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Jan. 10: Workshops & Classes

Healthy Gardens

hands in dirt2015 Healthy Garden Classes: Helping kids to understand that food doesn’t come from a can or a box, but from the magic of a seed. Hydroponics and Garden Adventures is for ages 8-14 years and will be held on Saturdays, Noon – 3:00 PM.  Digging in the dirt and caring for plants is a wonderful way to have fun, learn and connect to each other and our shared natural world. These FREE classes will fill up quickly! Reserve Now!

Jan 31: Firehouse Pub

“T-Bone” Hamilton & the Blues All-Stars

BaCropped Blues All-Starsssist/Leader – Tom “TBone” Hamilton returns to the Firehouse Pub …this time as a bluesman presenting an intimate evening of really good roadhouse blues music from New Orleans to Chicago to Austin to Detroit and back to Florida. Joining “Tbone” are the Blues All-Stars. One of the All-Stars will be harmonica master and virtuoso, Rick Hatfield, guitarist singer-songwriter and entertainer. On Guitar, Charlie Morris and Eric Elsner on drums.

Jan 31: Workshops & Classes

Teacher Workshop with Leland Faulkner

lelandFaulkner will teach a unique method based on the research and work of Francois Delsarte for uncovering the meaning behind movement and gesture as well as the techniques and disciplines of acting, mime, story, writing, and magic to create a world teeming with characters and imagination. Earn professional development points and have fun doing so!

Feb 7 & 8: Firehouse Theater

Love Letters: A Valentine’s Day Love Story

heartLOVE LETTERS is a funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. Feb 7 evening premiere with a 2 PM Matinee showing the following day.

Feb 13: Firehouse Pub

Hapi & Patty: The Crabgrass Cowboys

cg2Wear your John B. Stetson hat and check yer guns at the door but bring your camera for a rip roarin’ fun evening on a run-away train of original songs along with your favorite old time country, bluegrass, and rockabilly tunes played by the “sweethearts of swing”!

  • Firehouse Pub

    Experience top quality entertainment as you enjoy drinks & snacks in a relaxed, intimate space. Live music of nearly every genre from jazz to show tunes, comedy shows and more are all on tap at the Firehouse Pub!

  • Artist in Residence Program

    Firehouse Residency public programs provide direct and intensive experience with significant artists, performers and writers in a full range of the arts.

  • Summer Arts Camps & Studios

    Discover your great summer adventure at the Firehouse Cultural Center! For 2014 we are offering 4 one-week programs filled with fun, exciting, creative activities. Arts Camps for ages 8–10 and Arts Studios for ages 11–14.

  • Theater at the Firehouse

    Visiting theater groups, film screenings, and our Family Theater Series provide a wide range of evening and matinee performances to entertain all ages.

  • FCC Film Series

    The Firehouse screens the best independent films from around the world in a wide range of genres, in partnership with the Gasparilla International Film Festival. These are award-winning independent films rarely seen outside the Festival Circuit.

  • Arts in Education: Field Trip Performances

    Firehouse Cultural Center partners in the Arts in Education Program with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and Hillsborough County School System as a venue for high quality performances for students.

  • Workshops & Classes

    Intensive working retreats & workshops conducted by visiting artists. For-credit classes offered by Hillsborough Community College. Figure Drawing Group, open to all, working from a live model. Theater & Improv classes offered in partnership with the Patel Conservatory. The Brenda Knowles ‘Inside Journalism Series.’ What will you learn at the Firehouse?

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Every other Thursday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Figure Drawing Group

Open to all (18 and up). $10 per session. Bring your own materials, work from a live model. Monitored by Bruce Marsh.Figure Drawing

Next session: Thursday, February 5, 2015

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