Downtown After Hours

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22

The Bodyguard
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge but they don’t expect to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, this musical features a host of irresistible classics and stars R&B superstar Deborah Cox. The Bodyguard

Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Take adventure to new heights as your friends from around the Disney Kingdom come together on the ice in Downtown Tampa. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy set the stage for this star-studded talent extravaganza! Reach For The Stars

The Party (2017)
7:30pm to 8:45pm
Tampa Theatre
In Sally Potter’s new comedy, Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April arrives and others follow, some with their own news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that unravel the sophisticated soirée, and a night that began with champagne may end in violence. The Party (2017)

HIR
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from Afghanistan under unusual circumstances to help take care of his ailing father. Isaac’s mother and newly-out transgender sibling Max are on a crusade to dismantle the household’s crumbling patriarchy. This show leaves normative and progressive ideas about gender, family, and the middle class in hilarious and ultimately tragic disarray. HIR

Friday, March 23

22nd Annual Development Forum
7:30am to Noon
Tampa Convention Center
This event serves as a catalyst for discussion and problem solving for major urban issues. Attendees will hear from local and national keynote speakers who provide insights on the state of downtown and provide recommendations for the future. Additionally, representatives from some of the most significant and innovative Downtown industries give “barometer” reports of activities in their respective business sectors and provide a picture of how each sector is performing and what to expect in the near future. 22nd Annual Development Forum

Do the Local Motion: Downtown Archaeology Tour
Noon to 1pm
Poe Plaza
Lace up your shoes and get ready to walk! This event is 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

UT Women’s Tennis vs. Broward College
Begins 3pm
University of Tampa – Martinez Athletics Center
The Spartans hit the hardcourt to defend their turf against the visiting Broward College Seahwaks. This event is free and open to the public, so grab a seat and catch some college tennis action! UT Women’s Tennis vs. Broward College

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor will light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun. This evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants, and more takes place on the fourth Friday of every month! Fourth Friday

Art Meets Jazz
Begins 6pm
Barrymore Hotel
This event features live jazz music from Johnny Magnussun, art exhibition by local Tampa artists, a full buffet, and full bar. Johnny Magnussun is a saxophone musician from Orlando who has opened for high profile acts like Kenny G. Art Meets Jazz Night

Tampa Pride Aquarium Kickoff Party
Begins 6pm
The Florida Aquarium
Kick off Tampa Pride at the Aquarium on the outdoor waterside plaza. Enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and a penguin encounter. Plus, get access to all Aquarium exhibits from during the event. Appetizers will be available for purchase. Tampa Pride Aquarium Kickoff Party

Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Take adventure to new heights as your friends from around the Disney Kingdom come together on the ice in Downtown Tampa. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy set the stage for this star-studded talent extravaganza! Reach For The Stars

UT Women’s Lacrosse vs Alabama-Huntsville
Begins 7:30pm
University of Tampa – Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex
The Spartans grab the sticks and hit the field to defend their turf against the visiting Alabama-Huntsville Chargers. Get a ticket and settle in for a lacrosse showdown! UT Women’s Lacrosse vs Alabama-Huntsville

The Party (2017)
Shows at 7:30pm and 9:45pm
Tampa Theatre
In Sally Potter’s new comedy, Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April arrives and others follow, some with their own news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that unravel the sophisticated soirée, and a night that began with champagne may end in violence. The Party (2017)

Cory Van Valin – Redefining Magic
Shows at 8pm and 10pm
Stageworks Theatre
This event will feature a display of some incredible magic effects. Audiences will be laughing hysterically one moment and blown away the next. Fans of magic will not want to miss this! Cory Van Valin – Redefining Magic

HIR
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from Afghanistan under unusual circumstances to help take care of his ailing father. Isaac’s mother and newly-out transgender sibling Max are on a crusade to dismantle the household’s crumbling patriarchy. This show leaves normative and progressive ideas about gender, family, and the middle class in hilarious and ultimately tragic disarray. HIR

The Bodyguard
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge but they don’t expect to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, this musical features a host of irresistible classics and stars R&B superstar Deborah Cox. The Bodyguard

The Florida Orchestra – A Little Night Music
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Grab a seat and enjoy an evening of beautiful music from The Florida Orchestra. Lynn Harrell will showcase her talents with the violoncello as well as conduct. The Florida Orchestra – A Little Night Music

Saturday, March 24

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Begins 8am
The Florida Aquarium
Easter is right around the corner and the Easter Bunny will be hopping into the Aquarium to share a wonderful buffet breakfast! Education staff will be on-hand with some of their favorite animals. There will also be face painting and crafts for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars
Shows at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm
Amalie Arena
Take adventure to new heights as your friends from around the Disney Kingdom come together on the ice in Downtown Tampa. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy set the stage for this star-studded talent extravaganza! Reach For The Stars

Bark in the Park
Begins 11am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This pet-friendly festival, hosted by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, is one of the best pet fests in the area. The event offers something for everyone, including food and beer trucks, activities for kids, adoptable dogs, and much more! Bark in the Park

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 Beer & Brunch Festival
11am to 4pm
Cotanchobee Fort 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

Lumina Youth Choir
Shows at Noon and 2pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Enjoy a musical treat with performances from a talented youth choir. Grab a seat for a wonderful afternoon provided by this skilled group of singers. Lumina Youth Choir

The Bodyguard
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge but they don’t expect to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, this musical features a host of irresistible classics and stars R&B superstar Deborah Cox. The Bodyguard

The Party (2017)
Shows at 3pm, 5:15pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
In Sally Potter’s new comedy, Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April arrives and others follow, some with their own news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that unravel the sophisticated soirée, and a night that began with champagne may end in violence. The Party (2017)

Eden Shireen – Live & Local
6:45pm to 8:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Eden Shireen has written her own narrative in the music industry by expressing her own melodic storytelling with an eclectic blend of pop, indie and folk. Proclaimed by local press as an up and coming young artist to watch, Shireen’s popularity is on the rise. Eden Shireen – Live & Local

HIR
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from Afghanistan under unusual circumstances to help take care of his ailing father. Isaac’s mother and newly-out transgender sibling Max are on a crusade to dismantle the household’s crumbling patriarchy. This show leaves normative and progressive ideas about gender, family, and the middle class in hilarious and ultimately tragic disarray. HIR

Sunday, March 25

Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars
Shows at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm
Amalie Arena
Take adventure to new heights as your friends from around the Disney Kingdom come together on the ice in Downtown Tampa. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy set the stage for this star-studded talent extravaganza! Reach For The Stars

The Bodyguard
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge but they don’t expect to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, this musical features a host of irresistible classics and stars R&B superstar Deborah Cox. The Bodyguard

HIR
Begins 4pm
Jobsite Theater
Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from Afghanistan under unusual circumstances to help take care of his ailing father. Isaac’s mother and newly-out transgender sibling Max are on a crusade to dismantle the household’s crumbling patriarchy. This show leaves normative and progressive ideas about gender, family, and the middle class in hilarious and ultimately tragic disarray. HIR

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

Brothers In Arms
Begins 6:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Charlie Sheen narrates as cast and crew share their personal experiences making the Academy Award winning film, Platoon. This non-union, low budget, independent film was cast almost exclusively with young, unknown actors making their first film. Together they share their first hand accounts of the grueling boot camp, Oliver Stone’s “unique” directing style, and the brutal filming conditions that together forged their eternal brotherhood. Brothers In Arms

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Friday Concerts in the Park
Friday, April 6
Water Works Park
The return of spring means the return of Tampa’s longest running concert series. Celebrating 31 years of high-quality entertainment, the eight-week series highlights music of different genres to satisfy all tastes in a fun, family-friendly way. Local food trucks and vendors will also be available onsite. Friday Concerts in the Park

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
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
Photography 101 – Through 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
Positive Parenting Program: A Five Part Series! – Through 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 – Through 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 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 29
Sewing at the Hive: Vintage Slip or Petticoat – March 24
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
In the Time of the Butterflies – April 12 to 28
Blithe Spirit – June 1 to 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Bodyguard – Through March 25
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
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
Member Mixer – March 28
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live – April 5
An American Tail – April 8
Cool Runnings – April 15
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – April 21
Flipper – April 22
The Dark Crystal – April 29
Sing-Along The Little Mermaid – May 6

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 –
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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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