Downtown After Hours

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27

An Evening of Art and Jazz
Begins 6pm
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
This event features the smooth sounds from Orlando-based saxophonist Johnny Mag Sax and art from Rustic Steel Creations. There will be complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary drink per guest. You don’t want to miss this! An Evening of Art and Jazz.

Network After Work Tampa
Begins 6pm
Aloft Hotel
Make quality connections in a relaxed and upbeat atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to fuel your career or business goals. Network After Work Tampa.

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.

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this hilarious new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Getaway Tour
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Downtown will be rocking when three time Grammy winning band, Red Hot Chili Peppers take the stage. The band brings over 30 years of top hits to this exciting show! Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Getaway Tour.

Friday, April 28

Fourth Friday
4pm to 9pm
Downtown Tampa
A celebration of Downtown Tampa and Ybor City’s rich arts and culture scene. Museums and performing arts venues offer extended hours, free or value-added admission, and/or special programming. While visiting the venues during the event hours, pick up a Fourth Friday wristband for access to food and drink specials at participating bars and restaurants. Fourth Friday. See April’s schedule.

98ROCKFEST
Begins 5pm
Amalie Arena
This event kicks off with a pre-show headlined by Starset and include performances by Dinosaur Pile-Up, Loose Talk and 98ROCK’s Skratch ‘N Sniff. The main show will be headlined by Soundgarden, and feature performances by A Day to Remember, Pierce the Veil, Highly Suspect, Nothing More, and Beartooth. 98ROCKFEST.

UT Softball vs. Florida Southern
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans look to defend the diamond against the visiting Moccasins. UT Softball vs. Florida Southern.

Tampa Equality Connection
Begins 6pm
Stageworks Theatre
Learn about Equality Florida’s work, stay for a special Avenue Q performance, and get your picture taken with one of the Avenue Q puppets! Drop in to mingle, enjoy complimentary appetizers, and learn how you can get involved with bringing full LGBT equality to our state. A cash bar will be available. Tampa Equality Connection.

Downtown Tampa Food Reggae & Rum Festival
Begins 7pm
Jamaica Tropicale Grill
Jam out to live tunes from Caribbean Vibes, Tampa’s number one Reggae band, Sir Errol and Lady Britney while you sip and snack. Reggae & Rum Festival.

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.

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.

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this hilarious new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.

Critical Mass Tampa Bay – April Showers Ride
Begins 7:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Bring your waterguns, squirt bottles, and anything else you can think of to cool down the ride. As always, the only rule is no gaps, so try to impress with your watergun handlebar holster ingenuity! Critical Mass Tampa Bay – April Showers Ride.

Symphonie Fantastique – The Florida Orchestra
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Through music, the orchestra tells the story of French composer Hector Berlioz in his Symphonie Fantastique, a self-portrait of an artist’s destructive passion for his beloved. Michael Francis conducts. Symphonie Fantastique – 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.

Saturday, April 29

Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races
8am to 6pm
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
This new fundraiser brings the community together, promotes health and wellness and highlights the beautiful Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races.

Day of Discovery
8am to 9:15am
Florida Aquarium
This event offers a special Aquarium experience with unique programming, animal encounters and animal enrichment craft projects, as well as light and sounds for children and families with special needs. Day of Discovery.

4th Annual Tampa Bay Walk for Wishes
Begins 8am
Water Works Park
A nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates over 270,000 wishes granted, while raising funds for future wishes. This family-friendly event is powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends. Help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. 4th Annual Tampa Bay Walk for Wishes.

Tampa’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl
Begins 2pm
Begins at Pokey’s
Hit some of Downtown Tampa’s favorite bars and get a free drink, shirt, transportation, and raffle ticket along the way. Tampa’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl.

Colossal
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
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.

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this hilarious new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.

Mayor’s Mac and Cheese Throwdown
Begins 3pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This free, signature event celebrates numerous local Tampa restaurants and their version of the culinary favorite. Sampling tickets can be purchased on site to try various styles of the classic dish. There will be live entertainment of local and regional musical talent, craft beer and wine vendors, and activities for all ages. Mayor’s Mac and Cheese Throwdown.

Inner Engineering with Sadhguru
4:30pm to 8:30pm
Tampa Convention Center
Establish clarity, health and joy in your life! This is a unique opportunity to learn the life transforming Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya directly from Sadhguru as he rarely conducts these programs in person. This advanced level program has been experienced by thousands of people in North America and worldwide in a day and a half format. Inner Engineering with Sadhguru.

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 5 live bands. Best of Tampa Bay.

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.

Sunday, April 30

Inner Engineering with Sadhguru
7:30am to 8pm
Tampa Convention Center
Establish clarity, health and joy in your life! This is a unique opportunity to learn the life transforming Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya directly from Sadhguru as he rarely conducts these programs in person. This advanced level program has been experienced by thousands of people in North America and worldwide in a day and a half format. Inner Engineering with Sadhguru.

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 Princess Bride (1987)
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
See the classic storybook film in the perfect setting. Before the film, Family Favorites presenting sponsor, Bank of America, will be giving away free commemorative photos in the lobby. The Princess Bride (1987).

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.

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.

Painting with a Twist
Begins 7pm
Florida Aquarium
Head to the aquarium to paint for a great cause! A cash bar is available for beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. Snacks will be available for purchase. Attendees also will be entered into a drawing to win general admission tickets to the annual SeaGrapes Wine and Food event. Painting with a Twist at the Aquarium.

An Evening of Song with Aaron Tveit
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Aaron Tveit, who created the role of Gabe Goodman in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next To Normal, began his Broadway career when a mock audition for RENT during a college acting class turned into the real thing, landing him a role on the national tour. This undeniable “it” factor led him to Grease Live! on Fox, Gossip Girl and in the film version of Les Misérables. An Evening of song with Aaron Tveit.

Let’s Play Live
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The future of entertainment events is here. This nerdcore fantasy unites gamers in an outrageous evening of insanity and energy with YouTube game channel stars from Achievement Hunter and Funhaus. See them square off on stage for a non-stop frenzy of gaming and comedy. Let’s Play Live.

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this hilarious new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.

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

Arts & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
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
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 – Through April 30
Spring Music Spectacular: A Concert for Peace – May 3
Evening of Dance – May 5
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Avenue Q – May 4 to 21
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Azure Sky in Ozhua – Through April 30
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
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I – May 2 to 7
Spring Music Spectacular: A Concert for Peace – May 3
RiverFest – Secret Walls – May 6 and 7
Lumina Youth Choirs Spring Sing – May 6
Private Lesson Recitals – May 6
Tampa Bay Symphony Dazzling Inspirations – May 7
That’s the Spirit – May 11
Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? – May 12
The American Songbook: Then and Now – The Florida Orchestra – May 12

Tampa Bay History Center
Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark – Through May 21
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
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10
Pride & Passion – April 29

Tampa Theatre
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
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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