One of the more interesting ways to bring history to life is through the arts.
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HOW TO GO:
What: “Red Tails, Silver Wings,” an art exhibit highlighting Tuskegee Airmen
Where: The National Museum of the United States Air Force
When: Through February, 2014. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
For information: (937) 255-3286. To learn more about Hopkins and his Tuskegee Airmen series, visit www.chrishopkinsart.com
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HOW TO GO:
What: “Fly,” a theatrical presentation honoring the Tuskegee Airmen
Where: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Robert S. Marx Theatre, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati.
When: Performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. Previews are at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 8; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The official opening night is Thursday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m., the play runs through Saturday, Oct. 5.
ALSO: Special performances that include free Meet the Artists programs are at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29; and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The production will be audio described for those with visual impairments at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, and signed for persons with hearing impairments at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. The Playhouse is fully accessible. Audio enhancement receivers, large print programs and complete wheelchair access are available.
Tickets: $30 to $75 with child, teen and student tickets at $25 each.To order tickets, call the Playhouse Box Office at (513) 421-3888 (toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at (800)582-3208) or visit www.cincyplay.com. Call (513) 345-2248 for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf accessibility.
Through a special collaboration with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, patrons who bring their FLY tickets to the museum can receive $2 off the price of admission. Museum hours and additional information can be found at freedomcenter.org.