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19 May 2019

Windsor and London: Keith Brown hits the Fringe

Catch Keith's "Art of Astonishment" in Windsor May 22 - 26 and see him in "At Home On Stage" May 30 to June 8 in London.

Check out this Tweet from Kim Schmidt where she quotes Keith:
"An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”



From Keith's Twitter feed:
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18 May 2019

Toronto: Eric Jones lecture

I first had the pleasure of meeting Eric in 2011 at Sorcerers Safari.  His lecture is sure to inform and entertain!


From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Sunday May 26, 2019

We are very excited to offer you another premiere sleight of hand artist. The one and only Eric Jones will be here to share his love for magic and methods on Sunday, May 26 at 5:30pm.

Eric Jones is excited to share a combination of new ideas and some of his most popular, real world effects. Concentrating on hard hitting, visual effects, there will be something for everyone. Be sure to bring a few coins, a deck of cards and a pen and follow along as Eric leaves no stone unturned. Eric will explain all the nuances that make his magic both memorable and impactful and teach you how to do the same. You'll learn that The Devil Is In The Details.

He'll cover...

The Power Of the Pen - A killer production of a pen that you will use!

New Era - A perfect impromptu effect with a borrowed hat and a coin that can be done completely surrounded .  A real worker!

Hellhound Remix - A killer, hyper visual version of Chris Kenner's Hellhound Spellbound that will take your coin magic into a new hemisphere.

Audio  - A stand up routine that is a true homage to Nate Leipzig.  Four coins travel to the pocket one at a time. You will hear the coins as they arrive in the pocket.  NO Extra Coins, NO gimmicks.  Make sure you're wearing pants for this one!

Kabal - A streamlined version of the Collectors plot that is designed to be performed surrounded and under close scrutiny with method that will fool your audiences and with an explanation that will make magicians smile.

And more!!

We look forward to you joining us on the 26th for what will be another fantastic lecture!

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17 May 2019

Toronto: The Art of Magic (back to back)

From Eventbrite:
May 22nd and 23rd

Headliner: David Merry
Performances by: Ben Train, Jonah Babins, and Ryan Brown
Toronto has spoken! After 9 straight sold shows The Art of Magic is returning with TWO BACK TO BACK SHOWS!

The Art of Magic is more than just a show. It’s an entire evening filled with beautiful art and mind blowing illusions that’s taking Toronto by storm!

The fun begins at 730pm inside the Wonder Gallery. Enjoy delicious drinks and paintings from some of Toronto’s best local artists while close up magicians dazzle you with sleight of hand.

Then at 8pm SHARP the show begins, and for the next hour and a half you’ll witness professional magicians from around the world performing magic so incredible that you’ll be laughing out loud and gasping in disbelief!

In order to ensure every seat in the house is a good one, only 60 tickets are available for this intimate theatre experience. Make sure you order yours before they disappear forever!


Read more and buy tickets.

06 May 2019

Niagara Falls: Mystify

From Niagara Falls Tourism:
June 27-29

Prepare to be amazed! Enjoy an extraordinary close up magic experience featuring mind blowing magic, comedy, interactive mind manipulation and world class entertainment. The show runs 60 minutes, featuring two sleight of hand artists with over twenty five years of experience entertaining audiences!

All seats are general admission and are up close for optimal viewing. The show is suitable for ages 10 and up and make sure to get your tickets before they disappear.

Read more and buy tickets.

04 May 2019

Smith Falls: Outerbridge Clockwork Mysteries

I had the pleasure of seeing Ted and Marion in a cozy theatre in Milton a few of years back.  You can read about my experience at "Random thoughts on 'Outerbridge Clockwork Mysteries.'" (They were fabulous at this year's Browser's Bash too!)

After settling into Smith Falls, Ted and Marion will be performing this summer with weekly shows in their hometown at The Station Theatre.

Peformance dates include:
  • Saturday June 29
  • Saturday July 6
  • Saturday July 13
  • Saturday July 20
  • Saturday July 27
  • Saturday August 3
  • Saturday August 24 and
  • Saturday August 31

Please check The Station Theatre for details.


Additional tour dates include:
  • November 30 at the Rose Theatre in Brampton
  • December 31 at the Oakville Centre
  • January 10, 2020 at the Sarnia Imperial Theatre






29 April 2019

Rounding the Central rings in May 2019

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



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Members' choice.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Coin magic.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Eric Jones lecture.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- Mentalism and 4F debrief.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Pepe Lirrojo presents Panpharos


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

27 April 2019

Toronto: Sword and Sorcery school

From the Edritch Theatre:
Eldritch Theatre’s First Ever
Sword and Sorcery Summer School
a summer camp for nerds and geeks

Monday, July 15th to Friday, July 19th 2019
Ages 9 to 14
The Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East

Read more and register.



From the Edritch Theatre Twitter feed:



26 April 2019

Toronto: Ariel Frailich book signing

From the Browser's Den newsletter:
SATURDAY, MAY 4 AT 2PM - ARIEL FRAILICH BOOK SIGNING: Ariel Frailich  has just released his newest book 'Sub Rosa'. It is hardcover and 170 pages. It covers a wide variety of magic & mentalism effects for stage & close-up based on an easy to master utility move. Mr. Frailich will be at Browser's Den from 2:00pm to 5:00pm to sign the book.

Please CLICK HERE for full details on the book.

PLUS...Mr. Frailich will be giving away a FREE prop with each book sale that has a use with an effect in his new book. ($45.00)

Read more.


A recent review gave Sub Rosa 5 stars!


From the I Saw That! Exclusive Magic Facebook page:

25 April 2019

Toronto: Cheap Tricks 2

From the Revival Bar:
Tuesday June 11

We are back with the most ridiculously fun magic show of the year. Its CHEAP TRICKS 2.

Imagine an performer shows up to their gig but their props don;t. This is the premise of the show. All participants are given a small budget, location to buy and have to come with 10 mins of amazing material on the fly for the audience.

Ten of Toronto;s leading magicians go head to head in this contest with only ONE winner. With a special guest appearance by The Sentimentalists and surprise guests.

Judged by
  • Ben Train (Toronto Magic Company)
  • Steffi Kay (Fooler of Penn and Teller)
  • Chris Westfall (Cheap Tricks winner year one)
  • and a secret judge TBA

Revival Nightclub is a 19+ venue. Content may offend, Doors 8pm show 8:30pm tickets $advance / $30 door.

Presented by Mysterion.
Read more and buy tickets.




From the Facebook page of James Alan:

18 April 2019

Milton: Vegas style illusion show

From Eventbrite:
WE ARE BACK AT CHAMPS WITH MILTON’S LARGEST ILLUSION SHOW!!!

COME SEE US LIVE MAY 3rd!

Tickets are $20 online for reserved seating or can be purchased at the door!

For video and pictures visit :

Www.magicdan.ca

DO NOT MISS THIS!



Read more and buy tickets.

14 April 2019

Toronto: The Carnival of Wonders

With Jim Byrnes, James Alan, James Harrison, Bella Eurta, Dick Joiner, and Chris Campbell!


From Eventbrite:
The CARNIVAL is coming to town!
The Toronto Magic Company has partnered with the Super Wonder Gallery to bring you The Carnival of Wonders - a show experience unlike anything we've ever done before. For one night only we're transforming the our space into a carnival, complete with games, prizes, delicious carnival treats, interactive exhibits, and not one but TWO amazing shows!


Part I The Family Circus8:00-10:00pm

Fun for audiences of all ages!

Join Ringmaster Dick Joiner for the incredible Family Circus show, featuring jugglers, magicians, and jaw-dropping sideshow performers while you check out all the exibits. All attendees will get loot bags on the way in with chips for game play and food, as well as some fun surprises.


Part II The Midnight Carnival (Recomended for 16+)10:30pm -12:30am

Send the kids to bed - it's time to get a little wild. Con games, fortune telling, and incredible "freak" acts take the stage to show you things you won't believe can happen. Attendees of the Midnight Carnival will also get loot bags on the way in with chips for game play and food, as well as some additional fun surprises!

Tickets are $20 per time slot, or $30 for the the whole evening of fun (the Evening Package comes with enough chips and credits for an entire evening of fun!).
Read more and buy tickets.


12 April 2019

#BrowsersBash 2019 social media

Browser's Bash logo  
Saturday is the "Browser's Bash," an all day convention hosted by the Browser's Den of Magic!

Like last year, and technology willing, I will be doing some combination of live-Tweeting and live-blogging of the event.  Apologies in advance for clogging your feeds.  To follow my Twitter account, you can use the web or use the Twitter widget on the right side of this page, under the "Selected Anniversaries" feature.  I'll also be putting a big Twitter widget of my feed between the blog title and  the posts.

If you're at the event and using social media, I encourage you to add the hashtag "#BrowsersBash" to your Tweets.  From a web browser you can have a look at all Tweets containing

I look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday!




07 April 2019

Toronto: Jason Ladanye lecture

From the Browser's Den newsletter:
We are very pleased to let you know that on Wednesday, April 17th at 7pm Jason Ladanye will be giving a lecture here at the shop!

A world class sleight of hand expert and student of Darwin Ortiz, Jason will be performing and teaching some of his pet card routines.

Read more and buy tickets.

05 April 2019

Ryan Joyce in the Barrie Advance

From the March 24th article "Magician Ryan Joyce raising money for Children’s Wish Foundation in Barrie" by Chris Simon in the Barrie Advance:
Ryan Joyce is poised to walk through walls — and other objects — for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

The well-known Canadian magician brings his family-friendly magic and mentalism act to St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Barrie April 13. This benefit show will raise money for the foundation’s Ontario chapter.

“The foundation helps bring smiles to many boys and girls with life-threatening illnesses, by making their greatest wish come true,” show spokesperson Patricia Ferreira said.

This event includes a performance by Spring Action Trampoline Show acrobats.

Read more.

04 April 2019

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook page:
Our next FREE MAGIC CLUB meeting is this Saturday, April 6 at 'Browser's Den' (2:30 to 5:30pm). All welcome.

And the 'Bash' is only a week and a half away. We have a very small handful of tickets left.

For those who would like to join us tickets may be purchased online at: https://www.browsersden.com/bash

Thanks for you continued support!



02 April 2019

London: Magic at the Marienbad

From The Amazing Corbin:
This event happens the first Friday of every month with a different comedian and magician combo each time. Magicians who wish to perform should contact me and free tickets are provided to magicians who share a bit of close up strolling magic during the cocktail hour. (Headliner magicians get paid) Hope to see you there!


From Captain Corbin's Facebook page:
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31 March 2019

Rounding the Central rings in April 2019

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



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Ron Guttman lecture.
- MAWNY, Batavia, NY
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Annual Magic Prop Auction.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- Memorial Night/Classic Magic.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Members Night PLUS.
- Browser's Bash


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

30 March 2019

Toronto: Masters of Illusion at the Restoring Hope fundraiser

From Chai Lifeline Canada:
Monday, April 1st, 2019 at Roy Thomson Hall

Supporting families in crisis across Canada, every step of the way.

Read more and buy tickets.


From James Alan's Facebook page:
Our regular (Ring 17) meeting night would normally be Monday, April 1. BUT, Chai Lifeline Canada is hosting a large fundraiser at Roy Thomson Hall that night featuring a performance by the touring cast of Masters of Illusion. It's a magic show on one of Toronto's most elegant performance venues plus all of the money raised goes to a wonderful community cause.

28 March 2019

Toronto: Jay Sankey on creativity

You can also see Jay at the 'Masters of Magic' convention in Italy May 18-19th.  See Jay's Tweet at the bottom of this post.


From YouTube:
'Stop Trying to 'BE CREATIVE!'" How To Nurture Your Natural Creativity

When: Thursday April 4th, 2019

Where: YouTube Space Toronto - 230 Richmond St E, Toronto, ON

As a master magician and stand-up comic, Jay Sankey has performed all over
the world. He's also developed websites, created product packaging,
authored books, drawn cartoons, invented direct marketing pieces, designed
logos, created television series and produced hundreds of videos.


Read more and register.




25 March 2019

Toronto: Ben Train at Soul Shabbaton

Visit Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto for more details.


From Benzi Train's Facebook page:

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