Downtown After Hours

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9

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

Spamilton: An American Parody
Shows Thursday through Sunday
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Don’t miss this parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, this show fulfills its manifest destiny by conquering Tampa for a limited time only. Spamilton: An American Parody

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

Wild Nights With Emily (2019)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
A well-researched dissection of the long-standing myth that Emily Dickinson was a sexless and melancholic recluse. The film asserts that Dickinson actually had a loving relationship with her sister-in-law. Much of the humor of the film comes from the tension of what we see happening and what the narrator tells her audience. An irreverent, winking comedy about the way society will create its own secrets, the film offers joy and companionship to a figure whose history was more conveniently presented to generations of readers as lonely. Wild Nights With Emily (2019)

Anastasia
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by the beloved films, this romantic and adventure-filled new musical has arrived in Tampa at last! The dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Anastasia

Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Begins 8pm
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 10

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 & Local – Carlos Peña
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Settle in by the river for some live music performed by a local up and comer. Carlos Peña will perform on the Riverwalk next to the fountains. Live & Local – Carlos Peña

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

Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
This documentary tells the story of the famously feisty, diminutive therapist who taught America in the 1980s how to talk about sex with unflinching and enthusiastic candor. As her 90th birthday approaches, the film explores her beginnings from her early radio show, “Sexually Speaking,” which became a surprise hit, to her TV appearances and series that made her a cultural touchstone. Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)

Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Begins 8pm
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

Anastasia
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by the beloved films, this romantic and adventure-filled new musical has arrived in Tampa at last! The dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Anastasia

Saturday, May 11

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

Custom Jewelry Dish Workshop
Begins 10am
Armature Works
Customize your own shatter proof and water resistant jewelry dish just in time for Mother’s Day. Join Paola Ward, owner and founder of The Colibri Project, to make a custom jewelry dish that is great as a gift for Mother’s Day, but also, new brides, bridesmaids, birthday gifts, or just to keep for yourself. Custom Jewelry Dish Workshop

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

Learn to Use Power Tools
Begins 10am
Florida School of Woodwork
Woodworking power tools like the tablesaw and jointer are key parts of most woodworking projects. If you have these tools but don’t know quite how to use or have some bad habits this would be a good class to attended. Learn to use Power Tools

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

Next Generation Ballet’s Pirates and Cowboys: Le Corsaire and Western Symphony
Shows at 2pm and 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The high seas and Wild West meet in this daring new production, a partial staging of Petipa’s Le Corsaire paired with Balanchine’s Western Symphony. Constructed as a suite of dances highlighting the exotic, high-stakes plot and gorgeous music, Le Corsaire (The Pirate) features brilliant dancing and a Gasparilla-worthy pirate crew. Western Symphony outfits NGB’s exuberant dancers as cowboys and dance-hall girls in this landmark Balanchine “old west” ballet. Next Generation Ballet’s Pirates and Cowboys: Le Corsaire and Western Symphony

Anastasia
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by the beloved films, this romantic and adventure-filled new musical has arrived in Tampa at last! The dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Anastasia

Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This documentary tells the story of the famously feisty, diminutive therapist who taught America in the 1980s how to talk about sex with unflinching and enthusiastic candor. As her 90th birthday approaches, the film explores her beginnings from her early radio show, “Sexually Speaking,” which became a surprise hit, to her TV appearances and series that made her a cultural touchstone. Ask Dr. Ruth (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

Live & Local – Jariah Higgins
6pm to 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Jariah Higgins is a soulful singer songwriter based out of Tampa. He captivates his audience with his soul driven voice, entrancing beatbox and melodic harmonies, through a looping technique that has become his signature sound. Live & Local – Jariah Higgins

The Millennium Tour
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Multi-platinum R&B group B2K, which features Omarion, Boog, Fizz and Raz-B, will bring it’s Millennium Tour to Downtown Tampa. The iconic group has been touring the country with special guests Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, and Bobby V. R&B fans will not want to miss this concert. Get your tickets today to hear all the hits performed live during this fantastic show. The Millennium Tour

Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Begins 8pm
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, May 12

Downtown Tampa venues offering moms free admission on Mother’s Day include; the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay History Center, Florida Aquarium, and the Glazer Children’s Museum. Learn More

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

Mother’s Day Brunch
Begins 11am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy an assortment of delectable breakfast offerings, including chef-attended omelet and carving stations, a bountiful salad bar, hot buffet and beautiful dessert display. Bottomless mimosas are included. Mother’s Day Brunch

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

Next Generation Ballet’s Pirates and Cowboys: Le Corsaire and Western Symphony
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The high seas and Wild West meet in this daring new production, a partial staging of Petipa’s Le Corsaire paired with Balanchine’s Western Symphony. Constructed as a suite of dances highlighting the exotic, high-stakes plot and gorgeous music, Le Corsaire (The Pirate) features brilliant dancing and a Gasparilla-worthy pirate crew. Western Symphony outfits NGB’s exuberant dancers as cowboys and dance-hall girls in this landmark Balanchine “old west” ballet. Next Generation Ballet’s Pirates and Cowboys: Le Corsaire and Western Symphony

Anastasia
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Inspired by the beloved films, this romantic and adventure-filled new musical has arrived in Tampa at last! The dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Anastasia

Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)
Shows at 3:30pm and 6pm
Tampa Theatre
This documentary tells the story of the famously feisty, diminutive therapist who taught America in the 1980s how to talk about sex with unflinching and enthusiastic candor. As her 90th birthday approaches, the film explores her beginnings from her early radio show, “Sexually Speaking,” which became a surprise hit, to her TV appearances and series that made her a cultural touchstone. Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)

Hedda Adapted by Lucy Kirkwood from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Begins 8pm
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

Free Pops in the Park
Begins 7:30pm
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
Whether you come with a date or the whole family, the music at this event is just right, featuring film scores and light symphonic favorites. Daniel Black will conduct. Arrive early for the Instrument Petting Zoo and food trucks. Be sure to bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest. Free Pops 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

SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival

Saturday, May 18

The Florida Aquarium
This wine and food event is the signature fundraiser for The Florida Aquarium. The event features more than 100 types of wine and delicious foods from numerous local restaurants. 100% of the proceeds from your ticket purchase support our mission, including endangered species conservation programs. SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival

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
The Millennium Tour – May 11
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 – May 12 to June 15

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
The Pigeon Comes to Tampa!: A Mo Willems Exhibit – Through May 12
Story Time with Elephant and Piggie – Through May 12
Mommas Play Free Today! Happy Mother’s Day! – May 12
Grown Up Night – May 17
Development Checkups – May 21
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
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Music in the Museum – May 16
Sunday Tour – May 19
Blue Star Museums – May 26 to September 1
Archives Awareness Week – July 16
Teacher Appreciation Day – August 3

Jobsite Theater
Hedda – May 10 to 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
Movies @ the Library: Mission Impossible: Fallout – May 11
Messy Mondays – May 13
Smithsonian Volunteering Online – May 14
Book Discussion: The Funeral Party by Ludmila Ulitskaya – May 15
Movies @ the Library: Chappaquiddick – May 17
Starting a Nonprofit – May 21
DIY Comic Book Magnets – May 22
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
Spamilton: An American Parody – Through May 12
Anastasia – Through May 12
Live & Local – Carlos Peña – May 10
Live & Local – Jariah Higgins – May 11
Next Generation Ballet’s Pirates and Cowboys: Le Corsaire and Western Symphony – May 11 and 12
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 12
Patel Conservatory Presents Jazz Jam – Spring – May 14
Rocktopia – May 14
An Evening with David Sedaris – May 15
Latin Nights – May 16
Chris Poe – Live & Local – May 17
Kinky Boots – May 17 to May 19
Patel Conservatory presents End-of-Year Celebration – May 18
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – May 11
Mother’s Day at the History Center – May 12
OLLI/TBHB Course: The Seminole Wars – May 15
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
Planes – May 11
Carl Hiaasen – May 14
Joe Jackson: Four Decades Tour – May 25
Laura Ingraham & Raymond Arroyo – June 1
Platon – June 6
Because of Sam “First Look” Screening – July 29
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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