Jersey Shore Diversions: The Best Weekend Events

Where do you go when you've got nothing — or too much — to do?

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch.com is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-with-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities:


 Where/When:  , NJ Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch, Friday, April 29, 2 pm & 8 pm, Saturday April 30, 8 pm, Sunday, May 1, 2 pm

Why Go:   A World Premiere by John Biguenet about a wealthy banker headed back home in the dead of the night who finds himself unexpectedly sharing his first-class compartment with a dubious interloper with only a second-class ticket, a lot of questions, and a knack for conveniently forgetting the answers.

 Pricing:  $25 - $40


Where/When:  , Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club, 518 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, Friday, April 29, 8 pm, Saturday, April 30, 6 pm & 9:45 pm, Sunday, May 1, 7:15 pm

Why Go:  See "Jersey's Bad Boy" of Comedy!

Pricing:  $25 (plus $10 food minimum)  - $49.95


 Where/When:   , See map distributed at  Tobacco Road - 690 E Bay Ave, Unshredded Nostalgia - 323 S Main St, Van Dyk Group - 500 Barnegat Blvd, and Adrianna's Boutique - 365 N Main St, Barnegat, Saturday, April 30, After 7:30 am

Why Go:   Pick up a map and look for the houses with the flags on their mailboxes to identify participating homes.

Pricing:   Town-wide bargains. 


Where/When:  , Berkeley Twp Recreation Center, 630 Atlantic City Blvd, Saturday, April 30, 8 am - 4 pm

Why Go:   Be ready to operate a boat or jet-ski this summer!

Pricing:  $55 covers materials and lunch


 Where/When:  , 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Twp, 07727, Saturday, April 30, 10 am - 4 pm

Why Go:   More than 75 crafters will sell handmade crafts in the Village.  Food & drink will be available.

Pricing:  Varied depending on purchases.


Where/When:  , Whiting Fire House, 120 Lacey Rd, Whiting, Saturday, April 30, 12:30 - 3 pm

Why Go:  14 games plus a 50/50 raffle.

Pricing:  $50 For a packet that includes everything needed


Where/When:  , Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 434 Aldrich Rd, Howell, Saturday, April 30, 5 - 11 pm

Why Go:   Enjoy a fabulous dinner with a large dose of laughter and a wide selection of gift baskets and gift certificates.  Grand Prize - 4 Disney World Park Hopper Passes!

Pricing:  $30 Advanced Tickets/ $32 At the Door


 Where/When:  , Longshots Sports Bar, 535 Route 9, Waretown, Saturday, April 30, 6 pm

Why Go:  Come for a fun night and show your support for Ocean Gate Officer Jason Marles who lost his life in an automobile accident.  Performing are headliner Chris Monty & host Curt Carlson.

Pricing:  $25 plus two beverage minimum


Where/When:  , Midtown Grand, 399 Dover Road, Toms River, Saturday, April 30, 7:30 - 10:30 pm

Why Go:   Spend the night dancing, singing, and laughing with Ruben, an award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist.

Pricing:  $20 Includes Dinner & Show


 Where/When:  , Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main St, Manasquan, Sunday, May 1, 3 pm

Why Go:  Father Alphonse brings opera back to Algonquin Arts Theatre in this tale of a Geisha wronged by her American lover. Soaring melodies and glorious voices bring Puccini's classic to life.

Pricing:  Prime Seating $45; Adults & Seniors $40; Students $30


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