Happy Friday South Jersey!  Most of you have off tomorrow and if you have to work... hopefully you'll have a great day!  I'd love to say I've missed the Jersey Shore, but after spending the past week on the shores of the Hawaiian Islands, it's kinda hard to compare. LOL  Anyway, it's back to work and back to reality...

The "official" last day of summer has come and gone and it sure feels like it.  Even though I'm coming back to a brisk morning chill, at least there are plenty of fun things to do right here in my home town!

Marc D., Townsquare Media

This weekend I will be hoping to "Come On Down" to winner's row at The Price Is Right Live!  I went to this show during it's debut, last year when it was hosted by Joey Fatone.  This year will be hosted by Jerry Springer... While I'm not anticipating any lover's quarrels or family fist fights, we all know wherever Jerry Springer shows up, there is bound to be some debacle!  The show itself is very similar to the TV version, except they switch out contestants on winner's row after every game so more audience gets a chance to participate!  Prizes (last year) ranged from some electronics, sports gear to a brand new car! They also brought out the Big Wheel!  If you have the chance, I definitely would recommend this as a fun night out with friends!  Wish me luck with getting "called down!" LOL  If the Price Is Right Live doesn't strike your interest, be sure to check out my events list for all things fun this weekend!

Below is just a small list of area happenings from my friends at AtlanticCityNJ.com

The Price Is Right Live at Harrah's Atlantic City - Various dates & times

Hosted by Jerry Springer, is a touring version of The Price is Right show with even more audience interaction & will have the same excitement, games, cash and merchandise prizes, name tags and even the famous Price is Right microphone! Many audience members win right from their seat. From Plinko, to Cliffhangers to the Big Wheel, to the fabulous Showcase, The Price Is Right, Live! is the only experience that allows you to be the star of the show!

Jonathan Peters at Providence inside Tropicana - Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Famed DJ Jonathan Peters will perform Friday night at Providence Nightclub inside the Quarter at The Tropicana in Atlantic City.  Peters was named DJ of the Year in 2006 by DJ Times Magazine and has a string of #1 remixes as well as his own productions.  Peters has done remixes for Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige,Deborah Cox & Brian McKnight just to name a few!

ATB at the Borgata - Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Superstar DJ, ATB's first track was "9pm (Till I Come)," included in the Movin' Melodies album, which topped the United Kingdom music charts in 1999 and is widely regarded as the UK's first trance number one. The track features a guitar riff that became hugely popular. This guitar sound became the trademark of his early hits. ATB continues to evolve and change with every album. His current style involves more vocals and varied sounds, with frequent pianos.

Bellator Fighting Championship at Caesar's Atlantic City - Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

The promotion’s seventh season begins at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., and will be topped by a welterweight tournament quarterfinal between former champion Lyman Good and BAMMA vet Jim Wallhead.
The evening’s main card airs on MTV2 and features the three remaining tournament pairings, as ex-Dream champ Marius Zaromskis faces Nordine Taleb, and unbeaten Russian prospect Andrey Koreshkov squares off with Jordan Smith. Meanwhile, Bellator newcomers Tim Welch and Michail Tsarev lock horns to round out the tournament field.

Joe with KC & JoJo at House of Blues - Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Soul singer, Joe Thomas known affectionately as Joe, continues to capture and redefine a style of sound and musical presentation audiences have come to recognize as Joe’s very own. Pulling from legendary musical influences, Joe provides listeners with stability of sound, something missing in the fast technological world of music.  KC & JoJo are most recognizable from their song "All My Life"

The Temptations at the Borgata - Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

While only one original Temptations member is still alive, the line up is full of very talented singers and musicians. You can expect all the classics and more!

Adam Carolla at the Tropicana - Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Comedian, radio personality, television host and actor who hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a podcast talk show. Carolla co-hosted the MTV call-in program "Loveline" (1996 to 2000), and was co-host and co-creator along with Jimmy Kimmel, of the television program "The Man Show" (1999 to 2004), and co-creator and a regular performer on the television show "Crank Yankers" (2002 to 2007).

Mays Landing Fall Festival at War Memorial Park, Main Street & Route 50, Mays Landing - Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

This is a great family fun day with lots of FREE activities for the kids like a hay toss, mummy wrapping, train rides, bounce castle and live musical entertainment. Stroll through the park and visit more than crafters and food vendors. Pumpkin painting is back by popular request and we have added a couple of teen friendly activities.

Coheed And Cambria at the House of Blues - Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Coheed and Cambria is an American rock band from Nyack, New York. Formed in 1995, the group incorporates aspects of progressive rock, punk rock, metal and post-hardcore.

Tony Bennett at the Borgata -  Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Legendary and critically praised recording artist and concert performer, Tony Bennett has won 17 Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award, two Emmy Awards and has been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. Most famous for singing popular music, jazz standards and show tunes, Bennett is also an accomplished painter and has won over audiences of all ages. Special Guest Antonia Bennett.

Surfing America Prime Event at Revel - September 28-30, 2012

Surfing America Prime is the highest level of junior surfing in the nation. Competitors from all over the East coast with come to Revel Beach to test their skills against the best in the East to qualify for the USA Championships at Lower Trestles, San Onofre State Beach, in June, and possibly earn spot on the PacSun USA Surf Team. Surfing America Prime events feature professional judging by Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and International Surfing Association (ISA) certified judges, computer scoring, professional announcing and 4 person 20-minute heats. Competitors qualify for the Prime series on the East Coast by excelling in either National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) or Atlantic Surfing Federation (ASF) competitions the previous season.

Beer Festival & Oktoberfest at Golden Nuggett - Sept 29-30, 2012

Sat. Sept 29 | 2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival | 7PM-10PM | The Grand | $49 per person
Join us for our 2nd Annual Golden Nugget Craft Beer Tasting and sample over 200 varieties of craft beers paired with chef-inspired cuisine and live entertainment.

Sun. Sept 30 | Oktoberfest On The Deck | 12PM-6PM | The Deck
Toast to the end of summer at Oktoberfest! Join our Beer Maidens on The Deck for traditional Oktoberfest fare and craft beer while overlooking the Marina

Lots of great stuff!  Something to make everyone happy... which leads me to my video pic of the week:  A throwback from Crystal Waters, "Makin' Happy".  Crystal Waters is most recognized for her single "100% Pure Love"