Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17

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

3rd Thursdays
Begins 6pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Enjoy some gourmet food truck fun paired with independent short flicks and live music! Pour House and City Dog Cantina provide micro brews and tasty cocktails. Over ten gourmet food trucks will be on site, offering everything from burgers to vegetarian bites and much more. This is a spectacular way to spend a Thursday evening in Downtown Tampa! 3rd Thursdays

At Eternity’s Gate (2018)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This film is a journey inside the world and mind of Vincent Van Gogh (played with deep understanding by Willem Dafoe) who, in spite of skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art; though he would never live to see any of that success in his own lifetime. But don’t expect a work of historical or biographical fact. The film is based on van Gogh’s letters, the later words of other people around his life, flat rumor, and scenes of pure invention. At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting Maple Leafs in a downtown showdown. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

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

Les Misérables
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, this performance tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. Les Misérables

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, January 18

Live & Local – Eden Shireen
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Eden Shireen has written her own narrative in the music industry by expressing her own melodic storytelling with an eclectic blend of pop, indie and folk. The 21-year singer songwriter from Land O’ Lakes, Florida is capturing audience hearts with her freshly scripted lyrical tales of heartbreak and young love. Live & Local – Eden Shireen

Tall Tales and Scandalous Stories
6:45pm to 7:45pm
University of Tampa – Plant Hall Music Room
To kick-off the new Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition exhibit, the public is invited to The History of Gasparilla and the Tampa Bay Hotel by Rodney Kite-Powell. Learn more about how this iconic building is part of Tampa’s favorite celebration. This event is free, but seating is limited. Tall Tales and Scandalous Stories

Roma (2018)
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, and one of the most highly-acclaimed films of the year, Roma is a sumptuous and compassionate masterpiece, a portrait painted on a huge canvas that centers on lives that some might think small. Set in Mexico City in the early 1970s, it tells the story of a young indigenous woman who works as a maid for a middle-class white family that’s falling apart. Roma (2018)

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

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

Les Misérables
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, this performance tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. Les Misérables

Innovocative Theatre presents Columbinus
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Columbinus is an intersection of fact and fiction (comparable in many ways to The Laramie Project) that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings at Columbine High School nearly twenty years ago. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors, journals, and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to present this riveting docu-drama. Innovocative Theatre presents Columbinus

The Florida Orchestra – Schubert’s Symphony No. 9
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Joshua Weilerstein returns to conduct Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great,” as well as rock star cellist Joshua Roman on Bates’ Cello Concerto, and Still’s Poem for Orchestra. The Florida Orchestra – Schubert’s Symphony No. 9

Saturday, January 19

2019 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival-5K Run/Walk/Bootcamp
Begins 7:30am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This event kicks is held in honor of Mrs. Felecia Ann Wintons, who was one of the founding members of the Festival and lost her battle with Breast Cancer in 2009. The purpose of the walk is to emphasize healthy living while educating the community about health disparities among African-Americans. For those who don’t want to participate in the 5K, there will be a fitness bootcamp where everyone will be constantly moving at rapid motions doing all forms of workout intervals. 2019 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival-5K Run/Walk/Bootcamp

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

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

19th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest
Begins at Noon
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This captivating event will host a variety of family-friendly activities, including an engaging children’s village, free health screening, food vendors, local and regional musical entertainment, giveaways, and much more. Head to the park for a beautiful day of celebration! 19th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest

Raffi
Begins 1pm
Tampa Theatre
As a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children, Raffi is best known for his work as a children’s entertainer. He has published three books for adults and holds four honorary degrees. He has never advertised to children or made any commercial endorsements aimed at kids, and his commitment to treating his young fans with respect has changed society’s outlook on music made for children. Raffi

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

Les Misérables
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, this performance tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. Les Misérables

Rosie Revere, Engineer
Begins 2:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams, Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture, and Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. This fun new Theatreworks USA musical is based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math). Rosie Revere, Engineer

Innovocative Theatre presents Columbinus
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Columbinus is an intersection of fact and fiction (comparable in many ways to The Laramie Project) that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings at Columbine High School nearly twenty years ago. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors, journals, and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to present this riveting docu-drama. Innovocative Theatre presents Columbinus

Chris Poe – Live & Local
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the Historic Downtown New Port Richey area. Chris Poe, 32 years old, has become an established full time solo acoustic cover artist ranging music from the Beatles, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen to John Mayer, Coldplay and Chris Stapleton. Bringing all the greatest hits and the top charts of yesterday and today with a new folk rock twist. Chris Poe – Live & Local

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. San Jose Sharks
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Sharks swim into the bay for a battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. San Jose Sharks

Roma (2018)
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, and one of the most highly-acclaimed films of the year, Roma is a sumptuous and compassionate masterpiece, a portrait painted on a huge canvas that centers on lives that some might think small. Set in Mexico City in the early 1970s, it tells the story of a young indigenous woman who works as a maid for a middle-class white family that’s falling apart. Roma (2018)

Rob Bell: An Introduction to Joy
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Bestselling author, world-renowned speaker, and TIME magazine’s “one of the 100 most influential people in the world,” Rob Bell simultaneously rankled and relieved millions with his compassionate but unflinching questioning of the politicization of Christianity and the nature of love. Rob Bell: An Introduction to Joy

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

Sunday, January 20

19th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest
Begins at Noon
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This captivating event will host a variety of family-friendly activities, including an engaging children’s village, free health screening, food vendors, local and regional musical entertainment, giveaways, and much more. Head to the park for a beautiful day of celebration! 19th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Music Fest

Roma (2018)
Shows at 2:30pm and 5:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, and one of the most highly-acclaimed films of the year, Roma is a sumptuous and compassionate masterpiece, a portrait painted on a huge canvas that centers on lives that some might think small. Set in Mexico City in the early 1970s, it tells the story of a young indigenous woman who works as a maid for a middle-class white family that’s falling apart. Roma (2018)

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

Les Misérables
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, this performance tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly re-imagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. Les Misérables

Innovocative Theatre presents Columbinus
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
Columbinus is an intersection of fact and fiction (comparable in many ways to The Laramie Project) that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings at Columbine High School nearly twenty years ago. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors, journals, and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to present this riveting docu-drama. Innovocative Theatre presents Columbinus

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

Othello by William Shakespeare
Begins 4pm
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

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

Trevor Noah
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show. Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah

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

Downtown Security Network: Human Trafficking
Thursday, January 24
TECO Hall
This edition of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Quarterly Downtown Security Network Breakfast will focus on human trafficking awareness and response. The discussion will include what signs property managers, security professionals, business leaders, and other stakeholders should be on the lookout for and how to take action. Downtown Security Network: Human Trafficking

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 Toronto Maple Leafs – January 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks – January 19
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vegas Golden Knights – February 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues – February 7
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
North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1 – Through January 11, 2019
Day by Day: 1968 – Through December
Modus Operandi: Contemporary Photography from the collection of BNY Mellon – January 15 to April 15

Glazer Children’s Museu
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Members Preview of The Pigeon Comes to Tampa!: A Mo Willems Exhibit – January 18
The Pigeon Comes to Tampa!: A Mo Willems Exhibit – January 19 to May 12
Sunshine Sunday – January 27
Positive Parenting Program – January 28
Scouts Workshop: Daisies and Brownies – February 2

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 – Through January 27
Music in the Museum – January 17
Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition – January 18 to 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
Movies @ the Library: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – January 18
All Day – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – January 21

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Columbinus – Through January 20
Ready Steady Yeti Go – February 7 to 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
Les Miserables – Through January 20
Carrie Newcomer – January 21
Jeremy Douglass: Broadway Pre-Show – January 22
Opera Socials Cocktail Reception – January 23
Russell Peters: Deported World Tour – January 26
A Bronx Tale: January 29 to February 3
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center
Florida Conversations – January 23
Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History – January 26
Nell Ward Lecture in Cartography: Florida on the Map: Selections from “A History of America in 100 Maps” – January 29

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 – January 31 to 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
Raffi – January 19
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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