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8/16/2016 Member News
A Cuba Casino Night in St. Pete

‘Cuba Casino Night’ August 27th features music, games, food & fun without the travel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Before there was Las Vegas, there was Havana.
You don’t have to wait for Havana to re-open its majestic casinos. Just buy a ticket to “Cuba Casino Night” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 27 at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
Coinciding with the exhibition “Cuba, The Natural Beauty” by renowned photographer Clyde Butcher, “Cuba Casino Night” will immerse guests in an exotic evening of Las Vegas-style games, lively music, delectable food provided by Pipos Original Cuban Café, and refreshing cocktails. Authentic cigar rollers creating hand-rolled cigars will showcase their time-honored talents for guests to enjoy as we celebrate the ambiance and glory days of Old Havana at “Cuba Casino Night.”
“If you ever wanted to experience 1950’s Havana, here’s your chance,” says St. Petersburg Museum of History Executive Director Rui Farias.
‘Cuba, The Natural Beauty’ by photographer Clyde Butcher is presented by AARP and the Florida Humanities Council. The exhibition runs through September 30, 2016.
“Cuba Casino Night” tickets are $50 per person in advance and are on sale now in person, over the phone or through the museum’s website click here.
• Local businesses wanting to participate can sponsor a gaming table: Cost is $350 per table. Each sponsorship includes two tickets, unlimited drinks and $20,000 in game chips.
WHAT: “Cuba Casino Night” fundraiser
WHEN: 7 10 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016

WHERE: St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Pete, 33701

TICKETS: $50 per person in advance; $60 at the door; includes drink tickets, food, entertainment & $10,000 in game chips. Click here to purchase tickets online

DETAILS: Black Jack, Poker, Roulette & Craps, in addition to music, food, drinks, cigar rollers and more combine for a fun and tropical night in Old Havana
Sharing the Sunshine City’s stories for nearly a Century, the St. Petersburg Museum of History is located along the scenic and historic downtown waterfront. SPMOH hosts year-round temporary exhibitions such as Experience Cuba, and is also home to permanent exhibitions such as the world’s largest collection of autographed baseballs, “Schrader’s Little Cooperstown”, and Flight One Gallery, where guests can explore the world’s first airliner and the birth of commercial aviation.
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