Downtown After Hours

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15

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

3rd Thursdays
Begins 6pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Enjoy some gourmet food truck fun paired with independent short flicks and live music! Pour House and City Dog Cantina provide micro brews and tasty cocktails. Over ten gourmet food trucks will be on site, offering everything from burgers to vegetarian bites and much more. This is a spectacular way to spend a Thursday evening in Downtown Tampa! 3rd Thursdays

Tapas with a Twist: A Cooking Party
Begins 6:30pm
Armature Works
This event will be lead by chef/owners John Lewis and Debbie McGiffin, co-owners of Palate CulinaryServices and co-authors of the cookbook, It’s All About the Food. The chefs have taught thousands of people how to cook and have fun in the kitchen for the past 20 years. In addition, Chef John was the resident chef on the Daytime television program on WFLA-TV, News Channel 8 for 13 years. Tapas with a Twist: A Cooking Party

11th Annual Sustainable Buzz
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This grand celebration of sustainable living will feature food from dozens of local restaurants, craft beers, fine wines and spirits, and live entertainment. This year’s event will feature a sustainable living pop-up shop featuring eco-friendly products for purchase and a trash to treasure fashion show and competition featuring the area’s top designers. 11th Annual Sustainable Buzz

Open Rehearsal – Die Fledermaus
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Opera aficionados and neophytes alike always enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek into a rehearsal with Managing Director and Choral Master Robin Stamper, observing the director and artists working on scenes for the upcoming opera production. A brief, informative overview of the opera begins the evening. This is a very popular event and seating is limited. Open Rehearsal – Die Fledermaus

Iron & Wine
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Iron & Wine will take to the historic Tampa Theatre stage with special guest OHMME. Iron & Wine is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Born in South Carolina and currently residing in North Carolina, the former film professor got his start making home recordings before landing on venerable Sub Pop Records. Iron & Wine

Latin Nights
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Maestro’s Restaurant transforms into a Latin supper club, featuring a live salsa band, dancing, tapas and drink specials. A new menu features delicious tapas, and patrons can dance the night away to the thrilling Latin rhythms of Son Salvaje. For those who desire salsa dance assistance, guidance will be offered by Simone Amaral. Latin Nights

Friday, November 16

Thanksgiving Bin
Begins 11am
Joe Chillura Courthouse Square
Well4Life and Cypress Creek Produce Co-op are bringing out a special Thanksgiving Bin! For $30, visitors will receive “almost everything but the Turkey!” This month’s bin includes baker potatoes, sweet potatoes, Florida pole beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms and oranges. You’ll also receive spring mix, onions, cranberries, pineapple, plus fresh rosemary, sage and thyme to dress your bird! Thanksgiving Bin

Do the Local Motion
Begins at Noon
Lykes Gaslight Square
Take a fun walking tour of Winter Village and the Riverwalk! Do the Local Motion is a healthy and social way to enjoy your lunch hour and learn interesting tidbits about Tampa’s Downtown! Walks are free but a $5 donation is appreciated to fight childhood hunger in our community. Proudly brought to you by Where Love Grows and Tampa Downtown Partnership. Do the Local Motion

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Night
Begins 5:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
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

Live & Local – Connor Zwetsch
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Live & Local is a great opportunity to see the Tampa Bay area’s rising stars in our own backyard. Connor Zwetsch is a singer/songwriter based out of Tampa. She is currently working on her debut album. Live & Local – Connor Zwetsch

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

The Florida Orchestra – Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Michael Francis takes you to his British homeland in Vaughan Williams’ colorful symphony, along with Elgar’s In the South (Alassio). Esther Yoo makes her TFO debut in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The Florida Orchestra

Saturday, November 17

18th Annual Florida Hospital Bolt Run Presented by Dasani
Begins 7am
Amalie Arena
The Lightning Foundation and the Tampa Bay Lightning are excited to host this season’s race, which will consist of a 5 Mile, 5K and a Family Fun Run/Walk. The event will span the entire morning and will feature family friendly activities on Ford Thunder Alley and end at the first-ever finisher’s circle inside Amalie Arena! 18th Annual Florida Hospital Bolt Run

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning
10am – 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
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

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 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

Vivere All’Italiana
Shows at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Straz Center will screen six modern classics of Italian cinema throughout the weekend, curated by Dr. Patrizia LaTrecchia, Associate Professor at USF in the Department of World Languages and director of the Italian program. The Italian Film Festival is in conjunction with University of South Florida and Consulate General of Italy in Florida. This is a FREE event, but seating is limited. Vivere All’Italiana

Light The Night
Begins 5pm
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
Help us cure all cancer and support a powerful campaign bringing light to the darkness of cancer. Friends, families and coworkers gather together and carry illuminated lanterns to celebrate, honor or remember those touched by cancer. Light The Night is an incredibly moving and inspirational festival style event that commemorates the fundraising efforts throughout the community. Light The Night

Table in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Enjoy an elegant three course catered dinner in the beautiful park on the Riverwalk. In Support of MTC’s EXCEL, Excellence in Computer Education and Learning educational program for people on the Autism Spectrum. Dine under the stars with chef-inspired fine food, adult beverages, music, and unparalleled city views. Table in the Park

Kamayan Feast
Begins 6pm
Armature Works – Chismis & Co
Chismis & Co will host its second Kamayan feast, curating a Filipino dining experience for all to enjoy! Guests are invited to dive in and eat with their hands as they indulge in flavors true to the diverse cuisine. Chismis & Co will also be offering a special themed cocktail along with a Filipino beer that will pair sublimely with their feast of flavors. Kamayan Feast

Diavolo Dance Theatre: Architecture in Motion®
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The daredevil dance spectacle from America’s Got Talent returns for more shocking, breathtaking dance-acrobatics. For 20 years, Diavolo has invented movement dynamite between its dancers and giant sets of skate ramps, wheels, interlocking boxes and abstract sculptures. With explosive and unexpected flips, leaps, turns, partnering and tests of trust, the company pushes the limits of the ever-present question of when to hold on and when to let go. Funded in part by Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowments for the Arts. Diavolo Dance Theatre: Architecture in Motion®

Science Friday Live
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Enjoy an unforgettably fun evening of science and conversation! Each week, veteran science correspondent Ira Flatow brings a lively, informative discussion of science to two million radio and podcast listeners. Now the show will unfold in front of you at this live, one night only performance. Science Friday Live

Sunday, November 18

Indie Flea
Begins 11am
Armature Works
The Tampa Indie Flea is a curated event meant to showcase the amazing talent within our community. The Flea exists to promote local arts and culture to engage and empower our community towards positive grassroots growth. Indie Flea

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning
Noon – 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
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

Gizmo’s Birthday Bash
Begins 1pm
Franklin Manor
Gizmo is turning 9 years old and he’s ready to party with his doggie and human friends. The party will raise donations for the Vets4Pets Charitable Veterinary Clinic to assist pets whose owners cannot afford proper care. The event is open to all dogs and their owners, and will include cake and doggie ice cream as well as music, pet-friendly vendors, raffles, a photo booth, and a whole lot of fun! Gizmo’s Birthday Bash

Vivere All’Italiana
Shows at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Straz Center will screen six modern classics of Italian cinema throughout the weekend, curated by Dr. Patrizia LaTrecchia, Associate Professor at USF in the Department of World Languages and director of the Italian program. The Italian Film Festival is in conjunction with University of South Florida and Consulate General of Italy in Florida. This is a FREE event, but seating is limited. Vivere All’Italiana

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

Winter Village Express
Departs Whiting Street Station beginning at 3:25, Centro Ybor at 3:55pm
Whiting St. Station and Centro Ybor Station
The TECO Line Streetcar has partnered with the Tampa Downtown Partnership to bring you a themed ride aboard the Winter Village Express. Riders can board the Express at Whiting Station or Centro Ybor on select Sundays to enjoy treats, music, and activities during the non-stop ride. Winter Village Express

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

Christie Lenee in Concert
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Christie’s unique guitar work and profound instrumental compositions are well described as ‘Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.’ Among the vast community of fingerstyle and tapping guitarists, her niche is the integration of melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks that excite both modern commercial listeners and classic purists. With a menu of percussive and sonic effects, and larger than life sounding instruments, her solo shows embody layers of orchestral elements with a wide array of dynamics and harmonic textures. Christie Lenee in Concert

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

Goody Goody Turkey Gobble
Thursday, November 22
Begins at Amalie Arena
This family-friendly event will kick off your turkey day with a little activity before the big meal! As title sponsor, Goody Goody™ restaurant is providing free breakfast to all participants after the race. All participants will also receive a chip-timed numbered bib for 8K and 5K participants, a dri-fit t-shirt and finisher medal. Goody Goody Turkey Gobble

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 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
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins – December 6
Barry Manilow – December 7
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche – December 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – December 10
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – December 13
For King & Country Christmas with Zach Williams – December 14
93.3 Jingle Ball – December 15
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – December 16
Cirque du Soleil presents “Crystal” – December 19 to 23
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers – December 27
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – December 29
WWE Live Holiday Tour – December 30
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, 2019
Faces of Philanthropy – November 15
UPA Gallery 2018 – Through November 30
Day by Day: 1968 – Through December
Modus Operandi: Contemporary Photography from the collection of BNY Mellon – January 15 to April 15

Glazer Children’s Museu
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Outside In – Through December 15
Canned Food Drive – Through November 18
Harvest with Heart – Through November 30
Fall Fest: Food for All, All for Food – November 17 and 18
Campsgiving – November 19 to 21
Museum Closed – November 22
Sunshine Sunday – November 25
Developmental Checkups – November 26
Member Morning – December 2
Instrument Petting Zoo – December 2
Code-A-Palooza – December 3 to 9
Children’s Board Free Tuesday – December 4
Little Global Citizens Unboxing – December 5
Developmental Checkups – December 10
Gingerbread Village – December 15 to 30
Nutcracker Tea – December 16
Cooking Class with SaltBlock Catering & Events – December 19
Museum Closed – December 24 and 25
Downtown Countdown – December 31

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
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
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: Avengers: Infinity War – November 16
Terrific Turkey 3D Printing – November 19
All Day Holiday Closing – November 22 and 23
ABC’s and 123s of Yoga – November 28
Sewing at the Library – Tree Skirt – November 29 and December 6
Tai Chi with Bonne Birdsall – December 4
DIY Crafting: Snowflake Book Fold – December 5
Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – December 7
Movies @ the Library: The 15:17 to Paris – December 7
DIY Stained Glass Candle Holders – December 10
Book Discussion: Stoner by John Williams – December 12
Recording Studio Open House – December 13
Movies @ the Library: Spider-Man: Homecoming – December 14

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
The Revolutionists – Through November 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
Open Rehearsals – Die Fledermaus – Through November 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
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

Tampa Theatre
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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