Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26

Pirate Days
9am to 5pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Aye, aye mate! Get ready for Gasparilla and let the kids explore their inner pirates by making a treasure map, drinking pirate punch, enjoying featured pirate stories, and more surprises inside the Museum. Families can also enjoy a discount on pirate gear. Pirate Days.

Urban Restaurant Tour
Begins 5:30pm
Tampiz
Enjoy the ultimate urban dining and riding experience! This month’s tour includes Tampiz, Islands Pizza, OGGI Italian, and Bartaco Hyde Park. Urban Restaurant Tour.

Open Rehearsal – Cinderella (La Cenerentola)
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Opera aficionados and neophytes alike will enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek into a rehearsal with Maestro Daniel Lipton, observing the director and artists working on scenes from the upcoming opera production. Open Rehearsal – Cinderella (La Cenerentola).

Joshua Bell
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
After a successful concert career, a video of violin prodigy Joshua Bell playing in a subway station went viral. Since then, Bell’s career as a musician has opened the world of classical music to a new generation. Sam Haywood will accompany Bell on piano. Joshua Bell.

Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party
Begins 7pm
Channelside Bay Plaza
Join hundreds of fans at Hablo Taco to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Florida Panthers! Featuring giveaways,entertainment, the Bolt Brigade, the Lightning Girls, and Thunderbug! Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party.

Cabaret
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Tampa! Hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history. Leave your troubles outside because life is beautiful at this Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. Cabaret.

Matewan
7:30pm to 9:45pm
Tampa Theatre
This film is a fictionalized version of the real events of the Battle of Matewan in West Virginia in 1920. A workers union rises up to fight back against an oppressive coal company. Matewan.

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.

Circus XTREME!
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The whole family will be amazed by America’s favorite live entertainment experience. Be astonished by unexpected circus spectacles at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Awaken your childhood spirit and stir the imagination of your family! Circus XTREME!.

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.

Friday, January 27

Pirate Days
9am to 5pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Aye, aye mate! Get ready for Gasparilla and let the kids explore their inner pirates by making a treasure map, drinking pirate punch, enjoying featured pirate stories, and more surprises inside the Museum. Families can also enjoy a discount on pirate gear. Pirate Days.

Pirates!
Begins 4pm
University of Tampa – Vaughn Center
The scholar’s symposium this year is during Gasparilla, and it’s called “‘A Hell of Our Own’: Pirates, Sailors, and Coastal Identities in Early America”. The presenter will be Dan Walden, associate professor of English at Baylor University. Pirates.

Fourth Friday
Begins 4pm
Downtown Tampa
A celebration of Downtown Tampa’s rich arts and culture scene. Nine museums and performing arts venues offer extended hours, free or value-added admission, and/or special programming. While visiting the venues during the event hours, pick up a Fourth Friday wristband for access to food and drink specials (20+ downtown establishments). Fourth Friday.

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.

Faculty Voice Recital
Begins 7:30pm
University of Tampa – Fletcher Lounge
Angeliki Theoharis will perform an incredible vocal routine. The rich dramatic mezzo-soprano voice of Theoharis has been heard as a soloist throughout Italy and the United States. Faculty Voice Recital.

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.

Circus XTREME!
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The whole family will be amazed by America’s favorite live entertainment experience. Be astonished by unexpected circus spectacles at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Awaken your childhood spirit and stir the imagination of your family! Circus XTREME!.

Cabaret
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Tampa! Hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history. Leave your troubles outside because life is beautiful at this Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. Cabaret.

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.

Starship Troopers (1997)
10:30pm to 12:45am
Tampa Theatre
Set in the future, this film chronicles a group of high school kids who are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. However, they soon become engaged in a major war against a race of insect-like aliens. The kids must fight to ensure the safety of humanity. Starship Troopers (1997).

Saturday, January 28

Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, Pirate Fest, and Invasion
Begins 10am
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! Enjoy a pirate party and dazzling parade featuring bands, beads, floats, and more. There will be live entertainment, food, drinks, and much more! Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, Pirate Fest, and Invasion.

Circus XTREME!
Shows at 10:30am and 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The whole family will be amazed by America’s favorite live entertainment experience. Be astonished by unexpected circus spectacles at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Awaken your childhood spirit and stir the imagination of your family! Circus XTREME!.

Cabaret
Shows at 1pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Tampa! Hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history. Leave your troubles outside because life is beautiful at this Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. Cabaret.

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.

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 29

Sunshine Sunday
10am to 1pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
A limited-engagement event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Children can explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at their fingertips. Sunshine Sunday.

Circus XTREME!
Shows at 10:30am and 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The whole family will be amazed by America’s favorite live entertainment experience. Be astonished by unexpected circus spectacles at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Awaken your childhood spirit and stir the imagination of your family! Circus XTREME!.

Cabaret
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Tampa! Hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history. Leave your troubles outside because life is beautiful at this Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. Cabaret.

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.

Moby Dick
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Captain Ahab’s struggle for revenge against the monstrous white whale that maimed him, told with humor and poetry and power, has riveted readers for generations. Moby Dick.

Yoga in the Park
5pm to 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Wind down the weekend with a free yoga session on the waterfront. Don’t forget your yoga mat and water bottle! Yoga in the Park.

20th Century Women
6pm to 8pm
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 Festival of the Arts
March 4 – 5
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Held annually during the first weekend in March in downtown Tampa, it is a true showcase. Featured art includes ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood. The esteemed event also features the works of local young artists, a weekend full of live entertainment and a children’s art activity area. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.

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
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME! – Through January 29
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – January 31
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – February 2
truTV Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” Tour – February 3
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks – February 4
Tampa Bay Lightning vs LA Kings – February February 7
Bon Jovi – February 14
Hockey Day in Tampa Bay – February 18
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
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes – March 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – March 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild – March 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – March 11
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience – March 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – March 16
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – March 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes – March 21
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment – March 24 to 26
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks – March 27
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings – March 30
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
AHN Visiting Artist Reception – February 9
The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Fourth Friday – Pirate Games – January 27
Library Closed – January 28
Outside The Lines: Coloring for Adults – February 3
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – February 7
Movies @ The Library: Suicide Squad – February 10
Burgert Brothers Walking Tour of Central Avenue – February 11
Movies @ The Library: Ghostbusters – February 17

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Pirate Days – Through January 27
Chinese New Year – January 29 to 3
Sunshine Sunday – January 29
Tampa Stories – February 4 to 28
Mini Makers with GSWCF – February 4
Member Morning – February 5
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – February 7
Little Sweetheart Dance – February 11
Developmental Checkups – February 14
Home School Days – February 15
STEM Family Night at GCM – February 23
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
Cabaret – Through January 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 – February 2
Greg West – Live & Local – February 4
Discover Opera – La Cenerentola – February 5
Cinderella (La Cenerentola) – February 10 and 12
Impressario Society Pre-performance Reception – February 10
An Evening with Don Miggs and Special Guests – February 11
Rebecca Zapen – Live & Local – February 11
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21, 2017

Tampa Bay History Center
TBHC/OLLI Course: Army Airfields of Tampa Bay – Through February 1
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
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
20th Century Women – Through February 2
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
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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