Downtown After Hours

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25

Florida Bike Tour: Urban Restaurant Tour
Begins 5:30pm
Ferg’s Live
Bring you bike for a tour around some of Downtown Tampa’s top restaurants, including Anise Global Gastrobar, Columbia Cafe, and the Barrymore Hotel’s Waterworks Bar and Grill. Florida Bike Tour: Urban Restaurant Tour

The Lovers (2017)
7:30pm to 9pm
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 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

Friday, May 26

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
A celebration of Tampa’s rich arts and culture scene. Museums and performing arts venues offer extended hours, free or value-added admission, and/or special programming. While visiting the venues during the event hours, pick up a Fourth Friday wristband for access to food and drink specials throughout Downtown and Ybor City. Enjoy complimentary rides on the TECO Line Streetcar (new this month!) and receive a free hour of Coast Bike Share with promo code FOURTHFRIDAY0517. Fourth Friday

Gallery Reception – Bekky Beukes
Begins 8pm
Rialto Theatre
Enjoy perusing the seductive and enthralling works of Bekky Beukes. Beukes is the artistic talent behind the Rialto’s stunning rooftop mural, and you will not want to miss another glimpse at her beautiful collection! Gallery Reception – Bekky Beukes

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

Saturday, May 27

Memorial Day Weekend at the Aquarium
9am to 5pm
The Florida Aquarium
Enjoy a magnificent Memorial Day weekend among amazing animals from Florida and around the world! All military members will receive two free tickets and special admission pricing for up to four additional family members. Memorial Day Weekend at the Aquarium

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

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017
Begins at Noon
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Listen to live music all day on the main stage and play games with your friends while you sip and drink from a HUGE variety of Margarita drinks. From classic to top shelf to extreme margaritas, make sure you visit all the featured bars! Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017

2017 Tampa Bay Gospel Music Festival
Begins 2pm
Water Works Park
Enjoy free live gospel music. This spiritual art form has influenced many other genres of music. Food trucks and vendors will be on hand. 2017 Tampa Bay Gospel Music Festival

Tampa’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl
2pm – 8pm
The Franklin Manor
Let the Downtown Crawlers take care of your weekend entertainment needs. The legendary Crawler Bus is on stand-by to shuttle you from bar to bar – but not just any bar – you’ll be visiting only the finest, DT Crawler certified bars of Tampa. Tampa’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl

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 28

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

Light Up Tampa Bay
Begins 6pm
Channelside Bay Plaza
Tampa celebrates our fallen soldiers with live music, entertainment and family friendly activities. Fireworks have been canceled this year due to the burn ban. Light Up Tampa Bay

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

Alabama: Southern Drawl Tour 2017
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
One of country music’s greatest bands comes to Downtown Tampa to put on a show to remember. From humble beginnings picking cotton to international stardom and 73 million albums sold, Alabama has truly changed the face and sound of country music. You do not want to miss this legendary group performing live! Alabama: Southern Drawl Tour 2017

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day

Carry the Load 5K
Begins 8am
Ferg’s Live
Take part in a Memorial Day walk to honor and remember those who served. Participants are encouraged to carry an item, whether it is a rucksack, memento, or picture that is symbolic of the personal story or load they are carrying. Carry the Load 5K

Memorial Day Special on Pirate Water Taxi
11:30am – 10pm
Pirate Water Taxi Home Stop – Tampa Convention Center
In honor of Memorial Day, members of the military can ride for FREE on the water taxi on May 29, 2017 with the purchase of one full-paid Pirate Water Taxi ticket (Adult or Child). Pirate Water Taxi

Monday Meditation
Begins 5:30pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Join the Museum and Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center for a short meditation class. Monday Meditation

U-JAM Fitness
Begins 5:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In partnership with the YMCA Central City, instructor Heather Rollert, aka “HI-Rolla,” leads this athletic dance fitness workout designed for all fitness levels that combines World Beats with easy to learn steps and high energy music. U-JAM Fitness

Nightlife & Music

Hop on the Streetcar this Memorial Day Weekend

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Rock the Park – Celebrating its Seventh Anniversary!
June 1
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This free monthly music series showcases musical talents of all genres. The event is family-friendly, fun for all ages, and dogs on leashes are welcome. This month’s show features Zigtebra, Luxury Mane, and Ari Chi. Rock the Park

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
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
Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – Through June 16
Fourth Friday – May 26
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
Fourth Friday – May 26
Wonder Woman Day – June 3
Trashion Fashion – June 5
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – June 6
Sketch Night at the Library – June 7
Build a Better World with Razzmatazz Magic! – June 8
Come Write In: Flash Fiction – June 9
Summer Movie @ The Library: Jason Bourne – June 9
Day of the Doctor – June 10

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
Fourth Friday – May 26
The Great Gatsby Party – November 11

Patel Conservatory
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 4
Showstoppers Jr. : Thunder Mountain Revue – June 16
Junior Intensive Showcase – June 16
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – June 22 to July 2
Be Our Guest Etiquette Tea – June 24
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – July 6
Choral and Chamber Music Intensive Concert – July 7

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

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue – Through June 11
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
Victoria’s School of Dance 20th Annual Recital – June 11
mad Theatre presents Company – June 15 to July 2
Jim Jefferies: The Unusual Punishment Tour – June 16
Junior Intensive Showcase – June 16
Showstoppers, Jr.: Thunder Mountain Revue – June 16
Tig Notaro – June 16
Latin Nights – June 22
An Evening of Song with Leslie Odom Jr. – June 23
Be Our Guest Etiquette Tea – June 24
Voice of the Nightingale – July 1

Tampa Bay History Center
Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Themepark – Through May 21
Fourth Friday – May 26
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
Fourth Friday – May 26
Alex Katz: Black and White – Through May 29
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10

Tampa Theatre
The Lovers – May 25
Fourth Friday – May 26
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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