Downtown After Hours

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27

Summer Series
All Day
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
This summertime program offers kids and parents a break from the sun and rain with free access to over-sized games throughout the week under 12,000 square feet of shade during its installation.. Summer Series

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

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)

Friday, June 28

Summer Series
All Day
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
This summertime program offers kids and parents a break from the sun and rain with free access to over-sized games throughout the week under 12,000 square feet of shade during its installation.. Summer Series

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

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)

Little Black Dress
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Back by popular demand, the fearlessly funny ladies’ night out musical makes for one wild and unforgettable evening with its hilarious show-stopping musical numbers, Magic Mike-influenced dancing, and loads of improvised audience mayhem! For mature audiences only. Little Black Dress

Akira (1989)
10:30pm to 12:30am
Tampa Theatre
Even though it’s over 30 years old, Akira is still one of the best and most watchable science fiction movies of all time. The film tells its story almost entirely through stunning visuals and adept world-building. Grab a seat for this Rewind classic. Akira (1989)

Saturday, June 29

Summer Series
All Day
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
This summertime program offers kids and parents a break from the sun and rain with free access to over-sized games throughout the week under 12,000 square feet of shade during its installation.. Summer Series

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

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

Saturday Funday – Make Your Own Beer Cup!
Begins at Noon
Florida School of Woodwork
Have a fun afternoon learning how to make a beer cup. The school has teamed up with Hidden Springs Ale Works, so at the end of the afternoon you get to go next door and test it out! Beginners are welcome and an instructor is going to help you every step of the way. Saturday Funday – Make Your Own Beer Cup!

Jewelry Making Workshop
Begins 1pm
Armature Works
Create classy, sophisticated and most importantly unique designs at this fun workshop. The class will be lead by Tenique Designs, which is no stranger to the fashion industry in Tampa. They have been participating in various fashion shows since 2013. Jewelry Making Workshop

Up Next: Tampa Bay
Begins 1pm
The Attic Cafe
An annual networking event for creatives curated by Gold Mined Productions. Attendees will have the chance to network with other creatives, connect with businesses, and be part of the discussion with this year’s roundtable topic: Tampa’s Creative Future. At Up Next, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with featured creative organizations, work on personal projects and receive instant feedback from other creatives, and be at the forefront of Tampa’s creative movement. Up Next: Tampa Bay

Sing-Along The Greatest Showman (2017)
3pm to 4:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Sing along to all of your favorite tunes from this fan-favorite musical. Hugh Jackman plays P.T. Barnum in the musical celebration of the life of one of America’s true original entertainment pioneers, the producer of the most famous touring circus in history, and the spiritual godfather of marketing. Sing-Along The Greatest Showman (2017)

Little Black Dress
Shows at 4pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Back by popular demand, the fearlessly funny ladies’ night out musical makes for one wild and unforgettable evening with its hilarious show-stopping musical numbers, Magic Mike-influenced dancing, and loads of improvised audience mayhem! For mature audiences only. Little Black Dress

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)
7pm to 8:30pm
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)

Newsies Wandleprobe
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Get a sneak peak behind the scenes look at the upcoming Patel Theater production of Disney’s Newsies through this unique ticketed event. Experience the production in a rehearsal setting incorporating live orchestra and minimal blocking. Newsies Wandleprobe

Adam Sandler 100% Fresher Tour
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
A successful actor, writer, producer, and musician, Sandler has been performing for live audiences on a sold-out tour over the last couple of years across the U.S. and Canada. Beyond his beloved standup, Sandler’s films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. Adam Sandler 100% Fresher Tour

Laughs for the Troops: The Funniest Night in America
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Laughs for the Troops creates events that bring people together in laughter, and increases awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder, a common ailment among service members, veterans and first responders. This family-friendly show, featuring Laughs for the Troops’ founder Thomas Brown, along with fellow comedians Happy Cole, Tommy Drake, and Phil Palisoul will have you laughing all night. Laughs for the Troops: The Funniest Night in America

Sunday, June 30

Summer Series
All Day
Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
This summertime program offers kids and parents a break from the sun and rain with free access to over-sized games throughout the week under 12,000 square feet of shade during its installation.. Summer Series

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

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

Little Black Dress
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Back by popular demand, the fearlessly funny ladies’ night out musical makes for one wild and unforgettable evening with its hilarious show-stopping musical numbers, Magic Mike-influenced dancing, and loads of improvised audience mayhem! For mature audiences only. Little Black Dress

Dial M for Murder (1954)
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
Alfred Hitchcock’s second film holds up beautifully as a taut and upsetting thriller, steered by the hand of one of the great masters of filmmaking. Immediately after the screening, University of Tampa Associate Professor of Film, Animation and New Media Aaron Walker will lead a short discussion and audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission. Dial M for Murder (1954)

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)
7pm to 8:30pm
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)

Warrior Games Closing Ceremony feat. Sara Evans
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
After 10 days of inspirational competition, the community will come together to applaud and celebrate individual and team performances, including the distribution of the coveted “heart of the team” award. To commemorate the festivities, multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans will entertain crowds with hits from nearly two decades. Warrior Games Closing Ceremony feat. Sara Evans

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
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

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
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
Flight! – June 27
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – July 2
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
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
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
History Adventure Camp: American Girl© – Through June 28
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 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,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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