Downtown After Hours

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 8

Encore Reading with Writers Patricia Smith and Brock Clarke
Begins 6pm
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery – University of Tampa
This reading is an encore appearance from two of the program’s literary stars. Smith’s searing, exhilarating poetry and the absurdist, social satire of Clarke’s fiction give their audience the shared experience to begin wider conversations about racial attitudes, self-delusion, and the underpinnings of the cultural movement Black Lives Matter. Encore Reading

A Wild Life with Bertie Gregory, photographer and filmmaker
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Whether camping with wolves on Vancouver’s western beaches, pursuing peregrine falcons in London, or filming leopards in the streets of Mumbai, Bertie Gregory captures the essence of what it means to coexist peacefully alongside the magnificent creatures of the natural world. A Wild Life with Bertie Gregory

Wait For Your Laugh (2018)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This film documents Rose Marie, who had the longest show business career ever. 94 years old at the time of the film’s production, she was a headlining singer in major theaters by the age of three. But telling a story of this scale makes for more than just a bio-pic. The film presents a cross-section of the last century of popular entertainment, moving from the bedrock of Vaudeville and stage performance through the strata of early radio comedy, the rise of Las Vegas, and the eventual birth of the television sitcom. Wait For Your Laugh (2018)

Forever Plaid
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the visiting New York Rangers. The Bolts always love home ice advantage, so find some tickets, cheer on your team, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers

Friday, March 9

Do the Local Motion: MOVE MORE! Tour
Noon to 1pm
Begins at Poe Plaza
This event is a healthy and social way to enjoy your lunch hour and learn interesting tidbits about Tampa’s Downtown! This walk will feature the Downtown YMCA. Do the Local Motion: MOVE MORE! Tour

Movies @ the Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the Library for a free screening of Silverado. Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. It’s up to the sharp-shooting foursome to save the day, but first they have to break each other out of jail and learn who their real friends are. Movies @ the Library

A Fantastic Woman
Shows at 5:15pm and 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Marina is in a happy and growing relationship with divorcé Orlando, despite his being 30 years her senior. But while celebrating Marina’s birthday, Orlando is suddenly rushed to the hospital where he dies almost immediately. Marina, wanting only to grieve her lost lover in peace, is treated with suspicion by legal authorities who believe she may have been involved in Orlando’s death. But worst of all, as a trans woman, Orlando’s family treats her like an abomination; abusing, assaulting, and mistrusting her. A Fantastic Woman

Tampa Book Arts Studio Open House
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa – Edison Building
This event includes a working letterpress printshop with equipment from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Book Arts Studio Library Collections are centered on the age of letterpress printing, with an emphasis on private and independent presses. Tampa Book Arts Studio Open House

Forever Plaid
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

The United States Army Field Band – Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus – SOLD OUT!
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
From Boston to Baghdad, Tampa to Tokyo, The United States Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages since 1946. As the premier touring musical representatives for the United States Army, this elite 65-member instrumental ensemble travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad. The United States Army Field Band

Saturday, March 10

Fight For Air Climb 2018
Begins 8am
Bank of America Plaza
Fight for Air Climbs are the American Lung Association’s most unique fundraisers. Climbs take place in prominent skyscrapers and involve walking, running, or racing up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a “vertical road race”, teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends. Fight For Air Climb 2018

Lippo the Clown’s Small Family Circus
Begins 11am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Giggle, guffaw and howl with laughter as loveable Lippo the Clown comes to town with his small family circus. They bring the beloved acts of the classic circus to tickle the funny bones of kids of all ages. Lippo the Clown’s Small Family Circus

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

Gasparilla Music Festival
11:30am to 11pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
National and local artists will descend upon one of Downtown Tampa’s finest parks for a 2-day festival supporting music education through the Recycled Tunes program. See a variety of acts across different genres and experience wonderful live music along the river. The Tonight Show’s The Roots and indie rock heroes Father John Misty and Spoon top the bill, and Imagination Movers will headline the children’s portion of the festival. Gasparilla Music Festival

Maven Market Channel District
Begins at Noon
Maven Market Channel District
At this monthly market, over 50 unique artisans, makers, and vendors will be purveying food, beauty products, home decor, and more. Enjoy food, live music, raffles, and interactive art with two lots full of vintage and antique collectibles. This event is free and open to the public. Maven Market Channel District

UT Women’s Lacrosse vs North Greenville
Begins at Noon
University of Tampa
The University of Tampa Spartans take the field to challenge the visiting North Greenville Crusaders. Grab a seat to cheer on the team! UT Women’s Lacrosse vs North Greenville

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens
Begins 1pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The Bolts always love home ice advantage, so find some tickets, cheer on your team, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

Meet the Artist
Begins 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Meet the Artist, Kelly Quinn, current Artist in Residence at The Florida Aquarium, at a reception held Saturday, March 10th at the Kotler Art Gallery inside the John F. Germany Public Library in downtown Tampa. Meet the Artist

A Fantastic Woman
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Marina is in a happy and growing relationship with divorcé Orlando, despite his being 30 years her senior. But while celebrating Marina’s birthday, Orlando is suddenly rushed to the hospital where he dies almost immediately. Marina, wanting only to grieve her lost lover in peace, is treated with suspicion by legal authorities who believe she may have been involved in Orlando’s death. But worst of all, as a trans woman, Orlando’s family treats her like an abomination; abusing, assaulting, and mistrusting her. A Fantastic Woman

Forever Plaid
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

Tampa Book Arts Studio Open House
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa – Edison Building
This event includes a working letterpress printshop with equipment from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Book Arts Studio Library Collections are centered on the age of letterpress printing, with an emphasis on private and independent presses. Tampa Book Arts Studio Open House

Angie Rey – Live & Local
6:45pm to 8:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A powerful singer and artist, Angie Rey’s music and voice transcends, and touches your soul.Angie Rey inspires and moves her audiences. She is a rising star with a professional outlook, always aiming to please her fans and remain true to her art. Angie Rey – Live & Local

Sunday, March 11

Gasparilla Music Festival
11:30am to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
National and local artists will descend upon one of Downtown Tampa’s finest parks for a 2-day festival supporting music education through the Recycled Tunes program. See a variety of acts across different genres and experience wonderful live music along the river. The Tonight Show’s The Roots and indie rock heroes Father John Misty and Spoon top the bill, and Imagination Movers will headline the children’s portion of the festival. Gasparilla Music Festival

Forever Plaid
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Forever Plaid

Tampa Bay Symphony “East Meets West”
Begins 2:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy a beautiful live performance from some of the Tampa Bay area’s finest musicians. Brian Moorhead will play the clarinet and Mark Sforzini will perform on the bassoon. There will be a guest conductor leading the show. Tampa Bay Symphony “East Meets West”

A Fantastic Woman
Shows at 2:45pm and 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Marina is in a happy and growing relationship with divorcé Orlando, despite his being 30 years her senior. But while celebrating Marina’s birthday, Orlando is suddenly rushed to the hospital where he dies almost immediately. Marina, wanting only to grieve her lost lover in peace, is treated with suspicion by legal authorities who believe she may have been involved in Orlando’s death. But worst of all, as a trans woman, Orlando’s family treats her like an abomination; abusing, assaulting, and mistrusting her. A Fantastic Woman

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

Tampa Book Arts Studio Open House
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa – Edison Building
This event includes a working letterpress printshop with equipment from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Book Arts Studio Library Collections are centered on the age of letterpress printing, with an emphasis on private and independent presses. Tampa Book Arts Studio Open House

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Mayor’s River O’Green Fest
Saturday, March 17
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This party is centered around the Hillsborough River, which will be transformed into a bright shade of green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The river provides a perfect backdrop for the celebration which will include live entertainment, games, kids activities, small plates of Irish fare, beer, and more! Mayor’s River O’Green

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 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – March 10
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – March 13
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – March 17
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers – March 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – March 20
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
Jean Pagliuso: Pultry, Raptors, Places of Ritual – Through March 16
Magnificent Hurt – Through March 16
The Family Acid – Through March 16
Framing Places: The Fundamentals of Travel and Landscape Photography – March 13
Photography 101 – March 14 to 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
Gasparilla Music Festival Kids Fest – March 11
Camp Imagination Spy School! – March 12 to 16
Developmental Checkups – March 13
Pi Day – March 14
Science-tastic Day: See the Sound – March 17
Positive Parenting Program: A Five Part Series! – March 19 to 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 – March 19 to April 1
1984 – April 27 to May 20
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 15 to July 8

The John F. Germany Public Library
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
Movies @ the Library: Silverado – March 9
Meet the Artist – March 10
Robotix Blox – March 12
Audio Recording with Audacity – March 13
Build a Photo Album in PowerPoint – March 14
Recording Studio Open House – March 15 and 29
Movies @ the Library: 2001: A Space Odyssey – March 16
Sewing at the Hive: Vintage Slip or Petticoat – March 17 and 24
DIY Crafting: Flower Place Card Holders – March 18
Product Photography for your Online Store – March 20
Online Sellers Mix & Mingle – March 20
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
St. Andrew’s Music Concert – March 8
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
Corey Van Valin – Redefining Magic – March 17
In the Time of the Butterflies – April 12 to 28
Blithe Spirit – June 1 to 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Forever Plaid – Through March 11
The Color Purple – Through March 11
Blame It On Bianca – Through April 1
A Wild Life with Bertie Gregory, photographer and filmmaker – March 8
The United States Army Field Band – Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus – March 9
Lippo the Clown’s Small Family Circus – March 10
Tampa Bay Symphony “East Meets West” – March 11
Latin Nights – March 15
Discover Opera – Macbeth – March 18
Ana Gasteyer – March 18
Tiffany – March 18
The Bodyguard – March 20 to 25
The Edwards Twins – An Evening with The Stars – March 21
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
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – March 10
Florida Conversations – March 14
Book Group – March 15
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
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
Wait For Your Laugh – March 8
A Fantastic Woman – March 9 to 13
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live – April 5
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – April 21

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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