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June 22 – Aug. 7: Summer Camp 2015

Summer Camp 2015

Summer Camp Theater 20147 dazzling weeks of summer camp at the Firehouse Cultural Center beginning June 22. Week 1 begins June 22 – June 26, Acting for Stage & Screen. All the way through Week 7: August 3 – August 7, Cartooning & Animation. 7 one-week camps. Choose 1 week or all 7. SAVE on 2 or more weeks! Ages 8 – 10   &   Ages 11 – 14. See the whole camp line-up which includes, robotics, coding, golf, and 3D Art Animation. Register by April 30 by calling 813-645-7651 to receive a 15% Discount. Need-based scholarships are available for a limited number of campers. Call 813-645-7651 for details.

Apr 25: Firehouse Pub

Prince & Princess Comedy Show

kojo traci2Kojo Prince’s comedy style, best described by him, is silly and superficial but yet satisfying. Extremely energetic and animated. It is often said that you burn calories just by watching him perform. Traci Kanaan continues her irreverence by creatively combining stand up comedy with her piano and vocal performances. She covers numerous topics, including her life and family, pop culture, and current events.

May 9: Firehouse Pub

Victoria Ginty & LadyHawke

Victoria GintyVictoria will be joined by bassist and partner Mike Ivey, providing solid bass & acoustic guitar, and Tim Costello on electric guitar. Also Ed Wright, one of the States most highly regarded guitarists & vocalist. An eclectic mix of Modern Blues, Country and Americana that will satisfy music lovers. Guest drummer Bob Nesbitt will join the performance.

May 16: Firehouse Pub

Tom “T-Bone” Hamilton

Tom Hamilton

Tom Hamilton is a straight ahead jazz band, well known in the Tampa Bay area as one of leading jazz/blues bassists. As a studio musician, he recently recorded on bluesman Roy Book Binder’s new album, “The Good Book,” which reached #3 in the Americana charts. Guest Vocalist, Marilyn Freeman.

May 30: Firehouse Pub

25 to Life Comedy Show

arik 2Mike Rivera appeared on ABC’s “The View” where he won their America’s Most Hilarious Teacher contest. He teaches in Pinellas County. Steve Arik, an award winning comedy club veteran of over 25 years has built a solid reputation as a consistent crowd favorite. With a look and a style that would appear more at home on a classic rock concert stage, Steve Arik stands out doing stand-up. His adult humor can border on explicit, without being offensive. He has been on Evening at the Improv, Showtime, Comic Strip Live, America’s Funniest People and more!

June 6: Firehouse Pub

Dwayne White Jazz / Blues Quartet

dwayne3Dwayne White jazz trumpeter, music educator, composer, and arranger. Dwayne is responsible for the Al Downing Jazz in the Schools program in St. Petersburg. Kirk Reyes, bassist and musical arranger, born in Brooklyn NY. He has appeared in numerous musical productions and plays a variety of styles including jazz, Latin music, and blues. Kirk has played with the Cab Callaway’s Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Noted musicians Ben Winkler on piano and Henry Page on drums, complete the quartet.

  • 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

    Discover your great summer adventure! For 2015 we are offering 7 one-week Arts Camps for ages 8–10 and ages 11–14, filled with fun, creative activities: Theater; Robotics & Coding; Drawing, Painting & Printmaking; 3D Art; Golf; Cartooning & Animation. Each week culminates with a performance or a ‘Show-off’ for family and friends.

  • 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?

Mar 18 – Apr 22: Workshops & Classes

Robotics and Lego Mindstorms

MindstormsThis is a class for kids 10 – 14, this is a hands on class exploring beginning electronics and making robotic vehicles! The Lego Mindstorms are programmable small vehicles, which give kids a taste of simple robotics! There is no equipment or experience required!

Mr. Reve is a professional engineer, and an outstanding faculty member at Lennard High School.

Every Tuesday Beginning April 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Photography & Post Production Workshop

cameraPhotographer/Educator Jim Reiman will be teaching Photography & Postproduction this Spring at the Firehouse Cultural Center. The six week workshop will discuss the ways in which you can manipulate your camera’s manual settings to achieve optimal photographic results. The workshop will also cover how to create seamless panoramas, RAW file processing, HDR, retouching and preparation for print production. Tuition $120. Scholarships available and based on need.

Every Wednesday Beginning April 29, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Introduction to Coding Workshop

arduinoUSF Mechanical Engineering graduate Riley Trumble will be teaching students to assemble circuits and simple coding (programming) to make a tiny computer, an “Arduino Micro Controller”, do simple things with light and sound. Electronic Starter Kit, with an Arduino Micro Controller, and instruction book with 11 different projects, for students to do at home. is included. Tuition $120 Ages 10 – 18. Scholarships are available and based on need.

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, April 30, 2015

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