Downtown After Hours

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday, July 12

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Programs at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm – Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership, Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park offers FREE kids programming throughout the week under 12,000 SF of shade during its installation. Programs begin at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm each day (Sunday is an open play day) and are presented by Barrett School of Music, Salt block Catering, Hillsborough County Library, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, and the YMCA. Summer Series

Kings Coast Roast of King Gothalion
Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
King Gothalion, commonly referred to as “Goth,” is an online entertainment personality on the popular streaming website Twitch.tv. Goth’s boisterous demeanor, jovial attitude, and sharp wit have, over the years, given him a unique power to tease and otherwise antagonize friends, coworkers, and audience members alike. For years he has been allowed to get away with his shenanigans. However, it all comes back around at this event on Tampa Theatre’s historic stage. Kings Coast Roast of King Gothalion

Patel Conservatory presents Hello, Dolly!
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Students in grades nine through college bring this blockbuster Broadway hit to life. The story follows the romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi as she “arranges things” for a certain Yonkers half-a-millionaire. This favorite musical masterpiece never fails to entertain with its larger than life characters, high-energy dance numbers and some of the most memorable songs in musical theater history. Patel Conservatory presents Hello, Dolly!

mad Theatre of Tampa presents It Shoulda Been You
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, when the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” It’s up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents. It Shoulda Been You

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, July 6

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Programs at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm – Fit4Mom
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park offers FREE kids programming throughout the week under 12,000 SF of shade during its installation. Programs begin at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm each day (Sunday and Friday are open play days) and are presented by Barrett School of Music, Salt block Catering, Hillsborough County Library, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, and the YMCA. Summer Series

Summer Specialty Tour
Begins 1pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Join the Henry B. Plant Museum for four exciting new tours this summer. This series includes in-depth examinations of untold stories from early Tampa and the Tampa Bay Hotel. Look at the Museum in a different light as you learn more about Rough Riders or Theodore Roosevelt, discover how the Tampa Bay Hotel fits into the larger story of Tampa, or bring your little ones for a special tour developed just for children. Summer Specialty Tour

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

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love, including the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more. Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Dancing at Lughnasa
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. Dancing at Lughnasa

Saturday, July 7

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Programs at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm – YMCA
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park offers FREE kids programming throughout the week under 12,000 SF of shade during its installation. Programs begin at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm each day (Sunday and Friday are open play days) and are presented by Barrett School of Music, Salt block Catering, Hillsborough County Library, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, and the YMCA. Summer Series

History Bike Tour: Tampa’s Firefighting History
Tour departs at 10am
Registration at Kahwa Coffee
Since its going to be HOT in July we decided to highlight the history of some of Tampa’s heros that constantly have to work in the heat: our cities firefighters! We will be exploring the history of firefighters in our city and taking a stop at our city’s very own Tampa Firefighters’ Museum. Tampa’s Firefighting History

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

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love, including the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more. Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Dancing at Lughnasa
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. Dancing at Lughnasa

Sunday, July 8

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Free Play all Day
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park offers FREE kids programming throughout the week under 12,000 SF of shade during its installation. Programs begin at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm each day (Sunday and Friday are open play days) and are presented by Barrett School of Music, Salt block Catering, Hillsborough County Library, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, and the YMCA. Summer Series

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Shows at 1pm and 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love, including the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more. Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Dr. Strangelove (1964)
3pm to 4:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Off the cuff yet perfectly planned, Dr. Strangelove is one of the most memorable comedies (and most important cultural artifacts of the Cold War era) ever. Immediately after the film, Tampa Theatre’s own James DeFord will lead a short discussion of Dr. Strangelove and an audience Q&A. Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Dancing at Lughnasa
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. Dancing at Lughnasa

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010 and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership, 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

BeerFest 2018: Hop Gun
Saturday, July 21
Tampa Theatre
If you feel the need… the need for mead, join Tampa’s majestic movie palace for a Mach 2 evening of craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of Tampa’s top independent restaurants. Though the theme may be silly, BeerFest’s purpose is most serious: Now in its 7th year, the (almost) annual event is one of Tampa Theatre’s favorite fundraisers, benefitting the historic movie palace’s artistic, educational and community programs, as well as its ongoing preservation. BeerFest 2018: Hop Gun

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
Sam Smith – July 13
The Smashing Pumpkins – July 25
WWE Smackdown Live – July 31
Panic! At the Disco – August 1
Kevin Hart – August 4
Journey & Def Leppard – August 18
Monster Jam – August 25
Paul Simon – September 7
Scorpions – September 14
15th Anniversary Freestyle Explosion Concert – September 15
Game of Thrones – September 21
Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference – October 25 to 27
Elton John – November 28
Fleetwood Mac – February 18, 2019
P!nk – March 3, 2019
Shawn Mendes – July 27, 2019

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
International Photography Competition 2018 – Through July 23
Beyond the Lense – July 1 to September 30
Tampa Photo Laureates – July 1 to September 30
Framing Places: The Fundamentals of Travel Photography – July 10
Composition Principles: From Basics to Advanced – July 12
Visual Story Telling through Fine Art Photography – July 29

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Summer of STEAM – Through July 31
New! Book Nook – Through August 12
Dino Zone – Through August 12
Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga – July 14
Back to Cool – August 1 to 31
Sportstember – September 1 to 30
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 2
Imperial Designs – Through December 31

Jobsite Theater
Dancing at Lughnasa – Through 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
How to Clear the Mess On Your Desk – July 7
Sewing at the Library: Apron – July 7
DIY Music Note Wire Pendants – July 8
DIY Crafting: Book Folding – July 11
Tricky Dogs Show – July 12
Movies @ the Library – Despicable Me – July 13
DIY Comic Book Magnets – July 14
Sewing: House Ornament – July 14
DIY Sheet Music Candle – July 15

Patel Conservatory
Hello, Dolly! – July 12 to 22
Summer Jazz Intensive – July 20
End-of-Summer Music Blowout – August 1
Showstoppers: Broadway Intensive – August 3 to 5
Summer Evening of Dance – August 10

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Ugly Lies the Bone – August 9 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella – July 5 to 8
Latin Nights – July 12
mad Theatre of Tampa presents It Shoulda Been You – July 12 to 29
Opera Tampa League’s Wonderful Wednesday – July 18
Next Generation Ballet’s Summer Intensive Showcase – July 20
Gilbert & Sullivan Trial by Jury – July 21 and 22
The FUN Show with Cat & Nat – July 22
The Keep Presents Carpe Noctem – August 3 to 5
Paw Patrol LOVE! The Great Pirate Adventure – August 4 and 5

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – Through July 2018
Touchton Map Library Insiders Tour – July 18
Flag Exhibit Tour – July 20

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
Having a Ball – Through July 22
Inspired by Nature – Through July 22
Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell And Jesús Rafael Soto – Through September 30
From Muse and Myth to Figure and Gesture – Through August 19
CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture – September 22
Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre
Dr. Strangelove – July 8
The Les Brown Experience – July 11
Kings Coast Roast of King Gothalion – July 12
The Perfect Storm – July 13
A Fish Called Wanda – July 15
BeerFest 2018: Hop Gun – July 21
Safety Last – July 22
Sing-Along Mary Poppins – July 28
Rope – August 5
The Manchurian Candidate – August 12
Blazing Saddles – August 19
The Wizard of Oz – August 26
Casablanca – September 2
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28
Iron & Wine – November 15

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
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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