Downtown After Hours

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday, April 5

IOA Corporate 5K
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This event is designed for teams and individuals. Participants create a team and invite friends to join up and compete for fun. Find a team, join up, and have some fun! IOA Corporate 5K

Rock the Park
6pm to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Listen to some great musical talent in a beautiful, relaxing setting. This month’s show features GoldenEra, The Young Something, and Kolby Stancil. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park

Happy Hour Concert: Fiesta!
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A concert with Latin flair, including music from Astor Piazzolla and more. Jeff Tyzik will conduct. Enjoy the spirited mix of live symphonic music, free drinks and snacks, and a meet-and-greet with TFO musicians. Complimentary beverages include Cigar City beer and Tito’s Handmade Vodka drinks. Happy Hour Concert: Fiesta!

mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This high-octane musical includes every song from Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Green Day’s American Idiot

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live
9:30pm to 11:15pm
Tampa Theatre
An experiential production that takes audiences on a prehistoric journey into a new dimension, where they get to meet a menagerie of insects, mammals, and dinosaurs that roamed the planet millions of years ago. Featuring a large-scale cast of life-sized dinosaur puppets brought to life by sophisticated design, theatrical presentation, and puppet mastery, these amazingly life-like dinosaur recreations connect children to paleontology in a fun and informative setting. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Isle of Dogs (2018)
9:30pm to 11:15pm
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)

Friday, April 6

Do the Local Motion: Riverwalk Monuments, Part 2
Noon to 1pm
Poe Plaza
Do the Local Motion is a healthy and social way to enjoy your lunch hour and learn interesting tidbits about Tampa’s Downtown! Walks are free but a $5 donation is appreciated to fight childhood hunger in our community. Do the Local Motion

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Shows at 5:45pm and 8:30pm
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)

Art Meets Jazz
Begins 6pm
Barrymore Hotel
Enjoy an evening of live smooth jazz saxophone music by professional musician Johnny Magnuson, a delicious dinner provided by WaterWorks Bar & Grill, and an art exhibition by local Tampa artists. Art Meets Jazz

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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning finish off their regular season home slate with a game against the visiting Buffalo Sabres. This is the last home game before playoff hockey, so grab a seat, cheer on the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres

mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This high-octane musical includes every song from Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Green Day’s American Idiot

The Florida Orchestra – R&B Legends with Michael Lynche
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
American Idol star Michael Lynche will join forces with top pops arranger Jeff Tyzik to perform the music of James Brown, Otis Redding, Luther Vandross and Marvin Gaye. The Florida Orchestra

Saturday, April 7

Day of Discovery
Begins 8am
The Florida Aquarium
Experience unique programming, animal encounters, and animal enrichment craft projects with lights and sounds adapted for individuals with sensory differences and their families. The 501st Legion and Rebel Forces will join in for the morning for photo ops and fun. Day of Discovery

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

South Of Southern
Begins 11am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Grab a ticket for the first annual South Of Southern! This event will celebrate life in the tropics and shine a spotlight on some of the talented artists of the Bay area. There will be live music all day, plus visual art installations and culinary expressions that were inspired and created right here in Tampa Bay. This event is set to be an exciting display of some of the best things our city has to offer! South Of Southern

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
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)

mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This high-octane musical includes every song from Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Green Day’s American Idiot

Sunday, April 8

UT Women’s Tennis vs. Lynn
Begins 10am
University of Tampa – Martinez Athletics Center
The Spartans hit the hardcourt to defend their turf against the visiting Lynn University Fighting Knights. This event is free and open to the public, so grab a seat and catch some college tennis action! UT Women’s Tennis vs. Lynn

FLASH!: Writing the Very Short Story
11am to 2:30pm
Oxford Exchange
This event is a must-see for writers. John Dufresne will host a workshop for short-form writing. Participants will also receive a copy of Flash!: Writing the Very Short Story. FLASH!: Writing the Very Short Story

Prxject Brunch
Begins 11am
The Attic
Enjoyable a bottomless mimosa bar, mouthwatering menu, and a refreshing mix of throwback and new Hip Hop and R&B. Join an innovative group of young professionals in this soulful vibe. Redefine Sunday and put the fun back in the end of the weekend! Prxject Brunch

mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This high-octane musical includes every song from Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album. Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Green Day’s American Idiot

Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series – The Philadelphia Brass
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa – Sykes Chapel
This ensemble was founded in 1988 by professional musicians in Eastern Pennsylvania to pursue goals of performing the best brass quintet literature of all periods and styles. The Philadelphia Brass has since gone on to commission and perform important premieres of new works and has collaborated with other musicians and ensembles in numerous concerts and recordings. Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series

An American Tail
3pm to 4:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Life’s hard in Russia, even for mice. In the middle of a Hanukkah celebration, Fievel Mousekewitz and the rest of his family are torn from their home by evil cats and sent on an adventure in New York City. Fievel must make friends with the locals and find his way back to his loved ones. This film puts a gripping and inspiring family story in the middle of an insightful historical allegory. An American Tail

Isle of Dogs (2018)
6pm to 7:45pm
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)

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

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22
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

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
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – April 6
Lorde – April 11
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
Isle of Dogs – Through April 11
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live – April 5
An American Tail – April 8
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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