Downtown After Hours

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9

Patel Music Faculty Concert
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This concert by the Patel Conservatory faculty along with guest artists features “The Music of John Steffa”. Mr. Steffa draws his compositional ideas from indigenous music around the world and will speak about his music and compositional style throughout the concert. Patel Music Faculty Concert.

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

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.

Neruda
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
This film tells the story of a confrontation between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and an emerging dictatorship, and illuminates the endless struggle between political authority and the creative imagination. Neruda.

The Aliens by Annie Baker – Preview Night
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 10

Movies @ The Library
3pm to 5pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Enjoy a showing of Suicide Squad. A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse. Movies @ The Library.

OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films
4:45pm 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.

UT Baseball vs Georgia College
Begins 6pm
The University of Tampa
The Spartans take the field to challenge the visiting Bobcats. UT Baseball vs. Georgia College.

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.

The Aliens by Annie Baker – Opening Night
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.

Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This comedic turn on the classic folktale features Cenerentola, who finds herself in disguise at a palace ball after falling in love-at-first-sight with the Prince’s valet. But the night has many twists in store for Cenerentola when she discovers she’s not the only one at the party in disguise – and not the only one madly in love. This performance is sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Cinderella (La Cenerentola).

Network
10:30pm to 12:30am
Tampa Theatre
A grizzled news anchor finds out he will be relieved of his duties. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, he launches into a furious televised tirade, which in turn boosts ratings for the network. This stunt gives the network producer a chance to launch even more outrageous programming, but she takes it to a worrisome extreme. Network.

Saturday, February 11

OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Short Films
4:45pm to 7:15pm
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.

Rebecca Zapen – Live & Local
5:45pm to 7:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Rebecca Zapen has developed into a versatile performer: jazz crooner, classically-trained violinist, and award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter. Rebecca Zapen – Live & Local.

7th Annual Little Sweetheart’s Dance
Begins 6pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Enjoy family-friendly dancing, light refreshments, craft stations, hit tunes from DJ Rich, and more! Make unforgettable memories together during the season that celebrates love. 7th Annual Little Sweetheart’s Dance.

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

An Evening with Don Miggs and Special Guests
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Don Miggs delivers a one-man show and invites a few semi-prepared friends and family to get in the round with him before he leaves on an East-coast tour! An Evening with Don Miggs and Special Guests.

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.

OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films
8pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Get a leg up on your Oscar party by enjoying all of the award-nominated animated short films before the award show. OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films.

Sunday, February 12

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

The Aliens by Annie Baker
Begins 3pm
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.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Grab a ticket and find your seat to watch the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel. This Johnny Depp road trip classic will excite Thompson fans and film buffs alike. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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.

Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This comedic turn on the classic folktale features Cenerentola, who finds herself in disguise at a palace ball after falling in love-at-first-sight with the Prince’s valet. But the night has many twists in store for Cenerentola when she discovers she’s not the only one at the party in disguise – and not the only one madly in love. This performance is sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Cinderella (La Cenerentola).

OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films
6pm to 7:30pm
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.

Some Sort of Show – Live Sketch Comedy at it’s Best
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This month’s special guest star is the incredibly talented Sara Delbeato. Sara is a multi-talented veteran of Bay Area stages. She joined Stageworks Theatre for a patter song at last year’s Some Sort of Theater Awards. Some Sort of Show – Live Sketch Comedy at it’s Best.

OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Short Films
8:15pm to 10:30pm
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.

Celebrate Valentine's Day Downtown Tampa

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with our Downtown businesses. Specials to wine and dine, enjoy the arts, or purchase a gift – we have you covered this Valentine’s Day. Learn More.

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
Bon Jovi – February 14
Hockey Day in Tampa Bay – February 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers – February 21
Harlem Globetrotters – February 22
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
Eric Church – May 4
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Begins January
Linda Connor: Gravity – Begins January
Forever Young: Senior Photography Show – Begins January 27
The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Movies @ The Library: Suicide Squad – February 10
Burgert Brothers Walking Tour of Central Avenue – February 11
Movies @ The Library: Ghostbusters – February 17

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
Little Sweetheart Dance – February 11
Developmental Checkups – February 14
Home School Days – February 15
STEM Family Night at GCM – February 23
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
The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. – February 16 to 19
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 – February 9 to 26
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 – February 1 to 26
Cinderella (La Cenerentola) – February 10 and 12
Impressario Society Pre-performance Reception – February 10
An Evening with Don Miggs and Special Guests – February 11
Rebecca Zapen – Live & Local – February 11
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21, 2017

Tampa Bay History Center
Sangria and Stories: Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. – February 12
Florida Conversations – Clara Barton in Tampa – February 15
History Center Book Group – Coming to Pass – February 16
Unlocking Your Family History – An Introduction to Genealogy – February 22
Advanced Placement Trivia Competition – February 25

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
Neruda – February 9
OSCAR-Nominated Animated Short Films – February 10 to 27
OSCAR-Nominated Live Action Short Films – February 10 to 28
OSCAR-Nominated Documentary Short Films – February 11 to 25
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – February 12
Balcony-To-Backstage Tour – February 14
Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal & Sleepless in Seattle – February 14
Made in Venice – February 15
George Saunders – February 18
The Lincoln Lawyer – February 19
Equal Means Equal – February 20
Hollywood Awards Night – February 26
Deconstructing the Beatles: Sgt Pepper – March 1
Amos Lee – March 3
Get the Led Out – March 19

University of Tampa
Baseball vs. Georgia College – February 10
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Queens (N.C.) – February 11
Baseball vs. Georgia College – February 11
Baseball vs. Georgia College – February 12
Tampa vs St. Petersburg College – February 14
Women’s Basketball vs. Florida Southern – February 15
Men’s Basketball vs. Florida Southern – February 15
Spring Dance Concert – February 16
Baseball vs. Southern Indiana – February 17
Spring Dance Concert – February 17
All Graduate Programs Information Session – February 18
Tampa vs Palm Beach Atlantic – February 18
Women’s Basketball vs. Rollins – February 18
Spring Dance Concert – February 18
Men’s Basketball vs Rollins – February 18
Baseball vs. Southern Indiana – February 18
Tampa vs Nova Southeastern – February 19
Baseball vs. Southern Indiana – February 19
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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