With Arts & Entertainment Editor Kathy L. Collins

The Firehouse Cultural Center, located at 101 1st Ave. N.E. in Ruskin, is ready to kick off its 2017-18 Firehouse Pub Season. Georgia Vahue, Executive Director for the Firehouse Cultural Center said, “This season bring the best in live comedy and live music to the South Shore region.”

First up for this season is Clean Comedy featuring comedians, Devin Siebold and James Yon. Clean Comedy is funny without cursing or overly suggestive material. For those who do not like the dirty jokes found at most comedy clubs, this show is for you.

Next, enjoy an evening with Victoria Ginty & LadyHawke with Friends on Saturday, September 16. A resident of Apollo Beach, Ginty, a former BMG Critique Records recording artist, enjoys playing local venues with her band, LadyHawke. You can enjoy an eclectic mix of Modern Blues and Americana.

How about a little magic? On Saturday, September 23 come see Nathan Coe Marsh, a magician who has performed on the television show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Marsh, who has been in the entertainment business for over 13 years, has performed all over the globe. He also works with local community organizations and as an educator for programs in the arts.

The Firehouse Pub presents Girls Night Out Comedy on Friday, September 29. Come listen to three funny female comedians- Tracy Kanaan, Catherine Maloney and Heather Campese. Kanaan creatively combines stand-up comedy with her piano and vocal performances.

Then, come out on Friday, September 30 for concert with Stacey Knights and Chuck Weirich. Knights has produced three CDs containing some of her original pieces and Weirich has been playing the trumpet for 45 years.

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 7 p.m. Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged. Tickets prices vary per show but range from $15 for members for advance tickets to $25 for day of tickets for non-members.

Seating is cabaret style. There is a cash bar available for refreshments.

For more information and to reserve tickets, please call 645-7651 or visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org.

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