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The District is Red Hot with Activities in August!

Published on Aug 01, 2017 by Riverwalk Arts Entertainment District

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Lez Zeppelin plays Led Zeppelin at the State Theater in Fairfax, Virginia on June 18, 2011.  Photo by Pat Benic

August is action-packed at Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, where activities from an Off-Broadway hit, to special tours and packages, to intriguing lectures abound. Both locals and visitors will enjoy all of the red-hot fun at The District this month! Check out a few of the happenings at The District this month:

The District’s Waterful Tours, available now through Oct. 29, 2017, showcase the art, history and charm of downtown Fort Lauderdale via water. Guests select two of three premier cultural sites; enjoy one all-day, hop on, hop off Water Taxi pass; receive a savings book from Galleria Mall, and much more at a 42 percent savings off regular pricing. $38 per adult, $20 per child aged 6–12; free for children 5 and under.

What’s better than a special deal on an Off-Broadway show? Available at 50 percent off to The District Insiders, “The Book of Moron” will take the stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway hit has been described as one of the most “hilarious,” “intelligent” and “scorching” satirical attacks since Mark Twain. Use the promo code BRAINY for 50 percent off tickets (the regular ticket price is $50 per ticket.)

On Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., multimedia artist Jen Clay will show her work at Bad Space in Fort Lauderdale during “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Jen Clay.” The activity includes round-trip transportation to and from NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Clay’s work is influenced by children’s educational TV shows, and she explores how these shows use “edutainment” and applied behavior analysis to encourage learning and curiosity. Free for members; $10 for non-members. RSVP required.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will present its Orchid Care Classes on Saturdays, Aug. 12 (10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1:30–3:30 p.m.), Aug. 19 (10 a.m.–12 p.m.) and Aug. 26 (10 a.m.–12 p.m.). From orchid basics and repotting and mounting, to diagnosing pests and diseases, there is something for everyone to learn. $30 for members; $35 for non-members.

Michelle Sanmartino will share Ivy Stranahan’s role as a suffrage leader in Florida through her letters, photos and other archival documents, during the Monday, Aug. 21 Stranahan Stories, presented by Historic Stranahan House Museum at noon. Located at the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club. Free.

Bringing their critically acclaimed musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity to the music of Led Zeppelin, the New York City-based all-woman band Lez Zeppelin will take the stage at the Parker Playhouse on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. $35 per ticket.

August is the perfect month to enjoy a fun-filled hotel package! Available through Oct. 1, the Girlfriends & Glamour Getaway is a great way to experience a “Gal Squad” retreat. It includes a chic stay at the Riverside Hotel with delicious cuisine and beverages, tickets to NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, an all-day Water Taxi pass, time for shopping, and more! Available Thursday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. Rates as low as $179 per room, per night, based on double occupancy.

The My Heart is Set on Sunrise package, offered through Oct. 31, is ideal for couples or friends. Those who book the package will enjoy a stay at GALLERYone Fort Lauderdale, admission to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, entry to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and paddle boating, a complimentary cocktail at Blue Martini, a Red Door Spa visit, shopping savings, and much more! Prices start at $149 per night, based on two people.

As summer comes to an end, the array of exciting activities continues at The District!

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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.