Yes, it’s April 1, but this is no joke: The District is showering visitors and local residents alike with endless cultural opportunities this month.
A Guided House Tour of the Historic Stranahan House Museum is a great way to learn about Fort Lauderdale’s founding through a visit to this enchanting, beautifully-preserved home. Get an insider’s view about the birth of Fort Lauderdale through the lives of two extraordinary people and the homestead they created, which to this day serves as an enduring legacy for historic preservation. Tours take place daily throughout April at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Soak up sweet jazz melodies along the Riverwalk on Sunday, April 5 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch. The Sunday Jazz Brunch offers a free day of concerts, unique vendors and local delicacies along the stunning New River. Everyone is invited to celebrate the culture, including well-behaved, leashed pets. Guests can bring chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy a full day along the New River. Looking for a great brunch spot? Head over to Marti’s New River Bistro at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Nothing’s better than a good read, and at the Thursday, April 16, 6–8 p.m. Book Signing with author Keith Mitzner, author-in-residence at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, attendees can purchase a copy of Mitzner’s book, “Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale,” and have it signed. In the book, Mitzner details the origins, history, and qualities of Broward County beginning with its key player, Tom Bryan. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Historical Society. The event will take place at the New River Inn Museum of History.
Are you a wine and food lover? Then NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s Art of Wine & Food Series evening, “The Rain in Spain,” on Thursday, April 16 from 6–8 p.m. will be sure to impress your taste buds. The evening will focus on Spanish wines from Marques de Riscal, pairing them with light bites to complement the Spanish flavors, presented by Jose Luis Muguiro. $40 per person; $25 for members Patron level and above. RSVP by email or at 954-262-0204.
Looking for a fun-filled activity for the whole family? Check out Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Spring Fling on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.! The day will be full of music and activities. Special pricing of $10 for adults, and free for children 12 years and younger.
If “busting myths” sounds fun to you, then don’t miss the family-friendly “MythBusters: Jamie and Adam Unleashed” at Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 26, 7 p.m. The hosts of the Discovery Channel’s hit show “MythBusters” will take the stage to unleash their signature brand of explosive experimentation with audience participation, rocking videos and behind-the scenes stories. Called “the best science show on television,” the Emmy®-nominated TV series inspired a new generation of science fans to inquire, interact and get psyched about science.
With all of these exciting activities going on in April at The District, there’s lots to be happy about (no jokes needed)!