Downtown After Hours

Monday, August 20, 2018

Thursday, August 16

3rd Thursdays
6pm to 10pm
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. Over ten gourmet food trucks will be on site, offering everything from burgers to vegetarian bites and much more. This is a spectacular way to spend a Thursday evening in Downtown Tampa! 3rd Thursdays

Eighth Grade (2018)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
During the last week of middle school, slouchy, shy Kayla is put through all manner of tests, as she and her classmates participate in a live-shooter drill, accept their “superlative” awards (Kayla wins “Most Quiet”), throw pool parties, and take an orientation trip to their future high school. With the camera following Kayla like a helicopter parent, we watch as she tries (and mostly fails) to connect with her would-be friends – arriving at said party with a lame birthday present and making awkward small talk with her oblivious crush. Eighth Grade (2018)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
The gold glitter standard of queerglam rocker musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows German immigrant-turned-transgender-Kansas-trailer-park-wannabe-rock-goddess Hedwig Robinson during one life-changing night of her musical act. Full of TMI, towering go-go boots and cult hits, this campy romp reveals the blistering realities of self-acceptance that defy gender identity. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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, August 17

Bolts Brew Fest
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
This event will include craft beer, oversized games, Lightning personalities, and more! There will be more than 100 craft beer varieties from more than 50 local and national breweries for individuals to choose from at the event. Bolts Brew Fest

The King
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
The film tells the story of a poor little boy who became a king: Elvis’ penniless childhood and rough upbringing, his contentious early performance of African-American music, the peaks of his stardom and the valleys of his addictions and dissolution. But it ties that story of the meteoric rise and rapid downfall of the King and his country as well. The King

Ugly Lies the Bone
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This award-winning play chronicles the homecoming of a newly-discharged female American soldier to Titusville, Florida. When she returns, Jess is still coming to terms with her own physical and emotional scars as she grapples with the question of ‘What now?’ As she undergoes a new innovative recovery process involving virtual reality, she builds a new world where she can begin to heal herself. Ugly Lies the Bone

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
The gold glitter standard of queerglam rocker musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows German immigrant-turned-transgender-Kansas-trailer-park-wannabe-rock-goddess Hedwig Robinson during one life-changing night of her musical act. Full of TMI, towering go-go boots and cult hits, this campy romp reveals the blistering realities of self-acceptance that defy gender identity. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
This film details a period of about 50 years during which civilization advanced so rapidly it began to warp and distort the world itself; from some perspectives, a period in which everything began to fall apart. Koyaanisqatsi, as the film itself takes time to explain, is a Hopi word meaning approximately “life out of balance.” See your own world in a new way, exactly how you’ve seen it a million times before. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Saturday, August 18

The Incredible Duck Race
Begins 10am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The Kiwanis Club of Tampa will race 10,000 rubber ducks down the Hillsborough River for charity. Attendance is free and there will be activities for the kids, food trucks, and a duck mascot leading up to the race. The Incredible Duck Race

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

Goody Goody®: Past Present and Future (2018)
2pm to 3pm
Tampa Theatre
This sweet documentary debut by the award-winning team of Lynn Dingfelder and Larry Wiezycki (JFK in Tampa) chronicles the reimagining and rebirth of Goody Goody® in 2016 after its closing in 2005. Hear stories from longtime customers, discover what’s in the restaurant’s “secret sauce,” and savor all the interesting ingredients that make up this iconic Tampa eatery. Following the screening, stick around for a discussion and audience Q&A with Goody Goody® owner Richard Gonzmart, the filmmakers, and Tampa Theatre CEO John Bell, moderated by Colette Bancroft of the Tampa Bay Times. Goody Goody®: Past Present and Future (2018)

Ugly Lies the Bone
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This award-winning play chronicles the homecoming of a newly-discharged female American soldier to Titusville, Florida. When she returns, Jess is still coming to terms with her own physical and emotional scars as she grapples with the question of ‘What now?’ As she undergoes a new innovative recovery process involving virtual reality, she builds a new world where she can begin to heal herself. Ugly Lies the Bone

The King
Shows at 4:45pm and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The film tells the story of a poor little boy who became a king: Elvis’ penniless childhood and rough upbringing, his contentious early performance of African-American music, the peaks of his stardom and the valleys of his addictions and dissolution. But it ties that story of the meteoric rise and rapid downfall of the King and his country as well. The King

Journey & Def Leppard
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Promising to be an incredible performance, two of the world’s greatest rock bands are teaming up for a massive co-headlining show. The concert will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their greatest hits. Classic rock fans will not want to miss this dynamic duo! Journey & Def Leppard

TPA’s Silent Disco
Begins 8pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Get ready to dance the night away at the Museum! Silent Discos, which have become popular at major music festivals such as Bonnaroo and Coachella, require dancers to wear wireless headphones that pick up the music instead of a speaker system. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase. TPA’s Silent Disco

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
The gold glitter standard of queerglam rocker musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows German immigrant-turned-transgender-Kansas-trailer-park-wannabe-rock-goddess Hedwig Robinson during one life-changing night of her musical act. Full of TMI, towering go-go boots and cult hits, this campy romp reveals the blistering realities of self-acceptance that defy gender identity. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Sunday, August 19

Social Media Photography Blogging Bootcamp
Begins 1pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Showcase your photography through online blogging. Connect with your audience and build a strong online community. An overview of the social media landscape and an understanding of social media platforms available. An overview of the tools needed to produce engagement and conversions. Social Media Photography Blogging Bootcamp

How to Read Like a Writer: A Workshop with Roy Peter Clark
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Roy Peter Clark has been called “America’s writing coach.” Over the last decade, he has authored five books on reading, writing and language. In this workshop, Roy will lead participants on a journey of discovery into the heart and soul of practical English. How to Read Like a Writer: A Workshop with Roy Peter Clark

Ugly Lies the Bone
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
This award-winning play chronicles the homecoming of a newly-discharged female American soldier to Titusville, Florida. When she returns, Jess is still coming to terms with her own physical and emotional scars as she grapples with the question of ‘What now?’ As she undergoes a new innovative recovery process involving virtual reality, she builds a new world where she can begin to heal herself. Ugly Lies the Bone

Blazing Saddles (1974)
3pm to 4:30pm
Tampa Theatre
When the sheriff of Rock Ridge is run out of town, convict Bart is appointed the first black sheriff of the all-white township. But the evil Hedley Lamarr never meant for him to succeed at all. Enlisting the help of the town drunk, Bart embarks on a plan to save the town of Rock Ridge. But it’s the wild and frenetic humor, veering from the gross to the surreal, is really what keeps Blazing Saddles near the top of every list of best movie comedies of all time. Starring Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, and Gene Wilder. Blazing Saddles (1974)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Begins 4pm
Jobsite Theater
The gold glitter standard of queerglam rocker musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows German immigrant-turned-transgender-Kansas-trailer-park-wannabe-rock-goddess Hedwig Robinson during one life-changing night of her musical act. Full of TMI, towering go-go boots and cult hits, this campy romp reveals the blistering realities of self-acceptance that defy gender identity. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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

The King
6:15pm to 8pm
Tampa Theatre
The film tells the story of a poor little boy who became a king: Elvis’ penniless childhood and rough upbringing, his contentious early performance of African-American music, the peaks of his stardom and the valleys of his addictions and dissolution. But it ties that story of the meteoric rise and rapid downfall of the King and his country as well. The King

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

Summer of Rum Festival
Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Drink a slew of rum drinks from a variety of brands. Whether its a frozen daiquiri, pina colada, rum runner, Cuba Libre, dark &sStormy, or a rum-a-rita, this festival will be serving all of your favorite summer time drinks! Summer of Rum 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 and Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Bolts Brew Fest – August 17
Journey & Def Leppard – August 18
Monster Jam – August 25
Paul Simon – September 7
Scorpions – September 14
15th Anniversary Freestyle Explosion Concert – September 15
Nick Cannon presents: Wild ‘N Out Live – September 16
Game of Thrones – September 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – October 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vancouver Canucks – October 11
Romeo Santos – October 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings
Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference – October 25 to 27
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils – October 30
Twenty One Pilots – November 3
Elton John – November 28
Fleetwood Mac – February 18, 2019
P!nk – March 3, 2019
Shawn Mendes – July 27, 2019

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
The Business of Art – Through September 1
Photography 101: August – Through August 29
Bruce Dale: Artist Talk – August 24
Applying the Language of Photography to Bookmaking – August 26
Photography 101 Express: September 2018 – September 8
Photoshop for Beginners – September 10 to October 1
Disaster to Done: Organizing your Family Photos – October 23
Aesthetics and Perception of Advanced Digital Collage – October 27 and 28
Beyond the Lens – Through September 30
Tampa Photo Laureates – Through to September 30
Visual Story Telling through Fine Art Photography – July 29

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Back to Cool – Through August 31
Wee Ones Art Studio – Through August 24
Positive Parenting Program – Through August 27
Development Checkups – August 20
Grown Up Night – August 24
Back to Football with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – August 25 and 26
Museum Closed – August 27 to 29
Sportstember – September 1 to 30
$8 Admission – September 1 to 30
Good Food Good Mood – September 1 to 3
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – September 4
Museum Closed – September 7
Late Opening – September 8
Grandparents’ Day – September 9
Development Checkups – September 10
Mind Map: A Mindfulness Program – September 12
Birthday Bash! Free Admission – September 22 and 23

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

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Blue Star Museums – Through September 2
Imperial Designs – Through December 31

Jobsite Theater
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – August 17 to September 9
Edgar & Emily – October 12 to November 9
Othello – January 11 to February 3
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] – March 15 to April 17

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
Movies @ the Library: Dunkirk – August 17
Sewing: Market Bag – August 18 and 25
ABCs and 123s of Yoga – August 22
DIY Crafting: Origami Organizer – August 26

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Ugly Lies the Bone – Through August 19
Staged Reading Fundraiser: Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park – August 24 and 25
Jan Roberts in On the Road: A One Helluva Woman Show – September 9
Judgment at Nuremberg – September 27 to October 14
The Revolutionists – November 2 to 18
The Winter Wonderettes – December 6 to 23

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Latin Nights – August 16
2018 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – Neighbors – August 31
Daniel Girón Live in Concert – September 7
Crossdresser for Christ – The Musicla starring Ginger Minj – September 8
12th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Benefit – September 15
Chicago – September 18 to 23
Rocky Bleier in THE PLAY – September 21 to 23
The Florida Orchesta – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 – September 28
Lucia Micarelli – September 29
Valley’s End Album Release Party “Coming Home” with Andrew Osenga – September 29
Hari Kondabolu – October 5
The Florida Orchestra – Bernstein’s Broadway – October 5
Silly Sam the Music Man – October 6
Brian Kilmeade – America: Great from the Start – October 19

Tampa Bay History Center
Blue Star Museum Program – Through September 3
Florida Conversations: Voices from Mariel – September 12
Sangria and Stories: Navigating in the Age Before GPS – September 20
TBHC/OLLI Course: A History of Conservation: A Bird’s Eye View – September 26
Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour – September 29
My Doll and Me: Felicity – September 29
Florida Conversations: Birding and Nature Festival Keynote Speaker Jack Davis – October 11
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – October 13

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
Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell And Jesús Rafael Soto – Through September 30
From Muse and Myth to Figure and Gesture – Through August 19
CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture – September 22
Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre
Eighth Grade – Through August 16
Koyaanisqati – August 17
Goody Goody: Past Present and Future – August 18
Blazing Saddles – August 19
Sing-Along The Greatest Showman – August 23
The Wizard of Oz – August 26
Casablanca – September 2
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28
Iron & Wine – November 15
Raffi – Januaury 19
Winefest 2019 – February 22 and 23
Hollywood Awards Night – February 24
Welcome to Night Vale – February 28

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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VKNG Drip – 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, 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.

About Downtown After Hours

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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