Downtown After Hours

Monday, May 22, 2017

Thursday, May 18

Flicks and Food Trucks
6pm to 10pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Gourmet food truck fun paired with independent short flicks and live music! This urban, hip event features microbrews and tasty cocktails from the Pour House and City Dog Cantina. Gourmet food trucks line up to offer everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. There will be something for everyone! Flicks and Food Trucks

Art Meets Jazz Night
6pm to 9pm
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
This event features live jazz saxophone music from Johnny Magnussun, as well as a full buffet and a full bar. Art Meets Jazz Night

Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Stumpy and Latham are working-class painters employed by upscale clients. Blood-red and blackmail emerge as dominant hues on the palette in this dark comedy. Who will cash in their paint chips first and take the fall? Who will be left standing when the last lies are told? Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm
Maestro’s at the Straz Center
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 19

National Bike to Work Day
Starts at 7:30am
Rustic Steel Creations
Join us as we celebrate National Bike to Work Day with a route starting at Rustic Steel Creations and ending at MacDill Park in Downtown Tampa. National Bike to Work Day

Do the Local Motion – Season Finale
Noon to 1pm
Pirate Water Taxi Dock at Sail Pavilion
The last tour of the season will take place on the Pirate Water Taxi. Snacks and beverages will be included with each $15 registration. Do the Local Motion

The Lovers (2017)
Shows at 5pm and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
As their marriage approaches the point of collapse, two cheating spouses, played by Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, develop a spark between them that effectively reignites their passion. The Lovers (2017)

Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto – The Florida Orchestra
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In the spectacular TFO season finale, pianist Dejan Lazic performs Beethoven’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor,” with Michael Francis on the podium. Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Symphony No. 5 is on the bill as well. Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto – The Florida Orchestra

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

Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Stumpy and Latham are working-class painters employed by upscale clients. Blood-red and blackmail emerge as dominant hues on the palette in this dark comedy. Who will cash in their paint chips first and take the fall? Who will be left standing when the last lies are told? Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue

Hackers
10:30pm to 12:15am
Tampa Theatre
A young computer hacker is framed for the theft of millions of dollars from a major corporation. The hacker has been banned from using a computer for seven years after crashing thousands of Wall Street computers at the age of 11. Now anxious to get back in the game, he finds himself in hot water. Hackers

Saturday, May 20

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides Walk
Begins 8am
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
A great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides Walk

Tampa’s Historic Newspaper: A Celebration of The Tampa Tribune
Begins 10:30am
John F. Germany Public Library
Join the Florida History and Genealogy Library and special guests to reflect on the history and legacy of The Tampa Tribune (1895-2016). The newspaper played an integral role in documenting the local community. Tampa’s Historic Newspaper: A Celebration of The Tampa Tribune

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

Family Fair
11am to 5pm
Water Works Park
Kids can enjoy face painters, balloon artists, henna art, playgrounds, roaming princesses, super heroes and other characters, as well as outdoor games. Family Fair

The Lovers (2017)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
As their marriage approaches the point of collapse, two cheating spouses, played by Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, develop a spark between them that effectively reignites their passion. The Lovers (2017)

Avenue Q – SOLD OUT
Shows at 3pm and 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

6th Annual Burger Showdown
Begins 4pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Top area restaurants will gather to grill, flip, and create their burgers in this annual bragging rights competition & fundraiser for naming the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay.” 6th Annual Burger Showdown

Patel Conservatory End-of-Year Celebration
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Current students, families and prospective students are encouraged to attend this event and celebrate the program graduates. Event tickets include admission to the annual End-of-Year post-recital dinner and dance. Patel Conservatory End-of-Year Celebration

Tampa Bay Storm vs. Washington Valor
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Storm host the expansion Washington Valor for the first time this season. Head to Downtown Tampa’s sports mecca for an indoor football showdown on turf. Don your blue and gold and cheer on the Storm! Tampa Bay Storm vs. Washington Valor

Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Stumpy and Latham are working-class painters employed by upscale clients. Blood-red and blackmail emerge as dominant hues on the palette in this dark comedy. Who will cash in their paint chips first and take the fall? Who will be left standing when the last lies are told? Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue

Sunday, May 21

The 2017 Bikes, Brews, and Blues
12pm to 5pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
The event kicks off with a bike cruise filled with costumes and creatively decorated bikes, followed by live entertainment, happy hour, and food. The 2017 Bikes, Brews, and Blues

Avenue Q – SOLD OUT
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 Lovers (2017)
Shows at 3:15pm and 6:15pm
Tampa Theatre
As their marriage approaches the point of collapse, two cheating spouses, played by Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, develop a spark between them that effectively reignites their passion. The Lovers (2017)

Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Stumpy and Latham are working-class painters employed by upscale clients. Blood-red and blackmail emerge as dominant hues on the palette in this dark comedy. Who will cash in their paint chips first and take the fall? Who will be left standing when the last lies are told? Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue

A Night of Joy & Praise with the Mann Family Tour
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Join Stellar award winner, Tamela Mann, and David Mann, aka “Mr. Brown”, for a Night of Joy and Praise, featuring plenty of comedy and soul shaking music. A Night of Joy & Praise with the Mann Family Tour

Kaakimaas Box presents The Legends of Bollywood
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy an evening full of Indian culture. Extremely talented artists will perform Bollywood songs with an emphatic orchestra. There will also be Indian food available, as well as saris and jewelry for sale. Kaakimaas Box presents The Legends of Bollywood

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

Fourth Friday
May 26
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
Join us for an exquisite evening to celebrate Tampa’s rich arts and culture scene. An evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants & more! Fourth Friday

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 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 – Through May 24
Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – Through 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
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
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 – Through December 23
The Great Gatsby Party – November 11

Patel Conservatory
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
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
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
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 –
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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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