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Down the Shore: Firemen's Fair, 'Xanadu,' Flying History Tour

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The annual Fair Haven Firemen's Fair, billed as the largest in New Jersey, returns Friday night. There will be rides and food, and of course, rides on firetrucks. The fair, held at the , runs through Sept. 1, excluding Sundays. For a first-hand account of the wonders of the fair,

The 's Junior Company will present the Broadway musical "Xanadu" at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the . The Music Pier will be transformed into a roller disco complete with special lighting, projections, a disco ball and a cast of singing, dancing, acting and skating youths from across the greater Ocean City area. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, call 609-525-9248, visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or stop by the Box Office.

The will celebrate the music of Johnny Cash when it presents at the Bengal Theatre, 180 Bengal Boulevard, Barnegat. Performances are at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 adult, $20 children and younger; call 609-312-8306 or visit www.oceantheatre.org.

The will be at Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township all weekend, with tours from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tour showcases two fully restored WWII bombers — a B-24 Liberator and B-17 Flying Fortress — as well as a A P-51C Mustang dual-control fighter. Flight experiences aboard the planes are available, for a cost. They take place before and after tours. For flight reservations or more information, call 978-562-9182.

Point Pleasant Beach will host the second annual  at Loughran's Point on the Manasquan Inlet, Point Beach, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Poles are available for rent, and there will be food and raffles. Participants are asked to walk or bike to the site as parking is limited. 

will be honored at  (1803 Route 34, Wall Township) this Saturday with a memorial race to mark the memory of a man who lost his life five years ago. Spectator seating will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying set for 6 p.m. and feature race action scheduled for 7 p.m.

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation will present the at the Great Lawn on the Promenade in Long Branch from 1 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, click here.



The Aztec, 901 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights: The Aztec sponsors  with DJ Edit and DJ E.Q. and Copa free from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Visit aztecoceanresort.com for more information.

 "Freak Brother Fred" will lead karaoke and music requests at the Toms River pub from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Call 732-244-4262 or visit miraclesportspub.com for more information.

: The Gina Fox Quartet will perform as part of the weekly Saturday Night Jazz Sessions, beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.themillnj.com.

Captain Hook's, 1320 Boulevard, Seaside Heights:Dubbed an "adult playground," Captain Hooks features foosball, shuffleboard, pinball, pool, air hockey darts and more. And oh yeah: alcohol. Call 732-830-0006 for more information.

: Barnacle Bill's will feature the Sonny Kenn Trio at 9 p.m. Saturday. Call 732-747-8396 for more information or visit www.barnaclebillsrumson.com.

The  at Pier Village will feature a DJ from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday night, while the  features a DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Saturday. Call (732) 923-0100 for more information.

: Enjoy an evening while looking out at the ocean at Point Beach's expansive Martell's Tiki Bar. Call (732) 892-0131 for more information.


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