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April 5-6

Murder Mystery Weekends with ELTC and B&Bs
Spend the weekend at one of Cape May’s famous bed and breakfasts, all while trying to solve a whodunit with East Lynne Theater Company.

April 5-14

Jersey Shore Restaurant Week
Your due for a delicious three-course meal—especially at an even more delicious price. Visit fan-fave shore restos like The Shrimp Box in Point Pleasant Beach or Avenue in Long Branch for an app, entree and dessert for just $22.19 or $32.19 a head.

April 6, 13, 27

Laser Beatles
Twist and shout your way over to RVCC’s planetarium in Branchburg to see a dazzling laser show put to the sounds of this iconic foursome.

April 7

Steampunk 101: Scorsese’s Hugo with Curator’s Tour
See the film on the Bickford Theatre’s big screen in Morristown, then go on a tour of the exhibit Simply Steampunk with the Guinness Collection staff.

April 12

Mardi Gras Night Gala
Think cocktails, apps, dinner and dancing. Benefit students with disabilities at Garfield Park Academy’s annual shindig, which this year is honoring the head chef of Cathedral Kitchen in Camden.

Tina & Friends Open Mic Night
Calling all winos! Head to Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes for small bites, house vino and live tunes in the tasting room.

April 12-14

New Jersey Wine & Food Festival
Head to the stunning Crystal Springs Resort (voted fave Kid-Free Getaway in our 2018 Ultimate Bucket List rankings!) to meet with chefs and wine experts galore. The festival will be serving up bites and bevs from some of the top culinary talents in the area.

April 13

Hopped Up Highlands Pub Crawl
Make eight local stops at pubs and breweries in Hackettstown to try Jersey-brewed beers and food. Try your luck in the scavenger hunt; you just might win a prize that’ll score you big discounts.

Walk. Talk. Taste. Montclair.
This three-hour tour is packing serious local bites. Savor samples from six to eight Montclair eateries and restos while learning a bit about the town’s history.

April 20

Easter Kegg Hunt
Visit Cape May’s own Cold Spring Brewery to hunt for eggs that’ll take you on a scavenger hunt through the grounds. The winner gets a free growler.

April 27

Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest
Barbecue season is just around the corner! Sample all kinds of BBQ along with beer and wine then explore the historic village complete with interactive demos at the Row House, hearth cooking and craft workshops with the blacksmith or carpenter.

Rosedale Cemetery Tour
Put a spooky twist on date night at this 175+-year-old Montclair graveyard. You’ll learn all about grave imagery, the history of burial in America and the notable residents buried there.

Ongoing

Plan a Paint Nite Out
Flex your DIY skills by painting a canvas with your squad. A pro artist will help you along while you sip craft brews or wine and munch your way through the menu. Paint a Wild Night Flower that glows in the dark on April 10 (Plank Pizza Co. Beer Parlor, Saddle Brook), a Hibiscus Hummingbird scene on April 14 (Green Knoll Grille, Bridgewater), Blue Moon Cherry Blossoms on April 17 (Miller’s Ale House, Woodbridge) or a Spring Bridge on April 26 (Blackthorne Restaurant & Irish Pub, New Brunswick). If you have more of a green thumb, try Plant Nite, where you can work on your own terrariums and succulent masterpieces.

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