Downtown After Hours

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20

Barre in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In conjunction with the Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to bring this free community fitness class to Tampa’s Downtown! Barre in the Park

3rd Thursdays
Begins 6pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Enjoy some gourmet food truck fun paired with independent short flicks and live music! Pour House and City Dog Cantina provide micro brews and tasty cocktails. Over ten gourmet food trucks will be on site, offering everything from burgers to vegetarian bites and much more. This is a spectacular way to spend a Thursday evening in Downtown Tampa! 3rd Thursdays

Non-Fiction (2019)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs – including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor – as fodder for his explosive new novel. Balancing dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, Non-Fiction is a buoyant, breezy delight from a master director at his most effortlessly brilliant. French with English Subtitles. Non-Fiction (2019)

mad Theatre presents Man of La Mancha
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. mad Theatre presents Man of La Mancha

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials, and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Latin Nights

Friday, June 21

Bats Meet ‘N Greet With Tampa Bay Bats
Begins at Noon
Glazer Children’s Museum
Become an animal expert with Tampa Bay Bats as they host an educational meet and greet with bats, eeek! Host, Francine Prager, will discuss species of bats from all over the world and how they use echolocation. This will be followed by a question and answer portion and the showing of live bats! Bats Meet ‘N Greet With Tampa Bay Bats

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

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)

Cabaret (The Musical)
Begins 8pm
The Portico
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the MC’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, the show explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. This is the 1998 version. Cabaret (The Musical)

mad Theatre presents Man of La Mancha
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. mad Theatre presents Man of La Mancha

Celebrity Pitmaster Lee Ann Whippen
Begins 8pm
TASTE Downtown Tampa
Celebrity pitmaster Lee Ann Whippen will be behind the bar for the evening. The former star of BBQ Pitmasters and Throwdown with Bobby Flay will be slinging drinks for a good cause. A portion of sales will be donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Bend her ear on her competition endeavors, get a pic, and most importantly let her pour you a drink. Celebrity Pitmaster Lee Ann Whippen

Saturday, June 22

Saturday Sweat Sesh
Begins 9am
Julian B Lane Park
Workout in one of our lovely City of Tampa Parks for approximately 1 hour on three Saturdays out of each month. The workout is typically a fun mix of cardio and strength training for all fitness levels. Saturday Sweat Sesh

Test Drive A Seat
Begins 10am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This event serves as an opportunity to come inside Tampa’s home for premier performing arts performances and choose seats for the 2019-2020 Broadway season. All seats that are still available for subscription will be marked with a checkered flag, so you can take them for a spin. You’ll find one that’s perfect for you. Test Drive A Seat

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

Not Alone (2019)
2pm to 3:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Join Film Tampa Bay and the cast and crew of Not Alone for a special advance screening of the new psychological thriller, shot completely in Hillsborough, and written and directed by Lydelle Jackson and Cezil Reed. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Not Alone (2019)

Cabaret (The Musical)
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
The Portico
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the MC’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, the show explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. This is the 1998 version. Cabaret (The Musical)

Pavarotti (2019)
Shows at 5:30pm and 8:15pm
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)

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

Warrior Games Opening Ceremony feat. Hunter Hayes
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The entire Tampa Bay community is invited to come out and be a part of history as Tampa Bay welcomes the 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games for the first time. In addition to celebrating the start of the DOD Warrior Games, witness the lighting of the official cauldron and introductions of over 300 athletes, representing service teams from the United States and five allied countries. Country music singer and songwriter Hunter Hayes will welcome athletes to Tampa Bay and ignite the night performing his Grammy nominated hits for the crowd. Warrior Games Opening Ceremony feat. Hunter Hayes

Sunday, June 23

Tampa Bay Yoga Festival
Begins 9am
Water Works Park
The local yoga community will come together to spread good vibes, will hold a class per hour with a different yoga instructor, will have local healthy food vendors, food trucks, local yoga & health focused market style vendors. Will be a fun gathering of happy yogis spreading good vibes, good music and good food. Tampa Bay Yoga Festival

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

mad Theatre presents Man of La Mancha
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. mad Theatre presents Man of La Mancha

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

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
Grab a seat in Downtown Tampa’s favorite film palace for a Summer Classics showing of Cool Hand Luke. Immediately after the screening, retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion and audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

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

Pavarotti (2019)
6:45pm to 8:15pm
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)

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

Boom by the Bay
Thursday, July 4

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

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
Luis Miguel – June 25
Adam Sandler – June 29
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
Viktor Freso – Through June 15

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Worldwide Wednesday: Cuba – Through June 26
Father’s Day! Dads Play Free – June 16
Bats Meet ‘n Greet with Tampa Bay Bats – June 21
Developmental Checkups – June 24
Insects Meet ‘n Greet with Boyd Hill Nature Preserve – June 28
Last One! Fourth Friday Drop-Off Camp – June 28
Sunshine Sunday – June 30
Reptile Meet ‘n Greet with Reptile Discovery – July 1
Children’s Board Free Tuesday – July 2
Cooking with SaltBlock – July 3
4th of July! $4 Admission & Free Admission for Military and Veterans – July 4

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
The Readers’ Guide to the Galaxy – June 20
The Red Planet in Science and Science Fiction – June 20
Movies @ the Library: The Dark Knight Rises – June 21
Constellation Canvas – June 25
Cinderella, Secret Agent – June 26
Learn to Code… Websites – June 26
Flight! – June 27

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria – Through June 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
mad Theatre presents Man of La Mancha – Through June 23
Latin Nights – June 20
Youth Opera Intensive Performance: Falling Skies – June 21
Test Drive a Seat – June 22
Little Black Dress – June 28 to 30
Patel Conservatory presents Newsies – July 6 and 7
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14
We Are Two Different People Tour – September 18

Tampa Bay History Center
History Adventure Camp: American Girl© – June 24 to 28

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
Cool Hand Luke – June 23
Sing-Along The Greatest Showman – June 29
Dial M for Murder – June 30
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, 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.

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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