Downtown After Hours

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23

Annual Member’s Reception
Begins 6pm
Tampa Theatre
This evening of appreciation will include champagne upon arrival, mini-tours, an update on current projects, games and prizes, and guaranteed complimentary admission to the sold out sing-along screening of The Greatest Showman at 7:30pm. Guests will also enjoy snacks provided by PDQ and complimentary soda, popcorn, coffee and water at the concessions stand. Beer and wine will be available at the cash bar. Annual Member’s Reception

Gourmet Feastival
Begins 6pm
Armature Works
Let the mouth-watering aromas thrill your senses and tempt your taste buds at the 27th Annual Gourmet Feastival. Enjoy signature dishes from Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors. This foodie heaven will also have fabulous entertainment and an impressive silent auction filled with unique items. Funds raised support The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women, a unique but mighty nonprofit that helps women and girls achieve their potential. Gourmet Feastival

Sing-Along The Greatest Showman (2017)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Hugh Jackman plays P.T. Barnum in the musical celebration of the life of one of America’s true original entertainment pioneers, the producer of the most famous touring circus in history, and the spiritual godfather of marketing. Sing-Along The Greatest Showman (2017)

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

Friday, August 24

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor will light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun. This evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants, and more takes place on the fourth Friday of every month! Fourth Friday

Grown Up Night
Begins 5:30pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Grown Ups over the age of 21 can take over the Museum to climb, jump, and build in the exhibits! Play like a kid again with parachutes, slinkies, and hula hoops. Free snacks and beer until they’re gone and a cash bar will be available! Grown Up Night

Bruce Dale: Artist Talk
Begins 6pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Exhibiting photographer, Bruce Dale will give a talk that is sure to inspire any photographer in attendance. The artist reception will take place upstairs and it is free for FMoPA members. Non-members may donate in the amount of their choice. Bruce Dale: Artist Talk

Art Meets Jazz
Begins 6pm
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
This event features a live art demo and art exhibition by local artists with live smooth jazz music performed by professional saxophonist Johnny Magnuson, aka “Johnny Mag Sax.” Johnny has opened for many high profile acts including Kenny G. Art Meets Jazz

Staged Reading Fundraiser: Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco. Staged Reading Fundraiser

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

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
iHorror.com, in partnership with Tampa Theatre, presents a special screening of The Blair Witch Project, with writer/director Dan Myrick hosting an audience Q&A live on-stage after the film! During his post-film discussion, Dan will share details about his new film SKYMAN, some of which will be shot locally with Tampa-based producer Joe Restaino and the iHorror team. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Saturday, August 25

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! The show brings together a vast number of professionals who all specialize in home improvement. This event is open to the public and admission is required to attend. Tampa Home & Garden Show

Balcony to Backstage Tour
11:30am to 1pm
Tampa Theatre
Learn the Theatre’s secrets, stories, art and architecture and witness its historic restoration efforts with a tour of Tampa’s majestic movie palace. The tour will kick off in the lobby and include a demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Balcony to Backstage Tour

Monster Jam
Begins 1pm
Amalie Arena
The new Monster Jam Triple Threat Series brings adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country. These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most. More trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action! Each event tests the versatility of the athletes as they go head-to-head in seven different competitions. Monster Jam

Tampa’s Premier Pre-Season Tailgate
Begins 3pm
American Social
Join American Social at the dock for Tampa’s largest pre-season tailgate party. They’ll be kicking off the party with a DJ, grills, giveaways, corn hole, and other tailgate activities. Complimentary beer with early sign-up. Guests who RSVP will have a chance to win home opener tickets for the Bucs. Tampa’s Premier Pre-Season Tailgate

Tampa’s College Football Kick-Off Bar Crawl
Begins 3pm
Franklin Manor
Join Tampa Bay’s only fully guided bar crawl with a party bus that will shuttle you from the start at Franklin Manor to three more bars, including Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, Duckys, and American Social. Wear your team colors and come crawling! Tampa’s College Football Kick-Off Bar Crawl

Heat and Hops Craft Brew Night
Begins 7pm
The Tampa Firefighters Museum
This event benefiting two of our City of Tampa Firefighters and their families who are battling cancer. Enjoy beer samples from local breweries and food from your favorite Tampa eateries, as well as live music, raffles, a silent auction, and a souvenir Tampa Fire Rescue beer mug. Heat and Hops Craft Brew Night

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

Staged Reading Fundraiser: Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco. Staged Reading Fundraiser

Sunday, August 26

Circuits and Champagne
Begins 10am
Le Méridien Tampa
Join the VKNG Crew Downtown for a workout on the Old Court House steps, then sip some bubbles and dine el fresco or inside at Bizou Brasserie. You will be in the heart of it all, the middle of downtown. Stick around and eat, walk the Riverwalk, or see a movie at the historic Tampa Theatre! Circuits and Champagne

Tampa Home & Garden Show
11am to 5pm
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! The show brings together a vast number of professionals who all specialize in home improvement. This event is open to the public and admission is required to attend. Tampa Home & Garden Show

Applying the Language of Photography to Bookmaking
Begins 1:30pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Photography is a language, the same as the written or spoken word. This course will not be a “how to physically make a book” but how to apply the language of photography to your images to help you create a book. Participants will explore the concept of sequencing images to create a book. Various concepts will be discussed including working in a series or using a sequence and setting your goal for a book. Applying the Language of Photography to Bookmaking

Tea for Tots
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Join Oxford Exchange for a read along of the popular children’s book There’s a Giraffe in my Soup. Tea and light food options will be available for parents and little ones. Tea for Tots

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
The Wizard of Oz has permeated popular culture to such an extent that, even if they haven’t seen it themselves, most people know it almost by heart. Immediately after the film, Cox Radio film critic T.M. Powell will lead a short discussion of The Wizard of Oz and an audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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

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
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
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 – Through 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
Sewing: Market Bag – August 25
DIY Crafting: Origami Organizer – August 26

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
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
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
CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture – September 22
Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre
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.

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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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