What’s Happening in Southern Maryland? Check Out Three Events for this Weekend, Jan. 26-28, 2018

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on January 22, 2018

Whether you’re looking for live theater or want to check out one of Southern Maryland’s museums, you’ll find lots happening this weekend in the region. Here are three events happening here this weekend, Jan. 26-28, 2018.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Opens in Lexington Park

See “A Streetcar Named Desire” on stage starting this weekend.

The Newtowne Players will present Tennessee Williams’ classic drama beginning this Friday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive in Lexington Park.

The play will run until Sunday, Feb. 11. Performances on Thursdays through Saturdays will take place at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees will take place at 3:30 p.m.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1947 and reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely “normal” young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for military and senior citizens. Due to language and subject matter, this play is not recommended for children. Purchase tickets online at www.newtowneplayers.org or by calling 301-737-5447.

For more information, visit https://www.newtowneplayers.org/.

(Image via The Newtowne Players on Facebook)

What Is It Worth? St. Clement’s Island Museum Hosts Appraiser’s Fair

What are your prized possessions worth?

Find out this Saturday, Jan. 27, at the St. Clement’s Island Museum’s appraiser’s fair. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, which is located at 38370 Point Breeze Road in Colton’s Point.

Appraisers for jewelry, furniture, glassware, pottery, artwork, music boxes, and coins will be available to assess your items. Please only bring items that can be hand carried. Space is limited, and items will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, call (301) 769-2222. To learn more about the museum, visit https://www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/stclementsisland/.

Build Your Own Toy Boat at the Marine Museum!

Ever wanted to build your own little boat? Kids age four and older can build their own boat every fourth Saturday at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons.

Boat-building sessions start on the half hour from 2 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 27, in the museum’s Harms Gallery. A donation of $2 per boat is requested along with museum admission.

For more information, visit https://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/.

(Image via Calvert Marine Museum on Facebook)

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