Down the Shore: Undies 5K, Lifeguard Dash, Concerts
What to do at the beach this weekend
What better way to get some relief from the sweltering heat wave than to head down the Shore? With temperatures stubbornly sticking in the 90s this weekend, the region's many beautiful beaches offer a perfect respite. Looking to buy a season pass? Click here to see how much it costs. Wondering what it will cost for a day pass at your favorite beach? Check out prices here before hitting the road.
Looking for something to do when you get off the beach? Check out these events and nightlife favorites:
Runners will head out in just their boxers Saturday for the second annual Jersey Shore Undy 5000 5K to raise funds for colon cancer awareness. The run will start at 8 a.m. at Pier Village in Long Branch, and on-site registration will be accepted until 7 a.m. For more information, click here.
Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Judd Hirsch will take the stage at the Surflight Theatre, 201 Engleside Ave., Beach Haven, as the star of "Art," a Tony Award-winning comedy exploring friendship and art. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. To purchase tickets, click here.
Free concerts continue this weekend with the Ocean County Carousel of Music Series, held at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Public Library, 101 Washington St. The Briartones will play Friday and the Pat Mash Big Band Express Saturday, with both concerts starting at 7:30 p.m.
Hobby train enthusiasts can head down to Brick Sunday for the Brick Train Show, presented by the National Collectors Club. Many dealers will be represented at the event, planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brick Elks Lodge 2151, 2491 Hooper Ave., Brick. Admission is $5, with children younger than 10 admitted free.
The Jersey Shore Roller Girls All-Stars will skate their way over to Asbury Park's Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave., on Saturday for a bout with Suburbia Roller Derby of Westchester County, New York. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with first whistle at 8 p.m. It's an all-ages bout, 21 to drink. For tickets, click here.
Lifeguards from the Monmouth County branch of the United States Lifesaving Association will compete Friday at the Taplin Relays at Pier Village in Long Branch. Come by after 6 p.m. and watch the lifeguards compete in a series of land and sea races.
Captain’s Inn Waterfront Tiki Bar, 304 E. Lacey Road, Forked River — This restaurant and dockside bar features a relaxed but upscale dining menu, nightly entertainment, and an outdoor tiki bar.
Friday: $2 Bud Light Drafts. Live music with Moondoggie from 6 to 10 p.m. and Chris Thomas from 7 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: $2 Miller Lite Drafts. Live music all day beginning at noon with G Jam. Trax performs from 6 to 10 p.m., and Cat Taylor from 7 to 11 p.m.
Sunday: $2 Coors Light drafts. Live music with Bill Stasse from noon to 4 p.m. then Chris Fritz Band from 5 to 9 p.m.
Surf City Hotel, 800 N. Long Beach Island Blvd., Surf City — Consistently chosen as a Best Hotel, Best Restaurant and Best Bar and Tavern in reader’s choice polls, this charming East Coast gem has a popular beach club lounge that offers nightly entertainment and a relaxing atmosphere for vacation-goers.
Friday: Live music with Drop Dead Sexy at 10 p.m.
Saturday: No Discipline performs at 10 p.m.
Sunday: Bill & Andy Show at 5 p.m.
Boathouse, 1309 Main St, Belmar — Boathouse is a nautically themed haven for surfers and beach-goers with competitive drink specials and nightly entertainment.
Friday: Mike Dalton Band performs live at 9 p.m. Drink specials until 6 p.m. include: $1.75 domestic drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 premium drafts; and from 6 p.m. to closing: $2.50 Bud and Bud Lights, $4.00 rum and cokes.
Saturday: Rory Daniels Band plays at 9 p.m. Drink specials until 4 p.m. include: $4 Bloody Marys, $3 Miller Lite bottles; and from 6 p.m. to closing: $3 Sam Adams drafts.
Wharfside Patio Bar, 101 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach— Tucked behind the Wharfside Restaurant sits the charming Patio Bar that has been a haven for visitors for years. The outdoor patio offers a casual dining menu, a raw bar and cocktails all overlooking the Manasquan River and inlet islands.
Friday: C.O.A.L.G. from 2 to 5 p.m. then Undisputed from 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday: Paul Cilinski from 1 to 5 p.m. then Phil Engel Band from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sunday: Not 4 Nothin band from 1 to 5 p.m. then Waterfront Duo from 6 to 10 p.m.
Jenk’s Club, 300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach — Jenk's Club, a Shore favorite, is sure to be packed all weekend with revelers enjoying live music and drink specials.
Friday: Dark City Saints covering all party hits at 10 p.m. then DJ Prime late night, with $2.50 Coors Light special until midnight.
Saturday: No Standards at 2 p.m.; The Nerds at 10 p.m.
Sunday: Flying Mueller Brothers at 2 p.m. Go-Go Gadget and DJ Unique at night with $3 Corona and Corona Lights all night.
D’Jais, 1801 Ocean Ave, Belmar — It's tough to avoid the reputation this oceanside club has for fist-pumping parties and MTV’s Jersey stereotypes. But it's also tough to deny that D'Jais offers some memorable nights and great parties.
Friday: Happy Hour with a buffet and Coors Light prize wheel, no cover. Music by DJ Kirk Lopez, Kipple and Joe Giorgio. $2 Coors Light, $3.50 Blue Moons, $4 vodka drinks, $12 Coronita buckets and shot specials.
Saturday: Kipples Beach Party from 3 to 8 p.m. with $3 Bud Lights and music by DJ Robbie O.
Sunday: Happy Hour starting at noon with DJ Charlie Cavallo, $3.50 Bud and Bud Light bottles, $12 buckets of Coronitas and $10 buckets of Rocks. “In the Biz” night at 7 p.m. for service industry workers; no cover and $3 drinks. DJ Kipples spins at 7 p.m., and DJ Kirk Lopez is on at 10 p.m.