Downtown After Hours

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
The gold glitter standard of queerglam rocker musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows German immigrant-turned-transgender-Kansas-trailer-park-wannabe-rock-goddess Hedwig Robinson during one life-changing night of her musical act. Full of TMI, towering go-go boots and cult hits, this campy romp reveals the blistering realities of self-acceptance that defy gender identity. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018)
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Tampa Theatre
This film tells the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a former Marine who made himself a home in Hollywood after World War II, and quickly found that he had a unique talent. Scotty became a legendary escort, gigolo and procurer of sex workers to closeted gay celebrities. Nobody has stories to tell like Scotty! At the age of 95, he’s still the leading man of his own movie, telling tales about every big name in the golden age of Tinseltown. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018)

Crossdresser for Christ – The Musical starring Ginger Minj
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This stage performance stars Ginger Minj from Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1. It’s an evening of music and outrageous comedy as Ginger takes sinners and saints on a wild ride through the adventures of her life. It’s a one-woman drag show – with 2 other actors… and a piano! All ages welcome. Crossdresser for Christ – The Musical starring Ginger Minj

Friday, September 15

CIO of the Year Awards Luncheon
Begins 11:30am
Hilton Tampa Downtown
Enjoy the CIO of the Year Awards Presentation & Luncheon where IT executives and emerging leaders in information technology will be recognized for their achievements. CIO of the Year Awards Luncheon

Where Hands Touch (2018)
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tampa Theatre
A coming-of-age story set in the most brutal of times: Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a black African father and a white German mother, forges an unlikely connection with Lutz, an atypically compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi solider. Can she find an ally in Lutz, himself struggling against a fate laid out before him? Where Hands Touch (2018)

Crossdresser for Christ – The Musical starring Ginger Minj
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This stage performance stars Ginger Minj from Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1. It’s an evening of music and outrageous comedy as Ginger takes sinners and saints on a wild ride through the adventures of her life. It’s a one-woman drag show – with 2 other actors… and a piano! All ages welcome. Crossdresser for Christ – The Musical starring Ginger Minj

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
The gold glitter standard of queerglam rocker musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows German immigrant-turned-transgender-Kansas-trailer-park-wannabe-rock-goddess Hedwig Robinson during one life-changing night of her musical act. Full of TMI, towering go-go boots and cult hits, this campy romp reveals the blistering realities of self-acceptance that defy gender identity. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Scorpions
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, continue to celebrate over 50 years of rock with a live performance in Downtown Tampa. Rock fans will not want to miss this fantastic show! Scorpions

Saturday, September 15

7th Annual Chick-fil-A Fall Stampede
Begins 8am
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
This event benefiting the Children’s Cancer Center includes a 5K run, 1 mile family fun run/walk, a mascot race, photo opportunities with the Chick-fil-A cows, and a post-race party in the Family Fun Zone including Chick-fil-A food, games, and great prizes. The Fall Stampede has grown from 800 runners to over 1,500 runners and has raised almost $400,000 in net proceeds within the last 6 years. 7th Annual Chick-fil-A Fall Stampede

On-Water Training
Begins 10:30am
Tampa Convention Center
Whether you love boating and want to gain confidence at the helm, considering buying or renting a boat and want to learn new skills, or you’re just curious about boating, this training event is for you! The BoatUS Foundation has partnered with Tampa Boat Show to offer the BoatUS Foundation On-Water Training program. It is a fun, easy, and affordable way to develop your sea legs. No experience necessary! On-Water Training

The Tampa Franchise Show
Begins 11am
Tampa Convention Center
At this exciting event, attendees can meet face-to-face with representatives from top franchise concepts who want to expand or develop in your area. Compare a variety of opportunities and learn about unique industries at every investment level, all under one roof. Ask questions that directly affect you and get with all the information you need for your next step towards success. The Tampa Franchise Show

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

The Bookshop (2018)
2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
Tampa Theatre
Free-spirited widow Florence Green risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative town in 1959. While bringing about a surprising local cultural awakening, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame, the assistance of a precocious and erudite little moppet, and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower. As Florence’s obstacles begin to pile up, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Starring Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Honor Kneafsey, and Bill Nighy. The Bookshop (2018)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Begins 8pm
Jobsite Theater
The gold glitter standard of queerglam rocker musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows German immigrant-turned-transgender-Kansas-trailer-park-wannabe-rock-goddess Hedwig Robinson during one life-changing night of her musical act. Full of TMI, towering go-go boots and cult hits, this campy romp reveals the blistering realities of self-acceptance that defy gender identity. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Crossdresser for Christ – The Musical starring Ginger Minj
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This stage performance stars Ginger Minj from Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1. It’s an evening of music and outrageous comedy as Ginger takes sinners and saints on a wild ride through the adventures of her life. It’s a one-woman drag show – with 2 other actors… and a piano! All ages welcome. Crossdresser for Christ – The Musical starring Ginger Minj

Sunday, September 16

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

Where Hands Touch (2018)
Shows at 1:30pm and 4:30pm
Tampa Theatre
A coming-of-age story set in the most brutal of times: Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a black African father and a white German mother, forges an unlikely connection with Lutz, an atypically compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi solider. Can she find an ally in Lutz, himself struggling against a fate laid out before him? Where Hands Touch (2018)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Begins 4pm
Jobsite Theater
The gold glitter standard of queerglam rocker musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows German immigrant-turned-transgender-Kansas-trailer-park-wannabe-rock-goddess Hedwig Robinson during one life-changing night of her musical act. Full of TMI, towering go-go boots and cult hits, this campy romp reveals the blistering realities of self-acceptance that defy gender identity. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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

Crossdresser for Christ – The Musical starring Ginger Minj
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
This stage performance stars Ginger Minj from Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1. It’s an evening of music and outrageous comedy as Ginger takes sinners and saints on a wild ride through the adventures of her life. It’s a one-woman drag show – with 2 other actors… and a piano! All ages welcome. Crossdresser for Christ – The Musical starring Ginger Minj

Nick Cannon: Wild ‘N Out Live
Begins 8pm
Amalie Arena
This live performance is based on the hugely successful TV series created and hosted by Nick Cannon. The fan favorite line-up from the original cast of “Wild ‘N Out” features Rip Micheals, Hitman Holla, Conceited, Justina Valentine, Iamzoie, Charlie Clips, Emmanuel Hudson, DC Young Fly, Chico Bean and DJ D-Wrek. Fans of the show will love this live version of the music and comedy hit. Nick Cannon: Wild ‘N Out Live

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
Scorpions – September 14
15th Anniversary Freestyle Explosion Concert – September 15
Nick Cannon presents: Wild ‘N Out Live – September 16
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
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Through September 15
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
Recording Studio Open House – September 13
Movies @ the Library: Thor: Ragnarok – September 14
Book Discussion: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – September 19
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 – September 18 to 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
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood – September 13
When Hands Touch – September 14 to 19
Sing-Along The Greatest Showman – September 15
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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