Beef & Brew, Rolling Stones tribute band

Here is the bride…

This year, the Jersey Shore Wedding Expo is the largest Ocean Place Resort & Spa ever. Taking place on Sunday from approximately noon to 3:30 p.m., there will be 10,000 square feet of bridal exhibits, performances and gifting opportunities.

Expect to see photography/videography companies, luxury limos, photo booths, wedding planners, hair/makeup artists – and a tour of the resort’s ‘wedding cart’.

Ocean Place will be lighting a bonfire on the beach, which guests can view from the balcony (or on the beach, if they can brave the wind). Additionally, a DJ showcase will begin at 3 p.m. and couples will have the chance to win a free beachfront ceremony at the resort, valued at $1,750.

A wedding at Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch.

Click on here to register for this free event.

The Ocean Place Resort and Spa is located at 1 Ocean Blvd. at Long Branch. For more information, contact Nancy Zuckerman at 732-571-5732 or [email protected]

Beef and Beer in Highlands

The Highlands Business Partnership will hold its annual Beef & Brew, a fundraiser for the borough’s 18th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Proving Ground, 56 Shrewsbury Ave.

Tickets are $35 per person and include a buffet dinner and two beers. The event will also include performances by pipers and Irish dancers, as well as a giveaway auction.

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And mark your calendars for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of the Highlands, which kicks off at 2 p.m. on March 19 on Waterwitch Avenue.

For more information, visit

‘Super Trans Am’ at the Stone Pony

The Stone Pony at Asbury Park, seen in 2018.

The great sounds of the 1970s will be heard loud and clear again this weekend at the Stone Pony.

Super Trans Am: The Ultimate ’70s Concert Experience promises yacht rock, sing-along anthems, single-hit wonders and more golden hits.

The group will take the stage on Friday with the Pontiacs as special guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door.

The Stone Pony is located at 913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park. For more information, visit Where

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New Jersey Home Baking Questions and Answers

New Jersey’s home bakers won big last year when the state legalized the sale of homemade sweets.

But there are questions around the new chalet law permit: Does a house need to be inspected? What items are included? Is certification compulsory?

Get answers at Shore Cake Supply at Ocean Township, 1576 State Route 35, which is hosting a casual Q&A and networking gathering on home baking from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

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There is no cost to attend, but registration is required; email [email protected]

For more information, call 732-455-3031.

Hollis Brown at Red Bank

The Rolling Stones, presented in 2019 at MetLife Stadium.

It’s Rolling Stones time at Red Bank.

Mike Montali and Jonathan Bonilla of Queens rockers Hollis Brown will perform songs from their new album, “In The Aftermath,” a tribute to the classic 1966 Rolling Stones album “Aftermath,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Jack’s Music Shoppe in RedBank.

The album “is the deliciously depraved result of an all-night rock ‘n’ roll riot,” the band explains on its website.

We don’t know how depraved the Jack’s store will be, but you can buy CD and vinyl copies of the album five days before its official release. Guys will sign them too.

Jack’s Music Shoppe is at 30 Broad St. More information at

“Exhibition of African American Fine Arts”

Rosalinde Nzinga Nichol

Drive through the Garden State in honor of Black History Month (which begins Tuesday) to view, appreciate and purchase artwork created by renowned black artists.

Art in the Atrium, Inc., or ATA, a nonprofit, volunteer arts organization founded in Morris County, celebrates its 30th anniversary as an advocate for black art with “The African-American Fine Art Exhibit Americans” at the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s Art Upstairs and Starlight Galleries.

Exhibiting now through February 22, gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, by appointment only.

There is a free reception from 3-5pm on Sundays, where visitors can meet the artists. The show features the work of Alonzo Adams, Leroy Campbell, Rosalind Nzinga Nichol, Nettie Thomas, Onnie Strother, Curtis Grayson III and Anthony Gartmond.

Guests over 12 must present proof of COVID vaccination or recent negative COVID test. Masks are mandatory inside.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South St. in Morristown. For more information, call 973-539-8008 or click here.

Gabriela L. Laracca recently joined USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey and enthusiastically brings her passion for food and culture to our readers. Send restaurant tips to [email protected]

Alex Biese, Sarah Griesemer and Chris Jordan contributed to this story.