Downtown After Hours

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11

METROCON
Noon to 2am
Tampa Convention Center
Florida’s largest anime convention boasts a number of exciting stage shows, unique vendors, exciting panelists, and interactive events throughout the weekend, including the world famous Anime Human Chess Match, where characters from your favorite anime and video games will battle it out for the fate of the world! METROCON

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this adaptation of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, the Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Echo in the Canyon (2019)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
This film celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-’60s as folk went electric and bands like The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. In that one fertile, creative moment, Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of originality and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Echo in the Canyon (2019)

Constellations by Nick Payne
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
What if every decision we’ve made – and not made – exists simultaneously in infinite parallel universes? So goes this bracing, glorious love story of Roland and Marianne, an urban beekeeper and a physicist, whose myriad possibilities unfold in sumptuous arcs and trajectories that challenge the distinction between choice and destiny. Nick Payne’s critically-acclaimed triumph melds science and romance into Constellations, a play that comes along every so often to disrupt our notion of what can be done in theater and what it means to be alive and in love. Constellations by Nick Payne

Friday, July 12

METROCON
10am to 3am
Tampa Convention Center
Florida’s largest anime convention boasts a number of exciting stage shows, unique vendors, exciting panelists, and interactive events throughout the weekend, including the world famous Anime Human Chess Match, where characters from your favorite anime and video games will battle it out for the fate of the world! METROCON

Live Music at Sparkman Wharf
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf
Grab a drink and a find a nice place to sit as the live music lays down a soundtrack for your weekend. If you have not visited Sparkman Wharf yet, this is a great excuse to make the trip! Live Music at Sparkman Wharf

Tampa Healthcare Networking Mixer & Expo
Begins 6pm
Hilton Tampa Downtown
This business networking event is for clinicians, healthcare entrepreneurs, and other healthcare professionals, but it is open to everyone who is interested. Make some great new professional connections in the Tampa area in a fun and relaxed environment, while growing your local business exposure. Tampa Healthcare Networking Mixer & Expo

Wild Rose (2019)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Jessie Buckley (seen most recently in HBO’s Chernobyl) delivers an unforgettable, star-making performance as Rose-Lynn Harlan, a rebellious country singer who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville. Complete with an expert performance by Oscar-nominee Julie Walters and an electrifying soundtrack performed by Buckley, Wild Rose is a joyous human story steeped in music, courage, and achieving your dreams, no matter how far away they may appear. Wild Rose (2019)

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this adaptation of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, the Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Constellations by Nick Payne
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
What if every decision we’ve made – and not made – exists simultaneously in infinite parallel universes? So goes this bracing, glorious love story of Roland and Marianne, an urban beekeeper and a physicist, whose myriad possibilities unfold in sumptuous arcs and trajectories that challenge the distinction between choice and destiny. Nick Payne’s critically-acclaimed triumph melds science and romance into Constellations, a play that comes along every so often to disrupt our notion of what can be done in theater and what it means to be alive and in love. Constellations by Nick Payne

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
10:30pm to 12:30am
Tampa Theatre
As Baby Jane’s star falls, and her more talented sister Blanche sees her own career rise, the two get locked in a crocodilian death spiral that lasts the rest of their miserable lives. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)

Saturday, July 13

Saturday Sweat Sesh July
Begins 9am
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
Workout in one of our lovely City of Tampa Parks for approximately 1 hour on three Saturdays out of each month. The workout is typically a fun mix of cardio and strength training for all fitness levels. Saturday Sweat Sesh July

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

METROCON
10am to 3am
Tampa Convention Center
Florida’s largest anime convention boasts a number of exciting stage shows, unique vendors, exciting panelists, and interactive events throughout the weekend, including the world famous Anime Human Chess Match, where characters from your favorite anime and video games will battle it out for the fate of the world! METROCON

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

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this adaptation of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, the Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Wild Rose (2019)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Jessie Buckley (seen most recently in HBO’s Chernobyl) delivers an unforgettable, star-making performance as Rose-Lynn Harlan, a rebellious country singer who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville. Complete with an expert performance by Oscar-nominee Julie Walters and an electrifying soundtrack performed by Buckley, Wild Rose is a joyous human story steeped in music, courage, and achieving your dreams, no matter how far away they may appear. Wild Rose (2019)

Live Music at Sparkman Wharf
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf
Grab a drink and a find a nice place to sit as the live music lays down a soundtrack for your weekend. If you have not visited Sparkman Wharf yet, this is a great excuse to make the trip! Live Music at Sparkman Wharf

Aerial Dragons: Hypnotica
Begins 7pm
Straz Center at the Performing Arts
Settle in for a hypnotic journey into a mystical world of the freaky and the fantastic. Once again, The Aerial Dragons are bringing you their annual production, an experience filled with daring circus acrobats, fire eaters, glamorous dancers, and a few dare-devilish clowns. Aerial Dragons: Hypnotica

Constellations by Nick Payne
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
What if every decision we’ve made – and not made – exists simultaneously in infinite parallel universes? So goes this bracing, glorious love story of Roland and Marianne, an urban beekeeper and a physicist, whose myriad possibilities unfold in sumptuous arcs and trajectories that challenge the distinction between choice and destiny. Nick Payne’s critically-acclaimed triumph melds science and romance into Constellations, a play that comes along every so often to disrupt our notion of what can be done in theater and what it means to be alive and in love. Constellations by Nick Payne

Sunday, July 14

Wellness at the Wharf
Begins 10am
Sparkman Wharf
Get your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time with HIIT, Harbour Island Athletic Club’s high-intensity interval training. Please bring your own mat, towel, and water. Classes are free of charge and located on the lawn.  Wellness at the Wharf

METROCON
10am to 6pm
Tampa Convention Center
Florida’s largest anime convention boasts a number of exciting stage shows, unique vendors, exciting panelists, and interactive events throughout the weekend, including the world famous Anime Human Chess Match, where characters from your favorite anime and video games will battle it out for the fate of the world! METROCON

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Shows at 1pm and 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this adaptation of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, the Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Tour of Sacred Heart Church
2pm to 3pm
Sacred Heart Church
Join the docents of Sacred Heart Church for the monthly guided tour. Information on history, construction, architecture, and the German stained glass windows. Tour is seated with walk about time after the presentation. Tour of Sacred Heart Church

All That Jazz (1979)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
All That Jazz is a transparently autobiographical film by famed dancer, director and choreographer Bob Fosse about a dancer, director and choreographer named Joe Gideon trying to balance staging his latest Broadway musical while editing a Hollywood film he has directed. All That Jazz (1979)

Constellations by Nick Payne
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
What if every decision we’ve made – and not made – exists simultaneously in infinite parallel universes? So goes this bracing, glorious love story of Roland and Marianne, an urban beekeeper and a physicist, whose myriad possibilities unfold in sumptuous arcs and trajectories that challenge the distinction between choice and destiny. Nick Payne’s critically-acclaimed triumph melds science and romance into Constellations, a play that comes along every so often to disrupt our notion of what can be done in theater and what it means to be alive and in love. Constellations by Nick Payne

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
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

Wild Rose (2019)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Jessie Buckley (seen most recently in HBO’s Chernobyl) delivers an unforgettable, star-making performance as Rose-Lynn Harlan, a rebellious country singer who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville. Complete with an expert performance by Oscar-nominee Julie Walters and an electrifying soundtrack performed by Buckley, Wild Rose is a joyous human story steeped in music, courage, and achieving your dreams, no matter how far away they may appear. Wild Rose (2019)

Aerial Dragons: Hypnotica
Begins 7pm
Straz Center at the Performing Arts
Settle in for a hypnotic journey into a mystical world of the freaky and the fantastic. Once again, The Aerial Dragons are bringing you their annual production, an experience filled with daring circus acrobats, fire eaters, glamorous dancers, and a few dare-devilish clowns. Aerial Dragons: Hypnotica

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

Donuts & the Download on Downtown 

Wednesday, July 31

Tampa Downtown Partnership
This morning event will highlight what’s happening in Tampa’s Downtown and ways to engage with the Partnership’s programs and initiatives. Get the download on the benefits of membership, networking opportunities, transportation initiatives, marketing efforts, new developments, public art, crime prevention, beautification efforts, and much more. Complimentary pastries and coffee will be served.  Donuts & the Download on Downtown

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

Anuel AA – July 21
Shawn Mendes – July 27
Lionel Richie – July 28
Queen + Adam Lambert – August 18
Hope 2019 – September 7
Disturbed – September 21
The Who – September 22
Phil Collins – September 26
Twenty One Pilots – October 9
The Chainsmokers – October 25
Cirque du Soleil presents AXEL – October 31 – November 3

Elton John – November 4
Bad Bunny – December 8

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Contemporary Performance – Through August 31
Olivia Parker: Vanishing in Plain Sight – Through August 31

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Summer Camp: Build It (Autism-Friendly!) – Through July 12
Worldwide Wednesday: France – Through July 31
Grown Up Night – July 12
Developmental Checkups – July 15
Peanuts in Space – July 20

Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Blue Star Museums – Through September 1
Archives Awareness Week – July 16
Teacher Appreciation Day – August 3

Jobsite Theater
Constellations – July 12 to August 4

The John F. Germany Public Library
Exploration Club – Tuesdays

Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Magic and Mayhem Present: The Moon Bunny – July 11
Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurship – July 11
Movies @ the Library: Pacific Rim: Uprising – July 12
Messy Mondays – July 15
Paint Your Favorite Books – July 16
Mommy & Me Art – July 17
Tween & Teen Painting on Canvas – July 17
Book Discussion: Slouching Towards Bethlehem – July 17
Photoshop: Make Yourself A Part of History – July 18
Movies @ the Library: Alpha – July 19
Repair Cafe – July 20
DIY Bead Earrings with Knotted Headspins – July 23

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – Through July 14
Constellations by Nick Payne – Through August 4
Aerial Dragons: Hypnotica – July 13 and 14
Opera Socials Cocktail Reception – July 17
Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr. – July 18 to July 28
Latin Nights – July 18
Jazz Intensive Concert – July 19
Next Generation Ballet: Summer Showcase – July 19
John Cusack plus a screening of Say Anything – July 24
We Are Two Different People Tour – September 18

Tampa Bay History Center
History Adventure Camp: Swashbuckling Summer – Through July 12
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – July 13
Tampa Archives Week: Tampa in the 1920s – July 17
TBHC Book Group – July 18
Tampa Archives Week: Downtown Tampa Walking Tour – July 19 and 20
History Adventure Camp: American Girl – July 22 to 26
Living History Saturday – July 27

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
Ancient and Modern Glass from the Collection – Through August 19
Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution – Through August 11
Echoing Forms: American Abstraction – Through August 18
Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection – Through October 6

Tampa Theatre
All That Jazz – July 14
Jurassic Park – July 21
An Evening with Colson Whitehead – July 25
BeerFest 2019: Ferris Brewer’s Day Off – July 27
The Wizard of Oz – July 28
Because of Sam “First Look” Screening – July 29
WarGames – July 30
The Philadelphia Story – August 4
9 to 5 – August 11
The Shawshank Redemption – August 18
The Silent Clowns – August 25
Casablanca – August 31 and September 1
Jim Jefferies – September 13
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28
Nate Bargatze – October 17

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 PRIMAL MVMT – 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,6pm to 7pm
– 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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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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