Downtown After Hours

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1

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 Siobhan Monique: MoniQnation, Spirit and the Cosmic Heart, and Bob Anthony. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park

WineFest 2018: Wine’s World
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This weekend will be Party Time (Excellent!) when Wayne and Garth warm up the couch for this three day event. This year’s event features bites from local independent restaurants, sips from the finest wineries, an exclusive evening of wine and food pairings, and a very special screening of this year’s theme film. WineFest 2018: Wine’s World

Forever Plaid
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

Friday, March 2

Outside the Lines: Coloring For Adults
Begins 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Think coloring is just for kids? Join the hottest trend for adults! Relieve stress and boost creativity with art, fun, and mellow music to help you release your inner artist. Outside the Lines: Coloring For Adults

Artist Talk: Chris Buck at FMoPA
Begins 6pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Chris Buck will discuss his current exhibition, “Magnificent Hurt”. The humorously twisted portraits of pop-culture icons are on view now. Buck is known for making his subjects uneasy and taking them out of their comfort zones to capture a stranger, more vulnerable side than their fans (or detractors) are accustomed to seeing. Artist Talk: Chris Buck at FMoPA

Closing Reception – When the Water Rises
Begins 7pm
University of Tampa
Join the Friends of the Gallery for a very special Closing Reception for the Spring 2018 Meridian Scholar Visiting Artist Exhibition. This celebration of the end of the exhibition is free and open to the public! Take one last look at the gallery and enjoy a meet and greet with Julie Heffernan. Closing Reception – When the Water Rises

WineFest 2018: Wine’s World
Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
This weekend will be Party Time (Excellent!) when Wayne and Garth warm up the couch for this three day event. This year’s event features bites from local independent restaurants, sips from the finest wineries, an exclusive evening of wine and food pairings, and a very special screening of this year’s theme film. WineFest 2018: Wine’s World

Forever Plaid
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

Staged Reading Fundraiser: Things My Mother Taught Me
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Enjoy a staged reading of a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nanaʼs Naughty Knickers. Staged Reading Fundraiser: Things My Mother Taught Me

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Almaviva, Figaro, Bartolo, and Rosina embark on a new adventure, complete with a true love for Figaro, an unexpected visit from his long-lost parents, and a dizzying spiral of plot twists thanks to Almaviva’s keen interest in extra-marital activities. From the first jaunty run of the famous overture to the emotional grandeur Mozart mastered in music, this show exhibits Mozart’s subversive comic genius at the height of its power. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Saturday, March 3

48th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
9am to 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Accomplished artists and rising stars will vie for the Best of Show Award and additional prize money. Featured art will include works in a wide variety of mediums. The esteemed event will also feature the works of local young artists, a weekend full of live entertainment, and a children’s art activity area. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Begins 1pm
Amalie Arena
The Bolts open a season-long, eight-game home stand against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers in a matinee game. Grab a seat, cheer on your team, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Forever Plaid
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

WineFest 2018: Wine’s World
Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
This weekend will be Party Time (Excellent!) when Wayne and Garth warm up the couch for this three day event. This year’s event features bites from local independent restaurants, sips from the finest wineries, an exclusive evening of wine and food pairings, and a very special screening of this year’s theme film. WineFest 2018: Wine’s World

Staged Reading Fundraiser: Things My Mother Taught Me
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Enjoy a staged reading of a brand new romantic comedy by Katherine DiSavino, author of the smash comedy Nana’s Naughty Knickers. Staged Reading Fundraiser: Things My Mother Taught Me

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Power on Pointe
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This company continues to redefine ballet, mixing in elements of multicultural storytelling, contemporary flair, and an always-electrifying use of music with their pristine technical skill. Sleek, strong, daring, and divine, this group is American dance par excellence. Dance Theatre of Harlem: Power on Pointe

galaRE:
8pm to 11pm
Tampa Museum of Art
galaRE:, presented by Oxford Exchange, brings together patrons, supporters and creators of art for galaRE:, an exclusive art and cultural event showcasing award-winning works from the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. galaRE:

Sunday, March 4

Picnic in the Park
Begins 10am
Henry B. Plant Museum – Plant Park
Roll back the clock a century for an old fashioned picnic! Bring your blanket, pack a picnic basket, and invite family and friends to experience the pleasures of a simpler time. Relax in the shade, or test your Victorian sporting prowess with challenges of hoops & sticks, croquet, horseshoes, badminton, and three-legged races. Victorian table games will be offered including dominoes, checkers, jacks, or tiddlywinks. There will also be live theater, entertainment on Center Stage, and models strolling in vintage clothing. Picnic in the Park

48th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
10am to 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Accomplished artists and rising stars will vie for the Best of Show Award and additional prize money. Featured art will include works in a wide variety of mediums. The esteemed event will also feature the works of local young artists, a weekend full of live entertainment, and a children’s art activity area. Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Almaviva, Figaro, Bartolo, and Rosina embark on a new adventure, complete with a true love for Figaro, an unexpected visit from his long-lost parents, and a dizzying spiral of plot twists thanks to Almaviva’s keen interest in extra-marital activities. From the first jaunty run of the famous overture to the emotional grandeur Mozart mastered in music, this show exhibits Mozart’s subversive comic genius at the height of its power. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series – Nancy Jo Snider, cellist, and friends with guest artist Grigorios Zamparas
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa – Sykes Chapel
Cellist Nancy Jo Snider, an innovative soloist, collaborative musician, sound designer and arts administrator, will collaborate with violinist Yuri Namkung, David Yang on the viola, and University of Tampa pianist, Grigorios Zamparas. The group will perform the Beethoven, C minor Trio, the Joaquin Turina, Piano Quartet in A minor, and Andrew Norman’s work, “Sabina.” Yet another fascinating and enjoyable chamber music concert in this series. This event is free and open to the public. Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series

Forever Plaid
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010, Yoga in the Park is a free riverside yoga session led by an instructor from Yoga Downtown Tampa. Yoga in the Park

Hollywood Awards Night 2018
Begins 6:30pm
Tampa Theatre
After a limo ride around the block, superstar guests will walk the red carpet past adoring fans and paparazzi, rub shoulders with costumed characters representing Hollywood’s biggest bigwigs, pose for a picture with a living award “statue,” and chat with “Roan Jivers” about who they’re wearing. Inside, there will be games, prizes, hair and makeup touch-ups with professional stylists, the OSCAR® Red Carpet Live pre-show on the big screen, and a cash bar. Hollywood Awards Night 2018

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Mayor’s River O’Green Fest
Saturday, March 17
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This party is centered around the Hillsborough River, which will be transformed into a bright shade of green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The river provides a perfect backdrop for the celebration which will include live entertainment, games, kids activities, small plates of Irish fare, beer, and more! Mayor’s River O’Green

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
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers – March 3
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – March 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – March 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – March 10
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – March 13
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – March 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers – March 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – March 20
Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars – March 23 to 25
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes – March 26
Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled – March 31
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators – April 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – April 3
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – April 6
Lorde – April 11
98ROCKFEST – April 20
Jeff Dunham – April 29
James Taylor – May 12
Justin Timberlake – May 15
Shania Twain – June 2
Maroon 5 – June 16
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train – June 22
Sam Smith – July 13
The Smashing Pumpkins – July 25
Kevin Hart – August 4
Journey & Def Leppard – August 18
Game of Thrones – September 21
Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference – October 25 to 27
Elton John – November 28

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Jean Pagliuso: Pultry, Raptors, Places of Ritual – Through March 16
Magnificent Hurt – Through March 16
The Family Acid – Through March 16
Chris Buck: Artist Lecture – March 2
Photography 101 Express – March 3
Framing Places: The Fundamentals of Travel and Landscape Photography – March 13
Photography 101 – March 14 to April 4
Social Media Photography by Blogging Bootcamp – March 24
Q and A’s Photogrpahy Workshop – April 22
Aesthetics and Perception of Advanced Digital Collage – April 28 and May 5
Iphoneography 101 – May 20

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
ath + Music + March – Through March 31
Member Morning – March 4
Free Tuesday with Children’s Board of Hillsborough County – March 6
Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest – March 11
Camp Imagination Spy School! – March 12 to 16
Developmental Checkups – March 13
Pi Day – March 14
Science-tastic Day: See the Sound – March 17
Positive Parenting Program: A Five Part Series! – March 19 to April 2
Lumina Youth Choir – March 24
Sunshine Sunday – March 25
Egg Hunt – March 31
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition – Through March 4
Picnic in the Park – March 4
Give Day Tampa Bay – May 1
Blue Star Museums – May 27 to September 2

Jobsite Theater
Man in Snow – March 19 to April 1
1984 – April 27 to May 20
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 15 to 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
Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – March 2
Sewing at the Hive: Double Zip Wallet – March 3 and 10
Mini Makers – March 7
Microsoft Publisher – How to Make Business Cards – March 7
Movies @ the Library: Silverado – March 9
Robotix Blox – March 12
Audio Recording with Audacity – March 13
Build a Photo Album in PowerPoint – March 14
Recording Studio Open House – March 15 and 29
Movies @ the Library: 2001: A Space Odyssey – March 16
Sewing at the Hive: Vintage Slip or Petticoat – March 17 and 24
DIY Crafting: Flower Place Card Holders – March 18
Product Photography for your Online Store – March 20
Online Sellers Mix & Mingle – March 20
Burgert Brothers Walking Tour of Hyde Park – March 24
Creative Cosplay: Hylian Shield Pepakura – March 25
DIY Sundial – March 26
Unlocking Your Creativity with Cameo – March 27
Baby and Toddler Yoga – March 28
DIY Crafting: Biological Bracelet – March 30
Tampa’s Longshoremen: On the Waterfront and in the Community – March 31

Patel Conservatory
St. Andrew’s Music Concert – March 8
On the Edge – March 31
Honors Recital – April 3
Rock School Blowout – April 22
Peter Pan, Jr. – April 26 to 29
Breakin’ Out – April 28
Spring Into Dance – April 28
Spring Music Spectacular: Around the World in 90 Minutes – May 8
Evening of Dance  – May 11
Beginning Dance 1 Recitals – May 12
End-of-Year Celebration – May 17
Private Lesson Recitals – May 19
Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert – June 8
The Wizard of OZ – June 14 to 17
Shakespeare Intensive – June 14
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
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – Through February 25
Staged Reading Fundraiser: Things My Mother Taught Me – March 2 and 3
Corey Van Valin – Redefining Magic – March 17
In the Time of the Butterflies – April 12 to 28
Blithe Spirit – June 1 to 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Forever Plaid – Through March 11
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro – March 2 to 4
Dance Theatre of Harlem: Power on Pointe – March 3
The Color Purple – March 6 to March 11
Blame It On Bianca – March 7 to April 1
A Wild Life with Bertie Gregory, photographer and filmmaker – March 8
The United States Army Field Band – Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus – March 9
Lippo the Clown’s Small Family Circus – March 10
Tampa Bay Symphony “East Meets West” – March 11
Latin Nights – March 15
Discover Opera – Macbeth – March 18
Ana Gasteyer – March 18
Tiffany – March 18
The Bodyguard – March 20 to 25
The Edwards Twins – An Evening with The Stars – March 21
The Florida Orchestra – A Little Night Music – March 23
Anna & Elizabeth – March 26
Open Rehearsal – Verdi’s Macbeth – March 27 to April 5
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – March 27 to April 5

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – February to July 2018
City of Tampa Women’s History Month Celebration – March 6
AWP 2018 Author History Project: A Literary Study of Time in America – March 7
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – March 10
Florida Conversations – March 14
Book Group – March 15
Duckwall Lecture – Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages – March 28
Civil War Roundtable – March 31
Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour – March 31

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
Made in Tampa: From the 1970s to Now – Through April 1
Claudia Ryan and Rob Tarbell: Skyway Curators’ Choice – Through April 1
Elisabeth Condon and Bruce Marsh: Skyway Audience Choice – Through April 1

Tampa Theatre
Wayne’s World – March 1
Winefest 2017: Wine’s World – March 2
Hollywood Awards Night – March 4
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live – April 5
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – April 21

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 –
Powered by Athleta
U-JAM Fitness – 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.

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