April is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy all that the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District has to offer. Whether it’s a Concert Under the Stars or a performance by Jay Leno, there is so much to experience at The District this month! Check out a few of the events happening in April:
April is the perfect time to “Stop and Smell the Rosé,” this month’s wine and food series event at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Taking place on Thursday, April 6 from 6–8 p.m., the event will be hosted by John DeLeo from Shaw-Ross International. Explore the exciting world of rosé and a few other favorites, and savor small bites paired with each wine. $40 per person. Advance reservations required. RSVP at email@example.com or 954-262-0258.
Revel in the beauty of South Florida weather and delightful music during the Thursday, April 6 Concert Under the Stars, starting at 7 p.m. The Dillard Jazz Ensemble will perform on the veranda beneath the moon and stars while you enjoy wine, cookies and coffee. $40–$85 per person. Visit www.bonnethouse.org/music-series to buy tickets.
An evening of endless laughter is in store for those who attend Jay Leno’s performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts om April 6, 8 p.m. For over 20 years, Leno captivated audiences as host of late night television’s top-rated, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Lately, he’s been busy with his new show “Jay Leno’s Garage” on CNBC and taking his hilarious act on the road. $59–$129 per ticket.
Learn about what’s under the sea during the “50 Years of Marine Life” lecture on April 10, 6–8 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Melissa “Missy” Dore, MS, director of Academic Support and Administration at Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, will speak about Broward County’s science past and future. $5 per ticket.
On Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m., during the free “Stranahan House to Scale” lecture, enjoy a story of lessons learned from Anthony Abbate, AIA, NCARB, as he speaks about both his architectural investigations to his experiences while living on-site at the Historic Stranahan House. This took place during the summer of 1979, when was employed by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society to take field measurements and create scaled drawings of the house.
Looking for a great getaway with the girls? The District’s “Girlfriends & Glamour Getaway,” available now through Oct. 1, includes deluxe accommodations in the Riverside Hotel’s Executive Tower; tickets to NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (where “Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road,” an exhibition featuring photographs of the Bel-Air residence of Elizabeth Taylor, is on view through June 18); a $30 food and beverage credit per room, per stay; one-day Water Taxi pass; welcome gift bag; and complimentary valet parking for up to two vehicles per room. Rates start at $179.
When it rains, it pours – and The District is pouring many exciting events for visitors to enjoy in April!