Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Calgary Flames
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning continue their three game home stand as they host the visiting Calgary Flames. Cheer on your team and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Calgary Flames

The Shape of Water
7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
An isolated mute woman working as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory finds her life altered when she discovers a top secret in the lab. A mysterious, scaly creature from South America is being held in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with the captor, she soon learns that its life lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. The Shape of Water

Friday, January 12

Movies @ The Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the library for a free screening of Going In Style. Lifelong buddies decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. The three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Movies @ The Library

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
4pm to 5:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Matthew Broderick stars as Ferris Bueller in this 80s classic. Ferris wants to take a day off of school, and he’s taking his girlfriend Sloane and his best friend Cameron with him, provided that Cameron will “borrow” his dad’s prized Ferrari. But to experience every part of the Windy City, they’ll have to dodge a dogged principal, suspicious parents and siblings, and traps around every corner. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

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

Keely and Du
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Somewhere, a group is holding a young woman in a locked room against her will. They aren’t going to hurt her. They don’t want any ransom. They just want to change her mind about her unwanted pregnancy. See the whole story unfold live on stage. Keely and Du

The Florida Orchestra – Rodgers & Hammerstein
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway star Lisa Vroman wraps up a few of our favorite things from Rodgers & Hammerstein including songs from The Sound of Music, The King and I, Oklahoma! and more. Stuart Malina conducts. The Florida Orchestra – Rodgers & Hammerstein

Saturday, January 13

Shark Days at the Aquarium
9:30am to 3:30pm
The Florida Aquarium
Enjoy a weekend dedicated to the ocean’s amazing apex predators-sharks! There will be fun and educational activities at the Aquarium all day long including a scavenger hunt, special shark dive shows, a chance to see sand tiger sharks feeding and more! Shark Days at the Aquarium

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

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Music Fest
Noon to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This ten-day celebration includes live entertainment, exciting cultural events, business advising seminars, renowned speakers, food vendors, craft vendors, a music fest with national recording artists, and more. Tampa Bay’s annual family-friendly festival commemorates the many contributions African Americans have made in society. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Music Fest

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

Keely and Du
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Somewhere, a group is holding a young woman in a locked room against her will. They aren’t going to hurt her. They don’t want any ransom. They just want to change her mind about her unwanted pregnancy. See the whole story unfold live on stage. Keely and Du

Gasparilla Ball
Begins 6pm
American Victory Ship
Calling all pirates! Kick off the Gasparilla season in style at this costume gala that is open to all. Dress in your finest pirate gear and dance the night away with the popular local R&B rockers The Black Honkeys. Live music, grog, and merriment await you. Krewes, groups, and individuals are welcome to this community celebration. Gasparilla Ball

Winter Jam 2018
Begins 6pm
Amalie Arena
Among the biggest annual tours in the world, Winter Jam is once again set to showcase a lineup of some of the best and brightest names in Christian music. Award-winning, Platinum-selling rockers Skillet will headline this show. Winter Jam 2018

Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Youth America Grand Prix Gala
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This spectacular dance gala features performances by the award-winning wunderkinds from Next Generation Ballet, and Youth America Grand Prix. The “who’s who” and the “who-will-be-who” will gather on stage in this unforgettable display of dance virtuosity. Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow

Sunday, January 14

Shark Days at the Aquarium
9:30am to 3:30pm
The Florida Aquarium
Enjoy a weekend dedicated to the ocean’s amazing apex predators-sharks! There will be fun and educational activities at the Aquarium all day long including a scavenger hunt, special shark dive shows, a chance to see sand tiger sharks feeding and more! Shark Days at the Aquarium

Tampa Bay Black Heritage Music Fest
Noon to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This celebration includes live entertainment, exciting cultural events, business advising seminars, renowned speakers, food vendors, craft vendors, a music fest with national recording artists, and more. Tampa Bay’s annual family-friendly festival commemorates the many contributions African Americans have made in society. Tampa Bay Black Heritage Music Fest

iPhoneography 101
1pm to 3pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
In this course, you’ll learn how a pro photographer uses 5 of the leading apps to edit photos on her phone. Deirdre Powell will walk you through her process for editing and enhancing photos with popular apps such as VSCO Cam, A Color Story, Snapseed, Adobe Photoshop Express, and Adobe Photoshop Mix. If you want to transform your photos like a seasoned pro, this is the class for you! iPhoneography 101

Florida Wedding Expo
1pm to 6pm
Tampa Convention Center
This bridal expo will feature over 100 of Tampa Bay’s top wedding professionals, reception sites, wedding gowns, bridal party attire, honeymoon giveaways and thousands of dollars in prizes. This is a terrific opportunity to find what you need for the wedding of your dreams! Florida Wedding Expo

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

Keely and Du
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
Somewhere, a group is holding a young woman in a locked room against her will. They aren’t going to hurt her. They don’t want any ransom. They just want to change her mind about her unwanted pregnancy. See the whole story unfold live on stage. Keely and Du

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
Based on the actual high-school experiences of writer Cameron Crowe, Fast Times at Ridgemont High is the story of a bunch of kids growing up in southern California – slackers, stoners, scam artists and the occasional semi-normal kid as they make their way through the end of high school. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

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

Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa

Saturday, January 27
Downtown Tampa
This event showcases a celebration of the Gasparilla Invasion. See the cannons a-blazing, guns a-flashing, and hundreds of vessels of all sizes serve as escort for the spectacular Parade of Pirates and more. Tampa’s favorite parade comes once a year! Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa

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 Calgary Flames – January 11
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Las Vegas Golden Knights – January 18
US 103.5’s Throwdown by the Bay – January 20
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
Photograph 101: Through January 24
Composition Principles: From Basics to Advanced – Through January 18
iPhoneography – January 14
Magnificent Hurt – January 26 to March 16
The Family Acid – January 26 to March 16
Florida’s Amazing History by Eliot Kleinberg – January 28
Fashion Photography Workshop – February 3
Photoshop for Beginners – February 5 to 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
Mutiny at the Museum – Through January 31
Science-Tastic Day: Sail or Sink? – January 13
Mindfulness with Evolve: Yoga – January 20
The Big Hug – January 21
Museum Closed for the Gasparilla Parade – January 27
Sunshine Sunday – January 28
Positive Parenting Program: A Five-Part Series – January 29
Candy Land – February 1 to 28
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Upstairs / Downstairs – January 7
Music in the Museum – January 18
Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition – January 19 to March 4

Jobsite Theater
The Tempest – January 19 to February 18
HIR – 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: Going in Style – January 12
Holiday Closing – January 15
Book Discussion: On the Road – January 17
Movies @ the Library: Gravity – January 19
Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs the Musical – January 20

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
Keely and Du – January 12 to 21
The Got Jokes? Improv Experience – February 3
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – February 8 to 25

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Forever Plaid – January 12 to March 11
The Florida Orchestra – Rodgers & Hammerstein – January 12
Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Youth America Grand Prix Gala – January 13
The Sibling Rivalry Tour featuring Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones and The High Divers – January 15
Open Rehearsal – The Barber of Seville – January 16 to 25
View From Above with Terry Virts, NASA astronaut – January 16
Opera Tampa League’s Wondrous Wednesday – January 17
The Florida Orchestra – Dvoraks Cello Concerto – January 19
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour – January 19 to 21
Amadeus – January 20
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat – January 21

Tampa Bay History Center
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – January 13
TBHC/OLLI Corse: Tampa’s Historic Neighborhoods – January 17 to 31
Florida Conversations – Mary Jane Safford, M.D.: A Rediscovered Humanist – January 17
TBHC Book Group – January 18
Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour – January 27
Sangria and Stories: Remembering the USS Tampa – February 1
Old Glory – February to July 2018

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
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – January 12
Fast Times at Ridgemont High – January 14
Darlene Love – January 18
Desperately Seeking Susan – January 19
Flashdance – January 21
This is Spinal Tap – January 26
Steel Magnolias – January 28
First Blood – February 2
In the Mood – February 3
Good Morning, Vietnam – February 4
Dune – February 9
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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