Downtown After Hours

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8

Community Meeting: Potential District Expansion
Begins 5:30pm
Rialto Theatre
Local property and business owners, residents, and stakeholders will meet to discuss the expansion and funding of Special Services District #41. Community Meeting: Potential District Expansion

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vancouver Canucks
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning welcome the visiting Vancouver Canucks for the only regular season match-up in Downtown Tampa this season. Cheer on your team and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vancouver Canucks

Forever Plaid
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

brownsville song (b-side for Tray) – Preview Night
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Set in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, this show is a powerful tale of resilience in the face of tragedy and a poignant story for our time. Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play tells the story of Tray, a spirited African-American 18-year-old and his family, who must hold on to hope when Tray’s life is cut short. brownsville song (b-side for Tray)

The Tempest
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
On a distant island, a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power and wealth, her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her, and the ship’s passengers find themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest

Friday, February 9

Movies @ the Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the library for a free showing of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect escape from the Earth moments before its destruction and join forces with Zaphod Beeblebrox on board the ship Heart of Gold. They meet many people and aliens along the way on their search for the ultimate question. Movies @ the Library

OSCAR-Nominated Animated Shorts
5:45pm to 7:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Grab a seat at Downtown Tampa’s favorite film institution to see the popular animated shorts that are up for Academy Awards. This is a great opportunity to bulk up on film knowledge before Tampa Theatre’s 19th Annual Hollywood Awards Night! OSCAR-Nominated Animated Shorts

Artist Lecture with Jean Pagliuso
Begins 6pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Following a 30-year career as a portrait photographer for major publications, Jean Pagliuso decided to turn her lens on a less traditional subject: chickens. What began as a way to honor her father’s love of breeding show chickens has since become an extensive collection of poultry portraits. In this lecture centered around her current exhibition, Poultry, Raptors, Places of Ritual, Pagliuso will talk about the process behind her close-up shots of over 20 different chicken breeds. Artist Lecture with Jean Pagliuso

Forever Plaid
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

The Florida Orchestra – The Music of Star Trek & Star Wars
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An intergalactic battle pits Trekkies against The Force for one stellar concert. With music from the Star Trek TV show and movies, along with Star Wars classics by John Williams, everybody wins. Michael Francis conducts. The Florida Orchestra – The Music of Star Trek & Star Wars

brownsville song (b-side for Tray) – Opening Night
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Set in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, this show is a powerful tale of resilience in the face of tragedy and a poignant story for our time. Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play tells the story of Tray, a spirited African-American 18-year-old and his family, who must hold on to hope when Tray’s life is cut short. brownsville song (b-side for Tray)

The Tempest
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
On a distant island, a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power and wealth, her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her, and the ship’s passengers find themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest

OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Shorts
8pm to 9:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Grab a seat at Downtown Tampa’s favorite film institution to see the popular live action shorts nominated for Academy Awards. This is a great opportunity to bulk up on film knowledge before Tampa Theatre’s 19th Annual Hollywood Awards Night! OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Shorts

Billy Joel
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Legendary musician Billy Joel returns to Downtown Tampa for an exciting show. Joel has sold out Amalie Arena seven times, so this concert is sure to pack the house. Grab a seat (if you can!) and get ready to hear your favorite tunes from the Piano Man himself. Billy Joel

Dune (1984)
10:30pm to 12:45am
Tampa Theatre
Paul Atreides is the culmination of generations of biological planning and political maneuvering – fated to be the Kwisatz Haderach, a superbeing who will unite the universe, his own nature is a mystery to him. But no plans survive contact with the enemy; the vile Baron Harkonnen, his own mother Jessica and the Fremen people of the planet Dune all have roles to play in this trippy and psychedelic science fiction masterpiece. Dune (1984)

Saturday, February 10

3rd Annual Love Give Live 5K Walk/Run
Begins 6:30am
Water Works Park
Lace up your shoes for this community fundraiser. Proceeds from this family-friendly event will benefit LifeLink Legacy Fund and Donate Life Florida, in support of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. 3rd Annual Love Give Live 5K Walk/Run

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

Young Directors’ Film Festival
Begins 11:30am
Tampa Museum of Art
A showcase of the best teen-directed short films in the Tampa area. High school students in Tampa Bay were invited to submit any genre of short film and the top 10 were chosen to be screened at the festival for the directors, their families, and friends. This event is open to the public, so grab a seat to see some of Tampa’s up and coming film talent showing their skills! Young Directors’ Film Festival

Maven Market – Love/Creativity Fest
Begins at Noon
Maven Market Channel District
Fall in love with creativity. Over 50 of the most creative, unique artisans, makers, and vendors will be purveying food, beauty products, and home decor. This is the perfect place to find a one of a kind treasure for Valentine’s Day! Love/Creativity Fest

OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Shorts (2017)
2pm to 5:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Grab a seat at Downtown Tampa’s favorite film institution to see the popular documentary shorts nominated for Academy Awards. This is a great opportunity to bulk up on film knowledge before Tampa Theatre’s 19th Annual Hollywood Awards Night! OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Shorts (2017)

Forever Plaid
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

brownsville song (b-side for Tray)
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Set in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, this show is a powerful tale of resilience in the face of tragedy and a poignant story for our time. Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play tells the story of Tray, a spirited African-American 18-year-old and his family, who must hold on to hope when Tray’s life is cut short. brownsville song (b-side for Tray)

An Adventure In American Handwriting
Begins 4pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Hear Master Penman Michael Sull speak on American Penmanship in the 1890s. This event is a must-see for fans of history and penmanship. An Adventure In American Handwriting

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Los Angeles Kings
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning cap their quick, two-game homestand with a game against the visiting Los Angeles Kings for the only regular season match-up in Downtown Tampa this season. Cheer on your team and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Los Angeles Kings

The Tempest
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
On a distant island, a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power and wealth, her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her, and the ship’s passengers find themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest

Sunday, February 11

Keyspire Wealth Tour
Begins 10am
Tampa Convention Center
This one day seminar will feature one morning session and one afternoon session designed to address increasing one’s wealth and income through real estate and proper business systems. Keyspire Wealth Tour

Regarding Cocktails
Begins 11:30am
Oxford Exchange
Join Georgette Moger Petraske for an informal meet and greet that will feature a book signing and spirit tasting of cocktails created from the recipes in her best-selling book, Regarding Cocktails. Regarding Cocktails

Explore Victorian Valentines
Begins 1pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Discover this history of these gorgeous keepsakes and create your own treasures at this hands-on event. Participants are encouraged to bring items to personalize their Valentines. A special photograph, an old postcard, or a scrap of lace all make perfect additions! Explore Victorian Valentines

Forever Plaid
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series – Paul Jacobs, Organist
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa – Sykes Chapel
As chair of the organ department of the Julliard School in New York, Paul Jacobs enjoys a stellar reputation shared by few others. The only organist to ever have won a Grammy Award, Jacobs has been called “one of the great living virtuosos” by the Washington Post and “America’s leading organ performer” by the Economist. This first performance promises to be an exciting event. Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series – Paul Jacobs, organist

brownsville song (b-side for Tray)
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
Set in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, this show is a powerful tale of resilience in the face of tragedy and a poignant story for our time. Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play tells the story of Tray, a spirited African-American 18-year-old and his family, who must hold on to hope when Tray’s life is cut short. brownsville song (b-side for Tray)

Stand By Me (1986)
3pm to 4:30pm
Tampa Theatre
An ensemble cast of young actors stars in this adaptation of a Stephen King short story about four friends in small-town Oregon and what happened the time they found a dead body. Threatened from outside and troubled from within, they must stand up for what’s right as they learn a lot of hard lessons in one fateful weekend. Stand By Me (1986)

The Tempest
Begins 4pm
Jobsite Theater
On a distant island, a woman waits. Robbed of her position, power and wealth, her enemies have left her in isolation. But this is no ordinary woman nor an ordinary island. She is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When the vessel carrying those who wronged her appears in the distance, she creates a vast magical storm to bring them to her, and the ship’s passengers find themselves in a place where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest

Laura Benanti
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tony®-winning actress Laura Benanti’s standout Broadway performances have solidified her place in the New York musical theater scene. Known internationally for her roles on television shows such as Nashville, Nurse Jackie and Supergirl, Benanti brings her consummate performance style to its pinnacle in her one-on-one cabaret show. Laura Benanti

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010, Yoga in the Park is a free riverside yoga session led by an instructor from Yoga Downtown Tampa. Yoga in the Park

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Saturday, February 17
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
A great day of beer sipping, bourbon tasting, music, cigars, and barbecue. Use a sampling glass to enjoy an all-you-care-to-taste sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbecue vendors in the area will be on-site if you get hungry, and there will be seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day! Beer, Bourbon & BBQ 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 & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks – February 8
Billy Joel – February 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs LA Kings – February 10
Andrea Bocelli – February 14
Tampa Bay vs Detroit Red Wings – February 15
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils – February 17
Mary J. Blige – February 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs  – February 26
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – February 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers – March 3
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – March 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – March 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – March 10
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – March 13
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – March 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers – March 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – March 20
Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars – March 23 to 25
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes – March 26
Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled – March 31

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Jean Pagliuso: Pultry, Raptors, Places of Ritual – Through March 16
Magnificent Hurt – January 26 to March 16
The Family Acid – January 26 to March 16
Photoshop for Beginners – Through February 26
Introduction to Smartphone Photography – February 8
Lighting Workshop – February 11
Journey through Personal Creativity – February 25

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Candy Land – Through February 28
Positive Parenting Program: A Five-Part Series! – Through February 26
Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Mind-Body Yoga – February 10
Developmental Checkups – February 13
Grown Up Night (21+) – February 23
Science-tastic Day: Saccharin Science – February 24
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 March 4
An Adventure in American Handwriting – February 10
Explore Victorian Valentines – February 11
Picnic in the Park – March 4
Give Day Tampa Bay – May 1
Blue Star Museums – May 27 to September 2

Jobsite Theater
The Tempest – January 19 to February 18
Man in Snow – March 19 to April 1
1984 – April 27 to May 20
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 15 to July 8

The John F. Germany Public Library
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Movies @ the Library – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – February 9
A Pirate Has to Eat: History of the Gasparilla Cookbook – February 10
DIY Crafting – Monogram Letter – February 11
Movies @ the Library – The Man from U.N.C.L.E – February 16
Blind Date with a Book – February 17
DIY Bath Bombs – February 18
Holiday Closing – February 19
World Information Architecture Day 2018 – February 24
Come Write In: Character Studies – February 25
DIY Crafting: Book Folding – February 27

Patel Conservatory
Disney’s The Aristocats Kids – February 15 to 18
Peter Pan, Jr. – April 26 to 29

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – February 8 to 25
Women Warrior Stories: Beyond the Shadows – February 22
Staged Reading Fundraiser: Things My Mother Taught Me – March 2 and 3
Corey Van Valin – Redefining Magic – March 17
In the Time of the Butterflies – April 12 to 28
Blithe Spirit – June 1 to 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Forever Plaid – Through March 11
The Florida Orchestra – Music of Star Trek & Star Wars – February 9
Laura Benanti – February 11
Open Rehearsal – The Marriage of Figaro – February 13 to 25
Andrea Bocelli in Concert for Valentine’s Day – February 14
The Phantom of the Opera – February 14 to 25
Complexions Contemporary Ballet From Bach to Bowie – February 15
The Florida Orchestra – Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story – February 16
Hater’s Roast, The Shady Tour – February 17
Jeremy McCarter – February 18
Camp-A-Palooza – February 24
Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds – February 26
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro – March 2 to 4

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – February to July 2018
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – February 10
TBHC Book Group – February 15
Florida Conversations – The 1968 Statewide Florida Teacher Strike – February 21
Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour – February 24
My Doll and Me: Meoldy – February 24
City of Tampa Women’s History Month Celebration – March 6
AWP 2018 Author History Project: A Literary Study of Time in America – March 7
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – March 10
Florida Conversations – March 14
Book Group – March 15
Duckwall Lecture – Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages – March 28
Civil War Roundtable – March 31
Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour – March 31

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
Art on the House – Fridays
Art Spot – Saturdays
Mernet Larsen: Getting Measured, 1957-2017 – Through February 11
Made in Tampa: From the 1970s to Now – Through April 1
Claudia Ryan and Rob Tarbell: Skyway Curators’ Choice – Through April 1
Elisabeth Condon and Bruce Marsh: Skyway Audience Choice – Through April 1

Tampa Theatre
Dune – February 9
OSCAR-Nominated Animated Shorts – February 9
OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Shorts – February 9
OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Shorts – February 10
Stand By Me – February 11
Coming to America – February 16
Iliza Shlesinger Live – February 17
Sixteen Candles – February 18
Wayne’s World – March 1
Winefest 2017: Wine’s World – March 2
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live – April 5
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – April 21

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 –
Powered by Athleta
U-JAM Fitness – 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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