Downtown After Hours

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thursday, July 26

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.

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 27

Summer Series at Curtis Hixon Park
Program at 9am – 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. 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.

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

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa, Tampa Heights and Ybor City
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa 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

Three Identical Strangers (2018)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
This knockout documentary begins as a goofy, believe-it-or-not tabloid story about three men who, at the age of 19, discover that they were identical triplets, separated at birth and reunited by pure happenstance. Through interviews and some adroit reenactment, though, the story grows darker at the true circumstances of the boys’ splitting up is explained. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

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

Saturday, July 28

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.

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

Balcony to Backstage Tour
11:30am to 1pm
Tampa Theatre
Learn the Theatre’s secrets, stories, art and architecture and witness its historic restoration efforts with a “balcony to backstage” tour of Tampa’s majestic movie palace. The tour will kick off in the lobby and include a demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Balcony to Backstage Tour

Sing-Along Mary Poppins (1964)
3pm to 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite character – or in a Mary Poppins-inspired costume – for this very special sing-along screening of the Disney classic. Sing-Along Mary Poppins (1964)

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

Three Identical Strangers (2018)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
This knockout documentary begins as a goofy, believe-it-or-not tabloid story about three men who, at the age of 19, discover that they were identical triplets, separated at birth and reunited by pure happenstance. Through interviews and some adroit reenactment, though, the story grows darker at the true circumstances of the boys’ splitting up is explained. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

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

American Supermodel
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
American Supermodel is ready to take the stage for a fantastic performance. Few rock bands are as widely diverse yet criminally accessible as American Supermodel. The four piece group, featuring Bryan Hess and Steve Marotta on guitar and vocal, Jim Stevens on bass, and Shane Cohn on the drums, seems destined for the big time with their irresistible blend of melodic harmonies, lush riffing, and stadium rock detours. Four Star Riot will open the show. American Supermodel

Sunday, July 29

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.

The Prego Expo
Begins 11am
Tampa Convention Center
The Prego Expo is the premier pregnancy, parenting, and baby expo. The event is designed to help expecting and new parents plan for their baby. Get some great tips, find top products, and meet plenty of experts and fellow future parents. The event is open to the public with purchase of a ticket. Expecting and new parents will not want to miss this terrific expo! The Prego Expo

Three Identical Strangers (2018)
Shows at Noon and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This knockout documentary begins as a goofy, believe-it-or-not tabloid story about three men who, at the age of 19, discover that they were identical triplets, separated at birth and reunited by pure happenstance. Through interviews and some adroit reenactment, though, the story grows darker at the true circumstances of the boys’ splitting up is explained. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

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

Sing-Along Mary Poppins (1964)
3pm to 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite character – or in a Mary Poppins-inspired costume – for this very special sing-along screening of the Disney classic. Sing-Along Mary Poppins (1964)

Back-to-School Members’ Night
Begins 5:30pm
The Florida Aquarium
Play in The Splash Pad, take in a flick at the 4-D theater and enjoy music and games with a DJ. Enjoy interactive activities throughout the Aquarium. There will be fun crafts, face painting, a bake sale, and much more. Back-to-School Members’ 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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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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