Today, once again, we went to the big city across the river.
First, we went to see the Cleopatra Exhibition at the Museum Center. I just finished reading two books about Cleopatra; first I read The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George, then I read Cleopatra: A LIfe by Stacy Schiff, so I was especially interested. I wasn't disappointed; it was an amazing exhibit.
The exhibition is being shown at the Museum Center in the Cincinnati Union Terminal building. It's a wonderful, historic Art Deco building and a sight to see for itself. It was completed in 1931, and was a major railroad terminal during World War II. It features a soaring rotunda with murals all around. It has all been restored; it now contains a Children's Museum, Omnimax theater, and spaces for special exhibits. It still serves Amtrak, too. You can go up to the top floor to visit the Railroad Club and read all about its history.
After that we went to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; we had tickets to the Sunday matinee of "Beehive". The Playhouse is located on Mount Adams, one of the hills around Cincinnati. Mount Adams is "Cincinnati's San Francisco" neighborhood, hilly, narrow streets with quaint townhouses, bars, restaurants and shops. It's really hard to find a place to park!
We had lunch here at the Mount Adams Bar and Grill. They have an extensive menu of vodkas, bourbons, tequilas, single malt scotches, and beers on tap. I had a veggie sandwich with avocado, tomato, lettuce, red onion, sprouts and Monterey Jack cheese. It was good!
It's next door to another of our old favorite hangouts, The Blind Lemon. You go downstairs to a garden in the back. They have live music and fairy lights back there, and in the fall they have bonfires.
Then we climbed another hill to get to the Playhouse. That's it up at the top.
In Cincinnati, you must climb a hill to get to most places. It's a hilly city, not so easy in the winter when things ice up.
Here we are, after climbing many steps and I'm a bit out of breath!
The Playhouse has won two Tony Awards. We were season subscribers when we lived here back in the 80s, and we are again now.
"Beehive" was fun, all music and dancing. During one number, they pulled my husband up to the stage to dance. They were doing the "mashed potato". I tried to get a picture, but he came back to his seat too quickly. Shy, I guess!