When October rolls around on the calendar, there are always a couple of things we can count on … daylight hours seem to be a little shorter, and the number of things to do in The District seem to increase by a lot more! From Hispanic Heritage Month to Halloween, there is much to choose from. Enjoy the music of an international pop superstar at the Broward Center, tour the exquisite greenhouses at Bonnet House, eat delicious Cuban food and learn about architect Francis Abreu with the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, or get “in the spirit” with the Halloween Tour at Stranahan House. There is so much to do, and lucky for you, an entire month to explore it all!

To enjoy all of the great events and happenings taking place in October, check out the ones we have selected for you below, or visit www.riverwalkae.com/events for a complete listing.

October  Highlights
House Tours
Tea & Tour
September 18 Hawks Galore: Birding Classes with Paddy CunninghamBonnet House Museum & Gardens2:00pm–5:00pm $20 members; $25 non-members (per class)
September 18Legends of Rock in ConcertBroward Center for the Performing Arts 6:30pm $25–$155
Spirits of Stranahan House Halloween Tour
Historic Stranahan House Museum
$25 per person
Do you believe? Victorian mourners will divulge the dark secrets of the spirits who linger within the confines of the Stranahan House. Hear the grave keeper tell tales of other haunted sites in South Florida. You might even come across the spirit of Frank Stranahan himself! Advance registration required. Learn more >
Florida Grand Opera’s 75th Season Preview
In celebration of FGO’s 75th continuous year of bringing the finest opera to South Florida, a season has been designed with something for everyone. Each of the operas will resonate with a variety of communities. The season will feature the traditional period productions and begin with an audience favorite, “Carmen” (Dec. 1 & Dec. 3, 2016). Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” (Feb. 9 & Feb. 11, 2017), presents a tale of universal human truths, and returns to the Broward Center’s stages after a 17-year absence. Culminating the 2016–2017 season will be Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (“A Masked Ball”) (May 11 & May 13, 2017), the story of a king who is conspired against and, ultimately, betrayed by his most trusted friend. There are two kinds of people: those who love opera and those who don’t yet know they do! Learn more >
The Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts held its open house as a preview to its array of fall classes. The Center also offers an impressive schedule of workshops and master classes, available to both children and adults, featuring everything from a Japanese ensemble drumming workshop, to a class on the Twyla Tharp dance technique, to improvisation skills with Second City troupe performers.
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