Ybor City's Cigar Theater Opens Tonight


Ybor City’s Cigar Theater is finally ready for its grand opening. After months of hype and hard labor, Blake and James Emery have turned the 116-year-old Oliva Tobacco Company cigar factory into a multidiscipline art space. To celebrate, the brothers are hosting four nights of art, music, theater and dance starting tonight.

This first night features a gallery with over 40 artists, live poetry and “Flight of the Beast,” a theatrical production created by the Emery Brothers and set to live music. Blake says Mayor Pam Iorio is also supposed to make an appearance at the factory, located at the corner of Palm Avenue and 18th Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. with $5 admission.

If you like what you see the first night, the event continues for the next three Friday evenings.

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