It’s time to ring in the new year, and Riverwalk A&E Fort Lauderdale is offering many refreshing events for locals and South Florida visitors alike to experience. Whether it’s an enlivening performance by The Righteous Brothers at Parker Playhouse, exciting Holiday Hangover Party at Historic Stranahan House Museum, or relaxing Concert Under the Stars at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, The District is offering wonderful ways to begin 2019 with pizazz. Presenting endless fun-filled things to do in Fort Lauderdale, The District’s January activities are not to be missed! Below is a sample of what’s happening this month:
A fantastic way to enjoy The District is the “Stay, Play & Ride” package, available Dec. 1, 2018–Sept. 30, 2019. The package includes a stay at the Riverside Hotel, admission to the city of Fort Lauderdale’s incredible cultural attractions, meals, shopping offers and great ways to effortlessly navigate the city.
On the first Thursday of January, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will host its Free First Thursday Starry Nights event. From 4–8 p.m. on Jan. 3, attendees will enjoy free art workshops, tour the exhibition “Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting,” and learn about the history of art and hip hop in South Florida from local artists and performers. Children, teens and adults will have the opportunity to partake in free dance and rap demonstrations. Free.
The party isn’t over yet! On Thursday, Jan. 10, Historic Stranahan House Museum will host its Holiday Hangover party at 5:30 p.m. Many of South Florida’s favorite restaurants and caterers will be providing delicious treats, and guests will enjoy an open bar, entertainment and House tours. $50 per person. Admission registers attendees for a chance to win a 25-person wine and cheese party at the Historic Stranahan House Museum.
From Sunday, Jan. 13–Sunday, Feb. 17, Slow Burn Theater Co. will present “Jekyll & Hyde” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts during matinee and evening performances. It’s an intriguing tale of two men and two women ― both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. $47–$60 per ticket.
The delightful sounds of the University of Miami Frost Opera will float through the air during the Thursday, Jan. 17 Concert Under the Stars at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. From 6:30–8 p.m., attendees will enjoy sweet music under a starlit sky in and around the Bonnet House, with the concert taking place on the covered veranda. Complimentary wine and cheese is served from 6:30–7 p.m. and the concert is from 7–8 p.m. $40–$45 per person.
Bill Medley of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo The Righteous Brothers and Bucky Heard will take the stage at the Parker Playhouse on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. to bring The Righteous Brothers’ hits such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Soul & Inspiration” and much more to audiences. $57.50–$97.50 per ticket.
Perfect for Pre-K children and kindergartners, Mowgli’s Jungle Adventure will take place at Historic Stranahan House Museum on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. This family-friendly jungle adventure will include jungle-themed crafts, interactive storytelling and snacks. All ages welcome. $20 per one adult and child; $15 for each additional child. RSVP required.
Spectacular Native American art, showcased through the exhibition “Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines,” will be on display at History Fort Lauderdale now through Monday, Jan. 28. On view noon–4 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. on weekends, this full spectrum of contemporary works honors the history of the land now called Fort Lauderdale and the legacy of Seminole Tribe ancestors. Free with museum admission.
What better place is there to celebrate the beginning of 2019 than at The District? #DoTheDistrict ― view this month’s calendar of events and pick your favorites!