Jersey Shore Comic Book Show

Collectibles festival with artists, writers, costume groups, crafts. Toms River Elks Lodge, 600 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753. Featuring Marvel Comics colorist Bob Sharen, artists Bob Petrecca (Batman), Neil Vokes (Superman), Jason Pharo (The Convictor), Christian Espiritusanto (Warriors Amongst Realms) and the Star Wars 501st Legion. Fun for the whole family. More information, or 609-242-7756.

The Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show: The Steampunk Variant

The Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show: The Steampunk Variant is coming up on June 4 at Vasa Park in Hackettstown. This event is a unique, family-friendly geek culture festival featuring live entertainment, cosplay, artisan vendors, educational presentations, and much more.

The festival is organized by A Halo Called Fred, who will take the stage along with Frenchy and the Punk and This Way to the Egress. The evening will cap off with an all-star jam by all three bands. The entertainment lineup also includes Trio of Madness and The Munchausen Society plus the Karnevil sideshow, billed as “New Jersey’s premiere carnival sideshow experience.”

When: Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Vasa Park (under the pavilion), 1 Vasa Drive, Hackettstown, NJ
Tickets: $25 (Adults), $15 (Kids 14-18). Free admission for kids under 14.
Tickets are available from the festival