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Whether it's playoff hockey against the rival Rangers or the pop group opening the new Revel Casino in Atlantic City, drop the gloves and have fun this weekend.

The Prudential Center, Newark

THIS WEEKEND: Saturday — Devils v. Rangers
turns up the heat in the thrid game of the best-of-seven fight to represent the Eastern Conference in the chase for the Stanley Cup, 1 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: Devils v. Rangers, Game Four, 8 p.m., Monday; New York Liberty v. Minnesota Lynx in WNBA action, 7 p.m., Tuesday; 

BOOK IT NOW: Trippy rock band Radiohead, with special guest, Caribou, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31, Friday, June 1; Liberty v. Fever, 6 p.m., Sunday, June 3; Local favorite, boxer Tomasz Adamek v. Eddie Chambers, 6 p.m., Saturday, June 16; LMFAO's "Sorry for Party Rocking" tour wreaks havoc on the Rock, 7 p.m., Friday, June 29

Check out prucenter.com for details about these and other shows.

Luna Stage, West Orange 

THIS WEEKEND: Sunday — A celebration of the blues-tinged jazz of Hank Crawford and David “Fathead” Newman, featuring guitarist Bob DeVos and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander with pianist Dave Braham. 7 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: No shows

BOOK IT NOW: "New Moon Reading Series" is Luna's monthly session in which audiences get to see a special reading of a new play that could be performed on the Luna stage or elsewhere, 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 4; "Stand-up Comedy Night" is an adult show full of local comedians showing off their best material, 8 p.m., Thursday, June 7.

 Go to lunastage.org for more details about all Luna Stage shows.

Wellmont Theatre, Montclair

THIS WEEKEND Saturday — Irish singer-turned-activist-turned-serial-monomomist-turned-singer performs in Montclair at 8 p.m.


BOOK IT NOW: Genre-defying Gogol Bordello, with Two Gallants, perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 2; Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 9; Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 19; Crosby, Stills & Nash deliver some of popular music's most important and beautifully crafted and performed songs, 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, June 26,27.

Check out wellmonttheatre.com for more shows.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

THIS WEEKEND: Saturday — Rockapella delivers its powerful and playful a capella crooning style, 2 p.m and 7 p.m., Victoria TheatreChita Rivera, who performed for decades in a variety of Broadway's classic hits, performs her review, with two shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., The Chase Room; Prudential Hall; Bill Maher, Jersey guy and comedic iconoclast and host of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, gets politcally incorrect at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 20 

NEXT WEEK: No shows

BOOK IT NOW: Tony-winning performer and TV, film favorite Bernadette Peters, performs a mix of standards and surprises, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 2, Prudential Hall; NJ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony — the Class of 2012 includes Michael Douglass, Joyce Carol Oates, Sarah Vaughn, 7 p.m., Saturday, June 9 

 Check out njpac.org to check out these and other events.

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange


NEXT WEEK: No shows

BOOK IT NOW: Russell Thompkins Jr. and the New Stylistics, features the voice of many '70s R&B classics, such as "You Make Me Feel Brand New," "Betcha By Golly Wow" and "Stone In Love With You"; 8 p.m., Friday, June 1.

Go to sopacnow.org for more details about all shows.

The Borgata, Atlantic City 

THIS WEEKEND: Saturday — Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m., Event Center; Joan Rivers, 6 and 9 p.m., Saturday, May 19, The Music Box

NEXT WEEK: Hip-hoppin' stud du jour Pitbull brings the party tunes, 9 p.m., Friday, May 25, Event Center, Rock icon Steve Winwood, 9 p.m., Friday, May 25, the Music Box

BOOK IT NOW: Weezer, 9 p.m., Friday, June 1, Event Center; Frankie Valli, 9 p.m., Friday, June 8, The Music Box; Sting, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 9, Event Center; Jim McGaffigan, two shows, Saturday, June 23, The Event CenterThe Jacksons, Friday, June 29, 8 p.m., Event Center;  Aziz Ansari, two shows, Frday and Saturday, July 13, 14, The Music Box

Check out theborgata.com for details about these and other shows.

Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank


NEXT WEEK: Country-pop legend Glen Campbell performs "Galveston," Wichita Lineman and "Rhinestone Cowboy," among other hits at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 26; Steve Winwood, whose music and influence on music has spanned decades, performs at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 27;

BOOK IT NOW: Bluesman Buddy Guy tries to blast the roof off the legendary theatre at 8 p.m., Friday, June 8; Steve Miller Band plays four decades of hits at 7 p.m, Wednesday, June 20; Absurdist comedian Steven Wright delivers an hour's worth of hilariously off-kilter observatons at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 21.

Go to countbasietheatre for more details about all shows.

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

This Weekend: Tonight — "Bowfire" is a fierce performance featuring the finest fiddle and violin virtuosos that spans genres — from Celtic music to rock, jazz, classical and bluegrass. The show features intricate choreography, dramatic and lighting and elegant costumes, 8 p.m.; Saturday — New Jersey Ballet performs "Giselle", one of ballet's most romantic performances, 8 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: No shows

BOOK IT NOW: Boyz II Men continues the R&B crooner band's comeback tour, 8 p.m., Friday, June 1; Broadway and film star Bebe Neuwirth delivers her one-woman show, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 2; Guitar hero Joe Walsh brings his "Analog Tour" into Mo-town at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7; Darius Rucker, the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish who's now topping the country charts as a solo performer, plays at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13.

Check out mayoarts.org for details about these and other shows.

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel 

THIS WEEKEND: Sunday — " 'KTUphoria" delivers a dance party for the first weekend of shows at PNC Bank Arts Center. The show features Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert & Flo Rida; 6 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: No shows

BOOK IT NOW: Hip-hoppin' hits with Drake, J. Cole & Waka Flocka Flame, 7 p.m., Tuesday; June 12; Demi Lovato & Hot Chelle Rae, 7 p.m., Friday, June 22; James Taylor, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 23; Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Tour, 7:27 p.m. (really!), Wednesday June 27;

Revel, Atlantic City

THIS WEEKEND: Tonight — Maroon 5 delivers the first concert in the new casino's Ovation Hall, 9 p.m.; The Black Keys deliver the second concert in the new casino's Ovation Hall; 9 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: Beyonce — new mom, newly crowned "Sexiest Woman in the World" by People Magazine, wife of Jay-Z and, oh yeah, 16-time Grammy-winnin', big damn deal in the pop-music world — delivers a booty-shakin' four-show stint of her hits, 9 p.m., Friday through Monday, May 25-28, Ovation Hall.

BOOK IT NOW: Kid Rock brings his Detroit amalgam of rock, pop, hip-hop and rap crossover styles to A.C., 9 p.m., Saturday, June 2, Ovation Hall; Sugarland delivers the duo's good-time hits and sugary ballads, wrapped up in their sweet harmonies, 9 p.m., Friday, June 15, Ovation Hall; Seal delivers more than 20 years worth of hits, 9 p.m., Friday, July 20, Ovation Hall.

Go to revelresorts.com for complete details on all shows.

Scotty’s Steakhouse, Springfield

THIS WEEK: Tonight and Saturday — Kerri Louise, who's appeared on Oprah, Last Comic Standing and starred with her husband, comedian Tom Cotter, in a reality show called Two Funny, takes to the Scotty's stage; Friday and Saturday, May 18, 19

NEXT WEEK: No shows

BOOK IT NOW: BrianMcKim is a writer and professional standup comic who has performed in all 50 states! He was was a semifinalist on season 7 of the NBC reality show "Last Comic Standing." See for yourself on Friday and Saturday, June 1, 2

For details and more information, log onto scottyssteakhouse.com.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Madison

THIS WEEK: The theatre begins its 50th Anniversary season! No shows this weekend 

BOOK IT NOW: Henry IV, Part Onethe play that tells the story of the delinquent Prince Hal, the fiery Hotspur and the invented Falstaff, and a host of nobles and ne’er-do-wells, comes to life ppeared on May 30-June 24; The Liar, adapted by American playwright from the 17th-century comedy by Pierre Corneille, July 4-29

For details and more information, log on to shakespearenj.org

Shanghai Jazz, Madison

THIS WEEKEND: Tonight – John Carlini Trio features everything from jazz to blues and bluegrass; Saturday — Grammy-nominated piano phenom Christian Sands brings his trio for a pair of shows in Madison.

NEXT WEEK: Akua Dixon Jazz Quartet features the cellist/vocalist who has performed with everyone from Duke Ellington to the Temptations, Friday and Saturday, May 25, 26

BOOK IT NOW: Guitarist John Zweig brings his eponymous trio, destined to perform from the Great American Jazz Songbook as well as original compositions too, Thursday, May 31

All shows 6:30 and 8:30. Check out shanghaijazz.com for more details.

Stress Factory Comedy Club, New Brunswick

THIS WEEK: Tonight and Saturday — Amy Shumer, who was featured on Last Comic Standing and The Ellen DeGeneres Show

NEXT WEEK: Rex Navarrete, from Lopez Tonight, Hella Pinoy, Badass Madapaka, 8 p.m., Tuesday

Book It Now: JB Smoove, one of Larry David's most hilarious foils on Curb Your Enthusiasm, delivers his stand-up act Thursday through Saturday, May 24-26; Kim Coles, who was a member of the In Living Color and Living Single casts, headlines a show on Sunday, May 27; Tommy Johnagin headlines a series of shows from Thursday through Friday, May 31, June 1, 2. 

Check out stressfactory.com for more details.

Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway

THIS WEEKEND: Oddball crooner and born-too-late vaudeville jokester Leon Redbone tickles eccentrics' funny bones and regales them with songs that haven't been recorded since the days of 78-rpm Victrolas, 8 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: No shows

BOOK IT NOW: An Evening with Native Run, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 9; Tom Chapin & Friends, 2 p.m., Sunday,June 10; Modern blues stalwart Robert Cray performs at 8 p.m., Friday, June 15; An acoustic evening with rock/pop legend Dave Mason, 8 p.m., Thursday, June 28

Go to unioncountypac for more details about all shows.



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