Downtown After Hours

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Thursday, January 3

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning
10am – 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at this holiday favorite, presented by Tampa Bay Lightning and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park is transformed with the sights, sounds, and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Enjoy Downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice rink and The Shops of Winter Village, featuring 10 boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Shows at 4:30pm and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The lush but ultimately tragic tale of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I, both of whom had plausible if problematic claims on the English throne, has been put on screens big and small a number of times, most famously in 1936 with Katharine Hepburn. This production stars Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

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

Rock the Park

Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Listen to some great musical talent in a beautiful, relaxing setting. This month’s show features The Sagas, The Venus, and Joshua Reilly. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park

Friday, January 4

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning
10am – 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at this holiday favorite, presented by Tampa Bay Lightning and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park is transformed with the sights, sounds, and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Enjoy Downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice rink and The Shops of Winter Village, featuring 10 boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Shows at 4:30pm and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The lush but ultimately tragic tale of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I, both of whom had plausible if problematic claims on the English throne, has been put on screens big and small a number of times, most famously in 1936 with Katharine Hepburn. This production stars Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

The Florida Orchestra – Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A jazzy wail. A sweet sigh. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue comes to life with Cuban jazz pianist Aldo López-Gavilán. Also: Still’s jazz-inspired Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American,” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. The Florida Orchestra – Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

Saturday, January 5

History Bike Tampa Jan Tour
Begins 9:30am
Kahwa Coffee
Ever wonder what happens in the shadows of Tampa? Is there a secret organization who makes decisions for the city? Why does Ybor City have mysterious tunnels running under its streets? Discover this and many more of Tampa’s mysterious history on the secret societies tour. History Bike Tampa Jan Tour

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

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning – Last Day!
10am – 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at this holiday favorite, presented by Tampa Bay Lightning and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park is transformed with the sights, sounds, and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Enjoy Downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice rink and The Shops of Winter Village, featuring 10 boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

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

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The lush but ultimately tragic tale of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I, both of whom had plausible if problematic claims on the English throne, has been put on screens big and small a number of times, most famously in 1936 with Katharine Hepburn. This production stars Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Youth America Grand Prix Gala
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Now a thrilling staple to the Tampa area dance season, this spectacular gala features performances by the award-winning wunderkinds from Next Generation Ballet and Youth America Grand Prix. Be there as the “who’s who” and the “who-will-be-who” gather onstage in this unforgettable display of dance virtuosity. Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Youth America Grand Prix Gala

Sunday, January 6

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
2pm to 4pm
Tampa Theatre
The lush but ultimately tragic tale of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I, both of whom had plausible if problematic claims on the English throne, has been put on screens big and small a number of times, most famously in 1936 with Katharine Hepburn. This production stars Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

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

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
LOCATION CHANGE: Kiley Gardens
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

Mayoral Candidate Forum
Wednesday, January 16
Rialto Theatre
Be informed and join us for a chance to have your questions answered by the 2019 Mayoral Candidates. Networking and casual conversation will follow a panel discussion with moderator. Mayoral Candidate Forum

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
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets – January 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes – January 10
Winter Jam 2019 – January 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – January 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks – January 19
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
North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1 – Through January 11, 2019
Day by Day: 1968 – Through December
Modus Operandi: Contemporary Photography from the collection of BNY Mellon – January 15 to April 15

Glazer Children’s Museu
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Camp Imagination: Merry Making – January 3 and 4
Children’s Board Free Tuesday – January 8
Scouts Workshop – Juniors – January 12

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
Music in the Museum – January 17
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
Living with Legal Lingo – January 5
Movies @ the Library: UFO – January 11
3D Printing Open House – January 14
Learning Circles: Dream Interpretation 101 – January 15
Book Discussion: The Sherlockian by Graham Moore – January 16
Movies @ the Library: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – January 18
All Day – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – January 21

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
The Florida Orchestra – Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – January 4
Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Youth America Grand Prix Gala – January 5
Othello by William Shakespeare – January 9 to February 3
Latin Nights – January 10
Arts Legacy REMIX: MLK Praise – January 11
The Florida Orchestra – Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie – January 11
Patel Conservatory presents Winter Cabaret – January 12
Hundred Days – January 15 to March 24
Into the Arctic Kingdom with Florian Schulz, photographer – January 15
Les Miserables – January 15 to 20
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center
Walk Tampa: Historic Downtown Tampa – January 5
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – January 12
Sangria & Stories: The Life of a Pirate – January 16
Florida Conversations – January 23
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, 2019
Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite, and the Lure of Antiquity: Through January 6, 2019
Season of Love – Through March 17, 2019
Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective – October 25 to March 17, 2019
Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations – January 31 to May 27, 2019
Ancient and Modern Glass from the Collection – March 23 to August 19, 2019
Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution – April 11 to August 11, 2019
Echoing Forms: American Abstraction – April 13 to August 18, 2019
Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection – June 20 to October 6, 2019

Tampa Theatre
The Wizard – January 11
Raffi – January 19
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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