A haven of greenery and repose amid the high-rises of downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Stranahan House Museum provides visitors with a glimpse into the history of the area. Built in 1901, it’s the oldest residence in the city, built first as a general store by Frank Stranahan, who established trade with the local Seminole tribe after his arrival in 1892. His wife Ivy was the area’s first school teacher. The building served as a general store, post office and restaurant, before becoming the Stranahan’s home. A tour reveals some fascinating history of the area, as well as original furnishings and artifacts. Docent-led tours and a variety of special seasonal events like Ghost Tours and Victorian Christmas Tours are offered. Daily tours are $12.
Come to St. Andrews Block Party in the office parking lot where you will be able to enjoy GOURMET FOOD, at affordable prices. Please invite your friends and family.
Wednesday, Jan 9th at 6pm-9pm
Stay tuned for the food truck line up next week.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
This historic 35-acre estate on the Atlantic Coast was built in 1920 as a winter retreat for Chicagoans Helen and Frederic Clay Bartlett. Now on the Register of Historic Places, a visit to the Bonnett House is an opportunity to experience some Fort Lauderdale history in a very special setting. Docent-led tours reveal an array of gorgeous artwork, including the paintings and murals of the former owners, who were accomplished artists in their own right. A tour of the property reveals five distinct ecosystems and landscaped areas showcase the tropical vegetation that thrives in the area, like hibiscus, succulents and one of the most extensive orchid collections in the Southeastern U.S. Visitors to the estate can visit the courtyard aviary where parrots and cockatiels reside. Other wildlife on the grounds includes swans, monkeys, gopher tortoises, and manatees. See the Bonnett House's website for tour times and admission fees.
The Rustic Cellar invites you to spend a leisurely evening sipping fine wine in the cozy indoor lounge or on the equally comfy outdoor patio. You can order wine by the glass, instead of by the bottle, so you're sure to discover the distinctive taste that best suits your mood. The wine selection at The Rustic Cellar is out of the ordinary. Each bottle is a unique addition to the collection, and the wines are mostly of the domestic, small production variety. Here you'll find Washington State Merlot and Oregon Pinots that you've never heard of before, so you're always in for an unexpected treat. If you're can't decide what to order, the friendly, knowledgeable servers are happy to offer suggestions. Along with the wines, The Rustic Cellar serves luscious gourmet soft and aged, hard cheeses as well as freshly picked grapes and roasted olives. Although it can get pricey, the quality of the wine and cheese and lovely atmosphere make the price well worth it. Open every evening of the week, The Rustic Cellar is a great after dinner spot with your date or to meet up with friends.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
December 12-16, 2012
This popular holiday spectacle tells the story of a young girl who receives a prince-shaped nutcracker for Christmas. At night when everyone else is sleeping, she creeps through the house to visit her gift, only to discover that he and the other toys have come alive and are battling an army of mice.
Visit their website for more information!
When: Saturdays from 8am – 1pm
From: October 13th, 2012 – April 27th, 2013
Location: Corner of East Atlantic Boulevard Street and Cypress Road (immediately east of Pompano Beach’s City Hall)
You don’t have to go around the world to see great art. Just come to Bellagio International Gallery. Located in the neighborhood of Beverly Heights, Bellagio International Gallery features the work of contemporary artists from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Come inside and see the beautiful landscapes of artist Sue Averell, the enchanting portraits of Colleen Black and Fabian Perez, the cityscapes of Joelle Blouin, and the beautiful sculptures of the artist known only as “Kira.” All original works in oils, acrylics, metal, glass, and bronze are on display and also for sale. Bellagio hosts a number of gallery openings and artist meet and greet events throughout the year, a great way for art aficionados to understand the art of the creative minds. Come for one of the casual art walks. The Bellagio International Gallery is open on Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Bellagio International Gallery
806 E. Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at Hard Rock Live Hollywood on October 25th at 730 PM. Tickets on Sale starting on August 17th at Noon. visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com for more information.
Part of the movie theater experience is the theater itself, and not many have the old-time feel as the Gateway. For over 60 years the Gateway has been the place to go to see movies in Fort Lauderdale. But now, it’s also a great place to see indie films! Ticket prices are very reasonable, at just $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students, kids, and during matinees. Tuesdays are a great time to go to the Gateway, when tickets are just $6, all day. Come in and enjoy the classic décor and comfortable seating. The sound system is great too – perfect wherever you sit. But before you take your seat, don’t forget the popcorn! Many residents think that it’s the best popcorn around. And don’t miss late night features like the Rocky Horror Picture Show and other classics at midnight.
The Gateway Theater
1820 E. Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304