Downtown After Hours

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14

Old Fashioned Night Out
Begins 5pm
Bijou Brasserie
Couples of five months or 50 years are invited to this Valentine’s Day experience, where the food will make you fall in love all over again until the barrelhouse music of the jazz band lures your toes to tap out onto the dance floor. Chef Cody created a four-course prix-fixe menu sure to put stars in your eyes, and a five-piece jazz band will play your way through dinner. Old Fashioned Night Out

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

Bert Kreischer
Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
Bert Kreischer returns to his hometown to perform on the storied Tampa Theatre stage. Kreischer is a stand-up comedian who performs to sellout crowds across the country. His latest stand-up special, Secret Time, has seen great success on Netflix. He is the host of the Travel Channel’s Trip Flip and Bert the Conqueror, and previously hosted Hurt Bert. He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and The Rachael Ray Show and has appeared on Late Night With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Bert Kreischer

Vault of Love
Begins 7pm
The Vault
Celebrate LOVE with an evening of scintillating live music & entertainment, sexy crafted cocktails and sultry food samplings. Tickets include valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, champagne cocktail, dessert buffet & live performances throughout the evening. Vault of Love

Hamilton
Begins 7:30pm
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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting Dallas Stars in a downtown showdown. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars

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

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

Friday, February 15

Tampa Bay Fresh Fest
Begins 11am
Downtown Tampa
Artistic leaders from across Tampa Bay are launching a mural project that looks to beautify communities, engage the public, support accessible art, and amplify public arts programming in Tampa. The project aims to forge partnerships with arts organizations, artists, and local businesses to create more than 12 large scale works of public art throughout the Tampa area. Tampa Bay Fresh Fest

Do the Local Motion
Begins at Noon
Poe Plaza
Lace up those walking shoes and take a closer look at the beauty of the city by the water! The tour will include visits to eBoats Tampa and Tampa Water Bikes. Do the Local Motion

Wiesn in a Box
Begins 4pm
MacDill Park on 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 & Local – Connor Zwetsch
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Connor Zwetsch is a singer/songwriter based out of Tampa, currently working on her debut album. This is a great opportunity to see an up and coming artist perform live! Live & Local – Connor Zwetsch

Bert Kreischer
Shows at 7pm and 10pm
Tampa Theatre
Bert Kreischer returns to his hometown to perform on the storied Tampa Theatre stage. Kreischer is a stand-up comedian who performs to sellout crowds across the country. His latest stand-up special, Secret Time, has seen great success on Netflix. He is the host of the Travel Channel’s Trip Flip and Bert the Conqueror, and previously hosted Hurt Bert. He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and The Rachael Ray Show and has appeared on Late Night With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Bert Kreischer

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

The Florida Orchestra – The Planets
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Planets align with NASA images on the big screen for the 100th anniversary of Holst’s sonic trip through the galaxy. Based in astrology, which enthralled Gustav Holst, each section is meant to capture the character of the planet. Also on the program is Debussy’s Nocturnes, meant to give “all the various impressions and the special effects of light that the word suggests,” according to the composer’s introduction. The Florida Orchestra – The Planets

Hamilton
Begins 8pm
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

Ready Steady Yeti Go
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This play is charming and funny with a sharp edge of heartbreaking truth. It’s clever, moving and ingenious. It takes on our assumptions about people’s character and the painful sacrifices we make for love and family. At its heart though, it is an uplifting story about young star-crossed lovers wrapped in a comedy wrapped in a satire with a healthy streak of political commentary. Ready Steady Yeti Go

Saturday, February 16

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

Tampa Bay Fresh Fest
Begins 11am
Downtown Tampa
Artistic leaders from across Tampa Bay are launching a mural project that looks to beautify communities, engage the public, support accessible art, and amplify public arts programming in Tampa. The project aims to forge partnerships with arts organizations, artists, and local businesses to create more than 12 large scale works of public art throughout the Tampa area. Tampa Bay Fresh 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

Wiesn in a Box
Begins at Noon
MacDill Park on 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

Hamilton
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
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

Ready Steady Yeti Go
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This play is charming and funny with a sharp edge of heartbreaking truth. It’s clever, moving and ingenious. It takes on our assumptions about people’s character and the painful sacrifices we make for love and family. At its heart though, it is an uplifting story about young star-crossed lovers wrapped in a comedy wrapped in a satire with a healthy streak of political commentary. Ready Steady Yeti Go

C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Using C.S. Lewis’ own words, award-winning actor Max McLean brings the brilliant Oxford Don to life, taking us on his extraordinary journey from hard-boiled atheist to “the most reluctant convert in all England,” only to become the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century. C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Atlantic Division rival Canadiens come to Downtown Tampa for a battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

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

Jo Koy
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Koy sells out theaters and arenas across the world with his infectious and explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with material that has universal appeal. Jo Koy

Sunday, February 17

Wiesn in a Box
Begins at Noon
MacDill Park on 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

Goldfinger (1964)
Begins 1:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The powerful tycoon and bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger has initiated Operation Grand Slam, a mad scheme to raid Fort Knox, destroy all the gold and thereby crater the world economy. James Bond, armed with his specially equipped Aston Martin and devastating charm, must stop the plan by defeating Goldfinger’s bizarre henchmen like the infamous Oddjob, dodging laser beams, and making a personal connection with Godlfinger’s personal pilot, Pussy Galore. Goldfinger (1964)

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

Hamilton
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
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

Ready Steady Yeti Go
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
This play is charming and funny with a sharp edge of heartbreaking truth. It’s clever, moving and ingenious. It takes on our assumptions about people’s character and the painful sacrifices we make for love and family. At its heart though, it is an uplifting story about young star-crossed lovers wrapped in a comedy wrapped in a satire with a healthy streak of political commentary. Ready Steady Yeti Go

Arts Legacy REMIX: Black Artists Film Series
Begins 3pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Our community contains a wealth of cultures and talented people. They converge at this event, where singers, dancers and musicians from around the Tampa Bay area come together in these special, free performances. Arts Legacy REMIX: Black Artists Film Series

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

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
4pm to 6pm
Tampa Theatre
In a globe-trotting assignment that has him skiing off the edges of cliffs and driving a car deep underwater, British super-spy James Bond unites with sexy Russian agent Anya Amasova to defeat megalomaniac shipping magnate Karl Stromberg, who threatens to destroy New York City with stolen nuclear weapons and found a new society under the sea. Bond’s most deadly adversary on the case is Stromberg’s henchman – and archetypical Bond heavy – Jaws, a seven-foot giant with terrifying steel teeth and a propensity to survive attacks that should be fatal. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to continue it’s Sunday Yoga in the Park tradition with our newest addition, seasoned yoga instructors from Lucky Cat Yoga. Yoga in the Park

Casino Royale (2006)
7pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre, a mysterious financier who’s the money behind a variety of terrorist organizations. Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest “00” operative will bankrupt him and topple his organization. But Bond unexpectedly falls for Vesper Lynd, a treasury employee who’s providing his stake at the table. Will that connection jeopardize his first real mission? Casino Royale (2006)

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

Downtown Debriefing Series: West River Development
Tuesday, February 26
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The West River Development Plan focuses on a 120-acre area bounded by Rome Avenue, Columbus Avenue, the Hillsborough River and Interstate-275. Attendees will hear how City officials and developers plan to create a genuinely diverse and economically integrated community with over 1,600 new residential units. The event will include a buffet breakfast and a panel discussion. Downtown Debriefing Series: West River Development

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 Dallas Stars – February 14
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – February 16
Fleetwood Mac – February 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – February 21
TobyMac Hits Deep 2019 – February 24
Tampa Bay Lightning vs LA Kings – February 25
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
Photo 101 – Through February 20
Lightroom Advanced – February 19
Social Media Blogging Bootcamp – February 16
Storytelling Through Photography – February 17
Artist Nudes Creative Process – February 18
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
Positive Parenting Program – Through February 25
Happy Birthday Clifford the Big Red Dog! – February 14
Sensory Friendly Dino Tea – February 23
Dino Tea – February 24
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
Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition – Through February 24

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
Learning Circles: Dream Interpretation 101 – Through February 19
Movies @ the Library: Ant-Man and the Wasp – February 15
Frederick Douglass: A Portrayal – February 16
All Day – Holiday Closing – February 18
Book Discussion: Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood – February 20
Tips and Tricks for Ancestry – February 22
Scandinavian Trivet – February 26

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Ready Steady Yeti Go – Through February 24
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
Arts Legacy REMIX: African-American Artists Film Festival – Through February 17
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour – February 6 and 7
Anton Coppola’s Lady Swanwhite – February 9
Lippo the Clown – February 9
Hamilton – February 12 to March 10
Farruquito – February 14
mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical – February 14 to 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: The Ybor City Story – February 9 and March 9
Girl Scout Workshop: Taste Tampa – February 9
Florida Conversations: Caribbean Slavery and the Rise of American Music – February 20
Book Group – Food Explorer: The Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats – February 21
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
Yayoi Kusama: Love is Calling – Through February 14
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
The Simon & Garfunkel Story – February 8
In the Mood – Saturday, February 9
Aaron Lewis: The State I’m In Tour – February 10
Bert Kreischer: Body Shots Tour – February 14
Jo Koy: Break the Mold Tour – February 16
Winefest 2019: Vino Royale – February 22 and 23
Hollywood Awards Night – February 24
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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