In a vacated firehouse

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A full spectrum of





People forming art

Art informing people

People forming community

September 18: Firehouse Pub

Girls Night Out Comedy

Robin Savage _ New Seeds Festival 2011Robin Savage has performed in comedy clubs, casinos and seedy bars across the United States.  Comedy club credits include McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Tampa Improv, and Side Splitters among others. Catherine Maloney  has built a reputation as a crowd-pleaser in her own right by delivering bold, unapologetic humor to audiences around the country. Trish Keating has been featured in the Tampa Bay Comedy Festival and in “The Teacher’s Lounge Comedy Show” series at The Tampa Improv.

September 19: Firehouse Pub

Victoria Ginty & LadyHawke

guitar3Victoria Ginty will be joined by bassist and partner Mike Ivey, providing solid bass & acoustic guitar, Tim Costello on lead guitar and special guest Taylor John on vocals and piano. On drums will be “LadyHawke” drummer Bob Nesbitt.  In addition! Wayne Cornelius on sax and Chuck Weirich on trumpet. This group of musicians are gathered as a special treat for this event only!  You will never be able to see this show again.  It will be a very special night!

September 25: Firehouse Pub

Ken Loomer Quartet

Ken loomerKen Loomer was the house drummer at the Jazz Cellar in Ybor City for 8 years. John Lamb, a virtuoso performer bassist; former bass player with Duke Ellington. Tony Castellano, Jr. started playing piano at age 7; his father was a pianist who had a trio in the Miami area. Franco Marino used to play tenor sax with Tony Castellano’s father!

October 3: The Annual Big Draw

The 8th Annual Big Draw

EDTS_webbanner_logoSave the Date and Join us for this community celebration of drawing in an event for all ages. The Big Draw 2015 – Every Drawing Tells A Story   Firehouse Cultural Center along with the SouthShore Arts Council will be hosting the 8th Annual Big Draw. Fun, Free, Arts for all Ages! Indoor and outdoor!

October 10: Firehouse Pub

T’ Bone Hamilton & the Blues All-Stars

firehouse_octwTom “TBone” Hamilton returns to the Firehouse Pub …this time as a bluesman. Joining “Tbone” are the Blues All-Stars: Harmonica master, guitarist & singer, Rick Hatfield, Charlie Morris on guitar brews his secret blues recipe that includes Louisiana Spice, Tennessee Twang & Florida Gator Tail; and first-call blues drummer, Eric Elsner.

October 17: Special Event

2nd Annual Blues & BBQ : A Smokin’ Event

Hot and smokin2nd Annual Blues & BBQ fundraising event to benefit the Firehouse Cultural Center K-12 Scholarship Fund. From 2:00 to 7:00 PM, The Dog House and More  BBQ will be flying off the grille, served with delicious sides and refreshments. Plenty of raffles along with the continuous sounds of blues, country-swing, bluegrass & rockabilly played by Hapi McKenzie and Patty Pfitser of the Crabgrass Cowboys and others will add to this relaxed event.

  • 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 6 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; 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?

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, September 3, 2015

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