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Feel the Heat of the Music, History and More in August

Published on Jul 31, 2014 by Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District

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The temperature may be rising in August, but along the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District, you’ll be happy to feel the heat of hot music, scintillating history and explosive art.

NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale's "When the Stars Begin to Fall"

NSU Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale's "When the Stars Begin to Fall"

NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and Broward Center for the Performing Arts are joining forces to present The Art of Stars Meets Rock ‘N’ Blues Promotion. When you purchase a ticket to the museum’s new “When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South” exhibition, on view Aug. 3–Oct. 12, 2014, you’ll receive 50 percent off for the Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest, Mezzanine Level seats, at the Broward Center. Or, present your ticket from the Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest at the museum through Oct. 12, 2014, and receive $3 off general admission.

Featuring works created from 1964–2014, “When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South” explores “outsider” art in relation to contemporary art and black life through works of 35 artists, from the self-taught to some of today’s best-known artists of African descent.

At the fun-filled Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest, giants of rock and blues will perform a tribute to Johnny Winter Band. The event will feature the Edgar Winter Band, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera (Rare Earth) and Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown), who create hot fun in the summertime.

If you want to learn more about the “When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South” exhibition at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, try the Aug. 2 opening reception and lecture from 6–9 p.m.

How about learning how to care for orchids at the beautiful and historic Bonnet House estate? Try one or more orchid classes, which include a tour of the orchid greenhouse, lathe house and display house. Classes are held on Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

For more intriguing history, enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the New River Inn Museum on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Join Tim Myette, an award-winning actor at Delray Beach Playhouse and long-time docent at the New River Inn Museum, for this special, fun-filled, behind-the-scenes look at Broward’s oldest remaining hotel building.

Are you ready to rock? Then check out Classic Albums Live: “Elton John Greatest Hits” at the Parker Playhouse on Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. The show will feature all of your favorites including, “Your Song,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Rocket Man” and “Candle In the Wind.”

Learn about Fort Lauderdale’s founding during a guided house tour of Historic Stranahan House Museum, held daily at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visit this enchanting, beautifully-preserved home.

This August, be sure to feel the sizzling heat of the amazing cultural opportunities that the Riverwalk A&E District has to offer.

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The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional cultural events happening throughout Broward County please visit ArtsCalendar.com Copyright 2017 ® Riverwalk a&e. All Rights Reserved.