Downtown After Hours

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7

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

Rock the Park
6:30pm to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Listen to some great musical talent in a beautiful, relaxing setting. This month’s show features Will Quinlan & The Holy Slow Train, Thor Platter (Cleveland Americana), and Danny and Alex. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park

Hundred Days
Begins 7:30pm
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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to silence the Blues in a downtown showdown. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues

Shoplifters (2018)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
After shoplifting from a store, Osamu and his son run into a little homeless girl shivering with cold. At first glance, Osamu’s wife is not quite keen to take her under her wing, but she eventually feels sorry for her. Despite eking a living from shoplifting, the family is happy until an unforeseen incident unveils a secret that puts their bond to the test. Shoplifters (2018)

Ready Steady Yeti Go – Preview – SOLD OUT
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

Othello by William Shakespeare
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
Backstabbing politicians, two-faced frenemies, gaslighting, treachery, true love and the never-ending cultural complications of a “black ram tupping a white ewe,” Shakespeare’s Othello might as well be talking about this year’s headlines. And in this production, it does. Othello features Jobsite’s signature modern spin on a favorite Shakespeare play. Othello by William Shakespeare

Friday, February 8

Hundred Days
Begins 7:30pm
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

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this show features a full live band performing all the hits. The immersive concert-style show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ’60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance. The Simon & Garfunkel Story

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

Othello by William Shakespeare
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
Backstabbing politicians, two-faced frenemies, gaslighting, treachery, true love and the never-ending cultural complications of a “black ram tupping a white ewe,” Shakespeare’s Othello might as well be talking about this year’s headlines. And in this production, it does. Othello features Jobsite’s signature modern spin on a favorite Shakespeare play. Othello by William Shakespeare

Saturday, February 9

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

Victorian Valentine’s Workshop
Begins 10am
Oxford Exchange
Elaborate, ornate, heartfelt. These words capture the beauty of Victorian Valentines. Discover this history of these gorgeous keepsakes and create your own treasures at this event. Participants are encouraged to bring items to personalize their Valentines; a special photograph, an old postcard, or a scrap of lace are all perfect additions! Victorian Valentine’s Workshop

Lippo the Clown’s Small Family Circus
Begins 11am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Giggle, guffaw and howl with laughter as loveable Lippo the Clown comes to town with his small family circus. They bring the beloved acts of the classic circus, including juggling, unicycles and plenty of clown antics to tickle the funny bones of kids of all ages. Lippo the Clown’s Small Family Circus

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

Maven Will You Be Mine Makers Market Fest
Begins at Noon
Maven Market Channel District
Spend the day celebrating the month of love! This event will feature over 50 makers and artists, plus food and drinks, free interactive art activities, a free valentine making station, and much more. There will also be live music setting the scene while you peruse some vintage and collectible treasures! Maven Will You Be Mine Makers Market Fest

OSCAR®-Nominated Animated Short Films (2018)
1:45pm to 3pm
Tampa Theatre
Just in time for its 20th annual Hollywood Awards Night OSCAR® watch party, Tampa Theatre will once again partner with ShortsHD™ to present the popular OSCAR®-Nominated Animated Short Films program. Featuring Bao, Late Afternoon, Animal Behaviour, Weekends, One Small Step, Wishing Box, and Tweet Tweet. OSCAR®-Nominated Animated Short Films (2018)

2019 Recycled Tunes Drive
2pm to 4pm
Sparkman Wharf
Donate a gently used instrument and get a FREE 2-DAY general admission ticket to the Gasparilla Music Festival March 9-10. Recycled Tunes Drive

Hundred Days
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
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

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

OSCAR®-Nominated Documentary Short Films (2018)
4pm to 6pm
Tampa Theatre
Just in time for its 20th annual Hollywood Awards Night OSCAR® watch party, Tampa Theatre will once again partner with ShortsHD™ to present the popular OSCAR®-Nominated Animated Short Films program. Featuring showings of Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat, A Night in the Garden, and Period. End of Sentence. OSCAR®-Nominated Documentary Short Films (2018)

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting Penguins for a battle on ice. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Anton Coppola’s Lady Swanwhite
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Princess Swanwhite must marry the King. But, when he sends the Prince to school her on the demands of being Queen, the youngsters fall for each other’s charms – and into each other’s arms. Fleeing the King’s wrath, the Prince escapes in a boat, but when all is forgiven, he must swim back to Swanwhite in a storm. This is where their fairy tale ends. Or is it? Swanwhite’s faith in the power of love may have the power to save her Prince as Opera Tampa presents the world premiere of Anton Coppola’s latest work, the intimate chamber opera Lady Swanwhite.  Anton Coppola’s Lady Swanwhite

OSCAR®-Nominated Live Action Short Films (2018)
7:30pm to 8:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Just in time for its 20th annual Hollywood Awards Night OSCAR® watch party, Tampa Theatre will once again partner with ShortsHD™ to present the popular OSCAR®-Nominated Live Action Short Films program. Featuring showings of Madre, Fauve, Marguerite, Detainment, and Skin. OSCAR®-Nominated Live Action Short Films (2018)

Sunday, February 10

Hundred Days
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
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

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

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

Aaron Lewis’s The State I’m in Tour
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Aaron Lewis stops by Downtown Tampa for a live performance in advance of some new music coming this year. Giving fans of the Staind founding member something different, this show will feature acoustic songs and stories as Lewis shares personal tales live on the historic stage. Aaaron Lewis’s The State I’m in Tour

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

Wiesn in a Box
Friday, February 15 – 17
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 can be found at MacDill Park on the Riverwalk Feb. 15-17, Barrymore along the Riverwalk Feb. 25-27 and Grand Central Courtyard March 1-3. Wiesn in a Box

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 Pittsburgh Penguins – February 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames – February 12
Michael Buble – February 13
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
P!nk – March 3
Bob Seger – March 15
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 12 and 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
Grown Up Night – February 8
Happy Birthday Mo Willems! – February 9 to 11
Cooking with Saltblock – February 13
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
Othello – January 11 to February 3
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
Messy Mondays – February 11
The Imaginative World of Makey Makeys – February 11
Meet Family Tree Maker – February 12
DIY Crafting: Book Folding – February 13
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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