Downtown After Hours

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16

The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Stanley Lambchop is an everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board above his bed comes loose, falls on top of him, and flattens him. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. Performed by Patel Conservatory 2nd-4th graders. The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr..

Wicked
Begins 7:30pm – see website for all dates and times
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and “For Good,” WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.” Wicked.

UT Spring Dance Concert
Begins 8pm
University of Tampa
The Spring Dance Concert is a feast for dance lovers, or even people just wanting a taste of dance. This event is free and open to the public. UT Spring Dance Concert.

The Aliens by Annie Baker
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Two lost and disillusioned young men sit behind a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high-school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music about friendship, art, love and death. The Aliens by Annie Baker.

Friday, February 17

Do the Local Motion
Noon to 1pm
Poe Plaza
Join for this week’s Urban Lifestyle Tour, featuring the Channel District. Tours will remain free; however, a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated to help feed a hungry child in our community. All of the proceeds will directly benefit programs of Where Love Grows. Do the Local Motion.

UT Baseball vs. Southern Indiana
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans look to start off strong for the weekend series against the Eagles. UT Baseball vs. Southern Indiana.

The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Stanley Lambchop is an everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board above his bed comes loose, falls on top of him, and flattens him. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. Performed by Patel Conservatory 2nd-4th graders. The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr..

OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Get a leg up on your Oscar party by enjoying all of the award-nominated short films before the award show. OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films.

Forbidden Broadway
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Famous for its sharp spoofs of all things Broadway, including show tunes, characters, and plots of beloved musicals, this skewering of everything from Hamilton to The Lion King has audiences rolling in the aisles. Forbidden Broadway.
Save $10 on select performances using promo code: SAVE10

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 – The Florida Orchestra
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The playful power of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 is set against the soft, entrancing tones of French composer Duruflé’s Requiem, featuring The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Despite its name, there’s nothing wicked about Debussy’s Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane. It’s light and beautiful, with TFO Principal Harp, Anna Kate Mackle, as the soloist. Michael Francis conducts. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 – The Florida Orchestra.

The Aliens by Annie Baker
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Two lost and disillusioned young men sit behind a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high-school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music about friendship, art, love and death. The Aliens by Annie Baker.

Saturday, February 18

Hockey Day in Tampa Bay
Begins 9am
Amalie Arena
The fun starts with the Chase Street Lightning Tournament on Ford Thunder Alley. For the first time ever on Hockey Day in Tampa Bay, the Lightning Alumni, featuring Dave Andreychuk, will take on the Boston Bruins Alumni, featuring Ray Bourque. The day will conclude with the Lightning High School Hockey Championship game. Hockey Day in Tampa Bay.

4th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Noon to 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
A great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’! Enjoy a sampling of beer and bourbon, plus some delicious BBQ vendors, seminars in the tasting theater, and live music. 4th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival.

The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.
Shows at 1pm and 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Stanley Lambchop is an everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board above his bed comes loose, falls on top of him, and flattens him. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. Performed by Patel Conservatory 2nd-4th graders. The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr..

UT Tennis vs Palm Beach Atlantic
Begins 1pm
The University of Tampa
The racket-wielding Spartans take the court to challenge visiting Palm Beach Atlantic. UT Tennis vs Palm Beach Atlantic.

UT Women’s Basketball vs. Rollins
Begins 2pm
The University of Tampa
The Spartans women’s basketball squad will try to sink the visiting Tars on the hard court. UT Women’s Basketball vs. Rollins.

UT Spring Dance Concert
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa
The Spring Dance Concert is a feast for dance lovers, or even people just wanting a taste of dance. This event is free and open to the public. UT Spring Dance Concert.

An Afternoon Conversation and Signing with George Saunders
Begins 2:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Short-story icon and MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winner George Saunders takes to the historic stage to celebrate his highly-anticipated debut novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. Saunders will be joined by Thomas Pierce and David James Poissant. George Saunders.

The Aliens by Annie Baker
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Two lost and disillusioned young men sit behind a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high-school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music about friendship, art, love and death. The Aliens by Annie Baker.

UT Men’s Basketball vs. Rollins
Begins 4pm
The University of Tampa
The Spartans men’s basketball team will try to defeat the visiting Tars on the hard court. UT Men’s Basketball vs. Rollins.

Francesca – Live & Local
Begins 5:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by a spectrum of artists in pop, R&B, and Christian Rock music, Francesca writes and performs original songs and has already shared the stage with professionals and even appeared on network television. Francesca – Live & Local.

UT Baseball vs. Southern Indiana
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans look to get over the hump in the weekend series against the Eagles. UT Baseball vs. Southern Indiana.

OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Short Films
7:30pm to 9:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Get a leg up on your Oscar party by enjoying all of the award-nominated short films before the award show. OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Short Films.

Forbidden Broadway
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Famous for its sharp spoofs of all things Broadway, including show tunes, characters, and plots of beloved musicals, this skewering of everything from Hamilton to The Lion King has audiences rolling in the aisles. Forbidden Broadway.
Save $10 on select performances using promo code: SAVE10

Sunday, February 19

UT Tennis vs. Nova Southeastern
Begins 11am
University of Tampa
The Spartans and the Sharks do battle on the tennis courts. UT Tennis vs. Nova Southeastern.

UT Baseball vs. Southern Indiana
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans look to finish strong in the weekend series against the Eagles. UT Baseball vs. Southern Indiana.

The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.
Shows at 1pm and 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Stanley Lambchop is an everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board above his bed comes loose, falls on top of him, and flattens him. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. Performed by Patel Conservatory 2nd-4th graders. The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr..

Forbidden Broadway
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Famous for its sharp spoofs of all things Broadway, including show tunes, characters, and plots of beloved musicals, this skewering of everything from Hamilton to The Lion King has audiences rolling in the aisles. Forbidden Broadway.
Save $10 on select performances using promo code: SAVE10

The Lincoln Lawyer
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by part-time Tampa resident Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer is half courtroom drama and half mystery, with an attorney who works out of his chauffeur-driven car. Starring Matthew McConaughey. The Lincoln Lawyer.

Tampa Bay Symphony Spring Awakens
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This show features Young Artist Competition Winner, Gioachino Rossini performing William Tell Overture, and Young Artist Competition Winner, Robert Schumann performing Symphony No. 1. Tampa Bay Symphony Spring Awakens.

Yoga in the Park
5pm to 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Wind down the weekend with a free yoga session on the waterfront. Don’t forget your yoga mat and water bottle! Yoga in the Park.

OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Short Films
6:45pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Get a leg up on your Oscar party by enjoying all of the award-nominated documentary short films before the award show. OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Short Films.

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Gasparilla International Film Festival
March 2 – 9
Tampa Theater – see website for all venues
The Gasparilla International Film Festival is a cultural arts institution that inspires, educates, and entertains Tampa Bay’s diverse population through an annual celebration of film, year-round events, community outreach, and social awareness initiatives that foster communication, generate economic impact, and provide support for the film industry of Tampa Bay and State of Florida. Gasparilla International Film 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
Hockey Day in Tampa Bay – February 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers – February 21
Harlem Globetrotters – February 22
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames – February 23
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – February 27
Twenty One Pilots – February 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes – March 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – March 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild – March 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – March 11
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience – March 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – March 16
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – March 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes – March 21
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment – March 24 to 26
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks – March 27
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings – March 30
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – April 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars – April 2
Arijit Singh Live in Concert – April 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – April 9
The Chainsmokers – April 14
Tampa Bay Storm vs Philadelphia Soul – April 15
Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators – April 22
Neil Diamond – April 23
Red Hot Chili Peppers – April 27
98ROCKFEST – April 28
Eric Church – May 4
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December
Linda Connor: Gravity – Through March 31
The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24
The Boomer List, Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – April 28 to June 16
Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – May 13 to June 16
International Photography Competition 2017 – June 23 to August 18

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Movies @ The Library: Ghostbusters – February 17
Fourth Friday – Black History Trivia – February 24
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – March 7
Movies @ The Library: The Light Between the Oceans – March 10
Laying out the Clues in Funeral Home Records – March 11
Brown Bag: Women’s History Month – March 15
Book Club: The Day the World Came to Town by – March 15
Movies @ The Library: Central Intelligence – March 17
Baseball in Tampa: A Storied History – March 18
Burgert Brothers Walking Tour of Tampa – March 25

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Jacob Lawrence Art – February 18
Flight Test – February 19
Weaving – February 19
Tampa Stories – Through February 28
STEM Family Night at GCM – February 23
Fun Friday – February 24
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday – March 2
Member Morning – March 5
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – March 7
Home School Days: Talent Show – March 8
Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest – March 12
Math + Arts + Bots Studio – March 13 to 17
Spring Break Workshops – March 13 to 17
Pi Day – March 14
Georgia Peach Smoothie – March 18
#GCMParents Series – March 23
Sunshine Sunday – March 26
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month

Patel Conservatory
The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. – February 16 to 19
On the Edge – April 15
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – April 21 to 30
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
The Aliens by Annie Baker – Through February 26
Auditions – The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – February 28
An Intimate Evening with Jon and Sister Mae – March 23 to 26
Impromptu Players – Doublewide, Texas – April 7 and 8
Avenue Q – May 4 to 21
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Forbidden Broadway – Through March 12
Wicked – February 1 to 26
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 – The Florida Orchestra – February 17
Francesca – Live & Local – February 18
Tampa Bay Symphony Spring Awakens – February 19
National Geographic Live presents Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous – February 21
BODYTRAFFIC – February 22
Happy Hour Concert – American Spirit(s) – February 22
Mardi Gras in New Orleans – The Florida Orchestra – February 24
Rebecca Zapen – Live & Local – February 24
Katie Adams: Stories from the Sea – February 25
Pablo Sainz Villegas – February 25
Camp-A-Looza – February 25
Dean Johanesen – Live & Local – February 25
John McCutcheon – February 27
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue – March 3
The Dali Experience – The Florida Orchestra – March 3
The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes – March 4
An Evening with Carl Hiaasen – March 5
Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels – March 5
Something Rotten! – March 7 to 12
Tiempo Libre – March 10
Mike Tozier – Live & Local – March 11
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21, 2017

Tampa Bay History Center
History Center Book Group – Coming to Pass – February 16
History Center Member and Guest Reception – February 16
Unlocking Your Family History – An Introduction to Genealogy – February 22
Advanced Placement Trivia Competition – February 25

Tampa Museum of Art
Sky – Ongoing
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
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10
Pride & Passion – April 29

Tampa Theatre
OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films – Through February 27
OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Short Films – Through February 28
OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Short Films – Through February 25
George Saunders – February 18
The Lincoln Lawyer – February 19
Equal Means Equal – February 20
Hollywood Awards Night – February 26
Deconstructing the Beatles: Sgt Pepper – March 1
Amos Lee – March 3
Get the Led Out – March 19
Look to the Sky – April 8

University of Tampa
Spring Dance Concert – February 16
Baseball vs. Southern Indiana – February 17
Spring Dance Concert – February 17
All Graduate Programs Information Session – February 18
Tampa vs Palm Beach Atlantic – February 18
Women’s Basketball vs. Rollins – February 18
Spring Dance Concert – February 18
Men’s Basketball vs Rollins – February 18
Baseball vs. Southern Indiana – February 18
Tampa vs Nova Southeastern – February 19
Baseball vs. Southern Indiana – February 19
Softball vs. Florida Tech – February 24
Softball vs. Florida Tech – February 25
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Limestone – February 25
Women’s Basketball vs. Lynn – February 25
Men’s Basketball vs. Lynn – February 25
Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble – February 26

Outside is In - Public Space

First Wednesdays, 11am to 2pm at Lykes Gaslight Square Park.
Rock the Park
First Thursdays, 6:30pm to 9pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
– Free Weekly Community Fitness Classes at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park –
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Zumba in the Park  – Tuesdays, 6pm to 7pm
Bamboozle Fit Club Boot Camp – Wednesdays, 6pm to 7pm
Yoga in the Park – Sundays, 5pm to 6pm
– Free Seasonal Programs –
Do the Local Motion – First and third Fridays, noon to 1pm (October to May). Walking tours take off from Poe Plaza, Jackson and Franklin streets.
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