The District’s abundance of captivating cultural activities is just one reason to give thanks this November! From art to history to music and much more, there are many ways to indulge yourself in all The District has to offer, whether you’re a visitor to the Fort Lauderdale area, or a local. Check out a few of the bountiful events The District is presenting this month:
Experience the fascinating culture of the Seminoles at the Sunday, Nov. 6 opening of Artists Seminoli, a group show of drawing, photography, painting and sculpture. The event, taking place from noon–2 p.m. at the History Museum Fort Lauderdale, includes an opening presentation featuring an important Fort Lauderdale Seminole War Battle, interpreted through multimedia performance art. Free, but donations are welcome.
Music, movement, dance and theater merge to create a spectacular performance at The Aluminum Show, on stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. Inanimate objects are brought to life during this visual treat for the entire family. $25–$105 per ticket.
Ahoy! Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Saturday, Nov. 12 “Cruisin’ Down the River: Prohibition Era – The History of Fort Lauderdale’s Rum Runners” from 5–7 p.m. is a chance to enjoy a delightful cruise on the New River on the famous Carrie B paddlewheel boat. Plus, Stephen Draft, former Bonnet House curator, will share the history of Fort Lauderdale’s rum runners, and the Gold Coast Banjo Band will perform live music. $45 for members; $55 for non-members.
Tea, anyone? NSU Art Museum is presenting its “Tea and Opera: The Life and Love of a Woman, Music for Voice by Women Composers” on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 2:30–4:30 p.m. Enjoy English high tea, followed by a performance by Florida Grand Opera Young Artists, featuring music for voice by women composers. Advance paid registration required. $30 for museum members; $36 for non-members.
At the Monday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m. History of Alligator Wrestling family event at the Historic Stranahan Museum, attendees will learn a captivating story of the Seminole Tribe and alligator wrestling. Everett Osceola, cultural ambassador for the Seminole Tribe, and “Otter John” Jones, Wildlife Productions founder and director, will present the program, which will feature a baby alligator that audience members will learn about and interact with. Free and open to the public.
Get ready for Florida Grand Opera’s 75th season, which is fast approaching! This season’s performances include the audience favorite “Carmen” on Dec. 1 & Dec. 3, 2016; Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” Feb. 9 & Feb. 11, 2017; and Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (“A Masked Ball”) May 11 & May 13, 2017.
Be sure to “dig in” to the feast of cultural events at The District this month!