Downtown After Hours

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2

Gasparilla International Film Festival
Begins 5pm
Tampa Theatre
A cultural arts institution that inspires, educates, and entertains Tampa Bay’s diverse population through an annual celebration of film, year-round events, and community outreach. Tampa Theatre will host the Opening Night Reception, screening of Burn Your Maps, and Opening Night After Party. Gasparilla International Film Festival.

Rock the Park
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Listen to great local talent, including Fount, All Day Tuck, and FR33DBACK. With stadium styled seating within the park, food and drinks on the premises, and an exciting vibe, this event is guaranteed not to disappoint! Rock the Park.

Burn Your Maps
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
The opening film of the Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival. A cross-cultural comedic drama about an eight-year old American boy who declares to his parents that he is actually a Mongolian goat herder, born in the wrong place. When he meets a similarly displaced Indian filmmaker, they journey east, seeking what they believe to be their true place in the world. Director John Roberts will be in attendance. Burn Your Maps.

Masterworks Choral Concert
Begins 7:30pm
University of Tampa – Sykes Chapel
Enjoy the melodic styling of some of the finest voices the University of Tampa has to offer. This masterful music event is free and open to the public. Masterworks Choral Concert.

Friday, March 3

Do the Local Motion
Noon to 1pm
Poe Plaza
Join us this week for our “Amble to the Arena” walking tour featuring Amalie Arena. Tours remain free; however, a suggested donation of $5.00 is appreciated to help feed a hungry child in our community. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit programs of Where Love Grows. Do the Local Motion.

UT Track Invite
Begins 6pm
The University of Tampa
This annual invite will include a number of colleges and universities from across the state of Florida. The event will feature predominantly distance events, with a small number of sprints and hurdles, along with relay races. UT Track Invite.

Forbidden Broadway
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Famous for its sharp spoofs of all things Broadway, including show tunes, characters, and plots of beloved musicals, this skewering of everything from Hamilton to The Lion King has audiences rolling in the aisles. Forbidden Broadway.
Save $10 on select performances using promo code: SAVE10

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This evening explodes with the sounds of India, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people for generations. This high-energy celebration extols new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture and its deep traditions. Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue.

Amos Lee
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Amos Lee has performed all over the country, including appearances on some of late night’s most popular shows. Lee’s sixth album has bolstered his strong following, and he will bring his strong live performance to Downtown Tampa. Amos Lee.

The Dali Experience – The Florida Orchestra
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A surreal concert for the senses, devoted to music that inspired Salvador Dali. Cañizares will perform Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. The night also features musical performances paired with visual arts. The Dali Experience – The Florida Orchestra.

 

Saturday, March 4

47th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
9am to 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This festival attracts visitors from all over the world to its delightful, culture-rich experience. You can delight in artistic inspiration in a versatile range of mediums, from watercolor to wood, painting to printmaking, all outdoors in Tampa’s showcase waterfront park. 47th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.

History Bike Tampa Tour
Begins 9:30am
Kahwa Espresso Bar at Element
The tour is back for another ride through Tampa. Join the fun and learn about the important role that women played in our city’s history. History Bike Tampa Tour.

UT Women’s Lacrosse vs. Montevallo
Begins at Noon
University of Tampa
The Spartans take the field to battle the visiting competitors from Montevallo. UT Womens Lacrosse vs. Montevallo.

The Salesman
Shows at 1:30pm, 4:30pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
After their home gets ruined, a young couple living in Tehran are forced to move to a new place. However, an incident linked to the previous resident of their new home changes the couple’s life in a major way. The Salesman.

Streetcar Live
Begins 5pm
Downtown Tampa
An exciting concert series on board the Streetcar! This month hear from The Getbye and Gypsy Folk Rock. Streetcar Live.

UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Chestnut Hill
Begins 7pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans take up their sticks to challenge the visiting competitors from Chestnut Hill. UT Men’s Lacrosse vs. Chestnut Hill.

Forbidden Broadway
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Famous for its sharp spoofs of all things Broadway, including show tunes, characters, and plots of beloved musicals, this skewering of everything from Hamilton to The Lion King has audiences rolling in the aisles. Forbidden Broadway.
Save $10 on select performances using promo code: SAVE10

The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Fans of The Princess Bride join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the iconic film. After a screening of the movie, Elwes engages in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics! The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes.

Sunday, March 5

47th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
10am to 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This festival attracts visitors from all over the world to its delightful, culture-rich experience. You can delight in artistic inspiration in a versatile range of mediums, from watercolor to wood, painting to printmaking, all outdoors in Tampa’s showcase waterfront park. 47th Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.

UT Tennis vs Bentley
Begins 10am
University of Tampa
The Spartans take on visiting Bentley in a battle on the hardcourts. UT Tennis vs Bentley.

Forbidden Broadway
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Famous for its sharp spoofs of all things Broadway, including show tunes, characters, and plots of beloved musicals, this skewering of everything from Hamilton to The Lion King has audiences rolling in the aisles. Forbidden Broadway.
Save $10 on select performances using promo code: SAVE10

The Salesman
Shows at 3pm and 6pm
Tampa Theatre
After their home gets ruined, a young couple living in Tehran are forced to move to a new place. However, an incident linked to the previous resident of their new home changes the couple’s life in a major way. The Salesman.

Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels
Begins 3pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This inspiring live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography, and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards. Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels.

Yoga in the Park
5pm to 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Wind down the weekend with a free yoga session on the waterfront. Don’t forget your yoga mat and water bottle! Yoga in the Park.

An Evening with Carl Hiassen
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Native son of Florida, award-winning satirical author, and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen keeps the oddball, environmental, and often borderline (or outright) criminal goings-on of the Sunshine State at the forefront of his entertaining and unflinching commentary. An Evening with Carl Hiassen.

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Mayor’s River O’Green Fest
March 18
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

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 New York Rangers – March 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild – March 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – March 11
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience – March 12
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
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – March 7
Movies @ The Library: The Light Between the Oceans – March 10
Laying out the Clues in Funeral Home Records – March 11
Brown Bag: Women’s History Month – March 15
Book Club: The Day the World Came to Town by – March 15
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
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday – March 2
Member Morning – March 5
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – March 7
Home School Days: Talent Show – March 8
Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest – March 12
Math + Arts + Bots Studio – March 13 to 17
Spring Break Workshops – March 13 to 17
Pi Day – March 14
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

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
Forbidden Broadway – Through March 12
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue – March 3
The Dali Experience – The Florida Orchestra – March 3
The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes – March 4
An Evening with Carl Hiaasen – March 5
Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels – March 5
Something Rotten! – March 7 to 12
Tiempo Libre – March 10
Mike Tozier – Live & Local – March 11
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21

Tampa Bay History Center
Celebrating Our Heritage: Thirty Years of Hispanic Themed Art – Through March 5
Advanced Placement Trivia Competition – February 25
Unlocking Your Family History – An Introduction to Genealogy – March 1 and 8
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – March 11
Colonial Florida Digital History: Beyond Primary Resources – March 15
Girl Scout Workshop: Life in Ybor City – March 15
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
Burn Your Maps – March 2
Amos Lee – March 3
Kedi – March 10
Slap Shot – March 10
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
Masterworks Choral Concert – March 2
UT Track Invite – March 3
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Montevallo – March 4
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Chestnut Hill – March 4
Spring Break – March 5
Tampa vs Bentley – March 5
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Tusculum – March 6
Softball vs. Southwest Minnesota State – March 6
Tampa vs Christian Brothers – March 7
Tampa vs Stonehill – March 8
Softball vs. Chestnut Hill – March 8
Men’s Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame de Namur – March 8
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Saint Anslem – March 9
Baseball vs. Saint Leo – March 10
Softball vs. Nova Southeastern – March 10

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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