Downtown After Hours

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21

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. Flicks and Food Trucks

Art Meets Jazz Night
Begins 6pm
The Barrymore Hotel – Riverwalk Room
This event features live jazz music from Johnny Magnussun, art exhibition by local Tampa artists, a full buffet, and full bar. Johnny Magnussun is a saxophone musician from Orlando who has opened for high profile acts like Kenny G. Art Meets Jazz Night

Beach Rats
7:30pm to 9pm
Tampa Theatre
Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Frankie begins to scour hookup sites for older men. As his chatting and webcam extroversion intensifies, he begins meeting men at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Beach Rats

RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This two decade-old rock musical follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters: love. RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour

The Flick
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theatre
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. The Flick

Friday, September 22

Realistic Drawing
9am to 11:30am
Tampa Museum of Art
Join artist Doug Land for the fundamentals of realistic drawing of figures, still life, and landscapes. Capture the world around you as your eye sees it. Realistic Drawing

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

Opening Reception: Under the Cuban Sun
5pm to 7pm
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Noel Smith, curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art at the USF Contemporary Art Museum, will give a lecture on the new exhibition. The reception is open to the public with pay-as-you choose admission, and all proceeds will benefit the museum. Opening Reception: Under the Cuban Sun

Burgert Brothers 100th Anniversary Gala
Begins 6pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
An unforgettable evening in Tampa’s most historic setting. Enjoy a reception on the Plant Hall veranda and a seated dinner in the Grand Salon featuring a 1917 Tampa Bay Hotel menu. The evening will feature the unveiling of the “Best of the Burgerts”, the top ten photographs chosen by a distinguished panel, and a silent auction of framed prints of the featured photographs. Burgert Brothers 100th Anniversary Gala

The Trip to Spain (2017)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
After jaunts through northern England and Italy, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, they head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. The Trip to Spain (2017)

Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: The Tour
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Through his expeditions and encounters with some of the world’s most dangerous, cuddly, and misunderstood animals, Youtube’s Brave Wilderness host Coyote Peterson has gained international recognition as a leading personality in wildlife entertainment. Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: The Tour

Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning host the Nashville Predators in their third preseason game in Downtown Tampa. Get your tickets to see the Bolts tune up for another run at the Cup! Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Nashville Predators

The Flick
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theatre
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. The Flick

RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This two decade-old rock musical follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters: love. RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour

Vampire’s Kiss (1988)
10:30pm to 12:30am
Tampa Theatre
In this hilariously bad film starring Nicolas Cage, Peter’s life revolves around making money and dating as many women as possible. After a night of debauchery, Peter brings home a woman who bites him on the neck while they’re in bed. The next day, Peter is certain he has become a vampire. Though his appearance doesn’t change and he remains the same to the outside world, he dons fake fangs and begins stalking women. Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

Saturday, September 23

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
Begins 6:30am
Amalie Arena
This family-friendly event raises funds to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. The event will feature patient family speakers, a scenic 5K, family friendly activities, and live entertainment. St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

Museum Day Live
Begins 10am
Henry B. Plant Museum
The Henry B. Plant Museum will open its doors free of charge as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s initiative in which participating museums across the country emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution, which offer free admission every day. Just download a Museum Day Live! ticket to receive free entry. Museum Day Live

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

Free Admission Weekend
10am to 6pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Glazer Children’s Museum is turning 7 years old. They want to celebrate this monumental occasion, so museum admission will be FREE Saturday and Sunday! Enjoy everything the museum has to offer free of charge. Free Admission Weekend

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

Patterned Pastels
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Instructor Teri Navajo guides her students through an intuitive pastel drawing process. Achieve colorful works of art using inspiration from the patterns and textures of the current exhibitions in the museum. Patterned Pastels

RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour
Shows at 2pm and 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This two decade-old rock musical follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters: love. RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour

The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017
Begins 5pm
Amalie Arena
Jesse Watters joins Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller on their nationwide tour. Get your tickets now and grab a seat for this political speaking event. The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017

Sarah Morey
5:45pm to 7:45pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
In 2015, Sarah won 2nd place in the WiLD 94.1 Tampa Bay Talent Search. Since then she has been playing Tampa Bay Area venues and has also performed on legendary stages such as The Grand Ole’ Opry and The Bluebird Cafe. Sarah Morey

Harry Potter Sorting Ceremony Dinner
Begins 6pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
What better way to celebrate the museum’s 7th birthday than with a Harry Potter-themed “Sorting Ceremony Dinner”?! This is be a ticketed event and will begin after the museum closes. Harry Potter Sorting Ceremony Dinner

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

The Flick
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theatre
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. The Flick

Combustion Live Presents “Christopher Titus, Amerigeddon”
Begins 8:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Known for leaving no stone unturned, especially within his own life and family, Titus takes his audience on a 90-minute ride that will leave them exhausted from laughter. Christopher Titus, Amerigeddon

Sunday, September 17

Wanderlust 108
Begins 7:30am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The event known as a “Mindful Triathlon” features a 5K run, guided meditation, outdoor yoga, DJ dancing, hooping, craft vendors and a vegetarian “Wanderbowl” lunch. Wanderlust 108

GCM’s Sensory-Friendly 7th Birthday Bash
10am to 12pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Glazer Children’s Museum is turning 7 years old and they want to celebrate this monumental occasion, so you can bring your family to experience sensory-friendly activities and free admission! GCM’s Sensory-Friendly 7th Birthday Bash

Free Admission Weekend
1pm to 6pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Glazer Children’s Museum is turning 7 years old. They want to celebrate this monumental occasion, so museum admission will be FREE Saturday and Sunday! Enjoy everything the museum has to offer free of charge. Free Admission Weekend

Upstairs/Downstairs
2pm to 2:30pm
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 wholly or in part on actual hotel staff and guests. Upstairs/Downstairs

Tea for Tots
2pm to 3:00pm
Oxford Exchange
Join Oxford Exchange for an afternoon tea and read along of Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away by Hélène Druvert. Tea for Tots

RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This two decade-old rock musical follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters: love. RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour

The Flick
Begins 4pm
Jobsite Theatre
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. The Flick

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

Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Lightning conclude their preseason home slate against the in-state rival Panthers at AMALIE Arena. Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Tailgate Taste Fest

Saturday, September 30
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Top restaurants from the Tampa Bay area will be cooking up some of the best tailgate foods around in a variety of categories. Each restaurant will compete to win a series of awards, including People’s Choice. Meanwhile, guests who purchase food sample wristbands can enjoy generously sized samples from any of the participating restaurants. 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 & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Preseason: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators – September 22
The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017 – September 23
Preseason – Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers – September 24
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – September 29 to October 1
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

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
By the Yard, Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December 31
Photoshop for Beginners – Through October 2
iPhoneography – October 21

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Meanwhile… Comic Book Club – September 23
Introduction to Backpacking – September 24
Techsplorers – September 26
Mini-Makers – September 27
Movies @ the Library: The Founder – September 29

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
7th Birthday Bash with Free Admission – September 23 and 24
Sorting Ceremony Dinner – September 23
Sunshine Sunday – September 24
Imagination: A Gala to Benefit GCM – September 28
Grown Up Night (21+) – September 29
Member Morning – October 1
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Free Tuesday – October 3
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 Flick – Through September 24
The Threepenny Opera – October 20 to November 12

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 – September 21 to 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
RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour – Through September 24
Coyote Peterson – Brave Adventures Tour – September 22
Combustion Live Presents “Christopher Titus, Amerigeddon” – September 23
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – In Concert – September 29 to October 1
11th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Show – September 30
Music Faculty Recital – October 3
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
History Center Book Group: Florida in Poetry – September 21
9th Annual Duckwall Lecture – September 27
Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour – September 30
Making of: Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates, & Shipwrecks – October 4, 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
Skyway: A Contemporary Collection – Through September 24
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 – July 30 to November 12

Tampa Theatre
Beach Rats – September 21
The Trip to Spain – September 22 to 28
Vampire’s Kiss – September 22
Snap Judgement – September 29
Let’s Play Two – October 3
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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