Downtown After Hours

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 2

Open Rehersal
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Opera aficionados and neophytes alike will enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek into a rehearsal with Maestro Daniel Lipton, observing the director and artists working on scenes from the upcoming opera production. Open Rehearsal – Cinderella (La Cenerentola).

Happy Hour Concert – A Toast to the Classics
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Let the music move you at happy hour with The Florida Orchestra. Start with free select drinks and snacks before an hour-long concert. Then linger in the lobby to sip drinks and say hello to your favorite TFO musicians. Happy Hour Concert – A Toast to the Classics.

Rock the Park
Begins 6:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Rock the Park is a free monthly music series showcasing Central Florida’s musical talents of all genres. This month enjoy The Lawsuits, Sleeping Pills and Demi Nova. Rock the Park.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning host Atlantic Division foe Ottawa for the first time this season at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators.

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.

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.

20th Century Women
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Dorothea is a tough, wise, worldly woman who earned every one of her 55 years. In 1979, she sees the way the world is changing and she’s not too pleased to see it happen. So she calls on the people in her life to help her usher in this new phase. 20th Century Women.

 

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This production is set in present-day Tampa. Featuring some of the most famous lines penned in the English language, it subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in a clever and astute comedy that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Friday, February 3

UT Invitational – Tennis
Begins 10am
The University of Tampa
Grab a seat to see some top-notch college tennis. This is an all day event that is free and open to the public. UT Invitational – Tennis.

Do the Local Motion
Noon to 1pm
Poe Plaza
Join for the Black Heritage Walk. Tours remain free, however, a suggested donation of $5.00 is appreciated to help feed a hungry child in our community. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit programs of Where Love Grows. Do The Local Motion.

First Friday
Begins 5pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort hotel museum, enjoy live music on the veranda, and share a treat with friends at the tastings table. A docent-led tour of the Museum will begin at 5:15 pm. Experience the magic of the Museum at dusk! First Friday.

Bridal Fashion Show
Begins 6pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
View the latest in wedding bridal fashion straight from the New York runways! Grab your bridesmaids and swoon over all the beautiful wedding gowns. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail hour and mingle with Tampa Bay’s top wedding bridal shops. Bridal Fashion Show.

UT Baseball vs. Bentley
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa
Cheer on Downtown Tampa’s baseball team as the Spartans take the field to do battle with Bentley. UT Baseball vs Bentley.

Electronics Alive IX: Gallery Opening Reception
Begins 7pm
The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa
This exciting new edition of Electronics Alive is sure to excite! You do not want to miss the opening reception! Electronics Alive IX: Gallery Opening Reception.

The Decline of Western Civilization
Begins 7pm
The Vault
A presentation of Penelope Spheeris’ legendary film: The Decline of Western Civilization. This documentary tells the story of LA’s punk music scene in 1979. For this presentation, NYC violin duo String Noise will be providing the soundtrack live in concert as the film is being shown! The Decline of Western Civilization.

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.

Neruda
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
This film tells the story of a confrontation between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and an emerging dictatorship, and illuminates the endless struggle between political authority and the creative imagination. Neruda

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This production is set in present-day Tampa. Featuring some of the most famous lines penned in the English language, it subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in a clever and astute comedy that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

truTV Impractical Jokers Bring the ‘Santiago Sent Us?’ Tour Starring The Tenderloins
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Your favorite truTV stars bring a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos, stories, and insight to this live show. Purchase tickets for only $35 with promo code FUNNY. truTV Impractical Jokers Bring the ˜Santiago Sent Us?”™ Tour .

Saturday, February 4

Victorian Valentine Making
Begins 1pm
The Commerce Club at Oxford Exchange
Discover this history of some gorgeous keepsakes and create your own treasures. Participants are encouraged to bring items to personalize their Valentines – a special photograph, a postcard, or a scrap of lace are perfect additions! Victorian Valentine Making.

In the Mood
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Big Band music fans will be excited to see this all-American 1940s musical revue kick off its tour with two performances in Downtown Tampa! In the Mood.

Streetcar Live
Begins 5pm
Downtown Tampa
An exciting concert series on board the Streetcar! This month hear from Band of Sorrows and Whiskey-soaked Honky Tonk. Streetcar Live.

Greg West – Live & Local
Begins 5:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Greg West brings his cross blend between Country, Pop and Americana music to Downtown Tampa. West has an ability to write songs anyone can relate to and everyone will want to sing along to! Greg West – Live & Local.

UT Baseball vs. Bentley
Begins 6pm
Cheer on Downtown Tampa’s baseball team as the Spartans take the field to do battle with Bentley. UT Baseball vs Bentley.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning face the Anaheim Ducks for the only time this regular season at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks.

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.

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This production is set in present-day Tampa. Featuring some of the most famous lines penned in the English language, it subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in a clever and astute comedy that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

The Got Jokes? Improv Experience
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This event brings together a diverse collection of all-stars spanning several art forms, including popular radio personalities, actors, national comedians, and spoken word artists to create an interactive experience that leaves the audience wanting to join the action. The Got Jokes? Improv Experience.

Sunday, February 5

UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Tusculum
Begins at noon
The University of Tampa
The University of Tampa men’s lacrosse squad takes up the sticks to challenge visiting Tusculum. Go Spartans! UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Tusculum.

UT Baseball vs. Bentley
Begins at noon
The University of Tampa
Cheer on Downtown Tampa’s baseball team as the Spartans take the field to do battle with Bentley. UT Baseball vs Bentley.

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.

Discover Opera – La Cenerentola
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Learn more about the driving dynamics behind the evolution of opera over the ages, the impact of major composers, and the importance of voice types during casting. Discover Opera – La Cenerentola.

The Color Purple
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
A young woman living in rural Georgia in the early 1900s has endured cruelty most of her life. But she lives on the hope that someday, some good will come into her life. But when it does appear, the goodness takes a surprising form. The Color Purple.

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.

Neruda
6:30pm to 8:15pm
Tampa Theatre
This film tells the story of a confrontation between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and an emerging dictatorship, and illuminates the endless struggle between political authority and the creative imagination. Neruda

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This production is set in present-day Tampa. Featuring some of the most famous lines penned in the English language, it subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in a clever and astute comedy that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
March 4 – 5
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Held annually during the first weekend in March in downtown Tampa, it is a true showcase. Featured art includes ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood. The esteemed event also features the works of local young artists, a weekend full of live entertainment and a children’s art activity area. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.

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 Ottawa Senators – February 2
truTV Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” Tour – February 3
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks – February 4
Tampa Bay Lightning vs LA Kings – February February 7
Bon Jovi – February 14
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
Eric Church – May 4
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Begins January
Linda Connor: Gravity – Begins January
Forever Young: Senior Photography Show – Begins January 27
AHN Visiting Artist Reception – February 9
The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Fourth Friday – Pirate Games – January 27
Library Closed – January 28
Outside The Lines: Coloring for Adults – February 3
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – February 7
Movies @ The Library: Suicide Squad – February 10
Burgert Brothers Walking Tour of Central Avenue – February 11
Movies @ The Library: Ghostbusters – February 17

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Tampa Stories – February 4 to 28
Mini Makers with GSWCF – February 4
Member Morning – February 5
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – February 7
Little Sweetheart Dance – February 11
Developmental Checkups – February 14
Home School Days – February 15
STEM Family Night at GCM – February 23
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 Got Jokes? Improv Experience – February 4
The Aliens by Annie Baker – February 9 to 26
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
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It – Through February 5
Open Rehearsal – Cinderella (La Cenerentola) – January 24 to February 2
Wicked – February 1 to 26
Happy Hour Concert – A Toast to the Classics – February 2
Greg West – Live & Local – February 4
Discover Opera – La Cenerentola – February 5
Cinderella (La Cenerentola) – February 10 and 12
Impressario Society Pre-performance Reception – February 10
An Evening with Don Miggs and Special Guests – February 11
Rebecca Zapen – Live & Local – February 11
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21, 2017

Tampa Bay History Center
Sangria and Stories: Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. – February 12
Florida Conversations – Clara Barton in Tampa – February 15
History Center Book Group – Coming to Pass – February 16

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
Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art – Through February 5
Manuel Carrillo: Mi Querido Mexico (My Beloved Mexico) – Through February 5
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10
Pride & Passion – April 29

Tampa Theatre
Neruda – February 3 to 9
In the Mood – February 4
The Color Purple – February 5
OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films – February 10 to 27
OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Short Films – February 10 to 28
OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Short Films – February 11 to 25
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – February 12
Balcony-To-Backstage Tour – February 14
Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal & Sleepless in Seattle – February 14
Made in Venice – February 15
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

University of Tampa
Baseball vs Bentley – February 3
3 Days Tennis UT Invitational – February 3
Community Conversations – February 3
Electronics Alive IX Gallery Opening – February 3
Baseball vs. Bentley – February 4
Baseball vs. Bentley – February 5
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Tusculum – February 5
PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at Sykes Chapel – Raymond and Beth Chenault, duo-organists – February 5
Women’s Basketball vs. Eckerd – February 8
Men’s Basketball vs. Eckerd – February 8
Baseball vs. Georgia College – February 10
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Queens (N.C.) – February 11
Baseball vs. Georgia College – February 11
Baseball vs. Georgia College – February 12
Tampa vs St. Petersburg College – February 14
Women’s Basketball vs. Florida Southern – February 15
Men’s Basketball vs. Florida Southern – February 15
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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