The month of March has a vibe all of its own. We celebrate the coming of spring, revel in being Irish (even if genetically we are not), and many of us even commemorate a religious holiday or two in this quintessential month. We do all of this without breaking a sweat (unless you are a college basketball player that is battling it out to be in the “Final Four!”) Even in this busy month chock-full of activity, we still demand to be entertained, educated and captivated by the unexpected. What better place to turn your attention for all things art and entertainment than the Riverwalk A&E District, along Fort Lauderdale’s scenic New River in downtown. In March, you can enjoy a sensory experience prior to listening to the ultimate operatic love story; take a trip back to 1950s Memphis and enjoy the toe-tapping, heart-stomping, Tony Award®-winning musical of the same name; and become “curiouser” and “curiouser” at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where you and your children can enjoy a magical event. These and so many more wonderful experiences are waiting for you — don’t let them pass you by!

For more, check out www.riverwalkae.com/events/

 
 
March  Highlights
 
March 4
Florida Archaeology Month Family Fun Day & Anna Darrow Opening
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
5:30pm–8:30pm
Free with Museum admissio

March 4
NSU Art Museum’s 60th Birthday Party
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
10:00am–2:00pm
Free

 

March 17
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Historic Stranahan House Museum
11:00am–12:30pm
March 22–April 8
“Memphis the Musical”
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Matinee and evening performances
 
Daniel Bennett Group
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
7:00pm–9:00pm
$25

Enjoy an evening of modern jazz fused with elements of surf rock and avant-pop by New York’s Daniel Bennett Group. Complimentary wine included in ticket price. Check out the video from last year’s performance. Purchase tickets >

 
 
 

Florida Grand Opera presents “Orfeo ed Euridice”

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
7:30pm
$21–$200

A love so strong, it will take you to the underworld and back. Christoph Willibald Gluck's masterpiece is most famous for its immortal aria, "Che faro senza Euridice," but it's also a compelling and deeply personal story of how far one man will go to prove his devotion to his wife. The grief-stricken musician and poet Orfeo risks the terrifying depths of the underworld to bring back his beloved Euridice alive. This opera is sung in Italian, with English and Spanish projected supertitles. Each program is accompanied by a pre-show lecture an hour before curtain with a talk-back session immediately following the performance. For tickets, call 800.741.1010 or visit WWW.FGO.ORG. Learn more >
 
 
 

“Orfeo ed Euridice”: “Engaging the Senses”

Broward Center, Porter Riverview Ballroom
6:00pm
Complimentary with ticket to “Orfeo ed Euridice”

The Broward Center’s Arts Ambassador Lyn Farmer will offer a complimentary pre-concert presentation that will highlight visual art, architecture, literature, food and wine. Listeners will gain a well-rounded perspective of the program as they delight sampling new vintages. This presentation is complimentary to ticket holders, but space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more >
 
 
 
Video Of the Month
Video of the month
 
If you are a fan of the phenomenon that is the television show “The Bachelor,” then you have been watching as a bevy of beautiful women jockey for the attention of a very handsome bachelor every Monday night. In February, Fort Lauderdale had the distinct pleasure of hosting this elite group, and the coveted rose ceremony was held at the iconic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.
 
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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.
 
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