September may herald the official end of summer with its Labor Day weekend tradition and “back to school” summoning, but at The District, September signals the start of another exciting month and new cultural season for arts & entertainment. For those clinging on to the last vestiges of summer, there are hotel getaways and a tour available at unbelievable summer rates. There is also much to discover this month with Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live, Latin American Art lecture, birding classes and the eternal and iconic Mr. Tony Bennett. All of this and so much more are waiting at The District in September — the perfect way to ease out of summer and into the throes of an exciting fall schedule.

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Plan ahead and celebrate Florida Grand Opera’s 77th season with its spectacular Broward Center series, including Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” on Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, Richard Strauss’ “Salome” on Feb. 8 and 10, and Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” on March 29 and 31. For tickets to FGO’s 2017–2018 season, click here or call 1-800-741-2010.
September 6
Tony Bennett
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
September 10
Birding Class
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
September 23
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!
History Museum Fort Lauderdale
September 23
Annual Stanley and Pearl Goodman Lecture on Latin American Art: “My Travels with José Bedia”
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
The District’s Waterful Tour
Now through October 29
Prices start at $38 per adult, $20 per child; aged 5 & under free
Explore the art, history and charm of Fort Lauderdale, via water. 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. Learn more >
Through October 1
Girlfriends & Glamour Getaway

Rates as low as $179 per room, per night, based on double occupancy
Nothing is better than spending time with friends. Now you can have that great escape, exactly as you want it, with a package designed for fun times. Whether it’s an overnight escape, a weekend away or a longer retreat with your “Gal Squad,” you can be sure that the planning has all been done, so you can simply enjoy. Learn more >
Through October 31
My Heart is Set on Sunrise

Prices start at $149 per night, based on two people
This package is perfect for couples or friends desiring a fun escape. It merges 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! Learn more >
Video Of the Month
Video of the month
A total eclipse of the art is what happened at Broward Center on Aug. 21, when “Take your Dog to Work Day” collided with the solar eclipse. The result was a doggone good time by staff and their best friends.
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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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