Downtown After Hours

Friday, June 15, 2018

Thursday, June 7

Rock the Park
6:30pm to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Listen to some great musical talent in a beautiful, relaxing setting. This month’s show features The Porch Sessions, Nathanael Her & The Rail Car Choir, and HoneyWhat. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park

RBG (2018)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
A pioneer for women in her career, a powerful voice for fairness in the workplace and in society as a whole, and a hero who, at the age of 85, has had a book published about her hardcore workout routine, RBG tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to tremendous influence and leadership while also transforming herself into an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG (2018)

The Sound of Music
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The hills are alive! The brand new production of the classic musical is returning to Tampa. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its award-winning score, including all of your favorite hits. The film version continues to be the most successful movie musical in history, and this stage production brings all the same energy and passion! The Sound of Music

Blithe Spirit
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Charles Condomine, a mediocre novelist, summons a medium to his hime to study “the techniques” of spiritualists for his new book. Along with Ruth, his second wife, and Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, close friends, he participates in a seance conducted by Madame Arcati, who supplies Charles with more than he bargained for. She produces a “protoplasmic manifestation” in the form of Elvira, Charles’s deceased first wife whom only he (and the audience) can see and hear. With farce and wit unleashed, playwright Noel Coward presents some of his best comic characters in a situation full of spirits and satire. Blithe Spirit

Friday, June 8

World Oceans Day Celebration
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Explore different habitats and learn why they’re important to us and the ocean through special activities and programs. Find out what The Florida Aquarium is doing to help protect the ocean and the life in it, as well as easy ways you can help, too! Enjoy ocean-themed activities throughout the Aquarium and special presentations each day. The world’s oceans cover about 70% of the Earth’s surface and are facing threats including pollution, habitat damage, overfishing, coral reef bleaching and species loss. The Florida Aquarium plays a critical role in research, education, and action to address these threats. World Oceans Day Celebration

Brews & Bites
Begins 7:30pm
Sail Pavilion at the Tampa Convention Center
A rolling celebration of food and fun featuring a fleet of area food trucks, craft beers at the Sail’s Beer Garden, and live entertainment from local musicians at the venue’s unique 360-degree waterfront bar. Brews & Bites

Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert
Begins 7:30pm
Patel Conservatory
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

Blithe Spirit
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Charles Condomine, a mediocre novelist, summons a medium to his hime to study “the techniques” of spiritualists for his new book. Along with Ruth, his second wife, and Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, close friends, he participates in a seance conducted by Madame Arcati, who supplies Charles with more than he bargained for. She produces a “protoplasmic manifestation” in the form of Elvira, Charles’s deceased first wife whom only he (and the audience) can see and hear. With farce and wit unleashed, playwright Noel Coward presents some of his best comic characters in a situation full of spirits and satire. Blithe Spirit

The Sound of Music
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The hills are alive! The brand new production of the classic musical is returning to Tampa. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its award-winning score, including all of your favorite hits. The film version continues to be the most successful movie musical in history, and this stage production brings all the same energy and passion! The Sound of Music

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
10:30pm to 12:15am
Tampa Theatre
Set on the last day of camp during summer in the early 1980s, this film follows a group of camp counselors each trying to complete their unfinished business before the day’s end. An entire summer of pent-up sexual tension, unresolved stress, pending separations, and a looming talent show all weigh heavily on the minds of counselors and campers alike. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Saturday, June 2

Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga
9am to 10am
Glazer Children’s Museum
Embody the energetic qualities of nature as a family with this outdoor yoga class, part of the Mindfulness with Evolve series. With a combination of mindfulness and movement, students will develop purposefulness, balance, focus, and flexibility. Guests should bring water and a yoga mat or blanket. Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga

World Oceans Day Celebration
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Explore different habitats and learn why they’re important to us and the ocean through special activities and programs. Find out what The Florida Aquarium is doing to help protect the ocean and the life in it, as well as easy ways you can help, too! Enjoy ocean-themed activities throughout the Aquarium and special presentations each day. The world’s oceans cover about 70% of the Earth’s surface and are facing threats including pollution, habitat damage, overfishing, coral reef bleaching and species loss. The Florida Aquarium plays a critical role in research, education, and action to address these threats. World Oceans Day Celebration

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

Day of the Doctor
Begins 1pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Join the library for a special Summer Reading Kickoff event celebrating all things Doctor Who! Participants will enjoy photo ops, games, activities and crafts for all ages, plus an art contest, a Doctor Who costume contest, and much more. Special guests from the MarkWHO42 podcast will be on hand and prizes will be awarded throughout the event. Day of the Doctor

Jazz in the Bay
Begins 1pm
Water Works Park
Ben Tankard is a former professional basketball player and an American gospel, jazz keyboardist and producer, bestselling author, recording artist, and songwriter with over 300 songs recorded. Tankard has earned 15 Stellar Awards (the highest of any musician), 15 gold records, and six platinum records in his career to date. He was recently inducted into the Stellar Awards Hall of Fame. This gospel and jazz icon will take the stage in Downtown Tampa for a memorable performance. Jazz in the Bay

The Sound of Music
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The hills are alive! The brand new production of the classic musical is returning to Tampa. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its award-winning score, including all of your favorite hits. The film version continues to be the most successful movie musical in history, and this stage production brings all the same energy and passion! The Sound of Music

Blithe Spirit
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Charles Condomine, a mediocre novelist, summons a medium to his hime to study “the techniques” of spiritualists for his new book. Along with Ruth, his second wife, and Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, close friends, he participates in a seance conducted by Madame Arcati, who supplies Charles with more than he bargained for. She produces a “protoplasmic manifestation” in the form of Elvira, Charles’s deceased first wife whom only he (and the audience) can see and hear. With farce and wit unleashed, playwright Noel Coward presents some of his best comic characters in a situation full of spirits and satire. Blithe Spirit

Sorting Ceremony Dinner
Begins 6:30pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Enjoy a magical feast and come dressed to impress as your favorite witch, wizard, or fantastic beast! Enter through Platform 9 3/4, get sorted into your Hogwarts House, feast on a banquet fit for a wizard, and toast to the evening with a tasty butter beer! Sorting Ceremony Dinner

Ricky Wilcox – Live & Local
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Possibly best known for his role with iconic 80’s and 90’s Tampa Bay band Deloris Telescope, Wilcox now fronts his original band The Moonsnakes, plays in The Little Kings, plays a lot of solo gigs, plays drums with Tampa Bay power-lounge icons The Vodkanauts, and is also a member of British Invasion tribute The Shaguars. Experience: check! Don’t miss this show from a top local talent. Ricky Wilcox – Live & Local

Sunday, June 10

World Oceans Day Celebration
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Explore different habitats and learn why they’re important to us and the ocean through special activities and programs. Find out what The Florida Aquarium is doing to help protect the ocean and the life in it, as well as easy ways you can help, too! Enjoy ocean-themed activities throughout the Aquarium and special presentations each day. The world’s oceans cover about 70% of the Earth’s surface and are facing threats including pollution, habitat damage, overfishing, coral reef bleaching and species loss. The Florida Aquarium plays a critical role in research, education, and action to address these threats. World Oceans Day Celebration

Museum Tour
12:30pm to 3pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Enjoy a guided tour and theater performances featuring ASL interpretation. These tours and performances are open to the public. Upstairs Downstairs is an award-winning living history program consists of 8 single-character 30-minute monologues. The vignettes reveal American Gilded Age culture at the Hotel as experienced by the wealthy guests and working class employees. Museum Tour

Design & Brand
Begins 1pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Deirdre Powell will cover the tools, templates, and branding elements that all photographers will need to know in order to properly design and brand your business. Class discussion will cover creating mood boards for inspiration, color theory and practices, and creating a logo. This course is designed for photographers of all levels wanting to learn about the design process. Design & Brand

The Sound of Music
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The hills are alive! The brand new production of the classic musical is returning to Tampa. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its award-winning score, including all of your favorite hits. The film version continues to be the most successful movie musical in history, and this stage production brings all the same energy and passion! The Sound of Music

The Blind Side (2009)
3pm to 5:15pm
Tampa Theatre
The story of Michael Oher, a talented offensive lineman headed for greatness in football, despite severely unstable living situations. He finds himself out on the street until a family takes him in and helps him get into college and become the NFL star he’s destined to be. Following the screening, special guest Quinton “Big Mike” Aaron will answer audience questions and pose for photos. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Quinton Aaron Foundation, which provides hope and encouragement to children and students who are being bullied. The Blind Side (2009)

Blithe Spirit
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Charles Condomine, a mediocre novelist, summons a medium to his hime to study “the techniques” of spiritualists for his new book. Along with Ruth, his second wife, and Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, close friends, he participates in a seance conducted by Madame Arcati, who supplies Charles with more than he bargained for. She produces a “protoplasmic manifestation” in the form of Elvira, Charles’s deceased first wife whom only he (and the audience) can see and hear. With farce and wit unleashed, playwright Noel Coward presents some of his best comic characters in a situation full of spirits and satire. Blithe Spirit

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

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Franklin Street Block Party
Thursday, June 14
Tampa Theatre
On Thursday, June 14, Tampa Theatre will be one of only a handful of theatres in the country to open the new documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? And in the spirit of Mr. Rogers’ enduring message, the historic movie palace and the Tampa Downtown Partnership will host a Franklin Street Block Party from 5:00 to 7:00pm before the 7:30pm screening of the film. Franklin Street Block Party

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
Maroon 5 – June 16
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train – June 22
HOT 101.5 Summer Jam 2018 – June 29
Sam Smith – July 13
The Smashing Pumpkins – July 25
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
Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity – Through June 30
Minor League and Best Friends – Through June 30
Photoshop for Beginners – Through June 25
Introduction to Smartphone Photography – June 7
Photography 101 Express – June 9
Design & Brand – June 10
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
Children’s Board of Hillsborough Free Tuesday – June 12
Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga – June 9
Grown Up Night – June 22
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
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 15 to July 8

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
Movies @ the Library: Darkest Hour – June 8
Day of the Doctor – June 9
DIY Crafting: Beading for beginners – June 10
Podcasting 101 – June 12
DIY Crafting: Book Folding Music Note – June 13
Librarians Rock, Readers Roll – June 14
Washer Necklace – June 14
The Pursuit of Happyness – June 15
Sewing: Plush Unicorn Head – June 16

Patel Conservatory
Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert – June 8
The Wizard of OZ – June 14 to 17
Shakespeare Intensive – June 14
Summer Jazz Intensive – July 20
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
Blithe Spirit – Through June 16
Ugly Lies the Bone – August 9 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 3
The Sound of Music – Through June 10
Ricky Wilcox – Live & Local – June 9
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 13 to July 8
Junior Intensive Showcase – June 14
The City of Tampa and Cando Inc Dance & Gym Recital: Princess & the Frog – June 15 to 17
The Illusionists – Live from Broadway – June 15 to 17
Latin Nights – June 21
Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour – June 22
Menopause The Musical – June 27 to July 1
Bring It! Live – July 1
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella – July 5 to 8

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – Through July 2018
Walk Tampa – The Ybor City Story – June 9
Flag Day – June 14
Touchton Map Library Insiders Tour – July 18
Flag Exhibit Tour – July 20

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
Having a Ball – Through July 22
Inspired by Nature – Through July 22
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
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses – Through June 13
CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture – September 22
Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre
RBG – Through June 7
Wet Hot American Summer – June 8
The Blind Side – June 10
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Franklin Street Block Party – June 14
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – June 14 through June 27
Blade Runner – June 17
To Kill A Mockingbird – June 24
Gone With The Wind – July 1
Dr. Strangelove – July 8
The Les Brown Experience – July 11
Kings Coast Roast of King Gothalion – July 12
The Perfect Storm – July 13
A Fish Called Wanda – July 15
BeerFest 2018: Hop Gun – July 21
Safety Last – July 22
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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