Downtown After Hours

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28

Creative Talk with Jimmy Breen
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Oxford Exchange
For over a decade Jimmy has been creating artwork for the world’s biggest names in music – such as Bruno Mars, Paramore, Wiz Khalifa, Nirvana, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, and countless others. Now he is ready to share some valuable insight on building community, bringing creatives closer together, and his knowledge of lettering. Creative Talk with Jimmy Breen

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)

Friday, September 29

The Halloween Horror Picture Show 2017
10am to 4pm
Tampa Convention Center
This weekend-long film event showcases independent horror shorts and features and provides an opportunity to introduce the horror community to the filmmakers, actors, and actresses that bring these films to life. There will be meet and greets, horror author readings, giveaways, costume contests, vendors selling horror film-related collectibles, and so much more! The Halloween Horror Picture Show 2017

Megacon Tampa Bay
4pm to 9pm
Tampa Convention Center
This three day event celebrates all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in Sketch Duels, learn from “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! Megacon Tampa Bay

Grown Up Night (21+)
Begins 6pm
Glazer Children’s Museum
Grown-ups will take over the Museum while enjoying a beer garden on the terrace with panoramic views of downtown Tampa! Climb, jump, and build in the exhibits, and play like a kid again with parachutes, slinkies, and hula hoops. Grown Up Night (21+)

Disney On Ice presents Frozen
Begins 7pm
Amalie Arena
Dazzling ice skating, special effects, and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Disney On Ice presents Frozen

TFO and Harry Potter in Concert
Begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
TFO will perform legendary composer John Williams’ Academy Award-nominated score while audiences experience the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant 40-foot screen. TFO and Harry Potter in Concert

Snap Judgement
Begins 8pm
Tampa Theatre
Snap Judgment, the public radio storytelling phenomena, electrifies Tampa audiences on WUSF 89.7 every week. WUSF is bringing Glynn Washington and the rest of the Snap Judgment crew to Downtown Tampa for a live performance. Get your tickets to see this popular radio program come to life! Snap Judgement

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

Saturday, September 30

Paddle for Peace
Begins 8am
Water Works Park
This event is open to paddleboarders of all experience levels, spectators, and pets! There will be challenges for 2 miles, 1 mile, and 1/2 mile along the Hillsborough River. All funds raised will go to support The Spring’s mission. Paddle for Peace

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

The Halloween Horror Picture Show 2017
10am to 4pm
Tampa Convention Center
This weekend-long film event showcases independent horror shorts and features and provides an opportunity to introduce the horror community to the filmmakers, actors, and actresses that bring these films to life. There will be meet and greets, horror author readings, giveaways, costume contests, vendors selling horror film-related collectibles, and so much more! The Halloween Horror Picture Show 2017

Megacon Tampa Bay
10am to 7pm
Tampa Convention Center
This three day event celebrates all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in Sketch Duels, learn from “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! Megacon Tampa Bay

Disney On Ice presents Frozen
Shows at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm
Amalie Arena
Dazzling ice skating, special effects, and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Disney On Ice presents Frozen

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’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl
Begins 2pm
Begins at Franklin Manor
Spend the day visiting a number of bars and getting plenty of free goodies. The legendary Crawler Bus will be on stand-by to shuttle crawlers from bar to bar as they visit the finest bars in Tampa. Tampa’s Last Saturday Bar Crawl

TFO and Harry Potter in Concert
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
TFO will perform legendary composer John Williams’ Academy Award-nominated score while audiences experience the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant 40-foot screen. TFO and Harry Potter in Concert

Viceroy’s House
Shows at 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Transport yourself to India in 1947. Lord Mountbatten and his wife are dispatched to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule proves difficult, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. Viceroy’s House

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

Tailgate Taste Fest
Begins 3pm
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

Crack up Cancer
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This annual show features some of the areas best comics, and this year is no exception. The event benefits local organization Cure on Wheels who supports targeted programs in local cancer organizations, supporting patients, and families. Crack up Cancer

Sunday, October 1

The Halloween Horror Picture Show 2017
10am to 4pm
Tampa Convention Center
This weekend-long film event showcases independent horror shorts and features and provides an opportunity to introduce the horror community to the filmmakers, actors, and actresses that bring these films to life. There will be meet and greets, horror author readings, giveaways, costume contests, vendors selling horror film-related collectibles, and so much more! The Halloween Horror Picture Show 2017

Megacon Tampa Bay
10am to 5pm
Tampa Convention Center
This three day event celebrates all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in Sketch Duels, learn from “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! Megacon Tampa Bay

Disney On Ice presents Frozen
Shows at 11am and 3pm
Amalie Arena
Dazzling ice skating, special effects, and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Disney On Ice presents Frozen

TFO and Harry Potter in Concert
Shows at 2pm and 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
TFO will perform legendary composer John Williams’ Academy Award-nominated score while audiences experience the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant 40-foot screen. TFO and Harry Potter in Concert

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

Viceroy’s House
Shows at 3:30pm and 6pm
Tampa Theatre
Transport yourself to India in 1947. Lord Mountbatten and his wife are dispatched to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule proves difficult, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. Viceroy’s House

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

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
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
US 103.5’s Throwdown by the Bay – January 20

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

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
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 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

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
The Marvelous Wonderettes – September 29 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
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – In Concert – September 29 to October 1
11th Annual Crack Up Cancer Comedy Show – September 30
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
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 – Through November 12

Tampa Theatre
The Trip to Spain – September 28
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 –
Powered by Athleta
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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