This MLK Holiday Weekend Offers Hip-Hop & Much More

The All Stars of Hip Hop, R&B parties, jazz and comedy nights make for a packed weekend in Atlantic City and beyond!. Subscribe our newsletter to get the Atlantic City Focus Weekend Guide to find out what's happening every week.

This MLK Holiday Weekend Offers Hip-Hop & Much More

THURSDAY Jan. 11, 2023

(Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to make sure you don't miss the Thursday bonus events and occasional holiday happenings. And always call to confirm before you go, changes are sometimes made to standing events and last minute cancellations occasionally happen!!!!)


NEW JERSEY


History Buff? Tour the Oldest Continually Operating Winery in the Country

The Tour & Taste of Renault
Explore the world of Renault Winery & Resort’s history as the oldest continually operating winery in the United States.

Dust off Your Drawing Skills and Sketch a Live Model in Hammonton

Partnership Event - Life Drawing with Art Club and The Gomez Studio - Kate
Offering an affordable and super fun evening of drawing from a live model!

Good Music, Food and Drink Specials at the Good Dog Bar

Hard Rock Cafe Offers Special Vegetarian Options for January! Just Call it Veganuary!

Kick off 2024 right! Starting January 3rd through the end of the month, enjoy our fresh vegetarian menu items.


It's Jazz Appreciation Night Featuring Louis "Nicky" Taylor & Folks Trio at Wilson's! No Cover!

No Cover Jazz Night featuring Louis “Nicky” Taylor & Folks | Wilson’s Live
<p>Two full sets<br />\nDoors open at 6 pm.<br />\nPlease make your reservation online. Walk-in reservations are welcome. </p>\n

Take a "Make Your Own Pizza" Class in Cinnaminson!

In-person class: Make Your Own Wood Fired Artisan Pizza (New Jersey)
Make Your Own Wood Fired Artisan Pizza

Speed Dating in West Berlin: Show Them Why They Should Choose You in 2 Minutes or Less!

New Jersey Speed Dating Singles Events Camden, NJ for Ages 30-49 W Berlin
New Jersey Speed Dating Event at Palace Diner & Tapped Bar 100 N NJ-73 West Berlin, NJ. for Singles by Pre-Dating Speed Dating
ADVERTISEMENT

PENNSYLVANIA


Want to Learn How to Be a Comedian? Take a Master Class in Philly!

Philadelphia Comedy College: Master Course
Learn from the pros!

Calling All Fashionistas Who Love Crafting and Volunteering! Save Designer Fabrics from Landfills at FABSCRAP in Philly

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Thursday, January 11th, AM session
FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! It’s easy to learn, fun to do, and a safe way to help out.

Tour the Wagner Museum in Philly! No Cover!

Visit the Wagner Museum 2024
Welcome to the Wagner - a National Historic Landmark natural history museum in Philadelphia!

Plan Your 2024 Dreams and Goals with a Brainstorming Session in Philly!

Manifest Your Dreams: 2024 Intention Setting Workshop for Creators
Put some action behind your words. This workshop will help you set clear goals and plan actionable steps for building your brand.

Los Angeles Jazz Band Katalyst Is Playing Silk City in Philly!

Katalyst With DJ Krispy & Friends Live At Silk City Philly
Los Angeles Based Jazz Band, Katalyst make their Philadelphia Debut Alongside DJ Krispy With Special Guests Live At Silk City Philly 1/11

Jazz Flutist Althea Rene Is Playing South Jazz Club in Philly!

ALTHEA REN´É and Gerald Veasley Band
Soul-Jazz Flutist Althea Rene, a jazz artist. The original “Soul-Jazz Flutist” and the first flutist to have a #1 single on the Billboard.

DELAWARE


Learn How to Grow Your Own Food in an Urban Environment in Wilmington!

Urban Agriculture Session
This event will feature the past, present, and future of the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition.

Learn More about Video Marketing through this Virtual Class

How To Master Video Marketing and Expand Your Audience
How to Master Video Marketing and Expand Your Audience

(DMV) WASHINGTON, DC, MARYLAND & VIRGINIA


Bring Your Comic Book Enthusiast to the Teen Graphic Novel Group in DC

Teen Graphic Novel Reading Group: March, Book 1
A book club for teens!

Enjoy an Art Opening in Clinton, MD

Culture Unveiled: Portraits of Black Kings & Queens
An art opening reception and Karaoke night.

Learn How to Navigate the Short Sale Buying and Selling Process in Waldorf, MD

AN INTRO TO SHORT SALES
LEARN THE BASICS OF SHORT SALES AND HOW TO NAVIGATE THEM !

FRIDAY Jan. 12, 2023


NEW JERSEY


Attention!!! Attention!!! DJ Fah D Will be Spinning at the Anchor Rock Club for "All R&B Night" Part 3! Check Him Out from 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

All R&B Night Part 3 Newage Vs Classics
R&B Night Newage Vs Classic PART 3 Bigger Better. Customized VIP Lounge Floor; Great Music, Food and Ent.

The Zetas Are Having a Spades Tournament in Egg Harbor City

Xi Tau Zeta Annual Spades Tournament
Please edit me

It's Fight Night at the Showboat!

MSP PRESENTS JULIAN ‘JROCK’ WILLIAMS + ELITE UNDERCARD AT SHOWBOAT AC 1/12
MSP PRESENTS JULIAN ‘JROCK’ WILLIAMS + GLOBAL ELITE UNDERCARD AT THE SHOWBOAT LIVE IN ATLANTIC CITY NJ FRIDAY 1/12/24

Get Ready to Roll & Bounce at Young's Open Skate Night!

FRIDAY OPEN SKATE - 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Join us for a safe night of skating at Young’s Skating Center in Mays Landing, NJ!

The Pool at Harrah's Always Has Something Going On, There's a Cover!

Joe Maz @ Harrahs Pool AC January 12
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/janpool12 Call 215.694.8584 for VIP Bottle Service Tables, Group Tickets & Discounted Rate Hotel Rooms


Check Out Philly Destiny at Wilson's

Philly Destiny | Wilson’s Live
<p>Philly Destiny Band / Group was founded January 2009 in Philadelphia, PA by Lutrea W. Penn, a New York Native former recording artist of Island Records, Queens, NY. At the […]</p>\n

See Philly Destiny & Stay for the "Under the Influence of R&B" Party

Under the Influence of R&B hosted and powered by LUXE & djalamo | Wilson’s Live
<p>🗣 THIS & EVERY FRIDAY 10p - 3a LUXE💎Presents “UNDER the INFLUENCE of R&B” ft. DJ ALAMO, CHEF MILLY, and Friends. You never know who we might bring out. 👀 […]</p>\n

Laugh It Up at the Comedy Show in Oaklyn

THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUNNY COMEDY SHOW
Syigu Comedy Club returns to Lair Art Gallery in Oaklyn NJ

Take an Adult Double Dutch Class at a Wine Tasting in Mt. Holly

Jump -N- Wine
A Double Dutch Class for the adults only! Drop in or become a member of the Sawe Premium Wine Club!

Join the Rutgers Black Law Students Association for the Champions of Social Justice and Equity Gala

28th Dr. MLK Jr. Champions of Social Justice and Equality Gala
Join Rutgers Law School Camden’s Black Law Students Association to celebrate the 28th Annual Champions of Social Justice and Equality Gala!
ADVERTISEMENT

PENNSYLVANIA


Dr. Umar Johnson Is Coming to Essington for a Special Human Trafficking Awareness Event

EDUCATION Over INCARCERATION (Human Trafficking Awareness) Dr. Umar Johnson
Bigga Dre Presents: Education Over Incarceration Featuring: Dr. Umar Johnson MLK WEEKEND Guest Speakers,Music, Vegan Food, VENDORS & More

Ever Dream of Building a Log Home? Don't Miss the Three-day Expo in Philly

The Philadelphia Log and Timber Home Design-Build Expo
Scroll down for the “Agenda” where you will find the daily Seminar Schedule...Under “About This Event” you’ll find the Exhibitor List.

Celebrate a Night of Nicky Minaj Music in Philly

Pink Friday: Hits from Nicki Minaj @ Noto Philly January 12 RSVP Free b4 11
VIP Bottle Service Tables and Group Tickets: 215.694.8584

Skillababy Is Coming through Spades Restaurant in Philly

Skillababy Live @ Spades Fri 1.12
RSVP for Everybody FREE til 11pm + $20 Early Bird Tickets • Limited FREE B-Day Sections x FREE Bottle Added to All Section Bookings

It's a Socca Takeover at Afro-Caribbean Fridays in Philly

Soca Takeover: Afro-Caribbean Fridays
Special Guest DJ Kirsh!

If Comedy Just Isn't Enough, Add Line Dancing to the Night in Philly

A Night of Comedy & Line Dancing
Welcome to A Night of Comedy Cabaret & Line Dancing Extravaganza. Platinum Touch Enterprises is proud to have SCOOP USA Media

DELAWARE


Celebrate MLK Weekend in New Castle!

AMBIANCE ! MLK WEEKEND CELEBRATION
Get ready to celebrate MLK Weekend in style at AMBIANCE FRI, a vibrant in-person event filled with music, laughter, and a LIT atmosphere!

Learn More at the Women in Leadership Conference in Middletown!

Daughters of Junia
The Assemblage of Women in Leadership in the Kingdom and Marketplace. It is a time to connect, strategize, and be poured into as leaders.

Check Out the MLK Musical Celebration in Rehoboth Beach

MLK An Inspirational Musical Celebration
With performers: Christy Taylor & Friends, Camp Rehoboth Choir, The Reminders, Molly White and Brother Brandon, Cynthia Williams Ensemble…

Drop By the Goddess Drum Circle in Milford!

Goddess Drum Circle with Dr. Carol Pollio
Goddess Drum Circle with Dr. Carol Pollio

(DMV) WASHINGTON, DC, MARYLAND & VIRGINIA


See Some Up-and-Coming Jewish Comedians! No Cover!

Shabbat Night Live
A Shabbat standup comedy showcase

Celebrating Deltas Founders' Day

Delta Founders Day Celebration w/ Open Bar
Deltas Founders Day Celebration At Saint Yves Open Bar from 10-11; All Deltas Free til 12

The Black Greek Community Is Celebrating the Kappas, Sigmas, Deltas, AKAs & Zetas in DC

The Black Party 7 / Founders’ Week Edition
A CELEBRATION OF #BLACKEXCELLENCE!


SATURDAY Jan. 13 2023

Whatever you do today, make a memory!


NEW JERSEY


The 11th Annual Aquarius vs Capricorn Birthday Suit & Gown Affair #AC11
Put your good clothes on & come out to laugh, drink & dance the night away at The All New Island Bar in ShowBoat Casino in Atlantic City, NJ

Check Out Karaoke with AC's Own Big Al at the Showboat

Walk for Peace in AC

Make Your Own Jewelry in Northfield

Permanent Jewelry
These super cute accessories are made for beach goers and accessory lovers. This jewelry is made from sterling silver and 14k gold so the je

Enjoy an "All You Can Eat" Seafood Buffet at Showboat

The Crab Pot - At The Showboat Hotel and Resort
Join us at The Showboat Hotel and Resort to indulge in the Boardwalks Best Crab Legs and Savory Seafood Dishes!

The Pool at Harrah's Has a Day Party Event and Another at 10 P.M.! There's a Cover Charge, But It's Easy to Find a Discount Promo Code.

CHRIS DEVINE at The Pool Day Club - Harrahs AC
YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE:https://bit.ly/PDC11324
AUDIEN at The Pool After Dark - Harrahs AC
YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://bit.ly/Audien113 Use promo code: GOGOGO and save $10 off each ticket!

Watch the Birdie! Do Some Bird Watching in Cape May

Birding Cape May Point
Join CMBO naturalists for 2 hours of birding around beautiful Cape May Point!

Comic Books, Trading Cards, Toys and Crafts Await in Wildwood

Wild Con!
Comic book festival with artists, writers, cosplay, crafts.

Take the Plunge for Special Olympics in Wildwood

The Wildwoods will welcome hundreds of plungers to get "freezin for a reason" during the annual Wildwoods Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics, taking place at the Wildwoods Convention Center and on the Wildwood beach on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Polar Bear Plunge is an unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes by jumping into the frigid Atlantic waters. Plunge participants help raise money for the more than 21,000 Special Olympics athletes that train and compete year-round, throughout New Jersey. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the plunge takes place at 1 p.m., followed by a hot catered lunch for all plungers inside the warm Convention Center. For more information, visit www.plungewildwood.org.


It's a No-Cover Saturday Night Happy Hour and Day Party at Wilson's!

Wilson’s No Cover All Night Long Happy Hour Day Party & Dinner w Chef Milly | Wilson’s Live
<p>This Saturday Night, Wilson\‘s has a NO COVER Appreciation Day Party !!! Come in to experience Chef Milly of Hell\’s Kitchen Seasons 14 & 17 incredible soulful cuisine. Make this […]</p>\n

Having a Baby Doesn't Have to Be Uncomfortable, Take a Class in Evesham

COMFORT MEASURES FOR LABOR AND BIRTH
Come join us for comfort measures bootcamp, to prepare you for labor and birth!
ADVERTISEMENT

PENNSYLVANIA


Can I Get an Amen? The Leaders & Legends Are Having a Gospel Concert in Philly

Leaders & Legends Gospel Choir Concert
Leaders & Legends Gospel Choir Concert

Celebrate Jay Z at the Jay Day Party!!!

JAY DAY - ALL JAY Z PARTY
Get ready to party like it’s JAY DAY, because this epic event is all about celebrating the legendary Jay Z w/ non-stop music, dancing, VIBES

Learn Philadelphia's Black History on the African-American Walking Tour.

The Black Journey: African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia
Beyond comparison the most exciting and fact filled 2 hour adventure offered in Philly. Learn about the history of Black Philadelphia.

Check Out a Panel Discussion in Philly

Collective Panel
Hear from innovative professionals who are excelling in their fields and pushing forward in the culture.

Learn More about Making Independent Films in Philly

The Philly Indie Film Forum
The Tri-State area is looking forward to networking and getting back into the world of Filming. The Forum will help get many started.

DELAWARE


Learn How to Make French Macaroons in Middletown

French Macaron Baking Workshop with Chef Rachael (Class #2)
Master the technique of macronage in our 3 hour workshop! Ages 12 and up only.

Show Her What to Expect from a Gentlemen at the Father-Daughter Dance In Seaford

Mount Olivet Father Daughter Dance
22nd Annual Mount Olivet Father Daughter Dance

(DMV) WASHINGTON DC, MARYLAND & VIRGINIA


Find Out Who Won the DC MLK Essay Contest and Hear from the Winners

DC MLK ESSAY CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY
Bending Towards Peace and Justice

SUNDAY Jan. 14 2023


NEW JERSEY


Going Old School at the All Stars of Hip-Hop Mixtape Live 2024

DJ Jazzy Jeff, KRS - One, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane , Kid 'N Play, 69 Boyz
Chubb Rock, DJ Kool, Busy Bee, Starski, Craig G ,Fatman Scoop , Furious 5, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Parry P, Rob Base, Sam The Beast, Tuff Crew, Sweet Tee, Schooly D, Stetsasonic, Tag Team, and Ultra Magnetic MCs

Allstars of Hip Hop Mixtape Live 24
Get ready for a mind-blowing night of non-stop hip hop beats and electrifying performances at the Allstars of Hip Hop Mixtape Live 24!

Tying the Knot Soon? Check Out the Wedding Mega-Show in AC

AC Wedding and Destination Travel MEGASHOW
Discover your dream wedding & honeymoon at Atlantic City’s Bridal & Travel Show – Unveil the magic and WIN BIG PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS!!!

Tony Day & Across the Globe Appearing at Kelsey's.

Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Avenue; Atlantic City, NJ 08401,

If smooth jazz is your thing, don't miss it! Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Movement with a Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Dinner at the Claridge!!!

Tribute To MLK Dinner
Join us as we honor the profound impact of Dr. King. To celebrate we’re serving a delectable Southern inspired, five course meal with all th


Good Food & Music Make for a Great "I Love R&B" Brunch at Wilsons!

I Love R&B Brunch Powered by: Chef Milly of Hell’s Kitchen | Wilson’s Live
<p>Brunch 12 to 4 pm • Food powered by: @chef_milly • Music provided by: @iamdjalamo | @djmacky215 • Hookahs & Cigars on the Patio powered by: @she_puffz • Bottle Specials • Tower Specials • FREE Birthday Party Breakdown</p>\n

Come Back for One of Two Glenn Jones Shows !

First Show starts at 6 p.m.

R&B Rewind Starring Glenn Jones | Wilson’s Live
<p>This is one of two shows.<br />\n<a href=“https://wilsonslivemusic.com/event/rb-rewind-starring-glenn-jones/”>The early show doors open at 6 pm.</a><br />\n<a href=“https://wilsonslivemusic.com/event/rb-rewind-starring-glenn-jones-2/”>The late show doors open at 8:15 pm.</a></p>\n<p>Doors open at 5 pm. Meet & Greet available at 7 pm.</p>\n

Second Show Starts at 9 p.m.

R&B Rewind Starring Glenn Jones | Wilson’s Live
<p>This is one of two shows.<br />\n<a href=“https://wilsonslivemusic.com/event/rb-rewind-starring-glenn-jones/”>The early show doors open at 6 pm.</a><br />\n<a href=“https://wilsonslivemusic.com/event/rb-rewind-starring-glenn-jones-2/”>The late show doors open at 8:15 pm.</a></p>\n<p>Doors open at 8:15 pm. Meet & Greet available at 10:15 pm.</p>\n

Check Out Live Music with Showtyme in Cherry Hill!

LIVE Night Experience!
Enjoy live performances featuring Showtyme, hosted by Lady Lynn & Isaac!
ADVERTISEMENT

PENNSYLVANIA


Celebrate the MLK Holiday Weekend with Laughter in Norristown

Billy Boggs & Friends MLK Weekend Comedy Jam
Get ready for a hilarious MLK Weekend Comedy Jam, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with laughter and good vibes on Jan14, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with Community Dinner in Media

35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration & Dinner
Join us for our 35th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Birthday Commemoration featuring keynote speaker, Jeannine Osayande of Dunya Performing Arts Co.

Come to the Hair Show and After Party in Philly

HAIRSHOW AND AFTER PARTY
We’re backkk !!! Hairshow and Afterparty at SPADES !!

DELAWARE


Celebrate the Life of Dr. King in Wilmington

Celebration of Life of Dr. Martin Luther King with Artists in Heaven
Celebration of Life of Dr. Martin Luther King with Artists in Heaven

Celebrate the MLK Holiday with a "No Work Monday" Party in Wilmington

MLK SUNDAY “NO WORK MONDAY”
SUNDAY FUNDAY “NO WORK MONDAY”

(DMV) WASHINGTON, DC, MARYLAND & VIRGINIA


Celebrate the MLK Holiday with an Old School Hip-Hop Party in DC

OLD SCHOOL HIP-HOP HOUSE PARTY - MLK WEEKEND
OLD SCHOOL HIP-HOP HOUSE PARTY - MLK WEEKEND

MONDAY Jan. 15 2023


NEW JERSEY


March to Remember Dr. King in AC

Celebrate the MLK Holiday with a march from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Complex to the Civil Rights Garden on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and Pacific Avenue. The march takes place at 11 a.m. Then heads to St. James A.M.E. Church on New York Avenue to celebrate the life of the Civil Rights and Human Rights Activist.

Celebrate the MLK Holiday with a Youth Read Aloud Event at L'Overture Books in Pleasantville

Bring your primary school-age student (grades 3-6) into L’Ouverture Books Beans
& Gifts to recite or read aloud from a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech of their choosing. Participants may come between 12:00-4:30 p.m. on either day. Each student will receive a $12.00 (Wawa) gift card and literature prize for their participation.
All students should RSVP in advance by sending an email to: Louverturebooks@gmail.com or by calling 609-674-7680. Each child must be accompanied by an adult family member.

Celebrate the MLK Holiday with a Hip-Hop Brunch at Kelsey's

Celebrate the MLK Holiday with a Hip-Hop Party at Showboat

HIPHOP Indoor Winter Pool Party
GROWN & SEXY SPLASH AFFAIR! Dive into vibes so hot they sizzle at our Hiphop Splash Adult Day Party!
ADVERTISEMENT

PENNSYLVANIA


Bring Your Kids to Have Lunch with Young Entrepreneurs in Philly

Youth Financial Reality Fair 2K24
Calling all youth and family to attend “Youth Financial Reality Fair 2K24” &“Lunch with Young Entrepreneurs in honor of Martin Luther King J

DELAWARE


Come to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Wilmington

MLK DAY OF SERVICE
Join us for MLK Day of Service, a meaningful in-person event where we come together to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to act!

(DMV) WASHINGTON DC, MARYLAND & VIRGINIA

2024 MLK Holiday DC Annual Peace Walk & Parade
The Annual MLK Holiday DC Peace Walk & Parade will be IN-PERSON on January 15th, 2024.




Our goal is to email the Weekend Guide on Wednesday nights to give you enough time to plan, but not enough time to forget. So, if you know about anything you would like us to include, email marktyler@atlanticcityfocus.com.

Our mailing address:
1801 Atlantic Avenue Suite 101 #7785
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Thanks for reading the whole story!

At Atlantic City Focus, we're committed to providing a platform where the diverse voices of our community can be heard, respected, and celebrated. As an independent online news platform, we rely on a unique mix of affordable advertising and the support of readers like you to continue delivering quality, community journalism that matters. Please support the businesses and organizations that support us by clicking on their ads. And by donating today, you become a catalyst for change helping to amplify the authentic voices that might otherwise go unheard. And no contribution is too small, $5, even $1 is appreciated. Join us in making a difference—one uplifting story at a time!

Sign up for Atlantic City Focus, our free email newsletter

Get the latest headlines right in your inbox