Downtown After Hours

Friday, August 31, 2018

Thursday, August 30

Art Conversations: Miki Kratsman Camp & Christian Viveros-Faune
Begins 8pm
Oxford Exchange
Join Oxford Exchange and USF Contemporary Art Museum for an inaugural conversation between Tel Aviv based photographer Miki Kratsman and acclaimed critic and curator Christian Viveros-Faune about the political and aesthetic considerations raised by the artwork of Miki Kratsman. Art Conversations

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 31

2018 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – Neighbors
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
What do you get when you put together hippie stoners, a crazy militant, a controlling belligerent wife, and a family who simply wants to escape? You get Neighbors, a new play by Rory Lawrence. Theatre fans will love this lively stage performance, which is part of the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. 2018 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – Neighbors

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

Sing-Along Yellow Submarine (1968)
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
This Beatles-themed film is famous and beloved because of its series of beautiful, trippy, psychedelic paintings presented to you in sequence, 24 times a second, accompanied by the songs of the greatest rock band of all time. Sing-Along Yellow Submarine (1968)

Saturday, September 1

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

Summer of Rum Festival
Noon to 11pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Drink a slew of rum drinks from a variety of brands. Whether its a frozen daiquiri, piña colada, rum runner, Cuba Libre, dark & stormy, or a rum-a-rita, this festival will be serving all of your favorite summer time drinks! Summer of Rum Festival

The Bookshop (2018)
2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Free-spirited widow Florence Green risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative town in 1959. While bringing about a surprising local cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame, the assistance of a precocious and erudite little moppet, and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower. As Florence’s obstacles begin to pile up, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Starring Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Honor Kneafsey, and Bill Nighy. The Bookshop (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

Sunday, September 2

Summer of Rum Festival
11am to 9:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Drink a slew of rum drinks from a variety of brands. Whether its a frozen daiquiri, piña colada, rum runner, Cuba Libre, dark & stormy, or a rum-a-rita, this festival will be serving all of your favorite summer time drinks! Summer of Rum Festival

Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater
2pm to 2:30pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Step back in time and enjoy the single-character performances that bring turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Each character is based on actual hotel staff and guests. From the reminiscences of Henry Plant himself to the letters of a Spanish-American War soldier, you will learn more about the time period through each character’s particular vantage point. Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater

Casablanca (1942)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Enjoy an afternoon watching one of Hollywood’s greatest masterpieces. Immediately after the film, retired Sarasota Herald Tribune film critic George Meyer will lead a short discussion of Casablanca and an audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission. Casablanca (1942)

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 Bookshop (2018)
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Free-spirited widow Florence Green risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative town in 1959. While bringing about a surprising local cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame, the assistance of a precocious and erudite little moppet, and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower. As Florence’s obstacles begin to pile up, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Starring Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Honor Kneafsey, and Bill Nighy. The Bookshop (2018)

Monday, September 3 - Labor Day

2018 Gay Softball World Series Opening Ceremony
5pm to 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This event will showcase the region in ways that will leave a lasting impression and create treasured memories for all involved. For the first time, Tampa Bay will host thousands of participants taking part in the 2018 GSWS. 2018 Gay Softball World Series Opening Ceremony

VKNG DRIP
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
A fun, high energy circuit class that infuses one of the best cardio movements: dance! Up your game in this dance-based functional and strength training class which combines easy-to-follow moves and circuit exercise. It’s a total body dance based workout designed to tone your bod from head to toe! VKNG DRIP

The Bookshop (2018)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Free-spirited widow Florence Green risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative town in 1959. While bringing about a surprising local cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame, the assistance of a precocious and erudite little moppet, and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower. As Florence’s obstacles begin to pile up, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Starring Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Honor Kneafsey, and Bill Nighy. The Bookshop (2018)

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

7th Annual Chick-fil-A Fall Stampede
Saturday, September 8
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This event benefiting the Children’s Cancer Center includes a 5K run, 1 mile family fun run/walk, a mascot race, photo opportunities with the Chick-fil-A cows, and a post-race party in the Family Fun Zone including Chick-fil-A food, games, and great prizes. The Fall Stampede has grown from 800 runners to over 1,500 runners and has raised almost $400,000 in net proceeds within the last 6 years. 7th Annual Chick-fil-A Fall Stampede

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
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 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
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
DIY Crafting: Bookbinding – September 5
Movies @ the Library: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – September 7
Intro to Soldering – September 12
Recording Studio Open House – September 13
Movies @ the Library: Thor: Ragnarok – September 14
Book Discussion: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – September 19
Sewing at the Library: Fifties Dress – September 23 and 30
Hour of Code: Minecraft – September 24
3D Printing Open House – September 24
Oaklawn Cemetery: Historic Walking Tour – September 29

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
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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