Showing posts with label _Vancouver. Show all posts
Showing posts with label _Vancouver. Show all posts

29 April 2019

Rounding the Western rings in May 2019

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



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Club meeting.
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- N/A
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- N/A
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- General meeting
- Originality competition
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- N/A
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- N/A
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - Eric Bedard lecture
- BBQ and garage sale
- Mirth and Magic


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



31 March 2019

Rounding the Western rings in April 2019

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



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Jason Ladanye lecture
- Club meeting.
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- Jason Ladanye lecture
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Jason Ladanye lecture
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Matt Johnson lecture
- Jason Ladanye lecture
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- MAGIC! with Ice McDonald
- Ice McDonald lecture.
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- N/A
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - Jason Ladanye lecture


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

24 February 2019

Rounding the Western rings in March 2019

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



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Club meeting.
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- N/A
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- SYM: Close-up contest
- SYM: Miniwands and Tophats
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Gregory Wilson lecture.
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- N/A
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- N/A
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - N/A


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

27 January 2019

Rounding the Western rings in February 2019

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



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Gregory Wilson lecture.
- Club meeting.
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- Gregory Wilson lecture.
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Gregory Wilson lecture.
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Gregory Wilson lecture.
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- N/A
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- 'Love, Magic & Dinner' starring Michael Finney
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - Gregory Wilson lecture.


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

02 December 2018

Rounding the Western rings in December 2018

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


CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- N/A
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- N/A
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- SYM Christmas party
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- N/A
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- N/A
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- N/A
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - Round table


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

21 November 2018

Vancouver: Celebrate The Child - A Magical Evening

We Day Family Vancouver takes place November 21, 2018.


From Jeff Christensen:
Over the past 10 years we've held our annual event A Magical Evening to raise money for various children's charities. During that time we've supported Make A Wish, Raise A Reader, Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Me 2 We (WE). Together we've built a school in Kenya, supported a fresh water project in rural Ecuador and restored a health clinic in rural India. This is real magic and I want to thank all of the magic friends that have supported our charity foundation in memory of my son Jonah.

I'd like to publicly thank Jeff McBride, Paul Romhany, Shawn Farquhar, Murray Hatfield, Christopher Taylor, Vitaly Beckman, Eric Samuels, John Kaplan, Eric Bedard, Steve Hamilton, Bruce Hunt, Tony Chris, Chris Yuill, Steve Dickson, Henry Tom, Rod Chow, Ray Roch, Matt Johnson, Trevor & Lorena Watters, Kelvin Ng, Gabby and so many others that have helped make our charity event a success. Thanks to all of these people and so many more we've been invited to share Celebrate The Child - A Magical Evening this week at We Day Family in Vancouver for 19,000 people!

https://www.we.org/w…/we-day-events/we-day-family-vancouver/

So often we have drama in the magic clubs and in our community but these people have put all of this aside to create something truly special. On behalf of my family I'd just like to take this opportunity to say thanks for your kindness and support. We will never forget your amazing talent and generosity.

Much love,
Christensen Family
CelebrateTheChild.me


09 November 2018

Bacio Rosso media roundup

From the November 6th article "VETERAN CANADIAN PERFORMERS STAR IN THE FIRST BELGIUM-INSPIRED CIRCUS" by asingh in the Asian Pacific Post:

Cirque du Soleil performer Colin Heath and magician and illusionist Shawn Farquar will be part of Canada’s first European-inspired circuses coming to town, Bacio Rosso Spiegeltent.

Heath has performed in Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach, the Arts Club, Axis Theatre, Leaky Heavy Circus. The award-winning performer is also a veteran of Cirque du Soleil, including Cirque Reinvente, Kooza and Volta. Farquhar has taken stages at the Riveria, Las Vegas, the Opera House, Blackpool and the Orpheum in Vancouver. He also has performed for Queen Elizabeth II while she visited Charlottetown, PEI.

Read more.



From the October 9th article "A DAZZLING GOURMET CABARET CIRQUE IN VANCOUVER" by Katie Nanton in Nuvo Magazine:
The talent roster is a range of eclectic performers from around the globe; together as a cast, they represent a grouping of professionals rarely seen under one roof. There is Lady Rizo, for example, a New York–based cabaret star with a wickedly funny streak; Jimmy Gonzales, a juggler and dancer just coming off a run of Cirque du Soleil; Shawn Farquhar, a multi-award-winning magician from Maple Ridge, B.C.; and Erica Nguyen, an aerial cirque performer from Moncton, N.B. Audience members will get to know them all throughout the eve while sipping fine wines and dining on Italian fare by La Quercia’s executive chef, Adam Pegg (think slow-roasted beef with carrots and jus, or sautéed wild mushrooms served over creamy polenta).

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From the November 7th article "Bacio Rosso brings cabaret, magic, acrobatics, and more to Queen Elizabeth Park" by Gail Johnson in The Georgia Straight:
Bacio Rosso is unlike anything Vancouver has ever seen. Where else do you see a room full of strangers break out into an impromptu dance party while a powerhouse cabaret singer encourages the limbo in an evening where plates fly, a magician reads minds, and a pair of muscular trapeze artists strip down to their sparkling skivvies, all within a few feet of your dinner table?

Read more.

30 October 2018

Rounding the Western rings in November 2018

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




CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Rudy Coby lecture
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- Rudy Coby lecture
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Rudy Coby lecture
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Rudy Coby lecture
- Third Monday Magic.
- Christmas banquet
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- TBA
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- TBA
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - Tricky Tuesday at the Mint
- Rudy Coby lecture


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

25 October 2018

Registration is open for the 2019 3 of Clubs convention!

From Eventbrite:
The 3 of Clubs Convention gets a new coat of paint in 2019 - restoring the original aim of the Vancouver Magic Circle’s long-standing “Weekend of Magic” to unite the magic community with education and excellence of internationally-renowned talent without breaking the bank!

The Vancouver Magic Circle is thrilled by the return of our very own Billy Hsueh and Alex Zander to spearhead this year’s convention once again. Ring 92’s last 3 of Clubs in 2016 at the “Pink Palace” in Surrey reinvigorated what a local convention could be, and they’re doing it again! But this time it’s even bigger, even better, and even cheaper!

We don’t know how.. but they’ve done it!
With an all-time low early-bird registration rate of only $75 for all 3 days (same early bird rate available to all 3 Clubs) our 2019 convention will be the most affordable in YEARS!
Read more and buy tickets.


From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:






08 October 2018

Vancouver: Cabaret of Wonders with Michael Finney

From the Chilliwack Cultural Centre:
February 15, 2019

Join an extraordinary gathering of magicians as special host, International Brotherhood of Magicians President Michael Finney brings a bit of new flavour to the very popular Cabaret of Wonders!

Read more and buy tickets.



From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:

03 October 2018

Rounding the Western rings in October 2018

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



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- TBA
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- TBA
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- TBA
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Hallowe'en themed general meeting.
- Third Monday Magic.
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- TBA
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- TBA
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - Round table.


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

19 September 2018

Vancouver: Shawn Farquhar, resident artist at Bacio Rosso

Catch Shawn Farquhar from the middle of October until the middle of January!

From Bacio Rosso:
Canada’s first Gourmet Cabaret Cirque.

Moulin Rouge meets Cabaret meets Burlesque!

Bacio Rosso is an intimate, fully immersive evening of Cirque, Comedy and Cuisine.

Guests are seated in the heat of the action with jugglers, contortionists, trapeze artists, magicians, singers and clowns weaving together an unforgettable evening of magic, love and laughter. All combined with a delicious 4-course gourmet menu designed by local award winning chef Adam Pegg of La Quercia.

Read more and buy tickets.



From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:






14 September 2018

Vancouver: Cabaret of Wonders

From The Georgia Straight:
Oct 5-6

Two-Time World Champion of Magic and the man who fooled Penn & Teller twice on their hit TV show, Fool Us brings his show, the Cabaret of Wonders, to Vancouver for a two night exclusive engagement. Shawn is presenting an evening that could only happens once in a blue moon. Interestingly enough the unique fact is it will be presented at the Blue Moon Theatre in the elegant five diamond Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver, BC.

Read more and buy tickets.

10 September 2018

Louis Pezzani and Ben Price at the Vancouver Fringe

Updated at 7:00am to add:


Thank you to The Magic Demon for informing me that in addition to Keith Brown, both Louis Pezzani and Ben Price have shows at this year's Vancouver Fringe.

The Vancouver Fringe Festival runs from September 6th to the 16th


From Louis Pezznai's listing in the Vancouver Fringe:
Master mentalist and magician Louis Pezzani has been blowing audiences’ minds around the world for decades. This astounding show features mindreading, lightning calculation, and incredible mind-over-matter demonstrations where metal bends, twists, and melts! Astonishing, interactive, critically acclaimed, and very funny. Unforgettable theatre for all.

Read more and buy tickets.


From Ben Price's listing in the Vancouver Fringe:
Have you ever wanted to attend the ultimate magic show? Ben Price uses his abilities in sleight of hand, thought influence, and comedy to take you on a journey through the perfect magic show. This 60 minute, interactive show will have audiences laughing, gasping, and cheering as Ben performs all kinds of marvels from card tricks to mind reading.

Read more and buy tickets.


06 September 2018

"A World of Magic" in the Georgia Straight

A World of Magic runs September 7th to the 9th.


From the August 27th article, "A World of Magic will bring Vegas-style illusionists to Vancouver Playhouse" by Charlie Smith in The Georgia Straight:
The opening event is on the Friday evening, followed by three family-friendly shows on each of the following two days. Presented by impresario James Liu, A World of Magic will feature world champion magicians Juliana Chen (also a presenter) and Aaron Crow.

...

That’s not all. Canada’s 2006 magicians of the year, Murray Hatfield & Teresa, will bring their award-winning illusions to the Vancouver Playhouse.

They’ll share the stage with other esteemed magicians, including Ed Alonzo, Claudius Specht, Kevin James, and Wayne Houchin. Alonzo, also a comic actor and vaudeville performer, is known to many TV viewers by his Groucho Marx eyebrows and Harold Lloyd glasses, not to mention his crazy vertical hairstyle.

Read more.

03 September 2018

Vancouver: Absolute Magic at The Fringe

The Vancouver Fringe Festival runs from September 6th to the 16th.


From the Vancouver Fringe:
Expect the unexpected from world-class Magician Keith Brown. He’s inspired wonder in over 22 countries and counting. Toronto’s best magician and he’s not even from Toronto! Prepare to be engaged in extraordinary feats of magic that you have to see in order to believe!

Read more.


From Keith Brown's Twitter feed:







27 August 2018

Rounding the Western rings in September 2018

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



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Daniel Garcia lecture.
- Meeting.
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- Daniel Garcia lecture.
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Daniel Garcia lecture.
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Daniel Garcia lecture.
- Third Monday Magic.
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- TBA
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- TBA
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - Daniel Garcia lecture.


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

24 August 2018

A World of Magic in the Daily Hive

A World of Magic runs September 7 to 9.


From the August 21st article "Vancouver's first-ever magic festival is about to make its grand appearance" in the Daily Hive Vancouver:
 And it’s all happening because the International Magician’s Gala is partnering up with Canada Chuan Sheng Culture & Media Group and The Vancouver Magic Circle.

Now for the magician talent.

You’ll get to see Canada’s master illusionists Murray Hatfield & Teresa, world champion magician Juliana Chen, shock magician and daredevil Wayne HouchinAmerica’s Got Talent contestant Aaron Crow, the misfit of magic Ed Alonzo, juggling magician Claudius Specht, as well as “the inventor” of magic, Kevin James

You’ll be giving back by attending the magic festival as $3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Richmond Hospital Foundation.


Read more.

18 August 2018

Vancouver: Magic Brian at the PNE

From the PNE:

Magic Brian - NEW
Celebration Plaza    |   Daily   |   1:30, 3:30 and 6pm

FREE with admission

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning performer that will have you laughing hysterically one moment, and gasping in awe the next. It’s a high-energy, interactive comedy-magic sideshow with plenty of surprises – including a record-breaking escape from a real straitjacket and 40 feet of chain.

Read more.