Downtown After Hours

Friday, April 12, 2019

Thursday, April 11

Pick up the Pieces: Mosaic Art by Maria Ortiz-Haynes
On Display Thursday and Friday
John F. Germany Public Library
Local Ybor City mosaic artist Maria Ortiz-Haynes brings a vibrancy and complexity to her unique mosaic artwork. She uses hand-cut pieces of glass of different sizes and bright, bold colors that blend to create an overall fluid, painted effect. Ortiz-Haynes was inspired after a trip to Cuba in 2013 and became a self taught mosaicist. Pick up the Pieces: Mosaic Art by Maria Ortiz-Haynes

Barre in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In conjunction with the Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to bring this free community fitness class to Tampa’s Downtown! Barre in the Park

Debate Night: Tampa Mayor
Begins 6:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Spectrum Bay News 9 anchor Holly Gregory will moderate a debate between Former Police Chief Jane Castor and Retired Banker David Straz. Ms. Castor and Mr. Straz were the top two candidates when Tampa voters went to the polls on March 5th. Spectrum Bay News 9 viewers will get to hear the next mayor of Tampa really drill down to their plans for continuing expansive growth, planning for major sporting events, and finding opportunities for communities and populations feeling neglected. Debate Night: Tampa Mayor

Armature Works Walking History Tour
Begins 6:30pm
Armature Works
Take a glimpse into the past of the historic Armature Works building and the surrounding Tampa Heights community. Curators from the History Center will lead this talk and tour of the historic Armature Works building and grounds. The event kicks off in the Show + Tell space with a presentation, followed by a guided tour of the building. This event is part of Tampa Bay Design Week and is free and open to the public. Armature Works Walking History Tour

When We Left Cuba
Begins 6:30pm
Oxford Exchange
A talk and signing with author Chanel Cleeton. Chanel Cleeton is a USA Today-bestselling author of Next Year in Havana. When We Left Cuba is a much anticipated follow-up, this time visiting 1960s Florida in the wake of Fidel Castro’s political ascension. While a self-contained stand-alone novel, fans of Next Year in Havana will recognize our heroine as Elisa’s older sister, the beautiful and rebellious Beatriz Perez. When We Left Cuba

Last Out – Elegy of a Green Beret
Shows Thursday through Sunday
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with Valhalla beckoning, he discovers that combat can be fueled by vengeance or by love… it just depends which price you are willing to pay. You’ve heard the war stories of the “first in.” This is the untold story of the last out. Last Out – Elegy of a Green Beret

KISS – End of the Road World Tour
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
After an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever. Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans. KISS – End of the Road World Tour

Dear Evan Hansen
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen

Musical: The Theory of Relativity
Shows Thursday through Sunday
David Falk Theatre
A gentle and sometimes humorous look at the interconnected lives we share; often without even realizing it. With a vast array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, loves and losses, and the wonder of human connection, you are sure to see yourself in this wondrous musical production. Musical: The Theory of Relativity

Friday, April 12

23rd Annual Downtown Development Forum
Begins 7:30am
Armature Works
This half-day event focuses on the exploration of innovative ideas in urban development and serves as a catalyst for discussion and problem solving for major urban issues. Each year, hundreds of downtown stakeholders, urban planners, developers, real estate professionals, property owners, public officials, non-profit organizations, arts and entertainment professionals, and those interested in improving downtown attend this informative and exciting event. 23rd Annual Downtown Development Forum

A Solo Exhibition by Fine Art Photographer Lisa Fitch
Begins 8am
TECO Public Art Gallery
Photographer Lisa Fitch presents “Illuminating Tranquility”, Collecting Stories from Experience. The natural world can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s a place of inspiration and awe. For others, it’s an escape. A Solo Exhibition by Fine Art Photographer Lisa Fitch

Move on Marion – Downtown Tampa Pop-up Party
Begins 10am
Marion Street
Celebrate Tampa Bay Design Week with a pop-up party along Marion Street in Downtown Tampa. There will be food vendors, art, music, games, and much more. Hang out for a few minutes or a few hours to experience the potential for Marion Street to be a hotspot within Downtown Tampa. Grab lunch or just chit chat with fellow party goers and enjoy your Friday! Move on Marion – Downtown Tampa Pop-up Party

Live Music at Sparkman Wharf
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf
Grab a drink and a find a nice place to sit as the live music lays down a soundtrack for your weekend. If you have not visited Sparkman Wharf yet, this is a great excuse to make the trip! Live Music at Sparkman Wharf

Live & Local – Danielle Mohr
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Born and raised in Dunedin, this native Floridian is an acoustic guitarist, vocalist, and soul-pop singer/songwriter who is quickly gaining traction in the music world. She performs all over the bay area and is starting to tour the country. Live & Local – Danielle Mohr

Friday Concerts in the Park
Begins 7pm
Water Works Park
With a full schedule of live music planned, concert-goers can enjoy a weekly variety of music to satisfy all tastes from pop to jazz to blues to classic rock. The family-friendly concert series is now in its 32nd year and claims the title of Tampa’s longest running concert series, always local and always free. Austin Miller & Friends will perform live. Friday Concerts in the Park

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets – Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 2
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting Blue Jackets for the second matchup of the first round of the playoffs. Find some tickets, support the Bolts through the playoffs, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets – Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 2

The Chaperone (2019)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and adapted from Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, The Chaperone follows the rise of silent-film star Louise Brooks. But before acting, it was dancing, first in Kansas, where Louise was born and raised, and then in New York City. Louise is out to become famous, but also to explore a life of freedom in the jazz-age hustle-and-bustle of the Big Apple. The Chaperone (2019)

Dear Evan Hansen
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen

The Florida Orchestra – Brahms’ Symphony No. 1
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Guest conductor Gemma New leads a concert highlighting the influence of women, with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Schumann’s Manfred Overture, as well as TFO’s own Sarah Shellman on Anna Clyne’s The Seamstress. The Florida Orchestra – Brahms’ Symphony No. 1

Saturday, April 13

JDRF One Walk
Begins 9am
Amalie Arena
This walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Lace up your shoes and join the effort to help make a cure a reality. JDRF One Walk

Chubbies 1K Run
Begins 9:30am
Armature Works
Chubbies will celebrate the launch of a sports-focused line of clothing with a 1K (0.62 miles) run. The main event will be a sprint division. The two other categories will be a surprise the morning of the event. Participants can enter in as many categories as they would like at check in. Chubbies 1K Run

Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance
Begins 9:30am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Historians, car collectors, and automobile enthusiasts are welcome at this car-centric event! Only the most beautiful, historically important, most rare vehicles will be invited to participate. There will be plenty of entertainment and food, and the proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance

Senior Fitness Walk
Begins 10am
Armature Works
Lace up those walking shoes and get ready for a fun program with fellow Tampa seniors. This senior fitness walking program gives participants a chance to get out and get fit! Walkers will meet at the tables in front of the market facing the Riverwalk entrance. Senior Fitness Walk

Art Spot
11am to 2pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Let your imagination run free as the Museum’s art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity for you and yours. Art Spot

The Chaperone (2019)
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and adapted from Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, The Chaperone follows the rise of silent-film star Louise Brooks. But before acting, it was dancing, first in Kansas, where Louise was born and raised, and then in New York City. Louise is out to become famous, but also to explore a life of freedom in the jazz-age hustle-and-bustle of the Big Apple. The Chaperone (2019)

Dear Evan Hansen
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen

Tampa Bay Lightning Playoffs Bar Crawl & Party
Begins 3pm
Franklin Manor
The Tampa Bay Lightning’s quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup has begun! Turn Downtown Tampa blue with Thunderbug and the Lightning Girls. There will be plenty of prize giveaways and a special challenge for the chance to win playoff tickets. Round up your crew and be sure to wear blue. The crawl will feature Franklin Manor, Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, District Tavern and more. Tampa Bay Lightning Playoffs Bar Crawl & Party

Live Music at Sparkman Wharf
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf
Grab a drink and a find a nice place to sit as the live music lays down a soundtrack for your weekend. If you have not visited Sparkman Wharf yet, this is a great excuse to make the trip! Live Music at Sparkman Wharf

Live & Local – Taylor Reed
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Taylor Reed is a recording artist who tours regionally and nationally. Her formative influences range from Russian opera pop, to classic and modern day RnB, to Johan Sebastian Bach, cutting her teeth as a violinist in a gypsy jazz improv troupe showcasing in downtown Ybor. Live & Local – Taylor Reed

2CELLOS – Let There Be Cello
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Known for their electric live performances, 2CELLOS have played to audiences across the globe and sold hundreds of thousands of tickets. Get your tickets and get ready for a masterful performance. 2CELLOS – Let There Be Cello

Sunday, April 14

Yoga on the Lawn
Begins 9:30am
Armature Works
This event is free, open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome. Yoga will be instructed by Christal Beattie of Kodawari Studios. Guests should bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle. Swami Juice will be providing complimentary ginger shots. Yoga on the Lawn

Wellness at the Wharf
Begins 10am
Sparkman Wharf
Get your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time with HIIT, Harbour Island Athletic Club’s high-intensity interval training. Please bring your own mat, towel, and water. Classes are free of charge and located on the lawn. Wellness at the Wharf

Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater
2pm to 2:30pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Step back in time and enjoy the single-character performances that bring turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Each character is based on actual hotel staff and guests. From the reminiscences of Henry Plant himself to the letters of a Spanish-American War soldier, you will learn more about the time period through each character’s particular vantage point. Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater

Dear Evan Hansen
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen

The LEGO Movie (2014) 
3pm to 4:45pm
Tampa Theatre
This unassuming animated gem plays around with and remixes the stereotypical Hollywood blockbuster: what if there’s been a mistake? What if the main character isn’t really the Hero Of Prophecy, fated to defeat the Great Evil and rescue everything? What if the stakes are smaller, like helping your friends or learning to value your loved ones? Also what if we put some great cameos and songs in it, and animated it in a really eye-catching way? Sounds pretty good, right? Good news: it’s awesome. The LEGO Movie (2014)

98ROCKFEST 2019
Begins 5pm
Amalie Arena
The lineup for this show which will include rock legends Godsmack as the headline, Three Days Grace, P.O.D, Motionless in White, Rival Sons, and more. The concert will kick-off with a free pre-show on Ford Thunder Alley. The pre-show event will be headlined by P.O.D. and will also feature interactive contests and ticket upgrades from participating sponsors. 98ROCKFEST 2019

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to continue it’s Sunday Yoga in the Park tradition with our newest addition, seasoned yoga instructors from Lucky Cat Yoga. Yoga in the Park

The Chaperone (2019)
6pm to 6:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and adapted from Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, The Chaperone follows the rise of silent-film star Louise Brooks. But before acting, it was dancing, first in Kansas, where Louise was born and raised, and then in New York City. Louise is out to become famous, but also to explore a life of freedom in the jazz-age hustle-and-bustle of the Big Apple. The Chaperone (2019)

Nightlife & Music

Many of Downtown’s pubs, restaurants, and bars feature live music.
Check out this week’s line up! Be sure to check with each location to confirm.

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Dine on delectable foods cooked onsite incorporating the freshest ingredients. A variety of seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes will be available. Supplement your main course with a diversity of side dishes and desserts, and plenty of drinks. While enjoying your meal and drinks, enjoy the sounds of live musical performances onstage from some of Florida’s top musical talents. Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival

Activities on the Water

Yacht Starship Captain Larry’s Water Taxi eBoats Tampa
Olde World Sailing Line Urban Kai Paddleboarding American Victory Ship
FL Aquarium’s Wild Dolphin Cruise Tampa Bay Fun Boat
Riverwalk Boating Company Pirate Water Taxi Kraken Cycle Boats

Arts and Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena

KISS – April 11
2CELLOS – April 13
98ROCKFEST – April 14
Mercy Me – May 5
Millennium Tour – May 11
Ariana Grande – May 28
Luis Miguel – June 25
Hugh Jackman – July 5
Jeff Lynne’s ELO – July 7
Shawn Mendes – July 27
Queen + Adam Lambert – August 18
Hope 2019 – September 7
The Who – September 22
The Chainsmokers – October 25
Elton John – November 4

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Modus Operandi: Contemporary Photography from the collection of BNY Mellon – Through April 15
Lost and Found in America – Through April 22
Olivia Parker: Vanishing in Plain Sight – April 19 to August 31

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
The Pigeon Comes to Tampa!: A Mo Willems Exhibit – Through May 12
Girl Scouts Workshop: Create-a-Coaster – April 13
Developmental Checkups – April 16
Story Time with Elephant & Piggie – April 19 to 28
Egg Hunt – April 20
Fourth Friday Drop-off Camp – April 26

Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
Upstairs/Downstairs – Through April 14
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Music in the Museum – April 18
Curator Talk – April 28

Jobsite Theater
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] – March 15 to April 17

The John F. Germany Public Library
Exploration Club – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Learning Circle – Fundamentals of Public Speaking – Through April 18
Movies @ the Library: Venom – April 12
Riverwalking Book Discussion – April 13
Messy Mondays – April 15
Book Discussion: The Maximum Security Book Club – April 17
Movies @ the Library: Operation Finale – April 19
All Day – Holiday Closing – April 21
Wake Up, Brother Bear – April 24
STEAM Club – April 25

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Aspirin & Elephants – Benefit Staged Reading by the Impromptu Players – April 12 and 13
Daniel Giron – April 20
Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria – May 30 to June 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Open Rehearsal – La Boheme – April 9 to 18
Dear Even Hansen – April 9 to 14
Spamilton: An American Parody – April 9 to May 12
Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret – April 11 to 14
Live & Local – Danielle Mohr – April 12
The Florida Orchestra – Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 – April 12
Live & Local – Taylor Reed – April 13
2Cellos – Let There be Cello Tour – April 13
Simply Three – April 24
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center

Florida Conversations: Florida’s Craft Beer History – April 11
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – April 13 and 20
20Tap Talks: Night Swim Porter – April 18
Downtown Tampa Walking Tour – April 20
Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour – April 27
History Adventure Camp: Swashbuckling Summer – June 10 to 14
History Adventure Camp: American Girl© – June 24 to 28

Tampa Museum of Art

The Classical World: Selections from the Permanent Collection – Ongoing
The Classical World in Focus: Animals in Ancient Art – Ongoing
Monday Meditation at the Museum – Mondays
Teen Open Studio – Tuesdays
Art on the House – Fridays
Art Spot – Saturdays
Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations – Through May 27
Ancient and Modern Glass from the Collection – Through August 19
Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution – April 11 to August 11
Echoing Forms: American Abstraction – April 13 to August 18
Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection – June 20 to October 6

Tampa Theatre
Debate Night: Tampa Mayor – April 11
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – April 13
The LEGO Movie – April 14
Dolphin Tale – April 21
Jenna Hager – April 23
Sing-Along Frozen – April 27 and 28
Jenna Hager – May 2
Carl Hiaasen – May 14
Joe Jackson: Four Decades Tour – May 25
Laura Ingraham & Raymond Arroyo – June 1
Platon – June 6
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28

Outside is In - Public Space

First Wednesday, 11am to 2pm at Lykes Gaslight Square Park.
Rock the Park
First Thursday, 6:30pm to 9pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

– Free Weekly Community Fitness Classes at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park –

VKNG Drip – Monday, 6pm to 7pm
Zumba in the Park  – Tuesday, 6pm to 7pm
Bamboozle Fit Club Boot Camp – Wednesday, 6pm to 7pm
Yoga in the Park – Sunday, 5pm to 6pm
– Free Seasonal Programs –
Do the Local Motion – First and third Friday, noon to 1pm (October to May). Walking tours take off from Poe Plaza, Jackson and Franklin streets.

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