Downtown After Hours

Monday, September 24, 2018

Thursday, September 20

3rd Thursdays
Begins 6pm
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. Over ten gourmet food trucks will be on site, offering everything from burgers to vegetarian bites and much more. This is a spectacular way to spend a Thursday evening in Downtown Tampa! 3rd Thursdays

Backpack Full of Cash
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor, Matt Damon, this film explores the real cost of privatizing America’s public schools. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville, and other cities, the documentary takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where resource-starved public education hangs in the balance. This special Community Screening is FREE and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Backpack Full of Cash

Chicago
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This triumphant hit musical has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. Chicago is the recipient of numerous awards, thousands of standing ovations and is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Chicago

Latin Nights
Begins 9pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
An evening of food and dancing. Meet new friends, experience Latin-inspired tapas and drink specials, and dance to the thrilling rhythms of a live salsa band and DJ. Latin Nights

Friday, September 21

Love Gilda (2018)
Begins 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Directed by Lisa D’Apolito, this film is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with personal friends like Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels and Martin Short, and rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda, it opens a window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story. Love Gilda (2018)

Chicago
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This triumphant hit musical has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. Chicago is the recipient of numerous awards, thousands of standing ovations and is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Chicago

Game of Thrones
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
The critically acclaimed concert experience will bring the world of Westeros to Tampa, giving fans the opportunity to watch in wonder as famed composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the HBO series. The show will include new music and footage from Season 7, as well a new custom stage design and mesmerizing visuals courtesy of state of the art video technology. Game of Thrones

Rocky Bleier in The Play
Begins 8:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Steelers legend Rocky Bleier makes the play of a lifetime in this highly theatrical, stunningly authentic one-man show. Four-time Super Bowl champ Bleier performs The Play, written by Pittsburg Post-Gazette sports writer Gene Collier and directed by veteran Broadway performer Scott C. Wise. Set in three bars pivotal to Bleier’s life, The Play takes audiences through his almost unbelievable life story that travels through family, war and into the heart of Steeler Nation. Rocky Bleier in THE PLAY

Battle Royale
10:30pm to 12:30am
Tampa Theatre
Video games featuring a “battle royale” format like Fortnite are sweeping the nation. These games are based on the basic narrative model pioneered by Battle Royale. High school kids are imprisoned on an island, sprinkled with weaponry, and told to kill or be killed. A punchy, fun action romp, the film has the sense of humor to stand up to all its stylish action and wild gore. Think of it as Hunger Games with comic relief and an R rating. Battle Royale

Saturday, September 22

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

Love Gilda (2018)
Shows at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm, and 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Directed by Lisa D’Apolito, this film is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with personal friends like Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels and Martin Short, and rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda, it opens a window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story. Love Gilda (2018)

Chicago
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This triumphant hit musical has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. Chicago is the recipient of numerous awards, thousands of standing ovations and is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Chicago

Backward Pub Crawl and Book Launch
Begins 4pm
Inkwood Books
Wear your Prohibition Era best and starting at The Hub walk backwards down (or up?) Franklin Street, stopping at Fly Bar and Hidden Springs Brewery before a book signing at Inkwood! Backward Pub Crawl and Book Launch

Cannonball Cabaret – Live & Local
Begins 6pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Cannonball Cabaret is a St. Pete vaudeville variety show featuring group dance numbers, sultry singing, comedy skits and more in the witty, campy and sensual stylings of classic cabaret. Cannonball Cabaret – Live & Local

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators (Preseason)
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning face the visiting Nashville Predators in a Saturday night preseason matchup. Grab some tickets and watch the Bolts get dialed in for the 2018-2019 season. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators (Preseason)

CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture
Begins 8pm
Tampa Museum of Art
This runway event will highlight and capture Marc Bouwer’s aesthetic, which defines timeless elegance. Bouwer’s sleek and draped designs capture his allure, the formfitting look, imbued with a desire to celebrate the female figure. Bouwer has had the most success building his brand by working with celebrity clients. His designs have graced A-listers on red carpets, as well as numerous magazine covers. CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture

Rocky Bleier in The Play
Begins 8:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Steelers legend Rocky Bleier makes the play of a lifetime in this highly theatrical, stunningly authentic one-man show. Four-time Super Bowl champ Bleier performs The Play, written by Pittsburg Post-Gazette sports writer Gene Collier and directed by veteran Broadway performer Scott C. Wise. Set in three bars pivotal to Bleier’s life, The Play takes audiences through his almost unbelievable life story that travels through family, war and into the heart of Steeler Nation. Rocky Bleier in THE PLAY

Sunday, September 23

Fall Family Fest
11am to 3pm
Water Works Park
The Fall Family Fest will host businesses relating to medical services, childcare, education, special needs services, personal services, entertainment, home maintenance and improvement, financial services, amazing products and crafts, and more. Plus, don’t forget the goodies! Stop at each booth for a game or giveaway and treat. There will be lots of treats and swag for adults as well. This is an event for the whole family and guests of all abilities. Fall Family Fest

Love Gilda (2018)
Shows at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Directed by Lisa D’Apolito, this film is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with personal friends like Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels and Martin Short, and rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda, it opens a window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story. Love Gilda (2018)

Chicago
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This triumphant hit musical has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. Chicago is the recipient of numerous awards, thousands of standing ovations and is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Chicago

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

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

Art on the Boulevard – Fundraiser
Begins 7pm
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery – University of Tampa
Enjoy a night of artistic celebration and raise money to support educational programming and exhibitions. Explore the University of Tampa Permanent Art Collection Anniversary Exhibition and take part in our silent auction for an opportunity to take home unique prints created by local, regional, and national contemporary artists. Art on the Boulevard – Fundraiser

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 Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest
Saturday, October 6
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

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
Game of Thrones – September 21
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
Photoshop for Beginners – Through October 1
North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1 – October 8 to January 11
Disaster to Done: Organizing your Family Photos – October 23
Aesthetics and Perception of Advanced Digital Collage – October 27 and 28
Beyond the Lens – Through September 30
Tampa Photo Laureates – Through to September 30
Visual Story Telling through Fine Art Photography – July 29

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Sportstember – Through September 30
$8 Admission – Through September 30
Positive Parenting Program – Through October 8
Birthday Bash! Free Admission – September 22 and 23
Sunshine Sunday – September 30
Monster Mashup – October 1 to 31
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – October 2
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

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
Sewing at the Library: Fifties Dress – September 23 and 30
Hour of Code: Minecraft – September 24
3D Printing Open House – September 24
Oaklawn Cemetery: Historic Walking Tour – September 29

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
Judgment at Nuremberg – September 27 to October 14
The Revolutionists – November 2 to 18
The Winter Wonderettes – December 6 to 23

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
12th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Benefit – September 15
Chicago – Through September 23
Rocky Bleier in THE PLAY – September 21 to 23
The Florida Orchesta – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 – September 28
Lucia Micarelli – September 29
Valley’s End Album Release Party “Coming Home” with Andrew Osenga – September 29
Hari Kondabolu – October 5
The Florida Orchestra – Bernstein’s Broadway – October 5
Silly Sam the Music Man – October 6
Brian Kilmeade – America: Great from the Start – October 19
The Choir of Man – November 2 and 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
Sangria and Stories: Navigating in the Age Before GPS – September 20
TBHC/OLLI Course: A History of Conservation: A Bird’s Eye View – September 26
Walk Tampa: Central Avenue Black History Tour – September 29
My Doll and Me: Felicity – September 29
Florida Conversations: Birding and Nature Festival Keynote Speaker Jack Davis – October 11
Walk Tampa: The Ybor City Story – October 13

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
Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell And Jesús Rafael Soto – Through September 30
CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture – September 22
Pavilion XXXIII – November 3

Tampa Theatre
Backpack Full of Cash – September 20
Love, Gilda – September 21 to 25
Battle Royale – September 21
Time is Art – September 27
SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque – September 28
Pick of the Litter – September 29 to October 3
Mean Girls – October 3
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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