Downtown After Hours

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6

IOA Corporate 5K
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
A celebration of workplace wellness, bringing together organizations and individuals from throughout the community for a fun evening of fitness, networking, community pride, music, entertainment, and a whole lot more! IOA Corporate 5K.

Rock the Park
Begins 6:30pm
Kiley Gardens
A free monthly music series showcasing musical talents of all genres. Spread the word and invite your friends! This month’s show features BUNCH from Mobile, Alabama, Flow Sisters, and Mountain Holler. Rock the Park.

Honors Recital
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Exceptional students from the private lesson department of the music program perform on this evening honors recital of classical and contemporary music. Students invited to perform on this recital passed an audition and jury adjudication. Honors Recital.

Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Mick Dowd is hired once a year to disinter the bones in certain sections of the local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his wife, rumors surrounding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago begin to resurface. Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara.

Friday, April 7

Do the Local Motion
Noon to 1pm
Poe Plaza
A lunchtime walking tour featuring the Tampa Firefighters Museum. The tour is free, however, a suggested donation of $5.00 is appreciated to help feed a hungry child in our community. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit programs of Where Love Grows. Do the Local Motion.

First Friday at the Museum
Begins 5pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort hotel museum, enjoy live music on the veranda from Matt Weihmuller’s Jazz Trio, and share a treat with friends at the tastings table. Experience the magic of the Museum at dusk! First Friday at the Museum.

Cigar City Nights
Begins 5:30pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Guests will enjoy a night overlooking the UT minarets while enjoying premium cigars, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and spirits. Live entertainment completes the setting for this fun event. Cigar City Nights.

UT Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans battle the Sailfish in the first of three softball games this weekend. UT Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic.

Toni Erdmann
6:45pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
A document of a particular moment in time – the senescence of the Boomer generation, the transition of their children into positions of cultural power and caretaking, and the natural generational conflict that can result. Shown in German with English subtitles. Toni Erdmann.

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.

Doublewide Texas
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. The rollicking mayhem of this comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. Doublewide Texas.

Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Mick Dowd is hired once a year to disinter the bones in certain sections of the local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his wife, rumors surrounding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago begin to resurface. Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara.

Tosca
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Puccini’s riveting melodrama of escape, pursuit, torture, and murder culminates in Tosca’s gripping battle to try to save everything she believes in – art, love and life itself. Tosca is sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Tosca.

Bianca Del Rio – Not Today Satan Tour
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is a self-professed “clown in a gown.” This hilariously hateful comic is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humor, but her victims hardly have time to feel the sting before she zips on to the next topic. Bianca Del Rio – Not Today Satan Tour.

Weird Science (1985)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
Two teenage outcasts design their perfect woman on a computer, and a freak electrical accident brings her to life in the form of the a superhuman named Lisa. She outfits the teens in cool clothes, gives them a sports car, and helps them stand up to jerks. But, all the while, the boys must hide Lisa’s existence from family members. Weird Science (1985).

Saturday, April 8

Tampa Home & Garden Show
Begins 11am
Tampa Convention Center
This event is open to the public. For discounts or free admission, guests can visit their local Home Depot and Walgreens stores. Tampa Home & Garden Show.

UT Women’s Lacrosse vs. Florida Southern
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans take up the sticks and head for the field to defend their home turf in a lacrosse battle. UT Women’s Lacrosse vs. Florida Southern.

UT Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic Doubleheader
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans return to the diamond to battle the Sailfish in two straight games. UT Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic.

Look to the Sky (2017)
Begins 2pm
Tampa Theatre
Join filmmaker Brett Culp for the world premiere of his inspiring new documentary. Look To The Sky weaves together the uplifting true stories of young people who have demonstrated the spirit of Superman. Proceeds from the screening will benefit Starting Right, Now. Look to the Sky (2017).

VISION Experience
Begins 4pm
Aloft Hotel Downtown Tampa
A curated sensory exhibition of art, music, and design. The event will be filled with art installations and spaces that focus on turning creative information into an engaging experience for all attendees. The mission is to make all guests feel like artists by creating an artsy experience in unique spaces. VISION Experience.

Toni Erdmann
Shows at 5pm and 8:45pm
Tampa Theatre
A document of a particular moment in time – the senescence of the Boomer generation, the transition of their children into positions of cultural power and caretaking, and the natural generational conflict that can result. Shown in German with English subtitles. Toni Erdmann.

Chillounge Night
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The park will transform into the ultimate outdoor lounge under the stars. Three live band performances will be featured). The evening entertainment lineup will also include a fashion show, the colorful Brazilian Samba Parade, and National Anthem by Jay Rosenberg. Plus, no evening is complete without a sparkling firework display. Chillounge Night.

Doublewide Texas
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. The rollicking mayhem of this comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. Doublewide Texas.

Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Mick Dowd is hired once a year to disinter the bones in certain sections of the local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his wife, rumors surrounding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago begin to resurface. Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara.

Arijit Singh Live in Concert
Begins 8:30pm
Amalie Arena
Arijit Singh, a trained classical Indian Playback Singer, is making his Tampa debut. Recently, Singh has made history with his concert tours. He has won awards for his live performances in India and abroad. Arijit Singh Live in Concert.

Sunday, April 9

Tampa Home & Garden Show
Begins 11am
Tampa Convention Center
This event is open to the public. For discounts or free admission, guests can visit their local Home Depot and Walgreens stores. Tampa Home & Garden Show.

Amy Morgan – Live & Local
11:45am to 1:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Amy Morgan is a jazz vocalist who has been performing professionally in the Tampa Bay area for over eight years. She has sang venues large and small; from 17 piece big-band benefit shows to many intimate restaurant settings. Amy Morgan – Live & Local.

Tosca
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Puccini’s riveting melodrama of escape, pursuit, torture, and murder culminates in Tosca’s gripping battle to try to save everything she believes in – art, love and life itself. Tosca is sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Tosca.

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
A brilliant, bizarre road-trip flick set in a world without functional grown-ups. This film employs a totally original species of absurdist comedy that’s funny no matter your age. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985).

Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Mick Dowd is hired once a year to disinter the bones in certain sections of the local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his wife, rumors surrounding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago begin to resurface. Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara.

33rd Annual Sunday in the Arts
5pm to 9pm
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa
A gala evening of music, visual art, wearable art, and hors d’oeuvres. The art on exhibit is from invited guest professional artists along with talented LDDA members. All visual art and wearable art and jewelry on display will be for sale. 33rd Annual Sunday in the Arts.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres
Begins 5pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Buffalo Sabres in the final game of the regular season. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres.

Toni Erdmann
6pm to 8:45pm
Tampa Theatre
A document of a particular moment in time – the senescence of the Boomer generation, the transition of their children into positions of cultural power and caretaking, and the natural generational conflict that can result. Shown in German with English subtitles. Toni Erdmann.

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 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
Arijit Singh Live in Concert – April 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – April 9
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
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December
The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24
The Boomer List, Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – April 28 to June 16
Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – May 13 to June 16
International Photography Competition 2017 – June 23 to August 18

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Tampa in the Trenches: WWI 100th Anniversary – April 8
Movies @ the Library: Deepwater Horizon – April 14

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
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Impromptu Players – Doublewide, Texas – April 7 and 8
Avenue Q – May 4 to 21
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara – Through April 9
Honors Recital – April 6
Bel Canto Society Reception – April 7
Bianca Del Rio – Not Today Satan Tour – April 7
Amy Morgan – Live & Local
Tosca – April 9
Rock School Blowout – April 9
One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship, and Shoes – April 11 to 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

Tampa Bay History Center
Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark – March 18 to May 21
Tampa Bay’s Waterfront – Its History and Development – April 5

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
Toni Erdmann – April 7 to 11
Weird Science – April 7
Look to the Sky – April 8
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – April 9
Frantz – April 12
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
Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – April 7
Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – April 8
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Florida Southern – April 8
PNC Bank Concert Artist Series – Alexander Frey, pianist – April 9
Tampa vs Eckerd – April 11
Trio De Minaret – April 11
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

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 –
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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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