Downtown After Hours

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26

As Night Falls
7pm to 8:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Written and directed by local movie-maker Joe Davison, this film is a gory, terrifying nightmare. A slain girl’s parents have returned from their grave to enact their own strict discipline on anyone they believe is misbehaving and staying up past nightfall. Following the screening, Davison will lead a panel discussion and audience Q&A with members of the As Night Falls cast and crew. As Night Falls

Begins 7pm, Runs Friday through Sunday
Patel Conservatory
The timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Performed by students grades seven through twelve, a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty doses of comedic timing. Godspell

On Your Feet!
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This performance takes you behind the music and inside the real story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. On Your Feet!

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Detroit Red Wings roll into Downtown Tampa to challenge the hometown Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time this season. Get your tickets and take your seats to cheer on your team. Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings

Dawn of the Dead
10pm to 11:45pm
Tampa Theatre
This Dawn of the Dead re-imagining from 2004 calls back to the fearsome premise of the original. The dead don’t stay dead, they relentlessly hunger for the living, and this time they’re fast. Dawn of the Dead


Friday, October 27

Florida Center for Cybersecurity 2017
8am to 5pm
Tampa Convention Center
This conference will serve as a forum for exchanging information, exploring innovative ideas and learning from professionals and subject matter experts in the field. This year’s event will feature a keynote speaker along with a full schedule of presentations, panels, demonstrations and more for technical and non-technical audiences. Florida Center for Cybersecurity 2017

Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour
Begins 3pm, Runs Friday through Saturday
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

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor 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

Florida’s Self-taught Renegade Artists Presented By Gary Monroe
Begins 5pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Introducing people to the world of Outsider art, this vivid PowerPoint-assisted lecture focuses on art that has been created by uninitiated artists who are distinguished by their idiosyncrasies and wild visions. Their works fly in the face of traditional art-making and is guaranteed to shake long-standing foundations. Florida’s Self-taught Renegade Artists

Opera Tampa Singers in The Witching Hour
Begins 7pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Something wicked this way comes when the greatest coven of witches of all time is released. Elphaba, Ursula, Maleficent and, of course, The Witch Who Eats Children from Hansel and Gretel fly into the Jaeb Courtyard for this free performance featuring superbly concocted witchy tunes from Wicked, Harry Potter, Disney’s Descendants, Macbeth and more. Opera Tampa Singers in The Witching Hour

The Babadook
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
The tale of a young widow bringing up her son alone, tormented by insomnia and invasive thoughts and deeply troubled by the stories her boy is telling her of a monster from a storybook, it gets at some of the most basic terrors of having a child. The Babadook

Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Carlos Santana and his band bring The Transmogrify Tour to the Downtown Tampa, performing passion-filled songs from their forty years of experience including fan favorites from Woodstock to Supernatural and beyond. Santana

The Florida Orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Michael Francis will conduct this performance of Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”, Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture. The Florida Orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

The Shining
10:30pm to 1am
Tampa Theatre
The story of a psychically-charged hotel, the supernatural evil that dwells within it, the deeply damaged winter caretaker it preys upon, and his gifted son whose thoughts can be made real. Starring Jack Nicholson. The Shining

Saturday, October 28

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

Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History
Begins 10am
Tampa Bay History Center
Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s. This outdoor trek begins at the new Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Tampa’s Black life in Tampa. Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History

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

Tampa Pig Jig 2017
Begins 1pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This annual fundraiser hosted on downtown Tampa’s beautiful waterfront features live music, great food, a BBQ competition, drinks, and games. The event benefits the NephCure Kidney International. Over the past 6 years, the Tampa Pig Jig has raised over $2,000,000 with all proceeds benefiting NephCure. Justin Moore and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will perform. Tampa Pig Jig 2017

Begins 1pm
The Florida Aquarium
This event is a spooktacular time where kids can trick or treat throughout the Aquarium. We’ll have family-friendly entertainment and a sea of candy in a safe setting. All Aquarium exhibits, including the new outdoor plaza tiki bar and Splash Pad, will be open. Guppyween

PJ Masks Live: Time to be a Hero
Shows at 2pm and 5pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
A super-heroic, brand-new live show featuring Catboy, Owlette and Gecko leaping, flipping and climbing as they try to save the day from sneaky villains Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. This live action version of the popular TV show puts kids in the superhero spotlight. PJ Masks Live: Time to be a Hero

2pm to 3:30pm
Tampa Theatre
The stop-motion story of young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, and his beloved dog, Sparky. When Sparky is unfortunately hit by a car and killed, Frankenstein does what Frankensteins do and returns him to life. But a lot of people would love to know the secret of how to reanimate the dead, and now they’re all after Victor’s formula. Frankenweenie

Halloween Edition – Tampa’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl
Begins 2pm
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. Halloween Edition – Tampa’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl

Riverwalk Trick or Treat
Begins 4pm
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

4:30pm to 5:45pm
Tampa Theatre
Boris Karloff’s famous film take on Mary Shelley’s novel. When Victor Frankenstein assembles his new man from corpse parts, the result is a monster that rock his way through the Bavarian countryside causing trouble. Frankenstein

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Anaheim Ducks roll into Downtown Tampa to challenge the hometown Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time this season. Get your tickets and take your seats to cheer on your team. Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Anaheim Ducks

An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel
Begins 7:30pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
See the Museum in moonlight as you’ve never seen it before and hear creepy tales from days long past. 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 and throughout Plant Park as guided tours take visitors to the brink of a shadow world. An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel

Young Frankenstein
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
This parody film retells the story of a differently-pronounced Dr. Frankenstein and his henchmen and hangers-on as he creates life and then promptly loses control of it, to the dismay of nearby villagers. Starring Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, and Peter Boyle. Young Frankenstein

Heroes vs. Villains Halloween Party
Begins 9pm
Bizou Brasserie
Enjoy cocktail and foodie specials oozing with deliciousness while you dance the night away along with Mr. Fantastic DJ. Dressing to impress is highly recommended so that you can participate in the Costume Contest! Heroes vs. Villains Halloween Party

Downtown After Dark: Halloween In The City
Begins 10pm
Spain Restaurant & Tomas Tapas Bar
As darkness cast over Downtown, walk the streets with caution to explore Tampa’s epic mysterious night of Halloween entertainment! Downtown After Dark: Halloween In The City

10:30pm to Midnight
Tampa Theatre
A young man with an interest in the darker corners of science brings his poor deceased fiancée back to life by assembling some pieces of prostitutes he lures back to his house and dismembers. Frankenhooker

Sunday, October 29

2nd Annual Multicultural Fest
Begins 1pm
Rialto Theatre
This one-day event will feature free trick-or-treating, live entertainment, program demonstrations, music, activities, giveaways, and more! 2nd Annual Multicultural Fest

Strut Wag and Rock
Begins 1pm
Rialto Theatre
Not only does the event have a huge costume contest, but all day during the event, there will be a pet friendly vendor fair, music, photos, food and a special priced Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail, with all proceeds going to Vets4Pets Charitable Clinic. Strut Wag and Rock

Hocus Pocus
2pm to 3:30pm
Tampa Theatre
There’s always room for a fun-loving, friendly Halloween movie in people’s lives, and this flick continues to be as warm and welcoming as ever. With such joyous, full performances and delightful costumes, Hocus Pocus will remain a family favorite, the comfort food of Halloween movies, for a long time to come. Hocus Pocus

Begins 3pm
Sail Pavilion at the Tampa Convention Center
Join your local SPCA for a thrilling Halloween event with a parade, food trucks, costume contest, and much more! Howl-O-Ween

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tampa Theatre
After an alien transforms a woman into a giantess, she finds her husband in a bar with a floozy. Starring Allison Hayes, William Hudson, and Yvette Vickers. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

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

Spirits of the Bay: An Evening of Live Storytelling
7:30pm to 11pm
Tampa Theatre
Tampa’s grande dame of ghosts, local author and storyteller Deborah Frethem, takes to the Theatre’s historic stage for an intimate evening of ghost stories and supernatural tales from around the Bay area. Following the performance, Frethem will sign copies of her books, including Haunted Ybor City, Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg and Haunted Tampa: Spirits of the Bay, with sales benefiting Tampa Theatre’s preservation and restoration efforts. Spirits of the Bay

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 StarshipCaptain Larry’s Water TaxieBoats Tampa
Olde World Sailing LineUrban Kai PaddleboardingAmerican Victory Ship
FL Aquarium’s Wild Dolphin CruiseTampa Bay Fun Boat
Riverwalk Boating CompanyPirate Water TaxiKraken Cycle Boats

Arts & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
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
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
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
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
The Got Jokes? Improv Experience – October 28
The Year of Magical Thinking – November 2 to 19

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
On Your Feet! – October 29
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
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
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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