Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday, January 12

Open Rehearsal – Romeo and Juliet
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Opera aficionados and neophytes alike will enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek into a rehearsal with Maestro Daniel Lipton, observing the director and artists working on scenes from the upcoming opera production. Open Rehearsal – Romeo and Juliet.

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.

Lion
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
A tale of technology, disconnection and the meaning of home, this film features Slumdog Millionaire star, Dev Patel, as Saroo, a young man once lost on a train in Calcutta and eventually adopted by a family in Australia. Though it’s been 20 years and his adopted family loves him, he has never fully come to terms with the loss of his birth family. Lacking that essential closure, he puts his adult life on the line to find his first home, armed with just a handful of recollections and the revolutionary technology of Google Earth. Lion.

Lectores: Reading with Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Begins 7:30pm
University of Tampa – Falk Theatre
At this free event, listen to a reading by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, a professor of English at State University of New York-Fredonia, where she teaches creative writing and environmental literature. Lectores: Reading with Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Buffalo Sabres in the Sabres’ first of two trips to Amalie Arena during the regular season. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres.

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This production is set in present-day Tampa. Featuring some of the most famous lines penned in the English language, it subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in a clever and astute comedy that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Capitol Steps
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Keeping the “mock” in democracy for 35 years and counting, the satire superstars of Capitol Steps mine the treasure trove of American political humor to side-splitting effect. With song, dance, skits, and spoofs, this troupe skewers the biggest names and the dumbest ideas to resound from the Rotunda. Capitol Steps.

Friday, January 13

Movies @ The Library
3pm to 4:45pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the library for a free showing of Sully, the story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood. Movies @ The Library.

Art on the House
4pm to 10pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Visitors can enjoy pay-as-you-will admission to the museum. Art on the House.

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.

Moonlight
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The story of Chiron, told through three different times in his life. Moonlight is a powerful, wrenching look into what it means to love and to be loved. Moonlight.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the final time during the regular season. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets.

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This production is set in present-day Tampa. Featuring some of the most famous lines penned in the English language, it subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in a clever and astute comedy that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Do the Right Thing
10:30pm to 12:30am
Tampa Theatre
In this Spike Lee classic, a neighborhood local criticizes a pizzeria owner because the shop’s Wall of Fame features only Italian actors. The young man believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase actors of various races, but the owner does not agree. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate as other people in the neighborhood take notice, and tensions rise. Do the Right Thing

Saturday, January 14

Art Spot
11am to 2pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Let your imagination run free as art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity. Art Spot.

Golden Dragon Acrobats
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
The Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company today, and represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Golden Dragon Acrobats.

Winter Jam Spectacular 2017
Begins 6pm
Amalie Arena
Throughout two decades, Winter Jam has helped provide a powerful platform for the Gospel in major arenas nationwide, showcasing Christian music stars. 10 of Christian music’s best and brightest artists will perform at this show. Winter Jam Spectacular 2017.

Moonlight
8pm to 10pm
Tampa Theatre
The story of Chiron, told through three different times in his life. Moonlight is a powerful, wrenching look into what it means to love and to be loved. Moonlight.

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.

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This production is set in present-day Tampa. Featuring some of the most famous lines penned in the English language, it subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in a clever and astute comedy that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Sunday, January 15

Be Dope Do Yoga
11am to Noon
MacDill Park on the Riverwalk
Every week at this yoga session the flow is switched up to provide variety for mind, body, and breath to connect. The event is open to all levels, and kids are welcome. Be Dope Do Yoga.

National Theatre Live presents Treasure Island
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A stranger with a sea-chest stuffed with secrets arrives at an inn on a stormy night… So begins young Jim Hawkins’s swashbuckling adventure! The thrilling tale of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in this stage adaptation broadcast live from the National Theatre. National Theatre Live presents Treasure Island.

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.

The Weight of Remembering
3pm to 4pm
Tampa Theatre
Curiosity about a strange heirloom drives the fictionalized narrator of this documentary to travel from New York to Tampa. Before long, thanks to the amazing cast of Tampa old-timers he encounters there, the narrator finds himself immersed in the sights, sounds, textures, tastes, and smells of a world on the verge of disappearing. The Weight of Remembering.

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This production is set in present-day Tampa. Featuring some of the most famous lines penned in the English language, it subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in a clever and astute comedy that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. William Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Moonlight
6:45pm to 8:45pm
Tampa Theatre
The story of Chiron, told through three different times in his life. Moonlight is a powerful, wrenching look into what it means to love and to be loved. Moonlight.

Beyond This Weekend

Gasparilla: Pirate Fest, Invasion and Parade
January 28
Begins 10am – Invasion and parade begin at 1pm
Docks at the Tampa Convention Center
The annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest has been invading Tampa Bay for over 100 years now. From the water invasion, to the street parade, over half a million people will be showered with beads and entertainment of all kinds!

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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – January 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets – January 13
Winter Jam Tour Spectacular – 2017 – January 14
The Comedy Get Down – January 20
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME! – January 25 to 29
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – January 31
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – February 2
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks – February 4
Tampa Bay Lightning vs LA Kings – February February 7
Bon Jovi – February 14
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
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience – March 12
Eric Church – May 4
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Begins January
Linda Connor: Gravity – Begins January
Girl Scouts: Capturing Greatness – January 14
Forever Young: Senior Photography Show – Begins January 27
The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Movies at the Library: Sully – January 13
Tough Guy Cinema: Hero – January 20
Finding my Family Tree – January 21
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Spin Art – January 14
Mexican Hot Chocolate – January 14
Braille Name Tags – January 15
Member Morning – January 15
Home School Days: Science Fair – January 18
Pirate Days – January 21 to 27
Chinese New Year – January 29 to 3
Sunshine Sunday – January 29
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
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
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Corey Van Valin – Redefining Magic – January 21
The Got Jokes? Improv Experience – February 4
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
Open Rehearsal – Romeo and Juliet – Through January 12
Forbidden Broadway – Through March 12
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It – Through February 5
Capitol Steps – January 12
Bravo Broadway – The Florida Orchestra – January 13
National Theatre Live presents Treasure Island – January 15
Ocean Wild: The Lights Beneath the Seas – January 17
Latin Nights – January 19
Opera Tampa League Donors’ Appreciation Reception – January 20
Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet – January 20 and 22
Pink Martini – January 21
Amy Morgan – Live & Local – January 22
Peter Bradley Adams – January 23
Cabaret – January 24 to 29
Open Rehearsal – Cinderella (La Cenerentola) – January 24 to February 2
Joshua Bell – January 29
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – February 1
Wicked – February 1 to 26
Happy Hour Concert – A Toast to the Classics – January 2
Greg West – Live & Local – February 4
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21, 2017
Tampa Bay History Center
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – January 14
Florida Conversations: Jose Marti in Tampa – January 18
TBHC/OLLI Course: Army Airfields of Tampa Bay – January 18 to February 1
History Center Book Group: Cassadaga: The South’s Oldest Spiritualist Community – January 19
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
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
Carole Feuerman – Through January 2017
Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum – Through January 16
Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art – Through February 5
Manuel Carrillo: Mi Querido Mexico (My Beloved Mexico) – Through February 5
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10
Pride & Passion – April 29
Moonlight – January 13 to 19
Do the Right Thing – January 13
Golden Dragon Acrobats – January 14
The Weight of Remembering – January 15
20th Century Women – January 20
Gone Girl – January 22
Matewan – January 26
Starship Troopers – January 27
Moby Dick – January 29
Adam Devine – February 3
In the Mood – February 4
The Color Purple – February 5
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – February 12
Made in Venice – February 15
George Sanders – February 18
The Lincoln Lawyer – February 19
Hollywood Awards Night – February 26
Amos Lee – March 3
Get the Led Out – March 19
Lectores: Reading with Aimee Nezhukumatathil – January 12
Lectores: Reading with Steven Thomas Howell – January 12
Classes begin for Spring Semester – January 17
Women’s Basketball vs. Barry – January 18
Men’s Basketball vs. Barry – January 18
Women’s Basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – January 21
Men’s Basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – January 21
UT Swimming vs Saint Leo – January 27
Faculty Voice Recital – January 27

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 –
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Zumba in the Park  – Tuesdays, 6pm to 7pm, at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Bamboozle Fit Club Boot Camp – Wednesdays, 6pm to 7pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
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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