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This week in Atlantic City there are so many fun events happening, there’s no excuse for the winter blues. Starting tonight — Thursday, Jan. 27 — make sure to head on out to Boogie Nights for the 2011 Reader’s Choice Nightlife Awards Party starting at 8pm. This party is so much fun, and Atlantic City Weekly‘s third annual event promises to be even more so as 1980s pop star Tiffany will be a special guest presenter, and Jade Starling of the band Pretty Poison will be debuting a new Atlantic City-themed song!

On Friday, Jan. 18, you’ll definitely have to check out the Tropicana’s Festival Carnivale. What does “Festival Carnivale” mean, you ask? Well for starters it’s a property-wide event with free admission, and for just $5 you can order different food items from the participating restaurants within The Quarter and The Marketplace — which is pretty much every one of them in the Trop. On top of that, the celebration encompasses all kinds of goodies such as live music, DJs, line dances, and, best of all, shopping specials! How can you go wrong? Plus, while you’re at the Trop, make sure to find out the dates and times of the revue show Marc Antonelli” From Unknown to Irresistible. What a dynamic voice and fabulous performance he puts on for his guests. You’ll be delighted to hear the wide range of genres he covers, from jazz and opera to pop and rock ‘n’ roll. The Tropicana showroom has the pleasure of presenting this show until Feb. 26, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see him.

As long as you’re all hyped up from the Tropicana festivities, keep the momentum rolling into Saturday night with the production of Tango Fire at the Stockton Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. The group Estampas Portenas will perform a journey through the history of tango, which is dubbed as the world’s most alluring and exciting dance. And according to, the evolution of this dance has profound implications for the way we dance today. Interestingly enough, for the first century of its history, while tango music struggled for and then achieved respectability, the dance was still neglected by historians and academics. Pretty interesting stuff, but thankfully we can now appreciate this art form right here in our own backyards.

Keeping up with the dancing theme, why not head over to Temple Beth El in Margate on Sunday night to hear the 17-piece Black Magic Swing Band, which has created a lot of buzz in our area through their expert sounds and, of course, through their leader Denise Black. From 7-10pm you can dance to your heart’s content to the lovely big-band sounds. With the mission to “bring back the great music of the swing era,” these talented musicians will be encouraging all to get into swing dancing and perpetuating fun. To learn more about this lovely music group, check out their website at

We’ll allow you to take a break on Monday, but starting Tuesday, Feb. 1, and going through Saturday every week, you are in for a really unique treat. Resorts Casino Hotel is now the home of Atlantic City’s own Blanche the Singing Bartender at 25 Hours Lounge. Yes that’s right, she will be singing her heart at night, all the while taking your order, mixing your drink and ringing up the tab as well. Having been singing across the country for 20 — and bartending for 18 of those years — you’ll be mightily impressed by this multi-tasking talent, and it’s a great place to take a date.  And get used to the singing bartender idea, because Resorts plans to bring in similar entertainment with a 1920s flair throughout the year.

All in all, Atlantic City is constantly providing amazing entertainment and is consistently offering quality food and great accommodations within the casinos and local hotels. You can rest assured that Atlantic City Weekly will always have you covered on everything coming to town in print and online, so make sure to save as a favorite site on your computer as well. And have fun!

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