and a concert of chamber music with a multi-cultural flavor by the Bay-Atlantic String Quartet on Sunday, October 7.


The Atlantic City Music Festival is made possible through generous support from PNC Arts Alive, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) with the aim of promoting and revitalizing Atlantic City’s Arts District.

For tickets and more information on the festival, call the Richard Stockton Performing Arts Center Box Office at 609-652-9000 or visit Dante Hall’s website at www.stockton.edu/dante.  For more information on all Bay-Atlantic Symphony concerts and programs, please call their office at 856-451-1169, visit the Symphony’s website at www.bayatlanticsymphony.org, or visit them on Facebook.

The origins of the Random Canyon Growlers began with Jamie Drysdale and David McMeekin, childhood friends from Vermont, who developed a love for bluegrass in their teenage and college years, going on to the legendary Jackson Hole Hootenanny. After meeting bassist Matt Donovan, a buzz around the mountain country began about this group.

They soon performed both sides of the Teton Range to acclaim and began performing in venues further away from their home base. A debut studio album soon resulted with the progressive, energetic line-up of Drysdale on guitar/vocals, McMeekin on banjo/vocals, Donovan on bass, Bryan Paugh on fiddle and Jon Carl Degroot on lead guitar.

 

More than 500 students, faculty and staff members turned out on Wednesday night At The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to hear an address by author, lecturer and educator, Anita Hill.  The speech was the keynote event of Stockton’s Constitution Day series of programming.

Hill presented a stirring account of how perceptions about sexual harassment in the workplace and related issues have changed since her historic testimony during the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. 

Professor Hill's talk provided our students with an opportunity to reflect on both the progress and limitations of efforts to advance gender and racial equality,” said Associate Professor of Political Science Linda Wharton.

An attorney and professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at Brandeis University, where she also serves as Senior Advisor to the Provost, Hill opened her talk with a nod to Stockton’s political engagement activities.

“When I saw all that you are doing here at Stockton, I was very impressed, particularly when I heard about your activities on behalf of one of my heroes, Fannie Lou Hamer,” she said.

Stockton’s Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Symposium honors the memory and advances the legacy of the Civil Rights pioneer from Mississippi, who spoke on voting rights and equal representation at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City.

“We follow in the footsteps of Fannie Lou Hamer as we strive for political, economic and social equality,” Professor Hill said.

The event was presentation was cosponsored by the Political Engagement Project, the Unified Black Students Society, the Africana

Studies program, the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs, the College Foundation and the Office of Student Development.