Downtown After Hours

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1

World Quilt Florida
Begins 10am
Tampa Convention Center
This is one of the most internationally diverse events in the world of quilting and the textile arts. The quilt show features informative workshops and lectures, a merchants mall offering everything for the quilter, textile artist, and home sewer, extraordinary special exhibits, and the Florida Quilt Competition. This event will also feature the Word Quilt Competition. See what all the excitement is about! World Quilt Florida

Live & Local – Frankie Raye
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Frankie Raye is a full-time musician who has been featured on talk show programs, radio stations, and was a selected performer for the 2016 Hard Rock June Acoustic Music Showcase. Self-described as “Acoustic Coffee Shop Music”, she has released two albums and has developed a following from listeners both in and outside of Florida. She regularly performs at various venues around Florida. Live & Local – Frankie Raye

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Begins 7:30pm
Stageworks Theatre
Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea, and so begins his journey. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations and through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Hundred Days
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hundred Days is an uncensored, exhilarating and heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. With magnetic chemistry and anthemic folk-punk music, creators and stars Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore a fundamental question: how do we make the most of the time that we have? Hundred Days

Othello by William Shakespeare
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
Backstabbing politicians, two-faced frenemies, gaslighting, treachery, true love and the never-ending cultural complications of a “black ram tupping a white ewe,” Shakespeare’s Othello might as well be talking about this year’s headlines. And in this production, it does. Othello features Jobsite’s signature modern spin on a favorite Shakespeare play. Othello by William Shakespeare

The Florida Orchestra – Dreams of Spain
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In Latin-inspired gems from Bizet to Bernstein, star soprano Camille Zamora takes audiences on a musical journey into the Spanish soul, with a voice like a “brilliant torch, bringing light and magic to everything she sings.” Jeff Tyzik conducts. The Florida Orchestra – Dreams of Spain

A Bronx Tale
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes, it is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. A Bronx Tale

Saturday, February 2

The Streetz Dance Convention and Competition
Begins 7am
Tampa Convention Center
An all styles dance convention focused on a “no dancer left behind” mentality. The mission is to bring a fun, personable, and inspiring event to areas that do not normally get the dance convention experience. The Streetz wants to be more than just a dance convention, it wants to be family. The Streetz Dance Convention and Competition

World Quilt Florida
Begins 10am
Tampa Convention Center
This is one of the most internationally diverse events in the world of quilting and the textile arts. The quilt show features informative workshops and lectures, a merchants mall offering everything for the quilter, textile artist, and home sewer, extraordinary special exhibits, and the Florida Quilt Competition. This event will also feature the Word Quilt Competition. See what all the excitement is about! World Quilt Florida

Senior Fitness Walk
Begins 10am
Armature Works
Lace up those walking shoes and get ready for a fun program with fellow Tampa seniors. This senior fitness walking program gives participants a chance to get out and get fit! Walkers will meet at the tables in front of the market facing the Riverwalk entrance. Senior Fitness Walk

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

Hundred Days
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hundred Days is an uncensored, exhilarating and heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. With magnetic chemistry and anthemic folk-punk music, creators and stars Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore a fundamental question: how do we make the most of the time that we have? Hundred Days

A Bronx Tale
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes, it is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. A Bronx Tale

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Shows at 4:30pm and 7:30pm
Stageworks Theatre
Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea, and so begins his journey. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations and through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Live & Local – Hannah Jae
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Born and raised in Venice Florida, Hannah Jae began singing at an early age and writing songs at eight years old. Throughout her teenage years she spent her time writing and recording original music in Nashville, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia. In 2017 Hannah had the opportunity to open for Bon Jovi on his tour, and had the honor of singing the National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Live & Local – Hannah Jae

NGM Entertainment presents Im Hussein in Double Trouble
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A Nigerian scammer promises Im Hussein and Abou Hussein $1.5 million, with strings attached. The two fall for the swindle and deplete their savings account to comply. Confusion reigns when an African man arrives with a shocking claim. Then the authorities come to investigate. And yet another African shows up, adding to the carnival of chaos, laced generously with Im Hussein’s signature comedic input. NGM Entertainment presents Im Hussein in Double Trouble

Othello by William Shakespeare
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
Backstabbing politicians, two-faced frenemies, gaslighting, treachery, true love and the never-ending cultural complications of a “black ram tupping a white ewe,” Shakespeare’s Othello might as well be talking about this year’s headlines. And in this production, it does. Othello features Jobsite’s signature modern spin on a favorite Shakespeare play. Othello by William Shakespeare

Sunday, January 20

The Streetz Dance Convention and Competition
Begins 7am
Tampa Convention Center
An all styles dance convention focused on a “no dancer left behind” mentality. The mission is to bring a fun, personable, and inspiring event to areas that do not normally get the dance convention experience. The Streetz wants to be more than just a dance convention, it wants to be family. The Streetz Dance Convention and Competition

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Begins 2pm
Strageworks Theatre
Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea, and so begins his journey. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations and through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Hundred Days
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hundred Days is an uncensored, exhilarating and heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. With magnetic chemistry and anthemic folk-punk music, creators and stars Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore a fundamental question: how do we make the most of the time that we have? Hundred Days

A Bronx Tale
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes, it is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family. A Bronx Tale

Music and D.H. Stubblebine
Begins 3pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
This lecture by Dr. George C. Foreman is the first in a series of programs and events throughout 2019 celebrating the 200th anniversary of Henry B. Plant’s birth. The talk will provide an in-depth examination of D. H. Stubblebine, the orchestra leader at the Tampa Bay Hotel for its first five years, 1891-1896. In addition to information on Stubblebine’s life and the music of the era, this event will include live music performances on a cornet that belonged to Stubblebine himself. Music and D.H. Stubblebine

Arts Legacy REMIX: Black Artists Film Series
Begins 3pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Our community contains a wealth of cultures and talented people. They converge at this event, where singers, dancers and musicians from around the Tampa Bay area come together in these special, free performances. Arts Legacy REMIX: Black Artists Film Series

Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater
Shows at 3:30pm and 6:30pm
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

Othello by William Shakespeare
Begins 4pm
Jobsite Theater
Backstabbing politicians, two-faced frenemies, gaslighting, treachery, true love and the never-ending cultural complications of a “black ram tupping a white ewe,” Shakespeare’s Othello might as well be talking about this year’s headlines. And in this production, it does. Othello features Jobsite’s signature modern spin on a favorite Shakespeare play. Othello by William Shakespeare

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
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

2019 Winefest: Vino Royale
Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24
Tampa Theatre
This Bond-themed weekend will feature a two-tiered wine tasting with dozens of boutique wines, small plates from Tampa’s top independent restaurants, and premium silent auction items representing Bay area retailers, restaurants, services and attractions. Also, the Theatre’s historic stage will be expanded for a wine pairing with a multi-course menu by Mise En Place chef Marty Blitz. 2019 Winefest: Vino Royale

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
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vegas Golden Knights – February 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues – February 7
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins – February 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames – February 12
Michael Buble – February 13
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars – February 14
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – February 16
Fleetwood Mac – February 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – February 21
TobyMac Hits Deep 2019 – February 24
Tampa Bay Lightning vs LA Kings – February 25
P!nk – March 3
Bob Seger – March 15
Shawn Mendes – July 27

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Modus Operandi: Contemporary Photography from the collection of BNY Mellon – Through April 15
Lost and Found in America – Through April 22
Organizing Digital Images without Software – February 5
Photo 101 – February 5 to 20
Lightroom Advanced – February 12 and 19
Social Media Blogging Bootcamp – February 16
Storytelling Through Photography – February 17
Artist Nudes Creative Process – February 18
Smart Phone Photography – February 21
Cyanotype Workshop – February 23
Artist Nudes Approach Techniques – February 25

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
The Pigeon Comes to Tampa!: A Mo Willems Exhibit – Through May 12
Positive Parenting Program – Through February 25
Scouts Workshop: Daisies and Brownies – February 2
Member Morning – February 3
Children’s Board Free Tuesday – February 5
Grown Up Night – February 8
Happy Birthday Mo Willems! – February 9 to 11
Cooking with Saltblock – February 13
Happy Birthday Clifford the Big Red Dog! – February 14
Sensory Friendly Dino Tea – February 23
Dino Tea – February 24
Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest – March 10
Pi Day – March 14
Make a Masterpiece Art Studio – March 17 to 25
Spring Break Camp – March 18 to 22

Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition – January 18 to February 24

Jobsite Theater
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
Exploration Club – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Maintaining an Organized Computer – February 2
Learning Circles: Dream Interpretation 101 – February 5 to 19
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – February 5
Messy Mondays – February 11
The Imaginative World of Makey Makeys – February 11
Meet Family Tree Maker – February 12
DIY Crafting: Book Folding – February 13
Movies @ the Library: Ant-Man and the Wasp – February 15
Frederick Douglass: A Portrayal – February 16
All Day – Holiday Closing – February 18
Book Discussion: Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood – February 20
Tips and Tricks for Ancestry – February 22
Scandinavian Trivet – February 26

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Ready Steady Yeti Go – February 7 to 24
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie – March 21 to April 7
Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria – May 30 to June 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hundred Days – Through March 24
Hundred Days – Through March 24
A Bronx Tale: January 29 to February 3
Live & Local – Frankie Raye – February 1
The Florida Orchestra – Dreams of Spain – February 1
NGM Entertainment presents Im Hussein in Double Trouble – February 2
Live & Local – Hannah Jae – February 2
Arts Legacy REMIX: African-American Artists Film Festival – February 3 to 17
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour – February 6 and 7
Anton Coppola’s Lady Swanwhite – February 9
Lippo the Clown – February 9
Hamilton – February 12 to March 10
Farruquito – February 14
mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical – February 14 to March 3
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center

Sensory-Friendly Saturday – February 2

Walk Tampa: Historic Downtown Tampa – February 2 and March 2
Teen Trivia Night at the History Center – February 2
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – February 9 and March 9
Girl Scout Workshop: Taste Tampa – February 9
Florida Conversations: Caribbean Slavery and the Rise of American Music – February 20
Book Group – Food Explorer: The Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats – February 21
Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour – February 23 and March 30
Florida Conversations: Winston Churchill in Cuba and Florida – March 13
Tap Talks: Fort Brooke Blonde Ale – March 14
Kid-tography – March 18 to 22
History Center Book Group: Barracoon – March 21
Teacher Appreciation Morning – March 22
Brewseum – March 28

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
Yayoi Kusama: Love is Calling – Through February 14
Season of Love – Through March 17, 2019
Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective – Through March 17
Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations – January 31 to May 27
Ancient and Modern Glass from the Collection – March 23 to August 19
Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution – April 11 to August 11
Echoing Forms: American Abstraction – April 13 to August 18
Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection – June 20 to October 6

Tampa Theatre
The Simon & Garfunkel Story – February 8
In the Mood – Saturday, February 9
Aaron Lewis: The State I’m In Tour – February 10
Bert Kreischer: Body Shots Tour – February 14
Jo Koy: Break the Mold Tour – February 16
Winefest 2019: Vino Royale – February 22 and 23
Hollywood Awards Night – February 24
Welcome to Night Vale – February 28
Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour – March 8
Lou Holtz – March 12
Jeff Tweedy – March 14
Michio Kaku – April 4
Jenna Hager – April 23
Carl Hiaasen – May 14
Platon – June 6
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 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 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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