Downtown After Hours

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16

Parrrty like a Pirate
Begins 4pm
Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center
Avast, ye scurvy knaves! Before you rush home after work, come about and sample the Pirate Punch being served up by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. Go easy, lest ye find yourself keel-hauled or Shanghai’d by morning. Parrrty like a Pirate

Flicks and Food Trucks
6pm to 10pm
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. 10-15 gourmet food trucks will offer everything from burgers to vegetarian bites. Flicks and Food Trucks

Fall Member Mixer
Begins 6pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Join members of the Museum for a fun evening of new exhibitions, complimentary beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and the announcement of the inaugural Tampa Collects acquisition vote. See the newest artwork to join the permanent collection! Fall Member Mixer

10th Annual Sustainable Buzz
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Each year, this event celebrates environmentalism in Tampa Bay by featuring the best that the Bay has to offer including local food, drink, and music on the Riverwalk. In addition to food, enjoy samples of wine and vodka as well as craft beer from local brewers. This year’s Buzz will feature live music from The Black Honkeys. 10th Annual Sustainable Buzz

A Rare Night
Begins 6:30pm
Oxford Exchange
The evening will feature the Bern’s family of chefs, wine and spirits, and a signing of Bern’s collectible book Rare & Well Done. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Community Foundation’s hurricane relief efforts. A Rare Night

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning host the visiting Dallas Stars for the first time this season. Get your tickets and cheer on your team. Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars

Guys and Dolls
Begins 8pm
University of Tampa – David Falk Theatre
This Tony-winning musical comedy features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Guys and Dolls has been a hit with audiences since it premiered on Broadway in 1950! Guys and Dolls

Friday, November 17

Tampa Bay International Auto Show
Begins 10am
Tampa Convention Center
Stroll through an impressive layout of new cars, trucks, and SUVs. You can find something new for your driveway or just do a little window shopping. Tampa Bay International Auto Show

Do the Local Motion
Begins at Noon
Poe Plaza
Plant Museum’s Victorian Stroll and a tour of UT
A healthy and social way to enjoy your lunch hour and learn interesting tidbits about Tampa’s Downtown! Your support also helps to fight childhood hunger in our community. This walk features Plant Museum’s Victorian Stroll and a tour of UT. Do the Local Motion

Movies @ The Library
Begins 3pm
Poe Plaza
Head to the library for a showing of The Fate of the Furious. When a mysterious woman seduces Dom (Vin Diesel) into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew faces trials that will test them as never before. Movies @ The Library

Opening Reception for Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park
Free skate 6-7pm; all skating ends 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village presented by USAmeriBank, and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Skate around at the outdoor ice rink or get some gift shopping done at the Holiday Market. 2017-2018 Winter Village

Changing Seasons Opening Reception
Begins 7pm
Hidden Springs Ale Works
Changing Seasons will present the artwork of nine artists across a variety of mediums. Kick the exhibit off with a fun celebration. Changing Seasons Opening Reception

Colter Wall
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Colter Wall is a prairie-born songwriter from Saskatchewan, Canada. His signature baritone vocal is paired with sparse, beautiful old-soul songwriting inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Emmylou Harris, and Waylon Jennings. Colter Wall

White Christmas in the Park
Begins 7:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
White Christmas will be presented as a free community screening as part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Winter Village event. Lawn seating is first-come, first-served, so please don’t forget your blankets or folding lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available for sale from Tampa Theatre and a variety of other Winter Village vendors. White Christmas in the Park

The Year of Magical Thinking
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
In this beautiful adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful, and ultimately hopeful. one-woman play. The Year of Magical Thinking

Guys and Dolls
Begins 8pm
University of Tampa – David Falk Theatre
This Tony-winning musical comedy features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Guys and Dolls has been a hit with audiences since it premiered on Broadway in 1950! Guys and Dolls

Saturday, November 18

Tampa Bay International Auto Show
Begins 10am
Tampa Convention Center
Stroll through an impressive layout of new cars, trucks, and SUVs. You can find something new for your driveway or just do a little window shopping. Tampa Bay International Auto Show

2017-2018 Winter Village
10am to 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village presented by USAmeriBank. The park will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Skate around at the outdoor ice rink or get some gift shopping done at the Holiday Market. 2017-2018 Winter Village

Kai Water Fitness
10am to Noon
Urban Kai on the Riverwalk
Are you ready to get an amazing core conditioning workout and have fun at the same time? This workout is taught entirely on paddleboards using mostly body weight exercises like planks, sit-ups, burpees, prone paddles and even plyo jumps! Please RSVP if you need a paddleboard. Kai Water Fitness

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 Year of Magical Thinking
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
In this beautiful adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful, and ultimately hopeful. one-woman play. The Year of Magical Thinking

The Table in the Park
Begins 5:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
A unique outdoor fundraising dinner to support “EXCEL”, MacDonald Training Center’s new job training program in technology. Cigar City will unveil a new seasonal brew created expressly for the dinner! The event will benefit not only the individuals with disabilities, but the community at large. The Table in the Park

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning host the visiting New York Islanders in Downtown Tampa for the first time this season. Get a seat and cheer on your team. Go Bolts! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders

Home Alone in the Park
Begins 7:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Home Alone will be presented as a free community screening as part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Winter Village event. Lawn seating is first-come, first-served, so please don’t forget your blankets or folding lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available for sale from Tampa Theatre and a variety of other Winter Village vendors. Home Alone in the Park

Guys and Dolls
Begins 8pm
University of Tampa – David Falk Theatre
This Tony-winning musical comedy features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Guys and Dolls has been a hit with audiences since it premiered on Broadway in 1950! Guys and Dolls

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The world famous acappella group brings their holiday spirit to the stage in Downtown Tampa. Widely beloved for their trademark takes on Yuletide favorites, Straight No Chaser will get you in the mood for the season! Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour

Benji Brown
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Fresh from the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the creator of “Miss Kiki” slays audiences with his nonstop onslaught of vivid, hilarious observations and side-splitting impressions. Benji Brown earned his comedy stripes with some of today’s top stars, including Chris Rock, Steve Harvey and Monique. Catch this soon-to-be comedy king on his latest national stand-up tour. Benji Brown

Sunday, November 19

Tampa Bay International Auto Show
Begins 10am
Tampa Convention Center
Stroll through an impressive layout of new cars, trucks, and SUVs. You can find something new for your driveway or just do a little window shopping. Tampa Bay International Auto Show

2017-2018 Winter Village
Noon to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village presented by USAmeriBank. The park will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Skate around at the outdoor ice rink or get some gift shopping done at the Holiday Market. 2017-2018 Winter Village

Guys and Dolls
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa – David Falk Theatre
This Tony-winning musical comedy features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Guys and Dolls has been a hit with audiences since it premiered on Broadway in 1950! Guys and Dolls

No Man’s Land
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Filmed live and exported around the world. This acclaimed series brings filmed versions of great performances from Britain’s National Theatre to the high-definition movie screen. Two aging writers Hirst and Spooner (played by McKellen and Patrick Stewart), meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night As the pair becomes increasingly inebriated, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game – further complicated by the return home of two suspicious younger men. No Man’s Land

Four Concertos by J.S. Bach Soloists and Chamber Orchestra
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa – Sykes Chapel
Nancy Chang, Barbara Prescott, Girgorios Zamparas, and Duncan MacMillan join a chamber of orchestra of the region’s premiere players in a delightful afternoon of music by Bach featuring the Violin Concerto in E, the Orchestral Suite in B minor, and the C minor Concerto for two Harpsichords. Haig Mardirosian conducts. This event is free and open to the public. Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series

The Year of Magical Thinking
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
In this beautiful adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful, and ultimately hopeful. one-woman play. The Year of Magical Thinking

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

The Minimalists: Less is Now Tour
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Join The Minimalists for a night of less. They will present an in-depth talk about minimalism and record a live version of “Ask The Minimalists” for their popular podcast, #LessIsNow. The Minimalists: Less is Now Tour

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Winter Village Express

November 19 and 25, December 3, 10 and 17
Centro Ybor and Whiting Stations
New this year, the Winter Village Express offers a holiday experience aboard a holiday-themed Streetcar. Hop on at Centro Ybor and enjoy treats, music and fun as you travel to Whiting Station. A quick walk along the Riverwalk brings you to Winter Village. Winter Village Express

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
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars – November 16
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders – November 18
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks – November 22
Christmas with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith with Full Symphony – November 26
Lady Gaga – December 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks – December 2
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders – December 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche – December 7
Harlem Globetrotters – December 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets – December 9
Katy Perry – December 15
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – December 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild – December 23
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – December 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers – December 29
Jim Gaffigan – December 31
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes – January 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames – January 11
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Las Vegas Golden Knights – January 18
US 103.5’s Throwdown by the Bay – January 20

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
United Photographic Artists Gallery Exhibition – Through November 24
By the Yard, Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December 31
Voices of Cuba: Open Mic Night – November 3
Under the Cuban Sun – Through December 31

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Camp Imagination: Campsgiving – November 20 to 22
Sunshine Sunday – November 26
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 – Through December 23

Jobsite Theater
The Tempest – January 19 to February 18
Man in Snow – March 19 to April 1
1984 – April 27 to May 20
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 15 to July 8

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Movies @ the Library: The Fate of the Furious – November 17
Holiday Closing – November 23 and 24
Come Write In: NoNoWriMo – November 26

Patel Conservatory
A Christmas Carol – December 1 to 3
Holiday Music Concert – December 8
Private Lesson Recitals – December 16
Disney’s The Aristocats Kids – February 15 to 18
Peter Pan, Jr. – April 26 to 29

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
The Year of Magical Thinking – Through November 19
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – February 8 to 25

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Opera Tampa League’s Wondrous Wednesday – November 15
WQYK 99.5 Guitar Pull – November 15
Colter Wall – November 17
Benji Brown – November 18
Straight No Chaser – November 18
No Man’s Land – November 19
The Minimalists: Less is Now Tour – November 19
Tony Furtado – November 20
Lindsey Stirling Warmer in the Winter Tour – November 24
Fun Home – November 28 to December 3
Red Grant – November 30
Tango Buenos Aires – November 30
The Florida Orchestra – Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 – December 1

Tampa Bay History Center
Sangria and Stories: The Art of Cartography – November 15
Genealogy – Beyond the Basics – Through November 15
History Center Book Group: Sunshine State – November 16
Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour – November 25
My Doll and Me: Josephina – December 2
Florida Conversations: Towers in the Sand – December 6

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
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10

Tampa Theatre
White Christmas – November 17 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
Home Alone – November 18 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
Miracle on 34th Street – November 24 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
A Christmas Story – November 25 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
The Polar Express – December 1 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
Elf – December 15 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
It’s A Wonderful Life – December 16 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
NYE Wrap Party 2017 – December 31 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
Darlene Love – January 18
In the Mood – February 3
Iliza Shlesinger Live – February 17
Wayne’s World – March 1
Winefest 2017: Wine’s World – March 2

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 –
Powered by Athleta
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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