Downtown After Hours

Monday, March 20, 2017

Thursday, March 16

Flicks & Food Trucks
Begins 6pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Experience this free, local and live event, offering the best in local gourmet food trucks, craft brews, an outdoor HD screening experience, and live music. Flicks & Food Trucks.

Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Mick Dowd is hired once a year to disinter the bones in certain sections of the local cemetery to make way for the new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his wife, rumors surrounding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago begin to resurface. Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara.

Friday, March 17

Paddyfest Extravaganza
Begins 3pm
Ferg’s Live
There is plenty in store for one truly legendary St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy live bands, Fireball ice luge, flip cup tournament, Scariff dancers, green beer, corned beef & cabbage, and a free party trolley between Ferg’s Live and Irish 31 Hyde Park Village! Paddyfest Extravaganza.

Menus: The Epicurean Experience – Exhibit Opening
Begins 10am
Henry B. Plant Museum
This exhibit uses original menus as a starting point to explore the fine dining at the Tampa Bay Hotel and other grand Florida resorts from 1891 to 1932. These rarely exhibited menus draw visitors into the conversation of Victorian food, the source of food, its preparation, etiquette, fashion, and utensils that blend together to create the Victorian epicurean experience. Menus: The Epicurean Experience.

Saturday, March 18

Mayor’s River O’Green Fest
Begins 11am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The party is centered around the Hillsborough River, which will be transformed into a bright shade of green for the occasion (at 11am). The river provides a perfect backdrop to the celebration which includes live entertainment, games, kids activities, food trucks, and of course, beer! Mayor’s River O’Green Fest.

Paddyfest Cornhole Tournament
Begins 11am
Ferg’s Live
Amateurs and self-declared pros from Tampa Bay and beyond, will compete in our 6th Annual Paddyfest Cornhole Tournament for a chance to win $1,500 in CASH and PRIZES! Get out there and win yourself some green this St. Paddy’s! Paddyfest Cornhole Tournament.

Shamrock Scavenger Crawl
Begins 4pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This years City of Tampa Government 2017 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will feature a fun twist on the classic Scavenger Hunt. We call it the “The Shamrock Scavenger Crawl” which combines solving puzzles, exploring Tampa’s Downtown, having a great time and getting a cold beverage or two along the way. Shamrock Scavenger Crawl.

Spartan Hour of Play
Begins 11am
University of Tampa
The goal of this event is to teach the importance of living healthy. In this exciting hour, each kid will have the opportunity to exercise and learn with the UT’s Women’s Lacrosse team. Spartan Hour of Play.

UT Women’s Lacrosse vs. Concordia (Minn.)
Begins 12pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans take the field to challenge the visitors from Concordia. UT Women’s Lacrosse vs. Concordia (Minn.).

UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Adams State
Begins 8pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans take up the sticks to battle visiting Adams State. UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Adams State.

Sunday, March 12

Paddyfest Kids Day
Begins at Noon
Ferg’s Live
Grab the kids and head downtown for games, prizes, inflatables, and live music at this free family-friendly event. Paddyfest Kids Day.

Professional Handbell Performance
Begins 4pm
Saint Andrews Episcopal Church
Using 6 octaves of Schumerich handbells, the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir will present a wide ranging repertoire featuring many audience favorites, as well as several original compositions. Professional Handbell Performance.

Get the Led Out
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
From the bombastic and epic to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out captures the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brings it to the concert stage. Get the Led Out.

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

2017 Downtown Development Forum
March 24
Tampa Convention Center
A half-day event that explores innovative ideas in urban development and serves as a catalyst for discussion and problem solving for major urban issues. Participants hear from public and private leaders, and industry specialists who offer insight into local, regional and national trends in their field of expertise. Development Forum.

Activities on the Water

Yacht StarshipCaptain Larry’s Water TaxieBoats Tampa
Olde World Sailing LineUrban Kai PaddleboardingAmerican Victory Ship
FL Aquarium’s Wild Dolphin CruiseTampa Bay Fun Boat
Riverwalk Boating CompanyPirate Water TaxiKraken Cycle Boats

Arts & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – March 16
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – March 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Arizona Coyotes – March 21
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment – March 24 to 26
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks – March 27
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings – March 30
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – April 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars – April 2
Arijit Singh Live in Concert – April 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – April 9
The Chainsmokers – April 14
Tampa Bay Storm vs Philadelphia Soul – April 15
Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators – April 22
Neil Diamond – April 23
Red Hot Chili Peppers – April 27
98ROCKFEST – April 28
Eric Church – May 4
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December
Linda Connor: Gravity – Through March 31
The Physicians Photography Show – Begins March 24
The Boomer List, Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – April 28 to June 16
Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – May 13 to June 16
International Photography Competition 2017 – June 23 to August 18

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Movies @ The Library: Central Intelligence – March 17
Baseball in Tampa: A Storied History – March 18
Burgert Brothers Walking Tour of Tampa – March 25

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Math + Arts + Bots Studio – March 13 to 17
Spring Break Workshops – March 13 to 17
Georgia Peach Smoothie – March 18
#GCMParents Series – March 23
Sunshine Sunday – March 26
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Menus: The Epicurean Experience – March 17 to December 23

Patel Conservatory
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

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
An Intimate Evening with Jon and Sister Mae – March 23 to 26
Impromptu Players – Doublewide, Texas – April 7 and 8
Avenue Q – May 4 to 21
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara – Through April 9
Opera Tampa Singers at Donatello’s Italian Restaurant – March 17
Open Rehearsal – Tosca – March 21 and 23
Happy Hour Concert – Scheherazade: A Fantasy in Music – March 23
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live! – March 23 to 26
Momix Opus Cactus – March 23
A Night at the Opera – The Florida Orchestra – March 24
It gets better – March 24
Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young – March 25
Opera Tampa Gala 2017 – March 25
DRUMLine Live – March 26
Shevonne – March 26
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21

Tampa Bay History Center
History Center Book Group: Jonathan Dickinson’s Journal – March 16
Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark – March 18 to May 21
Girl Scout Workshop: Life in Ybor City – March 25
Tampa Bay’s Waterfront – Its History and Development – April 5

Tampa Museum of Art
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
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10
Pride & Passion – April 29

Tampa Theatre
Get the Led Out – March 19
Brazil – March 24
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – March 26
Space Jam – April 2
Look to the Sky – April 8
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – April 9
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – April 16
Pete’s Dragon – April 23
The Princess Bride – April 30
Beerfest 2017: Barley’s Angels – June 24

University of Tampa
Opening Reception and Awards: Juried Student Art Exhibition – March 17
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Concordia (Minn.) – March 18
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Adams State – March 18
PNC Bank Concert Artist Series – Carol Williams, organist – March 19
Baseball vs. Valdosta State – March 21
Graduate Information Session – March 22
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Colorado Mesa – March 22
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Colorado Mesa – March 24
Baseball vs. Embry Riddle – March 24
Softball vs. Barry – March 24
Tampa vs Barry – March 25
Softball vs. Barry – March 25
Baseball vs. Embry Riddle – March 25
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Rollins – March 25
Behive: The 60’s Musical – March 23 to 26

Outside is In - Public Space

First Wednesdays, 11am to 2pm at Lykes Gaslight Square Park.
Rock the Park
First Thursdays, 6:30pm to 9pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
– Free Weekly Community Fitness Classes at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park –
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Zumba in the Park  – Tuesdays, 6pm to 7pm
Bamboozle Fit Club Boot Camp – Wednesdays, 6pm to 7pm
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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