Downtown After Hours

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11

UT Baseball vs. Rollins
Begins 3pm
University of Tampa
The Spartans grab the gloves and bats to defend home turf against the visiting Tars. UT Baseball vs. Rollins.

That’s the Spirit
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy a five-course dinner presented by five celebrated chefs paired with specially-created cocktails inspired by The Glenlivet’s single malt Scotch whiskey. That’s the Spirit.

Friday, May 12

UT Baseball vs. Rollins
Begins Noon
University of Tampa
The Spartans grab the gloves and bats to defend home turf in a doubleheader against the visiting Tars. UT Baseball vs. Rollins.

Movies @ The Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the library for an intimate showing of Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith. Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. Movies @ The Library.

Brews & Bites Food Truck Rally
Begins 6pm
Sail Pavilion
On the second Friday of each month The Sail hosts a Brews & Bites Food Truck Rally. A rolling celebration of food and fun, Brews & Bites features live entertainment and a fleet of Tampa’s favorite food trucks. Brews & Bites Food Truck Rally.

Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty. Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier, and that has fans across North America showing up in droves for his shows and millions tuning in for his network specials. Sebastian Maniscalco.

The Weeknd
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Grammy Award®-winning, multi-platinum selling artist brings his lineup of top hits to Downtown Tampa. Do not miss the chance to see The Weeknd on his first-ever world tour. Get your tickets, sing along to your favorite songs, and get dancing! The Weeknd.

The Dinner
Shows at 7:30pm and 10:30pm
Tampa Theatre
A riveting, disturbing psychological thriller about the lengths we will travel to protect our families, and the people we will sell out to satisfy our own ambition. The Dinner.

The American Songbook: Then and Now – The Florida Orchestra
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Nobody loves a piano like Tony DeSare. The jazzy singer-songwriter-pianist has a style that’s all his own. From Sinatra to Prince from Mercer to McCartney, he spans the generations for marvelous music from America’s great songwriters, with hits like Kiss, Come Fly with Me, The Times They Are a Changin’ and Great Balls of Fire. The American Songbook: Then and Now.

SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival
Begins 8pm
The Florida Aquarium
Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other! Enjoy wonderful wines and sample fantastic foods while strolling among some of the most amazing animals and plants from around the world. SeaGrapes Wine and Food Festival.

Avenue Q – SOLD OUT
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets a collection of colorful characters who help him finally discover his purpose in life! Avenue Q.

Saturday, May 13

Tampa Train Day
10am to 4pm
Historic Tampa Union Station
Celebrate railroads past, present and future at this free, family-friendly event featuring model train displays, history exhibits, live music and presentations about trains. Tampa Train Day.

Art Spot
11am to 2pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Join us and let your imagination run free as our art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity for you and yours. Art Spot.

Farmacy Vegan Kitchen + Bakery Grand Opening
Begins 1pm
Duckweed Market
Gather around for the grand opening of a new vegan kitchen and bakery. This is a great opportunity to try some tasty vegan treats. Farmacy Vegan Kitchen + Bakery Grand Opening.

Stop the Presses
Begins 1:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This film chronicles the last press run and eventual demise of the Tampa Tribune. Filmmaker Deborah Kerr and her crew were filming a day in the life of a newspaper when the company unraveled and its owners sold the 121-year-old institution to a longtime local competitor, thus ending the bay area’s newspaper war and decades-long careers for hundreds of reporters, photographers, editors, and pressmen. Stop the Presses.

Masters of Dance: Balanchine and Robbins plus Petipa’s Don Quixote Suite
Shows at 2pm and 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this extraordinary concert, NGB dancers perform the work of not one legend, but three choreography legends – Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine and Marius Petipa. Masters of Dance.

Avenue Q
Shows at 3pm and 8pm (8pm show is sold out)
Stageworks Theatre
A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets a collection of colorful characters who help him finally discover his purpose in life! Avenue Q.

The Dinner
Shows at 4:30pm and 11:30pm
Tampa Theatre
A riveting, disturbing psychological thriller about the lengths we will travel to protect our families, and the people we will sell out to satisfy our own ambition. The Dinner.

Sunday, May 14

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
10am to 2pm
Bizou Brasserie
Make your favorite lady feel special this Mother’s Day with a brunch buffet filled with local flavors and the freshest ingredients. The only thing more memorable than the flavors tingling your taste buds will be the complimentary family photo on the historic front steps. Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet.

Mother’s Day at the History Center
10am to 5pm
Tampa Bay History Center
Mom can experience all the fun of the History Center, including “Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark,” for free on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day at the History Center.

Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruise
Begins 10:30am
Yacht Starship Dining Cruise
Treat mom to the spectacular Mother’s Day she deserves with a brunch or dinner cruise. The entire family will love dining on freshly prepared cuisine while taking in the views on the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay! Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruise.

Mother’s Day Jazz in the Park
1pm to 7pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate Mother’s Day with the sounds of smooth jazz from David Sanborn and Ben Tankard at this free event. There will be a children’s village filled with arts and crafts, face painting, and more. Mother’s Day Jazz in the Park.

Masters of Dance: Balanchine and Robbins plus Petipa’s Don Quixote Suite
Shows at 2pm and 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In this extraordinary concert, NGB dancers perform the work of not one legend, but three choreography legends – Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine and Marius Petipa. Masters of Dance.

Avenue Q
Shows at 3pm and 7pm
Stageworks Theatre
A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets a collection of colorful characters who help him finally discover his purpose in life! Avenue Q.

The Dinner
Shows at 3:15pm and 6:15pm
Tampa Theatre
A riveting, disturbing psychological thriller about the lengths we will travel to protect our families, and the people we will sell out to satisfy our own ambition. The Dinner.

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017
May 27
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Enjoy a HUGE variety of Margaritas, an awesome lineup of bands headlined by Barenaked Ladies, and an amazing fireworks show to end the night! Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017.

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
The Weeknd – May 12
Tampa Bay Storm vs. Washington Valor – May 20
Alabama – May 28
Tampa Bay Storm vs Baltimore Brigade – June 3
Tampa Bay Storm vs Washington Valor – June 10
Iron Maiden – June 11
Chance the Rapper – June 14
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull – June 22
Tampa Bay Times Bridal Show – June 25
Tampa Bay Storm vs Washington Valor – July 1
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper – July 8
Roger Waters – July 11
New Kids On The Block – The Total Package Tour – July 15
Tampa Bay Storm vs Cleveland Gladiators – July 22
Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour – July 25
August 11 – Lionel Richie: All the Hits – August 11
John Mayer – August 13
Monster Jam – August 19
Ed Sheeran – August 29
The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017 – September 23
Scorpions: Crazy World Tour – October 15
Bruno Mars – October 19
Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 – October 20
André Rieu – November 1
Lady Gaga – December 1

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
The Boomer List, Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – Through June 16
Photoshop for Beginners – May 10 to 24
Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – May 13 to June 16
Photography 101 – June 7 to 28
International Photography Competition 2017 – June 23 to August 18
Photography 101 Express – July 22
Focus on Your Talent – July 31 to August 28
Photography 101 – August 2 to 23

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Summer Movie @ The Library: Collateral Beauty – May 12
Book Club: Bastard Out of Carolina  by Dorothy Allison – May 17
Tampa’s Historic Newspaper: A Celebration of The Tampa Tribune – May 20

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Science Tastic Day: Engineering – May 12
Mother’s Day – May 14
Parenting Consults – May 15
MathAlive! – May 27 to July 9
Sunshine Sunday – May 28
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – June 6
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Menus: The Epicurean Experience – March 17 to December 23
The Great Gatsby Party – November 11

Patel Conservatory
Youth Ballet’s Beginning Dance 1 Recitals – May 13
End-of-Year Celebration – May 20
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Avenue Q – May 4 to 21
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – June 2 to 18

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
That’s the Spirit – May 11
Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? – May 12
The American Songbook: Then and Now – The Florida Orchestra – May 12
Masters of Dance: Balanchine and Robbins plus Petipa’s Don Quixote Suite – May 13 and 14
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 14
Darrin Bradbury – May 15
Opera Tampa League’s Wondrous Wednesday – May 17
Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue – May 17 to June 11
Latin Nights – May 18
Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto – The Florida Orchestra – May 19
A Night of Joy & Praise with the Mann Family Tour – May 21
Finding Neverland – May 30 to June 4
The Naked Magicians – June 2 and 3
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4
In the Spotlight: The City of Tampa and Cando Inc. Dance & Gym Recital – June 9 to 11

Tampa Bay History Center
Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark – Through May 21
TBHC/OLLI: Exploring Tampa Bay’s History – June 10
Sangria and Stories – June 10
History Center Member Reception: Finding Fairyland – June 11
Life of the Party – June 18
TBHC/OLLI Course: Florida’s Fantastic Artifacts and the Science of Archaeology – June 31

Tampa Museum of Art
Sky – Through September 24
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
Modern Mixed Media Techniques – Through May 17
Teen Night – May 20
Alex Katz: Black and White – Through May 29
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10

Tampa Theatre
The Dinner – Through May 15
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl and the Train – May 16
Hackers – May 19
The Lovers – May 19 to 25
JFK in Tampa – May 24
Kindergarten Cop – June 2
Sing-Along Beauty and the Beast – June 3
Singin’ in the Rain – June 11
Raising Arizona – June 18
Beerfest 2017: Barley’s Angels – June 24
The Graduate – June 25
All Quiet on the Western Front – July 2
Welcome to Night Vale – July 8
The Sting – July 9
Saboteur – July 16
Young Frankenstein – July 23
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – July 30
Reservoir Dogs – August 6
The Wizard of Oz – August 12
Sing-Along Grease – August 20
Casablanca – August 26
Metropolis – September 3
WineFest 2017: Wine’s World – September 8

University of Tampa
Baseball vs. Rollins – May 11
Baseball vs. Rollins – May 12
Lectores Reading Series: Jennifer Egan – June 15
Lectores Reading Series: Sarah Gerard – June 16
Lectores Reading Series: Thomas Pico – June 17
Lectores Reading Series: Jensen Beach – June 19
Lectores Reading Series: Rahul Mehta – June 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 –
Powered by Athleta
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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