Downtown After Hours

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Thursday, April 25

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

Lands to Die For: Short Film Screening & Discussion
Begins 6pm
Lector Wine Shoppe & Social Club
In honor of Earth Day, enjoy this screening of the short documentary film, Lands to Die For. The film shows the fight happening in Honduras between the Garifuna, the government, and foreign investors. It ties land and people together and features several activists from the community. This event is free to attend. Lands to Die For: Short Film Screening & Discussion

Patel Conservatory presents Seussical, Jr.
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Performed by students in grades 5-8, this musical set in the world of Dr. Seuss features Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, the Whos, and more of your favorite characters. This adventure features toe-tapping and touching songs from Tony®-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and all the color and creativity you’d expect from an adventure in the world of Dr. Seuss. Patel Conservatory presents Seussical, Jr.

Spamilton: An American Parody
Shows Thursday through Sunday
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Don’t miss this parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, this show fulfills its manifest destiny by conquering Tampa for a limited time only. Spamilton: An American Parody

The Last Green Thread (2018)
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
In 2018 three friends set out on an expedition into the most rapidly developing landscape in Central Florida, traveling the narrowest and most imperiled wildlife corridor in the state. As the team discovers, nature and friendships are remarkably resilient – even when stretched to their utmost limits. But when things fall apart, especially on a scale as vast as 21st century suburbia, will we have the courage and resourcefulness to put them back together again? This is a free community screening. The Last Green Thread (2018)

Friday, April 26

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

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor will light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun. This evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants, and more takes place on the fourth Friday of every month! Fourth Friday

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
Begins 4pm
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

Movie Bingo Night
Begins 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Join Tampa Theatre for a pre-film happy hour and some fun, film-themed Bingo games. With encyclopedic knowledge of movies (and a little bit of luck), you could win Krispy Kreme doughnut vouchers, coffee and swag (valued at $100), a Tampa Theatre Membership (valued at $500), movie tickets, a pair of passes for the summer BeerFest, free popcorn for a whole year, and other great prizes! Plus, you’ll make some new friends and join a community of Bay-area movie lovers who support Tampa’s only non-profit Movie Palace. Movie Bingo Night

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

SunLit Festival: Poets & Reptiles
Begins 6pm
Lector Wine Shoppe & Social Club
Writers Cynthia Arrieu King, Caleb Michael Sarvis, C.H. Hooks, and Soham Patel will be sharing their fiction and poetry! This event is free to attend. SunLit Festival: Poets & Reptiles

Patel Conservatory presents Seussical, Jr.
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Performed by students in grades 5-8, this musical set in the world of Dr. Seuss features Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, the Whos, and more of your favorite characters. This adventure features toe-tapping and touching songs from Tony®-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and all the color and creativity you’d expect from an adventure in the world of Dr. Seuss. Patel Conservatory presents Seussical, Jr.

High Life (2019)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
In this trippy, ethereal new film from visionary director Claire Denis, Monte and his baby daughter are conscripted into a doomed and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. The crew, made up of death-row inmates and led by a doctor named Dibs with sinister motives and gruesome techniques, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. Starring Robert Pattinson, André Benjamin, formerly of Outkast, and Juliette Binoche. High Life (2019)

Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A writer. An artist. A philosopher. A musician. Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece about struggling bohemians in Paris defined a love-and-friendship genre that paved the way for RENT, Friends, The Breakfast Club and more. Scrambling to make ends meet, the friends and their lovers must resort to wits to get the resources they need to survive, haplessly falling in love along the way. Change comes, like the inevitability of winter, and forces the friends to find out what matters to them most. Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème

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. Late Night Brass will perform live. Friday Concerts in the Park

Saturday, April 27

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races
Begins 8am
Cotanchobee Park
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, downtown Tampa’s Garrison Channel will come alive with community, corporate and professional paddlers racing to the finish. On land at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park along the beautiful Riverwalk, people of all ages can enjoy food trucks, live music, entertainment, local merchants and fun activities. Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races

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

Patel Conservatory presents Seussical, Jr.
Shows at 10am, 1pm, and 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Performed by students in grades 5-8, this musical set in the world of Dr. Seuss features Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, the Whos, and more of your favorite characters. This adventure features toe-tapping and touching songs from Tony®-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and all the color and creativity you’d expect from an adventure in the world of Dr. Seuss.  Patel Conservatory presents Seussical, Jr.

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
11am to 10pm
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

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

Spring Into Dance
Begins at Noon
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The spring recital features students enrolled in Beginning Dance 2, Beginning Dance 3 and Primary. 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. Spring Into Dance

Sing-Along Frozen (2013)
3pm to 4:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The story of the reconciliation and re-connection of Princess Elsa and her sister Ana is a different kind of love story than the usual princess movie – and it’s one that everyone can connect with. So run through those vocal exercises, dress as your favorite princess, reindeer or snowman, leave your self-doubt at home and come belt one out with a thousand of your closest friends at Sing-Along Frozen. Sing-Along Frozen (2013)

Breakin’ Out
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The spring recital features students in Preparatory tap, Level 1A jazz and tap, Level 1B jazz, Young Children’s Tap Gr. K, Young Children’s Tap Gr. 1-2, Young Children’s Tap Gr. 3-5 and Intermediate Just for Kicks. Breakin’ Out

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

High Life (2019)
Shows at 6:30pm and 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
In this trippy, ethereal new film from visionary director Claire Denis, Monte and his baby daughter are conscripted into a doomed and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. The crew, made up of death-row inmates and led by a doctor named Dibs with sinister motives and gruesome techniques, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. Starring Robert Pattinson, André Benjamin, formerly of Outkast, and Juliette Binoche. High Life (2019)

Sunday, April 28

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

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
11am to 6pm
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

Patel Conservatory presents Seussical, Jr.
Shows at 1pm and 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Performed by students in grades 5-8, this musical set in the world of Dr. Seuss features Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, the Whos, and more of your favorite characters. This adventure features toe-tapping and touching songs from Tony®-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and all the color and creativity you’d expect from an adventure in the world of Dr. Seuss. Patel Conservatory presents Seussical, Jr.

Poetry Reading & Book Signing with Victoria Dym
Begins 2pm
Lector Wine Shoppe & Social Club
In honor of National Poetry Month, Victoria Dym will be reading from her newly published book of poems, When the Walls Cave In. This event is free to attend. Poetry Reading & Book Signing with Victoria Dym

Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A writer. An artist. A philosopher. A musician. Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece about struggling bohemians in Paris defined a love-and-friendship genre that paved the way for RENT, Friends, The Breakfast Club and more. Scrambling to make ends meet, the friends and their lovers must resort to wits to get the resources they need to survive, haplessly falling in love along the way. Change comes, like the inevitability of winter, and forces the friends to find out what matters to them most. Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème

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

tea for tots
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Enjoy some afternoon tea and a read along! The featured book isIf You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Tea and light fare included with price of entry, and books can be purchased separately. tea for tots

Sing-Along Frozen (2013)
3pm to 4:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The story of the reconciliation and re-connection of Princess Elsa and her sister Ana is a different kind of love story than the usual princess movie – and it’s one that everyone can connect with. So run through those vocal exercises, dress as your favorite princess, reindeer or snowman, leave your self-doubt at home and come belt one out with a thousand of your closest friends at Sing-Along Frozen. Sing-Along Frozen (2013)

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

High Life (2019)
7pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
In this trippy, ethereal new film from visionary director Claire Denis, Monte and his baby daughter are conscripted into a doomed and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. The crew, made up of death-row inmates and led by a doctor named Dibs with sinister motives and gruesome techniques, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. Starring Robert Pattinson, André Benjamin, formerly of Outkast, and Juliette Binoche. High Life (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 Riverfest 2019

Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4

Tampa Riverwalk
This free community event celebrating the Tampa waterfront will include a full concert line-up, wiener dog derby, Gasparilla stand-up paddle board Invasion, Tampa Bay Pride Band, TacoFest, beer bars, margarita bar, a blessing of the fleet, Taste of the Riverwalk, Hillsborough County School kid performances, and much more. Tampa Riverfest 2019

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
Mercy Me – May 5
The Millennium Tour – May 11
Ariana Grande – May 28
Luis Miguel – June 25
Adam Sandler – June 29
Hugh Jackman – July 5
Jeff Lynne’s ELO – July 7
Anuel AA – July 21
Shawn Mendes – July 27
Lionel Richie – July 28
Queen + Adam Lambert – August 18
Hope 2019 – September 7
Disturbed – September 21
The Who – September 22
Phil Collins – September 26
The Chainsmokers – October 25
Elton John – November 4
Bad Bunny – December 8

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Contemporary Performance – April 19 to August 31
Olivia Parker: Vanishing in Plain Sight – April 19 to August 31
Cityscape Photography – April 25
A Concise History of Photography – April 28
Viktor Freso – May 12 to June 15

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
Positive Parenting Program – Through April 29
Story Time with Elephant & Piggie – April 19 to 28
Fourth Friday Drop-off Camp – April 26

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

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Curator Talk – April 28

Jobsite Theater
Hedda – May 10 to June 2
Constellations – July 12 to August 4

The John F. Germany Public Library
Exploration Club – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
STEAM Club – April 25

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria – May 30 to June 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Spamilton: An American Parody – Through May 12
Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème – April 26 and 28
Breakin’ Out – April 27
Spring Into Dance – April 27
Spring Music Spectacular: Music Made in America – May 1
Arts Legacy REMIX: Global Storytellers – May 3
Evening of Dance – May 3
The Florida Orchestra – Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 – May 3
The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory, Mal and Parks – May 3
Opera Tampa Grand Gala 2019 – May 4
Beginning Dance 1 Recitals – May 4
Tampa Bay Symphony presents Sibelius’s Might Second – May 5
Anastasia – May 7 to May 12
Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen – May 8 to June 2
Live & Local – Carlos Peña – May 10
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center
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
Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection – June 20 to October 6

Tampa Theatre
The Last Green Thread – April 25
Movie Bingo Night – April 26
High Life – April 26
Sing-Along Frozen – April 27 and 28
Jenna Hager – May 2
Wild Nights with Emily – May 3
Cabaret – May 3
Planes – May 11
Carl Hiaasen – May 14
Joe Jackson: Four Decades Tour – May 25
Laura Ingraham & Raymond Arroyo – June 1
Platon – June 6
Because of Sam “First Look” Screening – July 29
Jim Jefferies – September 13
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28
Nate Bargatze – October 17

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 PRIMAL MVMT – 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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DOWNTOWN AFTER HOURS is your guide to planning your downtown after hours activities, brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership. A supplement to your Monday Morning Memo, After Hours is a weekly publication issued every Thursday afternoon.
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