Drag brunch, Sinatra tribute among Jersey Shore weekend things to do
Invite your friends over and order tickets for “Fierce! A Drag Brunch” taking place Saturday at Talula’s, 550 Cookman Ave. at Asbury Park.
There will be two seats, one at 10 a.m. and another at 12:30 p.m. The show will be hosted by Lady Celestina, will feature appearances by Octavia Anyae and Lady Keyante, and will include a special food and drink menu.
Tickets, which cost $25 per person, can be purchased at resy.com.
We feel fierce at Talula, and it’s just one stop on a fun weekend here on the Jersey Shore. Here are some other things to do there this weekend:
Project REAL organizes an art exhibition
Project REAL, which provides a safe space for young members of the LGBTQ+ community in Asbury Park as part of the Visiting Nurse Association’s Prevention Resource Network, is hosting “Hitting the Jackpot: A QTPOC Art Show” from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. h Friday on its fourth avenue. Headquarter.
The event celebrating marginalized voices and exploring artistic expression will feature painting, live music and poetry. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Go: “Hitting the Jackpot: A QTPOC Art Exhibit,” Friday, 5–9 p.m., Project REAL, 805 Fourth Ave., Asbury Park; prnvnacj.org/project-real.
Victorian Day and Night of Illumination at Ocean Grove
The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association will celebrate Victorian Day and Night of Enlightenment Friday and Saturday in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune.
Celebrating Ocean Grove’s Victorian-era heritage, the festivities will include an 8 p.m. Friday stroll through Auditorium Square, where there will be tents decorated with lanterns and lights, and live music from Elizabeth Rajcok and Raphael & Aly.
Events starting at noon Saturday include live music, self-guided walking tours, games, rides and a screening of Buster Keaton’s “Our Hospitality” in the Great Auditorium, with live organ accompaniment by Ben Model at 8:30 p.m.
Go: Victorian Day and Illumination Night, Friday and Saturday, Ocean Grove section of Neptune; For a full schedule and tickets, visit oceangrove.org/victorian.
ManaFirkin Brewing Co. hosts 60s and 90s parties
ManaFrikin Brewing Co. is stepping back in time for some good times this weekend.
The brewery, located in the Manahawkin section of Stafford, is calling on people to “put on your bucket hat, put on those combat boots, put on a fanny pack” and come out from 6-10 p.m. Friday for its 90s party.
ManaFirkin goes even further for their first Firkstock, a totally groovy gathering with live music from local Grateful Dead tribute band Lovelight (a new tie-dye t-shirt made by Jetty is available). The music and the good times start at noon on Sunday.
Go: 450 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin section of Stafford; manafirkin.com.
John Pizzarelli sings Sinatra live
One Jersey guy is about to celebrate another as singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli sings Frank Sinatra’s catalog Thursday night at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park.
Pizzarelli, who opened for Sinatra on his 1993 international tour, paid tribute to the iconic crooner twice, with “Dear Mr. Sinatra” in 2006 and “Sinatra & Jobim @ 50” in 2017.
Go: “John Pizzarelli Sings Sinatra,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave., Deal Park, $45 in advance, $50 at the door; 732-531-9106, www.axelrodartscenter.com.
‘Doo Wop, Pop and Soul Generations’ Brings New Takes on Classics to PBS
Chris Ruggiero, the 23-year-old New York singing sensation, is making a name for himself breathing new life into classic pop and rock from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Ruggiero will be featured this weekend on the PBS special “Doo Wop, Pop and Soul Generations,” which airs Saturday at 7 p.m. on local station Thirteen.
Part of the “My Music” series produced by TJ Lubinsky’s TJL Productions, the special filmed at Asbury Park finds Ruggiero singing classics such as Harry Nilsson’s “One”, Cyrkle’s “Red Rubber Ball” and the Righteous’ “Unchained Melody”. Brothers.
Look: “Generations Doo Wop, Pop and Soul,” 7 p.m. on Thirteen, thirteen.org/schedule. To learn more about Chris Ruggiero, visit chrisruggierosings.com.
Mario Lopez in Neptune
Your social calendar was “saved by the bell” this weekend.
That’s because Mario Lopez, who played AC Slater on the hit TV show, is stopping by the Oasis Pool and Day Club at Neptune’s Headliner starting Sunday noon.
Wooddrowe and Angelo the Kid will provide the beats until 8 p.m. Stop by and say hello to Lopez, who has the latest celebrity tea, thanks to her hosting of TV’s “Extra.” Swimwear is suggested but not mandatory.
Cover is $15, but women are free until 3 p.m.
Mario Lopez Pool Party, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Headliner Oasis Pool and Day Club, Route 35, Neptune. $15/ladies free until 3 p.m. www.headlineroasis.com.
Sarah Griesemer and Chris Jordan contributed to this story.