Downtown After Hours

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25

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

Art Meets Jazz
Begins 6pm
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Enjoy live smooth jazz music by professional saxophonist Johnny Magnuson and vocalist Phillip Rines. Johnny is a central Florida-based musician who has opened for many top acts including Kenny G. Waterworks Bar and Grill’s regular dinner menu will be served along with daily food and drink specials. Art Meets Jazz

University of Tampa’s Fall Honors Program Symposia Series
Begins 6pm
University of Tampa – Plant Hall
This honors program event will feature “Implicit Bias and Policing,” by Lorie Fridell, a faculty member in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. Honors Program Symposia Series

Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
You’re invited to join Joyce and a bunch of her best girlfriends for a sunny Florida getaway.
Experience a true refreshing of your heart, soul and senses during a weekend away from it all. Bask in the sunshine, the waves and the Word. Special guests include Joyce Meyer, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Natalie Grant and Elevation Worship. This event is for ladies only. Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference

Edgar & Emily by Joseph Mcdonough
Shows Thursday through Sunday
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In January 1864, reclusive poet Emily Dickinson receives a surprise guest: Edgar Allan Poe. Although Poe died 15 years prior, he arrives quite alive and just as energized by death as ever before – one could say death kindly stopped for Emily, after all. Though the evening pits the pendulum of both poets’ personalities against the other in this comic fantasia, Emily and Edgar find they have a lot in common despite their differences. The heart tells the tale, you know. Edgar & Emily by Joseph Mcdonough

Hal Ackerman
Begins 7pm
University of Tampa – Vaughn Center
Hal Ackerman, a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, author and co-chair emeritus of the UCLA Screenwriting Program, will speak. Ackerman has sold original and for-hire material to all the major studios and TV networks. His students have had countless screenplays purchased and produced, and are contracted writers and creators of dozens of current television shows. Hal Ackerman

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Trish’s parents are going out of town, so she’s throwing a slumber party with some of her friends. Some boys from school crash the party, and since this is a horror flick, a crazed killer is on the loose. After the screening, Slumber Party stars Debra De Lisa and Joe Johnson will join local film critic EJ Moreno on the stage for a panel discussion and audience Q&A. Afterward, De Lisa and Johnson will sign autographs and fans’ memorabilia and pose for selfies in the lobby for $10 each. Guests are encouraged to arrive dressed in their favorite PJs! The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

UNDead in the Water
8pm to 11pm
American Victory Ship
An interactive disturbing attraction featuring brain and heart-eating zombies who have taken over Tampa Bay. Step aboard the dark and eerie WWII 1945 American Victory Ship to escape the infestation. Then make your way to safety by walking cavernous decks, multi-level ladders, chilling hallways, ghastly Captain’s Quarters, the ominous engine room, and more terrifying spaces throughout the route. Remember, zombies must feed for energy and can survive on land or sea. You’ve been warned. UNDead in the Water

Friday, October 26

Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference
9:30am, 1:30pm, and 7pm
Amalie Arena
You’re invited to join Joyce and a bunch of her best girlfriends for a sunny Florida getaway.
Experience a true refreshing of your heart, soul and senses during a weekend away from it all. Bask in the sunshine, the waves and the Word. Special guests include Joyce Meyer, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Natalie Grant and Elevation Worship. This event is for ladies only. Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference

Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour
3pm and 10:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Who was the man in seat 308? Where did Robert Lanier tear his final ticket? Why does Fink Finley continue to roam the balcony? And what has led to Tampa Theatre being known as one of the most haunted buildings in town? Learn the Theatre’s secrets and stories with a “balcony to backstage” tour that will focus on the historic movie palace’s ghostly guests. Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour

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

Pause-O-Ween
Begins 4:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Head to the iconic marquee in the heart of Downtown Tampa for free shots, seasonal drink specials at the bar, and $2 off the theatre’s famous popcorn. Plus, this series opener will be hosted by Tampa horror legend Dr. Paul Bearer! His hearse will be parked out front, and Dr. Paul will be in the lobby for photos, all leading up to the world premiere FREE screening of his 2018 Halloween special. Pause-O-Ween

Haunted River Tours
Begins 7pm
Tampa Convention Center
Completely revamped for 2018, hop aboard the Pirate Water Taxi for a frighteningly good time on the water. Gather your friends and family for an entertaining evening with tales of ghosts along the Hillsborough River. Each tour will be led by a dead-lightful docent who will tell spooky stories of Tampa’s past. Haunted River Tours

The Cat and the Canary (1927)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
A touchstone of the early days of horror films, this film is an expressionist and dreamlike vision of a woman trying to survive a night in a terrifying (and possibly poltergeisted) mansion in order to claim the property a distant relative has willed her. Tampa Theatre is proud to present this silent classic with a live original score by the brilliant Dr. Stephen Ball on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ! The Cat and the Canary (1927)

UNDead in the Water
8pm to 11pm
American Victory Ship
An interactive disturbing attraction featuring brain and heart-eating zombies who have taken over Tampa Bay. Step aboard the dark and eerie WWII 1945 American Victory Ship to escape the infestation. Then make your way to safety by walking cavernous decks, multi-level ladders, chilling hallways, ghastly Captain’s Quarters, the ominous engine room, and more terrifying spaces throughout the route. Remember, zombies must feed for energy and can survive on land or sea. You’ve been warned.. UNDead in the Water

The Florida Orchestra – Evening at Bach’s Coffeehouse
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Go Baroque with TFO’s strings, led by renowned conductor and harpsichord soloist Jeannette Sorrell. The program features Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, along with music by Telemann and Vivaldi. You couldn’t have a better guide in your journey back to the Baroque period, when the orchestra was born. The Florida Orchestra – Evening at Bach’s Coffeehouse

Saturday, October 27

Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference
9:30am and 1:30pm
Amalie Arena
You’re invited to join Joyce and a bunch of her best girlfriends for a sunny Florida getaway.
Experience a true refreshing of your heart, soul and senses during a weekend away from it all. Bask in the sunshine, the waves and the Word. Special guests include Joyce Meyer, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Natalie Grant and Elevation Worship. This event is for ladies only. Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference

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

Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour
11:30am to 12:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Who was the man in seat 308? Where did Robert Lanier tear his final ticket? Why does Fink Finley continue to roam the balcony? And what has led to Tampa Theatre being known as one of the most haunted buildings in town? Learn the Theatre’s secrets and stories with a “balcony to backstage” tour that will focus on the historic movie palace’s ghostly guests. Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour

Tampa’s Halloween Bar Crawl
Begins 3pm
Franklin Manor
Dig deep into your suitcase of fear and pull out the scariest costume you can find. This is no laughing matter. Go paranormal or stay home! Prizes will be awarded for the scariest costumes, so get tricked out to the max! Tampa’s Halloween Bar Crawl

Tampa Riverwalk Trick or Treat
4pm to 7pm
Tampa Riverwalk
Kids in costume along with their families are invited to Trick or Treat along the Riverwalk as part of this FREE community event. Stations are hosted by local businesses and organizations that will be handing out candy and treats to children in costume. At the conclusion of the event, there will be a free family-friendly Halloween movie in Water Works park hosted by Friends of Tampa Recreation! Tampa Riverwalk Trick or Treat

Broadway Ball 2018
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy the Straz Center’s spectacular fall fundraiser. The evening will be more special than ever due to this year’s Hamilton theme. The event features a cocktail reception with a silent auction, gourmet dinner on the Morsani stage with wonderful live auctions items, and show-stopping live entertainment featuring Jose Rosario, Jr. Stay around and raise a glass at After Dark, the Broadway Ball’s exciting post-dinner after party, for more live music, desserts and dancing. Broadway Ball 2018

Haunted River Tours
Begins 7pm
Tampa Convention Center
Completely revamped for 2018, hop aboard the Pirate Water Taxi for a frighteningly good time on the water. Gather your friends and family for an entertaining evening with tales of ghosts along the Hillsborough River. Each tour will be led by a dead-lightful docent who will tell spooky stories of Tampa’s past. Haunted River Tours

An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel
Begins 7pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
See the Museum in moonlight as you’ve never seen it before and hear creepy tales from days long past. Learn about spirit photography and create your own haunting image. Victorian mourning and funeral customs come to life as eerie entities roam the halls. Period lighting and candles set the stage for true stories of death, homesick soldiers, and poisons. Lantern light will flicker off the walls as visitors travel to the brink of a shadow world. Don’t miss a photo opportunity in a vintage wheelchair, and look closely at historic photographs to see if you can spot any spirit visitors! An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel

Bizou’s Voodoo on the Bayou
Begins 8pm
Bizou Brasserie
Experience a magical evening at Bizou, which will be transformed into a “fais do-do” (Cajun dance party) down on the bayou, complete with The Mortuary Voodoo Shoppe, a swamp voodoo priestess providing tarot readings, a DJ spinning your favorites, a costume contest with a $500 grand prize, and haunting spirits and wicked brews. Bizou’s Voodoo on the Bayou

UNDead in the Water
8pm to 11pm
American Victory Ship
An interactive disturbing attraction featuring brain and heart-eating zombies who have taken over Tampa Bay. Step aboard the dark and eerie WWII 1945 American Victory Ship to escape the infestation. Then make your way to safety by walking cavernous decks, multi-level ladders, chilling hallways, ghastly Captain’s Quarters, the ominous engine room, and more terrifying spaces throughout the route. Remember, zombies must feed for energy and can survive on land or sea. You’ve been warned.. UNDead in the Water

Sunday, October 28

Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour
11:30am to 12:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Who was the man in seat 308? Where did Robert Lanier tear his final ticket? Why does Fink Finley continue to roam the balcony? And what has led to Tampa Theatre being known as one of the most haunted buildings in town? Learn the Theatre’s secrets and stories with a “balcony to backstage” tour that will focus on the historic movie palace’s ghostly guests. Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour

Hocus Pocus (1993)
2pm to 3:30pm
Tampa Theatre
There’s always room for a fun-loving, friendly Halloween movie in people’s lives, and Hocus Pocus continues to be as warm and welcoming as ever. Most of that is down to the perfect casting of the trio of witches (Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker), the nominal antagonists but real stars of the movie. With such joyous, full performances and delightful costumes, Hocus Pocus will remain a family favorite for a long time to come. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Toast of Tampa Show Chorus: Standing Room Only
Begins 3pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An award-winning a cappella ensemble of women of who perform engaging harmonies in exciting styles. Founded in 1987, Toast of Tampa has performed for audiences around the US and abroad. Chapter quartets also deliver programs and Singing Telegrams year-round. Toast of Tampa Show Chorus: Standing Room Only

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

Phantasm (1979)
Shows at 3:30pm and 6:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Phantasm introduced audiences to two of horror’s most memorable monsters: one, the Tall Man, an extradimensional wraith in a sensible black suit who is reanimating corpses as diminutive slaves; and two, a little metal ball. To be fair it’s a very shiny metal ball with some pretty sweet knives in it and an ingenious drainage port, but still, making a metal ball scary is no mean feat. And yet the twin terrors of Phantasm haunted video-store cardboard stand-up displays (and the nightmares of the unsuspecting kids that saw them) for decades. Phantasm (1979)

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
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

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
8pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Bruce Campbell plays Elvis, and iconic American actor and civil rights activist Ossie Davis plays JFK in this horror comedy about an Egyptian soul-sucking monster dressed like Billy Jack threatening the denizens of an East Texas nursing home. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

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

Straz LIVE! in the Park
Sunday, November 4
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
A family-friendly mash-up of an afternoon picnic, a concert in the park, and a block party featuring live entertainment of popular Broadway tunes, favorite opera arias, and a surprise guest or two. Pack a cooler, chairs and blanket to enjoy this delightful afternoon. Food trucks will be on site at this free event. Straz LIVE! in the Park

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
Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference – October 25 to 27
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils – October 30
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators – November 1
Twenty One Pilots – November 3
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers – November 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders – November 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – November 10
Travis Scott – November 12
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
Barry Manilow – December 7
Fleetwood Mac – February 18, 2019
P!nk – March 3, 2019
Shawn Mendes – July 27, 2019

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Fashion Photography Workshop – Through October 25
North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1 – October 8 to January 11
Q and A’s Photography Workshop – October 21
UPA Gallery 2018 – October 22 to November 30
Aesthetics and Perception of Advanced Digital Collage – October 27 and 28
Day by Day: 1968 – October to December

Glazer Children’s Museum

Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Monster Mashup – Through October 31
Halloween Spree – October 27
Sensory Friendly Halloween Spree – October 28
Positive Parenting Program Series – October 29
Day of the Dead Celebration – October 31 to November 2
Harvest with Heart – November 1 to 30
Mother of All Baby Showers – November 2
Scouts of Workshop Daisies and Brownies – November 3
Member Morning – November 4
Children’s Board Free Tuesday – November 6
Little Global Citizens Unboxing – November 7
Grown Up Night – November 9
Cooking Class with Saltblock Catering & Events – November 14
Fall Fest: Food for All, All for Food – November 17 and 18

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
Sunday Tour – October 14 and November 11
Music in the Museum – October 18 and November 15
Henry Plant’s Birthday – October 27
An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel – October 27
Veteran’s Day – November 11
Historical Interlude – November 11
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
Edgar & Emily – October 12 to November 9
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
Burgert Brothers Ghost Walk – October 26
Spooky Candle – October 29
Spooky Movie Night starring Vincent Price in The Tingler – October 30
Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – November 2
Land Records for Genealogy – November 3
Sewing: 20 Minute Tote Bag – November 4
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – November 6
Movies @ the Library: Ready Player One – November 9
All Day Holiday Closing – November 12
Red Riding Hood – November 14
Book Discussion: Last Days of Night by Graham Moore – November 14
Movies @ the Library: Avengers: Infinity War – November 16

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
The Revolutionists – November 2 to 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
Opera Tampa Singers in the Witching Hour – October 26
The Florida Orchestra: Evening at Bach’s Coffeehouse – October 26
Broadway Ball – October 27
Broadway Ball After Dark – October 27
Toast of Tampa Show Chorus: Standing Room Only – October 28
Nugget and Fang: Field Trip – October 31
mad Theatre presents 9 to 5 The Musical – November 1 to 11
The Choir of Man – November 3
Glenn Beck LIVE – November 30
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
A Night at the Museum – October 14
History Center Book Group – October 18
Girl Scout Workshop: Zoom in on Nature – October 20
Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour – October 27
My Doll and Me: Luciana – November 10
Florida Conversations: Florida Wild: Hidden in Plain Sight – November 14
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

Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre
Ghosts of Tampa Theatre – Through October 31
PAUSE-O-Ween – Through October 31
The Slumber Party Massacre – October 25
The Cat and the Canary – October 26
Phantasm – October 28
Hocus Pocus – October 28
Bubba Ho-Tep – October 28
Beetlejuice – October 29
Spirits of the Bay: Live Storytelling with Deborah Frethem – October 29
It – October 30
The Shining – October 30
Halloween – October 31
Iron & Wine – November 15
Home Free – A Country Christmas – December 6
NYE Wrap Party 2018: Austin Powers – December 31
Raffi – Januaury 19
Winefest 2019 – February 22 and 23
Hollywood Awards Night – February 24
Welcome to Night Vale – February 28

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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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, 6pm to 7pm
– 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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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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