Fun Events Fill the Southern Maryland Calendar This Weekend, Feb. 22-24, 2019

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on February 16, 2019

There’s always something fun to do in Southern Maryland each weekend, and I’m continually amazed by the variety of things going on! Here are just three of the events happening here this weekend, Feb. 22-24, 2019.

“Humanizing Histories” Film Festival Showcases Student Work

See student-written performance pieces this week when “Humanzing Histories: 7 Short Plays About Resistance” opens at St. Mary’s College of
Maryland this week.

The performances will take place Wednesday. Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Bruce Davis Theater in Montgomery Hall on the St. Mary’s
College of Maryland campus. Tickets are $4 for teachers, students, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance members; and $6 general admission. To make reservations, email the Theater Box Office at [email protected]
or telephone 240-895-4243.

For performance times, visit

Produced by the Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies (TFMS) and supervised by Assistant Professor of Theater Amy Steiger, the festival of 10-minute plays showcases the work of select student writers and directed by Steiger and students Blake Johnson, Kori Taber, and Rebecca

The collection of plays included in the festival gets its name, “Humanizing Histories,” from the collaborative pilot course conducted at the college on playwriting and the legacies of slavery and resistance in the United States. Each play, inspired by a different historical artifact, explores how oppression and representation affect relationships, families, and human lives, and considers various ways citizens rise up in the face of injustice.

Over the weekend of the festival’s run, on Saturday, Feb. 23, members of the community are invited to attend staged readings of other student-written work, theater workshops, and public discussions free of charge.
Visit the TFMS website for more information about the day’s activities at

(Image via Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies website.)

Experience Reggie Rice’s “Fool of Illusions” This Weekend

Be prepared to be amazed and fooled as award-winning comedy illusionist Reggie Rice presents his outrageous show “Fool of Illusions.”

The show will take place Friday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s School’s Msgr. Harris Center, 43900 St. John’s Road in Hollywood. Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children age three and younger are free. Proceeds benefit the school.

Reggie’s show is a 90-minute family-friendly experience that is filled with amazing magic, hilarious comedy, and tons of audience participation which is guaranteed to have everyone bursting into laughter. Reggie is a truly one-of-a-kind entertainer. He has been performing for the last 15 years and has had the honor of being the opening act for Jordin Sparks
and Former First Lady Michelle Obama five times.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

(Image via Fool of Illusions website.)

Plan Your Big Day at “A Taste of History” Bridal Show

Newly engaged? Thinking of getting married?

No matter where you are in your wedding-planning process, you won’t want to miss the “A Taste of History” Bridal Show! The event will take place Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Reconstructed State House of 1676 at Historic St. Mary’s City, 47418 Old State House Road in St. Mary’s City.

Many vendors will be on hand showcasing various aspects of a wedding to help you make your dreams come true! The event is free if make reservations by Monday, Feb. 18. Unregistered attendees may pay $5 at the door.

For more information or to register, call (240) 895-4991, email
[email protected], or visit

(Image via Historic St. Mary’s City on Facebook.)

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