Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18

3rd Thursdays
6pm to 10pm
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. 10-15 gourmet food trucks will offer everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. 3rd Thursdays

Art Meets Jazz
Begins 6pm
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
This event features live jazz music from Johnny Magnussun, art exhibition by local Tampa artists, a full buffet, and full bar. Johnny Magnussun is a saxophone musician from Orlando who has opened for high profile acts like Kenny G. Art Meets Jazz

An Evening With Courtney Carver
Begins 6:30pm
Oxford Exchange
Join author Courtney Carver for a talk, question and answer session, and a book signing. Plus, you will receive a copy of Courtney’s book, Soulful Simplicity, with your ticket purchase. An Evening With Courtney Carver

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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the visiting Vegas Golden Knights. This is the Bolts’ first ever battle with the expansion team in Downtown Tampa. Cheer on your team and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Vegas Golden Knights

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

Darlene Love
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
One of the most ubiquitous and influential singers in rock and roll, Darlene Love has been singing since the 1950s and shows no signs of stopping. Featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Love had a hand in some of the biggest hits of the 1960s. Darlene Love

Friday, January 19

Do the Local Motion Celebrates Arbor Day
Begins at Noon
Poe Plaza
A healthy and social way to enjoy your lunch hour and learn interesting tidbits about Tampa’s Downtown! Your support also helps to fight childhood hunger in our community. This walk will celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day and participants will learn more about Tampa’s beauty. Do the Local Motion

Movies @ The Library
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Head to the library for a free showing of Gravity. A shuttle is destroyed on a seemingly routine spacewalk, leaving two astronauts spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. Movies @ The Library

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 – Dvorak’s Cello Concerto
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Grab a seat and enjoy an evening of beautiful music from The Florida Orchestra. Maximilian Hornung will show his talents with the violoncello and Michael Francis will conduct. The Florida Orchestra – Dvorak’s Cello Concerto

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand! Drawing on Irish traditions, the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour

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

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
10:30pm to 12:15am
Tampa Theatre
Roberta is bored with her suburban life. She lives vicariously through the adventures of Susan, a woman she knows only through messages in the personal ads of the newspaper. But when she follows one of the ads into New York City and finds herself thrust into Susan’s life, strung along into a different world through a breadcrumb trail of missing romances and mistaken identities, how will she react to having to go back to being herself? Starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Saturday, January 20

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

Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs the Musical
Begins 1pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Expert Rand Scholet and Hamilton family member Mary Anne Hamilton join forces for a fun and informative program about the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton. Mr. Scholet will also share photos and personal anecdotes from his interactions with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow. Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs the Musical

Amadeus
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This acclaimed series brings filmed versions of great performances from Britain’s National Theatre to the high-definition movie screen. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna and he’s determined to make a splash. Composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote Mozart’s talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy, he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. Amadeus

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

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand! Drawing on Irish traditions, the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour

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 Children’s Parade Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Begins 5:30pm
Yacht StarShip Dining Cruise
Tampa’s most famous pirate ship ‘attacks’ the city, producing the city’s largest fireworks show of the year. Take a ride on the pristine waters and enjoy a reserved table, 3-course seated meal, DJ entertainment, dancing, fantastic views, and a spectacular fireworks show! Gasparilla Children’s Parade Fireworks Dinner Cruise

US 103.5’s Throwdown by the Bay
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Downtown’s biggest venue will be rocking when some of country music’s top stars take the stage. See Jake Owen, Dan +Shay, and Easton Corbin perform live renditions of some of their radio rockin’ hits. This is a must-attend show for country music fans! US 103.5’s Throwdown by the Bay

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, January 21

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Sally, her brother, and their cautious and outspoken pet Fish spend a whirlwind afternoon in the uninvited company of Dr. Seuss’s masterful creation, the Cat in the Hat. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, you are in for a rhyming, rambunctious ride! Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Stageworks Theatre
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand! Drawing on Irish traditions, the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour

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

Flashdance
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
In this ’80s classic, Alex Owens is a welder in Pittsburgh, but she has dreams that take her far from the warehouse and her crummy existence. Her passion is dance, and she has always wanted to prove herself in a professional artistic dance company. Will the people who love her be able to help her reach the heights she knows she’s meant for? Flashdance

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

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010 and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership, 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 Las Vegas Golden Knights – January 18
US 103.5’s Throwdown by the Bay – January 20
NHL All-Star Pregame – January 26 to 28
NHL All-Star Game – January 28
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
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
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
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: 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 – Through January 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 – Through March 11
Open Rehearsal – The Barber of Seville – Through January 25
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
Gobsmacked! – January 24
Latin Nights – January 25
Decades Rewind – January 26
Miranda Sings… You’re Welcome – January 27
Discover Opera – The Barber of Seville – January 28
The Magic of Trent Adams – January 29

Tampa Bay History Center
TBHC/OLLI Corse: Tampa’s Historic Neighborhoods – Through January 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
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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