Downtown After Hours

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20

Lawyers for the Arts: For the Legal and Business Community
Begins 5:30pm
Tampa Museum
An ongoing series of presentations exploring the frequent, fascinating crossover of the art world and the legal world. Lawyers for the Arts: For the Legal and Business Community.

Flicks and Food Trucks
6pm to 10pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Every 3rd Thursday of the month join us for Gourmet Food Truck Fun paired with Independent short Flicks and Live Music! We feature 10-15 gourmet food trucks offering everything from Burgers to Vegetarian Bite. Flicks and Food Trucks.

World Premiere Staging of Blood Guilt: Orestes On Trial
Begins 8pm
The University of Tampa
A modern version of the Oresteia trilogy of Aeschylus. This monumental work of the first Athenian playwright tells the story of the cursed House of Atreus, where the sins of the family’s ancestors are visited upon four succeeding generations. Blood Guilt will take the stage Thursday through Sunday. World Premiere Staging of Blood Guilt: Orestes On Trial.

The M.E. Tour featuring Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benét
8pm to 10:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Platinum-selling recording artists and songwriters Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benét unite this spring for The M.E. Tour. Described as an intimately special concert experience, fans will be able to hear the soulful sounds of the two industry veterans with electrifying collaborations and a deep, creative sound. The M.E. Tour featuring Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet.

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm to 11pm
Maestro’s at the Straz Center
An evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials, and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Latin Nights.

Friday, April 21

Do the Local Motion
Noon to 1pm
Poe Plaza
Join us for this Friday’s ‘Heritage of the Tampa Fire Department’ walk featuring the John F. Germany Library. Tours are free, however a $5 donation is suggested to benefit Where Love Grows, a charitable foundation feeding hungry children in our community. Do the Local Motion.

501 Gallery Dedication
Begins 4:30pm
Gallery 501
Gallery 501 is hosting a dedication ceremony and pre-reception in honor of Teresa Winston, coinciding with the closing reception of the Senior Master Certification Show on Friday, April 21, 2017. 501 Gallery Dedication.

Lawyer for the Arts: Public Lecture, Defending Hope
Begins 5:30pm
Tampa Museum of Arts
William W. “Terry” Fisher III, Wilmer Hale Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Harvard Law School, will discuss his role in litigation between artist Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press surrounding Fairey’s appropriation of an AP-owned image to create the iconic “Hope” Poster in support of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Lawyer for the Arts.

Friday Concerts in the Park
7pm to 9pm
Water Works Park
The return of spring means the return of Tampa’s longest running and most beloved concert series: Friday Concerts in the Park (formerly Friday Extra Concert Series). Celebrating 30 years of high-quality musical entertainment, the Friday Concerts in the Park offer a full schedule of live music to satisfy all tastes – from jazz to country to reggae to classic rock. Friday Concerts in the Park.

West Side Story
Begins 7pm
Stageworks Theatre
Young thespians from Bayshore Christian School will take the stage to present this classic musical. West Side Story.

Patel Conservatory presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Performed by Patel Conservatory students in grades 5-12, Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip comes to life onstage. The whole gang is here and this production delivers the feel-goods for all ages. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Colossal
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Gloria is a frequent partier. Her boyfriend becomes fed up and throws her out. Gloria returns to her hometown for a fresh start, but instead rekindles a childhood friendship with a bartender. After drinking with Gloria, he wakes up to discover a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to her. Colossal.

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science Tour
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Fans can expect all new everything from Brown, including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, as well as bigger, better, and potentially dangerous food demonstrations. Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science Tour.

Singin’ and Swingin’: A Century of Ella – The Florida Orchestra
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Celebrate a century of the one and only Ella Fitzgerald. Join Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford and conductor Jeff Tyzik for the music that made the “First Lady of Song” unforgettable. Singin’ and Swingin’: A Century of Ella – The Florida Orchestra.

The Azure Sky In Oz
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A powerful and funny but unflinching drama about two women whose lives are profoundly changed by their immersion in the world of the other-abled. A portion of the proceeds from the play will benefit the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s. The Azure Sky In Oz.

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Begins 10:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Hong Kong policeman Keung arrives in New York for the wedding of his uncle Bill, a grocer who recently sold his Bronx store to the fetching Elaine. After a biker gang bursts into the store to wreak havoc, Keung springs into action, giving up his vacation to defend the weak and protect the innocent with his extraordinary martial arts skills. Starring Jackie Chan. Rumble in the Bronx (1995).

Saturday, April 22

Great American Clean Up
Begins 7am
Throughout Tampa Bay
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is hosting the annual Great American Cleanup to keep our community green, clean, and beautiful. Last year, volunteers removed 124,868 lbs. of trash, planted 710 trees and plants, removed 10 tons of invasive plants and beautified 102 miles of shoreline. Great American Clean Up.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk
8am to Noon
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
This is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The walk plays a key role in funding Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals. Best Buddies Friendship Walk.

Earth Day
Begins 10am
Glazer Children’s Museum
Bring the kids to the Museum to explore facts about our planet, eat dirt cups, and learn why wetlands are crucial to Florida’s ecology. Earth Day.

The Sandi Sylver Puppet Show
Begins 11am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Sandi Sylver’s delightful cadre of soft, fabric puppets entertain wee audiences and their adult companions with masterful storytelling and singing that enchants audiences of all ages. The Sandi Sylver Puppet Show.

West Side Story
Begins 2pm
Stageworks Theatre
Young thespians from Bayshore Christian School will take the stage to present this classic musical. West Side Story.

Colossal
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, and 10:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Gloria is a frequent partier. Her boyfriend becomes fed up and throws her out. Gloria returns to her hometown for a fresh start, but instead rekindles a childhood friendship with a bartender. After drinking with Gloria, he wakes up to discover a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to her. Colossal.

6th Annual Bubbles and Butterflies Gala
Begins 7pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Enjoy an open bar, complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and desserts, guest performances, silent auction items, and a red carpet experience. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Redefining Refuge Safe House and Schooling Projects. 6th Annual Bubbles and Butterflies Gala.

The Got Jokes? Improv Experience
Begins 7pm
Stageworks Theatre
One of the premier entertainment providers in the country with a concentration on uniting the masses through the universal language of laughter. The Got Jokes? Improv Experience.

Tampa Bay Storm vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Take your seat to see an indoor football battle between the Storm and the visiting Gladiators. Tampa Bay Storm vs. Cleveland Gladiators.

The Azure Sky In Oz
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A powerful and funny but unflinching drama about two women whose lives are profoundly changed by their immersion in the world of the other-abled. A portion of the proceeds from the play will benefit the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s. The Azure Sky In Oz.

Rocktopia Live: A Classic (R)evolution
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A revolutionary performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock. The live concert features five world-class vocalists, five top notch rock musicians, an orchestra, and choir. Rocktopia Live: A Classic (R)evolution.

Sunday, April 23

Patel Conservatory presents Spring Into Dance
Begins Noon
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The spring recital features students enrolled early levels of dance. It is an opportunity for the students to have their first experiences on a professional stage. Parents will see what their children have learned during the year in ballet. A number of advanced NGB/PCYB students are incorporated into the performance so the younger students and parents can see the progression of the school. Patel Conservatory presents Spring Into Dance.

West Side Story
Begins 2pm
Stageworks Theatre
Young thespians from Bayshore Christian School will take the stage to present this classic musical. West Side Story.

Patel Conservatory presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Begins 3pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Performed by Patel Conservatory students in grades 5-12, Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip comes to life onstage. The whole gang is here and this production delivers the feel-goods for all ages. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

The Azure Sky In Oz
Begins 3pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A powerful and funny but unflinching drama about two women whose lives are profoundly changed by their immersion in the world of the other-abled. A portion of the proceeds from the play will benefit the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s. The Azure Sky In Oz.

Breakin’ Out
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The spring recital features students from 1st grade to 5th grade in various levels of dance instruction. Breakin’ Out.

Kids Night Out
Begins 5pm
Tampa Theatre and Bizou Brasserie
Take a little time to enjoy the ones that make you smile. Bizou Brasserie has teamed up with Tampa Theatre to bring families the perfect night. Start the day by enjoying the entertaining family classic, Pete’s Dragon. Then, dine on an unforgettable dinner with your child! Kids Night Out.

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.

Colossal
6:15pm to 8:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Gloria is a frequent partier. Her boyfriend becomes fed up and throws her out. Gloria returns to her hometown for a fresh start, but instead rekindles a childhood friendship with a bartender. After drinking with Gloria, he wakes up to discover a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to her. Colossal.

Neil Diamond: 50 Year Anniversary World Tour
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Music icon, Grammy Award winner, and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Member, Neil Diamond, celebrates his unparalleled career spanning 50 years with a world tour and a stop in Downtown Tampa. Neil Diamond: 50 Year Anniversary World Tour.

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Tampa Riverfest
May 6 – 7
Tampa Riverwalk
Presented by Friends of the Riverwalk in conjunction with the City of Tampa, this FREE event will run the entire length of the Riverwalk and will feature family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa’s cultural institutions, local music and restaurants. Tampa Riverfest.

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
For April, the Cross-Bay Ferry has partnered with the Tampa Bay Rays to arrange a special, later ferry schedule for Tampa fans to take the ferry to nearly every Rays game this month, with free transit between the dock in St. Petersburg and the stadium provided by PSTA. Learn More

Arts & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators – April 22
Neil Diamond – April 23
Red Hot Chili Peppers – April 27
98ROCKFEST – April 28
Eric Church – May 4
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – May 6
The Weeknd – May 12
Tampa Bay Storm vs. Washington Valor – May 20
Alabama – May 28
Tampa Bay Storm vs Baltimore Brigade – June 3
Tampa Bay Storm vs Washington Valor – June 10
Iron Maiden – June 11
Chance the Rapper – June 14
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull – June 22
Tampa Bay Times Bridal Show – June 25
Tampa Bay Storm vs Washington Valor – July 1
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper – July 8
Roger Waters – July 11
New Kids On The Block – The Total Package Tour – July 15
Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators – July 22
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25
August 11 – Lionel Richie: All the Hits – August 11
John Mayer – August 13
Monster Jam – August 19
Ed Sheeran – August 29
The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017 – September 23
Scorpions: Crazy World Tour – October 15
Bruno Mars – October 19
Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 – October 20
André Rieu – November 1
Lady Gaga – December 1

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December 2017
The Physicians Photography Show – Through May 5
The Boomer List, Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – April 28 to June 16
Photoshop for Beginners – May 10 to 24
Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – May 13 to June 16
Photography 101 – June 7 to 28
International Photography Competition 2017 – June 23 to August 18
Photography 101 Express – July 22
Focus on Your Talent – July 31 to August 28
Photography 101 – August 2 to 23

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Movies @ The Library: The Magnificent Seven – April 21
Derby Day @ the Library – April 28
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – May 2
Into the Fold: Star Wars – May 5
Summer Movie @ The Library: Collateral Beauty – May 12
Book Club: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison – May 17
Tampa’s Historic Newspaper: A Celebration of The Tampa Tribune – May 20

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Education is Key Breakfast – 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
Menus: The Epicurean Experience – March 17 to December 23

Patel Conservatory
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – April 21 to 30
Spring Into Dance – April 23
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
West Side Story – April 21 to 23
The Got Jokes? Improv Experience – April 22
Avenue Q – May 4 to 21
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21
Swingin’ and Swingin’: A Century of Ella – The Florida Orchestra – April 21
The Azure Sky in Ozhua – April 21 to 30
ROCKTOPIA LIVE: A Classic (R)evolution – April 22
The Sandi Sylver Puppet Show – April 22
Breakin’ Out – April 23
Joshua James – April 24
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man – April 27 to 30
Symphonie Fantastique – The Florida Orchestra – April 28
Best of Tampa Bay – April 29
An Evening of Song with Aaron Tveit – April 30
Let’s Play Live – April 30

Tampa Bay History Center
Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark – Through May 21
My Doll and Me: Julie – April 22
TBHC/OLLI: Exploring Tampa Bay’s History – June 10
Sangria and Stories – June 10
History Center Member Reception: Finding Fairyland – June 11
Life of the Party – June 18
TBHC/OLLI Course: Florida’s Fantastic Artifacts and the Science of Archaeology – June 31

Tampa Museum of Art
Sky – Ongoing
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
Lawyers for the Arts – April 20 to 21
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10
Pride & Passion – April 29

Tampa Theatre
Colossal – April 21
Rumble in the Bronx – April 21
Pete’s Dragon – April 23
Think Globally, Act Communally – April 25
The Princess Bride – April 30
Stop the Presses – May 3
How to Build a Time Machine – May 7
Siddhartha Murkherjee: Science and Storytelling – May 10
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl and the Train – May 16
Beerfest 2017: Barley’s Angels – June 24
WineFest 2017: Wine’s World – September 8

University of Tampa
All Graduate Programs Information Session – April 20
Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial – April 20
Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial – April 21
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Saint Leo – April 22
Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial – April 22
Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial – April 23
Spring Dance Happening – April 26
Spring Dance Happening – April 27
“Aaah…Men!” A Musical Revue – April 28
Softball vs. Florida Southern – April 28
“Aaah…Men!” A Musical Revue – April 28
Spring Dance Happening – April 28
Softball vs. Florida Southern – April 29

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 –
Powered by Athleta
U-JAM Fitness – 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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