Downtown After Hours

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23

Happy Hour Concert – American Spirit(s)
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 afterward to sip and say hi to your favorite TFO musicians. Happy Hour Concert – American Spirit(s).

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.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning battle the Calgary Flames in the only meeting between the teams this season at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames.

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 24

Cafe con Tampa
Begins 8am
Oxford Exchange
USF Health in Downtown Tampa and The Future of Healthcare with Dr. Ed Funai of USF Health. A breakfast buffet will be included with admission. Cafe con Tampa.

Fourth Friday
4pm to 9pm
Downtown Tampa
A celebration of Downtown Tampa’s rich arts and culture scene. Museums and performing arts venues offer extended hours, free or value-added admission, and/or special programming. While visiting the venues during event hours, pick up a Fourth Friday wristband for access to food and drink specials to downtown establishments. Fourth Friday.

Rebecca Zapen – Live & Local
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A third-generation musician in a family tree including players of violin, piano, double bass, guitar, and accordion, Rebecca Zapen has developed into a versatile performer: jazz crooner, classically-trained violinist, and award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter. Rebecca Zapen – Live & Local.

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

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.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans – The Florida Orchestra
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Famed trumpeter Byron Stripling leads this parade of hot New Orleans jazz. The good times roll with music from Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong. Mardi Gras in New Orleans – 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.

10 Things I Hate About You
10:30pm to 12:15am
Tampa Theatre
In the grand and storied tradition of presenting adapted plots from Shakespeare in the medium of high school relationship drama, Tampa Theatre’s REWIND presents one of the exemplars of the form. 10 Things I Hate About You.

Saturday, February 25

Gasparilla Distance Classic
Begins 6:45am
Brorein Street & Franklin Street
The Distance Classic will include a 5k, 8k, 15k, and half marathon races. There will also be a wheelchair division. Lace up your shoes and join in or line the streets to watch this fun community event! Gasparilla Distance Classic.

Camp-A-Palooza
Begins 10am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Bring the kids for a free afternoon of performances, snacks, games and good times! Take a tour, watch a class, and enjoy the fun. This will be the first look at the camps and classes offered this summer at the Patel Conservatory. Camp-A-Palooza.

Katie Adams: Stories from the Sea
Begins 11am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Splash into aquatic excitement when storyteller Katie Adams and her colorful props bring beloved children’s tales to life. This show is part of the Wee Folk series for ages 2-4. Katie Adams: Stories from the Sea.

UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Limestone
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans take the field to defend their turf in a lacrosse battle. UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Limestone.

UT Women’s Basketball vs. Lynn
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans bring their best to the court for a basketball showdown. UT Women’s Basketball vs. Lynn.

OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Short Films
2pm to 4:30pm
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.

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. Lynn
Begins 4pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans bring their best to the court for a basketball showdown. UT Men’s Basketball vs. Lynn.

OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films
5:45pm to 7:15pm
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.

Dean Johanesen – Live & Local
5:45pm to 7:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A recent passion for gypsy jazz music in the vein of Django Reinhardt has put Johanesen on a musical path with a focus on new stories of old times. Non-fictional characters from the ’20s and ’30s, circus performers, the side show, Prohibition, and the war of currents all placed in a backdrop of gypsy swing. Dean Johanesen – Live & Local.

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

Pablo Sainz Villegas
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Heralded as “the soul of the Spanish guitar,” Villegas shocked Spanish audiences with his grasp of the instrument from a young age. A people’s guitarist, Villegas dedicated the next two decades of his career to the social power of music, using his gifts to carry audiences to the inner life of the emotions through his Spanish guitar music. Pablo Sainz Villegas.

OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Short Films
8pm to 10:15pm
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.

Sunday, February 26

Gasparilla Distance Classic
Begins 9:15am
Brorein Street & Franklin Street
The Distance Classic will include a 5k, 8k, 15k, and half marathon races. There will also be a wheelchair division. Lace up your shoes and join in or line the streets to watch this fun community event! Gasparilla Distance Classic.

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

Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa – Falk Theatre
Enjoy some beautiful wind and jazz music at this free event! Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble.

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.

Hollywood Awards Night
Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
Celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party for the live telecast of the 89th annual Academy Awards on the big screen! Hollywood Awards Night.

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 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
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
Tampa Stories – Through February 28
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
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 – Through February 26
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

Tampa Bay History Center
Celebrating Our Heritage: Thirty Years of Hispanic Themed Art – Through March 5
Advanced Placement Trivia Competition – February 25
Unlocking Your Family History – An Introduction to Genealogy – March 1 and 8
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – March 11
Colonial Florida Digital History: Beyond Primary Resources – March 15
Girl Scout Workshop: Life in Ybor City – March 15
Tampa Bay’s Waterfront – Its History and Development – April 5

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
10 Things I Hate About You – February 24
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
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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