In many ways, November is the unofficial kickoff for the holiday season. The feeling of gratitude seems to swirl around this month, and for many Americans, it’s a gentle reminder to take stock of our lives and count our blessings. Folks travel to be with their family and friends as meals are shared, stories are told, and memories are made. What better way to crown these precious time markers than with the gift of sharing the vision of an artist, listening to the music of a vocalist, learning about Florida’s storied past or indulging in some holiday magic? The District, along Fort Lauderdale’s scenic New River, has selected a few events that may just fit the bill for this month. So, take a gander and share your favorites with those you love most.

For a complete calendar of events visit,

May  Highlights
November 7
Tea & Opera
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
$35–$45 per person for tea; opera is free
November 11
“Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines”
History Fort Lauderdale
Noon–4:00pm weekdays and 9:30am–4:00pm weekends
Free with museum admission


November 13
History Happy Hour
Historic Stranahan Museum 
$15–$20, advance registration required
“Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting” Premiere
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
November 18
Stephen Stills & Judy Collins
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
November 23
DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular
Parker Playhouse
Holiday Magic Soiree
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Bonnet House will celebrate its 2nd annual Holiday Magic Nov. 30–Dec. 7 with a team of designers decorating trees, wreaths and centerpieces that will adorn Bonnet House and be on sale throughout the week. The festivities kick off with a soiree on the veranda. If last year is any indication, the event is slated to sell out with more than 400 people expected to attend. As part of Holiday Magic, Bonnet House will also be open for self-guided tours at night Dec. 1–7 with something exciting each evening for adults and kids alike, from Santa and his elves, to strolling carolers, to Christmas storytelling and much more. For more information, visit
Photo Of the Month
Photo of the month
Spider webs may be considered cool in October, but not when the “The Phantom of the Opera” performs at the renowned Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of the Riverwalk A&E District. #lightupmusicofthenight!
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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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