Downtown After Hours

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17

Official Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party
6pm to 11pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Fans can watch Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final on three screens located at Curis Hixon Park. Food and beer trucks will be available. Lightning Watch Party

3rd Thursdays
6pm to 10pm
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. 10-15 gourmet food trucks will offer everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. 3rd Thursdays

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)

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

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An exciting 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 18

Downtown’s Bike to Work Ride & Rally
Begins 7am
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

2018 NCAA DII Women’s Lacrosse Championship
Begins 11am
University of Tampa – Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex
The season has played out and the best teams have risen to the top of the heap. It’s time to find our championship team. See the best teams in DII Women’s Lacrosse battle it out in Downtown Tampa to see who will take home the title. 2018 NCAA DII Women’s Lacrosse Championship

Do the Local Motion: Walk on Water
Begins Noon
Sail Pavilion at the Tampa Convention Center
Help close out the 10th season of Do the Local Motion with a tour of the Hillsborough River! Meet at the Sail Pavilion dock to catch the Pirate Water Taxi for a tour on the river. Drinks and snacks will be included. Do the Local Motion: Walk on Water

Movies @ the Library
Begins 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Grab a seat at the library for a free showing of Victoria and Abdul. In this film from 2017, Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Movies @ the Library

Best In Show (2000)
4pm to 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Following five dogs and their unbelievable owners as they make their way to the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, Best in Show is a loving and lighthearted take on how loving something so much can sometimes lead you to a really silly place. The film is presented as part of Tampa Theatre’s new CinemaSTEM series, which pairs popular movies with experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to lead a post-show talk and audience Q&A about a STEM-related aspect of the film. After the screening, Jay Stutz, Assistant Curator of Zoological Operations at Busch Gardens Tampa, will discuss the psychology of training “man’s best friend” and offer a few tips for coaching your canine friends at home. Best In Show (2000)

Art Meets Jazz
Begins 6pm
Barrymore Hotel
Enjoy an evening of live smooth jazz saxophone music by professional musician Johnny Magnuson, a delicious dinner provided by WaterWorks Bar & Grill, and an art exhibition by local Tampa artists. Art Meets Jazz

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)

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

The Florida Orchestra – Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Grab a seat and enjoy an evening of beautiful music from The Florida Orchestra. Javier Perianesd will showcase his talents with the piano and Michael Francis will conduct. The Florida Orchestra

The Book of Moron
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway solo hit has been described as one of the most “hilarious,” “intelligent,” and “scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. The Book of Moron

Saturday, May 19

Endangered Species Day
9:30am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
The Aquarium will focus on educating its guests about animals that have been designated as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, how they are faring today, and what we can do together to help ensure others can enjoy these animals for generations to come. Throughout the Aquarium, staff will highlight some of its animals that are endangered and share ways that we can all make a positive difference. Endangered Species Day

Unveiling of Power to the People: The Bill of Rights
Begins 10am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In celebration of Armed Forces Day, enjoy the opening of this visual exhibition of local veteran artists interpreting the first 10 articles in the Bill of Rights. A civic lesson within an art exhibit, the work contains ten pieces by Tampa Bay area veterans who served in the armed forces to protect these rights. Unveiling of Power to the People: The Bill of Rights

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

Brunched
Begins Noon
Rialto Theatre
Savor this unique opportunity to sample brunch bites from more than 10 Tampa Bay area restaurants while building your own Bloody Marys, sipping on mimosas, and enjoying an afternoon of fun inside of the beautiful historic theater. Brunched

Bubble Guppies Live! “Ready to Rock”
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Put on your water-wings and dive in to a swimsational underwater musical adventure! The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n’ roll with everyone’s favorite tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can’t go on! With help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil, and the whole gang embark on a musical expedition as they search every corner of their bubbly world for their friend! Bubble Guppies Live! “Ready to Rock”

Halcyon Days by Mike King Art Reception
Begins 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
The Louise and Arnold Kotler Art Gallery presents figurative and abstract artist, Mike King, with the new exhibit Halcyon Days. A Tampa Bay local since 1973, King captures the memory of rural Florida alongside powerful, bold-colored abstract paintings. Halcyon Days, a collection inspired by the Walt Whitman poem, explores those idealistic happy days of the past. Meet the artist and talk with him about his work while enjoying light refreshments. Halcyon Days by Mike King Art Reception

RBG (2018)
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
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)

The Book of Moron
Shows at 4pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway solo hit has been described as one of the most “hilarious,” “intelligent,” and “scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. The Book of Moron

Travis Greene: Crossover Live Tour Vol. 2
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Gospel powerhouse and two-time Grammy® nominee Travis Green’s reign at the top of the gospel charts is a testament to his life growing up with a mother who was a minister and choir director. Green honed his gift and took it into the world, winning seven major categories in the 2017 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, including Song of the Year, CD of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year. Travis Greene: Crossover Live Tour Vol. 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

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – Game 5
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
The Bolts welcome the Washington Capitals for the fifth game of the Eastern Conference Finals. Find some tickets (if you can) and cheer on the Bolts in this battle for conference supremacy and a trip to the Finals. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – Game 5

Sunday, May 20

Unveiling of the Madame Fortune Taylor Bridge
Begins 10am
The Riverwalk
Fortune Taylor, a former enslaved person and pioneer of Tampa is being honored with a historic marker erected by the Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council. Come celebrate “Tampa’s Good Fortune” through music, poetry, dance, and history just steps from the Fortune Taylor Bridge. Unveiling of the Madame Fortune Taylor Bridge

2018 NCAA DII Women’s Lacrosse Championship
Begins Noon
University of Tampa – Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex
The season has played out and the best teams have risen to the top of the heap. It’s time to find our championship team. See the best teams in DII Women’s Lacrosse battle it out in Downtown Tampa to see who will take home the title. 2018 NCAA DII Women’s Lacrosse Championship

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

Angels in America Part II: Perestroika
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This acclaimed series brings filmed versions of great performances from Britain’s National Theatre to the high-definition movie screen in Ferguson Hall. Welcome to America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, a charismatic group of New Yorkers grapple with the conundrum of reality as the millennium approaches. Angels in America Part II: Perestroika

RBG (2018)
Shows at 3pm and 4:45pm
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

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Restoration Celebration
Saturday, June 2
Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre and Members of The Florida Orchestra will present Buster Keaton’s The General in its original silent format with live musical accompaniment. Given that it was released the same year Tampa Theatre opened, it is the perfect film to celebrate the restoration of historic movie hall. This event will mark the completion of the Theatre’s $6 million Phase I Restoration and will celebrate all of the donors who helped support the campaign. Restoration Celebration

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 – Game 5 – May 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals – Game 7 (if necessary) – May 23
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
Photography 101 – Through 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
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: 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
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
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 – Tampa Bay Black History Tour – May 26
TBHC Book Group – The Talented Ribkins – May 17
Collectors Day – May 20
Walk Tampa – The Ybor City Story – June 9
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
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
RBG – Through May 21
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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