Downtown After Hours

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6

Rock the Park 
6:30pm to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership, enjoy this free concert by the river showcasing musical talents of all genres. This month, Gwen Massive, The Jackettes, and Geri X will be performing. Enjoy a fun concert with stadium-style seating, food and drinks, and an exciting vibe. Rock the Park

Shakepeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
6:30pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Challenged by professional instructors, students delve into one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, while honing acting technique through text analysis, voice, diction and movement. This afternoon/evening camp culminates with a fully memorized abridged workshop production performed in the round. This event is presented by Patel Conservatory. Shakepeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday, July 7

First Friday
5pm to 7pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
The Museum will be open with free admission during this event. Explore the nation’s only Victorian railroad resort hotel museum, enjoy live music from Matt Weihmuller’s Jazz Trio on the veranda, take a tour, and share a treat with friends at the tastings table. Experience the magic of the Museum at dusk! First Friday

Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert
7:30pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy an evening of new works and traditional favorites of choral music, string chamber music, and works for combined orchestra and choir as the Choral and Chamber Music Intensive students present a joint concert bringing their two weeks of concentrated rehearsal and study to the stage! Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert

The Hero (2017)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
The story of an aging Western actor with a smoky baritone, a bumpy personal life, and the peaks of his career in his rear-view mirror. At the age of 71, he sets about trying to set right what remains of his time on Earth: repairing his relationship with his estranged daughter, starting an exciting new one with a much younger woman, and trying to land just one more big part. Starring Sam Elliott, Krysten Ritter, and Laura Prepon. The Hero (2017)

Sharknado (2013)
10pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre welcomes SharkCon back to Tampa with a special late-night showing of the social media sensation, Sharknado! Director Anthony C. Ferrante will be on hand for a special film intro and audience Q&A before the screening. Sharknado (2013)

Saturday, July 8

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

Skyway Family Day
11am to 5pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Guests can experience the “Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration” exhibition, gallery visits with artists, a live musical performance, family art making stations, and a story time reading by author Sonia Lawson. Skyway Family Day

The Hero (2017)
Shows at 2:30, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The story of an aging Western actor with a smoky baritone, a bumpy personal life, and the peaks of his career in his rear-view mirror. At the age of 71, he sets about trying to set right what remains of his time on Earth: repairing his relationship with his estranged daughter, starting an exciting new one with a much younger woman, and trying to land just one more big part. Starring Sam Elliott, Krysten Ritter, and Laura Prepon. The Hero (2017)

The Got Jokes? Improv Experience
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The 4-time award-winning improv troupe comes together for another exciting season in Downtown Tampa. Enjoy the interactive spectacle and watch the amazing cast take every outrageous and zany suggestion you can think of and act it out on the fly right before your eyes! The Got Jokes? Improv Experience

Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Two of music’s most acclaimed artists and powerhouse live performers will be taking the stage in Downtown Tampa. Head to Amalie Arena for a legendary show from two artists with a combination of over 90 years of music experience. Get ready to rock!
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper

Welcome to Night Vale
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Turn on your radio and hide! Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknown powers, and cultural events. Narrator Cecil Baldwin and musical guest Eliza Rickman will bring to life an evening of spooky and intriguing news from the fictional community of Night Vale live on stage. Welcome to Night Vale

Cory Van Valin: Magic Redefined
9pm to 10:30pm
Stageworks Theatre
Join Cory Van Valin for his incredible and hilarious magic show. This show is perfect for a late night out, grabbing drinks and a show with friends, or even enjoying a show together with family (if you don’t mind some R-rated entertainment!). Due to adult humor and effects, this performance is restricted to 18 years and older. Cory Van Valin: Magic Redefined

Sunday, July 9

Summer (Mind) Reading: Dialogue & Signing with Daryl Gregory
Begins 1pm
Oxford Exchange
Celebrate the release of Daryl Gregory’s new novel, Spoonbenders, with a signing and special conversation about the novel. Gregory is an award-winner and proven master of fantasy novels for both adults and younger readers. Dialogue and Signing with Daryl Gregory

The Sting (1973)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Grab a seat to see an afternoon showing of the 1973 classic starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Immediately after the film, USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion of the film and an audience Q&A. The Sting (1973)

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

The Hero (2017)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
The story of an aging Western actor with a smoky baritone, a bumpy personal life, and the peaks of his career in his rear-view mirror. At the age of 71, he sets about trying to set right what remains of his time on Earth: repairing his relationship with his estranged daughter, starting an exciting new one with a much younger woman, and trying to land just one more big part. Starring Sam Elliott, Krysten Ritter, and Laura Prepon. The Hero (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

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
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper – July 8
Sir Paul McCatney – July 10
Roger Waters – July 11
New Kids On The Block – The Total Package Tour – July 15
Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators – July 22
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25
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
The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017 – September 23
Scorpions: Crazy World Tour – October 15
Bruno Mars – October 19
Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 – October 20
André Rieu – November 1
Lady Gaga – December 1
Katy Perry – December 15
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
Outside the Lines:  Coloring for Adults – July 7
Teens Self-Defense – July 10
The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary – July 11
Sketch Night at the Library – July 12
Paper, Planes, and Obstacle Courses – July 14
Summer Movie @ the Library: The Secret Life of Pets – July 14
Remembering Cigar City: A History of Tampa’s Cigar Industry – July 15

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
MathAlive! – Through July 9
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – July 11
Science Tastic Day: Chemistry – July 14
Pop Art Studio – July 17 to 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
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – July 6
Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert – July 7
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
Disney’s The Little Mermaid – July 11 to 16
Caryl Church’s Cloud 9  – July 12 to August 6
The Veil of Illusion: A Decadent Evening with the Aerial Dragons – July 15 and 16
Angie Rey – Live & Local – July 15
Shevonne – July 16
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

Tampa Bay History Center
Blue Star Museum Program, Presented by USAA – Through September 4
History Adventure Camp: Pirates & Explorers – July 10 to 14
Archives Awareness Week – The History of Tampa – July 12
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 Hero – June 30 to July 5
Sharknado – July 7
Welcome to Night Vale – July 8
The Sting – July 9
Zardoz – July 14
Saboteur – July 16
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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