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Ultimate N.J. weekend guide: Six Flags re-opens, Atlantic City beer festival kicks off April

Six Flags: Great Adventure re-opens this weekend.

SIX FLAGS RE-OPENS: It certainly has not felt like spring these past few weeks. Luckily, there’s no better sign that the cold times are ending than the re-opening of Six Flags Great Adventure. The park opens Saturday and Sunday. This is a prime time for those looking to pick up their season passes or ticket packages because there are some good deals to be had. Thrill seekers will love the fact that El Toro, Kingda Ka, Nitro, and BATMAN: The Ride will be open for business. The new attractions for 2017 like “Justice League: Battle for Metropolis” will be open late Spring. 

Ultimate N.J. weekend guide: Six Flags re-opens, Atlantic City beer festival kicks off AprilSaturday, April 1 at 10:30 AMOpening WeekendSix Flags Great AdventureSEE FULL EVENT DETAILSnj.com

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET DEBUTS AT PAPER MILL: The Broadway hit based on one of the great stories and collaborations in rock ‘n’ roll history comes to the Paper Mill Playhouse. “Million Dollar Quartet” opens on Thursday March 30, and runs through Sunday April 30. The show, which opened in 2010, is based upon the superstar collaboration between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Famed songs that appear in the show include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Long Tall Sally,” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” 

Ultimate N.J. weekend guide: Six Flags re-opens, Atlantic City beer festival kicks off AprilThursday, March 30 at 1:30 PM”Million Dollar Quartet”Paper Mill PlayhouseSEE FULL EVENT DETAILSnj.com

DL HUGHLEY IN NEW BRUNSWICK: The “Original King of Comedy” comes to New Brunswick’s Stress Factory for a four-night, six-show run. Hughley rose to fame as an in-demand stand-up comic, then made his dent in the television world starring in the UPN sitcom “The Hughleys,” and Aaron Sorkin’s short-lived NBC drama “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” Recently Hughley appeared on the medical drama “Heartbeat,” and as a panelist on the updated “Match Game.” 

Ultimate N.J. weekend guide: Six Flags re-opens, Atlantic City beer festival kicks off AprilThursday, March 30 at 7:30 PMDL HughleyStress Factory Comedy ClubSEE FULL EVENT DETAILSnj.com

NEW JERSEY HORROR CON & FILM FESTIVAL: The New Jersey Horror Con and Film Fest takes place Friday through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Edison. Special guest stars include director John Waters, actor Matthew Lillard (“Scream”), actress/musician Traci Lords, Ted Raimi (“Ash vs. Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2”), Michael Berryman (“The Hills Have Eyes”), John Kassir (The Cryptkeeper from “Tales from the Crypt”), Tony Moran (Michael Myers from “Halloween”), Kirstanna Loken (“Terminator 3”), Randy Havens (“Stranger Things”), Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman, Ming and Bryan from AMC’s “Comic Book Men,” and a “Back to the Future II” Reunion featuring a handful of supporting cast members.  

ATLANTIC CITY BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: Beer! Music! Food! The annual Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival takes place at the Atlantic City Convention Center Friday and Saturday. Brews on tap include: Allagash, Beach Haus, Evil Genius, Forgotten Boardwalk, Goose Island, Kona, Manayunk, Otter Creek, Palm, Pinelands, and a plethora more.  On Friday Flogging Molly headlines the main stage. Other acts on Friday include: Skinny Lister, Residuels, and others. The afternoon sessions on Saturday will see The Front Bottoms, American Trappist, and The Movielife’s Vinnie Cuarana, amongst others. The show will be closed out with music by Streetlight Manifesto, Sensamotion, Nonstop to Cairo and others. Food will be provided by: Chickie & Pete’s, The Continental, Tony’s Baltimore Grill, Harry’s Oyster Bar and other famed AC eateries. 

Ultimate N.J. weekend guide: Six Flags re-opens, Atlantic City beer festival kicks off AprilFriday, March 31 at 8:00 PMAtlantic City Beer and Music FestivalAtlantic City Convention CenterSEE FULL EVENT DETAILSnj.com

TREVOR NOAH IN NEWARK: The host of “The Daily Show” will bring his stand-up act to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday. The South African comedian will undoubtedly be talking about all the major political talking points. Noah took over “Daily Show” hosting duties from New Jersey native/resident Jon Stewart in September 2015. In February he released a stand-up special on Netflix titled “Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark.” 

Ultimate N.J. weekend guide: Six Flags re-opens, Atlantic City beer festival kicks off AprilFriday, March 31 at 8:00 PMTrevor NoahNew Jersey Performing Arts CenterSEE FULL EVENT DETAILSnj.com

CONVENTION HALL HOSTS ALL-STAR PUNK TRIBUTE TO VISION’S DAVE FRANKLIN: The punk-rock community comes together to celebrate the life and music of Vision frontman Dave Franklin at Convention Hall in Asbury Park on Sunday. Franklin passed away in early January at age 47. Performing at the show will be members of his band Vision, members of The Bouncing Souls and Thursday plus Point Blank, Damage Done, Supertouch, Floorpunch, Ensign, Release/Resurrection, Search, Shades Apart, Sheer Terror, Leeway, and many, many more. Proceeds from the show will benefit the North Shore Animal League and the Camden/Philadelphia area music education charity, Rock to the Future. $25. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park.

Ultimate N.J. weekend guide: Six Flags re-opens, Atlantic City beer festival kicks off AprilSunday, April 2 at 11:30 AM”Doing It for Dave”Asbury Park Convention HallSEE FULL EVENT DETAILSnj.com

 

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