August 2019 Local Tourist: Miss Holmes, Hello Dolly + Farmula Fest

Posted August 30, 2019 by shooting in Cincinnati / 16 Comments

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Local Tourist: The Month That Was August 2019

August seems to have gone by both slowly and quickly- what about you?

I did do a few fun and local things though, so let’s talk about those!

Saturday, August 3: I went to see the play Miss Holmes at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company with my sister, a friend, and her boyfriend. We all really liked the show! If you can’t tell by the title – it’s about a female Sherlock Holmes (and Watson!) and they did such a wonderful job. I could have easily seen it more than once.


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I saw the play Miss Holmes at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (@cincyshakes) and it was amazing!! ?? I love all things Sherlock Holmes and seeing a play with a female Sherlock and Watson was a delight!! ? Everything else about the play was the same world of Sherlock Holmes just with the added difficulty of being a woman in that time period. It was such a great play, and the actors did an amazing job! ? Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan? Have you heard of the play Miss Holmes? How do you feel about a female Sherlock and Watson? ? * * * * #missholmes #sherlockholmes #sherlock #arthurconandoyle #221bbakerstreet #221b #cincy #cincylove #cincinnati #cincinnatiblogger #cincyshakes #wordcloudclassics #bookstagrammer #booksta #readersofinstagram #books #classiclit #sherlockandjohn #livetheatre #theatre

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Sunday, August 11: I do monthly mother/daughter dates with my mom and for August, we went and saw Hello, Dolly at our local AMC Theater. I love seeing older movies on the big screen…and this is one neither of us had seen before. It was a lot of fun, with some great music.

Saturday, August 24: My parents, sister, and I went to a new festival in Kentucky called Farmula Fest. It was a rock and reggae outdoor music festival. We went later in the day, but I think that worked out for the best since it wasn’t too hot or anything. One of the artists that played was William Bolton, who I hadn’t heard of before, but he was really good! I recommend checking him out. The final band that night was Pink Droyd, which was a Pink Floyd cover band, and they were so good. They definitely have a ton of talent, and the lights they use in their show were really cool. If they come near you – especially if you love Pink Floyd- I’d give it a go!

That’s my August in a nutshell. What about you? Do anything fun this month? 

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16 responses to “August 2019 Local Tourist: Miss Holmes, Hello Dolly + Farmula Fest

  1. I love the dates you and your mother go on, it’s so lovely that you both have that time together to do something fun and share the experience together. Miss Holmes sounds brilliant! I love anything where women are making pathways into male dominated worlds and I’m biased but women are so much more attentive than men and would make far better detectives and investigators. Hopefully it’s a popular show and the production is picked up in other countries!

    P.S. The new banner looks so lovely Lauren. Send me an email over the weekend and I can whip up some matching ones for your memes and sidebar darling.

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  2. I’ve been wanting to link up with one of these for ages! So glad to join in!
    I think the mother daughter dates you and your Mom do sound amazing. You are so lucky that your Mom doesn’t live far away.
    August flew by so quickly!

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  3. Jen

    Hello Dolly is coming here for our Broadway series. I am hoping to take the kids. This month zoomed and also crawled it’s way to almost completion, so I get what you are saying. Here’s to all things fall and September!

  4. Oh I love this. I, for one, hasn’t had the chance to explore my own city. It’s too bad I discovered this just when Summer is ending. I love that you go on trips with your mom. Miss Holmes sounds so interesting. I need to check out the plays we have playing in my city. You inspired me!

  5. I love the idea of monthly mother/daughter dates. I am going to start that tradition with Zoe now…and see if I can get my mom to join in too! I dont get to see her near as much as I would like to. Her work schedule is crazy and she ends up having to work a lot of Saturdays too.

  6. Older movies on the big screen are the best. And that outdoor music festival sounds great. Pink Droyd sounds fun. I do like Floyd and it would be neat to see a band really do them justice.

  7. What an incredibly fun month you had!! And that reggae festival in particular sounds amazing. I love a good reggae show and haven’t heard of those musicians so will check them out!

  8. I think it’s great that you and your mom have monthly dates. I’ve never attended Hello Dollly either but our local theater is having a play for it soon. I may try to attend.

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