This week at the Shore: Sixers, songsters, and a circus act.
AVALON | SAT. 3 P.M.: On Sat., Aug. 27., the 17th annual 76ers Beach Bash bounces into Avalon. Stop by Jack's Place (3601 Ocean Dr.) from 3 to 6 p.m. to mingle with Sixers players - including Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, who will sign autographs - and to catch performances by the team's Phlight Squad and Dream Team dance squad. Additional activities include inflatables, a dunk tank, and face painting. All-day passes are $20 and can be purchased at entry, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Sixers Youth Foundation. Guests can purchase food from Philadelphia food trucks Scoop DeVille and Philly Fry. Those 21-plus can purchase themed drinks inside the venue. See nba.com/sixers.
BARNEGAT LIGHT | SUN. TO MON.: For the last year, a replica of the historic 139-foot racing yacht America has been traveling to sailing communities around the country and in the Caribbean in advance of the 2017 America's Cup races in Bermuda. The original America won the Royal Yacht Squadron's "100 Guinea Cup" race around the Isle of Wight in 1851. From Sun., Aug. 28, to Mon., Aug. 29, yacht enthusiasts can visit the replica vessel at the Lighthouse Marina (19 W. Sixth St.). Free dockside tours will be available on both days from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets for sailing outings aboard the boat - departing at 1 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 29 - are $85 ($42.50 for kids) and can be purchased at https://fareharbor.com/yachtamerica on a first come, first served basis. The America will visit Cape May on Aug. 30 and 31 and Philadelphia on Sept. 2 and 3. See http://nextlevelsailing.com or call 619-922-6215.
LONG BEACH TWP. | TUES. 7 P.M.: Ben Lipman brings his Cascading Traveling Circus to the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (120 Long Beach Blvd.) on Tues., Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Lipman's one-man circus show, part of LBIF's Family Night Out event series, features juggling, magic tricks, and other fantastical feats. $10 (free for LBIF members). See http://lbifoundation.org or call 609-494-1241.
ATLANTIC CITY | SAT. 10 P.M.: Jim Gaffigan performed his shtick - rooted in humorous asides and self-deprecating routines about laziness and food - for Pope Francis last fall in Philadelphia; now he's coming to Atlantic City. On Sat., Aug. 27, catch Gaffigan at 10 p.m. at the Borgata (1 Borgata Way). Tickets are $45 to $65. See theborgata.com or call 1-866-900-4849.
ATLANTIC CITY | THURS. 4 P.M.: For those who like "cold beer on a Friday night / A pair of jeans that fit just right" - or just enjoy the down-home vibe of country tunes - the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band will play on the Atlantic City beach on Thurs., Sept. 1, at 4 p.m. The concert, part of the band's Black Out the Sun tour, also will feature Drake White and the Big Fire. General admission tickets are $39.50 ($99.50 for Gold Circle tickets) and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-888-228-4748. See acbeachconcerts.com for more information.
OCEAN CITY | MON. 7:30 P.M.: Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams, whose music spans genres from rock to blues to country, gained acclaim with her self-titled 1988 album, which features the song "Passionate Kisses," later popularized by Mary-Chapin Carpenter. On Mon., Aug. 29, Williams will perform at the Ocean City Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
OCEAN CITY | FRI. 11 A.M.: Welcome the fall season with Ocean City's kooky tradition: The King and Queen of Plop competition. On Fri., Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Ninth Street Beach (opposite the Music Pier), contestants will fall dramatically to the sand in slow motion. Prizes will be awarded for the most spectacular plummets. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. at the same location. Free entry. See oceancityvacation.com or call 609-399-6111.
SEA ISLE CITY | SAT. 8 P.M.: On Sat., Aug. 27, "Paint it Black" with Rolling Stones tribute band the Glimmer Twins. The group will perform at 8 p.m. in Excursion Park (JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue). Free. See http://visitsicnj.com or call 609-263-8687.
SEA ISLE CITY | TUES. 8:15 P.M.: Travel to Neverland with a screening of the 2015 film Pan, a live-action prequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan story. Hugh Jackman stars as the pirate Blackbeard, with Levi Miller in the title role. The movie starts at dusk at Excursion Park (JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue). Free. Bring a blanket or beach chair. See http://visitsicnj.com or call 609-263-8687.
STONE HARBOR | SAT. 9 A.M.: Shop till you drop in Stone Harbor on Sat., Aug. 27. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the borough hosts its annual sidewalk sale in the Downtown Shopping District. See http://stoneharborbeach.com or call 609-368-6101.
NORTH WILDWOOD | SAT. 6:30 A.M.: The Jersey Shore's fastest and fittest will congregate in North Wildwood on Sat., Aug. 27, for the "Tri the Wildwoods" triathlon, 5K, and kids' races. Starts at 6:30 a.m. (9 a.m. for kids' events) at 15th Street. All participants receive a T-shirt and medal and are greeted at the finish line with a hot breakfast buffet. Registration fees vary. For more information, see http://delmosports.com.
WILDWOOD CREST | WED. 7:30 P.M.: Get your groove on with pop/dance band Sass Faction on Wed., Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the Centennial Park Entertainment Pavilion (Fern Road and Ocean Avenue). Free. Bring a blanket or beach chair. See http://visitwildwoodcrest.com or call 609-523-0202.
CAPE MAY | SAT. 8 P.M.: The Emmy award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale will bring the sweet sounds of brotherly love to the Cape May Convention Hall (714 Beach Ave.) on Sat., Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. The ensemble, established in 1968, has performed with luminaries such as Luciano Pavarotti. Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors). See capemay.com or call 609-884-9565.
CAPE MAY | SUN. 7 P.M.: The Sweet Adelines bring their four-part, barbershop-style harmonies to Rotary Park (Lyle Lane between Decatur and Jackson Streets) on Sun., Aug 28, at 7 p.m. Free. Bring a beach chair or enjoy the concert from the comfort of a park bench. See capemay.com.