Games, Theater and More in Southern Maryland this Weekend, Aug. 12-14, 2016

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on August 9, 2016

Whether you love the theater, dig jazz, or want to help a good cause, here are three fun events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend.

080816-tempest-01Shakespeare in the City presents “TheTempest”

Get swept up in the love, treachery, comedy, and magic of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Historic St. Mary’s City and Newtowne Players will present Shakespeare’s classic tale on several nights in August.

“The Tempest” will be performed Aug. 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. On four of those nights – Aug. 12, 13, 19, and 20 – the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. before the play begins.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for adult members of the Newtowne Players and members of the Friends of Historic St. Mary’s City; $12 for seniors, military, and students; $10 for children age 6-11; children under six are free.

Tickets for the Thursday, Aug. 18, performance are $10.

Reservations are required. The performance will be on the State House Lawn. Please park near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary. Food, beverages (beer and wine included), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

Exiled to an abandoned island in the middle of the sea, Prospero—the former Duke of Milan—grows into a powerful sorcerer. When chance brings his enemies close to his shores, Prospero schemes his revenge against the ones who overthrew him: his cunning sister, Antonia, and Alonso, the King of Naples. Raising a powerful storm with the help of his faithful and spritely servant, Ariel, Prospero brings the shipwrecked king and crew into his world of mystery, danger and enchantment. Family and political drama intertwine with lighthearted comedy and romance as fools, lovers, and villains alike traverse the island in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

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080816-jazzfest-AHot Jazz at The Yard in North Beach

Join other jazz lovers for a day of music in North Beach! The Yard, located at th7th Street Market at North Beach, will host the 1st Annual Summer Jazzy Fest on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 10 p.m.

An amazing lineup of musicians will play all day, and there will be food, drinks, and local vendors. No cover.

The lineup includes:

1 p.m.: Magic Ray Jazz
2:30 p.m.: Club Malbec
4 p.m.: Corner Lounge Jam Band
5:30 p.m.: Deon Cleancutt Duo
7 p.m.: Sharon Raquel
8:30 p.m.: Higher Standards

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080816-memorialgames-02Play for a Good Cause at Annual Paul Ribeiro Memorial Games

The Annual Paul Ribeiro Memorial Games will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at the Ribeiro home in Port Tobacco. The fun begins at 8 a.m.

The games celebrate and commemorate the life of Paul A. Ribeiro through friendly competition over the games he loved to play and celebrates his gentle competitive spirit. Proceeds from the event are donated to Spring Dell Center and Special Olympics.

The games include bocce, soccer, cornhole, and volleyball. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, face painting, a free throw contest, silent auction, food, desserts, and more!

Bocce and cornhole team registration is $20. Soccer and volleyball team registration is $50. Register online at or send checks payable to Annual Paul Ribeiro Memorial Games to P.O. Box 442, Port Tobacco, MD 20677.

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