With the official start of spring, March also brings incredible activities at the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District! Whether it’s a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Historic Stranahan House Museum, “Memphis the Musical” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, or Florida Grand Opera’s “Orfeo ed Euridice,” The District’s partners are offering many fresh and exciting events in March. Following are just a few, perfect for both locals and visitors alike:
There’s so much to do at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society on Sunday, March 4! The Florida Archaeology Month Family Fun Day & Anna Darrow Opening, taking place from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., begins with the opening of “Paintings of Anna Darrow,” who was Fort Lauderdale’s first female physician, known as “The Swamp Doctor. Then, guests will enjoy family fun day honoring Florida Archaeology Month, with hands-on demonstrations and interactive learning stations. Free with Museum admission.
Blow out the candles! During NSU Art Museum’s 60th Birthday Party on Sunday, March 4 from 1 p.m.–4 p.m., guests will enjoy fun for the entire family. Music, performances, an art scavenger hunt and birthday cake at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale are all part of this special celebration! Free.
A very important date will take place at Historic Stranahan House on Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Guests of all ages will enjoy finger foods, music and tea with “Alice in Wonderland” characters including Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and more! All attendees are invited to wear their most extravagant and outrageous hats! $25 per person, $15 for children 12 and under, advance reservations required.
The underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee are the scene of the four-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical “Memphis the Musical.” On stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts from Thursday, March 22–Sunday, April 8 (matinee and evening performances), the musical is presented by Slow Burn Theatre and features roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. $47–$60 per ticket.
On Thursday, March 29, 7–9 p.m., New York’s Daniel Bennett Group will perform modern jazz, fused with elements of surf rock and avant-pop, at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. $25 per person. Complimentary wine included in ticket price.
Florida Grand Opera presents “Orfeo ed Euridice” at the Broward Center for Performing Arts on Thursday, March 29 and Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Christoph Willibald Gluck’s masterpiece is a compelling and deeply personal story of how far one man will go to prove his devotion to his wife. $21–$200.
Guests of the Saturday, March 31 6 p.m. “Orfeo ed Euridice”: “Engaging the Senses” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Porter Riverview Ballroom will enjoy a complimentary pre-concert presentation that will highlight visual art, architecture, literature, food and wine. Complimentary to ticket holders, but space is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
Spring into all The District has to offer in March!