This February, we in The District say … talk a little, dance a little, and celebrate a lot! February, known as the unofficial month of love, will have your heart aflutter with so much for you and your valentine to see and experience. Treat your love to a night at the opera, reminiscent of the famous scene in “Pretty Woman” in which Julia Roberts falls in love with both the stage performance and Richard Gere. Perhaps you will want to be a witness to Twyla Tharp’s genius, as 50 years of her dance mastery is on display. Come and celebrate the birthday of one of the great female founders of Fort Lauderdale, Ivy Stranahan. This historic icon represented ideals that resonate today and continue to set a standard for compassion, inclusion and hard work. The month winds down as we “give them something to talk about” at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, as Andy and Christine Hall discuss the works of artist Anselm Kiefer. No matter what you decide to do, you will be sure to fall in love with The District!

These are just a few of the February highlights. To see all events in the district visit our events page. Learn More >

November  Highlights
January 5Holiday HangoverHistoric Stranahan House5:30pm–8:30pm
February 13 
Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
February 16
Concert Under the Stars, featuring Florida Grand Opera
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
February 24
Ivy Stranahan Birthday Luncheon
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, New River Inn
$50 per ticket, $100 VIP Friends of Ivy ticket
Victorian Tea Party
Historic Stranahan House Museum
$25 per person; advance registration required
Celebrate Fort Lauderdale’s first schoolteacher and “First Lady” Ivy Stranahan with a tea party for her birthday! Join Frank and Ivy Stranahan on the banks of the New River for a magnificent high tea and private house tours. RSVP at 954-524-4736 or Learn more >
Art Talk: Andy and Christine Hall in Conversation with Bonnie Clearwater
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
$12 per person, includes museum admission; free for museum member
This discussion with Andy and Christine Hall will focus on the work of artist Anselm Kiefer, collecting, and the museum’s current exhibition “Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection.” RSVP at or 954-262-0258. Learn more >

Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Photo by Steven Brooke.
As we recently milled around creating unique videos for The District, we happened upon many travelers visiting Fort Lauderdale. This group from the U.K. and Denmark were happy to serve as extras, and help us celebrate all 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
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