Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4

FUN Convention 2018
10am to 6:30pm
Tampa Convention Center
With over 1,500 dealers, heritage auctions, exhibitors and over 15,000 avid currency collectors, this show kicks off the year on a high note! Currency fans, enthusiasts, and newcomers will have a terrific time at this four day numismatic event. FUN Convention 2018

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park
10am to 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village presented by USAmeriBank and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Skate around at the outdoor ice rink or get some gift shopping done at the Holiday Market. 2017-2018 Winter Village

The Shape of Water
Shows at 5:30pm and 8:30pm
Tampa Theatre
An isolated mute woman working as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory finds her life altered when she discovers a top secret in the lab. A mysterious, scaly creature from South America is being held in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with the captor, she soon learns that its life lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. The Shape of Water

Rock the Park
6:30pm to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Listen to some great musical talent in a beautiful, relaxing setting. This month’s show features Siobhan Monique and Bob Anthony. 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 5

FUN Convention 2018
10am to 6:30pm
Tampa Convention Center
With over 1,500 dealers, heritage auctions, exhibitors and over 15,000 avid currency collectors, this show kicks off the year on a high note! Currency fans, enthusiasts, and newcomers will have a terrific time at this four day numismatic event. FUN Convention 2018

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park
10am to 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village presented by USAmeriBank and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Skate around at the outdoor ice rink or get some gift shopping done at the Holiday Market. 2017-2018 Winter Village

Outside the Lines: Coloring For Adults
Begins 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Think coloring is just for kids? Join the hottest trend for adults! Relieve stress and boost creativity with art, fun, and mellow music to help you release your inner artist. Outside The Lines: Coloring for Adults

First Friday
5pm to 7pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Meet at the Minarets for free museum admission! Visitors are encouraged to explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort hotel museum, enjoy live music on the veranda, and share a treat with friends at the tastings table. A docent-led tour of will begin at 5:15 PM. Experience the magic of the Museum at dusk. Matt Weihmuller’s Jazz Trio will perform live on the Museum veranda. First Friday

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister, and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts, and video projection in this incredible adventure. Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

The Shape of Water
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
An isolated mute woman working as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory finds her life altered when she discovers a top secret in the lab. A mysterious, scaly creature from South America is being held in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with the captor, she soon learns that its life lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. The Shape of Water

Classical WSMR presents The Florida Orchestra featuring Jahja Ling conducting Beethoven & Sibelius
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Classical WSMR presents the return of former music director, Jahja Ling, conducting an evening of beautiful music featuring Beethoven in Ferguson Hall. All proceeds from this special evening will benefit WUSF Public Media’s efforts to improve Classical WSMR’s signal strength and reach. This will help the station provide classical music on the radio to more listeners in the area. The Florida Orchestra

Saturday, January 6

History Bike Takes You to the Movies
9:30am to noon
Kahwa Coffee (Element Building)
Did you know that Tampa has a rich movie history? Explore major landmarks of the big screen! History Bike Takes You to the Movies

FUN Convention 2018
10am to 5:30pm
Tampa Convention Center
With over 1,500 dealers, heritage auctions, exhibitors and over 15,000 avid currency collectors, this show kicks off the year on a high note! Currency fans, enthusiasts, and newcomers will have a terrific time at this four day numismatic event. FUN Convention 2018

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

Seven Keys to Unlock Your Family History
Begins 11am
John F. Germany Public Library
Grow your genealogy knowledge! The Florida Genealogical Society, in partnership with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, presents this informative class with genealogist Rue Lynn Galbraith. Seven Keys to Unlock Your Family History

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes
Shows at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm
Amalie Arena
This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister, and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts, and video projection in this incredible adventure. Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

Sewing at The Hive
Begins 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to The Hive and learn how to make a wrap top using knit fabric! Use guided instruction to create your choice of cap sleeve or 3/4 sleeve. An afternoon of sewing and fun awaits you! Sewing at The Hive

The Shape of Water
Shows at 2pm, 5pm, and 8pm
Tampa Theatre
An isolated mute woman working as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory finds her life altered when she discovers a top secret in the lab. A mysterious, scaly creature from South America is being held in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with the captor, she soon learns that its life lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. The Shape of Water

Patel Conservatory presents Winter Cabaret
Begins 5pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This performance features students who are enrolled in a four-day workshop intensive. Through individual and group coaching, students enhance their skills in dance, vocal, and acting. Watch these students perform solos, duets, and group musical theater numbers in the TECO Theater. Patel Conservatory presents Winter Cabaret

Sunday, January 7

FUN Convention 2018
10am to 3pm
Tampa Convention Center
With over 1,500 dealers, heritage auctions, exhibitors and over 15,000 avid currency collectors, this show kicks off the year on a high note! Currency fans, enthusiasts, and newcomers will have a terrific time at this four day numismatic event. FUN Convention 2018

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes
Shows at 1pm and 5pm
Amalie Arena
This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister, and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts, and video projection in this incredible adventure. Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

The Shape of Water
Shows at 3:30pm and 6:30pm
Tampa Theatre
An isolated mute woman working as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory finds her life altered when she discovers a top secret in the lab. A mysterious, scaly creature from South America is being held in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with the captor, she soon learns that its life lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. The Shape of Water

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

Florida Wedding Expo

Saturday, January 14
Tampa Convention Center
This bridal expo will feature over 100 of Tampa Bay’s  top wedding professionals, reception sites, wedding gowns, bridal party attire, honeymoon giveaways and thousands of dollars in prizes. This is a terrific opportunity to find what you need for the wedding of your dreams! Florida Wedding Expo

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
Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes – January 5 to 7
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes – January 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames – January 11
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Las Vegas Golden Knights – January 18
US 103.5’s Throwdown by the Bay – January 20
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
Photograph 101: Through January 24
Composition Principles: From Basics to Advanced – January 4 to 18
iPhoneography – January 14
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
Winter Camp: Arts + Bots – Through January 5
Mutiny at the Museum – Through January 31
Member Morning – January 7
Science-Tastic Day: Sail or Sink? – January 13
Mindfulness with Evolve: Yoga – January 20
The Big Hug – January 21
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
Upstairs / Downstairs – January 7
Music in the Museum – January 18
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
Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – January 5
Seven Keys to Unlock Your Family History – January 6
Sewing at the Hive: Knit Wrap Top – January 6
Movies @ the Library: Going in Style – January 12
Holiday Closing – January 15
Book Discussion: On the Road – January 17
Movies @ the Library: Gravity – January 19
Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs the Musical – January 20

Patel Conservatory
Winter Cabaret – January 6
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
Corey Van Valin – Redefining Magic – January 7
Keely and Du – January 12 to 21
The Got Jokes? Improv Experience – February 3
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – February 8 to 25

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
School of Rock – Through January 7
Classical WSMR presents The Florida Orchestra featuring Jahja Ling conducting Beethoven and Sibellus  – January 5
Forever Plaid – January 12 to March 11
The Florida Orchestra – Rodgers & Hammerstein – January 12
Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Youth America Grand Prix Gala – January 13
The Sibling Rivalry Tour featuring Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones and The High Divers – January 15
Open Rehearsal – The Barber of Seville – January 16 to 25
View From Above with Terry Virts, NASA astronaut – January 16
Opera Tampa League’s Wondrous Wednesday – January 17
The Tempest – January 17 to February 11
The Florida Orchestra – Dvoraks Cello Concerto – January 19
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour – January 19 to 21
Amadeus – January 20
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat – January 21

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – February to July 2018
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – January 13
TBHC/OLLI Corse: Tampa’s Historic Neighborhoods – January 17 to 31
Florida Conversations – Mary Jane Safford, M.D.: A Rediscovered Humanist – January 17
TBHC Book Group – January 18
Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour – January 27
Sangria and Stories: Remembering the USS Tampa – February 1

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
The Shape of Water – Through January 4
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – January 12
Fast Times at Ridgemont High – January 14
Darlene Love – January 18
Desperately Seeking Susan – January 19
Flashdance – January 21
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 –
Powered by Athleta
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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