Downtown After Hours

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5

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 Kevin Maines and The Volts, Sam E Hues, and The Sara Rose Band. With food and drinks on the premises and an always exciting vibe, this free concert is guaranteed not to disappoint. Rock the Park

Scott Frieman: Deconstructing the Beatles
Begins 7pm
Tampa Theatre
Beatles expert Scott Freiman will take the audience through an exploration of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music and conducting an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles’ performances and recording sessions. Scott Freeman: Deconstructing the Beatles

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!

Friday, October 6

Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Begins 11am
Tampa Theatre
Over the course of the past 27 years, TIGLFF has showcased thousands of films for the LGBT community of Tampa Bay. Located primarily at the historic Tampa Theatre, TIGLFF has helped usher in a renaissance of Tampa’s downtown through its mission to showcase a selection of compelling film and video by, for or about the LGBTQ+ community that entertains, empowers and enlightens the festival audience. Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Tattoo Arts Convention
11am to 5pm
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa’s top tattoo convention will feature a wide variety of artists, vendors, entertainment, contests, and more! Surround yourself with everything ink at this gathering of tattoo fans. Tattoo Arts Convention

10th Season Kick Off, 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. This month’s walk features the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. 10th Season Kick Off, Do the Local Motion

Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults
2pm to 3pm
John F. Germany Public Library
Think coloring is just for kids? Join the hottest trend for adults! Relieve stress and boost creativity with art, fun and mellow music to help you release your inner artist. Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults

CITY Art-a-Porter: Susanne Bartsch
Begins 7pm
Tampa Museum of Art
VIPs at this event can enjoy reserved seating for the main event and a private cocktail hour before general admission begins. All tickets include hors d’oeuvres by Eddie V’s, open bar, desserts, valet parking, and admission to the Bartschland after-party. CITY Art-a-Porter: Susanne Bartsch

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning drop the puck on a new season! Grab a seat to see the Bolts battle on the ice against the in-state rival Florida Panthers. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers

Tim Hawkinson: Bodycon Opening Reception
Begins 8pm
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
Explore the new Tim Hawkinson exhibition highlighting works of variable media from throughout his career. Hawkinson’s idiosyncratic creations are meditations on nature, machines, mortality, the body, and human consciousness. Light refreshments will be served. Tim Hawkinson: Bodycon Opening Reception

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Begins 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This off-Broadway smash hit takes viewers to the 1958 Springfield High School prom to meet four girls with dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As they take the audience through their lives and loves, the girls serenade the crowd with classic ’50s hits. In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. The girls discuss the highs and lows they have experienced in the past decade and find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Florida Orchestra – Carmina Burana
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Both sacred and delightfully profane, Orff’s popular masterpiece packs the stage with the orchestra and the 150-member Master Chorale of Tampa Bay for a huge sound, all under the baton of Michael Francis. The Florida Orchestra – Carmina Burana

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!

Saturday, October 7

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

Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Begins 11am
Tampa Theatre
Over the course of the past 27 years, TIGLFF has showcased thousands of films for the LGBT community of Tampa Bay. Located primarily at the historic Tampa Theatre, TIGLFF has helped usher in a renaissance of Tampa’s downtown through its mission to showcase a selection of compelling film and video by, for or about the LGBTQ+ community that entertains, empowers and enlightens the festival audience. Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

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. Children love Silly Sam’s wacky style and even adults can’t help but fall into his world of music-making. Silly Sam the Music Man

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

Tattoo Arts Convention
11am to 5pm
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa’s top tattoo convention will feature a wide variety of artists, vendors, entertainment, contests, and more! Surround yourself with everything ink at this gathering of tattoo fans. Tattoo Arts Convention

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Shows at 3pm and 8pm
Stageworks Theatre
This off-Broadway smash hit takes viewers to the 1958 Springfield High School prom to meet four girls with dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As they take the audience through their lives and loves, the girls serenade the crowd with classic ’50s hits. In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. The girls discuss the highs and lows they have experienced in the past decade and find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. The Marvelous Wonderettes

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!

AC²: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen: Deep Talk and Shallow Tales
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Join Cohen and Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late-night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events. AC²

Chris Tucker with Special Guest D.L. Hughley
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Chris Tucker is one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today. Tucker has been making audiences laugh all over the country on his current tour. The star of television and movies brings his standup to Downtown Tampa with special guest D.L. Hughley. Chris Tucker with Special Guest D.L. Hughley

Sunday, October 8

Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Begins 11am
Tampa Theatre
Over the course of the past 27 years, TIGLFF has showcased thousands of films for the LGBT community of Tampa Bay. Located primarily at the historic Tampa Theatre, TIGLFF has helped usher in a renaissance of Tampa’s downtown through its mission to showcase a selection of compelling film and video by, for or about the LGBTQ+ community that entertains, empowers and enlightens the festival audience. Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Tattoo Arts Convention
11am to 5pm
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa’s top tattoo convention will feature a wide variety of artists, vendors, entertainment, contests, and more! Surround yourself with everything ink at this gathering of tattoo fans. Tattoo Arts Convention

Totally ’80s Open House Party!
Begins 1pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Feather your hair, grab your legwarmers, and get to the Straz Center for a party full of free activities for the kids, performances, food and drink specials, tours, and hands-on fun for the whole family. Featuring beers from Rock Brothers Brewing and live bands cranking great ’80s hits, this open house is going to be one for the history books. Totally ’80s Open House Party

mad Theatre presents Disaster!
Begins 2pm
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!

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Begins 3pm
Stageworks Theatre
This off-Broadway smash hit takes viewers to the 1958 Springfield High School prom to meet four girls with dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As they take the audience through their lives and loves, the girls serenade the crowd with classic ’50s hits. In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. The girls discuss the highs and lows they have experienced in the past decade and find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. The Marvelous Wonderettes

Yoga in the Park
Begins 6pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Brought to you by the 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

The Lavender Scare
6pm to 8pm
Tampa Theatre
This film, based on the groundbreaking book by USF professor David K. Johnson, documents a movement started with assumptions born in bigotry and fueled by fear that led to the persecution of thousands of gay men and lesbians that lasted for decades. The Lavender Scare

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Oktoberfest

Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
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

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 Florida Panthers – October 6
Chris Tucker with Special Guest D.L. Hughley – October 7
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals – October 9
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
Developmental Checkup Day – October 10
Camp Imagination: Spooktacular Science – October 16
Yoga (Fall Season) – October 21
Halloween Spree – October 31
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
Outside the Lines: Coloring for Adults – October 6
Oh the Place We Will Go: Revolutionary War – October 10
Movies @ The Library – Beauty and the Beast – October 13
Movies @ The Library – Kong: Skull Island – October 20
Family Heritage Festival 2017 – October 21

Patel Conservatory
Godspell – October 26 to 29

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
The Marvelous Wonderettes – Through October 8
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 – October 5 to 22
The Florida Orchestra – Camina Burana – October 6
AC2 An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen – October 7
Silly Sam the Music Man – October 7
Straz Center Totally ’80s Open House Party – October 8
Chris Thile – October 11
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 11 and 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
Scott Freiman: Deconstructing the Beatles – October 5
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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