Downtown After Hours

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thursday, May 16

Barre in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In conjunction with the Bryan Glazer Jewish Community Center, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to bring this free community fitness class to Tampa’s Downtown! Barre in the Park

Live Music: Forrest Hoffar
Begins 6pm
Armature Works
Spend the evening basking in the scintillating sounds of live music in Downtown Tampa. Forrest Hoffar will perform live at this event. Live Music: Forrest Hoffar

3rd Thursdays
Begins 6pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Enjoy some gourmet food truck fun paired with independent short flicks and live music! Pour House and City Dog Cantina provide micro brews and tasty cocktails. Over ten gourmet food trucks will be on site, offering everything from burgers to vegetarian bites and much more. This is a spectacular way to spend a Thursday evening in Downtown Tampa! 3rd Thursdays

Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater inside Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hedda, still mourning the father she adored, returns from her honeymoon with a husband she doesn’t love to a flat they can’t afford and a pregnancy she doesn’t want. Trapped by her past and terrified by her future, bored by her life, but too cowardly to walk away from it, she finds herself caught between three men. Ultimately, something has to give. In this updated version of Ibsen’s classic, set in 21st-century Notting Hill, thrilling young British playwright Lucy Kirkwood reworks the Hedda Gabler tale into a daring glimpse at her choices from a woman’s point of view. Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Latin Nights

Friday, May 17

Grown Up Night
Begins 5:30pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Grown-ups take over the Museum to climb, jump, and build in GCM Exhibits! Admission includes free snacks and beer from Florida Avenue Brewing Co until they’re gone and a cash bar will be available! This event is for ages 21 and up. Grown Up Night

Florida Imagined Exhibition Opening Reception
Begins 5:30pm
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery – University of Tampa
This free reception welcomes the new exhibition, a traveling arts collection representing over 60 artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with opportunities to engage audiences and artists to include their voice on a public art piece. Florida Imagined Exhibition

Live Music: DJ Sam
Begins 6pm
Armature Works
Spend the evening basking in the scintillating sounds of live music in Downtown Tampa. DJ Sam will perform live at this event. Live Music: DJ Sam

Live & Local – Chris Poe
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the Historic Downtown New Port Richey area. Chris Poe, 32 years old, has become an established full time solo acoustic cover artist ranging music from the Beatles, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen to John Mayer, Coldplay and Chris Stapleton. Bringing all the greatest hits and the top charts of yesterday and today with a new folk rock twist. Live & Local – Chris Poe

Live Music at Sparkman Wharf
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf
Grab a drink and a find a nice place to sit as the live music lays down a soundtrack for your weekend. If you have not visited Sparkman Wharf yet, this is a great excuse to make the trip! Live Music at Sparkman Wharf

Hail Satan? (2019)
Shows at 7:15pm and 9:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane. When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. Hail Satan? (2019)

Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater inside Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hedda, still mourning the father she adored, returns from her honeymoon with a husband she doesn’t love to a flat they can’t afford and a pregnancy she doesn’t want. Trapped by her past and terrified by her future, bored by her life, but too cowardly to walk away from it, she finds herself caught between three men. Ultimately, something has to give. In this updated version of Ibsen’s classic, set in 21st-century Notting Hill, thrilling young British playwright Lucy Kirkwood reworks the Hedda Gabler tale into a daring glimpse at her choices from a woman’s point of view. Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen

Kinky Boots
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, the musical takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out! Kinky Boots

Saturday, May 18

2019 Tunnel to Towers Tampa Tower Climb
Begins 8am
One Tampa City Center
This event will be a morning full of honoring the memory of Stephen Siller, local first responders, our military, veterans and a very special local hero! 2019 Tunnel to Towers Tampa Tower Climb

Saturday Sweat Sesh
Begins 9am
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
This workout in the park is a fun mix of cardio and strength training for all fitness levels. Be sure to bring a yoga mat or large towel, and water. Wearing sunscreen is recommended. Workout gear (including closed toed tennis shoes) is required. Saturday Sweat Sesh

Senior Fitness Walk
Begins 10am
Armature Works
Lace up those walking shoes and get ready for a fun program with fellow Tampa seniors. This senior fitness walking program gives participants a chance to get out and get fit! Walkers will meet at the tables in front of the market facing the Riverwalk entrance. Senior Fitness Walk

School of Woodwork – Open House
Begins 11am
Florida School of Woodwork
Find out what the school does, talk about tools, check out the workshop, and find out more about woodworking, turning, and carving classes. School of Woodwork – Open House

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

Small Business Finance School
Begins 11am
Oxford Exchange
Join The Money Counselor as she teaches you the best financial practices for your small business, provides tips and information on how to maximize your budget and much, much, more! And don’t forget, while you are learning, you will be enjoying a complimentary brunch! Small Business Finance School

Tampa Wellness Tour
Begins at Noon
Oxford Exchange
Join doTERRA Wellness Advocates, part of a therapeutic essential oils wellness company, as they answer your questions on what therapeutic grade essential oils are and how to use them. They will cover simple remedies such as how to used plant based remedies for more sleep, less stress, and boosting your immune health. Tampa Wellness Tour

ART POP Gallery & celebration
Begins at Noon
Channelside Bay Plaza
Experience the art gallery and photo walls while shopping at local pop ups and vendors. There will be plenty of tasty eats from local restaurants on site as well. ART POP Gallery & celebration

Kinky Boots
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, the musical takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out! Kinky Boots

Hail Satan? (2019)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane. When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. Hail Satan? (2019)

Live Music at Sparkman Wharf
Begins 6pm
Sparkman Wharf
Grab a drink and a find a nice place to sit as the live music lays down a soundtrack for your weekend. If you have not visited Sparkman Wharf yet, this is a great excuse to make the trip! Live Music at Sparkman Wharf

Live & Local – Connor Zwetsch
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Connor Zwetsch is a singer/songwriter based out of Tampa, currently working on her debut album. This is a great opportunity to see an up and coming artist perform live! Live & Local – Connor Zwetsch

Patel Conservatory presents End-of-Year Celebration
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Graduating senior musicians, Theater Certification program graduates, and Next Generation Ballet Trainees moving up to professional or college programs perform in this school-wide recital. Current students, families and prospective students are encouraged to attend and celebrate our graduates. Event ticket includes admission to our annual End-of-Year post-recital dinner and dance. Patel Conservatory presents End-of-Year Celebration

Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater inside Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hedda, still mourning the father she adored, returns from her honeymoon with a husband she doesn’t love to a flat they can’t afford and a pregnancy she doesn’t want. Trapped by her past and terrified by her future, bored by her life, but too cowardly to walk away from it, she finds herself caught between three men. Ultimately, something has to give. In this updated version of Ibsen’s classic, set in 21st-century Notting Hill, thrilling young British playwright Lucy Kirkwood reworks the Hedda Gabler tale into a daring glimpse at her choices from a woman’s point of view. Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen

SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival
Begins 8pm
The Florida Aquarium
This wine and food event is the signature fundraiser for The Florida Aquarium. The event features more than 100 types of wine and delicious foods from numerous local restaurants. 100% of the proceeds from your ticket purchase support our mission, including endangered species conservation programs. SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival

Sunday, May 19

Wellness at the Wharf
Begins 10am
Sparkman Wharf
Get your heart rate up and burn more fat in less time with HIIT, Harbour Island Athletic Club’s high-intensity interval training. Please bring your own mat, towel, and water. Classes are free of charge and located on the lawn. Wellness at the Wharf

Indie Flea
Begins 11am
Armature Works
This curated event showcases the amazing talent within our community. The Flea exists to promote local arts and culture to engage and empower our community towards positive grassroots growth. Indie Flea

PJ Masks Live! Save the Day
Shows at Noon and 3pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
PJ Masks Live is back with an all new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series. Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains. PJ Masks Live! Save the Day

We Just Move On – The Songs of Kander and Ebb
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway mavens Jana Robbins and Hayley Swindal stage the ultimate showtune cabaret, crooning and belting out the greatest hits of one of the greatest music-and-lyrics pairs to ever work the Great White Way. Weaving in their personal stories of success and struggle, Robbins and Swindal create a spellbinding evening of song. We Just Move On – The Songs of Kander and Ebb

It’s All About the Story
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, the power is in the story. Good storytellers have sharp tools at their fingertips. These include character details, brisk dialogue, compelling scenes, and revealing points of view. To share these strategies, OE is delighted to bring together two very different types of writers — both who happened to be named Roy. Popular novelist Lori Roy has won numerous awards for her eerie and provocative mystery stories set in the South. Her friend Roy Peter Clark is one of journalism’s most influential writing coaches and a regular at OE. Together they make a dynamic team, the Roy and Roy Show, devoted to the craft and eager to share their knowledge with writers everywhere. It’s All About the Story

Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater
2pm to 2:30pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Step back in time and enjoy the single-character performances that bring turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Each character is based on actual hotel staff and guests. From the reminiscences of Henry Plant himself to the letters of a Spanish-American War soldier, you will learn more about the time period through each character’s particular vantage point. Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater

Kinky Boots
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, the musical takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out! Kinky Boots

Hail Satan? (2019)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane. When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. Hail Satan? (2019)

Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater inside Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hedda, still mourning the father she adored, returns from her honeymoon with a husband she doesn’t love to a flat they can’t afford and a pregnancy she doesn’t want. Trapped by her past and terrified by her future, bored by her life, but too cowardly to walk away from it, she finds herself caught between three men. Ultimately, something has to give. In this updated version of Ibsen’s classic, set in 21st-century Notting Hill, thrilling young British playwright Lucy Kirkwood reworks the Hedda Gabler tale into a daring glimpse at her choices from a woman’s point of view. Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010, the Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to continue it’s Sunday Yoga in the Park tradition with our newest addition, seasoned yoga instructors from Lucky Cat Yoga. Yoga in the Park

Nightlife & Music

Many of Downtown’s pubs, restaurants, and bars feature live music.
Check out this week’s line up! Be sure to check with each location to confirm.

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Downtown’s Bike to Work Ride & Rally

Thursday, May 23

Lykes Gaslight Park
Meet at one of the eight neighborhood locations throughout Tampa and ride with an experienced leader to Lykes Gaslight Park in Downtown Tampa. The rally will feature vendors, music, snacks, and a few words from Mayor Castor. We will welcome and acknowledge the four new arts and culture venues that are now designated as bicycle friendly businesses; the Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa History Center, and the Florida Aquarium. We hope you’ll join us for the ride and rally afterwards! 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 and Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Ariana Grande – May 28
Luis Miguel – June 25
Adam Sandler – June 29
Hugh Jackman – July 5
Jeff Lynne’s ELO – July 7
Anuel AA – July 21
Shawn Mendes – July 27
Lionel Richie – July 28
Queen + Adam Lambert – August 18
Hope 2019 – September 7
Disturbed – September 21
The Who – September 22
Phil Collins – September 26
The Chainsmokers – October 25
Elton John – November 4
Bad Bunny – December 8

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Contemporary Performance – Through August 31
Olivia Parker: Vanishing in Plain Sight – Through August 31
Viktor Freso – Through June 15

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Grown Up Night – May 17
Development Checkups – May 21
Sunshine Sunday – May 26
Member Preview: Summer of Making – May 30

Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Music in the Museum – May 16
Sunday Tour – May 19
Blue Star Museums – May 26 to September 1
Archives Awareness Week – July 16
Teacher Appreciation Day – August 3

Jobsite Theater
Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen – Through June 2
Constellations – July 12 to August 4

The John F. Germany Public Library
Exploration Club – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Movies @ the Library: Chappaquiddick – May 17
Starting a Nonprofit – May 21
DIY Comic Book Magnets – May 22
All Day – Memorial Day Holiday – May 27

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria – May 30 to June 16

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Latin Nights – May 16
Chris Poe – Live & Local – May 17
Kinky Boots – May 17 to May 19
Patel Conservatory presents End-of-Year Celebration – May 18
Nicholas David – May 20
Live & Local – John Mcrae – May 24
The Florida Orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – May 24
Victoria’s School of Dance 22nd Annual Recital – May 26
That’s the Spirit – May 30
The Southern Momma Cledus T Judd Comedy Experience – May 31
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center
Tap Talks: Passion of the Heights Wheat Ale – May 16
History Center Book Group: The Pope of Palm Beach – May 16
Downtown Tampa Walking Tour – May 18
OLLI/THBC Course: Nostalgic Tales of Florida History – May 22
Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour – May 25
Living History Saturday – May 25
History Adventure Camp: Swashbuckling Summer – June 10 to 14
History Adventure Camp: American Girl© – June 24 to 28

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
Teen Open Studio – Tuesdays
Art on the House – Fridays
Art Spot – Saturdays
Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations – Through May 27
Ancient and Modern Glass from the Collection – Through August 19
Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution – Through August 11
Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection – June 20 to October 6

Tampa Theatre
Hail Satan? – May 17 to May 20
MOSUL – May 21
Sustainable Business Awards – May 22
Franklin Street Farmer’s Market – May 24
The Biggest Little Farm – May 24 to June 4
Boyz n the Hood – May 24
Joe Jackson: Four Decades Tour – May 25
Laura Ingraham & Raymond Arroyo – June 1
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington – June 2
Platon – June 6
Some Like It Hot – June 9
Rolling Thunder Revue: a Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese – June 11
Jaws – June 16
Cool Hand Luke – June 23
Sing-Along The Greatest Showman – June 29
Dial M for Murder – June 30
Sing-Along Grease – July 7
All That Jazz – July 14
Jurassic Park – July 21
An Evening with Colson Whitehead – July 25
BeerFest 2019: Ferris Brewer’s Day Off – July 27
The Wizard of Oz – July 28
Because of Sam “First Look” Screening – July 29
WarGames – July 30
The Philadelphia Story – August 4
9 to 5 – August 11
The Shawshank Redemption – August 18
The Silent Clowns – August 25
Casablanca – August 31 and September 1
Jim Jefferies – September 13
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28
Nate Bargatze – October 17

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 PRIMAL MVMT – 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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DOWNTOWN AFTER HOURS is your guide to planning your downtown after hours activities, brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership. A supplement to your Monday Morning Memo, After Hours is a weekly publication issued every Thursday afternoon.
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