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Sept. 27: Firehouse Pub

I Am a Cuban Sandwich

I am a Cuban SandwichThis live performance by Richard and Mary Ellen DiPietra pays homage to Tampa’s historic Ybor City through live music and theater. Not the Ybor of today with its bar scene and late-night revels, but what Ybor was, before time and Interstate 4 cut through the heart of a very special place.

Sept. 28: Family Theater

All About Cats

All about catsJoin composer, singer, storyteller, and lifelong cat aficionado, Denny Mitchell, for an afternoon of entertainment and music, as you learn about these beautiful, amazing creatures with sight and sound that will have you laughing with surprise. South Shore veterinarians, animal hospitals, pet stores, pet groomers, and animal rescue/shelters will be participating in a “Cat Expo,” to present their services and to answer questions.

Oct. 4: The Big Draw

The Big Draw – Join the Journey…New Worlds of Drawing

the big draw ruskinJoin us for this community celebration of drawing in an event for all ages. Firehouse Cultural Center will be hosting The Big Draw, along with partners SouthShore Arts Council, and Tampa Museum of Art on Saturday, October 4th, 3:00- 6:30 PM!  Drawing into Stop Motion Animation! Photography meets Drawing! Print Making! And more Family Arts Activities! Indoor and outdoor! Other Sponsorship from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and Community Foundation of Tampa Bay make this 7th Annual event free and open to all ages.  Food truck vendors will be on-site! Come join the journey!

Sept. 10 – Oct. 29: 8-week Class
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Theater & Improv Class

Patel ConservatoryIn partnership with the Straz Center Patel Conservatory, the Firehouse Cultural Center is holding a Theater & Improv Class for students in 4th – 12th grades. The class is free of charge!

Oct. 10: Firehouse Pub

The Red Rose Parlour Theatre presents “La Divina”

red rose parlour 2This comedic-opera by The Red Rose Parlour Theatre breaks the barrier between the audience and performer with an interactive twist, where the audience becomes part of the performance! The combination of comedy and culture creates an enjoyable show for opera and non-opera fans alike.

Every other Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 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 2, 2014

  • 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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