Downtown After Hours

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12

UT Women’s Tennis vs. Rollins
Begins 3pm
University of Tampa – Martinez Athletics Center
The Spartans hit the hard-court to defend their turf against the visiting Rollins Tars. This event is free and open to the public, so grab a seat and catch some college tennis action! UT Women’s Tennis vs. Rollins

Eames: The Architect and the Painter (2011)
6pm to 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life has not been as widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, this is the first film since their death dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.  Eames: The Architect and the Painter (2011)

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils – Game 1
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
It’s playoff time in Downtown Tampa! The banners are up, the fans are excited, and the teams are ready. The Bolts will face the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Grab some tickets (if you can!) and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils

Sons of Serendip
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
These America’s Got Talent finalists wowed audiences with their serene, ethereal interpretations of pop music using voice, harp, piano and cello. With the success of their self-titled debut album, Sons of Serendip launched an international tour to showcase the quartet in their best possible setting: live – where their soulful renderings lift audiences to a sublime experience. Sons of Serendip

In the Time of the Butterflies – Preview Night
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Based on Julia Álvarez’s popular novel, this is a fictionalized account of the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic. With immersive video and animation dispersed across the stage, the piece paints a visual dreamscape of the interior lives of the activist sisters, the beauty and ferocity of the natural world, and the music heard on the radio of the time. In the Time of the Butterflies

mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This high-octane musical includes every song from Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Green Day’s American Idiot

Isle of Dogs (2018)
9:30pm to 11:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Twenty years into the future, Japan is beset by the most adorable plague on record – there’s just too many dogs. But an outbreak of dog flu gives the anti-dog mayor an opening, and all dogs are ordered quarantined to a freestanding landfill off the coast where they’re left to fend for themselves. But one young man refuses to let go of his lost, beloved pet and makes a pilgrimage to the new Isle of Dogs. Can he fight the power of an entire government to reunite with his friend? Isle of Dogs (2018)

Friday, April 13

Movies @ the Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the library for a free showing of The Searchers. In this movie, a Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother’s daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness. Movies @ the Library

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Shows at 5:45pm and 8:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Twenty years into the future, Japan is beset by the most adorable plague on record – there’s just too many dogs. But an outbreak of dog flu gives the anti-dog mayor an opening, and all dogs are ordered quarantined to a freestanding landfill off the coast where they’re left to fend for themselves. But one young man refuses to let go of his lost, beloved pet and makes a pilgrimage to the new Isle of Dogs. Can he fight the power of an entire government to reunite with his friend? Isle of Dogs (2018)

Friday Concerts in the Park
Begins 7pm
Water Works Park
The return of spring means the return of Tampa’s longest running concert series. Celebrating 31 years of high-quality entertainment, the eight-week series highlights music of different genres to satisfy all tastes in a fun, family-friendly way. Local food trucks and vendors will also be available onsite. Friday Concerts in the Park

Our Woman In Havana
Begins 7pm
Oxford Exchange
This event features State Department veteran and longtime Cuba specialist, Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, our top diplomat in Havana under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. She will discuss her new book, Our Woman in Havana, which chronicles the past several decades of US-Cuba relations from a bird’s-eye view. Our Woman In Havana

Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
As chilling today as it was 100 years ago, Shakespeare’s haunting and haunted “Scottish play” blooms into fully-realized glory in Giuseppe Verdi’s sumptuously scored adaptation. Punctuated with towering arias from the scheming, unraveling Lady Macbeth and demanding an unbelievable emotional range from Macbeth’s baritone, Verdi’s masterwork is a spine-tingling event that leaves an unforgettable, indelible mark. Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth

In the Time of the Butterflies – Opening Night
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Based on Julia Álvarez’s popular novel, this is a fictionalized account of the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic. With immersive video and animation dispersed across the stage, the piece paints a visual dreamscape of the interior lives of the activist sisters, the beauty and ferocity of the natural world, and the music heard on the radio of the time. In the Time of the Butterflies

mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This high-octane musical includes every song from Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Green Day’s American Idiot

Randy Rainbow
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Famous for his hilarious viral videos depicting himself swapped into political interviews or commentary, Randy Rainbow has become  the “clapback” king of the internet since the 2016 presidential debates. Also a comedy writer and fixture of the New York Broadway and cabaret worlds, Randy moonlights as a talking head for VH1 and stars in his own web series. Randy Rainbow

Saturday, April 14

The Streets Dance Convention and Competition
Begins 7am
Tampa Convention Center
This dance-focused event is for ages 5 to 20 years old. The convention consists of a workshop portion where famous dancers will teach classes to the dancers, and a competition portion where the dance studios can compete for prizes and trophies. The Streets Dance Convention and Competition

Sea Turtle Days
Begins 9:30am
The Florida Aquarium
Learn about these amazing and ancient sea creatures that play an integral role in ocean ecosystems-from coral reefs to the open ocean. Enjoy fun educational activities for all ages and learn more about the Aquarium’s sea turtle rescue, research, rehab and return-to-ocean programs. You’ll also find out how you can help save sea turtles by reducing your environmental impact. Sea Turtle Days

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

UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Palm Beach Atlantic
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa – Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex
The Spartans hit the field to defend their turf against the visiting Palm Beach Atlantic sailfish. This event is open to the public with a $5 ticket, so grab a seat and catch some college lacrosse action! UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Palm Beach Atlantic

UT Baseball vs Palm Beach Atlantic Doubleheader
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa – Baseball Field
The Spartans hit the diamond to take on the visiting Palm Beach Atlantic sailfish in a doubleheader. Settle in for two games, because we’ve got double the baseball in Downtown Tampa! UT Baseball vs Palm Beach Atlantic Doubleheader

Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This acclaimed series brings filmed versions of great performances from Britain’s National Theatre to the high-definition movie screen here in Downtown Tampa. This performance takes place in mid-1980s America. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, a charismatic group of New Yorkers grapple with the conundrum of reality as the millennium approaches. Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils – Game 2
Begins 3pm
Amalie Arena
It’s playoff time in Downtown Tampa! The banners are up, the fans are excited, and the teams are ready. The Bolts will face the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Grab some tickets (if you can!) and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils

In the Time of the Butterflies
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Based on Julia Álvarez’s popular novel, this is a fictionalized account of the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic. With immersive video and animation dispersed across the stage, the piece paints a visual dreamscape of the interior lives of the activist sisters, the beauty and ferocity of the natural world, and the music heard on the radio of the time. In the Time of the Butterflies

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Twenty years into the future, Japan is beset by the most adorable plague on record – there’s just too many dogs. But an outbreak of dog flu gives the anti-dog mayor an opening, and all dogs are ordered quarantined to a freestanding landfill off the coast where they’re left to fend for themselves. But one young man refuses to let go of his lost, beloved pet and makes a pilgrimage to the new Isle of Dogs. Can he fight the power of an entire government to reunite with his friend? Isle of Dogs (2018)

Pride & Passion 13 | Strange Beauty
Begins 8pm
Tampa Museum of Art
This fun and energy-filled evening full of surprises is inspired by Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild’s 1972 Surrealist Ball at the Chateau de Ferrières. Don your finest Strange Beauty attire; black tie optional, evening gowns, and surrealist masks and headdresses. The night will feature meticulously planned details, bizarre décor, intriguing guests, intoxicating food and drink, and bewitching music and dance. This event brings together our diverse community to raise money for engaging educational programing and world-class exhibitions. Pride & Passion 13 | Strange Beauty

Butterfly GloWalk and 5K Fun Run
Begins 8pm
Tampa Riverwalk
At this active event, walkers and runners will light up the night in Downtown Tampa for a fantastic cause. My Hope Chest, a charity focused on helping breast cancer survivors with the expense of breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, is hosting this unique fun run. The festivities start at sunset and participants will wear butterfly wings, glow-in-the-dark paint, and glow-in-the-dark accessories to create a trail of fun and exercise all along the Riverwalk! Butterfly GloWalk and 5K Fun Run

mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This high-octane musical includes every song from Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Green Day’s American Idiot

Sunday, April 15

The Streets Dance Convention and Competition
Begins 7am
Tampa Convention Center
This dance-focused event is for ages 5 to 20 years old. The convention consists of a workshop portion where famous dancers will teach classes to the dancers, and a competition portion where the dance studios can compete for prizes and trophies. The Streets Dance Convention and Competition

Sea Turtle Days
Begins 9:30am
The Florida Aquarium
Learn about these amazing and ancient sea creatures that play an integral role in ocean ecosystems-from coral reefs to the open ocean. Enjoy fun educational activities for all ages and learn more about the Aquarium’s sea turtle rescue, research, rehab and return-to-ocean programs. You’ll also find out how you can help save sea turtles by reducing your environmental impact. Sea Turtle Days

Sunday Tour
Begins 1pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Enjoy a docent led tour of the Museum. Space is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Docents will share stories about the life of Henry Plant, the significance of the Plant transportation system, and the lifestyle of guests at the Tampa Bay Hotel. Sunday Tour

Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
As chilling today as it was 100 years ago, Shakespeare’s haunting and haunted “Scottish play” blooms into fully-realized glory in Giuseppe Verdi’s sumptuously scored adaptation. Punctuated with towering arias from the scheming, unraveling Lady Macbeth and demanding an unbelievable emotional range from Macbeth’s baritone, Verdi’s masterwork is a spine-tingling event that leaves an unforgettable, indelible mark. Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth

mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This high-octane musical includes every song from Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Green Day’s American Idiot

In the Time of the Butterflies
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Based on Julia Álvarez’s popular novel, this is a fictionalized account of the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic. With immersive video and animation dispersed across the stage, the piece paints a visual dreamscape of the interior lives of the activist sisters, the beauty and ferocity of the natural world, and the music heard on the radio of the time. In the Time of the Butterflies

Cool Runnings
3pm to 4:45pm|
Tampa Theatre
When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Summer Games, he decides that the best route to gold and glory is a path you create yourself. Assembling a couple other washed-out runners and a disgraced former coach, he decides to put together the first ever Jamaican bobsled team. The film is a feel-good story of overcoming adversity, pushing through embarrassment and finding your own success through perseverance and pride instead of conventional prestige. Cool Runnings

Isle of Dogs (2018)
6pm to 7:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Twenty years into the future, Japan is beset by the most adorable plague on record – there’s just too many dogs. But an outbreak of dog flu gives the anti-dog mayor an opening, and all dogs are ordered quarantined to a freestanding landfill off the coast where they’re left to fend for themselves. But one young man refuses to let go of his lost, beloved pet and makes a pilgrimage to the new Isle of Dogs. Can he fight the power of an entire government to reunite with his friend? Isle of Dogs (2018)

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010, Yoga in the Park is a free riverside yoga session led by an instructor from Yoga Downtown Tampa. Yoga in the Park

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This will be an exciting weekend of delicious foods and live musical performances. Enjoy freshly-cooked seafood, meats, and vegetarian dishes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and a diversity of sides and desserts. A talented lineup of performers will take the stage to provide live music. 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 & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
98ROCKFEST – April 20
Jeff Dunham – April 29
James Taylor – May 12
Justin Timberlake – May 15
Shania Twain – June 2
Maroon 5 – June 16
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train – June 22
Sam Smith – July 13
The Smashing Pumpkins – July 25
Kevin Hart – August 4
Journey & Def Leppard – August 18
Game of Thrones – September 21
Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference – October 25 to 27
Elton John – November 28

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Q and A’s Photogrpahy Workshop – April 22
Aesthetics and Perception of Advanced Digital Collage – April 28 and May 5
Forever Young 2018 – Through April 30
Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity – Through June 30
Minor League and Best Friends – Through June 30
Introduction to Smartphone Photography – April 12
Andrea Modica: Artist Lecture – April 13
Q and A’s Photography Workshop – April 22
Hamburger Mary’s Bingo – April 25
Aesthetics and Perception of Advanced Digital Collage – April 28
Iphoneography 101 – May 20

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Member Morning – April 8
Developmental Checkups – April 10
Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga – April 14
Week of the Young Child – April 16 to April 20
New! Exercise with iStroll – April 18
Science-tastic Day: Be a Citizen Scientist – April 21
Earth Day: Rain Barrel Workshop – April 22
Grown Up Night (+21) – April 27
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Give Day Tampa Bay – May 1
Blue Star Museums – May 27 to September 2
Imperial Designs – Through December 31

Jobsite Theater
1984 – April 27 to May 20
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 15 to July 8

The John F. Germany Public Library
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Of the Wild Art by Kelly Quinn – Through April 30
Outside the Lines – Coloring for Adults – April 6
Rex Manning Day Book and Record Swap – April 7
Story Time – April 11
Movies @ the Library – The Searchers – April 13
Movies @ the Library – Only the Brave – April 20
Floral Findings: A History of the Florida Botanical Gardens – April 21
DIY Crafting: Graduation announcements & invitations – April 22
Personal Finance 101: Learn the Lingo – April 28

Patel Conservatory
Rock School Blowout – April 22
Peter Pan, Jr. – April 26 to 29
Breakin’ Out – April 28
Spring Into Dance – April 28
Spring Music Spectacular: Around the World in 90 Minutes – May 8
Evening of Dance  – May 11
Beginning Dance 1 Recitals – May 12
End-of-Year Celebration – May 17
Private Lesson Recitals – May 19
Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert – June 8
The Wizard of OZ – June 14 to 17
Shakespeare Intensive – June 14
Summer Jazz Intensive – July 20
End-of-Summer Music Blowout – August 1
Showstoppers: Broadway Intensive – August 3 to 5
Summer Evening of Dance – August 10

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
In the Time of the Butterflies – April 12 to 28
Blithe Spirit – June 1 to 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Open Rehearsal – Verdi’s Macbeth – Through April 5
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – Through April 5
The Florida Orchestra – Fiesta! – April 5
mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot – April 5 to 15
The Florida Orchestra – R&B Legends with Michael Lynche – April 6
Opera Gala 2018 – April 7
Sons of Serendip – April 12
Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth – April 13 and 15
Randy Rainbow – April 13
Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches – April 14
Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games – April 19
Latin Nights – April 19
The Florida Orchestra – Verdi’s Requiem – April 20
Best of Tampa Bay – April 21
Megan Hilty – April 22
Rock School Blowout – April 22
Rhiannon Giddens with Special Guest Dead Horses – April 23
Waitress – April 24 to 29
1984 – April 25 to May 20
The Florida Orchestra – 50! – April 26
The Florida Orchestra – Celebrate Broadway – April 27
Little Black Dress – April 27
Breakin’ Out – April 28
Tampa Bay Symphony “A Tour of the Symphony” – April 29
The Florida Orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 – May 4
Next Generation Ballet’s Cinderella – May 5

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – February to July 2018
Florida Conversations – Finding Our Fabric: Old Glory – April 11
Walk Tampa – The Ybor City Story – April 14 and May 12
TBHC Book Group – Brutal Journey – April 19
A.P. Trivia Review – April 21
My Doll and Me – April 21
Sangria and Stories – April 25
Walk Tampa – Tampa Bay Black History Tour – April 28 and May 26
TBHC Book Group – The Talented Ribkins – May 17

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
Art on the House – Fridays
Art Spot – Saturdays
“Be the Change” Spoken Word Open Mic Night – April 6
Open Drawing Studio – Through April 22
Connections Open Session for Memory Care – April 10
Pride and Passion – April 14
Tampa Collects – April 18
Thirty on Thursday – April 26
Isthmian Games Family Day – April 28
14th Congress District and Next Generation High School Art Competition – April 29
Run for the Roses – May 5

Tampa Theatre
Cool Runnings – April 15
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – April 21
Flipper – April 22
The Dark Crystal – April 29
Sing-Along The Little Mermaid – May 6
The Longest Game – May 24

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
Zumba in the Park  – Tuesday, 6pm to 7pm
Bamboozle Fit Club Boot Camp – Wednesday, 6pm to 7pm
Yoga in the Park – Sunday, 6pm to 7pm
– 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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