Local Events

December 2014 – January 2015

Dec 30 Tue
Pub Party Trivia @ The Original Greene Turtle
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Show off your trivia skills at The Original Greene Turtle’s Pub Party Trivia!  There will be winners each round and a 1st and 2nd place overall winner!
Dec 31 Wed
Garden State Radio at Seacrets @ Seacrets
Dec 31 all-day
Ready to take the Tri-State area by storm enters Garden State Radio, central Jersey’s newest and youngest cover band, playing pop-rock hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today. Fronted by American Idol’s Kelly Caruso, this 5-piece formation is the hottest young outfit around with every member in their early twenties. Collectively, the musicians in Garden State Radio have been featured on American Idol, Fox’s Fearless Music, MTV, the Vans Warped Tour, and have been seen touring the country with various major label artists over the past few years. 
Joe Maurer Band at Seacrets @ Seacrets
Dec 31 all-day
The sound of Maurer’s music is distinctive and unique enough to be impossible to label, but his classical and jazz training influence a blues and funk-based rock that reaches with intensity without overwhelming. Not to be eclipsed by Jon’s eye-popping keyboard skills, his passionate vocals hearken classic rockers Roger Daltry and Robert Plant while paying homage to the consumable Beatles’ harmonic sound.The current evolution of Jon’s music features a minimalist, roots-based approach by limiting the sound to four basic instruments-piano, sax, bass and drums. Notably missing from this quartet is the versatility of a guitar, but its absence allows even more space for the nuance of the featured instruments and rich vocal melodies and harmonies.While Jon stands out, he’s certainly not alone. Each band mate brings a lifetime of musical experience and education. Nick Selvi, a long-time Baltimore music veteran, has been featured in virtually every incarnation of Maurer’s bands as well as the Kelly Bell Band. But for the first time, his saxophone is not a complement, but a supplement. Nick is a perpetual student of music of all forms who plays and teaches just about every major instrument and also lends his skill on the keyboard as well.
Monkee Paw at Ocean Downs @ Casino at Ocean Downs
Dec 31 all-day
 This duo/trio of musicians performs a wide variety of genres all around the Delmarva area!  They do a variety of covers, as well as a few originals. Paws Up!
Arizona at Ocean Club @ Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
9:30 pm – 2:00 am
One of Arizona’s specialties is performing for vacationers and tourists of all ages. Our songlist is packed with fun upbeat hits and standards to delight anyone looking for a good time. One consistent quality is variety music and a clean sound. 
Dia de Los Muertos Party at the Shark @ The Shark on the Harbor
9:30 pm – 12:30 am
Join us as we honor the spirit of shark past and look forward in celebration of the year ahead with an authentic Dia de Los Muertos party!  This centuries old spiritual celebration and its world wide influence and adaptation will be our culinary team’s inspiration for the evening.
Our front-of-the-house crew will set the theme for a fun filled evening – complete with hand-painted sugar skulls, traditional decorations, party favors, champagne toast at midnight and door prizes being given away throughout the evening!
9:30 Ticket Holders will each receive one entry to win our Grand Prize! 
Live Entertainment by Opposite Directions
Seven Course Theme Inspired Gourmet Meal
A combination of assorted appetizers and desserts served family style along with multiple main courses offering your choice of select options
Party Favors – hats, horns & other fun stuff
Champagne Toast at Midnight
$90 / person (+ tax and gratuity)
Power Play at Ocean Club @ Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel
9:30 pm – 2:00 am
Power Play is all about making good music to reach your heart and your soul.  If your thing is dance, pop, hip hop, neo soul, funk or just R&B, we believe we’ve got something for you.
New Year’s Eve at Captain’s Table @ Captain's Table Restaurant located in the Courtyard by Marriott
10:00 pm – 12:30 am

Reservations Required

Dessert Buffet
Light Appetizers
Party Favors
Champagne Toast at midnight
Music by Perdue Duo
$50/person for all inclusive with Open Bar
$25/person for if utilizing Cash Bar
Jan 1 Thu
21st Annual Penguin Swim @ Princess Royale Hotel
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate New Year’s Day by ‘Getting wet for a good cause.’
 Everyone looks forward to this annual dip into the chilly Atlantic Ocean to benefit local hospital, Atlantic General.  Registration at 11:30 am., swim at 1 p.m.  Best Costume Contest and Recognition of Oldest & Youngest Penguins.  A trick pony, provided by Holly Ridge Farm, will be on the beach for entertainment before the swim.  For more information, visit www.penguinswim.atlanticgeneral.org.
19th Annual Mayor’s Open House @ Ocean City Performing Arts Center
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A new year,  a new tradition.  The 19th Annual Mayor’s Open House which  has been a community custom since 1997,  will move from City hall to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  The theme, which changes year to year will feature the evolution of the Convention Center, highlighting the buildings new attraction, the Performing Arts Center. 
Scheduled from 1 to 3 pm on New Year’s Day, the Mayor’s Open House will offer an open invitation to residents and visitors to meet the Mayor and city council members.  Once inside, visitors can view the pictorial history of the Convention Center, while also having the privilege to enjoy a first look of the two – tiered , 1200 seat auditorium.    This rare glimpse, which takes place before the official Performing Arts Ribbon cutting will also offer free entertainment by Bryan Russo with several special guest performances. 

Also participating in the event are several of the Town’s community partners, including the Ocean City Beautification  Committee, the Ocean City Development Corporation, the Art League of Ocean city, the Beach Patrol and the Community Response Team.   Outside the festively decorated Convention Center, the Ocean City Fire Department will have equipment on display, and also back by popular demand will be the mounted police and canine units of the Ocean City Police Department. 

The Open House is free, with ongoing entertainment and light refreshments provided by Center Plate.   For more information, please contact Jessica Waters at 410-289-8967. 
Phil Perdue – ‘The Piano Man’ at Captain’s Table @ Captain's Table Restaurant located in the Courtyard by Marriott
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Enjoy Phil Perdue ‘The Piano Man’ on piano at the Captain’s Table.

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