Downtown After Hours

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 4

Rock the Park
Begins 6:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This free monthly music series in the park showcases local musical talents of all genres. This month’s show features Gringo Star, Joshua Cruz, and Sophie Noelle. Rock the Park.

Avenue Q – Preview Night – 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.

Eric Church: Holdin’ My Own Tour
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Country music star Eric Church brings his outlaw style to Downtown Tampa. For the first time ever, there will be no supporting act. Eric Church and the ECB will play two full sets with an intermission in between. Eric Church: Holdin’ My Own Tour.

Friday, May 5

Galaxy Far Far Away
Begins 10am
Glazer Children’s Museum
May the fourth be with you all weekend during this fun Star Wars takeover! Bring the kids for an experience that is out of this world! Galaxy Far Far Away.

Do the Local Motion
Noon to 1am
Poe Plaza
Join us for this Friday’s walk featuring a historical tour of Tampa Union Station. Tours are free, however a $5 donation is suggested to benefit Where Love Grows, a charitable foundation feeding hungry children in our community. Do the Local Motion.

Outside The Lines: Coloring For Adults
Begins 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Think coloring is just for kids? Join the hottest trend for adults! Relieve stress and boost creativity with art, fun, and mellow music to help you release your inner artist. Outside The Lines: Coloring For Adults.

Into the Fold – Star Wars
Begins 4pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Enjoy Revenge of the Fifth and dive into the world of origami and create wonderful sculptures for the Empire from just a few pieces of paper. This fun folding event is for all ages. Into the Fold – Star Wars.

Mustache Madness Cinco De Mayo Block Party
Begins 4pm
Franklin Manor
This mustachioed event will feature multiple bars, a drink called the Froz-a-rita, elevated street style tacos and nachos, a green screen themed photo opp, a “Stache for Cash” contest, and much more. Mustache Madness Cinco De Mayo Block Party.

Patel Conservatory presents Evening of Dance
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The performance features students in ballet, tap, jazz, and Flamenco dance from the Open Dance Program. Patel Conservatory presents Evening of Dance.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Begins 6pm
The Tampa Firefighters Museum
Teams will compete to cook the best Mexican food and the winners will receive prizes. There will be samples from cook off teams available, and other food will be provided. Activities will be provided for kids at this family friendly event. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.

UT Baseball vs. Eckerd
Begins 6pm
The University of Tampa
The Spartans take the field to challenge the visitors from Eckerd College. Head to the diamond for some collegiate baseball action. UT Baseball vs. Eckerd.

Cinco de Mayo Patio Party
Begins 6pm
Bizou Brasserie
This Friday fiesta features live music, food and drink specials, and all sorts of Mexican culinary creations. Don your sombrero and head outside for this fun party! Cinco de Mayo Patio Party.

Friday Concerts in the Park
7pm to 9pm
Water Works Park
The return of spring means the return of Tampa’s longest running and most beloved concert series: Friday Concerts in the Park (formerly Friday Extra Concert Series). Celebrating 30 years of high-quality musical entertainment, the Friday Concerts in the Park offer a full schedule of live music to satisfy all tastes – from jazz to country to reggae to classic rock. Friday Concerts in the Park.

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.

Westworld
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
This film, which has recently been adapted into an HBO series, features a futuristic theme park where paying guests can pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial Wild West populated by androids. But when the system goes haywire and a guest is killed in a duel with a robotic gunslinger, the escapist fantasy suddenly takes on a grim reality. Westworld.

Saturday, April 29

History Bike Tampa: “Invision Center City Plan Part 2”
Begins 9:30am
Kahwa Coffee – Element Building
History Bike Tampa has partnered with Tampa’s Downtown Partnership to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the City of Tampa’s Invision Center City Plan. The route will travel some of the recent bike infrastructure completed and planned. Several stops will highlight new and renewed developments. See all the great accomplishments and what’s in store for a rapidly developing urban core. History Bike Tampa.

Private Lesson Recitals
Begins 10am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy the talents of youth and adult students who take music lessons with the artist-teachers of the Patel Conservatory. These performances feature musicians training on all instruments and voice, performing classical and contemporary pieces. Recitals are held throughout the day. Private Lesson Recitals.

Tampa Riverfest
Begins 10am
Tampa Riverwalk
Presented by Friends of the Riverwalk in conjunction with the City of Tampa, this FREE event will run the entire length of the Riverwalk and will feature family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa’s cultural institutions, local music and restaurants. Tampa Riverfest.

Galaxy Far Far Away
Begins 10am
Glazer Children’s Museum
May the fourth be with you all weekend during this fun Star Wars takeover! Bring the kids for an experience that is out of this world! As a special Saturday treat, the 501st Legion will be taking over with a bevy of costumed characters. Galaxy Far Far Away.

Riverfest – Secret Walls
Begins 1pm
Straz Center for the Performing
This event pits teams against each other in a dramatic, timed contest of artistic skill. This race-against-the-clock features one white canvas per team and nothing else except black markers or acrylic paint. As art blooms furiously right before your eyes, you’ll have the final vote for which team walks away the winner. Riverfest – Secret Walls.

UT Baseball vs. Eckerd
Begins 1pm
The University of Tampa
The Spartans take the field to challenge the visitors from Eckerd College. Head to the diamond for some collegiate baseball action. UT Baseball vs. Eckerd.

Avenue Q
Shows at 3pm and 8pm (8pm show is sold out)
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.

Lumina Youth Choirs Spring Sing
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The sounds of spring are in the air! You are invited to join Lumina Youth Choirs for an afternoon of beautiful music as the season comes to close. Aurora, Amiaza, Voci, and Stele will perform. Lumina Youth Choirs Spring Sing.

Tampa Riverfest Pool Party
Begins 4pm
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Enjoy drinks and complimentary light hors d’oeurves poolside provided by Waterworks Bar and Grill. Featuring St. Petersburg Distillery spirits and a great view of the Hillsborough River! Admission is free. Tampa Riverfest Pool Party.

Streetcar Live
Begins 6pm
Begins at 1201 East 7th Ave
An exciting concert series on board the Streetcar! Experience this moving musical performance on your way to your final destination, or take a ride just for the tunes! Streetcar Live.

Run for the Roses
Begins 6pm
Hilton Tampa Downtown
The Friends of the Museum host a Kentucky Derby Party like no other. Delectable derby inspired food and beverage, the ever popular hat contest, silent auction, the live showing of the Kentucky Derby, and so much more! Run for the Roses.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, make a much-awaited stop in Downtown Tampa. Joe Walsh will appear as very special guest. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Sunday, April 30

Oxford Exchange Book Fair
Begins 9am
Oxford Exchange
This book fair provides an open platform for local authors to connect with their community face to face. A broad array of genres and interests are represented, complimented by discussions and workshops throughout the day of the fair. Discover some local literary talent! Oxford Exchange Book Fair.

Tampa Riverfest
Begins 11am
Tampa Riverwalk
Presented by Friends of the Riverwalk in conjunction with the City of Tampa, this FREE event will run the entire length of the Riverwalk and will feature family-friendly activities and events showcasing Tampa’s cultural institutions, local music and restaurants. Tampa Riverfest.

Collectors Day
Noon to 5pm
Tampa Bay History Center
Join the History Center and independent collectors from throughout Tampa Bay for the first-ever Collectors Day. Dozens of local collectors will display their eclectic personal treasures, from antique radios to fossils, soda fountain memorabilia to Native American artifacts. Collectors Day.

Avenue Q
Begins 3pm
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.

How to Build A Time Machine (2016)
Begins 3pm
Tampa Theatre
The story of two men obsessed with time travel for very different reasons. They manifest that obsession in very different ways as well. How to Build A Time Machine (2016).

Tampa Bay Symphony Dazzling Inspirations
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This concert production features Jeffrey Multer on violin performing Holst’s Beni Mora – Oriental Suite for Orchestra, Op 29, No. 1, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Tampa Bay Symphony Dazzling Inspirations.

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

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017
May 27
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Enjoy a HUGE variety of Margaritas, an awesome lineup of bands headlined by Barenaked Ladies, and an amazing fireworks show to end the night! Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017.

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
Eric Church – May 4
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – May 6
The Weeknd – May 12
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
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
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December 2017
The Physicians Photography Show – Through May 5
The Boomer List, Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – Through June 16
Photoshop for Beginners – May 10 to 24
Academy of the Holy Names: Defining Womanhood – May 13 to 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
Into the Fold: Star Wars – May 5
Summer Movie @ The Library: Collateral Beauty – May 12
Book Club: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison – May 17
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
Galaxy Far Far Away – May 4 to 6
#GCMParents Series – May 4
Member Morning – May 7
Developmental Check Ups – May 9
Science Tastic Day: Engineering – May 12
Mother’s Day – May 14
Parenting Consults – May 15
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 – March 17 to December 23

Patel Conservatory
Evening of Dance – May 5
Youth Ballet’s Beginning Dance 1 Recitals – May 13
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
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I – Through May 7
Lumina Youth Choirs Spring Sing – May 6
Private Lesson Recitals – May 6
Riverfest – Secret Walls – May 6 and 7
Tampa Bay Symphony Dazzling Inspirations – May 7
That’s the Spirit – May 11
Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? – May 12
The American Songbook: Then and Now – The Florida Orchestra – May 12
Masters of Dance: Balanchine and Robbins plus Petipa’s Don Quixote Suite – May 13 and 14
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 14
Darrin Bradbury – May 15
Opera Tampa League’s Wondrous Wednesday – May 17
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

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
Portraits in Print Workshop – May 5
Studio Event: The Studio Lounge: An Adult Make & Take Mixer – May 5
Run for the Roses – May 6
Teen Night – May 20
Alex Katz: Black and White – Through May 29
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10

Tampa Theatre
The Dinner – May 5 to 15
Westworld – May 5
How to Build a Time Machine – May 7
Siddhartha Murkherjee: Science and Storytelling – May 10
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl and the Train – May 16
Beerfest 2017: Barley’s Angels – June 24
WineFest 2017: Wine’s World – September 8

University of Tampa
Baseball vs. Eckerd – May 5
Gallery Reception for Society Collective: Spring BFA Exhibtion – May 5
Spring BFA Graduate Show Reception – May 5
Spring Commencement – May 6
Baseball vs. Eckerd – May 6
Baseball vs. Rollins – May 11
Baseball vs. Rollins – May 12
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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