Downtown After Hours

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought to life by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. These visual musicians will dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound

The Threepenny Opera
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Set in London in the 1800s, The Threepenny Opera is a musical satire about a notorious bandit who marries a girl much to the chagrin of her father, forcing the peeved patriarch to do everything in his power to imprison his son-in-law. Ahead of its time, the political and social themes in this iconic piece of musical theater get at the corruption of humanity and how it consumes us and forces us to consume one another. Threepenny Opera

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Latin Nights

Friday, November 10

Veterans Day Commemorative Flag Planting Ceremony
Begins 6am
MacDill Park
Camaraderie Foundation, in partnership with the local Police and Fire Departments, will host this event to honor the victims and first responders of 9/11 and raise awareness of the Invisible Wounds of War suffered by Veterans and Military Service Members. Commemorative Flag Planting Ceremony

UT Women’s Basketball vs. Spring Hill
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa
The University of Tampa Spartans welcome the visiting Spring Hill Badgers for a showdown on the basketball court. UT Women’s Basketball vs. Spring Hill

Brews & Bites Food Truck Rally
6pm to 11pm
Sail Pavilion at the Tampa Convention Center
A rolling celebration of food and fun featuring live entertainment and a fleet of Tampa’s favorite food trucks. Brews & Bites Food Truck Rally

UT Volleyball vs. Florida Tech
Begins 7pm
The University of Tampa
The University of Tampa Spartans welcome the visiting Florida Tech Panthers for a showdown on the volleyball court. UT Volleyball vs. Florida Tech

The Threepenny Opera
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Set in London in the 1800s, The Threepenny Opera is a musical satire about a notorious bandit who marries a girl much to the chagrin of her father, forcing the peeved patriarch to do everything in his power to imprison his son-in-law. Ahead of its time, the political and social themes in this iconic piece of musical theater get at the corruption of humanity and how it consumes us and forces us to consume one another. Threepenny Opera

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

The Florida Orchestra – Marvin Hamlisch & More
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The orchestra honors one singular sensation, the late Marvin Hamlisch, in a concert featuring his beloved songs and the music that inspired him; from Gershwin to Bernstein and more. Lee Musiker conducts. The Florida Orchestra – Marvin Hamlisch & More

Saturday, November 11

Mindful Drawings: A Mindfulness Program
Begins 9am
Glazer Children’s Museum
Through a drawing activity, children will explore the significance of actions and how they are always a part of others’ experiences. The activity will center on a discussion of what it means to be present. Mindful Drawings: A Mindfulness Program

United We Swim: Veterans Day
Begins 9:30am
The Florida Aquarium
All active duty military, retired, prior service of the Armed Forces (including Guards and Reserves), and a dependent can receive one free general admission ticket to The Florida Aquarium at this event. United We Swim: Veterans Day

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

UT Men’s Basketball vs. North Alabama
Begins 2pm
The University of Tampa
The University of Tampa Spartans welcome the visiting North Alabama Lions for a showdown on the basketball court. UT Men’s Basketball vs. North Alabama

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

UT Women’s Basketball vs. West Georgia
Begins 6pm
The University of Tampa
The University of Tampa Spartans welcome the visiting West Georgia Wolves for a showdown on the basketball court. UT Women’s Basketball vs. West Georgia

The Great Gatsby Party
Begins 7:30pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
This fabulous evening includes live music, games of chance, fabulous food, an open bar, and a photo opportunity with a vintage 1929 Bentley. Put on your best 1920s clothing and enjoy a party worthy of Jay Gatsby. Black jack and roulette will be offered, and 1920s menus from the Tampa Bay Hotel will be used to create a unique culinary selection. Proceeds will support the conservation and preservation of the museum collection, as well as community programs. The Great Gatsby Party

The Threepenny Opera
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Set in London in the 1800s, The Threepenny Opera is a musical satire about a notorious bandit who marries a girl much to the chagrin of her father, forcing the peeved patriarch to do everything in his power to imprison his son-in-law. Ahead of its time, the political and social themes in this iconic piece of musical theater get at the corruption of humanity and how it consumes us and forces us to consume one another. Threepenny Opera

Ben Folds: Paper Airplane Request Tour
Begins 8:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Ben Folds has spent over a decade sharing the stage with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras. Throughout his career, Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending musical art that includes pop albums, multiple solo rock albums, and unique collaborative records. His most recent album is a blend of pop and classical original works. Ben Folds: Paper Airplane Request Tour

Sunday, November 12

2017 Four Nations Cup
Begins at Noon
Amalie Arena
This hockey competition will be a key component of Team USA’s preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, while also showcasing the sport at its highest level. Attendees will witness the 2017 Four Nations Cup third-place and championship games. See the stars of the next year’s Olympics before the games even begin! 2017 Four Nations Cup

UT Men’s Basketball vs. Alabama Huntsville
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa
The University of Tampa Spartans welcome the visiting Alabama Huntsville Chargers for a showdown on the basketball court. UT Men’s Basketball vs. Alabama Huntsville

Tampa Bay Symphony “Black Forest Cake”
Begins 2:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This performance will feature Fruhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring Waltz) by Johann Strauss Jr., Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, featuring Pamela Armstrong, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Tampa Bay Symphony “Black Forest Cake”

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

The Threepenny Opera
Begins 4pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Set in London in the 1800s, The Threepenny Opera is a musical satire about a notorious bandit who marries a girl much to the chagrin of her father, forcing the peeved patriarch to do everything in his power to imprison his son-in-law. Ahead of its time, the political and social themes in this iconic piece of musical theater get at the corruption of humanity and how it consumes us and forces us to consume one another. Threepenny Opera

Spin Stretch Serve
Begins 4pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Enjoy an evening of sweat and service to raise funds for The Exalted Warrior Foundation.
Your ticket ensures your reservation on a bike for a spin class lead by instructors from SOHO Cycling and CycleBar South Tampa, followed by a yoga session lead by instructors from Kodawari Studios and Yoga Downtown Tampa. Post-workout food and drinks will be provided by Mise En Place. All attendees also receive a complimentary yoga mat and swag bag. Spin Stretch Serve

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
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

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

November 17 through January 5
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

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
Coloring Trees: A Mindfulness Program – November 11
Developmental Checkup Day – November 14
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
The Great Gatsby Party – November 11

Jobsite Theater
The Threepenny Opera – October 20 to November 12

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Holiday Closing – November 10 and 11
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
The Threepenny Opera – Through November 12
Latin Nights – November 9
Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain – November 9
The Florida Orchestra – Marvin Hamlisch & More – November 10
The Illusionists present Adam Trent – November 11
Ben Folds – November 11
Tampa Bay Symphony “Black Forest Cake” – November 12
Simply Three – November 13
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
Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter – Through November 12
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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