Downtown After Hours

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1

Sangria and Stories: Remembering the USS Tampa
Begins 6pm
Tampa Bay History
Join the artists who created the new USS Tampa mural at the History Center, and hear about the effort to memorialize the crew of the Tampa on the centennial of the end of WWI. The event includes in-gallery talk, glass of sangria, and complimentary parking. Sangria and Stories

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 The Badda Skat Band, Dean Johanesen, and When Particles Collide. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park

Black Violin
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Take one violin, one viola, add a DJ and a drum kit, and you have the four forces needed to become Black Violin, the South Florida hip-hop quartet that has been on the roster with everyone from Wu Tang Clan to The Eagles. This is not a violin concert, but a block party with violins! Black Violin

Forever Plaid
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

The Tempest
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
On a distant island, a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power and wealth, her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her, and the ship’s passengers find themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest

Friday, February 2

World Wetlands Day Celebration
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Wetlands are the most ecologically diverse habitats in Florida. Get up-close with many animals and plants that call wetlands habitats home. Start your journey on the Florida Wetlands Trail under the aquarium’s iconic glass dome that houses one of the world’s largest indoor mangrove forests, playful river otters, free-flying birds, alligators and more! World Wetlands Day Celebration

Do the Local Motion: Black Heritage Month
Begins 12:05pm
Poe Plaza Esplanade
Do the Local Motion is a healthy and social way to enjoy your lunch hour and learn interesting tidbits about Tampa’s Downtown! Walks are free but a $5 donation is appreciated to fight childhood hunger in our community. This month’s Black Heritage Month tour features Tampa Civil Rights Leader Clarence Fort! Do the Local Motion

Outside the Lines: Coloring For Adults
Begins 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Think coloring is just for kids? Join the hottest trend for adults! Relieve stress and boost creativity with art, fun, and mellow music to help you release your inner artist. Outside The Lines: Coloring for Adults

Happy Hour with Daniel H. Pink
Begins 6pm
Oxford Exchange
Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books – including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. Happy Hour with Daniel H. Pink

Take Me to The River: Memphis Soul & R&B Revue featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush & Don Bryant
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Memphis musicians William Bell, Bobby Rush and Don Bryant are three of this country’s great elder statesmen of soul music. Recording for labels in Memphis and elsewhere in the South, they produced a bevy of acclaimed albums and helped turn out hits for the likes of Otis Redding, Tina Turner and Al Green. Take Me to The River: Memphis Soul & R&B Revue

Forever Plaid
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

Faces Places (2017)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s truck (a portable photo-developing studio and printing workshop) meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. This film documents these heart-warming encounters and the unlikely, tender friendship they form along the way. Faces Places (2017)

Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The race for Rosina’s love is on, but how can Count Almaviva get her from Dr. Bartolo’s clutches? Almaviva needs the man about town who can make things happen, and that man is Figaro, the barber of Seville. Bartolo is no match for Figaro’s madcap series of subterfuges that gets Almaviva en vivo with Rosina. Rossini’s hilarious comic opera pairs bold music with laugh-out-loud comedy! Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

The Tempest
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
On a distant island, a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power and wealth, her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her, and the ship’s passengers find themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest

First Blood (1982)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
Sylvester Stallone stars as John Rambo, a troubled former Green Beret and Vietnam veteran whose wandering after the death of his friend finds him persecuted by a small-town sheriff through a series of escalating hostilities and shocking violence. What will he have to do to stay free? First Blood (1982)

Saturday, February 3

Meals on Wheels 5k & Fun Run Music Fest
Begins 10am
Tampa Riverwalk
The Meals On Wheels High School Leadership Board is hosting this event to raise awareness of senior hunger in Tampa and to collect funds to purchase an emergency safety kit, which will include a radio and flashlight, for all 800 senior and homebound neighbors served each day. The event this year was developed in direct response to Hurricane Irma and its effects on our seniors and homebound neighbors, as many did not have power for days. Meals on Wheels 5k & Fun Run Music Fest

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

In The Mood
Begins 2pm
Tampa Theatre
This show aspires to promote the memory of this most significant time in American history and continues to inspire across the generations. This big, retro event will enthrall audiences with its period costumes, fine vocal and orchestral arrangements, choreography by Broadway veteran Alex Sanchez, and sheer American pizzazz! In The Mood

The Lightning Thief
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy Jackson is the prime suspect. On top of that, Percy is about to be kicked out of boarding school again. In this lightning-paced musical thriller based on the popular novel by Rick Riordan, audiences meet mythical beasts, Greek gods and goddesses and cheer Percy’s personal journey into the riddle of his own existence. The Lightning Thief

Forever Plaid
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

The Tempest
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
On a distant island, a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power and wealth, her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her, and the ship’s passengers find themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest

The Got Jokes? Improv Experience
Begins 9pm
Stageworks Theatre
Got Jokes? is one of the premier entertainment providers in the country. This signature improv show brings together a diverse roster of all-stars to create an interactive experience that leaves the audience wanting to join the action! The Got Jokes? Improv Experience

Sunday, February 4

Dressing the Best: The Story of Ann Lowe, America’s First African American Fashion Designer
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In celebration of Black History Month, delve into the history of fashion, race, and design with a lecture by Margaret Powell. Three dresses deigned by Lowe are currently featured in the exhibit Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition. Each of the gowns is rare and unique featuring elaborate beaded designs. Hear about Lowe’s history, her inspirations, and her iconic style. Dressing the Best: The Story of Ann Lowe

Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The race for Rosina’s love is on, but how can Count Almaviva get her from Dr. Bartolo’s clutches? Almaviva needs the man about town who can make things happen, and that man is Figaro, the barber of Seville. Bartolo is no match for Figaro’s madcap series of subterfuges that gets Almaviva en vivo with Rosina. Rossini’s hilarious comic opera pairs bold music with laugh-out-loud comedy! Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

Forever Plaid
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Radio Service DJ Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams in his first breakout role) is assigned to a post in Vietnam and tries to bring some levity to Armed Forces Radio. Bucking the status quo and shaking up the studio, he is popular with the troops but despised by management. But his exposure to the real war, and the people of Vietnam, will change him and his role forever. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

The Tempest
Begins 4pm
Jobsite Theater
On a distant island, a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power and wealth, her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her, and the ship’s passengers find themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010, Yoga in the Park is a free riverside yoga session led by an instructor from Yoga Downtown Tampa. Yoga in the Park

The Square (2017)
6:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum. His next show is “The Square,” an installation that invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. Christian, after falling victim to an intricate pick-pocketing scam, decides to try a rather unorthodox plan to retrieve what was stolen. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an … equally unorthodox promotional campaign for his exhibit. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis and Christian must fix what’s gone wrong at any cost. The Square (2017)

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Saturday, February 17
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
A great day of beer sipping, bourbon tasting, music, cigars, and barbecue. Use a sampling glass to enjoy an all-you-care-to-taste sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbecue vendors in the area will be on-site if you get hungry, and there will be seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day! Beer, Bourbon & BBQ 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 & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks – February 8
Billy Joel – February 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs LA Kings – February 10
Andrea Bocelli – February 14
Tampa Bay vs Detroit Red Wings – February 15
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils – February 17
Mary J. Blige – February 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs  – February 26
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – February 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers – March 3
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – March 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – March 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – March 10
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – March 13
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – March 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers – March 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – March 20
Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars – March 23 to 25
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes – March 26
Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled – March 31

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Jean Pagliuso: Pultry, Raptors, Places of Ritual – Through March 16
Magnificent Hurt – January 26 to March 16
The Family Acid – January 26 to March 16
Fashion Photography Workshop – February 3
Photoshop for Beginners – February 5 to 26
Introduction to Smartphone Photography – February 8
Lighting Workshop – February 11
Journey through Personal Creativity – February 25

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Candy Land – February 1 to 28
Positive Parenting Program: A Five-Part Series! – Through February 26
Member Morning: Candy Sculpture – February 4
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – February 6
Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Mind-Body Yoga – February 10
Developmental Checkups – February 13
Grown Up Night (21+) – February 23
Science-tastic Day: Saccharin Science – February 24
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 – Through March 4
The Story of Ann Lowe, America’s First African American Fashion Designer – February 4
An Adventure in American Handwriting – February 10
Explore Victorian Valentines – February 11
Picnic in the Park – March 4
Give Day Tampa Bay – May 1
Blue Star Museums – May 27 to September 2

Jobsite Theater
The Tempest – Through February 18
HIR – March 19 to April 1
1984 – April 27 to May 20
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 15 to July 8

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 – February 2
60th Anniversary Celebration of the Florida Genealogical Society – February 3
Movies @ the Library – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – February 9
A Pirate Has to Eat: History of the Gasparilla Cookbook – February 10
DIY Crafting – Monogram Letter – February 11
Movies @ the Library – The Man from U.N.C.L.E – February 16
Blind Date with a Book – February 17
DIY Bath Bombs – February 18
Holiday Closing – February 19
World Information Architecture Day 2018 – February 24
Come Write In: Character Studies – February 25
DIY Crafting: Book Folding – February 27

Patel Conservatory
Disney’s The Aristocats Kids – February 15 to 18
Peter Pan, Jr. – April 26 to 29

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
The Got Jokes? Improv Experience – February 3
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – February 8 to 25
Women Warrior Stories: Beyond the Shadows – February 22
Staged Reading Fundraiser: Things My Mother Taught Me – March 2 and 3
Corey Van Valin – Redefining Magic – March 17
In the Time of the Butterflies – April 12 to 28
Blithe Spirit – June 1 to 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Forever Plaid – Through March 11
Black Violin Classical Boom Tour – February 1
Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville – February 2 and 4
Take Me to The River: Memphis Soul & R&B Revue – February 2
The Lightning Thief – February 3
The Florida Orchestra – Music of Star Trek & Star Wars – February 9
Laura Benanti – February 11
Open Rehearsal – The Marriage of Figaro – February 13 to 25
Andrea Bocelli in Concert for Valentine’s Day – February 14
The Phantom of the Opera – February 14 to 25
Complexions Contemporary Ballet From Bach to Bowie – February 15
The Florida Orchestra – Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story – February 16
Hater’s Roast, The Shady Tour – February 17
Jeremy McCarter – February 18
Camp-A-Palooza – February 24
Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds – February 26
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro – March 2 to 4

Tampa Bay History Center
Sangria and Stories: Remembering the USS Tampa – February 1
Old Glory – February to July 2018

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
Mernet Larsen: Getting Measured, 1957-2017 – Through February 11
Made in Tampa: From the 1970s to Now – Through April 1
Claudia Ryan and Rob Tarbell: Skyway Curators’ Choice – Through April 1
Elisabeth Condon and Bruce Marsh: Skyway Audience Choice – Through April 1

Tampa Theatre
First Blood – February 2
In the Mood – February 3
Good Morning, Vietnam – February 4
Dune – February 9
Stand By Me – February 11
Coming to America – February 16
Iliza Shlesinger Live – February 17
Sixteen Candles – February 18
Wayne’s World – March 1
Winefest 2017: Wine’s World – March 2
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live – April 5
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – April 21

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 –
Powered by Athleta
U-JAM Fitness – 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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