Downtown After Hours

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4

Tampa Night Market
Begins 6pm
The Esplanade at Tampa City Center
An outdoor market under the stars featuring live art, street performers, artisans, crafters, makers, vintage, jewelry, and more. Meet local shop owners and creators while you enjoy music and entertainment under the stars. Festivities are free and open to the public. Tampa Night Market

Jameson Whiskey Weekend
Begins 6pm
Four Green Fields
This Jameson Irish Whiskey tasting will feature six unique offerings, including a specialty cocktail accompanied by a special menu of Irish favorites. All enjoyed during a presentation by Jameson’s Irish brand ambassador, followed by live entertainment featuring The Brayzen Heads. Jameson Whiskey Weekend

Rock the Park
6:30pm to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Listen to some great musical talent in a beautiful, relaxing setting. This month’s show features Sun Signs, Demo, and Jack Sprouse. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park

Graphicstudio’s 50th Anniversary
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Learn about Graphicstudio’s distinguished history of fine art publishing since its founding at the University of South Florida in 1968. Former directors Donald Saff, Alan Eaker, and Hank Hine will join current director Margaret Miller to explore groundbreaking past projects and look to the exciting future of the studio. Graphicstudio’s 50th Anniversary

Friday, October 5

Do the Local Motion
Begins at Noon
Lykes Gaslight Square
Do the Local Motion is a healthy and social way to enjoy your lunch hour and learn interesting tidbits about Tampa’s Downtown! Walks are free but a $5 donation is appreciated to fight childhood hunger in our community. Season 11 of Do the Local Motion will kick off with a Stroll to the Straz! Do the Local Motion

Jameson Whiskey Weekend
Begins 6pm
Four Green Fields
A Jameson Whiskey and cigar pairing featuring the Irish Brand Ambassador’s choice of three premium Jameson whiskeys and a premium cigar. Plus, enjoy an Irish Brand Ambassador presentation and cigar rolling exhibition. Fine cigars will also be available for purchase. Jameson Whiskey Weekend

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

Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
Since 1990 TIGLFF has been held at the historic Tampa Theatre. What makes TIGLFF even more special is the street space and plaza out front are closed for tables, tents, vendors and music, giving the festival community a place to gather and celebrate films, community and the refreshing October weather. Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Judgment at Nuremberg
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This work from Abby Mann reenacts one of the most important trials in modern history. Ernest Janning, one of the most influential German legal minds of the pre-war era, and other influential Nazis face a military tribunal in the second wave of post war trials at Nuremberg. Issues at the forefront of this trial reverberate through history and challenge humanity to this day. Judgment at Nuremberg

Hari Kondabolu
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Brooklyn writer and comic Hari Kondabolu’s is one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch” for 2018. Mixing quips with deft political observations, Kondabolu has performed his hilarious socially-conscious stand-up on Late Night with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. Hari Kondabolu

The Florida Orchestra – Bernstein’s Broadway
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Celebrate a century of Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s greatest composers and musicians. Featuring some of his best-loved works for musical theater, including selections from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town and more. It’s also a great way to celebrate Tampa Bay’s vibrant LGBTQ community in honor of National Coming Out Day on Oct 11. Visit tables in the lobby to learn how local organizations are serving the LGBTQ community. The Florida Orchestra – Bernstein’s Broadway

Saturday, October 6

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

Silly Sam The Music Man
Begins 11am
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Silly Sam brings his magical treasure of wind instruments, strings, percussion and electronics for kids to connect with the wonder of sound. Silly Sam The Music Man

Jameson Whiskey Weekend
Begins at Noon
Four Green Fields
This Jameson Festival will feature games, prizes, giveaways, a photo booth, and plenty of Jameson Limited Edition Release of the Four Green Fields Jameson/Porter hand drawn cask. Jameson Whiskey Weekend

Straz LIVE! on the River – Open House Party
Begins at Noon
Straz Center
Enjoy lots of entertainment including DJ Cutty Jones, the Opera Tampa Singers, local performers and more. Plus, the unveiling of the new Art on the Walk exhibit with live painting by local artists as well as a KidZone, gourmet popsicle truck, backstage tours, and more. Grab your family and friends for a wonderful day of excitement! Straz LIVE! on the River – Open House Party

Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest
Begins 3pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Attendees will have the opportunity to taste delicious tailgate treats from a variety of the Bay Area’s local restaurants as they compete to win the hearts and stomachs of local celebrity judges. In addition to filling up on the best tailgate foods that the Bay has to offer, attendees will enjoy live music, tailgate games and live showings of the day’s best college football games on two large LED screens. Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest

Judgment at Nuremberg
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This work from Abby Mann reenacts one of the most important trials in modern history. Ernest Janning, one of the most influential German legal minds of the pre-war era, and other influential Nazis face a military tribunal in the second wave of post war trials at Nuremberg. Issues at the forefront of this trial reverberate through history and challenge humanity to this day. Judgment at Nuremberg

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

Sunday, October 7

The Man Who Walked Backward: Ben Montgomery with John Capouya
Begins 1:30pm
Oxford Exchange
A masterful storyteller, Ben Montgomery offers a rich, quirky slice of Americana, drawing on Plennie Wingo’s letters home, Plennie’s own account of his trip, and archival research on the rapidly transforming world of the 1920s and 30s. Montgomery will be joined by John Capouya, author of Florida Soul and a professor of journalism and writing at the University of Tampa. The Man Who Walked Backward

Follies
Begins 2pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Filmed live. Exported around the world. This acclaimed series brings filmed versions of great performances from Britain’s theater scene to the high-definition movie screen. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre in New York in 1971. Tomorrow, the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Follies

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

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour!
Begins 3:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Are you ready to dance? This show is an all-new interactive live concert experience. Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters. Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games, and join the biggest dance party around! Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour!

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

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

Tampa Riverwalk Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 27
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

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
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – October 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vancouver Canucks – October 11
Romeo Santos – October 12
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings
Joyce Meyer Ministries 2018 Women’s Conference – October 25 to 27
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils – October 30
Twenty One Pilots – November 3
Elton John – November 28
Fleetwood Mac – February 18, 2019
P!nk – March 3, 2019
Shawn Mendes – July 27, 2019

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Photography 101: October – Through October 24
Fashion Photography Workshop – October 5 to 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
Disaster to Done: Organizing your Family Photos – October 23
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
Positive Parenting Program – Through October 8
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – October 2
Monster Mashup – Through October 31
Member Morning – October 7
Developmental Checkups – October 22
Harvest with Heart – November 1 to 30

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
Curator Talk – October 7
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
Tai Chi with Bonnie Birdsall – Tuesdays
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
World Mental Health Day – October 8
DIY Crafting: No-Sew Cup Cozy – October 10
Disability History and Awareness – October 11
Movies @ the Library: Black Panther – October 12
Book Discussion: White Noise by Don DeLillo – October 17
Sewing at the Library: Learn to Hand Embroider – October 18
Movies @ the Library: A Quiet Place – October 19
Heritage Festival – October 20

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Judgment at Nuremberg – Through October 14
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
Hari Kondabolu – October 5
The Florida Orchestra – Bernstein’s Broadway – October 5
Silly Sam the Music Man – October 6
Straz LIVE on the River – Open House Party – October 6
Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour – October 7
Follies – October 7
Edgar & Emily by Joseph McDonough – October 8 to November 4
Latin Night – October 7
The Naked Magicians – October 11
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert – October 13 and 14
The Play That Goes Wrong – October 16 to 21
Patel Conservatory Presents The Addams Family, A New Musical – October 18 to 21
Brian Kilmeade – America: Great from the Start – October 19
Jeremy Stolle – October 20
The Magic School Bus – October 20
Griffin House – October 22
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – October 24
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
Florida Conversations: Birding and Nature Festival Keynote Speaker Jack Davis – October 11
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – October 13, 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
LOVE IS CALLING – Through February 14
Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre
Graphicstudio’s 50th Anniversary – October 4
Kusama: Infinity – October 16
Office Space – October 17
Ghosts of Tampa Theatre – October 19 to 31
PAUSE-O-Ween – October 19 to 31
Hi Noon, Goodbye Dr. Paul – October 19
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – October 19
A Nightmare on Elm Street – October 20
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge – October 20
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors – October 20
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master – October 20
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child – October 20
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare – October 20
Corpse Bride – October 21
Bride of Frankenstein – October 21
The Brides of Dracula – October 21
The Brides Wore Blood – October 21
Hotel Transylvania – October 22
Psycho – October 22
Eaten Alive – October 22
A Quiet Place – October 23
Hereditary – October 23
Teen Wolf – October 24
An American Werewolf in London – October 24
The Slumber Party Massacre – October 25
The Cat and the Canary – October 26
Adam DeVine – Weird Life Tour 2018 – October 27
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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