Downtown After Hours

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20

Flicks and Food Trucks
6pm to 10pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Gourmet food truck fun paired with independent short flicks and live music! This urban, hip event features microbrews and tasty cocktails from the Pour House and City Dog Cantina. Gourmet food trucks line up to offer everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. There will be something for everyone! Flicks and Food Trucks

Patel Conservatory presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The African savanna comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again. In this inspiring, coming-of-age tale brought to life by Patel Conservatory students in grades 3-8, you will rediscover the fun characters and music of this beloved tale. Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.

The Little Hours (2017)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
This film, ostensibly based on one of the stories in 14th-century Italian romance anthology The Decameron, is a raucous, bawdy, end-to-end comedy escapade of entirely contemporary sensibility. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Fred Armisen, and Nick Offerman. The Little Hours (2017)

Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Witnessing this brilliant comedy is a sure-fire mental workout! Imagine a British sex farce put into a blender with a Women and Gender Studies thesis. Time shifts, women are played by men (and vice versa), and even black can be white. Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9

Proof – Preview Night
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Can genius exist without madness? David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning script delves into this question while its characters try to uncover the truth behind the authorship of a revolutionary mathematical proof. Proof

Latin Night
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 Night

Friday, July 21

Kids’ Gasparilla International Film Festival
10am to 6pm
Tampa Theatre
Gasparilla International Film Festival and the Glazer Children’s Museum have teamed up for this inaugural family movie event. Bring your little film buffs downtown and get inspired by short films and animations from the NY Children’s International Film Fest. Kids’ Gasparilla International Film Festival

Come Write In: Camp NaNoWriMo
Begins 11am
John F. Germany Public Library
It’s time to camp! July is the summer edition of National Novel Writing Month. Whether you are working on a full-length project or just want to brainstorm, join fellow writers for coffee, commiseration, and quiet work time. Come Write In: Camp NaNoWriMo

Summer Movie @ The Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Grab a seat and enjoy an action-packed film from one of your favorite franchises. Grab the kids and settle in for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Summer Movie @ The Library

Maudie (2017)
Shows at 5pm and 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Maudie is thrown unceremoniously out of her home and must find work and a place to live on her own. By luck, she bumps into a reclusive fishmonger who has advertised for a housekeeper. She moves into his one-room shack and love grows between them. Maudie’s painting begins to attract people’s attention and soon, the whole world will know her name. But can the couple survive that? Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. Maudie (2017)

Patel Conservatory presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The African savanna comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again. In this inspiring, coming-of-age tale brought to life by Patel Conservatory students in grades 3-8, you will rediscover the fun characters and music of this beloved tale. Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.

Next Generation Ballet’s Summer Intensive Showcase
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This performance features over 150 students from all across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Hong Kong who are enrolled in the Next Generation Ballet Summer Intensive (3 week and 5 week option). Students will showcase what they learned in classical ballet, contemporary dance and musical theater in this professionally produced performance in the elegant Ferguson Hall. Next Generation Ballet’s Summer Intensive Showcase

Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Witnessing this brilliant comedy is a sure-fire mental workout! Imagine a British sex farce put into a blender with a Women and Gender Studies thesis. Time shifts, women are played by men (and vice versa), and even black can be white. Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9

Proof – Opening Night
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Can genius exist without madness? David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning script delves into this question while its characters try to uncover the truth behind the authorship of a revolutionary mathematical proof. Proof

Saturday, July 22

Art Spot
11am to 2pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Join us and let your imagination run free as our art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity for you and yours. Art Spot

The Circus Saved My Life
Begins at Noon
Tampa Theatre
This film highlights the plight of the many women in Mongolia who suffer in abusive relationships. The subject of the film, Chimgee, tells her story of courage and determination. Leaving the only home she has ever known to travel with an American circus helps her escape the domestic abuse she had endured most of her young life. But what is even more impressive is her eventual return to her homeland to help other women in similar abusive situations. The Circus Saved My Life

Patel Conservatory presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr
Shows at 1pm and 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The African savanna comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again. In this inspiring, coming-of-age tale brought to life by Patel Conservatory students in grades 3-8, you will rediscover the fun characters and music of this beloved tale. Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.

Nerdy Derby Racing
Begins 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Design and create your very own mini derby racer and test it on a track against other participants! Use any of the supplies from the workshop or bring your own to make your car as creative and quick as you can. Take the whole family, compete for the best car, and see where you place on the leader board. Nerdy Derby Racing

Maudie (2017)
Shows at 2:45pm, 5:30pm, and 8:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Maudie is thrown unceremoniously out of her home and must find work and a place to live on her own. By luck, she bumps into a reclusive fishmonger who has advertised for a housekeeper. She moves into his one-room shack and love grows between them. Maudie’s painting begins to attract people’s attention and soon, the whole world will know her name. But can the couple survive that? Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. Maudie (2017)

Proof
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Can genius exist without madness? David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning script delves into this question while its characters try to uncover the truth behind the authorship of a revolutionary mathematical proof. Proof

Tampa Bay Storm vs. Cleveland Gladiators
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Storm conclude the home portion of their regular season schedule with a game against the visiting Cleveland Gladiators. This is your last chance during the regular season to see some indoor football action. Grab a seat and cheer on the Storm! Tampa Bay Storm vs. Cleveland Gladiators

Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Witnessing this brilliant comedy is a sure-fire mental workout! Imagine a British sex farce put into a blender with a Women and Gender Studies thesis. Time shifts, women are played by men (and vice versa), and even black can be white. Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9

Sunday, July 23

Shark Week
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Kickoff Shark Week with tons of toothy fun and get to know these remarkable and threatened ocean predators. You can see 6 different species of sharks throughout the Aquarium while enjoying fun shark-themed activities all day long! Shark Week

Kid’s Day
10am to 3pm
Tampa Convention Center
Enjoy a day of family fun with activities for all ages including a question and answer session with Disney Channel star Jenna Ortega as well as the opportunity to get a picture taken with her. There will also be photo opportunities with Star Wars characters from The 501st Legion. Kid’s Day

Baby Bellies & Beyond Expo
11am to 4pm
Tampa Convention Center
This is the nation’s largest premier parenting event. Hopeful, expecting and new parents have the opportunity to tour the top baby brands, take advantage of exclusive “expo only” deals, awesome giveaways, prizes, and access to the latest expert advice. Baby Bellies & Beyond Expo

Patel Conservatory presents Disney’s The Lion King, Jr
Shows at 1pm and 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The African savanna comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again. In this inspiring, coming-of-age tale brought to life by Patel Conservatory students in grades 3-8, you will rediscover the fun characters and music of this beloved tale. Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.

Proof
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
Can genius exist without madness? David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning script delves into this question while its characters try to uncover the truth behind the authorship of a revolutionary mathematical proof. Proof

Young Frankenstein (1974)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Mel Brooks’ story of a differently-pronounced Dr. Frankenstein and his henchmen and hangers-on as he creates life and then promptly loses control of it, to the dismay of nearby villagers. Starring Gene Wilder. Young Frankenstein (1974)

Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Witnessing this brilliant comedy is a sure-fire mental workout! Imagine a British sex farce put into a blender with a Women and Gender Studies thesis. Time shifts, women are played by men (and vice versa), and even black can be white. Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership since 2010, Yoga in the Park is a free riverside yoga session led by an instructor from Yoga Downtown Tampa. Yoga in the Park

Maudie (2017)
6:45pm to 8:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Maudie is thrown unceremoniously out of her home and must find work and a place to live on her own. By luck, she bumps into a reclusive fishmonger who has advertised for a housekeeper. She moves into his one-room shack and love grows between them. Maudie’s painting begins to attract people’s attention and soon, the whole world will know her name. But can the couple survive that? Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. Maudie (2017)

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Tampa Bay Comic Con
Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30
Tampa Convention Center
This event is Tampa’s largest comic book convention, catering to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, cosplay, artwork, sketches, and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and celebrities will be in attendance for meet and greets. Tampa Bay Comic Con

Join the Downtown Crawlers on Saturday, June 29, for their Heroes and Villains Last Saturday Bar Crawl!

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
Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators – July 22
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25
Bolts Brew Fest – August 5
August 11 – Lionel Richie: All the Hits – August 11
WWE Live: SummerSlam Heatwave Tour – August 12
John Mayer – August 13
Monster Jam – August 19
Ed Sheeran – August 29
Kendrick Lamar – September 1
Chris Tucker with Special Guest D.L. Hughley – September 8
Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes – September 19
Mumford & Sons – September 20
Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators – September 22
The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017 – September 23
Preseason – Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – September 24
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – September 29 to October 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – October 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – October 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins – October 12
Scorpions: Crazy World Tour – October 15
Bruno Mars – October 19
Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 – October 20
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings – October 26
Santana – October 27
André Rieu – November 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – November 2
Fall Out Boy – November 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars – November 16
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks – November 22
Lady Gaga – December 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks – December 2
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders – December 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche – December 7
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets – December 9
Katy Perry – December 15
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – December 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild – December 23
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – December 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers – December 29
Jim Gaffigan – December 31

District 3 Arts and Events Venue
Art of the Brick – Through September 4

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not – Through September 13
By the Yard, Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December 31
International Photography Competition 2017 – June 23 to August 18
Photography 101 Express – July 22
Focus on Your Talent – July 31 to August 28
Photography 101 – August 2 to 23

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Come Write In: Camp NaNoWriMo – July 21
Summer Movies @ the Library – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – July 21
Nerdy Derby Racing – July 22
Teen Movie: Mean Girls – July 24
Into the Fold: Animals – July 25
Video Game Music Creation – July 26
Meanwhile… Comic Book Club – July 27
Travel Trivia and VR Vacation – July 28
Books & Bingo – July 29

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Pop Art Studio – Through August 13
Kids’ Gasparilla International Film Festival – July 21
Sunshine Sunday – July 30
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Menus: The Epicurean Experience – Through December 23
The Great Gatsby Party – November 11

Patel Conservatory
Lion King, Jr – July 20 to 23
Popular Dance Summer Intensive – August 4
Showstoppers: Once Upon a Dream – August 4 to 6

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Proof – July 21 to 30
Beehive, the 60s Musical – Preview Night – September 21
The Marvelous Wonderettes – September 21 to October 8
The Year of Magical Thinking – November 2 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Caryl Church’s Cloud 9  – Through August 6
Latin Nights – July 20
Next Generation Ballet’s Summer Intensive Showcase – July 21
Paw Patrol Live! – July 29 and 30
End-of-Summer Music Blowout – August 2
Motown the Musical – August 8 to 13
Evening of Dance – August 11
Pole for a Purpose – August 12
Latin Nights – August 17, September 14
The Flick – August 30 to September 24
John Moreland – September 12
War on the Catwalk – The Queens from Season 9 – September 17
RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour – September 19 to 24
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – In Concert – September 29 to October 1
11th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Show – September 30

Tampa Bay History Center
Blue Star Museum Program, Presented by USAA – Through September 4
History Adventure Camp: Pirates & Explorers – Through July 14
Archives Awareness Week – Cuba en Tampa – July 14
Tap Talks: Maduro Brown Ale – July 18
Book Group: Summer Reading with Colette Bancroft – July 20
History Adventure Camps: Museum Makerspace – July 24 to 28
History Adventure Camp: Hysterical History — July 31 to August 4

Tampa Museum of Art
Skyway: A Contemporary Collection – Through September 24
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
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10
Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting – July 13 to October 22
Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter – July 30 to November 12

Tampa Theatre
The Little Hours – July 20
Maudie – July 21 to August 3
The Circus Saved My Life – July 22
Young Frankenstein – July 23
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – July 30
Reservoir Dogs – August 6
The Wizard of Oz – August 12
Sing-Along Grease – August 20
Casablanca – August 26
Metropolis – September 3
WineFest 2017: Wine’s World – September 8
Wayne’s World – September 10

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 –
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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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