Downtown After Hours

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8

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

Book Launch: Hide With Me by Sorboni Banerjee
Begins 6:30pm
Oxford Exchange
Celebrate the launch of Hide With Me, an exciting debut young adult novel by Fox 13’s weekend anchor and consumer reporter, Sorboni Banerjee. The author will be doing a reading followed by a Q&A and signing. Light food and drinks will be available for purchase. Book Launch: Hide With Me by Sorboni Banerjee

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting New York Islanders in a downtown showdown. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders

Free Solo (2018)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. Free Solo (2018)

Friday, November 9

Arts Legacy REMIX: Celebrating Diwali and India
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A wealth of cultures and talented people will converge at this event where singers, dancers and musicians from our own backyard come together for special, free performances. Shreyas Arts, in conjunction with Srishti Dance Academy, Divya Ganam School of Music, Taraana Music, Navarasa Academy and sitar player K.V. Mahabala will take guests on a tour of India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari through art, dance, singing, yoga, shopping, music and more. Arts Legacy REMIX: Celebrating Diwali and India

Free Solo (2018)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. Free Solo (2018)

The Florida Orchestra – A Child of Our Time
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Written decades ago in the era of Nazi Germany, Michael Tippett’s oratorio is a powerful call for unity in a divided world. TFO’s debut features the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and commemorates the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of Shattered Glass) in partnership with The Florida Holocaust Museum. The work also draws inspiration from African-American spirituals (you may recognize Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen among others), making it a natural fit with selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, which rounds out the program. The Florida Orchestra – A Child of Our Time

The Revolutionists
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This stage production is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Lauren Gunderson’s masterful script builds verbal anachronisms, meta-jokes, playful banter, and true historical events into a stirring finale as each woman faces her inevitable fate. In the end, it is a story of how important a woman’s voice can be, even in the darkest of times. A brave and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy and standing up for one’s beliefs. The Revolutionists

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. However, they are about to fail their history class, which means Ted would be sent to military school. They receive help from Rufus, a traveler from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus’ time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation. Starring Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, and George Carlin. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Saturday, November 10

Tampa Bay Corporate Challenge
All Day
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
A multi-sport event that allows Tampa Bay area companies to interact with each other through a variety of sporting events. Competitions will take place over the course of the day and companies will earn points toward their overall team score based on participation, placement and volunteer support. Tampa Bay Corporate Challenge

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

Free Solo (2018)
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. Free Solo (2018)

The Revolutionists
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This stage production is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Lauren Gunderson’s masterful script builds verbal anachronisms, meta-jokes, playful banter, and true historical events into a stirring finale as each woman faces her inevitable fate. In the end, it is a story of how important a woman’s voice can be, even in the darkest of times. A brave and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy and standing up for one’s beliefs. The Revolutionists

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting Ottawa Senators in a matchup between division rivals. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators

Last Out – Elegy of a Green Beret
Begins 7pm
Tampa Marriot Waterside & Marina
Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with Valhalla beckoning, he discovers that combat can be fueled by vengeance or by love; it just depends which price you are willing to pay. Last Out – Elegy of a Green Beret

Sunday, November 11

Damron Concert Artist Series – ModernMedieval
Begins 2pm
Sykes Chapel – University of Tampa
A new, all-female ensemble created by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek. This program features some of Hildegard of Bingen’s most ecstatic chants interwoven with new works by acclaimed composers Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burhans, Joel Phillip Friedman, Daniel Thomas Davis and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek. An exciting tour de force for singers, composers and audience alike. Damron Concert Artist Series – ModernMedieval

Tampa Bay Symphony presents Symphonic Sensations
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Take your seats for a night of beautiful music in Downtown Tampa. The show will features works from Tchaikovsky, Delius, and more performed by Grigorios Zamparas and conducted by Mark Sforzini. Tampa Bay Symphony presents Symphonic Sensations

The Revolutionists
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
This stage production is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Lauren Gunderson’s masterful script builds verbal anachronisms, meta-jokes, playful banter, and true historical events into a stirring finale as each woman faces her inevitable fate. In the end, it is a story of how important a woman’s voice can be, even in the darkest of times. A brave and blisteringly funny new work about feminism, legacy and standing up for one’s beliefs. The Revolutionists

Free Solo (2018)
Shows at 3pm and 5:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. Free Solo (2018)

Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater
Shows at 3:30pm and 6:30pm
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

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
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

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

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Night 
Friday, November 16, starts at 5:30pm
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at this holiday favorite, presented by Tampa Bay Lightning and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park is transformed with the sights, sounds, and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Enjoy Downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice rink and The Shops of Winter Village, featuring 10 boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. Winter Village at Curtis Hixon 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 and Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders – November 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – November 10
Travis Scott – November 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – November 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks – November 23
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils – November 25
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks – November 27
Elton John – November 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres – November 29
Barry Manilow – December 7
Fleetwood Mac – February 18, 2019
P!nk – March 3, 2019
Shawn Mendes – July 27, 2019

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1 – Through January 11
UPA Gallery 2018 – Through November 30
Day by Day: 1968 – October to December

Glazer Children’s Museum

Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – WeeklyHarvest with Heart – Through November 30
Grown Up Night – November 9
Cooking Class with Saltblock Catering & Events – November 14
Fall Fest: Food for All, All for Food – November 17 and 18

Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Imperial Designs – Through December 31
Sunday Tour – November 11
Veteran’s Day – November 11
Historical Interlude – November 11
Music in the Museum – November 15
Music Store Sunday – November 25
Victorian Christmas Stroll – December 1 to 23
Holiday Shopping Day – December 1
Members Day at the Stroll – December 1
Children’s Day at the Victorian Christmas Stroll – December 16

Jobsite Theater
Edgar & Emily – Through November 9
Othello – January 11 to February 3
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] – March 15 to April 17

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: Ready Player One – November 9
All Day Holiday Closing – November 12
Red Riding Hood – November 14
Book Discussion: Last Days of Night by Graham Moore – November 14
Movies @ the Library: Avengers: Infinity War – November 16

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
The Revolutionists – November 2 to 18
The Winter Wonderettes – December 6 to 23
Ready Steady Yeti Go – February 7 to 24
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie – March 21 to April 7

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
mad Theatre presents 9 to 5 The Musical – Through November 11
Opera Social Luncheon – November 8
Arts Legacy REMIX Celebrate Diwali and India – November 9
Open Rehearsals – Die Fledermaus – November 13 to 19
Latin Nights – November 15
Live & Local – Connor Zwetsch – November 16
The Florida Orchestra – Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony – November 16
Diavolo Dance Theatre: Architecture in Motion – November 17
Vivere All’Italiana: Italian Film @ The Straz – November 17
Dom Flemons – November 19
Benji Brown – November 24
Live & Local – Jariah Higgins – November 24
Patel Conservatory presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – November 29 to December 2
Glenn Beck LIVE – November 30
Cledus T. Judd – December 1
Live & Local – Eden Shireen – December 1
The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Texas – December 4
Hundred Days – January 15 to March 24
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – July 9 to 14

Tampa Bay History Center
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – November 10, and December 8
My Doll and Me: Luciana – November 10
Florida Conversations: Florida Wild: Hidden in Plain Sight – November 14
History Center Book Group – November 15
Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour – November 24 and December 29
Girl Scout Workshop: Tweetin’ Tampa – December 1
Florida Conversations – December 4

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
Yayoi Kusama: Love is Calling – Through February 14, 2019
Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite, and the Lure of Antiquity: Through January 6, 2019

Season of Love – Through March 17, 2019
Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective – October 25 to March 17, 2019
Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations – January 31 to May 27, 2019
Ancient and Modern Glass from the Collection – March 23 to August 19, 2019
Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution – April 11 to August 11, 2019
Echoing Forms: American Abstraction – April 13 to August 18, 2019
Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection – June 20 to October 6, 2019
Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre

Free Solo – Through November 14
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – November 9
Iron & Wine – November 15
Science Friday Live – November 17
Planes, Trains and Automobiles – November 23
Miracle on 34th Street – November 25
Movie Bingo on #GivingTuesday – November 27
An Evening with Louise Penny – November 28
Home Free – A Country Christmas – December 6
Elf – December 9
It’s a Wonderful Life – December 14
Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles – December 18
White Christmas – December 23
NYE Wrap Party 2018: Austin Powers – December 31
Raffi – Januaury 19
Bert Kreischer: Body Shots Tour – February 14
Winefest 2019 – February 22 and 23
Hollywood Awards Night – February 24
Welcome to Night Vale – February 28
Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour – March 8

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 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.

About Downtown After Hours

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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