Downtown After Hours

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday, July 27

Meanwhile…Comic Book Club
Begins 7pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Join fellow DC fans for this book club discussing the first volume of Wonder Woman: Rebirth. Wonder Woman must rediscover her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector in Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp’s epic story. Meanwhile…Comic Book Club

Maudie (2017)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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)

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
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

Friday, July 28

Tampa Bay Comic Con
Noon to Midnight
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

Superhero Scavenger Hunt
3pm to 10pm
Tampa Convention Center
Dress up as your favorite comic hero and solve fun riddles in downtown Tampa and Ybor all weekend long. This unique scavenger hunt combines the fun of solving up to 25 riddles as well as enjoying a cold beverage or two along the way. Superhero Scavenger Hunt

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa, Ybor City and Tampa Heights
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa light up with music, laughter, art, friends, and FREE fun. Brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership, This evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants, and more takes place on the fourth Friday of every month! Fourth Friday

Intrinsic Logic: Laura Kmetz Reception
Begins 6pm
Rialto Theatre
Laura Kmetz’s engaging work consists of layers upon layers reflecting the complexity and fragility of the natural world. Her interesting, colorful pieces are not to be missed. Take in her exhibition and enjoy provided refreshments. Intrinsic Logic: Laura Kmetz Reception

Maudie (2017)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
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)

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
Get tickets for $20 with your Fourth Friday wristband as of 7pm at the box office!

Proof
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
Get $10 off your ticket when you show your Fourth Friday wristband!

Clayton Pierre featuring the Wandering Eye Art Gallery Art Show
Begins 8pm
Aloft Tampa Downtown
Explore the works of Clayton Pierre in a beautiful venue right on the river. The interesting pieces from the Wandering Eye Art Gallery will catch your gaze as well. Clayton Pierre featuring the Wandering Eye Art Gallery Art Show

Batman (1989)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
After seeing his parents’ brutal murder as a child, rich philanthropist Bruce Wayne fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed vigilante who strikes fear into the hearts of evil-doers. But when a deranged man who calls himself “The Joker” seizes control of the city’s criminal underworld, Batman must defeat his most ruthless villain ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale. Starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, and Kim Basinger. Batman (1989)

Saturday, July 29

Tampa Bay Comic Con
8am to Midnight
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

Get Up & Move National Dance Day!
10am to 2pm
Waterworks Park
Teachers, students and dance professionals throughout the city will share the world of dance through a variety of demonstrations and performances. Get Up & Move National Dance Day!

Kai Water Fitness
10am to Noon
Urban Kai on the Riverwalk
Are you ready to get an amazing core conditioning workout and have fun at the same time? This workout is taught entirely on paddleboards using mostly body weight exercises like planks, sit-ups, burpees, prone paddles and even plyo jumps! Please RSVP if you need a paddleboard. Kai Water Fitness

Paw Patrol Live!
10am to Noon
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Paw Patrol’s first live tour. It’s the day of the Super Adventure Race between Mayor Goodway and Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Paw Patrol Live!

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 Business of Art: One Hour Teaser
1pm to 2pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
This free one-hour presentation is an introduction to an upcoming 5-week extensive workshop that will explore a fully comprehensive approach to any photography-based businesses from fine art to standard commercial applications. The Business of Art: One Hour Teaser

Maudie (2017)
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
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)

Superhero Scavenger Hunt
3pm to 10pm
Tampa Convention Center
Dress up as your favorite comic hero and solve fun riddles in downtown Tampa and Ybor all weekend long. This unique scavenger hunt combines the fun of solving up to 25 riddles as well as enjoying a cold beverage or two along the way. Superhero Scavenger Hunt

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’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl – Heroes & Villains Edition
Begins 4pm
Begins at Franklin Manor
The signature bar event of Tampa, featuring bus transport, bar games, and free welcome drinks. This month’s event will be superhero-themed in honor of Comic Con, so dress to save the world (or destroy it)! Tampa’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl – Heroes & Villains Edition

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 30

Tampa Bay Comic Con
9am to 5pm
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

Aquarium Members’ Night
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Play in the new Splash Pad and enjoy music and games with a DJ. Enjoy interactive educational activities and experiments throughout the Aquarium. There will be fun crafts, face painting, a bake sale, and much more! Florida Aquarium Members’ Night

Superhero Scavenger Hunt
Noon to 8pm
Tampa Convention Center
Dress up as your favorite comic hero and solve fun riddles in downtown Tampa and Ybor all weekend long. This unique scavenger hunt combines the fun of solving up to 25 riddles as well as enjoying a cold beverage or two along the way. Superhero Scavenger Hunt

Matt Klam and Gabe Hudson: A Conversation and Signing
1pm to 3pm
Oxford Exchange
In the early 2000s, Matt Klam and Gabe Hudson were at the summit of the literary world, named among the best writers in the country. But right then, they each seemed to disappear. The two true contemporary visionaries have returned after almost 20 years for an exclusive conversation about art-making, acclaim, and the roller coaster ride of life in between. Matt Klam and Gabe Hudson: A Conversation and Signing

Sketchbooks for the Sake of Art
1pm to 4pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Students of this course will create specialized visionary journals with artist Teri Navajo. Bind artistic prompt pages into self-designed sketchbooks to take home. Each journal will provide creative inspiration from cover to cover. Sketchbooks for the Sake of Art

Painting with a Twist – Shark Week!
2:30pm to 5:30pm
The Florida Aquarium
Put a twist on fundraising with a special Shark Week event! Get your paint on for a great cause. Half of each registration will go to bolster the Aquarium’s education and conservation efforts. Painting with a Twist – Shark Week!

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
3pm to 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Take your seat to see the 1963 comedy that featured meany popular comedians of the time. Tampa Theatre will present a brand-new expert restoration of the film with an additional 30 minutes of footage thought lost for over 50 years. It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Tea for Tots
Begins 3pm
Oxford Exchange
Put on your Sunday best and bring your little ones downtown for an afternoon tea and read-along of The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken. Tea for Tots

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

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
In operation 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)
8:15pm to 10:15pm
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)

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Incredible Duck Race
Saturday, August 12
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Adopt a rubber duck and enter it into this massive duck race benefiting the Kiwanis Club of Tampa charitable foundation! The event features family friendly music, food, and activities all leading up to the big race. Incredible Duck Race 

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
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 – Through August 18
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
Meanwhile… Comic Book Club – July 27
Travel Trivia and VR Vacation – July 28
Books & Bingo – July 29
Laying Out the Clues in Funeral Home Records – August 5
Summer Movie @ The Library: La La Land – August 11
Florida Craft Beer: A History – August 12
Summer Movie @ the Library: The Arrival – August 18
Don’t Force Your Descendants to Research You – August 19
DIY Crafting – August 20 and 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
Sunshine Sunday – July 30
Children’s Board of Hillsborough Free Tuesday – August 1
Member Morning – August 6
Quack to School – August 12
Toddler Takeover – August 14 to 26
Science Tastic Day: Kitchen Science – August 26
Museum Closed: Renovation Underway – August 28 to 30
Imagination: A Gala to Benefit GCM – September 8
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
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 – Through July 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
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 Camps: Museum Makerspace – Through July 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 – Through October 22
Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter – July 30 to November 12

Tampa Theatre
Batman – July 28
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
Lalah Hathaway – August 24
Casablanca – August 26
Metropolis – September 3
WineFest 2017: Wine’s World – September 8
Wayne’s World – September 10
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk – September 13
Snap Judgement – September 29

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 –
Powered by Athleta
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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