Downtown After Hours

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25

 

Barre in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In conjunction with the Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to bring this free community fitness class to Tampa’s Downtown! Barre in the Park

Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr.
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
After participating in a three-week intensive theater camp, Patel Conservatory students ages 8 to 14 will perform this junior adaptation of the Tony® Award-winning musical, Annie. While studying in camp preparing for their stage roles, students explored character development and gained ensemble experience, bringing the memorable music and characters of this beloved classic to life on the stage. Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr.

An Evening With Colson Whitehead

Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
Oxford Exchange and Tampa Theatre collaborate once again for a special OE Programming conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times Bestselling author, Colson Whitehead, in celebration of the release of his forthcoming book, The Nickel BoysAn Evening With Colson Whitehead
Bring It! Live: The Dance Battle Tour
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
After three acclaimed touring seasons, the hit television series Bring It! is back on-stage with never-before-seen routines and all new battles. The show will feature an all new interactive experience with hotter-than-ever performances inspiring fans of all ages. Bring It! Live: The Dance Battle Tour

Constellations by Nick Payne
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater inside 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 26

Fourth Friday

4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City

When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor will light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun. This evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants, and more takes place on the fourth Friday of every month! Fourth Friday

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

ADA Celebration – Transformations: Building a World of Access and Inclusion

Begins 6pm

Straz Center’s Riverwalk Tent

The Straz Center, in collaboration with the Hillsborough County Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities and Tampa Mayor’s Alliance for Persons with Disabilities, is thrilled to present this show as part of the Tampa Bay area’s 29th anniversary celebration of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act legislation. This free concert is open to the public and features artists with mixed abilities including musicians, singers, and spoken word performers. ADA Celebration – Transformations: Building a World of Access and Inclusion

Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr.
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
After participating in a three-week intensive theater camp, Patel Conservatory students ages 8 to 14 will perform this junior adaptation of the Tony® Award-winning musical, Annie. While studying in camp preparing for their stage roles, students explored character development and gained ensemble experience, bringing the memorable music and characters of this beloved classic to life on the stage.  Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr.

Sips Under the Sea
Begins 7pm
The Florida Aquarium

This unique cocktail after-hours party is designed for adults of legal drinking age. Enjoy appetizers and a signature event cocktail while exploring the Aquarium’s galleries featuring over 14,000 fin-tastic animals. Your ticket includes the access to the Aquarium’s exhibits, animal encounters, a tasty selection of appetizers, a signature drink, and a candy buffet featuring assorted Swedish Fish. Sips Under the Sea

Sword of Trust (2019)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Cynthia inherits a sword that, according to a bizarre letter written by her dead grandfather, is a relic that proves the South actually won the Civil War. Cynthia and her partner Mary take the sword to a pawn shop where the owner and his wastoid employee determine that the sword would be worth a lot of money to right-wing conspiracy nuts. Pretty soon, the four are teaming up to sell the sword to a group of questionable men, and questioning their own intentions in doing so. Sword of Trust (2019)
Patel Conservatory presents Choral and Chamber Orchestra Intensive Concert
Begins 7:30pm

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An evening of new works and traditional favorites of choral music, string chamber music and works for combined orchestra and choir will be presented by students from two separate Patel Conservatory intensives – Choral Intensive and Chamber Orchestra Intensive. Patel Conservatory presents Choral and Chamber Orchestra Intensive Concert
A Night in Spain featuring excerpts from La Verbena de Paloma and other Zarzuelas
Begins 7:30pm

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy a comedic performance of sizzling Spanish-inspired music and dance and other tantalizing surprises, presented by the Opera Tampa Singers. Don’t miss soprano Vanessa Rodriguez and baritone Jean Carlos Rodriguez as they bring down the house in their starring roles. sung in Spanish with English translations projected above the stage. A Night in Spain

Constellations by Nick Payne
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater inside 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

Godzilla (1954)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
The first of a slew of Godzilla films, this movie is a serious, bleak, melancholy story about humanity reckoning with its first true existential threat and realizing that we may not be able to stop its inexorable march towards us. Or that the cost of stopping it may be too great to bear. Godzilla was released in 1954, just nine years after the bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Godzilla (1954)

Saturday, July 27

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

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue 
Shows at 10am and 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Roll with the Paw Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Chase, Marshall, Skye, and the rest of the Paw Patrol will need to team up with Ryder to save Adventure Bay’s mayor and stop Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger from winning the race. Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

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

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

Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr.
Shows at 1pm and 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
After participating in a three-week intensive theater camp, Patel Conservatory students ages 8 to 14 will perform this junior adaptation of the Tony® Award-winning musical, Annie. While studying in camp preparing for their stage roles, students explored character development and gained ensemble experience, bringing the memorable music and characters of this beloved classic to life on the stage. Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr.

A Night in Spain featuring excerpts from La Verbena de Paloma and other Zarzuelas
Begins 3pm

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy a comedic performance of sizzling Spanish-inspired music and dance and other tantalizing surprises, presented by the Opera Tampa Singers. Don’t miss soprano Vanessa Rodriguez and baritone Jean Carlos Rodriguez as they bring down the house in their starring roles. sung in Spanish with English translations projected above the stage. A Night in Spain
The RePurpose Project Takes Over Tampa
Begins 5pm
Factory 114
Enjoy an evening filled with art, cocktails and celebration! Network with like-minded individuals and celebrate all the local beauty that Tampa has to offer. Guests will have access to an open bar, live music, art show by Mile Lynn, networking with local creatives, and an art auction for the Arts Conservatory for Teens. Repurpose Project

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

BeerFest 2019: Ferris Brewer’s Day Off
Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
Celebrate Ferris Brewer’s Day Off with an evening of craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of the city’s top independent restaurants. Though the theme may be silly, BeerFest’s purpose is most serious: the annual event benefits the historic landmark’s artistic, educational, and community programs, as well as its ongoing preservation. Guests are invited don their cheetah-print vest and sneakers, dress as their favorite Ferris Bueller character, or come in a costume inspired by the movie. BeerFest 2019: Ferris Brewer’s Day Off
Shawn Mendes: The Tour
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Supporting the release of his self-titled third album, multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will hit the stage in Downtown Tampa for a stop on his third global headline tour. Get your tickets today for a fantastic show and hear all the hits performed live! Shawn Mendes: The Tour
Combusion Live Presents Christopher Titus: Stories I Shouldn’t Tell
Begins 8pm

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Employing what he’s labeled ‘hard funny,’ Christopher Titus, star and creater of the Fox show, Titus, has released eight 90 minute albums in as many years. Known for leaving no stone unturned, especially within his own life and family, Titus takes his audience on a ride that will leave them exhausted from laughter. Combusion Live Presents Christopher Titus: Stories I Shouldn’t Tell

Constellations by Nick Payne
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater inside 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 28

Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue 
Shows at 12pm and 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Roll with the Paw Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Chase, Marshall, Skye, and the rest of the Paw Patrol will need to team up with Ryder to save Adventure Bay’s mayor and stop Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger from winning the race. Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr.
Shows at 1pm and 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
After participating in a three-week intensive theater camp, Patel Conservatory students ages 8 to 14 will perform this junior adaptation of the Tony® Award-winning musical, Annie. While studying in camp preparing for their stage roles, students explored character development and gained ensemble experience, bringing the memorable music and characters of this beloved classic to life on the stage. Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
3pm
Tampa Theatre
The Wizard of Oz has permeated popular culture to such an extent that, even if they haven’t seen it themselves, most people know it almost by heart. It’s certainly true that they don’t make them like this anymore! Before the film, pose for a free 4×6″ souvenir photo with Dorothy in the lobby. Immediately after the screening, University of Tampa Professor of Film, Animation and New Media, Dana Plays, will lead a short discussion and audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

A Night in Spain featuring excerpts from La Verbena de Paloma and other Zarzuelas
Begins 3pm

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy a comedic performance of sizzling Spanish-inspired music and dance and other tantalizing surprises, presented by the Opera Tampa Singers. Don’t miss soprano Vanessa Rodriguez and baritone Jean Carlos Rodriguez as they bring down the house in their starring roles. sung in Spanish with English translations projected above the stage. A Night in Spain

Constellations by Nick Payne
Begins 4pm
Jobsite Theater inside 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

Back-to-School Member Night
Begins 5:30pm
The Florida Aquarium
Enjoy a spectacular night perusing all of the Aquarium’s exhibits, featuring 14,000 animals to see and discover, including Moon Bay, the new moon jelly touch exhibit. Bring a swimsuit and towel for the Splash Pad and discover clues during the scavenger hunt and win a prize! The onsite DJ will provide the tunes. Back-to-School Member Night

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

 

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

Shawn Mendes – July 27
Lionel Richie – July 28
Jonas Brothers – August 10
Bolts Brew Fest – August 16
Queen + Adam Lambert – August 18
Monster Jam – August 24
Chris Brown – August 31
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Preseason) – September 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators (Preseason) – September 20
Disturbed – September 21
The Who – September 22
Phil Collins – September 26
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers (Preseason) – September 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers (Preseason) – October 3
twenty one pilots – October 9
for King & Country – October 13
Tampa Bay vs. Colorado Avalanche – October 19
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – October 23
Post Malone – October 24
The Chainsmokers – October 25
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators – October 26
Cirque du Soleil presents AXEL – October 31 to November 3

Elton John – November 4
Casting Crowns – November 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers – November 14
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Winnipeg Jets – November 16
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks – November 23
Ariana Grande – November 24
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres – November 25
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues – November 27
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes – November 30
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Minnesota Wild – December 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. San Jose Sharks – December 7
Bad Bunny – December 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders – December 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins – December 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – December 14
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators – December 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars – December 19
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers – December 23
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens – December 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings – December 29

Contemporary Performance – Through August 31
Olivia Parker: Vanishing in Plain Sight – Through August 31
Travel Photography “Teaser” – July 25
Prodigy Showcase – July 26 to 29
Design & Brand – August 17
Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful – September 1 to December 31
Steven Wilkes: Day to Night – September 1 to December 31 
Glazer Children’s Museum

Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Worldwide Wednesday: France – Through July 31
Summer Camp: Art & Bots – Through July 26
Level 3 Closed in Preparation for Tampa Mini Maker Faire – July 25 and 26
Tampa Mini Maker Faire – July 27
Sunshine Sunday – July 28
Summer Camp: Pirates, Princesses, & Magical Tales – July 29 to August 2
Summer Camp: Animation & Film – July 29 to August 2
Member Morning – August 4
Children’s Board Free Tuesday – August 6
Worldwide Wednesday: Japan – August 7 to August 28
Book Lovers Day – August 9
Sunshine Sunday – August 25
Museum Closing Early – September 7

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

First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Blue Star Museums – Through September 1
First Friday – August 2
Teacher Appreciation Day – August 3
Music in the Museum – August 15
First Friday – September 6
Music in the Museum – September 19
First Friday – October 4
Music in the Museum – October 17
First Friday – November 1
The Great Gatsby Party – November 9
Victorian Christmas Stroll – December 1 to December 23
Music in the Museum – December 19
Picnic in the Park – March 8
Jobsite Theater
Constellations – Through August 4  

 

Exploration Club – Tuesdays

Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Universe Candle – July 29
Learn to Code… Video Games! – July 31
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – August 6
Movies @ the Library: Bumblebee – August 9
Messy Mondays – August 12
Create a Photo Collage with Photoshop – August 14
Movies @ the Library: Aquaman – August 16
Book Discussion: Dimestore: A Writer’s Life – August 21
Sewing at the Library: Lunch Bag – August 22 and 29
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
The Hundred Dresses – August 1 to 11
Wait Until Dark – September 21 to October 13
Ordinary Days – October 31 to November 17
Morningside – February 6 to 23
12 Angry Men – March 19 to April 5
Anna in the Tropics – April 30 to May 17
Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Constellations by Nick Payne – Through August 4
Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr. – Through July 28
Bring It! Live: The Dance Battle Tour – July 25
A Night in Spain – July 26 to July 28
ADA Celebration – Transformations: Building a World of Access and Inclusion – July 26
Choral and Chamber Intensive Concert – July 26
Combusion Live Presents Christopher Titus: Stories I Shouldn’t Tell – July 27
Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue – July 27 and 28
End-of-Summer Music Blowout – August 7
Patel Conservatory Popular Dance Intensive: Christmas in August – August 7
Evening of Dance – August 8
Patel Conservatory presents Showstoppers: Hooray for Hollywood – August 9 to 11
Latin Nights – August 15
85 South Show – August 17
2019 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – Fighting God – August 30
Meteor Shower by Steve Martin – September 6 to 29
13th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Show – September 14
Siudy Flamenco Intimo – September 15
We Are Two Different People Tour – September 18
Latin Nights – September 19
Spymonkey’s Hysteria – September 19 to November 3
Tampa Bay History Center

Blue Star Museums – Through September 2
History Adventure Camp: American Girl – Through July 26
Living History Saturday – July 27
Sensory-Friendly Saturday – August 3
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – August 10
Downtown Tampa Walking Tour – August 17
Living History Saturday – August 24
Teachers Day! – August 24
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – September 14
Florida Conversations: An Environmental History of the Hillsborough River – September 11
Downtown Tampa Walking Tour – September 21
Central Avenue Black History Walking Tour – September 28
Living History Saturday – September 28
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
An Evening with Colson Whitehead – July 25
Godzilla – July 26
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
Grateful Dead: Meet-Up at the Movies – August 1
The Philadelphia Story – August 4
9 to 5 – August 11
The Shawshank Redemption – August 18
Annual Member’s Reception – August 21
Green Book – August 21
The Silent Clowns – August 25
Casablanca – August 31 and September 1
Jim Jefferies – September 13
The Skyway Bridge Disaster – September 14
An Evening with Salman Rushdie – September 25
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28
Nate Bargatze – October 17
Chris D’Elia: Follow The Leader – November 21
WineFest 2020 – February 7 and 8, 2020
Hollywood Awards Night 2020 – February 9, 2020

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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