Downtown After Hours

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19

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. There is sure to be something for everyone! Flicks and Food Trucks

Haunted History Bike Tour
Begins 6pm
Bizou Brasserie
Le Meridien Tampa, the City’s old court and jail house, will welcome riders for happy hour. Then, History Bike Tampa’s expert guides will lead a thrilling ride to Tampa’s mass graves, murder sites, and graveyards. Top off the night with some popcorn, a drink, and a tour of Tampa Theatre, one of Florida’s oldest (and most haunted) theaters. Haunted History Bike Tour

Siro-A: Techno Circus
Begins 6:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This performance melds mime, dance, and traditional Japanese culture with groundbreaking visual effects. With white-painted faces, this dance crew uses screens and projection technology to create a futuristic, sci-fi, multi-sensory experience. A sensational fusion of high-tech and human, this is a show you have to see to believe. Siro-A: Techno Circus

Jane (2017)
7pm to 8:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for more than 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Jane (2017)

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Reads the Newspaper
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist returns to Downtown Tampa for another out-of-this-world experience, this time exploring all that is funny, illuminating, and alarming in reports about the world’s current events. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

mad Theatre presents Disaster!
Shows daily – view full listing for all start times
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!

Bruno Mars
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Bruno Mars returns to Downtown Tampa for a show that will get any fan of music dancing! The pop star will play some of his hits from the past and possibly a few from his upcoming album, 24K Magic. Get your tickets now for this electrifying concert! Bruno Mars

Friday, October 20

Do the Local Motion
Noon to 1pm
Begins at Poe Plaza
This fun Friday event is 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. Proudly brought to you by Where Love Grows and Tampa Downtown Partnership. Do the Local Motion

Movies @ The Library
3pm to 6pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Head to the library for a showing of Kong: Skull Island. A team of intrepid adventurers get more than they bargained for when they find themselves pitted against the greatest of all apes. Movies @ The Library

Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour
7:30pm to 8:45pm
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

Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill park the tour bus in Downtown Tampa for a country show that will excite fans of both performers. The country power couple are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their record-breaking Soul2Soul II tour, and this is Faith Hill’s first tour since 2007. Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Begins 10:30pm
Tampa Theatre
In this cult classic, a couple is stuck with a flat tire during a storm. They discover the creepy mansion of a transvestite scientist. The couple meets a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through song and dance, the scientist unveils his latest creation: a strong man named “Rocky.” The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, October 20

Bolt Run
Begins 7:30am
Amalie Arena
This seasons race will once again consist of a 5k, 5 Mile, and 1 Mile family fun run. The event will span the entire morning and will feature family friendly activities on Ford Thunder Alley. Bolt Run

Yoga At Glazer
9am to 10am
Glazer Children’s Museum
In this session, guests will embody the energetic qualities of nature with outdoor yoga. With a combination of mindfulness and movement, students will develop purposefulness, balance, and flexibility. This is suitable for students of all ages and abilities! Join the museum for the new program, Mindfulness with Evolve Personal Health. Yoga At Glazer

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

Family Heritage Festival 2017
Begins 10am
John F. Germany Public Library
Bring the whole family downtown for this second annual event. Hear presentations from nationally known genealogy experts, catch a demonstration about care of family photographs, and take part in a Q&A with local lineage, history, and genealogy societies. Family Heritage Festival 2017

Inaugural Wing Fling
Begins 11am
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

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
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

Ghosts Behind The Screen
Begins 2pm
Tampa Theatre
Enjoy the very special premiere of a new, feature-length documentary that explores the unique and historic Tampa Theatre like never before, and discover the entities whom ghost hunters believe “choose to remain at the Tampa Theatre,” in the ultimate haunted backstage tour. Ghosts Behind The Screen

4:30pm to 6:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The quiet small town of is turned upside down when a murderer who’s seen a few too many scary movies is on the loose. No one is safe as the killer stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then slashes them. But who is this masked psychopath? Scream

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning host the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second time this season. The Bolts need that Downtown Tampa home ice advantage, so get your tickets and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Demons (1985)
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Patrons of a sneak preview see their fellow movie goers turn into zombies to the rhythm of heavy-metal music in a German theater. Demons (1985)

Broadway Ball After Dark
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy a selection of hors d’oeuvres, and cool off at the signature mojito bar or borrow a little liquid courage for your turn on the dance floor at the full open bar. Desserts add a touch of sweetness. This event includes a silent auction, cigar rolling station, and plenty of other goodies. Broadway Ball After Dark

Late-Night, Lights-Off Paranormal Experience
Begins 10pm
Tampa Theatre
Join Tampa Theatre as they partner with experts from Genesis Paranormal Services and GhostStop to bring you an evening of lights-off investigation into the building’s most common supernatural claims alongside celebrity guides Scott Tepperman and Angela Alderman from SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters International. Late-Night, Lights-Off Paranormal Experience

Sunday, October 22

Stride for Strays
9:30am to 2pm
Perry Harvey Sr. Park
Celebrate your love for pets at this event that includes live music, animal rescue groups, vendors, a dog agility course, contests, raffles, activities for children, food and more. Hundreds of people gather to walk each year with their dogs at this event. Everyone is welcome to participate in the walk – even those without a dog! Stride for Strays

Football, Florida, and the Soul of College Sports
Begins 11:30am
Oxford Exchange
Mike McIntire, author of Champions Way, visits the Oxford Exchange for an illuminating conversation, explaining the engine of college sports, how and why we got here, and to offer some advice on how we might reform while holding on to the many positive aspects of collegiate competition. Football, Florida, and the Soul of College Sports

The Fly
1:30pm to 3pm
Tampa Theatre
When scientist Seth Brundle completes a new teleportation machine, he decides to test it out on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a fly slips into the device during the process, leading to a merging of man and insect. Initially, Brundle believes he has completed a successful teleportation, but the fly’s cells begin to take control of his body. As Brundle becomes increasingly bug-like, his girlfriend is disgusted as the person she once loved transforms into a monster. Starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. The Fly

A Night at the Museum
Begins 2pm
Tampa Bay History Center
Families are invited to haunt the History Center while they trick or treat their way through hands-on exhibits and snag candy from historical figures come to life. In addition to characters from the past, the Real Tampa Bay Ghostbusters will be on hand, along with Storm Troopers and other Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion. A Night at the Museum

Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series – Mateusz Rzewuski, Organist
Begins 2pm
University of Tampa – Sykes Chapel
Mateusz Rzewuski has performed to great acclaim in international festivals throughout Europe and has won prizes in important competitions. A specialist in the repertoire of the French 20th century, his program in Tampa will include works of Saint-Saëns, Dupré, Messiaen, Karalow and Vierne. Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series

The Tingler
4pm to 5:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Dr. Warren Chapin has made a startling discovery — the spine-chilling sensation that people feel when scared is due to a parasite that he names the “tingler.” Chapin concludes that in special circumstances, prolonged fear can cause the creature to damage the human spine and even lead to death if the victim can’t scream. The Tingler

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 Thing
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tampa Theatre
A group of American research scientists working in the remote regions of Antarctica get disrupted by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it lashes out at both human beings and canines in the camp and the scientists discover that the animal can take the shape of its victims. A helicopter pilot and the camp doctor lead the camp crew in a horrific battle against the vicious creature before it take them all out, one by one. The Thing

Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine in Battle of the Bitches
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Stageworks Theatre
Legendary drag icons JACKIE BEAT & SHERRY VINE reunite in a no-holds-barred, down ‘n’ dirty, anything-goes…Battle of the Bitches

The Host
Begins at 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Careless chemical pollution (even worse, by an American) leads to the birth of something horrific and kind of… fishy… in the Han river of South Korea. The movie wastes zero time in showing the monster snatching up and devouring countless people, and it’s up to a family caught up in the tragedy to try to destroy the creature and save the world.The Host

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Riverwalk Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 28
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
At this free community event kids in costume and their families will gather for a fun evening trick-or-treating along the entire length of the Tampa Riverwalk. Plus there will be a family-friendly showing of Ghostbusters in Water Works Park after trick or treating! Riverwalk Trick or Treat

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
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
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
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 – 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
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
Tampa Bay History Center Book Group: The Leper Spy: October 19
A Night at the Museum – October 22
Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History – October 28
Florida Conversations: On Patrol in Alligator Country – November 8
Sangria and Stories: The Art of Cartography – November 15
Genealogy – Beyond the Basics – November 1 to 15
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
Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting – Through October 22
Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter – Through November 12

Tampa Theatre
Jane – October 19
Rocky Horror Picture Show – October 20
Ghosts Behind the Screen – October 21
Scream – October 21
Demons – October 21
Late-Night, Lights-Off Paranormal Investigation – October 21
The Fly – October 22
The Tingler – October 22
The Thing – October 22
The Host – October 22
Get Out – October 23
The Strangers – October 23
A Girl Walks Home At Night – October 24
Interview with a Vampire – October 24
Invasion of the Body Snatchers – October 25
The Evil Dead – October 25
As Night Falls – October 26
Dawn of the Dead – October 26
The Babadook – October 27
The Shining – October 27
Frankenweenie – October 28
Frankenstein – October 28
Young Frankenstein – October 28
Frankenhooker – October 28
Hocus Pocus – October 29
Attack of the 50 Foot Women – October 29
Spirits of the Bay – October 29
Cat People – October 30
From Dusk Till Dawn – October 30
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – October 31
Halloween Happy Hour – October 31
Halloween – October 31
Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! – October 31
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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