Downtown After Hours

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13

Yappy Hour
5pm to 7pm
Washington Street Park
Bring the dogs out for a fun Yappy Hour. The Alan Thomas Group will provide an enjoyable soundtrack to the evening with live music. Yappy Hour.

One Woman Sex and the City A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This loving tribute takes audiences through a laughter-infused version of all six seasons of the beloved show, bringing all the favorite characters to life as they brunch, banter, argue, support each other and swoon over men and Manolos. One Woman Sex and the City.

Friday, April 14

Movies @ The Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Take your seats at the library to see Deepwater Horizon. The film is a dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when an offshore drilling rig exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. History. Movies @ The Library.

UT Baseball vs. Lynn
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans take the field to defend their home diamond. Head out to the ballpark to see Downtown Tampa’s local team. UT Baseball vs. Lynn.

Brews and Bites at The Sail
6pm to 10pm
Water Works Park
A rolling celebration of food and fun, featuring a fleet of area food trucks and live entertainment from local musicians at the venue’s unique 360-degree waterfront bar. Brews and Bites at The Sail.

The Chainsmokers
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Downtown Tampa welcomes the EDM/pop duo behind hits like Closer and Don’t Let Me Down. Get your tickets for a heart-pumping live performance. The Chainsmokers.

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.

Chris Rock – Total Blackout Tour 2017
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer, Chris Rock, takes the stage Downtown for his highly anticipated, all-new tour. Chris Rock – Total Blackout Tour 2017.

Saturday, April 15

Egg Hunt
8:30am to 10am
Glazer Children’s Museum
Calling all little bunnies! Hunt for thousands of eggs in the exhibits, meet the Easter Bunny, and cuddle adorable animals at this annual event! Don’t forget to bring your own basket, then turn in your eggs for prizes. Egg Hunt.

Easter Weekend at the Aquarium
Begins 9am
The Florida Aquarium
Head to the aquarium for a hoppin’ good time with a diving Easter Bunny, underwater egg scavenger hunt with prizes, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny! Easter Weekend at the Aquarium.

Tampa Bay Storm Cornhole Tournament
Begins at Noon
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Storm host this inaugural cornhole event. Teams of 2 people can sign up for $70 which includes entry to the tournament and much more! The tournament is single elimination, but additional cornhole boards will be provided for eliminated teams to continue playing. Tampa Bay Storm Cornhole Tournament.

Patel Conservatory presents On The Edge
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa
Featuring the award-winning dancers of the Patel Conservatory Popular Dance Program alongside artists from Next Generation Ballet, this performance showcases a variety of works fusing high-energy precision with the fluidity of contemporary dance, the percussion of tap and more. Patel Conservatory presents On The Edge.

UT Baseball vs. Lynn
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans take the field to defend their home diamond. Head out to the ballpark to see Downtown Tampa’s local team. UT Baseball vs. Lynn.

Tampa Bay Storm vs. Philadelphia Soul
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Storm host the Philadelphia Soul in their Arena Football League home opener. Tampa Bay Storm vs. Philadelphia Soul.

Chris Rock – Total Blackout Tour 2017
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer, Chris Rock, takes the stage Downtown for his highly anticipated, all-new tour. Chris Rock – Total Blackout Tour 2017.

Sunday, April 16

Casual Easter Sunrise Service
6:30am to 7:30am
Water Works Park
This outdoor sunrise Easter service will feature acoustic music from the worship band Higher Purpose. Hyde Park United Methodist will host the service. All are welcome, including children and four-legged friends. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for this casual worship gathering. Casual Easter Sunrise Service.

Easter Brunch Downtown
Begins 11am
Downtown Restaurants
Head Downtown to enjoy your Easter brunch at any of the many locations! Easter Brunch.

Easter Weekend at the Aquarium
Begins 9am
The Florida Aquarium
Head to the aquarium for a hoppin’ good time with a diving Easter Bunny, underwater egg scavenger hunt with prizes, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny! Easter Weekend at the Aquarium.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
3pm to 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This film is a rip-roaring musical adventure about a brave, eccentric family (and their eponymous flying car) out to defeat the tyke-hating Baron Bomburst and his evil Childcatcher. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).

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.

Chris Brown: The Party Tour
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling, singer-songwriter, Chris Brown brings the party Downtown along with Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, and Kap G. Chris Brown: The Party 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
The Chainsmokers – April 14
Tampa Bay Storm vs Philadelphia Soul – April 15
Chris Brown – April 16
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: Deepwater Horizon – April 14
Book Club: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – April 19
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
Egg Hunt – April 15
Home School Days: Lego Challenge Day – April 19
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
On the Edge – April 15
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
One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes – April 13
Chris Rock – Total Blackout The Tour 2017 – April 14 and 15
Easter Brunch at Maestro’s – April 16
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
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – April 15
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
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – April 16
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
Baseball vs. Lynn – April 14
Baseball vs. Lynn – April 15
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Florida Tech – April 15
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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