Downtown After Hours

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6

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

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 Kristopher James (full band), Garden Club, and Claire Vandiver. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park

Live Music: Forrest Hoffar
Begins 6pm
Armature Works
Spend the evening basking in the scintillating sounds of live music in Downtown Tampa. Forrest Hoffar will perform live at this event. Live Music: Forrest Hoffar

Platon
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Platon is a communicator and storyteller. He has been invited to be a keynote speaker on leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chanel, Nike, Yale University, Oxford University, and many more prestigious institutes. He has exhibited in New York, as well as internationally at the Colette Gallery in Paris, France. His work is included in permanent collections across the globe. This is your chance to see him live on the historic Tampa Theatre stage. Platon

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

Friday, June 7

Live Music: DJ Sam
Begins 6pm
Armature Works
Spend the evening basking in the scintillating sounds of live music in Downtown Tampa. DJ Sam will perform live at this event. Live Music: DJ Sam

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

The Biggest Little Farm (2019)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
When the barking of their beloved dog leads to an eviction notice, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and into the foothills, naively endeavoring to build a diverse farm. However, the land they’ve chosen is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself. The Biggest Little Farm (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

Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different, not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions. Performed in Spanish and English, this show features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written, sung in four and five-part harmony. Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria

Saturday, June 8

Saturday Sweat Sesh
Begins 9am
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
This workout in the park is a fun mix of cardio and strength training for all fitness levels. Be sure to bring a yoga mat or large towel, and water. Wearing sunscreen is recommended. Workout gear (including closed toed tennis shoes) is required. 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 12pm
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!

The Biggest Little Farm (2019)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
When the barking of their beloved dog leads to an eviction notice, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and into the foothills, naively endeavoring to build a diverse farm. However, the land they’ve chosen is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself. The Biggest Little Farm (2019)

Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different, not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions. Performed in Spanish and English, this show features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written, sung in four and five-part harmony. Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria

Live & Local – Eden Shireen
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Eden Shireen has written her own narrative in the music industry by expressing her own melodic storytelling with an eclectic blend of pop, indie and folk. The 21-year singer songwriter from Land O’ Lakes, Florida is capturing audience hearts with her freshly scripted lyrical tales of heartbreak and young love. Live & Local – Eden Shireen

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

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

Sunday, June 9

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

Spoon Carving Workshop
Begins 11am
Florida School of Woodwork
Spoon carving is a wonderful way to engage in both woodworking, and carving on a small scale. It is easy and fun and there is something very satisfying about hand making a utilitarian object. No experience is necessary just a desire to have a go. You will leave with new skills and a lovely wooden spoon you created yourself. Spoon Carving Workshop

Tour of Sacred Heart Church
Begins 1:15pm
Sacred Heart Church
Join the docents of Sacred Heart Church for the monthly guided tour. Information on history, construction, architecture, and the German stained glass windows. Tour is seated with walk about time after the presentation. Tour of Sacred Heart Church

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

Made in Florida
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Discover some of Florida’s most fascinating personalities in this entertaining kaleidoscope of interviews. Made in Florida showcases a colorful lineup of notable people who got their start in the state and who have helped make it the unique, diverse place it is today. Art Levy has thoughtfully selected their words from ten years of conversations. Each person tells a different story of Florida from a perspective all their own. Made in Florida

Some Like It Hot (1959)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Grab a seat for this classic starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis. Immediately after the screening, retired USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion and audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different, not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions. Performed in Spanish and English, this show features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written, sung in four and five-part harmony. Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria

The Biggest Little Farm (2019)
6:30pm to 8pm
Tampa Theatre
When the barking of their beloved dog leads to an eviction notice, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and into the foothills, naively endeavoring to build a diverse farm. However, the land they’ve chosen is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself. The Biggest Little Farm (2019)

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

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

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

33rd Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Wednesday, June 19

Hilton Tampa Downtown
At this event, the Tampa Downtown Partnership inducts new leadership and celebrates the organization’s accomplishments with our members, stakeholders, and the community-at-large. This event includes a plated lunch and keynote presentation. 33rd Annual Meeting and 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 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
Cooking with SaltBlock – June 12
Father’s Day! Dads Play Free – June 16
Bats Meet ‘n Greet with Tampa Bay Bats – June 21

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 Great Space Adventure – June 6
Recording Studio Open House – June 11
A Universe of Science! – June 12
The Virtual Cosmos: Space Exploration in VR – June 12
Creating and Designing Digital Cards with Photoshop – June 12
Sewing at the Library: Constellation Embroidery – June 13
Movies @ the Library – June 14

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
Come From Away – Through June 9
mad Theatre presents Man of La Mancha – June 6 to June 23
The City of Tampa and Cando Inc. Dance & Gym Recital: There’s No Place Like Home – June 7
Live & Local – Jarrod  Barefoot – June 7
Live & Local – Eden Shireen – June 8
Rock of Ages – June 11 to June 15
Live & Local – Frankie Raye – June 15
Patel Conservatory presents Junior Intensive – June 14
Live & Local – Jariah Higgins – June 15
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: Swashbuckling Summer – June 10 to 14
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
Platon – June 6
Some Like It Hot – June 9
Rolling Thunder Revue: a Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese – June 11
Jaws – June 16
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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