Downtown After Hours

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thursday, August 9

Digital Summit Tampa
8:30am to 5pm
Tampa Convention Center
The Digital Summit is Tampa’s top event for professionals in the digital space. Speaker brands include Coca-Cola, MGM Resorts, Evernote, The Economist and more! Immerse yourself in the latest tips, strategies, and best practices on content, social media, UX and design, email, mobile, video, SEO, and more. The two day event features over 45 sessions and speakers featuring the latest digital strategies, tactics and best practices. Digital Summit Tampa

Riverwalk Dine & Wine Tour
Begins 5pm
Oxford Exchange
Explore downtown Tampa’s amazing local independent restaurants on a food & wine tour. We visit Oxford Exchange, Mise en Place, Malio’s Prime, Riversedge, TamPiz and Anise Global Gastropub for food and wine pairings and dessert and coffee. Riverwalk Dine & Wine Tour

Connections: Open Session for Individuals
Begins 5:30pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Sessions focus on providing participants and loved ones with a break from the mental strains of stresses that disrupt everyday life. Guests are invited to bring a plus one to share in the experience. Connections: Open Session for Individuals

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)

“Ugly Lies the Bone” – Preview Night
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”

Friday, August 10

Summer Specialty Tour – Economic Development of Tampa
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. On this specials tour, hear about how the stories of all your favorite sites are connected. Summer Specialty Tour

Movies @ the Library
3pm to 5pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the library for a free showing of The Dark Tower. In this film, the last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. Movies @ the Library

Brews & Bites at The Sail
Begins 5pm
Sail Pavilion at the Tampa Convention Center
A rolling celebration of food and fun, featuring a fleet of area food trucks, craft beers at the Sail’s Beer Garden, and live entertainment from local musicians at the venue’s unique 360-degree waterfront bar. Brews & Bites at The Sail

Summer Evening of Dance
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The performance features students in ballet, tap, jazz and Flamenco dance from the Open Dance Program. Summer Evening of Dance

“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”

Saturday, August 11

Last Blast of Summer
10am to 2pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
It’s time to end the summer with a bang! Join the Museum for an end-of-the-summer bash filled with fun games and snacks before school starts! Last Blast of Summer

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

Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies
11am to 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Susan J. Fernandez is a professor emeritus of history at University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, and coauthor of the book, Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies. Enjoy an informative discussion on the history of movie themes in Florida. Learn how Florida has been portrayed over the years, both in an idealized and a less than desirable manner. Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies

“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”

J. Cole KOD Tour
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The wildly popular J. Cole is embarking on a 34-date tour in support of his chart-topping new album KOD. Downtown Tampa is just the second stop on this cross-country tour. J. Cole will perform along with special guest Young Thug. Get your tickets to see this hip hop sensation take the stage for a masterful performance! J. Cole KOD Tour

Pole for a Purpose
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The annual Pole for a Purpose™ pole dance and aerial arts showcase features performers from around the United States in this spectacular demonstration of strength and skill. Joining for the greater good, this charity event has raised $28,000 over the past years. Pole for a Purpose

Sunday, August 12

Last Blast of Summer
10am to 2pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
It’s time to end the summer with a bang! Join the Museum for an end-of-the-summer bash filled with fun games and snacks before school starts! Last Blast of Summer

“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”

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
In this Cold War thriller, Frank Sinatra plays an Army captain who harbors suspicions about the Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Raymond Shaw, he used to command. Shaw has been turned into a sleeper agent for the Soviets through hypnosis and brainwashing, and he seeks to assassinate a presidential nominee and throw the U.S. into chaos. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

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

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
J. Cole – August 11
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
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
Movies @ the Library: The Dark Tower – August 10
Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies – August 11
Book Discussion: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk – August 15
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

Patel Conservatory
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
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
Summer Evening of Dance – August 10
Pole for a Purpose – August 11
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – August 15 to September 9
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
Brian Kilmeade – America: Great from the Start – October 19

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
Eighth Grade – August 9
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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