Downtown After Hours

Friday, March 1, 2019

Thursday, February 28

Barre in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In conjunction with the Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to bring this free community fitness class to Tampa’s Downtown! Barre in the Park

Hamilton
Shows Thursday through Sunday
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Broadway hit comes to Tampa! This musical sings and raps through the life story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The performance incorporates a variety of music styles and color-conscious casting of characters. Find some tickets or enter the lottery (good luck!) for a chance to win your seats and see the musical everyone is talking about. Hamilton

Hundred Days
Thursday through Friday
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

Wedding Workshop
Begins 6pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Sarah Fairbairn, owner of One Fine Day, Inc. and Private Events Coordinator at both the Oxford Exchange and Tampa Museum of Art will leave no stone unturned when guiding you through your wedding planning process. Make the most of this workshop with Sarah as she discusses how to navigate each step, each vendor, and each potential hurdle. Wedding Workshop

Open Rehearsal – The Pearl Fishers
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Opera aficionados and neophytes alike always enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek into a rehearsal with Managing Director and Chorus Master Robin Stamper, observing the director and artists working on scenes for the upcoming opera production. A brief, informative overview of the opera begins the evening. This is a very popular event and seating is limited. Open Rehearsal – The Pearl Fishers

mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid: J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kick Heather’s aerobicized butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical

Welcome To Night Vale
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Their brand-new world tour stars Cecil Baldwin, Symphony Sanders, Meg Bashwiner, and surprise guests playing fan favorite characters, plus live music by Disparition, and Mal Blum as The Weather. Welcome To Night Vale

Friday, March 1

Wiesn in a Box
4pm to 11pm
Barrymore along the Riverwalk
The Tampa Downtown Partnership is excited to partner with the Goethe-Institut USA (German Cultural Center), in cooperation and collaboration with Hofbräuhaus America, presenting “Wiesn in a Box”. This traveling Oktoberfest experience is touring the country throughout 2019 and will bring an authentic biergarten experience to three different downtown Tampa neighborhoods this February. This pop-up German biergarten experience will bring a creative mix of freshly-baked pretzels, Hofbräu brews, authentic biergarten seating, and lots of fun music. Wiesn in a Box

Kilgore Atelier Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Begins 5pm
Kilgore Atelier
This grand opening event will feature cocktails on the red carpet, a mayoral ribbon cutting, one of a kind garments, and fine art. This evening will set the tone for your new wardrobe and chic Tampa metropolitan lifestyle. Kilgore Atelier Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Live Music at Sparkman Wharf
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf
Grab a drink and a find a nice place to sit as the live music lays down a soundtrack for your weekend. If you have not visited Sparkman Wharf yet, this is a great excuse to make the trip! Live Music at Sparkman Wharf

Arts Legacy REMIX: Asian Cultural Celebration
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Honor the beautiful artistic traditions of Asia at this cultural event. The celebration features the bamboo orchestra Musikong Kawayan, a Chinese Dragon dance, a Korean fan dance, a youth dance group representing Vietnam, and Shreyas Dance (India). There will be several food vendors on site offering delectable cuisine from the many tastes of Asia. Arts Legacy REMIX: Asian Cultural Celebration

mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid: J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kick Heather’s aerobicized butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical

Trae Crowder LIVE! with Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Trae Crowder swept the internet in 2016 with his Southern-stereotype-crushing social and political rants as The Liberal Redneck. Now he and his co-authors of best-seller, Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta the Dark, Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester are changing the game for comedy, what it means to be Southern and redefining the good ol’boy. Stingingly topical, howlingly funny and endearingly twangy, Trae and his friends unite for this national stand-up comedy tour. Trae Crowder LIVE! with Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester

Saturday, March 2

49th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Begins 9am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Every year, Downtown Tampa transforms into one giant outdoor museum when hundreds of artists gather for this event. Since 1970, the festival has flourished, attracting more than 250,000 people every year. From pottery and photography to glass, digital mediums, paintings, mixed media, wood, and water colors, it’s a wonderful shock to the senses. 49th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

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

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

Wiesn in a Box
Noon to 11pm
Barrymore Hotel along the Riverwalk
The Tampa Downtown Partnership is excited to partner with the Goethe-Institut USA (German Cultural Center), in cooperation and collaboration with Hofbräuhaus America, presenting “Wiesn in a Box”. This traveling Oktoberfest experience is touring the country throughout 2019 and will bring an authentic biergarten experience to three different downtown Tampa neighborhoods this February. This pop-up German biergarten experience will bring a creative mix of freshly-baked pretzels, Hofbräu brews, authentic biergarten seating, and lots of fun music. Wiesn in a Box

Live Music at Sparkman Wharf
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf
Grab a drink and a find a nice place to sit as the live music lays down a soundtrack for your weekend. If you have not visited Sparkman Wharf yet, this is a great excuse to make the trip! Live Music at Sparkman Wharf

The Gutfeld Monologues Live with special guest Tom Shillue
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Lauded for his stick-in-the-eye style of political confrontation, libertarian political satirist Greg Gutfeld is best known for his work hosting The Greg Gutfeld Show and as a co-host for The Five. He appears in this unforgettable evening of hilarious, insightful and engaging conversation on topics from his New York Times bestseller, The Gutfeld Monologues. The Gutfeld Monologues Live with special guest Tom Shillue

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting Ottawa Senators in a downtown showdown. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators

mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid: J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kick Heather’s aerobicized butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical

Sunday, March 3

49th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Begins 9am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Every year, Downtown Tampa transforms into one giant outdoor museum when hundreds of artists gather for this event. Since 1970, the festival has flourished, attracting more than 250,000 people every year. From pottery and photography to glass, digital mediums, paintings, mixed media, wood, and water colors, it’s a wonderful shock to the senses. 49th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Wellness at the Wharf
Begins 10am
Sparkman Wharf
Get your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time with HIIT, Harbour Island Athletic Club’s high-intensity interval training. Please bring your own mat, towel, and water. Classes are free of charge and located on the lawn. Wellness at the Wharf

Wiesn in a Box
Noon to 9pm
Barrymore Hotel along the Riverwalk
The Tampa Downtown Partnership is excited to partner with the Goethe-Institut USA (German Cultural Center), in cooperation and collaboration with Hofbräuhaus America, presenting “Wiesn in a Box”. This traveling Oktoberfest experience is touring the country throughout 2019 and will bring an authentic biergarten experience to three different downtown Tampa neighborhoods this February. This pop-up German biergarten experience will bring a creative mix of freshly-baked pretzels, Hofbräu brews, authentic biergarten seating, and lots of fun music. Wiesn in a Box

mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid: J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kick Heather’s aerobicized butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical

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

Bolts Family Game Night
Begins 5pm
Tampa Theatre
The Lightning Foundation and the Tampa Bay Lightning are thrilled to host the 1st Bolts Family Game Night. Come watch your Lightning favorites compete in game-show games, such as Fan Feud, and then step outside for a post-game-show Block Party featuring games and activities alongside the players, including photo & autograph opportunities, cornhole, bubble hockey, and more! Bolts Family Game Night

P!nk – Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2019
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
After incredible success and demand, esteemed performer and international pop icon P!NK comes to town for a concert that fans will not want to miss. Hear all the star’s hits performed live in Downtown Tampa. Get your tickets today for a fantastic show. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2019

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

Gasparilla Music Festival
Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This festival celebrates the best of Tampa Bay’s diverse music scene, highlighting local emerging acts and nationally recognized headliners. The 6th annual festival will host over 40 fun and eclectic acts with two full days of music across four stages. The lineup also features many of Tampa’s best eateries including The Refinery, Malio’s Steakhouse, Ella’s Folk Art Cafe and more. The festival is kid-friendly with children’s activities offered early each day. Gasparilla Music 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 and Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – March 2
P!nk – March 3
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets – March 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild – March 7
Blake Shelton – March 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings – March 9
Bob Seger – March 15
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – March 16
Travis Scott – March 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes – March 18
Disney On Ice – March 21 to 24
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – March 25
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – March 30
NCAA Women’s Final Four – April 5 and 7
KISS – April 11
2CELLOS – April 13
98ROCKFEST – April 14
Marcy Me – May 5
Ariana Grande – May 28
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
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
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

Jobsite Theater
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
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – March 5
Pig Out on Reading – March 6
Exploration Club – March 6
Sewing at the Library: Pencil Roll – March 7
Movies @ the Library: Ocean’s 8 – March 8
The Amazing World of Google Cardboard – March 18
Messy Mondays – March 18
Become an Architect – March 19
Book Discussion: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway – March 20
Learning Circle – Fundamentals of Public Speaking – March 21

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
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
Hamilton – Through March 10
Open Rehearsal – The Pearl Fishers – Through March 7
Arts Legacy REMIX: Asian Cultural Celebration – March 1
Trae Crowder LIVE! with Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester – March 1
Camp-A-Palooza – March 1
The Gutfield Monologues Live with special guest Tom Shillue – March 1
Discover Opera – The Pearl Fishers – March 3
Wine & Crime – March 11
mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical – Through March 3
Simply Three – April 24
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center
Walk Tampa: Historic Downtown Tampa – March 2
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
Season of Love – Through March 17, 2019
Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective – Through March 17
Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations – Through 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
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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