There are so many things to be thankful for, including the many exciting events going on at Riverwalk A&E Fort Lauderdale in November! Whether it’s a special Tea & Opera at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, a stirring performance by folk music legends Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, or a Holiday Magic Soiree at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, The District offers endless things to do in the city this month.
With bountiful activities perfect for both locals and visitors, The District presents a full calendar of ideas here. Below is a sampling of what’s in store for November:
November kicks off with a lovely Tea & Opera event at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2:30–4:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy an afternoon English tea, followed by Florida Grand Opera’s Renoir-inspired “Love in Paris” performance, featuring the company’s studio artists. $35–$45 per person for tea; opera is free.
At History Fort Lauderdale from Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018–Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, a full spectrum of contemporary works by multi-generational Native American artists will be on view through the exhibition “Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines.” The exhibition honors the land now called Fort Lauderdale, and the legacy of Seminole Tribe ancestors. It’s open noon–4 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. on weekends and is free with museum admission.
At the Sunday, Dec. 2 VIP event from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. celebrating “Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines,” guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy experimental live reading of historical poetry and prose, purchase works and more. Tickets for the VIP event are $125 per person for the public, and complimentary to History Fort Lauderdale members and Seminole Tribe of Florida members. RSVPs are strongly suggested.
The fascinating American alligator will be featured at the Tuesday, Nov. 13 History Happy Hour at Historic Stranahan Museum, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Everett Osceola, the Seminole Tribe’s Florida cultural ambassador, will share the incredible history alligators have with the Seminole Indians, and his firsthand knowledge of interacting with gators. Jonathan “Cattail” Vazquez, an acclaimed alligator wrestler, will join Osceola. $15–$20, advance registration required.
On Saturday, Nov. 17, the “Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting” premiere will take place at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. “Remember to React: 60 years of Collecting” is the first comprehensive installation of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s collection. On view through June 30, 2019, it represents various periods and developments in the history of art and traces the collection’s growth from its origins to today. Free–$25 per person.
Two icons of folk, Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, will take the stage on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m., at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Fifty years ago, singer-songwriter Stills and singer-songwriter Judy Collins began a love affair, and for the first time, this tour brings the two music legends together onstage. $45–$135 per ticket.
The festive sounds of holiday cheer combining gospel, jazz, soul Motown rhythms and “The Nutcracker Suite” mixed with a hop-hop beat, and the driving force of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band will all come together in DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular. It’s taking place at Parker Playhouse on Friday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m. $45.50–$65.50 per ticket.
The beauty of the holidays will come alive starting Friday, Nov. 30 at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, during the Holiday Magic Soiree on the veranda at 6:30 p.m. The fully catered event includes live entertainment, a full bar and holiday music. This kicks off Bonnet House’s week of Holiday Magic, each evening from Dec. 1–7, featuring self-guided tours; beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces for sale; as well as something exciting for adults and kids, from Santa and his elves, to strolling carolers, to Christmas storytelling and more. The cost for the Nov. 30 Holiday Magic Soiree is $60–$100.
Gather with friends and family to enjoy all that November offers in The District. Make wonderful memories and #DoTheDistrict ― explore this month’s calendar of events.