In August, the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is hot, hot, hot with plenty of activities to enjoy! Curious about archaeology? Check out the “Archeology of the New River” lecture at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society on Aug. 8. A fan of shock rock? Alice Cooper is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 12. Whether you’re a visitor to Fort Lauderdale or a local resident, be sure to take in some of the events The District has to offer this month. Here are just a few:
Explore the whimsical house where you can admire fish sculptures, enjoy shells in their own museum, search for monkeys in trees and gaze at swans in fresh water lakes. Experience Bonnet House Museum & Gardens during the Saturday, Aug. 6 Cool Saturday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
Why is the historic preservation process important? Find out at the “Archeology of the New River” lecture, presented by Dr. Robert Carr on Monday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Learn about the lesser-known history of the archeologically sensitive zones along the New River. Free and open to the public.
The godfather of shock rock himself — Alice Cooper — is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Aug. 12 at 8:30 p.m.! Rock out to tunes such as “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “I’m Eighteen,” “Welcome to My Nightmare” and “School’s Out.” Tickets start at $49.50.
Calling all kids aged 5–10! Enjoy fun-filled art activities at the Saturday, Aug. 13 Mini Muse: “African Art: Highlights from the Permanent Collection” at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Taking place from 3–4 p.m., the monthly education program gives kids the chance to tour the “African Art” exhibition and use geometric shapes and natural materials to create their own mask inspired by the exhibition. $5 museum members; $10 non museum members.
One of the founders of Fort Lauderdale, Ivy Stranahan was also a major player in the women’s suffrage movement. Learn more on Monday, Aug. 15, 12–1 p.m., during the free lecture Stranahan Stories: “Ivy Stranahan and the Women’s Suffrage Movement” with Michelle Sammartino, at the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club. Ms. Sammartino is entering her 25th year with Broward County Public Schools.
Travel along Fort Lauderdale’s waterways on the Water Taxi, hopping on and off to soak up some Fort Lauderdale history, during The District’s Heritage Tours, available only through Sept. 30, 2016.
Gear up for some amazing opera, presented during the Florida Grand Opera’s 75th season. Enjoy the audience favorite “Carmen” on Dec. 1 & Dec. 3, 2016; Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” Feb. 9 & Feb. 11, 2017; and Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” (“A Masked Ball”) May 11 & May 13, 2017.
It’s a sizzling hot time to participate in exciting activities at The District — don’t miss out!