Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24

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

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

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Preview
Begins 7:30pm
Strageworks Theatre
Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea, and so begins his journey. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations and through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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 25

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor will light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun. This evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants, and more takes place on the fourth Friday of every month! Fourth Friday

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Begins 7:30pm
Strageworks Theatre
Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea, and so begins his journey. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations and through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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

Saturday, January 26

The Gasparilla Invasion Brunch
Begins 10am
Tampa Riverwalk
Wake up and fuel up before hitting the streets for the big parade. This pre-Gasparilla brunch is a ticketed event and features Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla ‘invading’ Tampa aboard the Jose Gaspar Pirate Ship. The Gasparilla Invasion Brunch

Tito’s Gasparilla Barrr Crawl with Brunch & Party Bus
Begins 10am
District Tavern
Ahoy Mateys! Arrrr you ready for brunch and a bar crawl? There will be 2 brunch options for you to choose from to start your Gasparilla experience. Also, a continuous bus loop will be running between our three bars so you can stop by each of them before the parade festivities begin. Tito’s Gasparilla Barrr Crawl with Brunch & Party Bus

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

Gasparilla Parade of Pirates
Begins 2pm
Downtown Tampa and Bayshore Boulevard
To celebrate their capture of the City of Tampa, the Captain and his Krewe share their glittering beads, treasures, and doubloons with a lively, enthusiastic crowd all along the 4.5 mile parade route. “Make way, mateys!” shout Tampa’s original buccaneers as they wind their way down historic Bayshore Boulevard and into Downtown Tampa amidst colorful costumes and festive music. The parade will boast over 140 units, including more than 103 elaborate floats, 5 marching bands, over 50 distinct Krewes and, of course, those infamous pirates! Gasparilla Parade of Pirates

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

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Shows at 4:30pm and 7:30pm
Strageworks Theatre
Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea, and so begins his journey. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations and through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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

Russell Peters: Deported World Tour
Begins 8:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Canada’s number one stand-up export and one of Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Comics of All Time, Russell Peters returns with all-new material. Hilarious, quick-witted and ready to take on the world, Peters delivers sharp-eyed quips that have earned him millions of fans and record-breaking shows on Netflix and network television. His concerts sell out across the globe, landing this former Last Comic Standing judge as one of the leading comics of our age. Russell Peters: Deported World Tour

Sunday, January 20

Gasparilla Jazzfest
10am to 4pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This inaugural jazz celebration will feature live entertainment to give you an enjoyable ending to Tampa’s liveliest weekend. The event is family friendly and free to attend. There will be several vendors and food trucks on site, each with a variety of brunch options available to purchase. Smooth jazz artist Najee will headline the show. Gasparilla Jazzfest

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Begins 2pm
Strageworks Theatre
Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea, and so begins his journey. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations and through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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

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

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

2019 Winefest: Vino Royale
Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24
Tampa Theatre
This Bond-themed weekend will feature a two-tiered wine tasting with dozens of boutique wines, small plates from Tampa’s top independent restaurants, and premium silent auction items representing Bay area retailers, restaurants, services and attractions. Also, the Theatre’s historic stage will be expanded for a wine pairing with a multi-course menu by Mise En Place chef Marty Blitz. 2019 Winefest: Vino Royale

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
Synapse Summit 2019 – January 24
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
Modus Operandi: Contemporary Photography from the collection of BNY Mellon – Through April 15
Photoshop Basics – Through January 28
Travel Photography – January 24
Lightroom Basics – January 31

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
The Pigeon Comes to Tampa!: A Mo Willems Exhibit – Through 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
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
Gasparilla Parade Closing – January 26
Maintaining an Organized Computer – February 2
Learning Circles: Dream Interpretation 101 – February 5 to 19
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – February 5
Messy Mondays – February 11
The Imaginative World of Makey Makeys – February 11
Meet Family Tree Maker – February 12
DIY Crafting: Book Folding – February 13
Movies @ the Library: Ant-Man and the Wasp – February 15
Frederick Douglass: A Portrayal – February 16
All Day – Holiday Closing – February 18
Book Discussion: Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood – February 20
Tips and Tricks for Ancestry – February 22
Scandinavian Trivet – February 26

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
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
Hundred Days – Through March 24
Russell Peters: Deported World Tour – January 26
A Bronx Tale: January 29 to February 3
Live & Local – Frankie Raye – February 1
The Florida Orchestra – Dreams of Spain – February 1
NGM Entertainment presents Im Hussein in Double Trouble – February 2
Live & Local – Hannah Jae – February 2
Arts Legacy REMIX: African-American Artists Film Festival – February 3 to 17
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour – February 6 and 7
Anton Coppola’s Lady Swanwhite – February 9
Lippo the Clown – February 9
Hamilton – February 12 to March 10
Farruquito – February 14
mad Theatre presents Heathers The Musical – February 14 to March 3
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center
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
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.

About Downtown After Hours

DOWNTOWN AFTER HOURS is your guide to planning your downtown after hours activities, brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership. A supplement to your Monday Morning Memo, After Hours is a weekly publication issued every Thursday afternoon.
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