Downtown After Hours

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Programs at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm – Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park
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 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.

Metrocon – Annual Convention
Noon to Midnight
Tampa Convention Center
Florida’s best anime convention is back, boasting 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 – Annual Convention

3rd Thursdays
6pm to 10pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Enjoy some gourmet food truck fun paired with independent short flicks and live music! Pour House and City Dog Cantina provide micro brews and tasty cocktails. Over ten gourmet food trucks will be on site, offering everything from burgers to vegetarian bites and much more. This is a spectacular way to spend a Thursday evening in Downtown Tampa! 3rd Thursdays

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

Friday, July 20

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Program at 9am – Fit4Mom; Food Trucks 6-8pm
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. Fit4Mom offers parent and baby exercises. Programs are presented by Barrett School of Music, Salt block Catering, Hillsborough County Library, Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, and the YMCA. Summer Series.

Metrocon – Annual Convention
10am to 3am
Tampa Convention Center
Florida’s best anime convention is back, boasting 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 – Annual Convention

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

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

Before Sunrise (1995)
10:30pm to 12:15am
Tampa Theatre
This film, which is set over 100 minutes taking place in real time, stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, who are subsumed by their characters as they fall in a sort of love, and the time they spend together… well, 100 minutes never means quite as much as it does when you’re about 25 and someone new just caught your eye. The film tells the story of how it feels to fall in love, about how it feels to travel when you’re lost. Before Sunrise (1995)

Saturday, July 21

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 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.

Metrocon – Annual Convention
10am to 3am
Tampa Convention Center
Florida’s best anime convention is back, boasting 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 – Annual Convention

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

Cornhole for a Cause
Begins 11am
Grand Central at Kennedy
This event is an exciting fundraiser benefiting mentoring programs for at-risk children. This bean bag toss tournament is a fun way to make a big impact for kids in the community! Cornhole for a Cause

Local Author and History Writers Forum
Begins 2pm
Tampa Bay History Center
Local Tampa history book authors will be discussing and signing their books. Meet a variety of local authors attending the event, including Del Acosta, John Cinchett, Rex Gordon, Linda Hope, Rodney Kite-Powell, Helen Richards, Arthur Savage, and Michael Wigh. Admission is free at the History Center’s Museum Store. Local Author and History Writers Forum

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!

Gilbert & Sullivan Trial By Jury
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Beat the summer heat and enjoy an evening with the Opera Tampa Singers. Laugh and swoon with their outrageous interpretation of Trial by Jury along with other Gilbert and Sullivan favorites. Gilbert & Sullivan Trial By Jury

Poetry and Punchlines
Begins 7pm
Stageworks Theatre
Take your seats for a show with a young and sophisticated experience that fans have come to expect from the Poetry and Punchlines performances. The show will be headlined by comedian T-Ray Sanders from Highpoint, North Carolina. Sanders has appeared on BET Comic View and Bounce TV. Fans of hard-hitting poetry and laugh-filled comedy will have a special evening watching this performance! Poetry and Punchlines

BeerFest 2018: Hop Gun
Begins 7pm
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

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

Sunday, July 22

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 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.

Metrocon – Annual Convention
10am to 6pm
Tampa Convention Center
Florida’s best anime convention is back, boasting 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 – Annual Convention

mad Theatre of Tampa presents It Shoulda Been You
Begins at 2pm
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

Patel Conservatory presents Hello, Dolly!
Shows at 2pm and 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!

Safety Last! (1923)
3pm to 4:15pm
Tampa Theatre
The story of a small-town boy picking up odd jobs in the big city to scrape together enough money to marry his girlfriend, Safety Last! is a series of hilarious and escalating set pieces. Harold Lloyd’s character gets in trouble with the law, gets humiliated by his roommate, embarrasses his manager at the store, and does it all with the élan of one of the era’s greatest physical performers. Safety Last! (1923)

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

The FUN Show with Cat & Nat
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Cat & Nat, the mom duo well-known for their hilarious viral videos, are hitting the road and taking the notion of girls’ night out to a whole new level. Notoriously known for talking candidly about all the things moms think but don’t say, Cat & Nat focus on community and uniting women. The FUN Show with Cat & Nat

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Tampa Bay Comic Con
Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5
Tampa Convention Center
This fan-centric comic book convention has been drawing in fans of the fantastical since 2000. Comic books, toys, cosplay, art, and more make up this cornucopia of nerdy fun. As Florida’s top family-friendly and fan-owned comic book convention, this event is the perfect place to let your inner-nerd run wild and free. Tampa Bay Comic Con

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
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
Introduction to Smartphone Photography – August 2
The Business of Art – August 4 to September 1
Photography 101: August – August 8 to 29
Bruce Dale: Artist Talk – August 24
Applying the Language of Photography to Bookmaking – August 26
Photography 101 Express: September 2018 – September 8
Photoshop for Beginners – September 10 to October 1
Disaster to Done: Organizing your Family Photos – October 23
Aesthetics and Perception of Advanced Digital Collage – October 27 and 28
Beyond the Lens – Through September 30
Tampa Photo Laureates – Through to September 30
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
Mr. Tickety-Toc Clock Story Time with Davon Miller – July 22
Sunshine Sunday – July 29
Back to Cool – August 1 to 31
Last Blast of Summer – August 12
Wee Ones Art Studio – August 13 to 24
Positive Parenting Program – August 13 to 27
Development Checkups – August 20
Grown Up Night – August 24
Back to Football with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – August 25 and 26
Museum Closed – August 27 to 29
Sportstember – September 1 to 30
$8 Admission – September 1 to 30
Good Food Good Mood – September 1 to 3
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – September 4
Museum Closed – September 7
Late Opening – September 8
Grandparents’ Day – September 9
Development Checkups – September 10
Mind Map: A Mindfulness Program – September 12
Birthday Bash! Free Admission – September 22 and 23

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
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – August 17 to September 9
Edgar & Emily – October 12 to November 9
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
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Movies @ the Library: Lincoln – July 20
The History of Seminole Heights – July 21
Land Records for Genealogy – July 21
Sewing: Invisible Zipper Mod Pillow – July 21
Summer STEAM Club: Maracas – July 24
ABCs and 123s of Yoga – July 25
African Thumb Piano – July 25
Silly Sam’s Instrument Explosion – July 26
DIY Mandala CD Sun Catchers – July 29
Summer STEAM Club: Boat Building Challenge – July 31
Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – August 3
Perfect Together: Facebook & Genealogy – August 4
Sewing at the Library: Open House – August 4
Walk-In Tech Help – August 8
Mini-Makers – August 8

Patel Conservatory
Hello, Dolly! – Through July 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
mad Theatre of Tampa presents It Shoulda Been You – Through July 29
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
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
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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