Things are usually a little bizarre in Atlantic City, but this weekend, that will be taken to new heights as Tropicana Atlantic City hosts the first-ever "Bizarre AC" expo presented by "Weird N.J.," the magazine/website that celebrates the Garden State in all its freakish and eccentric glory.
Today through Sunday, all things odd, weird, scary, and, yes, bizarre, will be celebrated with exhibitions, performances, movie screenings and the like.
Among the highlights of "Bizarre AC" are the Bizarre Bazaar, where such items as the "Gorgeous & Gory" 2014 zombie pinup girl calendar, mutilated stuffed animals (e.g. a cat with a bloody eye socket beneath an eye patch) from Miss Megan's Little Pet Shop of Horrors and a Ghostface pillow from Freaky Deeky's will be available for purchase.
Entertainment offerings include Coney Island-style sideshow acts, horror movie screenings and Q-and-A sessions with horror film celebs including Doug Bradley ("Hellraiser"), Kane Hodder ("Friday the 13th") and Alex Vincent ("Child's Play").
There will also be seminars on subjects like horror-film makeup and how to audition for those kinds of movies, as well as a slate of indie-horror-flick screenings and a costume contest.
Tropicana Atlantic City, Boardwalk at Brighton Avenue, 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $15 (daily) and $30 (weekend pass), www.bizarreac.com.
With the sale of the Bally's Atlantic City-owned Claridge Hotel tower pending, it looks like the current edition of the "Legends in Concert" musical mimic-fest may be the last, at least for a while.
The program, which runs in the Legends in Concert Theater at the Claridge through Dec. 31, is highlighted by the first-ever-in-Atlantic-City appearance of a Johnny Cash impersonator (Paul Eve). He's joined by singers portraying Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Adele, The Blues Brothers and, of course, Elvis Presley (note that "Timberlake" replaces "The Blues Brothers" on Dec. 19).
Claridge Tower at Bally's Atlantic City, Boardwalk at Park Place, 8 p.m. Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 3 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, $32.50 and $16.25 (kids 3-16), 800-736-1420, or go to www.ticketmaster.com.
If you've never experienced the mono-monikered comic's Dadaist, watermelon-smashing work you have one last shot. His farewell road trip, "Gallagher's Last Smash," hits Golden Nugget Atlantic City Saturday.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Huron Avenue and Brigatine Boulevard, 9 p.m., $51.34, $39.34 and $34.72, 800-736-1420, www.ticketmaster.com.
The content of "A CHristmas Carol" may not be particularly novel, but the star of the version being staged at Borgata certainly is: This is a one-man version of the Yuletide classic, with the one man being Gerald Dickens, whose great-great grandfather, Charles Dickens, wrote it.