Fall in love with The District this February! If your passion is enjoying cultural activities and events, then the Riverwalk A&E District Fort Lauderdale is where you should be loving life this February. There are endless things to do in Fort Lauderdale this month, whether it’s a Celebration of Black History at History Fort Lauderdale, John Fogerty at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Victorian High Tea with Frank and Ivy Stranahan at Historic Stranahan House Museum, or many more endearing options.
If you’re a South Florida local or a visitor to the area, be sure to peruse The District’s complete February listing of events. Read on for a sampling of what’s happening this month.
Black History Month is being revered at History Fort Lauderdale from Sunday, Feb. 2–Wednesday, Feb. 26 during A Celebration of Black History. This year’s Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) student exhibition and sale will feature mixed media, charcoal, photography and digital art. Along with guest curator Celestin Joseph, AP studio art instructor, the students will be on-site for a meet & greet on Feb. 2 from 1–3 p.m. at the New River Inn. Then, the show and sale will run through Feb. 26. Free with general admission.
Have you ever thought about “When is a Banana Art?” If so, or even if not, visit NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. for a lecture by NSU Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater. She will discuss the work of artist Maurizio Cattelan, who at Art Basel Miami Beach 2019 displayed a provocative display of a banana positioned on the wall with duct tape. Free–$10.
The sounds of the University of Miami Frost Opera Theater, a starlit night, and the beautiful setting at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens merge for a perfect Concert Under the Stars on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Frost Opera Theater mirrors the diverse genres of the 21st century, from baroque opera to progressive works. The Haller Foundation presents Concerts Under the Stars January through March. The events include a signature cocktail, wine and cheese. Starting at $45 per person.
Indulge your artistic side on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6–7 p.m. during “Mona Lisa’s Smile”: A Lecture with Art Historian Rocky Ruggiero at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Ruggiero will explore how affective states were represented in the Renaissance and baroque periods, by examining some of the most iconic works of the periods by artists including Giotto, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bernini and Caravaggio. Free–$10.
Stephanie J. Block, winner of 2019’s Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her starring role in the current Broadway hit musical “The Cher Show,” will take the stage at Parker Playhouse on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Stephanie J. Block with Seth Rudetsky will be an intimate evening of great music and sidesplitting conversations hosted by Seth Rudetsky. $37–$67 per ticket.
Mark your calendar for an unforgettable performance by rock icon John Fogerty on Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This American musician and singer/songwriter and lead singer/guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival is known for iconic songs such as “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Fortunate Son.” $49.50–$225 per ticket.
Tea, anyone? On Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2–4 p.m., Historic Stranahan House Museum will present a Victorian High Tea with Frank and Ivy Stranahan to celebrate Fort Lauderdale’s founding mother’s (Ivy Stranahan’s) birthday. This traditional catered tea party includes complimentary tours of the Historic Stranahan House Museum. $35 per person.
Explore your fervor for all things cultural this month and #DoTheDistrict! Discover your favorites by viewing February’s calendar of events.