Downtown After Hours

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21

Armature Works Run Club
Begins 6:30pm
Armature Works
Join us at Armature Works for a 5k on the Riverwalk followed by great food and drinks within Heights Public Market. A short warm up will begin at 6:30pm. Run Club

Bamboozle Fit Club
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Urban Sweat Shop and Bamboozle Café lead a cross-fit/boot camp style class for all experience levels. Many attendees arrive in groups and follow their workout at Bamboozle Café for healthy dinner menu items. Fit Club

Thanksgiving Eve Bar Crawl with Party Bus
Begins 6pm
Franklin Manor
This year’s Thanksgiving Eve, indulge in fun with all the trimmings. Get a break from the family, or bring them with you. Our fully guided, turkey themed 4-bar fun tour starts at 6pm at Franklin Manor. Bar Crawl

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning face their in-state rivals, the Florida Panthers. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers

Thursday, November 22

Goody Goody Turkey Gobble
Begins 7am
Amalie Arena
On Thanksgiving morning, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA invites community members to participate in the 4th Annual Goody Goody™ Turkey Gobble 5K, 8K and 1 Mile Run/Walk sponsored by Goody Goody™ restaurant. Goody Goody Turkey Gobble

Thanksgiving Dinner at Bizou
Begins 4pm
Bizou Brasserie
Fill your holiday with friends, family and fantastic food this Thanksgiving. Bizou is serving up three delicious specials so that you can feast without any of the usual prep, cleanup, or house guests that Thanksgiving brings. Bizou will also offer a limited menu of delicious house favorites on Thanksgiving, so you can still enjoy their signature charcuterie, salads, burgers, unforgettable pork shank, cedar-grilled salmon, and more. Thanksgiving Dinner at Bizou

Boy Erased (2018)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Jared Eamons, played by Lucas Hedges, is an Arkansas college student, avid runner, aspiring writer, and also gay. Or rather, he is in the midst of figuring that out about himself – what it means, how he might act on it – when his panicked parents enroll him in a conversion therapy program designed to change, or at least suppress, his sexuality. Boy Erased (2018)

Friday, November 23

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor will light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun. This evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants, and more takes place on the fourth Friday of every month! Fourth Friday

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

Lector Wine Shoppe & Social Club: 4th Friday Tasting
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Lector Wine Shoppe & Social Club
Swing by Lector in full turkey coma on Black Friday! Meet us at the shoppe for a free tasting-until the bottle is gone. 4th Friday Tasting

Meet the Winter Wonderettes at Winter Village
Begins 6pm
Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, presented by Tampa Bay Lighning
Enjoy all the fun activities, shops, great food and the Ice Skating Rink at the Winter Village while listening to your favorite holiday classics. Use code FOURTH to receive $10 off any Winter Wonderettes performance when purchased online on 11/23/2018. Winter Wonderettes

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the visiting Chicago Blackhawks in this post-Thanksgiving throwdown. Get your tickets, support the Bolts, and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Boy Erased (2018)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Jared Eamons, played by Lucas Hedges, is an Arkansas college student, avid runner, aspiring writer, and also gay. Or rather, he is in the midst of figuring that out about himself – what it means, how he might act on it – when his panicked parents enroll him in a conversion therapy program designed to change, or at least suppress, his sexuality. Boy Erased (2018)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
Easily excitable Neal Page is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith, whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination. Starring Steve Martin, Laila Robins, and John Candy. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

Saturday, November 24

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

Boy Erased (2018)
Shows at 2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Jared Eamons, played by Lucas Hedges, is an Arkansas college student, avid runner, aspiring writer, and also gay. Or rather, he is in the midst of figuring that out about himself – what it means, how he might act on it – when his panicked parents enroll him in a conversion therapy program designed to change, or at least suppress, his sexuality. Boy Erased (2018)

Live & Local – Jariah Higgins
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. Jariah Higgins is a singer/songwriter based out of Tampa. See some live music along the river. Live & Local – Jariah Higgins

Benji Brown
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Benji Brown returns after sold-out shows at The Straz last season. Known from his role on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, the creator of YouTube sensation “Miss Kiki” slays audiences with his nonstop onslaught of vivid, hilarious observations and impressions. Benji Brown has performed with some of comedy’s top stars including Chris Rock, Steve Harvey and Monique and is about to release his new DVD, Laff or Die Laffin. Benji Brown

Sunday, November 25

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

Tea for Tots
Begins 2pm
Oxford Exchange
Join Oxford Exchange for a read-along of a popular children’s book. Tea and light food options will be available for parents and little ones. Tea for Tots

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
3pm to 4:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Grab a seat and get in the holiday spirit with a showing of the perennial Christmas classic. Gather in the lobby before the film for photos with Santa Claus! Series sponsor Bank of America will provide a photographer, a special green-screen background, and a FREE souvenir photo to take home. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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

Boy Erased (2018)
6:15pm to 8:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Jared Eamons, played by Lucas Hedges, is an Arkansas college student, avid runner, aspiring writer, and also gay. Or rather, he is in the midst of figuring that out about himself – what it means, how he might act on it – when his panicked parents enroll him in a conversion therapy program designed to change, or at least suppress, his sexuality. Boy Erased (2018)

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

Tampa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 30
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Enjoy a beautiful evening along the river at Tampa’s top tree lighting ceremony. The evening will include a countdown to light the tree with Mayor Buckhorn and a free movie in the park. Blankets, low back chairs, coolers and dogs on leashes are allowed. Concessions will be available as well. Admission for this event is free. Tampa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018

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
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
Harvest with Heart – Through November 30
Campsgiving – November 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 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
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 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
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
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
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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