Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19

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.

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.

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials, and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Latin Nights.

Friday, January 20

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.

20th Century Women
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Dorothea is a tough, wise, worldly woman who earned every one of her 55 years. In 1979, she sees the way the world is changing and she’s not too pleased to see it happen. So she calls on the people in her life to help her usher in this new phase. 20th Century Women.

The Comedy Get Down
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing the laughs for decades. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see five members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year. The Comedy Get Down.

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.

Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers find themselves trapped in the deadly Montague-Capulet family feud. Defying family honor, they choose each other, taking their lives into their own hands. In this daring dance with fate, Romeo and Juliet seal their future in a secret marriage before everything takes a turn for the worse. Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet.

Saturday, January 21

2017 Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza & Parade
Begins 10am
Bayshore Blvd.
Enjoy the alcohol-free kickoff to the 2017 Gasparilla season. There will be a Bicycle Safety Rodeo, a Preschooler’s Stroll, a Piratechnic show, and more! 2017 Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza & Parade.
View the Traffic and Parking Advisory.

2017 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Begins 11am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Tampa Bay’s annual family-friendly festival commemorates the many contributions and influences African Americans have on our society. You do not want to miss this! 2017 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival.

20th Century Women
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Dorothea is a tough, wise, worldly woman who earned every one of her 55 years. In 1979, she sees the way the world is changing and she’s not too pleased to see it happen. So she calls on the people in her life to help her usher in this new phase. 20th Century Women.

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.

Pink Martini
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Pink Martini distills its global inspiration for music into a 12+ piece band that makes any evening a tipsy, head-spinning adventure. Enjoy the intoxicating wonders of their sparkling melodies mixed with a spirited percussion section, all balanced by the heady charms of their lead vocalist, China Forbes. Pink Martini.

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 22

2017 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Begins 11am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Tampa Bay’s annual family-friendly festival commemorates the many contributions and influences African Americans have on our society. You do not want to miss this! 2017 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival.

Amy Morgan – Live & Local
11:45am to 1:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Amy Morgan is a jazz vocalist who has been performing professionally in the Tampa Bay area for over eight years. Her sound is influenced by classic jazz divas like Ella Fitzgerald and Julie London but her unique styling of these vintage songs is what makes nostalgic audiences return to hear her. Amy Morgan – Live & Local.

Mystery Bus Crawl
Noon to 8pm
District Tavern
For this January crawl, the Downtown Crawlers are teaming up with District Tavern and The District Magazine to join their 5th Mystery Bus Tour! You won’t know where you’re going until you arrive, and that’s just the beginning of the fun! Mystery Bus Crawl.

Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers find themselves trapped in the deadly Montague-Capulet family feud. Defying family honor, they choose each other, taking their lives into their own hands. In this daring dance with fate, Romeo and Juliet seal their future in a secret marriage before everything takes a turn for the worse. Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet.

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.

Gone Girl
3pm to 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This 2014 film phenomenon transcends genres by mixing them in a novel combination. Part police procedural, part Fatal-Attraction-style relationship thriller, and part old-fashioned mystery, all put together into a film that will have you glued to your seat! Gone Girl.

20th Century Women
6:15pm to 8:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Dorothea is a tough, wise, worldly woman who earned every one of her 55 years. In 1979, she sees the way the world is changing and she’s not too pleased to see it happen. So she calls on the people in her life to help her usher in this new phase. 20th Century Women.

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.

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

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! Gasparilla 2017.

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
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

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
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Tough Guy Cinema: Hero – January 20
Finding my Family Tree – January 21

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
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.

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
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

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Forbidden Broadway – Through March 12
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It – Through February 5
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
TBHC/OLLI Course: Army Airfields of Tampa Bay – Through 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

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
Carole Feuerman – Through January 2017
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

Tampa Theatre
Moonlight – Through January 19
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

University of Tampa
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 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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