From a musical about four girls with big dreams in the 1950s to the unveiling of holiday lights at the New River Inn, Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District is offering a feast of cultural offerings in November.
Perfect for a girls’ night out, date, or an enjoyable evening with friends or coworkers, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a smash Off-Broadway musical sensation that will knock your bobby socks off! Take a trip to Springfield High School’s 1958 prom to meet the Wonderettes, four teenagers with hopes, dreams, and amazing voices. Enjoy ’50s and ’60s hits such as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid” and more than 20 other jukebox classics. Playing now through Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Broward Center for Performing Arts; show times vary.
Who wouldn’t be thankful for a cruise down the New River PLUS learning about the history of Fort Lauderdale’s gangsters, speakeasies and rum runners? On Saturday, Nov. 8 from 3:30–5:30 p.m., join Bonnet House Museum & Gardens for Cruising Down the River: Speakeasies, Gangsters & Rum Runners on the Carrie B. Guests will enjoy live music by Gold Coast Banjoes and two glasses of wine.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m., music and art will converge during Florida Grand Opera’s and NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale’s “Art Inspired Song” concert at the museum. The concert featuring Florida Grand Opera’s (FGO) Young Artists will be built around two of the museum’s exhibits, offering a sense of what was going on in music and visual art at that time, and connecting the visual art on display to the musical art singers will present.
The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society welcomes the holidays with Harvest Bites and Holiday Lights on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 5–9 p.m. Come out and indulge in delicious heavy appetizers and an open bar, as the Historical Society lights the New River Inn for the holidays.
At this time of year when we remember the Thanksgiving feast of the Native American Indians and Pilgrims, Historic Stranahan House Museum is also offering insight into the lives of three young American Indians who have left their reservations to live in downtown Los Angeles. During the museum’s Native Cinema Night on Friday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m., guests will view “The Exiles,” an anti-theatrical and anti-social-documentary film by Kent MacKenzie which reveals the complex problems of Native Americans in the city.
In November, there are many things for which to be thankful – and of course, the incredible culture at Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District is just one of those things. Be certain to visit the District and experience all that it has to offer.