10 Best NJ Events This Weekend: February 26 – 28

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Celebrate the legendary readings of Dr. Seuss at the Dr. Seuss Family Festival at the Morris Museum, check out over 400 classic, unique cars at the Atlantic City Classic Car Show, learn the troubles of climate change with William Paterson at Gabi Goes Green, or take a trip to another land with traditional Irish music at the Irish Fesitval in Garden State Discovery Museum.

Photo via Stefanie Politi Photography.

1. Dr. Seuss Family Festival
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Celebrate the birthday of the most adored character from nearly everyone’s childhood, the beloved Dr. Seuss. The Morris Museum will be taken over by a Dr. Seuss extravaganza with a cat in the hat story time, activities and crafts, and an unforgettable performance of the museum’s Seussology.
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Cost: Members: free, nonmembers: $7 for children, $10 for adults.

2. Atlantic City Classic Car Show
Friday, February 26th, 2016 + Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Featuring over 400 vintage automobiles from the past, the Atlantic City Classic Car Show will appeal to people of all ages, especially children with a love for uniquely styled cars. Bring your family to the Atlantic City Convention Center this weekend and witness the biggest car show to hit the United States.
Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Cost: Adults On-site: $25.00 Adults On-line: $25.00 Advance Adults On-line: $20 (20% Discount expires 2/26/16) Children under 12: $5.00 Family Day Sunday – kids are FREE (with the purchase of an adult ticket)

3. Gabi Goes Green
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
William Paterson University presents Gabi Goes Green which addresses the topic of climate change with a fun and unique musical performance. Starring a middle schooler by the name of Gabi, the audience is taken on an educational and exciting journey to save the planet from the threat of Captain Carbon.
William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ
Cost: FREE

4. Annie
Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 28, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Produced by a renowned director and Tony Award winners such as Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin, the classic story of Annie is brought to life at the State Theater of New Brunswick. Remaining true to the original Annie, this refreshed version of Annie will bring together audiences of all generations with songs like It’s A Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow.
State Theater
15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cost: $35-$75

5. Galumpha
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Through a remarkable whirlwind of movement, the acrobats and choreography of professional dancers at RVCC Performing Arts Theater are taking the stage by storm. With award-winning choreography and stunning visual effects, this family-friendly performance will stun all audiences.
RVCC Performing Arts Theater
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Cost: $10-$15

6. Irish Festival at Garden State Discovery Museum
Sunday, February 28th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and Garden State Discover Museum invites you and your family to uncover Irish culture this Sunday during their monthly passport to adventure event. During this celebration, children will learn more about the Irish by observing dance performers and traditional Irish music.
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd #100, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Cost: Free with admission

7. Indoor Auto Racing
Friday, February 26th, 2016 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Come in from the cold and enjoy Sun National Bank Center’s third annual indoor auto racing show that will be featuring top drivers performing in a two day show of tricks and thrills. Additionally, there will be a fan fest on Saturday night where kids can meet their favorite racers.
Sun National Bank Center
81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611
Cost: $7-$22

8. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Friday, February 26th, 2016 | 7:30 PM
A tale of inner beauty, love, and friendship hits the Cherry Hill stage this weekend with a Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. In this modern rendition of an old tale, Belle and the Beast fall in love through trial and triumph, with little friends helping them along the way. Don’t miss a show that will entertain children of all ages.
1750 Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Cost: $14

9. Jenkinson’s Job Fair (14+)
Sunday, February 28th, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
If your teen is looking for a job this summer that offers experience and a chance to make new friends, the Jenkinson’s job fair is the place to be this Sunday. Jenkinson’s is holding its annual job fair featuring some of the best summer 2016 jobs at the beach and boardwalk.
Jenkinson’s Pavilion
300 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Cost: Free

10. Frozen Ball
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Everybody loves a ball, especially when it is accompanied by the fabulous ice queen herself and her quirky little sister. Liberty Hall Museum will be hosting their Frozen Ball with exciting frozen crafts, interactive Disney games, and a mouthwatering hot chocolate bar.
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083
Cost: $20

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Amanda is a student at William Paterson University majoring in English with a concentration in Writing, and a Psychology minor on the side. Her passions are reading young adult literature, writing reviews on her personal blog and short stories for university level competitions, and eating very, very spicy foods. When she’s not reading or playing with her cat, Sly, you can find Amanda working out at the gym and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Her guilty pleasure meals consist of chicken tikka masala, vegan black bean burgers, and soup from Panera Bread. When she finishes college, Amanda looks forward to publishing her first book.

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