April brings not only showers and spring flowers to Atlantic City, but an eclectic array of events and entertainment from a film festival, stand-up comedy and a sake dinner to ballet and a Halfway to Halloween celebration.
Ready for its close-up
The 15th Anniversary Garden State Film Festival continues through April 2. For more information or to purchase tickets visit GSFF.org.
Katt’s out of the bag
Stand-up comedian, actor, rapper and singer Katt Williams will perform at Boardwalk Hall at 8 p.m. April 8. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Sake to me
Eastwind at Resorts will hold an exclusive Sake Dinner, hosted by Master of Sake Sean O’Rourke, on April 20. Five courses will be paired with six sakes for $80 per person. For tickets, visit ResortsAC.com.
The Atlantic City Ballet brings “Carmen” to the Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars on April 23. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.
Tricks and treats
Tropicana is celebrating Halfway to Halloween on April 29, a property-wide nightlife party full of sexy tricks and mysterious treats with costume contests, drink specials and more than $3,000 in combined cash and prizes.
Here are other “insider” tips about what’s happening in Atlantic City’s casinos during April:
Bally’s Atlantic City
Play and earn daily from April 1 to June 24 to win a share of free play prizes at the $100K Boardwalk Bucks Giveaway Grand Finale Drawing on June 25. Receive one entry for every 25 tier credits earned. Play every Tuesday to increase your odds with 5X earned entries.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
1,500 Bonus Slot Dollars every 15 minutes from noon to 7 p.m. April 6. See MyBorgata Rewards Desk for details.
Brian Regan (April 1), Zucchero (April 1), Gary Gulman (April 7), Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band, with special guest, Valerie Simpson (April 8), Ben Folds (April 21), Buddy Guy (April 28), Billy Gardell (April 29). For tickets visit TheBorgata.com or call (866) 900-4TIX (4849).
Caesars Atlantic City
Win one of three luxury cars or $45,000 in cash in the Ride Like A Caesar Giveaway. Drawings are April 22 in the hotel lobby. Receive one entry for every 25 tier credits earned. Play Tuesdays to increase your odds with 5X earned entries Details at the Total Rewards Center.
Golden Nugget Atlantic City
Pretenders (April 1), Englebert Humperdinck (April 8), LeAnn Rimes (April 29). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 736-1420.
Enjoy free performances by tribute bands on Flashback Fridays at 9 p.m. in the Showroom: Draw The Line (Aerosmith) on April 7, Lovesexy (Prince) on April 14, Trespass (Genesis) on April 21, Free Fallin (Tom Petty) on April 28.
Win one of three BMW convertibles or $45,000 cash on May 27. Earn drawing entries by playing slots and table games between April 1 and May 27. Receive one entry for every 25 tier credits earned at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Playing on Tuesdays increases your odds with 5X earned entries. Details at the Total Rewards Center.
Naked Eyes (April 6), Tiffany (April 13), The Purple Xperience (April 20), Dennis DeYoung and Night Ranger (April 22), Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band (April 27), The Price Is Right Live (April 28 and 29). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 736-1420.
Resorts Casino Hotel
Play your favorite slots or table games to earn entries through April 30 to win a 2017 BMW X1. For every tier point you earn, you’ll receive one entry into the sweepstakes. The drawing will be at 4 p.m. April 30, but you must activate your entries that day by playing any slot machine or table game while using your Star card.
Top tier point earners between April 1 and May 31 will earn a share of $75,000 in bonuses on June 24.
Guess the number of Marshmallow Peeps for a chance to win $500 in slot cash. Enter once every day through 5 p.m. April 17.
Free self-parking continues.
Marcus Terell and the Serenades (April 2-6, 9, 11-13, 16, 18, 20,23-27 and 30), Lotus Land (April 22), The 500 Club (April 29). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or the Resorts Box Office.
Tropicana Atlantic City
Enter for your chance to win a stay at an Aruba timeshare. Look for the kiosk in The Quarter through midnight April 30. The drawing will take place at 10 a.m. May 4. One entry per person. Certain restrictions apply for both promotions. Visit the Trop Advantage Center for details.
Sheryl Crow (April 22). For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, call (800) 745-3000 or check with the Tropicana Box Office.
Tropicana’s Spring Fever Festival continues through May 15. The festival features food and drink specials, seasonal photo ops featuring sand sculptures and a Mariachi-shaped topiary located in Palm Walk, giveaways, themed nightlife events, a free concert and more.
Another entertainment option at Tropicana is Atlantic City’s only IMAX® Theatre. Through April the theater is showing “Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey” and “Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience” on select dates.
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