21 October 2017

Niagara Falls: David DaVinci‏ performs Wild Magic

For a limited time only, catch David DaVinci in Niagara Falls!

David's even offering up a promo code: DAVIDDAVINCIGFT50

Catch him while you can.


From David DaVinci's Twitter feed:
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20 October 2017

Vote for Captain Corbin, Daniel Steep, Keith Brown, and Peter Mennie in the "Our London Best of London Awards"

Updated at 10:40am to add:



From Captain Corbin's Facebook page:

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From Daniel Steep's Facebook page:

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From The Agri-Magic Show Twitter feed:






19 October 2017

Montreal: Dr. Amir Raz to talk about hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine

Dr. Amir Raz will be giving his lecture, "The Placebo Effect," on his Oct. 23 lecture at this year’s Trottier Public Science Symposium “Mind Matters: The Body-Mind Connection.”

From the article "Trottier Symposium speaker Dr. Amir Raz on hypnosis, magic and placebos in medicine" McGill Reporter:
Before he was a psychiatry professor and researcher, Amir Raz was a magician — and the two occupations aren’t as different as you might think. As Canada Research Chair in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention, Dr. Raz is interested in deception and how people’s physiology is influenced by their expectations of what is about to happen.

Read the interview.

18 October 2017

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17 October 2017

Ottawa and Toronto: Wes Barker

If you get the chance, go see Wes Barker, recently awarded the honour of "Variety Act of 2017." 

At the end of the month, you can catch Wes at 'Magic Monday' in Ottawa.  Mid-November he'll be in Toronto (info at bottom of the post).

Regular reader and guest poster, The Magic Demon, has also let me know that Wes was recently featured on the podcast "What's So Funny?"  (The link can be found at CoopRadio.org, Sunday night at 11pm.)  As an aside, I've also been informed that Sunday Oct 29th at 11pm to midnight Pacific Time, CFRO  100.5 FM Vancouver will feature an hour long live interview with  Shawn Farquhar.

A quick reminder that Wes will be in Burnaby this weekend as part of "M.


From the Magic Monday Facebook event:
Magic Monday is thrilled to present two amazing, world-reknowned performers!
All the way from Vancouver, the man who fooled Penn & Teller, the incredible Wes Barker! Joining him on stage from Toronto, the extraordinary European clown and mime stylings of Kate Mior! Special Guest host this month is Steve the Magic Reindeer!

 Don't miss this one of a kind showcase, and like last month this show is certain to be a sell out! So get your tickets now.



From the Rec Room Toronto's Facebook event:







16 October 2017

Subscribe to "Vanish" for free

From Paul Romhany's Facebook page:

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!

EVERYBODY that reads VANISH you can now subcribe for FREE and each issue will be delivered to your mail box each month. Just click on latest edition and press SUBCRIBE on left hand side (do this on computer) - this is a really cool feature I just added. PLEASE SHARE THIS NEWS with the magic community

15 October 2017

Yeatland Wong in the Calgary Herald

From the article "Hobson: Behind the curtain for a good cause" by Louis B. Hobson in the Calgary Herald:
I honestly couldn’t resist this concept of theatre for charity. Audiences can have a fun night out knowing most of their ticket price is going to deserving charities.

If you wave the Kinsmen banner, it’s amazing who comes to your aid. We needed advice on how to stage the opening illusion and, voila, local magician and illusionist Yeatland Wong to the rescue. He has been an invaluable resource, not only for the mystifying cabinets illusion but on how to properly strap someone in a straight jacket.

Read more.

14 October 2017

Outerbridge Magic Fall 2017 tour dates

If you can catch Ted and Marion Outerbridge on their upcoming tour, I highly recommend it!

From Ted Outerbridge:
  • October 14, 2017:  Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (Showcase), Regina, SK
  • October 15, 2017:  Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (Showcase), Regina, SK
  • October 27, 2017:  Gracie Theatre, Bangor, ME
  • November 18, 2017:  (Holiday Magic Show), St. Catharines, ON
  • November 20, 2017:  Capital Theatre (Holiday Magic Show), Windsor, ON
  • November 21, 2017:  Kiwanis Theatre (Holiday Magic Show), Chatham, ON
  • November 22, 2017:  Library Theatre Holiday Magic Show), Sarnia, ON
  • November 24, 2017:  Forest City Church Theatre (Holiday Magic Show), London, ON
  • November 28, 2017:  (Holiday Magic Show), Belleville, ON
  • November 30, 2017:  Rose Theatre (Holiday Magic Show), Brampton, ON
  • December 1, 2017:  Sanderson Centre (Holiday Magic Show), Brantford, ON
  • December 2, 2017:  Humanities Theatre (Holiday Magicc Show), Waterloo, ON
  • December 7, 2017:  Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, Camrose, AB
  • December 8, 2017:  Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, AB
  • March 14, 2018:  First Ontario Arts Centre Milton, Milton, ON









13 October 2017

Greg Frewin Theatre: Winner of 2017 Top Performing Arts Award from Attractions Ontario

Do you remember, back in May, when I was bugging you to vote for Greg at Attractions Ontario?  Enough of you did!

Congratulations Greg, et al! Well deserved!

And you can wake up with Greg on Friday the 13th! From the Greg Frewin Theatre Facebook page:
WAKE UP WITH GREG-
 Greg & Nick from the #GregFrewin Theatre LIVE #610AM - round table with #TimDenis tomorrow at 7:30am


From the Greg Frewin Theatre Facebook page:

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12 October 2017

Ty Reveen on CFJC Midday

A reminder that Ty Reveen is on his BC Autumn tour.  Locations and dates can be found at the Facebook page of Reveen The Legend Continues.


From the CFJC Community YouTube channel:

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11 October 2017

Ariann Black's "The Volunteer Network"

From The Volunteer Network:
The Volunteer Network empowers Volunteers by building dynamic relationships between fellow volunteers, philanthropic organizations and worthy sponsors in a way that is simpler and more effective than ever before, all with the goal of making a positive impact on the world.

To accomplish this we are creating a platform unique to the altruistic world.

Read more and sign-up to be notified of the official launch.


From Ariann Black's Facebook page:



10 October 2017

Vancouver: "MAGIC! 75 Years of the Magic Circle"

From Straight:
Nov 4, 7-9 pm
Nov 5, 7-9 pm

Join the Vancouver Magic Circle as they celebrate their 75th Anniversary with a magic show featuring the finest magicians from around the world. You've seen these magical artists on shows like America's Got Talent, TEDx talk, The Magic Castle in Hollywood and even Penn & Teller's Fool Us. Featuring:

  • Jeki Yoo - South Korea
  • Hannibal - North Carolina
  • Andrew Goldenhersh - California
  • Shawn Farquhar - Master of Ceremonies

Read more and buy tickets.

07 October 2017

Toronto: "The Illusionists – Live From Broadway" buy 1 get 1 for only $1!

From Mirvish.com:
December 12 to January 7, 2018

This year's illusionists: Darcy Oake (The Grand Illusionist), Jeff Hobson (The Trickster), An Ha Lim (The Manipulator), Charlie Frye (The Eccentric), Raymond Crowe (The Unusualist), Colin Cloud (The Deductionist), and Jonathan Goodwin (The Daredevil).

Read more.


From Smart Canucks:
Mirvish Toronto are celebrating Thanksgiving by offering a promotion on tickets. Buy 1 get 1 for only $1! But hurry because only 100 tickets per selected performance are available. Use the promo code GIVE17 to get this deal.

Included in this promotion:

The Illusionists – Live From Broadway
Princess of Wales Theatre
DECEMBER 12, 2017 – JANUARY 7, 2018
Valid on price 1 and 2 for the following performances:
DECEMBER 12, 7:30PM
DECEMBER 13, 1:30PM
DECEMBER 13, 7:30PM
DECEMBER 14, 7:30PM
DECEMBER 19, 7:30PM
DECEMBER 20, 1:30PM
DECEMBER 20, 7:30PM
DECEMBER 21, 7:30PM
DECEMBER 22, 7:30PM
DECEMBER 23, 1:30PM
DECEMBER 23, 7:30PM
DECEMBER 24, 1:30PM

This offer ends Sunday October 8 at 11:59pm EST or while quantities last. All prices are in Canadian dollars and include 13% HST and $3.25 CIF. Seating restrictions apply. Offers are not valid on premium seats.

Click here to buy your tickets at Mirvish.

Read more.

06 October 2017

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook group:
Browser's Den (FREE) Magic Club meets this Saturday, October 7 at the shop from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.

All are welcome.

Thank you for your kind support- The Browser's Den Team.




05 October 2017

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04 October 2017

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03 October 2017

2017 "Holiday Magic"

Dick Joiner is once again presenting "Holiday Magic" with performances in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I., and Ontario.  This is a family style variety show raising much needed funds for the Shriners and their work for children's charities.

If you would like to attend one of the shows, please call 1-877-948-6626 for ticket availability and information.

The East Coast Tour features:

The Ontario Tour features:

Scroll down to see the show dates (or download the PDF from Philae-Shriners.com):

East Coast:
  • Nov 4th 1pm show. Gwendolyn Kent Auditorium. Bathurst N.B.
  • Nov 5th 1pm show. Bernard Poirier Theatre. Fredericton. N.B.
  • Nov 6th 7pm show. Capitol Theatre. Moncton. N.B.
  • Nov 7th 7pm show. Horton High Theatre. Wolfville. N.S.
  • Nov 8th. 7pm show. Th'Yark Playhouse Theatre. Yarmouth. N.S.
  • Nov 9th. 5pm and 7.15pm shows. Bella Rose Theatre. Halifax. N.S.
  • Nov 10th. 7pm show Savoy Theatre. Glace Bay. N.S.
  • Nov 11th. 1pm and 4pm shows.Glasgow Square Theatre New Glasgow. N.S.
  • Nov12th. 1pm and 4pm shows.  I'Isle-Saint-Jean Theatre. Charlottetown . P.E.I.
  • Nov 13th 7pm show. Cobequid Ed Centre. Truro N.S.
  • Nov 14th 7pm show. Imperial Theatre. Saint John N.B.

Ontario:
  • Nov 18th 1pm show. Catherine Street Auditorium. St. Catharines.
  • Nov 20th 7pm show. Capital Theatre. Windsor.
  • Nov 21st 7pm show. Kiwanis Theatre. Chatham.
  • Nov 22nd. 7pm show. Library Theatre. Sarnia.
  • Nov 24th. 7pm show Forest City. London.
  • Nov 28th 7pm show. Empire Theatre. Belleville.
  • Nov 30th. 7pm show. Rose Theatre. Brampton.
  • Dec 1st. 7pm show. Sanderson Theatre. Brantford
  • Dec 2nd. 1pm show. Humanities Theatre. Waterloo
  • Dec 8th. 7pm show Seneca Queen Theatre, Niagara Falls
  • Dec 16th. 1pm and 4pm shows. Meadowvale Theatre. Mississauga


FOR TICKETS call: 1-877-948-6626. 


[with thanks to Dick Joiner for sending this information along]

02 October 2017

Random thoughts from "The Newest Trick in the Book"

The Newest Trick in the Book is back Tuesday October 3rd, at 8:30pm, for a FREE Halloween themed show, with Benzi Train, James Alan, James Harrison, and Shamus Mac Gregor!
Last month, I attended the September 5th edition of "The Newest Trick in the Book," billed as "Toronto's ONLY magic open-mic."

I had no idea what to expect from a magic open-mic.  I thought it might be a slightly more dressed up version of watching folks jam at the club or the magic shop.  As it turns out I'd previously seen most of the performers on this program both jamming casually and performing professionally.  Would the evening be a repeat of stuff I'd already seen?

The verdict:  no.  Well, sometimes yes.  But not really.

Let me explain.

The event takes place at  See-Scape Toronto, a sci-fi bar and gaming café.  It's a cozy space filled with wonderful people.  (And lots of games.)



Everything about the place is interesting.


You were probably wondering about the show.

The evening was a TONNE of fun.  The performances were elevated well beyond a typical jam.  Each of the performers had an energy that was different from what I expected of them.  Perhaps it was the buzz of doing something in front of an audience for the first time? 

It was also clear to me, that the performers were having more fun than usual too!  I witnessed the child-like excitement of bringing a new idea to life, the brilliance of turning the tables on an old standard, freshening up a classic, and the general enjoyment of working things out in front of a safe crowd.  (I've heard more than one professional espouse the importance of having a "safe place" to try things out in front of an audience.  I better appreciate the wisdom now.)

If you're in the Toronto area, I encourage you to both attend and perform at "The Newest Trick in the Book."



Trivia questions: who said what?

1) Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! a) Sammy Jakubowicz
2) Mr. Harrison, it's time for your medication. b) Chris Westfall
3) That's what I would do if I were in your position. But I'm a jerk. c) James Harrison
4) I'm not a thief, I'm a magician. d) James Alan



With thanks to the wonderful performers!













01 October 2017

Rounding the Western rings in October 2017

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- An evening with David Parr
- Monthly meeting
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- TBA.
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- TBA.
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Third Monday Magic.
- General meeting
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Tom Stone lecture
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- Hosted by Tony Chris
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - 3 of Clubs Convention


Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

Rounding the Central rings in October 2017

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- Executive meeting.
- Free form first Fridaze
- Houdini séance supper
- Second Saturday night special
- Open house
- KW Ring 235 meetup
- Houdini séance year 90
- Sunday brunch
- Houdini Halloween supper
- Instagram Tuesday
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Paul Pacific lecture.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- TBA
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- TBA.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Alfredo Marchese lecture (happened in September).


Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

Rounding the Eastern rings in October 2017

Does anybody have current information to share about the Magic Circle of St. John?

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.




Halifax, NSRing 316 (Conjourer's Court) - Visit their Facebook page
St. John, NBMagic Circle of St. John- TBA


Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.