Downtown After Hours

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15

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

3rd Thursdays
Begins 6pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Enjoy some gourmet food truck fun paired with Independent short flicks and live music! Pour House and City Dog Cantina provide micro brews and tasty cocktails. 10-15 gourmet food trucks will offer everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. 3rd Thursdays

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A thrilling evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Latin Nights

Friday, March 16

Movies @ the Library
Begins 2:30pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the Library for a free screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Mankind finds a mysterious artifact buried on the moon and sets off on a quest to Jupiter with the intelligent computer HAL 9000. Movies @ the Library

UT Women’s Lacrosse vs McKendree
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa
The University of Tampa Spartans take the field to challenge the visiting McKendree University Bearcats. Grab a seat to cheer on the team! UT Women’s Lacrosse vs McKendree

GASP!
Begins 7pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Creative Loafing’s fifth annual GASP! is a performing arts event like no other. A kaleidoscopic circus of theater, dance, music, spoken word, visual art, soundscapes, cabaret, and more! GASP! focuses primarily on the performing arts, showcasing multiple genres that collide and surprise. And new this year: GASP! breaks into new territory with special outdoor performances everyone can enjoy. GASP!

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

Saturday, March 17

River O’Green Ride
Begins 8:30am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Channel the spirit of the Irish and burn a few calories ahead of the festivities. Join Coast Bike Share for a free group bike ride this St. Patrick’s Day. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumed rider and the best decorated bike, so don your green duds and sham-rock that cycle! The event will culminate as riders roll in to watch the Hillsborough River being dyed green. River O’Green Ride

River O’Green Gallop
Begins 9:30am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
2 Mile Fun Run/Walk – Along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to Cotanchobee Ft. Brooke Park and back to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. River O’Green Gallop

Science-Tastic Day: See The Sound
9am to 5pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Bring the kids downtown for a day full of fun and learning. This educational event will show you and your little scientists how sound moves through space and time! Science-Tastic Day: See The Sound

St. Patrick’s Day Bottomless Brunch Crawl
Begins 10am
District Tavern
Kick off this year’s St.Patrick’s Day with an Irish infused all-you-can-eat brunch plus bottomless bloody marys and mimosas. Enjoy free welcome shots, as well as exclusive food and drink specials and fun bar games. Bottomless Brunch Crawl

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt: Kids Edition
Begins 11am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The “Hidden Leprechaun” runs inside the park and along the Riverwalk. The hunt is stroller friendly and can be completed within an hour. This fun activity will keep the whole family entertained while trying to spot the 10 hidden Leprechauns. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Salvation Army. St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt: Kids Edition

Blarney Bike Ride
11am to 2pm
Ferg’s Live
This event kicks off with a giant bike build! Riders will work together to assemble 20 bikes that will then be gifted to Jaylens Challenge to distribute to deserving kids in our community. Once all bikes have been assembled and inspected, participants will receive a clue sheet leading them to nine additional stops where sponsors await with prizes and other giveaways. Blarney Bike Ride

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

River O’Green Poolside Brunch
11am to 4pm
Barrymore Hotel
Chill out by the pool and take in some relaxing tunes from a DJ as the Hillsborough River turns green for St. Paddy’s Day. Plus, enjoy a brunch buffet and green mimosas! River O’Green Poolside Brunch

Mayor’s River O’Green Fest
11am to 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership, 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

2nd Annual Paddy Hard Block Party
Begins 1pm
Franklin Manor
From photo ops with leprechauns and their pot o’gold, to performances on 3 stages, this event will be a festive one! This year’s event is expected to be even bigger than last year’s, with more entertainment and activities on deck. Proceeds will benefit the Italian Club. Paddy Hard Block Party

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

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt: Adult Edition
Begins 4pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The Hunt starts in the park then ventures into Downtown Tampa and Ybor to complete more than 15 riddles at participating bars and venues. Participants will compete for a chance to win a Tampa Staycation and other local prizes. There will be drink specials and maybe even a few free shots along the way! St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt: Adult Edition

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the visiting Boston Bruins for a St. Patrick’s Day matchup. The Bolts are fighting to keep a firm grasp on the top spot in the division, so find some tickets, don your best blue (or maybe green), and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins

Sunday, March 18

Sunday Hangover Cure – Brunch & Pool Chill Out
Noon to 5pm
District Tavern
This relaxed Sunday Funday event includes a complimentary welcome shot at each stop along the bar crawl. Plus, enjoy all-you-can-eat brunch along with bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys. Sunday Hangover Cure

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

Tea for Tots
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Join Oxford Exchange for a read along of a popular children’s book. Tea and light food options will be available for parents and little ones. Tea for Tots

Discover Opera – Macbeth
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This event is a free, interactive forum designed to enrich your grand opera experience. Hear insights about Macbeth and entertaining anecdotes that will delight opera enthusiasts. A short performance featuring favorite arias will be followed by a champagne reception.Discover Opera – Macbeth

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers
Begins 5pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning host the Edmonton Oilers in the second half of their home back-to-back in an afternoon affair. The regular season home games are numbered, so find some tickets and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers

Ana Gasteyer
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for a good time. The patter is real, the themes adult; the lyrics are timeless and the music swings like crazy. This six-season Saturday Night Live alum graduated from Studio 8H to Broadway, eventually landing in her ultimate element – the cabaret. Ana Gasteyer

Tiffany
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
80s pop sensation Tiffany charmed America with her legendary mall tour. From skyrocketing teen success, Tiffany settled into the tight-knit Nashville songwriting community in her adult years. This storied singer appears with a pop-country concert packed with her greatest hits and more. Tiffany

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Tampa Beer & Brunch Festival
Saturday, March 24
Cotanchobee For Brooke Park
Enjoy a beautiful day on the water while enjoying plenty of beer and the weekend’s favorite meal: brunch. What a terrific combination! Over 60 cocktails and craft beers will be on hand, plus tons of delicious brunch dishes. There will also be live music, games, and prizes. Tampa Beer & Brunch Festival

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 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
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
Camp Imagination Spy School! – Through March 16
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
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
Recording Studio Open House – March 15 and 29
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Of the Wild Art by Kelly Quinn – Through April 30
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
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
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 17
Blame It On Bianca – Through April 1
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
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
GASP! – March 16
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
Isle of Dogs – March 27 to April 11
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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