Just as the population of shore towns continues to swell as summer progresses, so, too, does the list of top-flight performers coming to entertain vacationers and residents alike. For area Jews, 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most entertaining years ever. Whatever your favorite type of live event — comedy, music, theater or even political cabaret — it's a solid bet that Atlantic City's casinos and Jewish institutions like the Katz JCC in Margate and Chabad in Ventnor will have you covered.
Sarah Silverman brings her decidedly unconventional and uncensored brand of comedy to the newly created 1,500-seat Circus Maximus theater at Caesars Atlantic City on July 7 at 9 p.m. Be prepared to laugh while cringing, or vice versa.
Tickets, $65 to $105. For more information, go towww.caesarsac.com.
Jerry Seinfeldwill show why he is still considered to be the king of observational comedy when he takes the stage at the Borgata Event Center on July 14 at 8 p.m. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Tickets, $95 to $135. For more information, go to www.theborgata.com/entertain/event-calendar.
Howie Mandel, who has been everything from a series regular (St. Elsewhere) to a series creator (the critically acclaimed animated series Bobby's World ) to a series host (Deal or No Deal) , returns to his first love, standup comedy, in this show at the Borgata Music Box on July 21 at 9 p.m.
Tickets, $65 to $75. For more information, go to www.theborgata.com/entertain/event-calendar.
The Milton and Betty Katz JCC in Margate's Summer Series 2012 is a four-week festival of musically themed entertainment. Among the performers slated to take the stage this summer: The Capitol Stepsand their signature brand of politically inflected cabaret, on July 12; musical impressionist Tony Pace brings his uncanny ability to summon everyone from Louis Armstrong to Cher on July 19; andAvi Hoffman presents his latest musical retrospective, Still Jewish After All These Years! A Life in the Theater, on July 26.
All shows start at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.jccatlantic.tix.com.
Samantha Ronson deserves to be known as more than just Lindsay Lohan's ex. She is, in fact, one of the premier DJ's in the world, which you can discover for yourself starting at 10 p.m. on July 7 at mur.mur, the nightclub inside the Borgata. Ronson appears regularly at mur.mur, but this is her only set in July. For more information, go towww.theborgata.com/entertain/event-calendar.
The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort is the place to be if you want to get down withJonathan Lipnicki on July 20. Lipnicki, best known for his star turn in Jerry Maguire , is hosting this event in part because he has a starring role in the new film, For the Love of Money , based on the true story of an Israeli immigrant to the United States who tries to live the American Dream without succumbing to the world of crime that has followed him from Tel Aviv.
For more information, go to www.harrahsresort.com/casinos/harrahs-atlantic-city/casino-entertainment.
If you have ever felt the insatiable desire to chow down with the titular star of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern," here's your chance: Zimmern himself will be leading a select group of intrepid eaters through the aptly named "Bizarre Brunch with Andrew Zimmern" on July 28 at 10 a.m. at Caesars Atlantic Grill as part of the 2012 Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival.
For more information, go to www.caesarsac.com.
Chabad at the Shore has a full slate of summer programming, from beachside barbecues to challah-making classes. One of the more notable events is their Jewish Summerfest on Aug. 19. Starting at 6 p.m., the event features a free concert, barbecue, rides and more at the gazebo on the beach behind the Ventnor library.
For more information, go to www.chabadac.com.