Downtown After Hours

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Thursday, May 23

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

Summer Bubbles! Walk-Around Tasting
Begins 6pm
Armature Works
What better way to start the summer than with some bubbly? Taste twelve current favorites from all over the wine world: natural wine darling Pet-Nats, value-driven Cremants, classical Champagnes, and many more. There will be big discounts on wine to take home and a raffle for an extra special bottle. Don’t miss this chance to party bubbly style! Summer Bubbles! Walk-Around Tasting

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

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

Friday, May 24

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor will light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun. This evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants, and more takes place on the fourth Friday of every month! Fourth Friday

Franklin Street Farmer’s Market
Begins 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
To celebrate the opening night of The Biggest Little Farm, the landmark movie palace has called together some of the Bay area’s best small farms, sustainable businesses, and environmentally friendly entrepreneurs for a farmer’s market under the historic marquee. Guests can enjoy samples, sales and information from a fantastic group of organizations. Franklin Street Farmer’s Market

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 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 – John Mcrae
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Before graduating high school, John had been a part of nearly ten active bands, recorded five EPs and two full-length albums. This continued as he reached his twenties and beyond, continuing to write and record with bands, and solo artists alike. Today, John continues to write and wants to bring the authenticity and connectivity of live music to as many people as possible. Creative, exciting, and unexpected covers/renditions are his speciality. Live & Local – John Mcrae

Do the Local Motion’s Annual Walk on Water
Begins 7pm
Barrymore Hotel
Climb aboard a Pirate Water Taxi for an evening tour of Downtown Tampa! All proceeds go towards helping feed hungry children in our community. Goody bags with drinks and snacks will be provided. Do the Local Motion’s Annual Walk on Water

The Biggest Little Farm (2019)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
When the barking of their beloved dog leads to an eviction notice, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and into the foothills, naively endeavoring to build a diverse farm. However, the land they’ve chosen is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself. The Biggest Little Farm (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

The Florida Orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tchaikovsky’s dashing yet graceful Violin Concerto is performed by TFO Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer. Also: Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. The Florida Orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Boyz n the Hood (1991)
10:30pm to 12:30am
Tampa Theatre
Tre is sent to live with his father in tough South Central Los Angeles. Although his no-nonsense father drills respect and values in him, and his religious girlfriend educates him on matters of faith, Tre’s friends don’t have the same kind of support and are drawn into the neighborhood’s seedy culture, with increasingly tragic results. Stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Larry Fishburne, Nia Long, Ice Cube, and Morris Chestnut. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Saturday, May 25

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

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

Tampa Bay Margarita & Music Festival 2019
Noon to 11pm
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
Florida’s largest celebration of margaritas and live music. Celebrate America’s favorite drink, the margarita, and spend Memorial Day weekend at the best festival in Tampa Bay! Enjoy live music, tons of margaritas, games, shopping, great food options, and end the night with a bang with the largest fireworks show in the area. Tampa Bay Margarita & Music Festival 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

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

Joe Jackson: Four Decades Tour
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Jackson tours in support of his critically acclaimed new studio album, Fool. The record, which is the 20th studio album of Jackson’s career, was the fulfillment of a career-long dream: to finish a tour and head straight into the studio with the band firing on all cylinders. Now he brings his live show to the historic stage in Downtown Tampa. Joe Jackson: Four Decades Tour

Sunday, May 26

Yoga on the Lawn
Begins 9:30am
Armature Works
This fun yoga event is free, open to the public, and all skill levels are welcome. Afterward, feel free to order breakfast and mingle in the Heights Public Market! Yoga on the Lawn

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

The Biggest Little Farm (2019)
Shows at 1:30pm, 4pm, and 6:30pm
Tampa Theatre
When the barking of their beloved dog leads to an eviction notice, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and into the foothills, naively endeavoring to build a diverse farm. However, the land they’ve chosen is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself. The Biggest Little Farm (2019)

tea for tots
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Enjoy some afternoon tea and a read along! The featured book is Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang. Tea and light fare included with price of entry, and books can be purchased separately. tea for tots

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

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

Annual Hurricane Preparedness Meeting
Wednesday, June 5
TECO Hall
After last year’s active and deadly hurricane season, be sure your business and employees are prepared by joining our Annual Hurricane Preparedness Meeting featuring local experts from the Tampa Police Department, NOAA, Hillsborough County Emergency Management, and much more, as they discuss best practices to implement for an incoming storm. Be prepared with tools and tips to keep you, your family, and your business safe. This event includes a buffet breakfast and a panel discussion. Annual Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

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
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
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
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
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
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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