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The District Brings New Cultural Fun in the New Year!

Published on Dec 29, 2017 by Riverwalk Arts Entertainment District

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The year 2018 is kicking off with many exciting activities at Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District in January! Whether it’s a Holiday Hangover event at the Historic Stranahan House, or “The Bridges of Madison County” performance at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, The District is offering many incredible events, perfect for both visitors and locals.

Guests will celebrate the new year with a Holiday Hangover event, presented by Broad & Cassel, at the Historic Stranahan House Museum on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Delicious food from various local restaurants, specialty cocktails, house tours and live entertainment will be featured at this fun-filled party. $50 per person.

On Friday, Jan. 12 from 7:30–9:30 p.m., Florida Grand Opera will present SongFest Broward at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy music written by German Romantic Lieder: From Beethoven to Mahler, performed by the dynamic members of Florida Grand Opera’s Studio Artists. $10; free for subscribers.

Traditional tea followed by a lecture on Edward Hopper, one of America’s best-known realist painters, will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 17, starting at 2:30 p.m., at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Senior Curator Barbara Buhler Lynes Ph.D., will host the event, titled “Tea and Art History: Edward Hopper — “Poetic Realism.” Tea & lecture (starting at 2:3 0p.m.), $35–$40; lecture only (starting at 3:30 p.m.): $5–$10 per person.

Sweet music will fill the air at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7–9 p.m., during the Concert Under the Stars, featuring the University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater. $35–$85 per person.

From Thursday, Jan. 18–Sunday, Feb. 4, “The Bridges of Madison County” will take the stage at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Presented by SlowBurn Theater and based on the best-selling novel and film of the same name, “The Bridges of Madison County” is the winner of two Tony Awards®, and tells the story of two people caught between decision and desire. $47–$60 per ticket.

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will present “Healing Waters” Family Day on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. This upbeat event will commemorate the closing of the “Healing Waters: Photography of John Bob Carlos” exhibition, and feature the sounds of Ajahmarley Roots Rasin, a huge 3D puzzle, creative art activities for all ages and more. Free with Museum admission.

Ring in the new at The District this January — it’s only the beginning of more great things to come!

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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 2018 ® Riverwalk a&e. All Rights Reserved.