Downtown After Hours

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17

Josh Carroll Duo
6pm to 8pm
Ferg’s Live
Grab a drink and listen to Josh Carroll’s smooth R&B voice sprinkled with an undeniable soul influence. This act brings something very special to the table of pop music. Josh Carroll Duo

Flicks and Food Trucks
6pm to 10pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Gourmet food truck fun paired with independent short flicks and live music! This urban, hip event features microbrews and tasty cocktails from the Pour House and City Dog Cantina. Gourmet food trucks line up to offer everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. There will be something for everyone! Flicks and Food Trucks

A Ghost Story (2017)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara play a married couple identified only by initials in this solemn, literally haunting story of the histories that binds us to each other and the voids left by absence. A Ghost Story (2017)

Latin Nights
9pm to 11pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy a fun 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 18

UT Permanent Collection: 40th Anniversary Show
11am to 7pm
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
Explore the University of Tampa Permanent Art Collection on the opening night of the 40th Anniversary Show. Over the past 40 years, the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery has been a central venue for artistic display and performance for the University community. Along the way, they have built an amazing collection of works from national and international contemporary artists. UT Permanent Collection: 40th Anniversary Show

Summer Movie @ The Library
Begins 8pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Enjoy a showing of Arrival at the Library. In this film, twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world and linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of apparent alien visitors. Summer Movie @ The Library

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
In this stage production it’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. But danger approaches… Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Saturday, August 19

Kai Water Fitness
10am to Noon
Urban Kai on the Riverwalk
Are you ready to get an amazing core conditioning workout and have fun at the same time? This workout is taught entirely on paddleboards using mostly body weight exercises like planks, sit-ups, burpees, prone paddles and even plyo jumps! Please RSVP if you need a paddleboard. Kai Water Fitness

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

Tampa Home & Garden Show
11am to 6pm
Tampa Convention Center
This two day event showcases products for use all over your home. Look through a wide variety of kitchen, bathroom, gardening, and landscaping products; plus pools, spas, garage doors and much more! Tampa Home & Garden Show

Monster Jam
Begins 1pm
Amalie Arena
Get ready for a loud, fun day downtown! This series tests the versatility of the athletes as they go head-to-head in seven different competitions driving three different vehicles: Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters, and Monster Jam ATVs. These athletes battle for points in challenging racing and freestyle events that push them and their machines to the limit. Monster Jam

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
In this stage production it’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. But danger approaches… Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

V3Fights 61
Begins 7pm
Tampa Convention Center
The main event on this exciting mixed martial arts fight card features two local fighters. Billy Quarantillo will take on Eric Reynolds. This is going to be an unforgettable night of fights! V3Fights 61

The Big Big Show
Begins 8pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
This show will be a culmination of artists and live performers joined together to entertain and raise awareness of the world water crisis. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Wine to Water to help institute clean water sources for areas in need. The Big Big Show

Silent Disco 2017
Begins 8pm
Tampa Museum of Art
This surreal musical experience allows attendees to choose from three DJ stations at the switch of a button. Instead of listening to music through a speaker system, guests will wear wireless headphones and will only hear the music being played on their selected station for a personalized experience. Silent Disco 2017

Rock the Yacht: Motown and Funk Party
10pm to 12:30am
Embarks from Channelside Bay Plaza
Say bon voyage to mundane evenings at home and hop on board the hottest live music venue on the bay! This Motown and Funk Party theme is sure to get you up and moving. Have a rocking good time on the high seas! Rock the Yacht

Sunday, August 20

Tampa Home & Garden Show
11am to 6pm
Tampa Convention Center
This two day event showcases products for use all over your home. Look through a wide variety of kitchen, bathroom, gardening, and landscaping products; plus pools, spas, garage doors and much more! Tampa Home & Garden Show

Suds on Sunday Charity Dog Wash
Noon to 2pm
Ferg’s Live
For a small donation, your dog will receive a natural shampoo bath and towel dry and a Sprinkles “Pupcake” and you will get a delicious Tito’s Cocktail. There will be live music, vendors and raffles as well. Suds on Sunday Charity Dog Wash

Ocean+Earth: A Conversation and Signing with Henthorne
Begins 1pm
Oxford Exchange
Henthorne is an international award-winning artist working in stunning high contrast black and white photography. He will give a multi-media presentation showcasing his work, global exploration and his passion for ocean conservation. Henthorne will also sign copies of his latest book Between Worlds, an artistic collaboration that explores the intersection of the ocean and the earth through a series of long-exposure images that transcend what the eye can see. Ocean+Earth

Sing-Along Grease (1978)
3pm to 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classics series is the perfect time to watch a movie about the most famous summer romance ever. Grease elevates the teenage high school romance of greaser Danny and prim Australian Sandy as they navigate their respective cliques to Hollywood perfection. Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Sing-Along Grease (1978)

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
In this stage production it’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. But danger approaches… Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership 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

Summer of Rum Festival 2017

Saturday, September 2

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This festival features all your favorite summer time drinks! Try a variety of rums and mixed drinks while enjoying island-themed entertainment that will keep you dancing all day! Shaggy and the Baha Men will perform live. Summer of Rum Festival 2017

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
Monster Jam – August 19
Ed Sheeran – August 29
Kendrick Lamar – September 1
Chris Tucker with Special Guest D.L. Hughley – September 8
Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes – September 19
Mumford & Sons – September 20
Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators – September 22
The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017 – September 23
Preseason – Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – September 24
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – September 29 to October 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – October 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – October 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins – October 12
Scorpions: Crazy World Tour – October 15
Bruno Mars – October 19
Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 – October 20
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings – October 26
Santana – October 27
André Rieu – November 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – November 2
Fall Out Boy – November 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars – November 16
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks – November 22
Lady Gaga – December 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks – December 2
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders – December 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche – December 7
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets – December 9
Katy Perry – December 15
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – December 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild – December 23
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – December 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers – December 29
Jim Gaffigan – December 31

District 3 Arts and Events Venue
Art of the Brick – Through September 4

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not – Through September 13
By the Yard, Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December 31
International Photography Competition 2017 – Through August 18
Focus on Your Talent – Through August 28
Photography 101 – Through August 23
The Business of Art – August 12 to September 16
Social Media Photography Blogging Bootcamp – September 2
Photoshop for Beginners – September 11 to October 2
How to Make a Picture After You Take a Picture – September 13
iPhoneography – October 21

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Summer Movie @ the Library: The Arrival – August 18
Don’t Force Your Descendants to Research You – August 19
DIY Crafting – August 20 and 29
Come Write In: Introduction to Memoir – September 2
Game the Night Away – September 2
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – September 5
Movies @ the Library: The Founder – September 8
Bring Your Burgert to the Library – September 9
The Burgert Brothers and You: A Look at Family Land Records – September 9
Burgerts & Beyond: New Perspectives on Historic Photographs – September 13
Movies @ the Library: The Fate of the Furious – September 15
100th Anniversary – Founding of the Burgert Brothers Studio – September 16

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Toddler Takeover – Through August 26
Science Tastic Day: Kitchen Science – August 26
Museum Closed: Renovation Underway – August 28 to 30
Imagination: A Gala to Benefit GCM – September 8
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 – Through December 23
The Great Gatsby Party – November 11

Jobsite Theater
The Flick – August 30 to September 24

Patel Conservatory
Open House and Registration – August 24 and August 26
The Threepenny Opera – October 20 to November 12

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche – Through August 20
The Marvelous Wonderettes – September 21 to October 8
The Year of Magical Thinking – November 2 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Latin Nights – August 17, September 14
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom – August 26
The Flick – August 30 to September 24
I Think She’s The One – September 1
John Moreland – September 12
War on the Catwalk – The Queens from Season 9 – September 17
RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour – September 19 to 24
Coyote Peterson – Brave Adventures Tour – September 22
Combustion Live Presents “Christopher Titus, Amerigeddon” – September 23
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – In Concert – September 29 to October 1
11th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Show – September 30
The Florida Orchestra – Camina Burana – October 6

Tampa Bay History Center
Blue Star Museum Program, Presented by USAA – Through September 4

Tampa Museum of Art
Silent Disco – August 19
Skyway: A Contemporary Collection – Through September 24
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
Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting – Through October 22
Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter – July 30 to November 12

Tampa Theatre
Sing-Along Grease – August 20
Lalah Hathaway – August 24
Aliens – August 25
Casablanca – August 26
I Dare You! Truth or Dare 5 – September 1
Metropolis – September 3
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – September 6
WineFest 2017: Wine’s World – September 8
Wayne’s World – September 10
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk – September 13
Snap Judgement – September 29
Julie Scardina Presents MISSION: WILDLIFE – October 13
My Favorite Murder Live – November 3

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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