Downtown After Hours

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21

3rd Thursdays
6pm to 10pm
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. 10-15 gourmet food trucks will offer everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. 3rd Thursdays

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
Shows at 7:30pm and 10pm
Tampa Theatre
Fred Rogers led a singular life. He was a puppeteer. A minister. A musician. An educator. A father, a husband, and a neighbor (and not, despite persistent rumors, a former Navy Seal). He spent 50 years on children’s television beseeching us to love and allow ourselves to be loved. He used puppets and play to fearlessly explore the most complicated and controversial issues of the day like race, disability, equality and violent tragedy. He spoke directly to children, and they responded by forging a lifelong bond with him by the millions. This film explores the question of whether or not we have lived up to Fred’s ideal. Are we all good neighbors? Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Dancing at Lughnasa
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. Dancing at Lughnasa

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 22

Summer Specialty Tour
Begins 1pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Join the Henry B. Plant Museum for four exciting new tours this summer. This series includes in-depth examinations of untold stories from early Tampa and the Tampa Bay Hotel. Look at the Museum in a different light as you learn more about Rough Riders or Theodore Roosevelt, discover how the Tampa Bay Hotel fits into the larger story of Tampa, or bring your little ones for a special tour developed just for children. Summer Specialty Tour

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

International Photography Competition Opening
5pm to 7pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Photographers from all over the world submitted more than 700 entries across various categories. A panel of local curators and artists judged the submissions and selected the top three images from each of the seven categories. One additional image was voted People’s Choice by participating photographers and their peers, bringing the total number of images in the exhibition to 22. This awards ceremony will honor the winners and celebrate the spectacular entries. International Photography Competition Opening

Grown Up Night
Begins 5:30pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Grown Ups will take over the Museum to climb, jump, and build in the exhibits! Play like a kid again with parachutes, slinkies, and hula hoops. There will be free snacks and beer until they’re gone and cash bar will be available! Grown Up Night

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Multi-platinum and award-winning artists Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train will co-headline this momentous show in Downtown Tampa! This marks the first time legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates will tour together with fellow award-winning hitmakers, Train. Fans can expect full sets from both Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train, followed by a showstopping joint set. Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
Shows at 7pm and 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Fred Rogers led a singular life. He was a puppeteer. A minister. A musician. An educator. A father, a husband, and a neighbor (and not, despite persistent rumors, a former Navy Seal). He spent 50 years on children’s television beseeching us to love and allow ourselves to be loved. He used puppets and play to fearlessly explore the most complicated and controversial issues of the day like race, disability, equality and violent tragedy. He spoke directly to children, and they responded by forging a lifelong bond with him by the millions. This film explores the question of whether or not we have lived up to Fred’s ideal. Are we all good neighbors? Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Radio DJ. Stand-up comedian. Best-selling author. Chart-topping recording artist. TV personality. Philanthropist. Bobby Bones has built his career on the ability to multi-task. Now Bobby hits the stage in Downtown Tampa with his brand-new stand-up act. New jokes, new show, same warped mind! Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour

Dancing at Lughnasa
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. Dancing at Lughnasa

Saturday, June 23

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

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
Shows at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, and 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Fred Rogers led a singular life. He was a puppeteer. A minister. A musician. An educator. A father, a husband, and a neighbor (and not, despite persistent rumors, a former Navy Seal). He spent 50 years on children’s television beseeching us to love and allow ourselves to be loved. He used puppets and play to fearlessly explore the most complicated and controversial issues of the day like race, disability, equality and violent tragedy. He spoke directly to children, and they responded by forging a lifelong bond with him by the millions. This film explores the question of whether or not we have lived up to Fred’s ideal. Are we all good neighbors? Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

The Got Jokes? Improv Experience
Begins 7pm
Stageworks Theatre
This signature improv show brings together a diverse roster of all-stars to create an interactive experience that leaves the audience wanting to join the action. Got Jokes? is a family of national comedians, a growing business, a supporter of creative arts in the community, and the brainchild of founder Daniel Jefferson. The Got Jokes? Improv Experience

Dancing at Lughnasa
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. Dancing at Lughnasa

Sunday, June 24

Tampa Bay Bridal Show
Begins Noon
Amalie Arena
Something old, something new, so many details…what to do? Make it easy on yourself! Come to the Tampa Bay Bridal Show and spend the afternoon with the area’s bridal experts! Look for great fashions, tips and wedding advice plus door prizes, giveaways, and more. Tampa Bay Bridal Show

Tea for Tots
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Join Oxford Exchange for a read along of a popular children’s book. Tea and light food options will be available for parents and little ones. Tea for Tots

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
Jem and Scout learn how their community values the words and lives of black and white people differently as they watch their father, Atticus, defend Tom Robinson against a charge of sexual assault. Immediately after the film, retired Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will lead a short discussion of To Kill A Mockingbird and an audience Q&A. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Dancing at Lughnasa
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. Dancing at Lughnasa

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
Shows at 6:30pm and 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Fred Rogers led a singular life. He was a puppeteer. A minister. A musician. An educator. A father, a husband, and a neighbor (and not, despite persistent rumors, a former Navy Seal). He spent 50 years on children’s television beseeching us to love and allow ourselves to be loved. He used puppets and play to fearlessly explore the most complicated and controversial issues of the day like race, disability, equality and violent tragedy. He spoke directly to children, and they responded by forging a lifelong bond with him by the millions. This film explores the question of whether or not we have lived up to Fred’s ideal. Are we all good neighbors? Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

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

32nd Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Wednesday, June 27
Hilton Tampa Downtown
Once a year the Partnership has the opportunity to share with our members and the downtown community a celebration of our organization’s successes and accomplishments throughout the year, recognize our outgoing and incoming Board Chair and induct Board officers and directors for the upcoming year. The event features dynamic speakers, the release of the Partnership’s Annual Year in Review, remarks from the Partnership’s Board leadership, and a look at what lays ahead for downtown and our organization. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to connect with downtown stakeholders, learn about key issues, and celebrate downtown’s continued growth. 32nd Annual Meeting & Luncheon

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
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
International Photography Competition 2018 – Through July 23
Beyond the Lense – July 1 to September 30
Tampa Photo Laureates – July 1 to September 30
Framing Places: The Fundamentals of Travel Photography – July 10
Composition Principles: From Basics to Advanced – July 12
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
New! Book Nook – Through August 12
Dino Zone – Through August 12
Grown Up Night – June 22
LEGO Engineer Squad – June 23
Hackathon Jr. – June 30
Children’s Board of Hillsborough Free Tuesday – July 3
Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga – July 14
Back to Cool – August 1 to 31
Sportstember – September 1 to 30
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 – Through 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
Magic and Mayhem Present “8” – June 21
Community Drum Circle – June 21
Sewing: Plush Unicorn Head – June 23
Summer STEAM Club: Box Guitar – June 26
Introduction to YouTube – June 26
ABCs and 123s of Yoga – June 27
Lost World Reptiles – June 28
Introduction to Braille: Six Magic Dots – June 28
Recording Studio Open House – June 28

Patel Conservatory
Hello, Dolly! – July 12 to 22
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
Ugly Lies the Bone – August 9 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
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
Latin Nights – July 12
mad Theatre of Tampa presents It Shoulda Been You – July 12 to 29
Opera Tampa League’s Wonderful Wednesday – July 18
Next Generation Ballet’s Summer Intensive Showcase – July 20
Gilbert & Sullivan Trial by Jury – July 21 and 22
The FUN Show with Cat & Nat – July 22

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – Through July 2018
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
CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture – September 22
Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Through June 27
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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