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Oct. 24: Firehouse Theater

War of the Worlds

war-of-worlds_1Firehouse Cultural Center will mark the 76th anniversary of Mercury Theatre’s original radio broadcast of Howard Knoch’s adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.” To celebrate, MAS Community Theatre will perform a live staged recreation of the broadcast. Actors will portray the original 1938 broadcast of the “War of the Worlds” in the style of period broadcasting, which is directed by James Rayfield.

Oct. 25: Firehouse Pub

Valerie Gillespie – Jazz

Valerie GillespieValerie Gillespie has played with many of the great entertainers of our time, including; Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, Ben Vereen, Joan Rivers, Ray Charles, Jon Faddis, Steve Allen, Anthony Newley. And, she has traveled extensively with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra in the U.S. and Japan. Locally, you may have seen Valerie playing with Dan McMillion, Theo Valentin, JoAnn Samson, Belinda Womack and many other very talented musicians from the Tampa Bay area.

Oct. 27- Dec. 8: Workshops and Classes
for ages 11–18 years old

Introduction to Robotics

MindstormsA hands-on introduction and exploration of robotics! Build and program LEGO Mindstorm vehicles and design and build a small underwater roving vehicle! This challenging and creative course will get you going on making your own hi-tech gizmos and devices. Classes led by Jim Reve, Director of the Robotics Club at Lennard High School and Lockheed Martin Retiree! This is a 6-week workshop with classes occurring every Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. These classes will begin on Monday, October 27 at 5:00 PM. Scholarships Available! Please call for more information!

Oct. 28- Dec. 9: Workshops and Classes
for 14 years to adult

Illustration of Dreams • Photo Workshop

14 yrs.- AdultTake Photoshop and photo processes into an arts direction of creative imagery and composition. Learn Photoshop Composition while compositing digital photos and images using Photoshop. Led by Jim Reiman. This is a 6 week workshop, with classes on Tuesday’s from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Jim Reiman is Co-Owner and Director of Photography & Design at 4D Studios LLC and has been doing our Drawing with Light Studio at the Firehouse Cultural Center. These classes will begin Tuesday, October 28 at 6:00 PM. Scholarships Available! Please call for more information!

  • 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, October 30, 2014

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