Downtown After Hours

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 19

3rd Thursdays
Begins 6pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Enjoy some gourmet food truck fun paired with Independent short flicks and live music! Pour House and City Dog Cantina provide micro brews and tasty cocktails. 10-15 gourmet food trucks will offer everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. 3rd Thursdays

Women Who Make Movies
Begins 6pm
Stageworks Theatre
Network with filmmakers, editors and digital marketers, plus get inspired by local, female-led, production success stories. Attendees will learn tips and get resources to begin producing their videos or movie ideas. This is a can’t miss for film fans! Women Who Make Movies

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Shows at 7:30pm and 10:15pm
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)

Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
As seen on Comedy Central’s The Jeselnik Offensive and the network’s infamous roasts of Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen, stand-up comedian and writer Anthony Jeselnik is known for his deadpan delivery of deeply ironic, amoral stances. His 2015 Netflix special, Thoughts and Prayers, won critical acclaim for Jeselnik’s dark, provocative, nothing’s-off-limits take on stand-up shtick. Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games

UT Spring Musical: Stardust
Begins 8pm
University of Tampa – Falk Theatre
Great songs never die, and this musical revue is a montage of some of the greatest songs ever written. What makes these song so distinct is the lyrics, all by the talented Mitchell Parish. UT Spring Musical: Stardust

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
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 20

Do the Local Motion: Amble to Amalie Arena
RESCHEDULED
Due to logistics issues during the Playoff Run, the Local Motion: Amble to Amalie Area is rescheduled for October 5, 2018.
GO BOLTS!

Movies at the Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the library for a free afternoon movie! This week’s feature is Only the Brave. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risks everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. Movies at the Library

Scholar’s Symposium: Aisha Durham
Begins 4pm
University of Tampa – Vaughn Center
Hip hop feminism is a cultural, intellectual, and political project that extends the artistic, analytical, and advocacy-oriented work by girls and women of color from the “post” generations. Mining memory, Durham recalls her southern roots to narrate her hip hop becoming. This event is free and open to the public. Scholar’s Symposium: Aisha Durham

Fiesta By The Bay For Autism
Begins 6pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Party it up for a great cause in Downtown Tampa! The Fiesta will include a dinner buffet, access to the Glazer Children’s Museum exhibits, and plenty of fun. Plus, there will be activities for kids, dancing, a cash bar, and a silent auction! A portion of ticket sales and money raised from the auction will go to the Autism Services Fund. Fiesta By The Bay For Autism

98ROCKFEST
Begins 6pm
Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay’s Rock Station puts on a hard-rockin’ show in Downtown Tampa. The festivities for this 10th annual rock festival will kick-off with a free pre-show on Ford Thunder Alley. The pre-show event will be headlined by 10 Years and include performances by Skratch ‘N Sniff and more. The main show will feature Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Seether, and more rock bands. 98ROCKFEST

UT Softball vs. Saint Leo
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa – Naimoli Family Softball Complex
The Spartans hit the diamond to defend their turf against the visiting Saint Leo Lions. This event is free and open to the public, so grab a seat and catch some college softball action! UT Softball vs. Saint Leo

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

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star Hedy Lamarr decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to direct their torpedoes with deadly accuracy; the secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history. All this would make a terrific fictional film, but it happens to be true! Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The Florida Orchestra – Verdi’s Requiem
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Grab a seat and enjoy an evening of beautiful music from The Florida Orchestra. Michael Francis will conduct the performance by the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.  The Florida Orchestra – Verdi’s Requiem

In the Time of the Butterflies
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

UT Spring Musical: Stardust
Begins 8pm
University of Tampa – Falk Theatre
Great songs never die, and this musical revue is a montage of some of the greatest songs ever written. What makes these song so distinct is the lyrics, all by the talented Mitchell Parish. UT Spring Musical: Stardust

Reefer Madness (1936)
10:30pm to 11:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre (on 4/20 for no particular reason) will be screening Reefer Madness in the hopes of educating a whole new generation of at-risk youth about the myriad ways weed and jazz music can destroy their lives. The screening will include an assortment of classic anti-drug PSAs and public-domain cartoons before the show. Reefer Madness (1936)

Saturday, April 21

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
Begins 11am
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

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 Softball vs. Saint Leo Doubleheader
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa – Naimoli Family Softball Complex
The Spartans hit the diamond for two games against the visiting Saint Leo Lions. This event is free and open to the public, so grab a seat and double up on the college softball action! UT Softball vs. Saint Leo Doubleheader

UT Women’s Lacrosse vs Embry Riddle
Begins 3pm
University of Tampa – Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex
The Spartans take to the field for a game against the visitors from Embry Riddle. Tickets are perfectly priced for a fun day at the field, so grab a seat for some top notch lacrosse competition! UT Women’s Lacrosse vs Embry Riddle

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils – Game 5
Begins 3pm
Amalie Arena
It’s playoff time in Tampa and the Lightning have a chance to exorcise the Devils. Downtown will be abuzz with postseason energy for this crucial game. Find some tickets (if you can) and cheer the Bolts on to victory! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils – Game 5

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

Best of Tampa Bay
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This all-you-can-eat food and drink extravaganza boasts more than 50 participants including Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and caterers, as well as wine, liquor, and craft beer tastings. Also, enjoy full open bars and five live bands! Since its inception 33 years ago, this signature fundraising event has generated more than $2.5 million for arts education programs. Best of Tampa Bay

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
This multi-talented collective reimagines contemporary hits in various styles, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown, and more. The songs are rendered by a rotating cast of musicians and singers in fashions that date back to a time of street corner harmonies, torch singers, and golden-voiced crooners. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

UT Spring Musical: Stardust
Begins 8pm
University of Tampa – Falk Theatre
Great songs never die, and this musical revue is a montage of some of the greatest songs ever written. What makes these song so distinct is the lyrics, all by the talented Mitchell Parish. UT Spring Musical: Stardust

Sunday, April 22

Earth Day
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
The Aquarium will focus on educating guests to raise awareness about conservation, sustainable living and protecting our Earth and its inhabitants for future generations. Throughout the Aquarium there will be fun animal and Earth Day facts along the exhibit pathway, special Earth Day-themed trail talks, and the Aquarium staff will highlight some of its animals that are endangered and in need of your help. Earth Day

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
Begins 11am
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

Museum Tour
Begins 12:30pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Enjoy a guided tour and Upstairs Downstairs theater performances featuring ASL interpretation. These tours and performances are open to the public. Upstairs Downstairs is an award-winning living history program consists of 8 single-character 30-minute monologues. The vignettes reveal American Gilded Age culture at the Hotel as experienced by the wealthy guests and working class employees. Museum Tour

UT Spring Musical: Stardust
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa – Falk Theatre
Great songs never die, and this musical revue is a montage of some of the greatest songs ever written. What makes these song so distinct is the lyrics, all by the talented Mitchell Parish. UT Spring Musical: Stardust

Tea for Tots
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Join Oxford Exchange for a read along of a popular children’s book. Tea and light food options will be available for parents and little ones. Tea for Tots

In the Time of the Butterflies
Begins at 3pm
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

Flipper
3pm to 4:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Filmed in the Keys and other Florida locations, Flipper is the story of Sandy, a boy who nurses an injured dolphin back to health against the wishes of his fisherman father who sees dolphins as competition for dwindling fish stocks. The two come to share a powerful friendship that can still teach us all something about the intelligence and affection of animals. Flipper

Megan Hilty
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Take a heavy serving of Marilyn Monroe, mix it with a dollop of Dolly Parton and Christina Applegate then add a dash of Kristin Chenoweth and you’ll have the extraordinary stage presence of Broadway musical star Megan Hilty. The rightful heir to the legendary line of explosive blonde superstars, Hilty appears for an intimate evening of song. Megan Hilty

Itzhak (2018)
5:45pm to 7:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak (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

SeaGrapes Wine & Food Festival
Saturday, April 28
The Florida Aquarium
Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other. Enjoy fantastic wine and sample delicious food while strolling among more than 7,000 animals and plants, all while supporting a good cause. There will be over 50 wines available to sample and more than 20 different local restaurant partners in attendance. The festive atmosphere will be backed by a variety of live entertainment throughout the Aquarium. SeaGrapes Wine & Food 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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