Downtown After Hours

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28

Pick up the Pieces: Mosaic Art by Maria Ortiz-Haynes
All Weekend
John F. Germany Public Library
Local Ybor City mosaic artist Maria Ortiz-Haynes brings a vibrancy and complexity to her unique mosaic artwork. She uses hand-cut pieces of glass of different sizes and bright, bold colors that blend to create an overall fluid, painted effect. Ortiz-Haynes was inspired after a trip to Cuba in 2013 and became a self taught mosaicist. Pick up the Pieces: Mosaic Art by Maria Ortiz-Haynes

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This Off-Broadway hit is a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on The New York Times No. 1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they recognize themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this hysterical show is definitely for adults but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

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

Woman At War (2019)
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) is a 50-year-old woman with a quiet, routine life. But unbeknownst to anyone, she spends her days off as a passionate environmental activist known by the alias “The Woman of the Mountain.” As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, her one-woman war succeeds in pausing negotiations between the Icelandic government and a cold and irresponsible aluminum corporation. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Woman At War (2019)

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

Friday, March 29

2019 Waves of Change Luncheon
Begins 11:30am
Tampa Marriot Waterside & Marina
Personal finance guru, best-selling author, and award-winning TV host Suze Orman will receive the 2019 Helen Gordon Davis Women’s Leadership Award at this luncheon celebrating local leaders. Paddy Moses and Amanda Stevens will also receive awards. Kelly McBride, Vice President of the Poynter Institute and one of the leading voices on media ethics, will reprise her role in leading an onstage community conversation with Orman. Laura Moody, Fox 13’s News Morning Anchor of Good Day Tampa Bay will emcee the luncheon. 2019 Waves of Change Luncheon

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

Seeking Stillness
Begins 6pm
The Portico
This retreat is for anyone wanting to experience silence in a busy world: from life-long practitioners to those just beginning to explore meditation. The event features a talk and instruction from Carl McColman, contemplative writer, speaker, retreat leader and host of podcast Encountering Silence. Seeking Stillness

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This Off-Broadway hit is a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on The New York Times No. 1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they recognize themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this hysterical show is definitely for adults but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Transit (2019)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
In Paris, Georg (Franz Rogowski) is asked to take two pieces of correspondence to a writer named Weidel. When Georg gets to the hotel, he finds a bathroom covered in the blood of the man he was supposed to meet, who has committed suicide. In a panic he flees to Marseille, hoping to use that port city to transit further to Mexico, claiming the name of the dead Weidel and relying on a visa from the Mexican embassy. But a chance meeting with Weidel’s wife, and the death of his traveling companion, set him on a new path entirely. Transit (2019)

Tap Dogs
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Part theater, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site, this show is crammed with high-energy dance, theatrical performance, and music performed by the cast and live musicians in this unstoppable spectacular. Whether in water, upside-down, or jumping through scaffolding, the Tap Dogs have been performing to the beat of their own drum for more than 20 years. Tap Dogs

The Florida Orchestra – Brahms’ Piano Concerto
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Michael Francis leads one of the world’s most sought-after pianists, Benjamin Grosvenor, on Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, along with a deeply moving performance of Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night, played mostly in the dark. The Florida Orchestra – Brahms’ Piano Concerto

The Mousetrap
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
The best-selling murder-mystery writer of all time, Agatha Christie’s play has been mesmerizing audiences for 66 years in London. It is the longest running show of any kind, anywhere. A clever, suspenseful 1950’s whodunit, in which everyone becomes a suspect and hidden identities and motives are revealed. Monkswell Manor welcomes five strangers in the midst of a snowstorm and on the heels of a murder in town. The second victim is found in the Manor and everyone becomes a suspect. The riveting plot will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the performance. The Mousetrap

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Begins 8pm
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
This free, outdoor screening will feature Disney’s classic story of a teenage mermaid princess and her quest to find her true place in the world; and whether her human love, Eric, fits into that world at all. 30 years after the release, the characters and music from the film still fill our hearts with wonder and joy. Picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs are encouraged! The Little Mermaid (1989)

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

Saturday, March 30

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

Fortune Taylor History Walking Tour
10:30am to Noon
John F. Germany Public Library
Fortunate Taylor was an African-American woman who owned over 30 acres of land in Tampa. Gloria Jean Royster is a researcher, author, and has dedicated much of her time to uncovering the details of Fortune Taylor’s life, and how it impacted and still impacts so many individuals. Participants will go on a journey through town, exploring the significance of Fortune Taylor’s past with present-day Tampa. Fortune Taylor History Walking Tour

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

Tap Dogs
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Part theater, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site, this show is crammed with high-energy dance, theatrical performance, and music performed by the cast and live musicians in this unstoppable spectacular. Whether in water, upside-down, or jumping through scaffolding, the Tap Dogs have been performing to the beat of their own drum for more than 20 years. Tap Dogs

Transit (2019)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
In Paris, Georg (Franz Rogowski) is asked to take two pieces of correspondence to a writer named Weidel. When Georg gets to the hotel, he finds a bathroom covered in the blood of the man he was supposed to meet, who has committed suicide. In a panic he flees to Marseille, hoping to use that port city to transit further to Mexico, claiming the name of the dead Weidel and relying on a visa from the Mexican embassy. But a chance meeting with Weidel’s wife, and the death of his traveling companion, set him on a new path entirely. Transit (2019)

The Mousetrap
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
The best-selling murder-mystery writer of all time, Agatha Christie’s play has been mesmerizing audiences for 66 years in London. It is the longest running show of any kind, anywhere. A clever, suspenseful 1950’s whodunit, in which everyone becomes a suspect and hidden identities and motives are revealed. Monkswell Manor welcomes five strangers in the midst of a snowstorm and on the heels of a murder in town. The second victim is found in the Manor and everyone becomes a suspect. The riveting plot will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the performance. The Mousetrap

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Shows at 4pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This Off-Broadway hit is a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on The New York Times No. 1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they recognize themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this hysterical show is definitely for adults but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

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

Live & Local – Carlos Peña
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Settle in by the river for some live music performed by a local up and comer. Carlos Peña will perform on the Riverwalk next to the fountains. Live & Local – Carlos Peña

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting Washington Capitals in a downtown showdown. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals

On The Edge
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring the award-winning dancers of the Patel Conservatory Popular Dance Program alongside artists from Next Generation Ballet (NGB), this show offers something from the contemporary dance world for everyone, showcasing a variety of works fusing high-energy precision with the fluidity of contemporary dance, the percussion of tap and more. On The Edge

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

Sunday, March 31

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

Antiquities Circle Lecture – Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome
Begins 1:30pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Strategically set in the middle of the Mediterranean, Sicily was the ultimate crossroads of civilizations. Frontier of free thinking and speech, vital and experimental artistic scene for the Greeks, granary of the Empire and invaluable arena for Roman visual propaganda, Sicily and its archaeological heritage are the perfect synthesis of the Classical cultures. In this lecture, Sicilian masterpieces of Greek and Roman art, which for centuries charmed travelers, historians, poets and philosophers, will be presented to narrate twelve centuries of cultural achievements of Greeks and Romans in the island. Antiquities Circle Lecture – Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome

Tap Dogs
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Part theater, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site, this show is crammed with high-energy dance, theatrical performance, and music performed by the cast and live musicians in this unstoppable spectacular. Whether in water, upside-down, or jumping through scaffolding, the Tap Dogs have been performing to the beat of their own drum for more than 20 years. Tap Dogs

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This Off-Broadway hit is a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on The New York Times No. 1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they recognize themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this hysterical show is definitely for adults but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Tea for Tots – Skippyjon Jones
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Enjoy some afternoon tea and a read along! The featured book is Skippyjon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner. Tea and light fare included with price of entry, and books can be purchased separately. Tea for Tots – Skippyjon Jones

Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater
2pm to 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

The Mousetrap
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
The best-selling murder-mystery writer of all time, Agatha Christie’s play has been mesmerizing audiences for 66 years in London. It is the longest running show of any kind, anywhere. A clever, suspenseful 1950’s whodunit, in which everyone becomes a suspect and hidden identities and motives are revealed. Monkswell Manor welcomes five strangers in the midst of a snowstorm and on the heels of a murder in town. The second victim is found in the Manor and everyone becomes a suspect. The riveting plot will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the performance. The Mousetrap

A League of Their Own (1992)
3pm to 5:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Based on the true story of a mid-WW2 all-women’s baseball league (and directed with a deft and sensitive hand by the late, great Penny Marshall), this film’s charm and star power is undeniable. Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Rose O’Donnell and Tom Hanks will make you laugh and cry, no matter what year it is or whether you’ve ever swung a bat in your life. A League of Their Own (1992)

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

Transit (2019)
6:15pm to 8pm
Tampa Theatre
In Paris, Georg (Franz Rogowski) is asked to take two pieces of correspondence to a writer named Weidel. When Georg gets to the hotel, he finds a bathroom covered in the blood of the man he was supposed to meet, who has committed suicide. In a panic he flees to Marseille, hoping to use that port city to transit further to Mexico, claiming the name of the dead Weidel and relying on a visa from the Mexican embassy. But a chance meeting with Weidel’s wife, and the death of his traveling companion, set him on a new path entirely. Transit (2019)

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

NCAA Women’s Final Four Special
Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7

Amalie Arena
Downtown Tampa is excited be the home of the NCAA Women’s Final Four for the third time in the history of the championship. Semifinal action will take place on Friday, followed by the national championship game on Sunday. NCAA Women’s Final Four Special

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

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
Mercy Me – May 5
Millennium Tour – May 11
Ariana Grande – May 28
Luis Miguel – June 25
Hugh Jackman – July 5
Jeff Lynne’s ELO – July 7
Shawn Mendes – July 27
Queen + Adam Lambert – August 18
Hope 2019 – September 7
The Who – September 22
The Chainsmokers – October 25
Elton John – November 4

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
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
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
DIY Crafting: Bookbinding – March 27
Fortune Taylor History Walking Tour – March 30
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – April 2
Recording Studio Open House – April 4
Learning Circle – Fundamentals of Public Speaking – April 4 to 18
Staying Safe Using Social Media – April 6
Finding Female Ancestors – April 8
Sewing at the Library – April 10
Movies @ the Library: Venom – April 12
Riverwalking Book Discussion – April 13
Messy Mondays – April 15
Book Discussion: The Maximum Security Book Club – April 17
Movies @ the Library: Operation Finale – April 19
All Day – Holiday Closing – April 21
Wake Up, Brother Bear – April 24
STEAM Club – April 25

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
Aspirin & Elephants – Benefit Staged Reading by the Impromptu Players – April 12 and 13
Daniel Giron – April 20
Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria – May 30 to June 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] – Through April 7
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
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
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

Woman at War – March 25 to 28
A League of Their Own – March 31
Nemtsov: An Evening with Vladimir Kara-Murza – April 3
Michio Kaku – April 4
WOW in the World – April 6
In the Mood – April 6 and 7
My Neighbor Totoro – April 7
Preview Screening: Les Misérables – April 8
An Evening with Rick Bragg – April 9
Debate Night: Tampa Mayor – April 11
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – April 13
The LEGO Movie – April 14
Dolphin Tale – April 21
Jenna Hager – April 23
Sing-Along Frozen – April 27 and 28
Jenna Hager – May 2
Carl Hiaasen – May 14
Joe Jackson: Four Decades Tour – May 25
Laura Ingraham & Raymond Arroyo – June 1
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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