Downtown After Hours

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday, January 5

Open Rehearsal – Romeo and Juliet
Begins 6:30pm 
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Opera aficionados and neophytes alike will enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek into a rehearsal with Maestro Daniel Lipton, observing the director and artists working on scenes from the upcoming opera production.

Lion
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
A tale of technology, disconnection and the meaning of home, this film features Slumdog Millionaire star, Dev Patel, as Saroo, a young man once lost on a train in Calcutta and eventually adopted by a family in Australia. Though it’s been 20 years and his adopted family loves him, he has never fully come to terms with the loss of his birth family. Lacking that essential closure, he puts his adult life on the line to find his first home, armed with just a handful of recollections and the revolutionary technology of Google Earth.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Nashville Predators in a regular season showdown at Amalie Arena.

Lectores: Reading with Colson Whitehead
Begins 7:30pm
University of Tampa – Falk Theatre
Colson Whitehead is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Whitehead’s reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in a number of publications. He has received numerous prestigious awards, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

List of musical entertainment at downtown bars and restaurants updated weekly.

Check Arts and Culture Spotlight section below for more to do in downtown!  

Friday, January 6

Buick Fan Shuttle
11am to 8pm
Tampa Convention Center
In honor of the College Football National Championship game, Buick is allowing complimentary rides to and from anywhere within the area. Prime hub for pickup is the Tampa Bay Convention Center, and fans can be brought anywhere, including to Raymond James Stadium for a free ride to the big game!

College Football Playoff National Championship – Playoff Fan Central
3pm to 8pm
Tampa Convention Center
This family-friendly event gives thousands of fans the opportunity to be a part of the College Football Playoff National Championship experience. The fan festival features appearances from the participating institutions’ bands, cheerleaders, and mascots, as well as mini pep rallies for each participating team.Art on the House
4pm to 8pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Pay-as-you-will admission to the Museum through a partnership with GTE Financial.

College Football Playoff National Championship – AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! 

5pm to 11pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will come alive with some of the nation’s top recording artists at AT&T Playoff Playlist LIVE! Popular hit-makers, up-and-coming bands and long-time favorites will take the stage for three nights of incredible shows and dazzling fireworks.Lectores: Reading with David Finkel
Begins 7:30pm
University of Tampa – Falk Theatre
David Finkel is a journalist and author whose most recent book, Thank You For Your Service, chronicles the challenges faced by American soldiers and their families in the aftermath of war. His previous book, The Good Soldiers, was the bestselling, critically acclaimed account of the U.S. “surge” during the Iraq War. An editor and writer for The Washington Post, Finkel has reported from all over the world.
List of musical entertainment at downtown bars and restaurants updated weekly.

Check Arts and Culture Spotlight section below for more to do in downtown! 

Saturday, January 7

College Football Playoff National Championship – Media Day
Begins 9am
Amalie Arena
The day will feature both teams and coaching staffs participating in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Attendees will watch their favorite players, listen to interviews, and experience more than 1,000 media members previewing the National Championship Game.UT Swimming Relay Meet

Begins 10am
University of Tampa
Cheer on your favorite collegiate swimmers in this free aquatic athletic event!History Bike Tampa
Begins 10am
Kahwa Coffee at Element
A free bike tour of the Tampa area. This month’s theme is politics! Tampa has had its share of odd political deals. Corrupt politicians? Yep. Immigration issues? We have a whole area of town dedicated to that. Electrion rigging? The national guard had to step in and stop our problems. Come ride with us and learn more about on our first ride of 2017!

Buick Fan Shuttle

11am to 8pm
Tampa Convention Center
In honor of the College Football National Championship game, Buick is allowing complimentary rides to and from anywhere within the area. Prime hub for pickup is the Tampa Bay Convention Center, and fans can be brought anywhere, including to Raymond James Stadium for a free ride to the big game!Balcony-to-Backstage Tour
Begins 11:30am
Tampa Theatre
Learn the Theatre’s secrets, stories, art, and architecture with a tour of the historic movie palace. The tour will kick off in the lobby and include a demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.College Football Playoff National Championship – Playoff Fan Central
Noon to 8pm
Tampa Convention Center
This family-friendly event gives thousands of fans the opportunity to be a part of the College Football Playoff National Championship experience. The fan festival features appearances from the participating institutions’ bands, cheerleaders, and mascots, as well as mini pep rallies for each participating team.


College Football Playoff National Championship – AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!

Noon to 11pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will come alive with some of the nation’s top recording artists at AT&T Playoff Playlist LIVE! Popular hit-makers, up-and-coming bands and long-time favorites will take the stage for three nights of incredible shows and dazzling fireworks.

UT Men’s Basketball vs Saint Leo
Begins 4pm
The University of Tampa
The Spartans battle the visiting Lions on the hardcourt.Lectores: Reading with Sarah Domet and Phillip Williams

Begins 7:30pm
University of Tampa – Falk Theatre
Sarah Domet has written multiple books and her short works have appeared in numerous journals. Phillip B. Williams is a Chicago, Illinois native. He is the Co-editor in Chief of the online journal Vinyl, and was the Emory University Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry for 2015-2016.Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala
Begins 8pm 
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest ballet student scholarship competition and global dance network, will begin its 17th anniversary season by co-producing this performance. Lissette Campos of WFTS-TV ABC Action News will host the gala.


List of musical entertainment at downtown bars and restaurants updated weekly.

Check Arts and Culture Spotlight section below for more to do in downtown! 

Sunday, January 8

College Football Playoff National Championship – Extra Yard 5k
Begins 7:30am
Amalie Arena
Participate in a 5k or 1-mile family fun run through Downtown Tampa on the eve of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. All proceeds will benefit the College Football Playoff Foundation’s primary initiative, Extra Yard for Teachers, which goes the “extra yard” by inspiring and empowering quality teachers.

Buick Fan Shuttle
11am to 8pm
Tampa Convention Center 
In honor of the College Football National Championship game, Buick is allowing complimentary rides to and from anywhere within the area. Prime hub for pickup is the Tampa Bay Convention Center, and fans can be brought anywhere, including to Raymond James Stadium for a free ride to the big game!College Football Playoff National Championship – Playoff Fan Central
Noon to 8pm
Tampa Convention Center
This family-friendly event gives thousands of fans the opportunity to be a part of the College Football Playoff National Championship experience. The fan festival features appearances from the participating institutions’ bands, cheerleaders, and mascots, as well as mini pep rallies for each participating team.

College Football Playoff National Championship – AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!

Noon to 11pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will come alive with some of the nation’s top recording artists at AT&T Playoff Playlist LIVE! Popular hit-makers, up-and-coming bands and long-time favorites will take the stage for three nights of incredible shows and dazzling fireworks.

 

Discover Opera – Romeo and Juliet
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Opera aficionados and neophytes alike will enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek into a rehearsal with Maestro Daniel Lipton, observing the director and artists working on scenes from the upcoming opera production.
College Football Playoff National Championship – Taste of the Championship
Begins 7pm
The Florida Aquarium
Prep for the big game by tasting your way through the best tailgate in town! Sample gourmet food and beverages representing geographic regions from around the country. Proceeds from the event support the College Football Playoff Foundation.Downtown Music Scene

List of musical entertainment at downtown bars and restaurants updated weekly.

Check Arts and Culture Spotlight section below for more to do in downtown! 

Touring Tampa

TouringTampa.net is your “go to” place, showcasing 50+ urban tours in or near Downtown Tampa under one website.

There’s something for everyone – history, culture, architecture, culinary, walking, biking,on the water, and more!  Tours range from self-guided to recurring scheduled tours; from free to fee-based.

Activities on the Water

Riverwalk Boating Company

Pirate Water Taxi

Kraken Cycle Boats

Arts & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators – January 5
College Football Playoff National Championship – PLAYOFF FAN CENTRAL – January 6
College Football Playoff National Championship – MEDIA DAY – January 7
College Football Playoff National Championship – EXTRA YARD 5K
College Football Playoff National Championship – CHAMPIONSHIP TAILGATE – January 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – January 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets – January 13
Winter Jam Tour Spectacular – 2017 – January 14
The Comedy Get Down – January 20
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME! – January 25 to 29
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – January 31
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – February 2
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks – February 4
Tampa Bay Lightning vs LA Kings – February February 7
Bon Jovi – February 14
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers – February 21
Harlem Globetrotters – February 22
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames – February 23
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – February 27
Twenty One Pilots – February 28
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience – March 12
Eric Church – May 4
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25

 

Taste of the Championship – January 8, 2017

By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Begins January 2017

Linda Connor: Gravity – Begins January 2017
Girl Scouts: Capturing Greatness – January 14
Forever Young: Senior Photography Show – Begins January 27, 2017
The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24, 2017

 

Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays

Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – January 6
Movies at the Library: Sully – January 13
Tough Guy Cinema: Hero – January 20
Finding my Family Tree – January 21Check the library’s website calendar for a full schedule of programs and classes.

 

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Home School Days: Science Fair – January 18
Sunshine Sunday – January 29

Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

 

Henry B. Plant Museum

First Fridays – First Friday of the Month

 

The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. – February 16 to 19
On the Edge – April 15
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – April 21 to 30
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4

 

The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
The Aliens by Annie Baker – February 9 to 26
Avenue Q – May 4 to 21
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18

 

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Open Rehearsal – Romeo and Juliet – January 5 to January 12

Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow – YAGP Gala – January 7
Discover Opera – Romeo and Juliet – January 8
Forbidden Broadway – January 10 to March 12
Opera Tampa League’s Wondrous Wednesday – January 11
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It – January 11 to February 5
Capitol Steps – January 12
Bravo Broadway – The Florida Orchestra – January 13
National Theatre Live presents Treasure Island – January 15
Ocean Wild: The Lights Beneath the Seas – January 17
Latin Nights – January 19
Opera Tampa League Donors’ Appreciation Reception – January 20
Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet – January 20 and 22
Pink Martini – January 21
Amy Morgan – Live & Local – January 22
Peter Bradley Adams – January 23
Cabaret – January 24 to 29
Open Rehearsal – Cinderella (La Cenerentola) – January 24 to February 2

Joshua Bell – January 29
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – February 1
Wicked – February 1 to 26
Happy Hour Concert – A Toast to the Classics – January 2
Greg West – Live & Local – February 4
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21, 2017

Tampa Bay History Center
Preserving Eden: Clyde Butcher’s Florida Photographs – Through January 8, 2017
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – January 14
History Center Book Group: Cassadaga: The South’s Oldest Spiritualist Community – January 19
Sky – Ongoing
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
Carole Feuerman – Through January 2017
Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum – Through January 16, 2017
Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art – Through February 5, 2017
Manuel Carrillo: Mi Querido Mexico (My Beloved Mexico) – Through February 5, 2017

Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10, 2017

Pride & Passion – April 29

 

Tampa Theatre

Do the Right Thing – January 13
Golden Dragon Acrobats – January 14
The Weight of Remembering – January 15
Matewan – January 26
Starship Troopers – January 27
Adam Devine – February 3
In the Mood – February 4
Made in Venice – February 15
George Sanders – February 18
Amos Lee – March 3
Get the Led Out – March 19

Lectores: Reading with Colson Whitehead – January 5
Lectores: Reading with David Finkel – January 6
UT Swimming Relay Meet – January 7
Men’s Basketball vs. Saint Leo – January 7
Lectores: Reading with Sarah Domet and Phillip Williams – January 7
Lectores: Reading with Peter Meinke – January 9
Lectores: Reading with Jason Ockert and Stefan Kiesbye – January 10
Lectores: Reading with Gina Frangello and Kevin Moffett – January 11
Lectores: Reading with Aimee Nezhukumatathil – January 12
Lectores: Reading with Steven Thomas Howell – January 12
Classes begin for Spring Semester – January 17
Women’s Basketball vs. Barry – January 18
Men’s Basketball vs. Barry – January 18
Women’s Basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – January 21
Men’s Basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic – January 21
UT Swimming vs Saint Leo – January 27
Faculty Voice Recital – January 27

"Outside is In" at Tampa's Downtown

Tampa Downtown Partnership hosts programs to bring activities and events to public spaces in Downtown Tampa, with other event organizers jumping in, resulting in the following:
– Year Round Events & Activities-

Thursdays to Sundays (check hours) at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

First Wednesdays, 11am to 2pm at Lykes Gaslight Square Park

Rock the Park
First Thursdays, 6:30pm to 9pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.Brews & Bites Food Truck Rally

Second Fridays, 6pm to 11pm at Sail Pavilion, Tampa Convention Center

– Weekly Community Fitness Classes –
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Free weekly classes in the park.
Zumba in the Park  – Tuesdays, 6pm to 7pm, at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
 
Bamboozle Fit Club Boot Camp
– Wednesdays, 6pm to 7pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Yoga in the Park – Sundays, 5pm to 6pm
– Free Seasonal Programs –
Do the Local Motion – First and third Fridays, noon to 1pm (October to May). Walking tours take off from Poe Plaza, Jackson and Franklin streets.
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