Downtown After Hours

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3

Wellness at the Wharf with lululemon
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf
The first Wednesday evening of every month, Sparkman Wharf partners with lululemon Tampa to provide relaxing yoga classes to help get you through the week! Wellness at the Wharf with lululemon

Trivia Nation at The Sail
Begins 7:30pm
The Sail
Join The Sail Pavilion on Wednesdays to put your trivia knowledge to the test at Trivia Nation! Grab your friends/colleagues and team up to win fun prizes like a gift certificate or trophy. Trivia Nation at The Sail

Pavarotti (2019)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
It’s been only 12 years since the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 70. Since that time, the landscape of music, and of music marketing has changed drastically. This new documentary by filmmaker Ron Howard features never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews examining the life and career of a towering cultural figure. Pavarotti (2019)

Thursday, July 4

Heights 4th of July Festival
10am to 9:30pm
Armature Works
This all-day affair will kick off with a classic American car show at 10am, followed by a hot dog eating contest, live music all afternoon on the Yuengling Riverfront Stage, a YMCA-sponsored family fun zone on the west lawn, and the day will end with a spectacular, 20-minute public fireworks display over the Hillsborough River. Heights 4th of July Festival

Tampa Red White & Blue Fest
Begins 3pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
One of Tampa’s top celebrations of the red, white, and blue is here again! Arrive representing in your patriotic colors for the best dressed contest! This year, there will be something special for everyone, even your pets. The fest will kick off with a patriotic paws walk on Madison Street to officially welcome everyone to the party. Tampa Red White & Blue Fest

Boom by the Bay
4pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Riverwalk
Introducing Tampa’s newest community event! This 4th of July celebration will feature family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and FOUR firework displays along Tampa’s waterfront. The Independence Day fun will be spread out across Waterworks Park/Armature Works, Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, The Tampa Convention Center/The Sail, and Sparkman Wharf. Get ready for a star-spangled celebration that will spark a new tradition in Tampa. Boom by the Bay

Star Spangled Sparkman
4pm to 10pm
Sparkman Wharf
Join as Sparkman Wharf honors the land that we love by transforming into the ultimate Retro Summer Party with the best views of the City of Tampa fireworks show! Star Spangled Sparkman

PAUSE: “Boom by the Bay” Edition
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre invites you to come explore the grandeur of this 1926 movie palace and enjoy drink specials before you head out to enjoy Boom by the Bay festivities. No ticket is required. PAUSE

Pavarotti (2019)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
It’s been only 12 years since the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 70. Since that time, the landscape of music, and of music marketing has changed drastically. This new documentary by filmmaker Ron Howard features never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews examining the life and career of a towering cultural figure. Pavarotti (2019)

The Fish of July Fireworks Cruise
Begins 7:30pm
The Florida Aquarium
Step aboard the Bay Spirit II and experience Downtown Tampa’s fireworks display from the decks of the 72-foot double deck catamaran. Light appetizers will be served and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Dress is casual. The Fish of July Fireworks Cruise

Friday, July 5

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

Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show.
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman will take the stage to perform hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserable and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra. Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show.

Echo in the Canyon (2019)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
This film celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-’60s as folk went electric and bands like The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. In that one fertile, creative moment, Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of originality and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Echo in the Canyon (2019)

Saturday, July 6

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 Disney’s Newsies
Shows at 2pm and 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Based on the 1992 Disney film, Disney’s Newsies comes to life on the Ferguson stage this summer. Performed by students age 13 through college, the story, set in turn-of-the century New York City, is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Patel Conservatory presents Disney’s Newsies

Seders & Cigars – A History of Jews in Tampa (2019)
Begins 2:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This new documentary explores a variety of themes including overcoming quotas on Jewish immigration, the challenge of maintaining extended family bonds in a competitive economic environment, cultural assimilation, the nexus of anti-Semitism and segregation, and the rise of women in politics in Tampa and beyond. Following the screening, there will be a short discussion and audience Q&A session with the filmmaker, Barbara Rosenthal, who will provide a look into the intrepid world of independent documentary filmmaking. Seders & Cigars – A History of Jews in Tampa (2019)

Echo in the Canyon (2019)
Shows at 5:15pm and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This film celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-’60s as folk went electric and bands like The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. In that one fertile, creative moment, Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of originality and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Echo in the Canyon (2019)

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

Sunday, July 7

Wellness at the Wharf
Begins 10am
Sparkman Wharf
Get your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time with HIIT, Harbour Island Athletic Club’s high-intensity interval training. Please bring your own mat, towel, and water. Classes are free of charge and located on the lawn. Wellness at the Wharf

Patel Conservatory presents Disney’s Newsies
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Based on the 1992 Disney film, Disney’s Newsies comes to life on the Ferguson stage this summer. Performed by students age 13 through college, the story, set in turn-of-the century New York City, is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right. Patel Conservatory presents Disney’s Newsies

Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater
2pm to 2:30pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Step back in time and enjoy the single-character performances that bring turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Each character is based on actual hotel staff and guests. From the reminiscences of Henry Plant himself to the letters of a Spanish-American War soldier, you will learn more about the time period through each character’s particular vantage point. Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater

Sing-Along Grease (1978)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
There’s no time like Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classics movie series to watch a movie about maybe the most famous summer romance ever. Before the film, pose for a free 4×6″ souvenir photo in the lobby, courtesy of series sponsor Bank of America. Sing-Along Grease (1978)

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

Echo in the Canyon (2019)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
This film celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon neighborhood in the mid-’60s as folk went electric and bands like The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. In that one fertile, creative moment, Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of originality and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Echo in the Canyon (2019)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
After returning this summer with their first extensive North American tour since 1981, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to bring their outstanding live show to Downtown Tampa. Jeff Lynne’s ELO

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

METROCON 
Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 14

Tampa Convention Center
Florida’s largest anime convention boasts 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

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
Hugh Jackman – July 5
Jeff Lynne’s ELO – July 7
Anuel AA – July 21
Shawn Mendes – July 27
Lionel Richie – July 28
Queen + Adam Lambert – August 18
Hope 2019 – September 7
Disturbed – September 21
The Who – September 22
Phil Collins – September 26
The Chainsmokers – October 25
Cirque du Soleil presents AXEL – October 31 – November 3
Elton John – November 4
Bad Bunny – December 8

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Contemporary Performance – Through August 31
Olivia Parker: Vanishing in Plain Sight – Through August 31

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Cooking with SaltBlock – July 3
4th of July! $4 Admission & Free Admission for Military and Veterans – July 4
Summer Camp: Build It (Autism-Friendly!) – July 8 to 12
Worldwide Wednesday: France – July 10 to 31
Grown Up Night – July 12
Developmental Checkups – July 15
Peanuts in Space – July 20

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 1
Archives Awareness Week – July 16
Teacher Appreciation Day – August 3

Jobsite Theater
Constellations – July 12 to August 4

The John F. Germany Public Library
Exploration Club – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Flight! – June 27
Super Cool Science – July 3
Closed for Independence Day – July 4
Galaxy Art Coasters – July 8
Recording Studio Open House – July 9
Books We Love to Sing – July 10
Learn to Code… Colorful Websites! – July 10
Magic and Mayhem Present: The Moon Bunny – July 11
Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurship – July 11
Movies @ the Library: Pacific Rim: Uprising – July 12
Messy Mondays – July 15

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Patel Conservatory presents Newsies – July 6 and 7
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14
Constellations by Nick Payne – July 10 to August 4
Aerial Dragons: Hypnotica – July 13 and 14
Opera Socials Cocktail Reception – July 17
Patel Conservatory presents Annie, Jr. – July 18 to July 28
Latin Nights – July 18
Jazz Intensive Concert – July 19
Next Generation Ballet: Summer Showcase – July 19
John Cusack plus a screening of Say Anything – July 24
We Are Two Different People Tour – September 18

Tampa Bay History Center
Independence Day at the History Center – July 4
History Adventure Camp: Swashbuckling Summer – July 8 to 12
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – July 13
Tampa Archives Week: Tampa in the 1920s – July 17
TBHC Book Group – July 18
Tampa Archives Week: Downtown Tampa Walking Tour – July 19 and 20
History Adventure Camp: American Girl – July 22 to 26
Living History Saturday – July 27

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
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 – June 20 to October 6

Tampa Theatre
Sing-Along Grease – July 7
All That Jazz – July 14
Jurassic Park – July 21
An Evening with Colson Whitehead – July 25
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
The Philadelphia Story – August 4
9 to 5 – August 11
The Shawshank Redemption – August 18
The Silent Clowns – August 25
Casablanca – August 31 and September 1
Jim Jefferies – September 13
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28
Nate Bargatze – October 17

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.

About Downtown After Hours

DOWNTOWN AFTER HOURS is your guide to planning your downtown after hours activities, brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership. A supplement to your Monday Morning Memo, After Hours is a weekly publication issued every Thursday afternoon.
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