November is the month to be thankful for all of the good things in our lives, and at the Riverwalk A&E District Fort Lauderdale, there are so many good things to celebrate this month! Non-stop events ― ranging from Mannheim Steamroller Christmas to “The History of Alligator Wrestling” to Broadway in Fort Lauderdale: “Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville” ― are taking place at The District in November.
If you’re visiting for the holidays, or a local looking for some fun things to do in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll be grateful if you view The District’s November events. Read on to learn about a sample of what’s taking place this month.
Any day in November, you can enjoy a docent guided tour at History Fort Lauderdale at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. Take a trip back in time! Walking tours are also available upon special request. $10–$15 per person. Group tours begin at $15 per person.
Learn how to find a world of birds at the Sunday, Nov. 3 “The World of Birding, A Lifelong Pleasure Pursuit” at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens from 2–5 p.m. Birder extraordinaire Paddy Cunningham will instruct you on how to find these beautiful creatures through checklists, annual graphs, range maps and apps. $20–$25 per person.
Christmas is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Nov. 14! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by GRAMMY Award®-winner Chip Davis will take the stage at 8 p.m. The exhilarating show features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics, along with a selection of Davis’ groundbreaking “Fresh Aire” series. $29.50–$135 per ticket.
Opening Friday, Nov. 15, the exhibition “Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” at History Fort Lauderdale is a retrospective of contemporary and traditional Seminole and Miccosukee Tribal Native American multi-media art and presentations. History Fort Lauderdale is open daily, noon–4 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. weekends. Free with museum admission.
“I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America,” a new exhibition examining the manifestation of the Surrealism Movement in Latin America, opens Sunday, Nov. 17 at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. View works by Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam and many others. Closed Mondays; open 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and noon–5 p.m. Sunday. Free–$12 per person.
Get ready for History Happy Hour: “The History of Alligator Wrestling” at Historic Stranahan House Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Cultural Ambassador Everett Osceola will share his knowledge of this history and his firsthand knowledge of interacting with gators. Enjoy complimentary lite bites, wine, museum tours, and some history. $15–$20 per person.
From Tuesday, Nov. 19–Sunday, Dec. 1, Broadway in Fort Lauderdale: “Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville” will take the stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This hilarious and heartwarming musical showcases the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. $30–$135 per person.
In November, give thanks for many specials things and enjoy an outing in The District! Peruse this month’s calendar of events and #DoTheDistrict!