Downtown After Hours

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10

James and the Giant Peach – Preview Night
Begins 7pm
Stageworks Theatre
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. James and the Giant Peach

Lean On Pete (2018)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Everyone needs a place to call home. Fifteen-year-old Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging quarterhorse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner and his seasoned jockey help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence – until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. Lean On Pete (2018)

1984
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
This performance details the story of Winston Smith, a small cog in the giant machine-state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen Inquisitor and the audience – who act as a silent witness. 1984

Friday, May 11

Movies @ the Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the Library for a free showing of Crooked House. In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. Movies @ the Library

UT Baseball vs Florida Southern
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa – Baseball Field
The Spartans men’s baseball squad will grab the gloves and hit the diamond to defend home turf for nine innings against the visiting Florida Southern Mocs. UT Baseball vs Florida Southern

James and the Giant Peach – Opening Night
Begins 7pm
Stageworks Theatre
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. James and the Giant Peach

RBG (2018)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
A pioneer for women in her career, a powerful voice for fairness in the workplace and in society as a whole, and a hero who, at the age of 85, has had a book published about her hardcore workout routine, RBG tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to tremendous influence and leadership while also transforming herself into an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG (2018)

Nick Swardson
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Comedy Central staple and star of Netflix’s The Ridiculous Six and The Do-Over, comedian Nick Swardson delivers his highly popular, low-brow schtick to worldwide audiences who just can’t get enough of the student of the Adam Sandler school of comedy. Don’t miss him in this uncensored night of outrageous stand-up. Nick Swardson

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – Game 2
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning have advanced to the next round of the playoffs The Bolts welcome the Washington Capitals for the opening game of the Eastern Conference Finals. Find some tickets (if you can) and cheer on the Bolts in this battle for conference supremacy! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – Game 2

1984
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
This performance details the story of Winston Smith, a small cog in the giant machine-state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen Inquisitor and the audience – who act as a silent witness. 1984

Saturday, May 12

Riverfront Rock
Begins 9am
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
Over Mother’s Day weekend, May 12th and 13th, Julian B Lane Riverfront Park will open to the public featuring a series of very special events and musical talent. This 25 acre park features relaxing water views, dynamic public art, sports fields/courts, picnic areas, and a large rowing center. Little visitors can enjoy the new playground and splash pad. In addition, this park will serve as one of the city’s premium event spaces, able to accommodate up to 16,000 people in a single lawn. From recreation to leisure, Riverfront Park has something for everyone! Riverfront Rock

Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga
Begins 9am
Glazer Children’s Museum
Embody the energetic qualities of nature as a family with this outdoor yoga class. With a combination of mindfulness and movement, students will develop purposefulness, balance, focus and flexibility. Participants should bring water and a yoga mat or blanket. Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga

Tampa Train Day
Begins 10am
Historic Tampa Union Station
This is a family-friendly, local event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the restoration of historic Tampa Union Station, a Downtown Tampa landmark. The station, which was constructed in 1912, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and still serves railroad passengers today. The event will feature model train displays, history and transportation exhibits, live music, food trucks, and more. Tampa Train Day

James and the Giant Peach
Shows at 10:30am and 2pm
Stageworks Theatre
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. James and the Giant Peach

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

The Sandi Sylver Puppet Show
Begins 11am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Children cheer for the enchanting cast of characters Sandi Sylver brings to life in this annual favorite. These soft, fabric puppets handled with Sandi’s flair are so convincing most people forget they’re watching a puppet show. Funny and loads of fun, Sandi Sylver’s puppet show keeps kids giggling while they learn through storytelling. The Sandi Sylver Puppet Show

UT Baseball vs Florida Southern Doubleheader
Begins 1pm
University of Tampa – Baseball Field
The Spartans men’s baseball squad will grab the gloves and hit the diamond for two games against the visiting Florida Southern Mocs. UT Baseball vs Florida Southern

RBG (2018)
Shows at 3pm, 5:30pm, and 8pm
Tampa Theatre
A pioneer for women in her career, a powerful voice for fairness in the workplace and in society as a whole, and a hero who, at the age of 85, has had a book published about her hardcore workout routine, RBG tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to tremendous influence and leadership while also transforming herself into an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG (2018)

Full Circle with Chef Gui Alinat guest Chef Jordan Guevara
Begins 6pm
The Vault
Join Chef Gui Alinat and special guest Chef Jordan Guevara for a secret 8 course menu as they celebrate a rare “full circle” of knowledge, training, and culinary surprises. By design, the chefs will not be releasing the menu, in order to add a welcome layer of surprise and romanticism. The chefs promise surprise, playfulness, elegant techniques, and a deep connection to the delicious Florida terroir. Full Circle

Darci Lynne and Friends Live
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
From the moment they stepped onto the America’s Got Talent stage, singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne and her puppet Petunia stole the hearts of millions with their jaw-dropping rendition of “Summertime.” Now the youngest person to ever win the show, 13-year-old Darci Lynne brings her eclectic, endearing cast of characters to stages around the country. Catch this uplifting, dazzling young star on her first tour and meet the delightful friends who melt hearts, turn strangers into friends and take utter joy in putting smiles on people’s faces. Darci Lynne and Friends Live

James Taylor 
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Taylor’s highly acclaimed summer tour played to sold-out crowds across the US last summer. Now he will take the stage in Downtown Tampa to play the songs you (and your favorite artists) have been listening to for decades. James Taylor 

Always & Forever: An Evening of Luther Vandross starring Ruben Studdard
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Luther lives on in this soulful, imaginative tribute by American Idol champion Ruben Studdard, earmarked as “the next Luther” during his American Idol run. Studdard transports audiences back in time to when Luther Vandross reigned as the king of R&B, delivering swooning testimonials. Studdard’s show-stopping Vandross staging and ability to deliver the songs like Luther himself makes for an unforgettable concert experience. Always & Forever

1984
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
This performance details the story of Winston Smith, a small cog in the giant machine-state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen Inquisitor and the audience – who act as a silent witness. 1984

Sunday, May 13

Riverfront Rock
Begins 9am
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
Over Mother’s Day weekend, May 12th and 13th, Julian B Lane Riverfront Park will open to the public featuring a series of very special events and musical talent. This 25 acre park features relaxing water views, dynamic public art, sports fields/courts, picnic areas, and a large rowing center. Little visitors can enjoy the new playground and splash pad. In addition, this park will serve as one of the city’s premium event spaces, able to accommodate up to 16,000 people in a single lawn. From recreation to leisure, Riverfront Park has something for everyone! Riverfront Rock

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
Begins 10am
Bizou Brasserie
Unlock your foodie favorites in Downtown Tampa this Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch buffet filled with local flavors, the freshest ingredients, and bloody marys and mimosas. The good folks at Bizou Brasserie have perfected the art of pampering mom, and the chefs have created a mouthwatering menu with Mom in mind. Make your favorite lady feel special this Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Museum Tour
12:30pm to 3pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Enjoy a guided tour and theater performances featuring ASL interpretation. These tours and performances are open to the public. Upstairs Downstairs is an award-winning living history program consists of 8 single-character 30-minute monologues. The vignettes reveal American Gilded Age culture at the Hotel as experienced by the wealthy guests and working class employees. Museum Tour

James and the Giant Peach
Begins 2pm
Stageworks Theatre
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. James and the Giant Peach

RBG (2018)
Shows at 2pm, 4:30pm, and 7pm
Tampa Theatre
A pioneer for women in her career, a powerful voice for fairness in the workplace and in society as a whole, and a hero who, at the age of 85, has had a book published about her hardcore workout routine, RBG tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to tremendous influence and leadership while also transforming herself into an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG (2018)

1984
Begins 4pm
Jobsite Theater
This performance details the story of Winston Smith, a small cog in the giant machine-state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen Inquisitor and the audience – who act as a silent witness. 1984

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. Washington Capitals – Game 2
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
There is nothing better than playoff time in Downtown Tampa! The Bolts welcome the Washington Capitals for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Find some tickets (if you can) and cheer on the Bolts in this battle for conference supremacy! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – Game 2 #GOBOLTS

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Downtown’s Bike to Work Ride & Rally
Friday, May 18
Several meet up points, rally at Lykes Gaslight Park
Tighten your shoes, check your tires, and get ready to ride to work! Choose from seven different neighborhood meet-up locations for a guided ride with experienced cyclists. All will finish at Lykes Gaslight Square for food, music, information, and fun. Downtown’s Bike to Work Ride & Rally

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. Washington Capitals – May 10
James Taylor – May 12
Justin Timberlake – May 15
Shania Twain – June 2
Maroon 5 – June 16
Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train – June 22
HOT 101.5 Summer Jam 2018 – June 29
Sam Smith – July 13
The Smashing Pumpkins – July 25
WWE Smackdown Live – July 31
Panic! At the Disco – August 1
Kevin Hart – August 4
Journey & Def Leppard – August 18
Monster Jam – August 25
Paul Simon – September 7
Scorpions – September 14
15th Anniversary Freestyle Explosion Concert – September 15
Game of Thrones – September 21
Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference – October 25 to 27
Elton John – November 28
Fleetwood Mac – February 18, 2019

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Quest – Through May 31
Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity – Through June 30
Minor League and Best Friends – Through June 30
Framing Places: The Fundamentals of Travel Photography – May 8
Photography 101 – May 9 to May 30
Iphoneography 101 – May 20
Applying the Language of Photography to Bookmaking – June 2
Photoshop for Beginners – June 4 to 25
Introduction to Smartphone Photography – June 7
Photography 101 Express – June 9
Design & Brand – June 10
Visual Story Telling through Fine Art Photography – July 29

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Going Global – Through May 31
Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga – May 12
Mother’s Day: Moms Play for Free – May 13
Exercise with iStroll – May 16
Sunshine Sunday – May 27
Memorial Day: Active Military Members Play Free! – May 28
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Blue Star Museums – May 27 to September 2
Imperial Designs – Through December 31

Jobsite Theater
1984 – Through 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
Movies @ the Library – Crooked House – May 11
Book Discussion: Before We Were Yours – May 16
Movies @ the Library: Victoria and Abdul – May 18
Remembering the USCGC Tampa – May 19
Advanced Military Records for Genealogy – May 19
Sewing: Patchwork Wristlet – May 19
DIY Bath Bombs – May 20
Audio Recording with Audacity – May 22
ABCs and 123s of Yoga – May 23
All Day – Holiday Closing – May 28

Patel Conservatory
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
James and the Giant Peach – May 10
Jan Roberts in On the Road: A One Helluva Woman Show – May 18 and 19
The Got Jokes? Improv Experience – May 26
Blithe Spirit – June 1 to 16
Ugly Lies the Bone – August 9 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
That’s the Spirit – May 10
Evening of Dance – May 11
Nick Swardson – May 11
Always & Forever: An Evening of Luther Vandross starring Ruben Studdard – May 12
Beginning Dance 1 Recitals – May 12
Darci Lynne and Friends Live – May 12
The Sandi Sylver Puppet Show – May 12
Mike Birbiglia: The New One – May 13
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 13
Latin Nights – May 17
The Florida Orchestra – Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony – May 18
The Book of Moron – May 18 and 19
Bubble Guppies Live ! “Ready to Rock” – May 19
Private Lessons Recitals – May 19
Travis Greene: Crossover Live Tour Vol. 2 – May 19
Angels in America Part II: Perestroika – May 20
Shannon McNally – May 21
Ballet Nacional de Cuba – May 23
The Florida Orchestra – Patriotic Salute – May 25
Victoria’s School of Dance 21st Annual Recital – May 27

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – Through July 2018
Walk Tampa – The Ybor City Story – May 12 and June 9
Walk Tampa – Tampa Bay Black History Tour – May 26
TBHC Book Group – The Talented Ribkins – May 17
Collectors Day – May 20
Flag Day – June 14
Touchton Map Library Insiders Tour – July 18
Flag Exhibit Tour – July 20

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
Connections Open for Stress Relief – May 10
Spring Member and Guest Celebration – May 16
Teacher Preview – May 17
Thirty on Thursday – May 24
Free High School Photography Workshop – May 30 to June 1
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses – May 30

Tampa Theatre
Lean on Pete – May 10
RBG – May 11 to 17
Best in Show – May 18
The Longest Game – May 24
Mulholland Drive – May 25
Tampa Theatre’s Restoration Celebration – June 2
The Les Brown Experience – July 11
Kings Coast Roast of King Gothalion – July 12
The Perfect Storm – July 13
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
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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