April is a wonderful time to visit the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and delight in some arts and entertainment. Not only will you find a deluge of intriguing events taking place, but the South Florida weather is incredibly beautiful. Whether it’s a night of jazz underneath the stars, creative exploration through art, or an insightful talk about the Everglades, The District’s events this month are certain to impress locals and visitors alike. Here is a sprinkling of what’s happening at The District in April:
The City of Fort Lauderdale is celebrating its 107th birthday, and on Thursday, April 5, the History Makers 2018 event — presented by The Salah Foundation — is a fun-filled way to commemorate the occasion! Starting at 6 p.m., the evening — held at the New River Inn and sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society — will feature dinner, drinks and dancing under the stars. This year’s special event fundraiser will honor Dev Motwani, president of Merrimac Ventures, and founder and managing partner of Chieftain Residential. $100 per person.
Also on Thursday, April 5, the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be the scene of a Concert Under the Stars by the Dillard Jazz Ensemble. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine, cookies and coffee. $40 per person.
Stranahan House’s annual fundraiser, Pineapple Jam: A Party in Paradise for Preservation, is an historic event not to miss! Taking place at Historic Stranahan House Museum on Friday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m., the evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, house tours, dinner, live auction, and more! All proceeds benefit the educational programs and preservation of the house. $150 per person.
Florida Grand Opera will showcase its FGO Young Artists Simon Dyer, Evan Kardon and Chaz’men Williams-Ali during the Friday, April 13 “Songs of Nature: Composers in the Wild” at ArtServe at 7:30 p.m. The event will allows guests to engage with several themes that each of the mainstage operas touch upon. $10 per person.
A new series promoting health and wellness as guests are guided through a meditative exploration of visual thinking, order and narrative, “Creativity Exploration” at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will take place on Saturday, April 14 from noon–1:30 p.m. It is the epitome of “Art Fort Lauderdale” at its finest. The series uses collage and upcycled boxes, inspired by artist Marcel Duchamp’s “La Boîte-en-valise (Box in a suitcase),” 1935–1941. $15 per person.
The Everglades have a fascinating history, and on Monday, April 16 at noon at Historic Stranahan House Museum, Sara Ayers-Rigsby of the Florida Public Archeology Network will present Stranahan Stories: Who Made the Everglades? She will share insights of the Everglades, its birth and how it came to be an international biosphere/important habitat for rare and endangered species. Following the talk, program attendees will enjoy 2-for-1 priced tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Free.
On Wednesday, April 25 at 8 p.m., progressive rocks legends Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox and Ralph Schuckett will come together for the first time in over 30 years for “Todd Rundgren’s Utopia.” The iconic avant-garde event will take place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. $35.55–$129.50 per ticket.
If you are looking for a unique way to spend your days and evenings this April, then explore all these things to do in Fort Lauderdale, and so many more, through our calendar of events. Fort Lauderdale entertainment has never been better.
Rain or shine, enjoy #DoTheDistrict this month!