Downtown After Hours

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12

Shattering Barriers
Begins 6pm
Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel
An elegant evening benefiting MacDonald Training Center with a cocktail hour and silent auction before a multi-course dinner. MacDonald Training Center provides employment training and placement services, in-home support, and activities for over 500 individuals with disabilities in our community. Shattering Barriers

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning host the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time this season. Get your tickets and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Naked Magicians
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The show features magic, mirth, and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, the Naked Magicians’ saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.” The Naked Magicians

As Bees In Honey Drown
Begins 8pm
David Falk Theatre
What is more important than being true to yourself? In this era, is it creating a persona you believe everyone wants to be? The need for fame and celebrity? That is the crux of this insightful comedy by Douglas Carter Beane. As Bees In Honey Drown

New Tampa Players Present Quilt: A Musical Celebration
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
A musical tapestry about the making of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and the lives of the people remembered in the panels. The stories are told through monologues and song. This a special show that is not produced frequently and no cast album exists, so the best way to experience it is to see it live! New Tampa Players Present Quilt: A Musical Celebration

An Evening with Kalup Linzy
Begins 8pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Linzy, who is best known for his series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of TV soap operas, will present a collection of his short narratives and music-based videos. In addition to the presentation, there will also be an art raffle and refreshments. Cocktails and hors d’ouvres will be provided by Mise En Place. An Evening with Kalup Linzy

mad Theatre presents Disaster!
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the ’70s. Set in 1979, the story chronicles some of New York’s hottest A-listers attending the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes, and many surprises ensue! mad Theatre presents Disaster!

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, October 13

Progressive Tampa Boat Show
10am to 8pm
Tampa Convention Center
This is a must-attend event for every Tampa Bay boater. Whether you’re an avid fisherman, wakeboard or ski enthusiast, sailor or Bay cruiser, this boat show has something for you. Peruse a variety of booths, displays, and boats for every style of boater. Progressive Tampa Boat Show

Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour
11:30am to 12:15pm
Tampa Theatre
Hear the stories and characters that have led to Tampa Theatre being known as one of the most haunted buildings in town. This “balcony to backstage” tour that will focus on the historic movie palace’s ghostly guests. Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour

Movies @ The Library – Beauty and the Beast
3pm to 5pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the library for a showing of Beauty and the Beast. Belle, played by Emma Watson, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle in this modern adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Movies @ The Library

Oktoberfest Tampa 2017
4pm to 11pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The festival of Gemutlichkeit returns for its eighth year. For 3 full days, the park will be transformed into the city’s largest waterfront beergarden. Soak in the sprawling downtown views and beautiful sunsets as the park buzzes with live music, dancing, dirndls and lederhosen. Oktoberfest Tampa 2017

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

Julie Scardina Presents MISSION: WILDLIFE
Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
Wildlife Ambassador Julie Scardina has a passion for wildlife and wild places rivaled only by her commitment to showing others how to make a difference for the world we share. Join Julie for a night of furry, feathered, and creepy fun! Julie Scardina Presents MISSION: WILDLIFE

Karaoke for the Kure
Begins 7pm
Port Tampa Bay
This event will benefit Beat Nb in the fight to end childhood cancer. Guests will enjoy live band karaoke, open bar, yummy food, silent auction, photo booth fun, free parking, and much more. Get your tickets and don’t forget your fancy gold outfit! Karaoke for the Kure

Halloween Party
Begins 8pm
Hilton Tampa Downtown
The theme of this costume party is “Iconic Fashion Moments” so think of your favorite all time classic moments in fashion and recreate them in your costume! There will be a grand prize for best costume. Halloween Party

The Florida Orchestra – Swing is the Thing
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Jump ‘n’ jive from the 1940s right into the jukebox tunes of the ’50s and ’60s. Featuring clarinet sensation Dave Bennett. Jeff Tyzik will conduct. The Florida Orchestra – Swing is the Thing

Brews By The Bay
Begins 8pm
The Florida Aquarium
This event will be overflowing with endless beers, delicious food from local restaurants, and a sea of live entertainment. All exhibits will be open to enjoy. Brews By the Bay supports the Aquarium’s animal rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts, and youth environmental education programs. Brews By The Bay

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
A group of teens vacationing by the lake have their trip interrupted by the re-emergence of a hockey masked killer named Jason Voorhees. After he escapes from a morgue, Jason travels to Camp Crystal Lake where the teens reside. As the group parties, their numbers begin to drop, and pieces of the past come back. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Saturday, October 14

23rd Annual Tampa Police Memorial Run
Begins 8am
Lykes Gaslight Park
This event operates in cooperation with the City of Tampa and Gasparilla Distance Classic Association. The runs will feature Chronotrack B-tag timing on a 5K USATF Certified Course. 23rd Annual Tampa Police Memorial Run

Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story
Begins 10am
Tampa Bay History Center
Join the History Center for a guided tour of historic Ybor City. This 90-minute outdoor walking tour is led by a History Center-trained docent and focuses on the founding and development of Ybor City in the late 19th century early 20th century. Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story

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

Oktoberfest Tampa 2017
11am to 11pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The festival of Gemutlichkeit returns for its eighth year. For 3 full days, the park will be transformed into the city’s largest waterfront beergarden. Soak in the sprawling downtown views and beautiful sunsets as the park buzzes with live music, dancing, dirndls and lederhosen. Oktoberfest Tampa 2017

Like Water For Chocolate with Special Guest: Laura Esquivel
Begins 2pm
Tampa Theatre
Erotically charged and complex, Like Water for Chocolate gave American audiences a new respect for Spanish-language cinema upon its release in 1992, and its force on the screen has never been equaled. Author and screenwriter Laura Esquivel, who will take the stage to welcome the audience and host an exclusive post-film Q&A! Like Water For Chocolate

Kotler Art Gallery Reception: The Coalition of Hispanic Artists
Begins 2pm
John F. Germany Public Library
This event will showcase the artwork of local artists from the Coalition of Hispanic Artists. The “Emotions, Strokes, and Colors” exhibit features works in oils, acrylics, and vibrant watercolors celebrating the rich, diverse language of Hispanic artistry. Kotler Art Gallery Reception

The Road Warrior
6:30pm to 8pm
Tampa Theatre
After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max crosses the post-apocalyptic roads of the Australian outback, fighting off nomadic tribes that attack outsiders. Stumbling upon an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo, Max originally plans to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group’s reluctant defender against the hulking Humungus and his ruthless marauders. The Road Warrior

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning host the St. Louis Blues for the first time this season. The Bolts look to build a winning foundation for the new season. Get your tickets and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. St. Louis Blues

Mad Max: Fury Road
9:30pm to 11:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Years after the collapse of civilization, a tyrannical leader enslaves apocalypse survivors within a desert fortress. When a warrior leads the despot’s five wives in a daring escape, she partners with Max, an escaped captive. Fortified in a huge, armored truck, they attempt to outrun the vicious warlord and his lackies in a deadly chase through the desert. Mad Max: Fury Road

Sunday, October 15

Restoration Tour
Begins 11am
Tampa Theatre
This tour will lead patrons through the various projects covered in the current $6 million restoration phase and concludes with a short film featuring the project’s lead architects, designers, and historical experts. Restoration Tour

Oktoberfest Tampa 2017
11am to 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The festival of Gemutlichkeit returns for its eighth year. For 3 full days, the park will be transformed into the city’s largest waterfront beergarden. Soak in the sprawling downtown views and beautiful sunsets as the park buzzes with live music, dancing, dirndls and lederhosen. Oktoberfest Tampa 2017

Tampa Theatre: The Mighty Overture (2017)
1pm to 1:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This documentary short captures the heart and soul of the Wurlitzer organ, the Tampa Theatre, and the people who keep both alive and thriving. Tampa Theatre: The Mighty Overture (2017)

Citizen Kane (1941)
3pm to 5pm
Tampa Theatre
Celebrate Tampa Theatre’s 91st anniversary with a free screening of a film widely regarded as the greatest movie of all time. Citizen Kane (1941)

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership since 2010, Yoga in the Park is a free riverside yoga session led by an instructor from Yoga Downtown Tampa. Yoga in the Park

Scorpions: Crazy World Tour
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, continue to celebrate 50+ years of rock with a visit to Downtown Tampa. Together for the first time, Grammy-award winning thrash metal band, Megadeth, will join the Scorpions as a very special guest. Scorpions: Crazy World Tour

Hidden Figures (2016)
7pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Three brilliant African-American women working at NASA act as the brains behind one of the top space missions in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit; a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, re-energized the Space Race, and galvanized the world. Hidden Figures (2016)

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Inaugural Wing Fling

Saturday, October 21
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The Inaugural Tampa Bay Wing Fling will feature the tastiest drumsticks and wings from all over Tampa Bay! This event will be Tampa’s biggest wing festival and competition. Any and all fans of the bar food favorite will find themselves in wing heaven! Inaugural Wing Fling

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 Pittsburgh Penguins – October 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues – October 14
Scorpions: Crazy World Tour – October 15
Bruno Mars – October 19
Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 – October 20
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins – October 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings – October 26
Santana – October 27
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks – October 28
André Rieu – November 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers – November 2
WiLD 94.1’s Last Damn Show – November 3
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets – November 4
Fall Out Boy – November 5
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
By the Yard, Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December 31
Evening with Kalup Linzy – October 12
2017 Members Show – Through October 13
iPhoneography – October 21
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: Spooktacular Science – October 16
Yoga (Fall Season) – October 21
Halloween Spree – October 31
Member Morning – November 5
Children’s Board of Hillsborough Free Tuesday – November 7
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
Movies @ The Library – Beauty and the Beast – October 13
Movies @ The Library – Kong: Skull Island – October 20
Family Heritage Festival 2017 – October 21
Mini-Makers – November 1
Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – November 3
Learning Circles: Fiction Writing – November 5
3D Printing Design – November 6
Techsplorers – November 7
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – November 7
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
Godspell – October 26 to 29

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine in Battle of the Bitches – October 22
The Year of Magical Thinking – November 2 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
mad Theatre presents Disaster – Through October 22
Latin Nights – October 12
The Naked Magicians – October 12
The Florida Orchestra – Swing is the Thing – October 13
Michael McDermott – October 16
Neil DeGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Reads the Newspaper – October 19
Siro-A: Techno Circus – October 20
Broadway Ball After Dark – October 21
On Your Feet! – October 24 to 29
The Main Street Kids Club: A Mathstart Musical – Field Trip Grades 1-4 – October 25
The Florida Orchestra – Tchalkovsky’s 1812 Overture – October 27
PJ Masks Live: Time to be a Hero – October 28
John Cleese with a Screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail – November 2
The Florida Orchestra – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – November 3
Junie B. Jones – November 4

Tampa Bay History Center
Making of: Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates, & Shipwrecks – October 18
Florida Conversations: Shadows of World War I – October 18
Tampa Bay History Center Book Group: The Leper Spy: October 19
A Night at the Museum – October 22

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
Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting – Through October 22
Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter – Through November 12

Tampa Theatre
Julie Scardina Presents MISSION: WILDLIFE – October 13
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter – October 13
Manolo: the Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards – October 16
Scott Kelly: A Year in Space, A Night in Tampa – November 2
My Favorite Murder Live – November 3
Magic Men Live – November 4
Darlene Love – January 18
In the Mood – February 3

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 –
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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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