Downtown After Hours

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Programs at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm – Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park offers FREE kids programming throughout the week under 12,000 SF of shade during its installation. Programs begin at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm each day (Sunday is an open play day) and are presented by Barrett School of Music, Salt block Catering, Hillsborough County Library, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, and the YMCA. Summer Series.

Rock the Park
6:30pm to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Listen to some great musical talent in a beautiful, relaxing setting. This month’s show features Tommy Phenom, Talk to Mark, and Jeff Brawer. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park.

Three Identical Strangers (2018)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
This knockout documentary begins as a goofy, believe-it-or-not tabloid story about three men who, at the age of 19, discover that they were identical triplets, separated at birth and reunited by pure happenstance. Through interviews and some adroit reenactment, though, the story grows darker at the true circumstances of the boys’ splitting up is explained. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

Friday, August 3

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Program at 9am – Fit4Mom
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park offers FREE kids programming throughout the week under 12,000 SF of shade during its installation. Fit4Mom offers parent and baby exercises. Programs are presented by Barrett School of Music, Salt block Catering, Hillsborough County Library, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, and the YMCA. Summer Series.

Tampa Bay Comic Con
Noon to Midnight
Tampa Convention Center
This fan-centric comic book convention has been drawing in fans of the fantastical since 2000. Comic books, toys, cosplay, art, and more make up this cornucopia of nerdy fun. As Florida’s top family-friendly and fan-owned comic book convention, this event is the perfect place to let your inner-nerd run wild and free. Tampa Bay Comic Con

Summer Specialty Tour
Begins 1pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Join the Henry B. Plant Museum for four exciting new tours this summer. This series includes in-depth examinations of untold stories from early Tampa and the Tampa Bay Hotel. Look at the Museum in a different light as you learn more about Rough Riders or Theodore Roosevelt, discover how the Tampa Bay Hotel fits into the larger story of Tampa, or bring your little ones for a special tour developed just for children. Summer Specialty Tour

First Friday
Begins 5pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Visitors are encouraged to explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort hotel museum, enjoy live music on the veranda, and share a treat with friends at our tastings table. Experience the magic of the Museum at dusk! First Friday at the Henry B. Plant Museum

Patel Conservatory presents Showstoppers: Broadway Intensive
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This professionally produced showcase features favorite moments from Broadway performed by many of the finest musical theater students in the area. Performed in the Straz Center’s TECO Theater, this culmination of fourteen intensive days of dance, music and acting training highlights the impressive talents of these Broadway hopefuls in an upbeat celebration of popular solo and ensemble selections. Showstoppers: Broadway Intensive

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)

The Keep Presents Carpe Noctem
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A gothic evening exploring the life of a vampire expressed through aerial art, contemporary dance, and circus flair. This seductive encounter will leave you breathless and begging for more. Formal attire is recommended for this might be your final night out on the town… The Keep Presents Carpe Noctem

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Begins 10:30pm
Tampa Theatre
As Kirk and Spock monitor trainees at Starfleet Academy, another vessel from the United Federation of Planets tests the planet-forming Genesis Device in a seemingly deserted section of space. In the process, some of Kirk’s charges are captured by Kirk’s enemy Khan. Kirk must step up to the Enterprise’s helm once again, where he squares off with Khan’s ship in an intergalactic showdown. Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Ricardo Montalban. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Saturday, August 4

Tampa Bay Comic Con
8am to Midnight
Tampa Convention Center
This fan-centric comic book convention has been drawing in fans of the fantastical since 2000. Comic books, toys, cosplay, art, and more make up this cornucopia of nerdy fun. As Florida’s top family-friendly and fan-owned comic book convention, this event is the perfect place to let your inner-nerd run wild and free. Tampa Bay Comic Con

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Programs at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm – YMCA
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park offers FREE kids programming throughout the week under 12,000 SF of shade during its installation. Programs begin at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm each day (Sunday is an open play day) and are presented by Barrett School of Music, Salt block Catering, Hillsborough County Library, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, and the YMCA. Summer Series.

Teacher Appreciation Day
10am to 5pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
To honor their dedication to educating our youth, admission is FREE for teachers and their families with their school ID. Teachers can explore the Museum at their leisure, learn about educational field trips from the Curator of Education, and enjoy an in-depth, self-guided audio tour. Teachers may also view the award-winning, 14-minute historical video The Tampa Bay Hotel: Florida’s First Magic Kingdom and investigate the current exhibit Menus: The Epicurean Experience. Teacher Appreciation Day

Paw Patrol LIVE! The Great Pirate Adventure
Shows at 10am and 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first! The pups will need all paws on deck for this adventure, including some help from the newest pup… Tracker! Paw Patrol LIVE! The Great Pirate Adventure

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

Patel Conservatory presents Showstoppers: Broadway Intensive
Shows at 2pm and 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This professionally produced showcase features favorite moments from Broadway performed by many of the finest musical theater students in the area. Performed in the Straz Center’s TECO Theater, this culmination of fourteen intensive days of dance, music and acting training highlights the impressive talents of these Broadway hopefuls in an upbeat celebration of popular solo and ensemble selections. Showstoppers: Broadway Intensive

Eighth Grade (2018)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
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)

The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Kevin Hart has been traversing the globe with his widely successful and massively hysterical tour. Hart has taken the stage across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia on this tour alone. Grab your seats to see this star of stage and screen performing in his element: standup comedy. The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour

The Keep Presents Carpe Noctem
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A gothic evening exploring the life of a vampire expressed through aerial art, contemporary dance, and circus flair. This seductive encounter will leave you breathless and begging for more. Formal attire is recommended for this might be your final night out on the town… The Keep Presents Carpe Noctem

Sunday, August 5

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Free Play all Day
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park offers FREE kids programming throughout the week under 12,000 SF of shade during its installation. Programs begin at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm each day (Sunday is an open play day) and are presented by Barrett School of Music, Salt block Catering, Hillsborough County Library, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, and the YMCA. Summer Series.

Tampa Bay Comic Con
9am to 5pm
Tampa Convention Center
This fan-centric comic book convention has been drawing in fans of the fantastical since 2000. Comic books, toys, cosplay, art, and more make up this cornucopia of nerdy fun. As Florida’s top family-friendly and fan-owned comic book convention, this event is the perfect place to let your inner-nerd run wild and free. Tampa Bay Comic Con

Paw Patrol LIVE! The Great Pirate Adventure
Shows at 10am and 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first! The pups will need all paws on deck for this adventure, including some help from the newest pup… Tracker! Paw Patrol LIVE! The Great Pirate Adventure

Patel Conservatory presents Showstoppers: Broadway Intensive
Begins at 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This professionally produced showcase features favorite moments from Broadway performed by many of the finest musical theater students in the area. Performed in the Straz Center’s TECO Theater, this culmination of fourteen intensive days of dance, music and acting training highlights the impressive talents of these Broadway hopefuls in an upbeat celebration of popular solo and ensemble selections. Showstoppers: Broadway Intensive

Rope (1948)
3pm to 4:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This film stars James Stewart and Farley Granger in a drama about a truly cold-blooded murder. Hitchcock famously shot the film to look like one long, single take with no cuts. Rope (1948)

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

Eighth Grade (2018)
6pm to 7:30pm
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)

The Keep Presents Carpe Noctem
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A gothic evening exploring the life of a vampire expressed through aerial art, contemporary dance, and circus flair. This seductive encounter will leave you breathless and begging for more. Formal attire is recommended for this might be your final night out on the town… The Keep Presents Carpe Noctem

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

2018 Political Hob Nob
Tuesday, August 14
Tampa Convention Center
This premier election event gives voters an opportunity to meet candidates for all elected positions from Congress to county commission. This biennial gathering is the pinnacle of election seats, drawing crowds of over 50 candidates and 600 constituents. 2018 Political Hob Nob

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
Kevin Hart – August 4
Journey & Def Leppard – August 18
Monster Jam – August 25
Paul Simon – September 7
Scorpions – September 14
15th Anniversary Freestyle Explosion Concert – September 15
Game of Thrones – September 21
Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference – October 25 to 27
Elton John – November 28
Fleetwood Mac – February 18, 2019
P!nk – March 3, 2019
Shawn Mendes – July 27, 2019

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Introduction to Smartphone Photography – August 2
The Business of Art – August 4 to September 1
Photography 101: August – August 8 to 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
New! Book Nook – Through August 12
Dino Zone – Through August 12
Back to Cool – Through August 31
Last Blast of Summer – August 12
Wee Ones Art Studio – August 13 to 24
Positive Parenting Program – August 13 to 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
Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – August 3
Perfect Together: Facebook & Genealogy – August 4
Sewing at the Library: Open House – August 4
Walk-In Tech Help – August 8
Mini-Makers – August 8

Patel Conservatory
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
Ugly Lies the Bone – August 9 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Keep Presents Carpe Noctem – August 3 to 5
Paw Patrol LOVE! The Great Pirate Adventure – August 4 and 5
lue Star Museum Program – Through September 3
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – August 11

Tampa Bay History Center
lue Star Museum Program – Through September 3
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – August 11

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
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
lue Star Museum Program – Through September 3
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – August 11
Rope – August 5
The Little Mermaid – August 8
The Manchurian Candidate – August 12
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 –
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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