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Monday, February 15, 2010

Antony and Cleopatra

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Finally! A predicted snow/sleet event fell far short of expectations - much to everyone's joy! Weekend plans were NOT canceled! Things are starting to return to normal. On Friday, all Metro stops were FINALLY open - both above and below ground. Wahoo!

Thankfully, the theater had re-opened as well so I even managed to get out with some girlfriends for a fantastic "girls night out". We loaded ourselves onto the train and headed downtown. A quick change of trains at Metro Center and we were off to China Town.



The streets were plowed, and the sidewalks shoveled, but with piles of snow everywhere (you can see the snow just above our heads), it was difficult going when we had to cross the streets. Typically, there was a single path about 10 inches wide to "squeeze through"...but somehow, we managed!

We'd discovered "Chinatown Express" last summer and had watched them make home made noodles - oh they looked good! We've been wanting them ever since...but we had to wait until our plans brought us downtown again....and Friday was the day! This time, they were making home made dumplings.....mmmmmm! Check out the fabulous colors in the window! All the chicken, octopi, and other delicacies! The fresh noodles were FABULOUS!!!! What a great way to kick off Chinese New Year!











After our delicious dinner, the three of us were off to the Lansburgh Theatre to see Synetic Theater's presentation of "Antony and Cleopatra". It was superb! This theater group does NOT use any words - strictly dance, movement and music. Their interpretation of "Antony and Cleopatra" was absolutely exquisite! The performance was just as eloquent Shakespeare's written words - awesome! Absolutely awesome! The engaging music, fabulous set, elegant costuming and the sheer talent of this group is indescribable! They're playing through the 28th of February, so there's still time to buy tickets and see it for yourself - you definitely won't be disappointed!

As a fabulous finish to the evening, we stopped in at "Red Velvet Cupcakery". Wow....the choices! I was good....I picked up a cupcake for DH as well and carefully carried it home - quite a feat when dealing with public transportation and very crowded trains! (By the way, the cupcakes were delicious! I had the "Morning Call - expresso infused cake with coffee buttercream" and I got the "Peanut Butter Cup - chocolate chip cupcake with salted peanut butter topping.)



















All photos courtesy of my friend, Paula...she's loving her new camera!!!

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