Downtown After Hours

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31

Game Night
Begins 7pm
Fly Bar
Enjoy a night of games on the rooftop! Vintage and contemporary video games will be played on the projector along with other favorites such as giant Jenga and board games. Enjoy fun cocktails and games on the rooftop in the heart of downtown Tampa. Entry is free and food is served late. Game Night

Blithe Spirit – Preview Night
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Charles Condomine, a mediocre novelist, summons a medium to his hime to study “the techniques” of spiritualists for his new book. Along with Ruth, his second wife, and Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, close friends, he participates in a seance conducted by Madame Arcati, who supplies Charles with more than he bargained for. She produces a “protoplasmic manifestation” in the form of Elvira, Charles’s deceased first wife whom only he (and the audience) can see and hear. With farce and wit unleashed, playwright Noel Coward presents some of his best comic characters in a situation full of spirits and satire. Blithe Spirit

Friday, June 1

Lightning Appreciation Day
All Day
Downtown Tampa
The mission of Lightning Appreciation Day is to show the Tampa Bay Lightning that the community supports the team and appreciates the successes that the team had all season long. This is a chance to thank the team for giving Tampa Bay a reason to be proud this season. Those in the community will wear their “Bolts Blue” on Friday and post pictures on social media using #AppreciateBolts. Lightning Appreciation Day

RBG (2018)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
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)

Blithe Spirit
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Charles Condomine, a mediocre novelist, summons a medium to his hime to study “the techniques” of spiritualists for his new book. Along with Ruth, his second wife, and Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, close friends, he participates in a seance conducted by Madame Arcati, who supplies Charles with more than he bargained for. She produces a “protoplasmic manifestation” in the form of Elvira, Charles’s deceased first wife whom only he (and the audience) can see and hear. With farce and wit unleashed, playwright Noel Coward presents some of his best comic characters in a situation full of spirits and satire. Blithe Spirit

Saturday, June 2

Tampa Bay Throwdown Cornhole Tournament
Begins 10am
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
This event is centered around the greatest leisurely sport known to man: Cornhole! Registered teams of two will compete for a number of prizes, including cash and cornhole boards. Proceeds from the competition will benefit local charities, including Tampa Bay Veteran’s Closet and National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Tampa Bay Throwdown Cornhole Tournament

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

Applying the Language of Photography to Bookmaking
1:30pm to 4pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Photography is a language, the same as the written or spoken word. This course will not be a “how to physically make a book” but how to apply the language of photography to your images to help you create a book. Participants will explore the concept of sequencing images to create a book. Various concepts will be discussed including working in a series or using a sequence and setting your goal for a book. Applying the Language of Photography to Bookmaking

Blithe Spirit
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Charles Condomine, a mediocre novelist, summons a medium to his hime to study “the techniques” of spiritualists for his new book. Along with Ruth, his second wife, and Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, close friends, he participates in a seance conducted by Madame Arcati, who supplies Charles with more than he bargained for. She produces a “protoplasmic manifestation” in the form of Elvira, Charles’s deceased first wife whom only he (and the audience) can see and hear. With farce and wit unleashed, playwright Noel Coward presents some of his best comic characters in a situation full of spirits and satire. Blithe Spirit

Shania Twain
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Global superstar Shania Twain is coming to Downtown Tampa for one of the most anticipated concerts of the year! This is Shania’s first tour since 2015. Hear all of your classic favorites, as well as some new hits. This country show is sure to get everyone moving, grooving, and having a spectacular evening. Find some tickets and take your seats for this high level concert experience! Shania Twain

Restoration Celebration
Begins 8:30pm
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

Sunday, June 3

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

Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The goal of this program is to provide experiences and opportunities for local high school students and faculty and to engage local families and community members in a celebration of educational theater. This year’s awards showcase will be hosted by Justin Matthew Sargent, along with last year’s winners Maggie Musco and Christian Meany. Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase

Top Gun
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
A Navy pilot strives to be the best Navy pilot ever, even as he is criticized for recklessness. He is surrounded by a cast of other Navy pilots who are either his closest friends or his most vehement rivals. That recklessness endangers them and puts his burgeoning relationship with an expert in Soviet air superiority at risk. Starring Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, and Kelly McGillis. Top Gun

Blithe Spirit
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
Charles Condomine, a mediocre novelist, summons a medium to his hime to study “the techniques” of spiritualists for his new book. Along with Ruth, his second wife, and Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, close friends, he participates in a seance conducted by Madame Arcati, who supplies Charles with more than he bargained for. She produces a “protoplasmic manifestation” in the form of Elvira, Charles’s deceased first wife whom only he (and the audience) can see and hear. With farce and wit unleashed, playwright Noel Coward presents some of his best comic characters in a situation full of spirits and satire. Blithe Spirit

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Franklin Street Block Party
Thursday, June 14
Tampa Theatre
On Thursday, June 14, Tampa Theatre will be one of only a handful of theatres in the country to open the new documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? And in the spirit of Mr. Rogers’ enduring message, the historic movie palace and the Tampa Downtown Partnership will host a Franklin Street Block Party from 5:00 to 7:00pm before the 7:30pm screening of the film. Franklin Street Block Party

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
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
P!nk – March 3, 2019
Shawn Mendes – July 27, 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
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
Summer of STEAM – June 1 to July 31
Children’s Board of Hillsborough Free Tuesday – June 5
Mindfulness with Evolve: Family Yoga – June 9
Grown Up Night – June 22
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 2
Imperial Designs – Through December 31

Jobsite Theater
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
Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – June 1
The Good Cemeterian – June 2
String Arts – Library Rock – June 5
Mr. Brad’s Music – June 6
Movies @ the Library: Darkest Hour – June 8
Day of the Doctor – June 9
DIY Crafting: Beading for beginners – June 10
Podcasting 101 – June 12
DIY Crafting: Book Folding Music Note – June 13
Librarians Rock, Readers Roll – June 14
Washer Necklace – June 14
The Pursuit of Happyness – June 15
Sewing: Plush Unicorn Head – June 16

Patel Conservatory
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
Blithe Spirit – June 1 to 16
Ugly Lies the Bone – August 9 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase – June 3
The Sound of Music – June 5 to 10
Ricky Wilcox – Live & Local – June 9
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 13 to July 8
Junior Intensive Showcase – June 14
The City of Tampa and Cando Inc Dance & Gym Recital: Princess & the Frog – June 15 to 17
The Illusionists – Live from Broadway – June 15 to 17
Latin Nights – June 21
Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour – June 22
Menopause The Musical – June 27 to July 1
Bring It! Live – July 1
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella – July 5 to 8

Tampa Bay History Center
Old Glory – Through July 2018
Walk Tampa – Tampa Bay Black History Tour – May 26
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
Having a Ball – Through July 22
Inspired by Nature – Through July 22
Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell And Jesús Rafael Soto – Through September 30
From Muse and Myth to Figure and Gesture – Through August 19
Free High School Photography Workshop – Through June 1
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses – Through June 13
CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture – September 22
Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre
RBG – Through June 7
Tampa Theatre’s Restoration Celebration – June 2
Top Gun – June 3
Wet Hot American Summer – June 8
The Blind Side – June 10
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Franklin Street Block Party – June 14
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – June 14 through June 27
Blade Runner – June 17
To Kill A Mockingbird – June 24
Gone With The Wind – July 1
Dr. Strangelove – July 8
The Les Brown Experience – July 11
Kings Coast Roast of King Gothalion – July 12
The Perfect Storm – July 13
A Fish Called Wanda – July 15
BeerFest 2018: Hop Gun – July 21
Safety Last – July 22
Sing-Along Mary Poppins – July 28
Rope – August 5
The Manchurian Candidate – August 12
Blazing Saddles – August 19
The Wizard of Oz – August 26
Casablanca – September 2
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28
Iron & Wine – November 15

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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