06 February 2016

David Ben raised over $220,000 for #nohairselfie !

Congratulations David!

From Magicana:
David Ben’s #NoHairSelfie campaign concluded yesterday, February 4, 2016 with a public shaving at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. With some last-minute donations arriving by mail, the total has now passed $214,000 raised for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

As promised earlier, donors who requested our Unusual Collectible your hair will be in the mail very soon. We’ve also learned that the cards will be signed by Pat Lyons, the artists who designed them.
For those wishing to verify the authenticity of the hair, you can watch it being severed below. The shaver is Gary Slaight, son of Allan Slaight.

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Magicana presents: The oldest trick in the book

Visit Magicana's site where they're hosting "The oldest trick in the book," an in depth look at the cups and balls.

05 February 2016

April 2nd: A magical day

Browser's Bash logo  
From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook page:
April 2nd - A day that goes down in history!
Historically speaking, April 2nd has proven to be a magical day. It's true. Yes, it's when we're holding this year's Browser's Magic Bash, but also many other unique moments have happened throughout history on this day.
MAKE MAGIC WITH US ON APRIL 2nd - http://www.browsersden.com/bash
  • April 2nd, 1902 - Electric Theatre, the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California. 
  • April 2nd, 1931- Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 
  • April 2nd, 1954 - Plans to build Disneyland are announced.
  • April 2nd, 1956 - Soap operas As the World Turns & Edge of Night premiere on TV.
  • April 2nd, 1963 - Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km).
  • April 2nd, 1968 - Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Spacey Odyssey is released.
  • April 2nd, 1972 - 44th Academy Awards - French Connection, Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win.
  • April 2nd, 1974 - 46th Academy Awards - The Sting, Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win.
  • April 2nd, 1977 - Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks.
  • April 2nd, 1978 - Velcro was 1st put on the market (Dove magic says thank you!).
  • April 2nd, 1980 - Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st teenager to score 50 goals in a season.
  • April 2nd, 1989 - Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats Macho Man Savage.
  • April 2nd, 2016 - The Browser's Magic Bash Returns!
MAKE MAGIC HISTORY WITH US ON APRIL 2nd - http://www.browsersden.com/bash

We look forward to making magic history with you at this year's Browser's Magic Bash on Saturday April 2nd, 2016. If you'd like to join us, please register right now by clicking the link above.

Magical Hugs,

Jeff Pinsky
(Your faithful magic shopkeeper)

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den Facebook group:
Friendly reminder that our free magic club meets this Sat. Feb. 6th at Browser's Den from 2:30pm - 5:30pm. All are welcome.

Thank you,
Jeff and the Browser's Den Team

04 February 2016

St. John's: David Merry at The Uptown Theatre

From David Merry's Twitter feed: