Downtown After Hours

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14

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

Honoring the Enemy: A Captain Peter Wake Novel
Begins 6:30pm
Oxford Exchange
Enjoy a speaking and signing with author Robert Macomber. This event will be a fun experience for fans of Macomber’s work. Honoring the Enemy: A Captain Peter Wake Novel

Patel Conservatory Music presents Vivaldi’s Gloria
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this combined instrumental and vocal performance, Patel Conservatory music students join forces with Patel Conservatory music faculty on a variety of small chamber works culminating with Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria. Featured faculty soloists include Kristi Beinhauer, Jordan Campbell, Robert Murray, Lauren Murray and Timothy Wilt. Patel Conservatory Music presents Vivaldi’s Gloria

Jeff Tweedy
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The Grammy award-winner known for his work with Wilco and Uncle Tupelo stops by Downtown Tampa as part of a spring tour that’s already selling out dates across the country. Jeff Tweedy

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
8pm to 9:30pm
Jobsite Theater
The unholy drought is over. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) returns (now [revised]) after a (much too long) 14-year absence. The original Bad Boys of Abridgment squished all 37 plays plus a few sonnets to boot into a time-lapse performance. This season, Jobsite dusts off the Chuck Taylors, dons the doublets and delivers a fair number of pratfalls, terrible puns, mis-readings and madcap capers for this chaotic, comprehensive dash through The Bard’s greatest hits. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Hundred Days
Thursday through Friday
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hundred Days is an uncensored, exhilarating and heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. With magnetic chemistry and anthemic folk-punk music, creators and stars Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore a fundamental question: how do we make the most of the time that we have? Hundred Days

Friday, March 15

Do the Local Motion
Begins at Noon
Poe Plaza Esplanade
A healthy and social way to enjoy your lunch hour and learn interesting tidbits about Tampa’s Downtown! Walks are free but a $5 donation is appreciated to fight childhood hunger in our community. Do the Local Motion

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

Bob Seger
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band hit the stage in Downtown Tampa for a stop on their hugely successful final tour. Do not miss your chance to see Bob Seger live on stage! Bob Seger

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
8pm to 9:30pm
Jobsite Theater
The unholy drought is over. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) returns (now [revised]) after a (much too long) 14-year absence. The original Bad Boys of Abridgment squished all 37 plays plus a few sonnets to boot into a time-lapse performance. This season, Jobsite dusts off the Chuck Taylors, dons the doublets and delivers a fair number of pratfalls, terrible puns, mis-readings and madcap capers for this chaotic, comprehensive dash through The Bard’s greatest hits. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In a seaside village in the Far East, a veiled priestess arrives to bless the pearl divers. But the catch in this story involves much more than pearls – worlds collide as one of the village men realizes the woman behind the veil is none other than Leila, whom both he and his best friend love and swore an eternal oath to never touch again. When he breaks his vow, life will never be the same. Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers

Saturday, March 16

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

St. Patrick’s Celebration
Begins 10am
Armature Works
Enjoy a full day of festivities on the front lawn, including traditional Irish Step Dancers, Irish music, an Urban Kai paddle-board pop-up, the Monkey Mixer Whiskey Cocktail Truck, as well as a corned beef and cabbage special from Butcher n Barbecue inside of Heights Public Market. This event is free to attend and open to the public. St. Patrick’s Celebration

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

8th Annual Mayor’s River O’ Green
The River Goes Green at 11am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership, this Irish-themed party is centered around the Hillsborough River, which will be transformed into a bright shade of green for the occasion. The river provides a perfect backdrop to the celebration which includes live entertainment, games, kids activities, food trucks, and of course, beer! The festivities include the River O’ Green Gallop, a fun run/walk along the Riverwalk, and continue with a family scavenger hunt, a Leprechaun costume contest, and the Shamrock Scavenger Crawl for adults. The entire family is welcome, including four-legged members! 8th Annual Mayor’s River O’ Green

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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting Washington Capitals in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Final. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
8pm to 9:30pm
Jobsite Theater
The unholy drought is over. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) returns (now [revised]) after a (much too long) 14-year absence. The original Bad Boys of Abridgment squished all 37 plays plus a few sonnets to boot into a time-lapse performance. This season, Jobsite dusts off the Chuck Taylors, dons the doublets and delivers a fair number of pratfalls, terrible puns, mis-readings and madcap capers for this chaotic, comprehensive dash through The Bard’s greatest hits. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

And That’s Why We Drink
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Join Em and Christine for a wine-filled evening of bone-chilling ghost stories and terrifying true crime stories. The world’s a scary place… and that’s why we drink! And That’s Why We Drink

Sunday, March 17

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

15th Annual Picnic in the Park
Begins 10am
Henry B. Plant Museum
Roll back the clock a century and enjoy 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 strolling models in vintage clothing, live theater, and continuous entertainment on Center Stage. 15th Annual Picnic in the Park

Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In a seaside village in the Far East, a veiled priestess arrives to bless the pearl divers. But the catch in this story involves much more than pearls – worlds collide as one of the village men realizes the woman behind the veil is none other than Leila, whom both he and his best friend love and swore an eternal oath to never touch again. When he breaks his vow, life will never be the same. Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers

Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater
2pm – 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

Deep Impact (1998)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Join Tampa Theatre and the Museum of Science & Industry for a special CinemaSTEM screening of the 1998’s out-of-this-world action thriller, Deep Impact, with special guest Anthony Pelaez, MOSI’s Senior Director of Exhibits and Innovation. Deep Impact (1998)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
4pm to 5:30pm
Jobsite Theater
The unholy drought is over. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) returns (now [revised]) after a (much too long) 14-year absence. The original Bad Boys of Abridgment squished all 37 plays plus a few sonnets to boot into a time-lapse performance. This season, Jobsite dusts off the Chuck Taylors, dons the doublets and delivers a fair number of pratfalls, terrible puns, mis-readings and madcap capers for this chaotic, comprehensive dash through The Bard’s greatest hits. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

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

The Island of Sea Women
Begins 6:30pm
Oxford Exchange
Enjoy a book talk with author Lisa See, including a Pu’er tea tasting in partnership with local tea company TeBella. Tickets include a book and access to the tea tasting. The Island of Sea Women

Travis Scott
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Once again, Travis Scott takes it up a notch… or ten. Known for his explosively wild performances, the history-making Houston superstar will stop by Downtown Tampa on his biggest tour yet. Travis Scott

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

Downtown Debriefing Series: Economic Impact From Tourism & Events
Tuesday, March 26

The Florida Aquarium
Visitors pumped nearly $6 billion into Tampa Bay’s economy in 2016, helping to support nearly 50,000 jobs and reduce the tax burden on local residents in the process, according to an analysis of tourism data commissioned by Visit Tampa Bay. Hear from tourism experts on how events and visitors to Tampa’s Downtown contribute to its economic health. Downtown Debriefing Series: Economic Impact From Tourism & Events

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
Bob Seger – March 15
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – March 16
Travis Scott – March 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes – March 18
Disney On Ice – March 21 to 24
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – March 25
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – March 30
NCAA Women’s Final Four – April 5 and 7
KISS – April 11
2CELLOS – April 13
98ROCKFEST – April 14
Marcy Me – May 5
Ariana Grande – May 28
Shawn Mendes – July 27

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Modus Operandi: Contemporary Photography from the collection of BNY Mellon – Through April 15
Lost and Found in America – Through April 22
Olivia Parker: Vanishing in Plain Sight – April 19 to August 31

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
The Pigeon Comes to Tampa!: A Mo Willems Exhibit – Through May 12
Pi Day – March 14
Make a Masterpiece Art Studio – March 17 to 25
Spring Break Camp – March 18 to 22
Story Time with Elephant & Piggie – March 23 to March 31
Sunshine Sunday – March 31
Positive Parenting Program – April 1
Children’s Board Free Tuesday – April 2

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

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
15th Annual Picnic in the Park – March 17
Exhibit Opening: Henry Plant: He’s More Important Than You Thought – March 22

Jobsite Theater
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] – March 15 to April 17

The John F. Germany Public Library
Exploration Club – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
The Amazing World of Google Cardboard – March 18
Messy Mondays – March 18
Become an Architect – March 19
Book Discussion: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway – March 20
Learning Circle – Fundamentals of Public Speaking – March 21

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie – March 21 to April 7
Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria – May 30 to June 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hundred Days – Through March 24
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] – Through April 7
Patel Conservatory Music presents Vivaldi’s Gloria – March 14
Georges Bizel’s The Pearl Fishers – March 15
And That’s Why We Drink – March 16
Latin Nights – March 21
Cicada Rhythm – March 25
Kyle Cease – Evolving Out Loud – March 27
Whiffenpoofs – March 27
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus – March 28 to 31
The Florida Orchestra – Brahms’ Piano Concerto – March 29
Tap Dogs – March 29 to 31
Live & Local – Carlos Peñas – March 30
On the Edge – March 30
Simply Three – April 24
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center
Tap Talks: Fort Brooke Blonde Ale – March 14
Kid-tography – March 18 to 22
History Center Book Group: Barracoon – March 21
Teacher Appreciation Morning – March 22
Brewseum – March 28
Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour – March 30

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
Season of Love – Through March 17, 2019
Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective – Through March 17
Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations – Through May 27
Ancient and Modern Glass from the Collection – March 23 to August 19
Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution – April 11 to August 11
Echoing Forms: American Abstraction – April 13 to August 18
Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection – June 20 to October 6

Tampa Theatre
Jeff Tweedy – March 14
Michio Kaku – April 4
WOW in the World – April 6
My Neighbor Totoro – April 7
The LEGO Movie – April 14
Dolphin Tale – April 21
Jenna Hager – April 23
Carl Hiaasen – May 14
Platon – June 6
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28

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 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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