Downtown After Hours

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30

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

That’s the Spirit
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The elevated and more exclusive sister of TASTE @ The Straz, That’s the Spirit presents a five-course dinner presented by five celebrated chefs. Each dish comes paired with special cava-inspired cocktails created by some of the area’s most sought-after mixologists. That’s the Spirit

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)

Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria – Special Hadassah Fundraising Event
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This special fundraising event features complimentary hors d’oeuvres, desserts, opportunity baskets, raffles and a performance of Stageworks Theatre’s newest show! Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different, not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions. Performed in Spanish and English, this show features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written, sung in four and five-part harmony. Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria

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 31

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

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)

The Southern Momma Cledus T Judd Comedy Experience
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater inside Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Country satire superstar and former 99.5 FM WQYK Tampa morning show personality Cledus T. Judd is back after a hiatus that had fans wondering if they’d ever see this ol’ coot and his coveralls ever again. This show joins the parody icon with comedians Red Squirrel, Gary Cargal and Darren Knight, also known as the Southern Momma. The Southern Momma Cledus T Judd Comedy Experience

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

Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different, not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions. Performed in Spanish and English, this show features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written, sung in four and five-part harmony. Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria

Saturday, June 1

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

Sensory-Friendly Saturday
Begins 10am
Tampa Bay History Center
Enjoy the History Center with minimized disturbances and optional sensory experiences for families with special needs. Using a multi sensory approach to learning about the past, History Center docents will have touch carts and learning stations where visitors, if they choose, can see, touch and smell as they explore the museum’s three floors of exhibits. Sensory-Friendly Saturday

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

The Biggest Little Farm (2019)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
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)

Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different, not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions. Performed in Spanish and English, this show features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written, sung in four and five-part harmony. Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria

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

Broadway’s Eric Petersen Sings “Swinging Thru Broadway”
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This swinging cabaret evening will feature some of your favorite songs from classic musicals like “Guys & Dolls” and “Singin’ In the Rain” to beloved American Songbook classics like “One for My Baby” and “I’ve Got The World On A String”. Eric brings some of his Broadway performances from Shrek: The Musical and School of Rock direct to you from the Great White Way. Eric will share backstage stories from his lengthy career on broadway, television and film. Come swing the night away as we celebrate timeless music and great stories with this affable entertainer. Broadway’s Eric Petersen Sings “Swinging Thru Broadway”

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

Sunday, June 2

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

Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This Tony Awards®-inspired awards showcase in Ferguson Hall will honor area high school musical theater programs and students. Celebrating artistic excellence in musical theater, this event features musical numbers representing the best of Tampa Bay area high school productions. Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase

Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
Four young Latino men have a chance meeting at Burrito World in Omaha and discover they share the same name! Even though their ancestral roots are different, not only do they share a common name, they share a common dream: to stage a show of Latin standards that puts forth a positive image to counteract Latino stereotypes. Enter Maria, a beautiful woman who provides a romantic interest as the gentlemen vie for her attentions. Performed in Spanish and English, this show features some of the most evocative Latin music ever written, sung in four and five-part harmony. Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
The Tampa Theatre Summer Classics Movie Series kicks off with a showing of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Immediately after the screening, retired USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion and audience Q&A. The session is included with film admission. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

The Biggest Little Farm (2019)
6:45pm to 8:15pm
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)

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

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
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
Member Preview: Summer of Making – May 30
Opening Day: Summer of Making – June 1
Member Morning – June 2
Eric Carle Day – June 3
Children’s Board Free Tuesday – June 4
Worldwide Wednesday: Cuba – June 5
Cooking with SaltBlock – June 12
Father’s Day! Dads Play Free – June 16
Bats Meet ‘n Greet with Tampa Bay Bats – June 21

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 – Through 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
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – June 4
3, 2, 1 Blastoff! – June 5
DIY Crafting – Star Book Fold – June 5
The Great Space Adventure – June 6
Recording Studio Open House – June 11
A Universe of Science! – June 12
The Virtual Cosmos: Space Exploration in VR – June 12
Creating and Designing Digital Cards with Photoshop – June 12
Sewing at the Library: Constellation Embroidery – June 13
Movies @ the Library – June 14

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
That’s the Spirit – May 30
The Southern Momma Cledus T Judd Comedy Experience – May 31
Dawson Dance Academy Annual Recital – June 1
Broadway’s Eric Petersen Sings “Swinging Thru Broadway” – June 1
Come From Away – June 4 to June 9
mad Theatre presents Man of La Mancha – June 6 to June 23
The City of Tampa and Cando Inc. Dance & Gym Recital: There’s No Place Like Home – June 7
Live & Local – Jarrod  Barefoot – June 7
Live & Local – Eden Shireen – June 8
Rock of Ages – June 11 to June 15
Live & Local – Frankie Raye – June 15
Patel Conservatory presents Junior Intensive – June 14
Live & Local – Jariah Higgins – June 15
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14
We Are Two Different People Tour – September 18

Tampa Bay History Center
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
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
The Biggest Little Farm – Through June 4
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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