Looking for something to do this weekend? Or next weekend? Or on your lunch break? Check out these free events in South Jersey. 

Open Mic Night 

January 5 

Show off your talents (or support others) during an open mic night at The Loft at Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood. The event runs from 7 to 9 pm, with sign-ups starting at 6:30 pm, and is BYO food/drinks. For more information, visit the website

Poetry & Prose Getaway

January 12 – 15

A participant-focused writers’ conference, presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, will take place from January 12-15 at historic Seaview Hotel near Atlantic City. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, songwriting, playwriting and more. For more information, visit the website

Alice Paul’s Birthday & Paulsdale Reopening

January 13

Paulsdale, the childhood home of suffragist Alice Paul, just completed a restoration project. Visit the house between noon – 3 pm  to celebrate Alice’s birthday and the re-opening of the house. You’ll be the first to see the new exhibit, Women’s History is Women’s Right. Lite fare will be provided. This is a free event, but registration is required. Register here.

Antique Show

January 27 & 28

The popular Mid-Winter Antique Show returns to the WheatonArts Event Center on January 27 & 28. Discover standout collections from approximately 40 quality dealers representing the Mid-Atlantic region. Explore a wide array of antique furniture, books, ceramics, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, paper, toys, pottery primitives, vintage accessories, and more. For more information, visit the website


Now until Feb. 25

Don’t miss the final days of WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River Park, presented by the Camden County Board of Commissioners.  The ice skating rink at Cooper River Park near the corner of Cuthbert Blvd. and Park Avenue in Cherry Hill is open until Feb. 25. For hours and information, visit the website

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