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Feb 27: Special Events

Manuscript Consultation with Laura Lee Smith

Laura SmithManuscript Consultation with ・Heart of PalmAuthor Laura Lee Smith. During the Firehouse Cultural Center’s “Spring Forward” Writers Week, novelist Laura Lee Smith will meet with TEN (10) aspiring writers to discuss excerpts from their work. Private manuscript consultations will offer writers of any skill level the opportunity to connect with an experienced reader, writer, and teacher, and to receive Smith’s feedback on strengths and opportunities for improvement in their work. Deadline February 27. Call the Firehouse for more details.

March 2 – 7 : Special Events

Spring Forward Writers Week with Laura Lee Smith

Laura SmithA call to all aspiring writers out there. Laura Lee Smith will be at the Firehouse for a full week of writing events. Including manuscript consultations and Free book signing with Q & A. Teacher Institute: Creative Writing & Publication workshop will help with ideas and help on your path to publication. Celebration Reading will allow a consultation with Ms. Smith to identify strong segments from your work.

March 7: Gala 2015

Under the Stars

Invite for PrintingHonorary Chair Commissioner Sandra L. Murman : Hillsborough County Gala Chairs and Hosts, Vicki and Ross Elsberry. Live Entertainment • Silent & Live Auctions Open Bar • Valet Parking • Cocktail Attire • Garden Seating. Limousine Service from Tampa available upon request. If you cannot attend the event, you can still sponsor this event.

March 20: Firehouse Pub

Ken Loomer Jazz Quartet

Ken loomerSwing into Spring with the  Ken Loomer Quartet laying down the groove will be great bass player, John Lamb who played for Duke Ellington during the 1960`s. This will be an evening of unforgettable live music. Doors open at 7 pm; music starts at 7:30. Cash Bar.


March 27: Firehouse Pub

Mike Donahue • Irish Music

IrishSt. Patrick’s Day continues with Mike Donahue and his fellow musicians playing joyful & nostalgic Irish & Celtic melodies. Cash Bar.

  • 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 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, March 5, 2015

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