Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25

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

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

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 26

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

NHL All-Star Pregame
5pm to 10pm
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
This three-day event is hockey heaven! Meet the NHL Mascots™, test your hockey skills in the NHL All-Star Skills Zone™, take a photo with the Stanley Cup, and meet some top NHL players from the past and present. Bring your autograph book! NHL All-Star Pregame

Opening Reception for When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan
Begins 7pm
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery – University of Tampa
Reception and curatorial tour with Francesca Bacci, UT associate professor of art. Heffernan’s recent paintings create alternative habitats in response to environmental disaster and planetary excess. With rising waters, she imagines worlds in trees or on rafts in which undulating mattresses, tree boughs and road signs guide the journey. Opening Reception

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

Decades Rewind
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Take a trip down melody lane with a retro extravaganza of more than 60 songs effortlessly blended into unique medleys from some of the most prominent decades in music history. From Zeppelin to ABBA, this show will have you singing along and dancing in your seats on a musical adventure you will not forget. Decades Rewind

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

NHL All-Star Friday Night
Begins 8pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The best hockey players in the world are descending upon Downtown Tampa for an exciting weekend full of music, hockey, and more. Kick off the festivities with a concert on the water. Fitz and the Tantrums will perform live and you may even see some hockey heroes at the event! NHL All-Star Friday Night

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
Rob Reiner’s masterpiece is the world’s first “mockumentary”, taking the form of a behind-the-scenes documentary with a fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap as they head out on a US tour. The film mocks both the pretension and self-importance of headliner rock bands and the worshipful attention of movies like Gimme Shelter and The Last Waltz. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Saturday, January 27

Gasparilla Brunch
Begins 10am
Tampa Convention Center
At this event, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla will ‘invade’ Tampa aboard the Jose Gaspar Pirate Ship and take over the town. Enjoy the show and fuel up with a delicious brunch before you take your place for the parade of the year! Gasparilla Brunch

Gasparilla Barrr Crawl with Party Bus
Begins 10am
District Tavern
Don your finest pirate gear and join fellow Gasparilla-goers for a pre-parade bar crawl! Enjoy drinks at District Tavern, Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, and 1895 Kitchen – Bar – Market. Bring your krewe, make new friends, discover new places, win cool stuff, and have a great time! Gasparilla Barrr Crawl

Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa
Begins 11am
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

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

NHL All-Star Pregame
Noon to 11pm
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
This three-day event is hockey heaven! Meet the NHL Mascots™, test your hockey skills in the NHL All-Star Skills Zone™, take a photo with the Stanley Cup, and meet some top NHL players from the past and present. Bring your autograph book! NHL All-Star Pregame

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

NHL All-Star Skills Competition
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The best hockey players in the world will gather on the ice in Downtown Tampa for a test of skills. See the top players in each category go head to head to determine the winners of multiple hockey competitions. The fun contests and friendly competition between the star players make this event a fan favorite! NHL All-Star Skills Competition

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

Miranda Sings… You’re Welcome
Begins 8:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Miranda Sings (a.k.a. Colleen Ballinger) has become an international phenomenon whose YouTube channel has amassed more than 8 million devoted subscribers and over a billion views. The character Miranda was created in 2008 to parody the young, self-absorbed singers with far more confidence (and vibrato) than talent. Miranda Sings… You’re Welcome

Sunday, January 28

Tito’s Hair of the Dog Party
Begins 11am
Sail Pavilion at the Tampa Convention Center
Aaaaargh you feeling groggy after Gasparilla? Feeling guilty for partying without your pup? Bring your four-legged friend to this event for drink specials, raffles, giveaways, and cocktail samples. The event will benefit Mastiff Rescue of Florida. Tito’s Hair of the Dog Party

NHL All-Star Pregame
Noon to 3:30pm
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
This three-day event is hockey heaven! Meet the NHL Mascots™, test your hockey skills in the NHL All-Star Skills Zone™, take a photo with the Stanley Cup, and meet some top NHL players from the past and present. Bring your autograph book! NHL All-Star Pregame

All-Star Player Red Carpet Arrivals
Begins 1pm
Amalie Arena
Meet and greet hockey’s brightest stars and coolest celebrities as they walk the Red Carpet before the All-Star Game. This is the chance to see all your favorites from around the league up close and personal before they take the ice. All-Star Player Red Carpet Arrivals

Tea for Tots
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Join Oxford Exchange for a read along of a popular children’s book. Tea and some light food options will be available for parents and little ones. Tea for Tots

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

Steel Magnolias (1989)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
The newest employee at a home beauty salon quickly finds herself enfolded into a circle of old friends and the drama of their own lives. But when tragedy strikes, these wonderful women must navigate their own interpersonal histories while coming together for each other. Steel Magnolias (1989)

2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game
Begins 3:30pm
Amalie Arena
Your Tampa Bay Lightning will host a 3-on-3 tournament between the four divisions of the National Hockey League. The best hockey players in the world will take the ice in Downtown Tampa for this special event! 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game

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, 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

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Saturday, February 17
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
A great day of beer sipping, bourbon tasting, music, cigars, and barbecue. Use a sampling glass to enjoy an all-you-care-to-taste sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbecue vendors in the area will be on-site if you get hungry, and there will be seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day! Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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 –
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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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