Downtown After Hours

Friday, June 29, 2018

Thursday, June 28

AAU Gymnastics National Championship
8am to 8:30pm
Tampa Convention Center
The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sports. The AAU has focused its efforts into providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grass roots level. Now that passion for youth sports comes to Downtown Tampa. Some of the top gymnastics athletes in the country will descend upon the Tampa Convention Center to compete for the top spot! AAU Gymnastics National Championship

Menopause The Musical
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Now celebrating 17 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, this show has evolved as a grassroots movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. The laughter-filled production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies of classic pop songs of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Menopause The Musical

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

Friday, June 29

AAU Gymnastics National Championship
8am to 4:30pm
Tampa Convention Center
The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sports. The AAU has focused its efforts into providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grass roots level. Now that passion for youth sports comes to Downtown Tampa. Some of the top gymnastics athletes in the country will descend upon the Tampa Convention Center to compete for the top spot! AAU Gymnastics National Championship

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

Menopause The Musical
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Now celebrating 17 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, this show has evolved as a grassroots movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. The laughter-filled production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies of classic pop songs of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Menopause The Musical

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

Rocky IV (1985)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre’s REWIND is proud to present the greatest documentary of America’s struggle with the specter of Russian Communism: Rocky IV, a movie in which Sylvester Stallone punches an entire ideology to death. In this film, Rocky finds himself challenging Russia’s finest (and scariest) athlete to avenge the death of a friend. Rocky IV (1985)

Saturday, June 30

AAU Gymnastics National Championship
9am to 6pm
Tampa Convention Center
The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sports. The AAU has focused its efforts into providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grass roots level. Now that passion for youth sports comes to Downtown Tampa. Some of the top gymnastics athletes in the country will descend upon the Tampa Convention Center to compete for the top spot! AAU Gymnastics National Championship

Hackathon Jr.
Begins 10am
Glazer Children’s Museum
This event is a coding extravaganza for children ages 9-13. This fun experience will include workshops, mentors, and a coding competition. Participants have the chance to win scholarships from $250 – $1,000! Coding experience is not required to participate. Coders will be divided into groups based on experience level. In the morning, each group will participate in a workshop for their appropriate experience level. In the afternoon, teams will compete against others at the same experience level. Hackathon Jr.

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

7th Annual Summer Showdown
Begins at Noon
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Join Tampa Bay area restaurants in this annual bragging rights competition and fundraiser, which is now on the hunt for the “Best Sammich in the Bay”! A portion of the proceeds will benefit The VooDoo Chef Foundation and their community efforts through the culinary industry. The event is free to attend and each competitor will sell sample sizes of their burgers, sammies, and sides, so guests can pay as they go. Beer, wine, and drinks will be available for purchase. 7th Annual Summer Showdown

Menopause The Musical
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Now celebrating 17 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, this show has evolved as a grassroots movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. The laughter-filled production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies of classic pop songs of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Menopause The Musical

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, July 1

Menopause The Musical
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Now celebrating 17 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, this show has evolved as a grassroots movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. The laughter-filled production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies of classic pop songs of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Menopause The Musical

Gone With The Wind (1939)
3pm to 7pm
Tampa Theatre
Gone with the Wind is and epic film in scale, social impact, and artistic influence. Just casting the two lead characters took two years. But the story of Scarlett O’Hara her suitor Rhett Butler and the object of her love, Ashley Wilkes told against the backdrop of the Civil War and Reconstruction, might just have required a movie that big. Starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, and Leslie Howard. Gone With The Wind (1939)

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

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

Bring It! LIVE
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In 2016, the elite world of hip-hop majorette competition was brought to the main stage for the first time with an incomparable energy that took the country by storm. Audiences across the nation were enamored by the fierce, original, high-octane performances that inspired fans of all ages and left them clamoring for more. With hotter-than-ever, never-before-seen performances on deck for the 2018 tour, there has never been a better time for Bring It! fans. Bring It! LIVE

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Tampa Red White & Blue Fest 2018
Wednesday, June 27
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
Everyone’s favorite free family Independence Day Fest in the park returns to Channelside this 4th of July and all are invited. This year’s event will feature live music as well as made in America arts and crafts, food vendors, family-friendly competitions, a best-dressed contest for big prize giveaways, a celebrity magician, and appearances by Uncle Sam on Stilts! Tampa Red White & Blue Fest 2018

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
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
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
Lost World Reptiles – June 28
Introduction to Braille: Six Magic Dots – June 28
Recording Studio Open House – June 28
4th of July Floam – July 2
String Arts – Super hero theme – July 3
Holiday Closing – July 4
Sounds Like Science – July 5
How to Clear the Mess On Your Desk – July 7
Sewing at the Library: Apron – July 7
DIY Music Note Wire Pendants – July 8
DIY Crafting: Book Folding – July 11
Tricky Dogs Show – July 12
Movies @ the Library – Despicable Me – July 13
DIY Comic Book Magnets – July 14
Sewing: House Ornament – July 14
DIY Sheet Music Candle – July 15

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
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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