The local stop by the Material Girl takes the top billing on my rundown of  South Jersey weekend happenings.  Madonna's World Tour 2012, which began just after Madge's well received Superbowl appearance and continues through the end of the year, has been garnering headlines  for it's high octane performance numbers and  Madonna's frequent pontificating and self-promotion.

At 54, Madonna's career and influence... now span more than 30 years, and she's been reworking many of her earlier hits during this tour.

Madonna plays Boardwalk Hall Saturday, September 15th, and tickets are available.

Here's a look at the weekend's other happenings...


-Slash - House of Blues,  Friday Sept. 14th

-Kansas with King's X- Borgata, Saturday Sept. 15th

-J.Geils band- Tropicana, Saturday Sept. 15th

-The Atlantic City Triathlon -  1 mile swim, 20 mile bike ride and an 10k run on the Boardwalk, Sat. Sept. 15th

-Ocean City Airport festival & Aerobatic Show - Airshow Sat, Sept. 15th 10a-3p; O.C. Boardwalk Aerobatic Show Sun. Sept. 16th @ 1p (609)525-9300

- Big Brothers/Big Sisters Atlantic/Cape Mini-golf Tournament- Castaway Cove, Ocean City Boardwalk, sun. Sept. 16th from 12-2p.  Join Lite Rock for this fun day!

-Cape May Food & Wine Celebration- a nine-day event beginning Sat. Sept 15th (609)884-5404

-Fireman's Convention- Wildwood thru Sun. Sept 16th. Parade Saturday, Sept. 15th @ 1p on New Jersey Ave.

- Great Absecon Downtown Fair - Sat, Sept. 15th 10a-4p Rt 30 & New Jersey Ave. (609) 641-0663

Civil War Weekend- Historic Cold Spring Village Sat.& Sun. Sept. 15-16

-Hammonton's Green Day Festival- St Joseph's High School, Sat. Sept. 15th noon-4p