Downtown After Hours

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thursday, March 29

Urban Restaurant Tour
Begins 6pm
Downtown Tampa
Check your tires and get ready to ride! This is Tampa’s monthly social ride to experience the city’s best food and drink at local restaurants across Downtown, Tampa Heights, Seminole Heights, Hyde Park, Ybor City, Davis Islands, and surrounding areas. Urban Restaurant Tour

Jill Santopolo: The Light We Lost
Begins 6:30pm
Oxford Exchange
Selected for Reese Witherspoon’s February Book Club Pick, The Light We Lost is a devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love with a shocking, unforgettable ending. Author Jill Santopolo is an adjunct professor in The New School’s MFA program and she travels the world to speak about writing and storytelling. The Light We Lost

Isle of Dogs (2018)
7pm to 8:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Twenty years into the future, Japan is beset by the most adorable plague on record – there’s just too many dogs. But an outbreak of dog flu gives the anti-dog mayor an opening, and all dogs are ordered quarantined to a freestanding landfill off the coast where they’re left to fend for themselves. But one young man refuses to let go of his lost, beloved pet and makes a pilgrimage to the new Isle of Dogs. Can he fight the power of an entire government to reunite with his friend? Isle of Dogs (2018)

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful- The Carole King Musical

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 30

Easter Weekend at the Aquarium
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Kick off your Easter weekend with an exciting event mixing the holiday with the underwater allure of the Aquarium. Enjoy fun crafts, activities, and an underwater Easter egg scavenger hunt! There will also be a diving Easter Bunny and plenty of photo ops with the Easter Bunny in the Panoramic Coral Reef Room. Easter Weekend at the Aquarium

Son of Real Florida: Stories From My Life with Jeff Klinkenberg
Begins at Noon
Tampa Bay History Center
Enjoy a lunchtime talk with renowned author and journalist Jeff Klinkenberg. Klinkenberg will discuss his recently-published memoir Son of Real Florida: Stories From My Life. Born in 1949, Klinkenberg grew up in Miami and began exploring the Florida Keys and the Everglades as a small boy. He started working at The Miami News when he was 16 and became a journalism graduate of the University of Florida. He’s in the UF Journalism College’s Hall of Fame and he spent four decades with the Tampa Bay Times before retiring in 2014. Son of Real Florida

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

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Shows at 5:45pm and 8:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Twenty years into the future, Japan is beset by the most adorable plague on record – there’s just too many dogs. But an outbreak of dog flu gives the anti-dog mayor an opening, and all dogs are ordered quarantined to a freestanding landfill off the coast where they’re left to fend for themselves. But one young man refuses to let go of his lost, beloved pet and makes a pilgrimage to the new Isle of Dogs. Can he fight the power of an entire government to reunite with his friend? Isle of Dogs (2018)

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful- The Carole King Musical

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

Saturday, March 31

Egg Hunt
Begins 8am
Glazer Children’s Museum
Get ready for Easter with this fun egg hunt extravaganza! Meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, search for thousands of eggs, play games, and more at this annual Egg Hunt. All activities, snacks and treats, and a full day of Museum play are included with admission. Egg Hunt

Civil War Roundtable
Begins 9am
Tampa Bay History Center
This informative and informal gathering will examine both historical and contemporary topics related to the “War Between the States,” with guest speaker Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum and Kennesaw Museum Foundation. Learn about a group of undercover Union raiders who traveled past Confederate lines in 1862 to steal a locomotive named “The General.” This half-day symposium is non-political and non-partisan, as well as free and open to the public. Civil War Roundtable

Easter Weekend at the Aquarium
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Kick off your Easter weekend with an exciting event mixing the holiday with the underwater allure of the Aquarium. Enjoy fun crafts, activities, and an underwater Easter egg scavenger hunt! There will also be a diving Easter Bunny and plenty of photo ops with the Easter Bunny in the Panoramic Coral Reef Room. Easter Weekend at the Aquarium

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

UT Women’s Lacrosse vs Colorado State-Pueblo
Begins 1pm
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 Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves. Get a ticket and settle in for a lacrosse showdown! UT Women’s Lacrosse vs Colorado State-Pueblo

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful- The Carole King Musical

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Twenty years into the future, Japan is beset by the most adorable plague on record – there’s just too many dogs. But an outbreak of dog flu gives the anti-dog mayor an opening, and all dogs are ordered quarantined to a freestanding landfill off the coast where they’re left to fend for themselves. But one young man refuses to let go of his lost, beloved pet and makes a pilgrimage to the new Isle of Dogs. Can he fight the power of an entire government to reunite with his friend? Isle of Dogs (2018)

Francesca Ani- Live & Local
6:45pm to 8:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by a spectrum of artists in pop, R&B, and Christian Rock music, Francesca writes and performs original songs and has already shared the stage with professionals and even appeared on network television. Francesca Ani- Live & Local

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, this show offers something from the contemporary dance world for everyone. Directed by former Radio City Rockette Dance Captain Kelly King, the performance showcases a variety of works fusing high-energy precision with the fluidity of contemporary dance, the percussion of tap and more. On The Edge

Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Downtown Tampa will be rocking when this pop music tag team takes the stage. Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato today will perform, with multi-platinum hip-hop icon DJ Khaled. Hear all your favorites from each of these highly-acclaimed artists and enjoy a spectacular show. Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled

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, April 1

Easter Weekend at the Aquarium
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Kick off your Easter weekend with an exciting event mixing the holiday with the underwater allure of the Aquarium. Enjoy fun crafts, activities, and an underwater Easter egg scavenger hunt! There will also be a diving Easter Bunny and plenty of photo ops with the Easter Bunny in the Panoramic Coral Reef Room. Easter Weekend at the Aquarium

Easter Brunch
Begins 11am
Maestro’s at the Straz Center
An Easter extravaganza beyond compare! Enjoy an assortment of delectable breakfast offerings including chef-attended omelette and carving stations, a bountiful salad bar, hot buffet and beautiful dessert display. Mimosas and champagne are included in the price as well, so toast away! Easter Brunch

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful- The Carole King Musical

Isle of Dogs (2018)
Shows at 3:15pm and 6pm
Tampa Theatre
Twenty years into the future, Japan is beset by the most adorable plague on record – there’s just too many dogs. But an outbreak of dog flu gives the anti-dog mayor an opening, and all dogs are ordered quarantined to a freestanding landfill off the coast where they’re left to fend for themselves. But one young man refuses to let go of his lost, beloved pet and makes a pilgrimage to the new Isle of Dogs. Can he fight the power of an entire government to reunite with his friend? Isle of Dogs (2018)

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 6pm
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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators
Begins 6pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning host the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators in a Sunday matinee. Only a few home games left in the regular season, so don your best blue, cheer on your team, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators 

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
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
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
Egg Hunt – March 31
April Showers + Flowers – April 1 to April 30
Positive Parenting Program: A Five-Part Series – April 2
Free Tuesday with Children’s Board of Hillsborough County – April 3
Member Morning – April 8
Developmental Checkups – April 10
Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga – April 14
Week of the Young Child – April 16 to April 20
New! Exercise with iStroll – April 18
Science-tastic Day: Be a Citizen Scientist – April 21
Earth Day: Rain Barrel Workshop – April 22
Grown Up Night (+21) – April 27
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
HIR – 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
DIY Crafting: Biological Bracelet – March 30
Tampa’s Longshoremen: On the Waterfront and in the Community – March 31
Magic Tree House Techsplorers – April 3
Rapunzel – April 4
Mini-Makers – April 4
Outside the Lines – Coloring for Adults – April 6
Rex Manning Day Book and Record Swap – April 7
Story Time – April 11
Movies @ the Library – The Searchers – April 13
Movies @ the Library – Only the Brave – April 20
Floral Findings: A History of the Florida Botanical Gardens – April 21
DIY Crafting: Graduation announcements & invitations – April 22
Personal Finance 101: Learn the Lingo – April 28

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
Open Rehearsal – Verdi’s Macbeth – Through April 5
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – Through April 5
Honors Recital – April 3
Standing at the Water’s Edge – April 3
The Florida Orchestra – Fiesta! – April 5
mad Theatre presents Green Day’s American Idiot – April 5 to 15
The Florida Orchestra – R&B Legends with Michael Lynche – April 6
Opera Gala 2018 – April 7
Sons of Serendip – April 12
Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth – April 13 and 15
Randy Rainbow – April 13
Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches – April 14
Anthony Jeselnik: Funny Games – April 19
Latin Nights – April 19
The Florida Orchestra – Verdi’s Requiem – April 20
Best of Tampa Bay – April 21
Megan Hilty – April 22
Rock School Blowout – April 22
Rhiannon Giddens with Special Guest Dead Horses – April 23
Waitress – April 24 to 29
1984 – April 25 to May 20
The Florida Orchestra – 50! – April 26
The Florida Orchestra – Celebrate Broadway – April 27
Little Black Dress – April 27
Breakin’ Out – April 28
Tampa Bay Symphony “A Tour of the Symphony” – April 29
The Florida Orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 – May 4
Next Generation Ballet’s Cinderella – May 5

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – February to July 2018
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
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
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
The Longest Game – May 24

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 –
Zumba in the Park  – Tuesday, 6pm to 7pm
Bamboozle Fit Club Boot Camp – Wednesday, 6pm to 7pm
Yoga in the Park – Sunday, 6pm to 7pm
– 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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