Downtown After Hours

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9

Danger Close: Inside Special Ops
Begins 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Freelance female war reporter Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) on highly classified combat missions. Since 2001, she has embedded with elite SOF clandestine operatives to tell their stories from the front lines. Danger Close follows Alex as she lives alongside these highly trained forces on some of the most daring missions ever documented in Iraq and Afghanistan. Danger Close: Inside Special Ops.

Unleashed
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival Closing Night Film. When a cosmic event turns Emma’s dog and cat into two perfect guys, Emma reconsiders her outlook on dating, hilariously works out her trust issues, and learns to love herself. Unleashed.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Minnesota Wild at Amalie Arena for the only time during the regular season. Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild.

Something Rotten
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, two brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical! Something Rotten.
Save $20 on select performances using promo code: SAVE20

Friday, March 10

UT Baseball vs Saint Leo
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans hit the field to battle the visiting Lions. UT Baseball vs Saint Leo.

Brew & Bites at the SAIL
Begins 6pm
SAIL Pavilion
A rolling celebration of food and fun, featuring a fleet of area food trucks, and live entertainment from local musicians at the venue’s unique 360-degree waterfront bar. Brews & Bites at the SAIL.

UT Softball vs Nova Southeastern
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans hit the field to sink the visiting Sharks. UT Baseball vs Nova Southeastern.

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

Tiempo Libre
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories and now based in Miami, the members of three-time Grammy®-nominated Tiempo Libre create an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban songs with sophisticated arrangements of timba music. Tiempo Libre.

Kedi
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
An incredible number of cats have roamed Istanbul for thousands of years, impacting people in ways only a wandering animal can. The cats bring newfound purpose to the people they choose, giving them an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. Kedi.

Something Rotten
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, two brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical! Something Rotten.
Save $20 on select performances using promo code: SAVE20

Slap Shot
10:30pm to 12:30am
Tampa Theatre
Facing the prospect of losing the local hockey team after the mill in town closes, the coach of the Charlestown Chiefs, played by Paul Newman, decides to give the fans what they want: violence. If they can’t win by playing the game, they’ll win by being entertaining. Slap Shot.

Saturday, March 11

2017 Bolt Run
Begins 7:30am
Amalie Arena
This year’s race will once again consist of a 5k, 5 Mile, and 1 Mile Family Fun Run, spanning the entire morning and will feature pre-and post-race parties on Ford Thunder Alley. Participants will receive a wonderful goodie bag that includes Lightning tickets! Bolt Run.

Fight for Air Climb
Begins 8am
Bank of America Building
Help make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while climbing the stairs of the Bank of America building. Fight for Air Climb.

Gasparilla Music Festival
Begins 11:30am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
National and local artists will descend upon one of Downtown Tampa’s finest parks for a 2-day music festival. See a variety of acts across different genres and experience wonderful live music along the river. Gasparilla Music Festival.

UT Softball vs Nova Southeastern
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans hit the field to sink the visiting Sharks. UT Baseball vs Nova Southeastern.

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.

A Presentation and Signing with Jack E. Davis
Begins 1:30pm
Oxford Exchange
Enjoy an early book launch presentation and signing with Fulbright scholar and award winning author Jack E. Davis. Davis, a professor of Environmental History and Sustainability at the University of Florida, will be discussing his book, The Gulf: The Making of an America Sea, which covers the historicity of the gulf and how it has impacted life around it. Jack E. Davis.

Something Rotten
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, two brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical! Something Rotten. Save $20 on select performances using promo code: SAVE20

Kedi
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
An incredible number of cats have roamed Istanbul for thousands of years, impacting people in ways only a wandering animal can. The cats bring newfound purpose to the people they choose, giving them an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. Kedi.

Rough Riders World Record Pub Crawl Attempt
Begins 3pm
Ferg’s Live
Philadelphia tried and failed. Savannah tried and failed. It is now Tampa’s time to set the world record for a pub crawl! Help break the record of 4,885 held since 2013 by Kansas City. There are three routes between Downtown Tampa and Ybor. Rough Riders World Record Pub Crawl Attempt.

UT Baseball vs Saint Leo
Begins 3pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans hit the field to battle the visiting Lions. UT Baseball vs Saint Leo.

Mike Tozier – Live & Local
5:45pm to 7:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
One of the longest running acoustic musicians in the bay area brings a barrelhouse style reminiscent of John Hammond, and guitar prowess on his dobro or acoustic guitar to spare. A best of the bay award winning artist, Mike remains a down to earth, salt of the earth performer. Mike Tozier – Live & Local.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning face off against the in-state rival Florida Panthers for the final time during the regular season. Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers.

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

Sunday, March 12

Gasparilla Music Festival
Begins 11:30am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
National and local artists will descend upon one of Downtown Tampa’s finest parks for a 2-day music festival. See a variety of acts across different genres and experience wonderful live music along the river. Gasparilla Music Festival.

Gasparilla Music Festival Kid Fest
Begins 1pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Glazer Children’s Museum
Families can enjoy FREE concerts throughout the afternoon including the Grammy Award winning kids band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo performing at GCM at 2:15pm. Admission to the Museum will be free all day and will feature musical kids programming including a silent disco, recycled instrument making, instrument petting zoo and more. GMF Kid Fest.

UT Baseball vs Bridgeport
Begins 1pm
The University of Tampa
The Spartans take to the diamond to defend their home turf. UT Baseball vs Bridgeport.

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

Something Rotten
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, two brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical! Something Rotten.
Save $20 on select performances using promo code: SAVE20

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.

Kedi
Shows at 3:30pm and 6pm
Tampa Theatre
An incredible number of cats have roamed Istanbul for thousands of years, impacting people in ways only a wandering animal can. The cats bring newfound purpose to the people they choose, giving them an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. Kedi.

Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Enter the world of Westeros with an immersive music and visual experience that will bring the Seven Kingdoms to life on a scale never seen before. Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience.

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 FestRiver O’Green Gallop. Shamrock Scavenger Crawl.

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 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
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
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
Something Rotten! – Through March 12
Tiempo Libre – March 10
Mike Tozier – Live & Local – March 11
Martin McDonagh’s A Skull in Connemara – March 15 to April 9
Opera Tampa Singers at Donatello’s Italian Restaurant – March 17
Open Rehearsal – Tosca – March 21 and 23
Happy Hour Concert – Scheherazade: A Fantasy in Music – March 23
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live! – March 23 to 26
Momix Opus Cactus – March 23
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science – April 21

Tampa Bay History Center
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
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
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Saint Anslem – March 9
Baseball vs. Saint Leo – March 10
Softball vs. Nova Southeastern – March 10
Softball vs. Nova Southeastern – March 11
Baseball vs Saint Leo – March 11
Baseball vs. Bridgeport – March 12
Baseball vs Seton Hill – March 13
Tampa vs Alabama-Huntsville – March 13
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Slippery Rock – March 13

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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