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Showing posts with label ~Garden Variety Show. Show all posts
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25 June 2013

Calgary: The last Garden Variety Show

From James Jordan's Twitter feed:


25 May 2013

Calgary: The Garden Variety Show

From The Garden Variety Show press release:
May 30th, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Press Release:

The Garden Variety Show is a once a month gathering of some of the best local and international performers, for a one of a kind entertainment extravaganza. Magic, Juggling, Side Show, Comedy, Music and more; this show captures the true spirit of Vaudeville Variety shows of the past.

Read more.

09 March 2013

WowFest in photos

From Glen Co Photography:
I’m glad I went.  I got to feel like a little kid again.  I guess I only covered a small portion of the festival since looking at their website now (http://wowfest.ca) the whole event ran for several more hours after I had left.  The portion that I had covered was the Family Fun Magic Show.  This was the part where families can spend a day together watching some neat magic!  Sounds like a good time, right?  Bring the kids, the grandparents, even the in-laws!  There was a face painting station, The Garden Variety Show booth was making balloon animals for their willing recipients, and The Vanishing Rabbit Magic Shop was performing slight of hand trickery for those who dared near it!

Read more and see the wonderful photos.

27 February 2013

The Garden Variety Show in the Calgary Herald

From the Calgary Herald:
Five Facts About The Garden Variety Show
But Can You Do This? Founded by local vaudevillian James Jordan, the monthly Garden Variety Show is always the same—and always different: Jordan and his co-host Ryan Pilling kick off each show with a new magic trick (Jordan) and original song accompanied by banjo (Pilling), followed by a fresh cast of guests every month, including jugglers and local singer-songwriters.

Read more.
 
You can catch the next Garden Variety Show on February the 28th.

03 February 2013

Rounding the Western rings in February

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
- Garden Variety Show
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club-
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Peter Samelson lecture
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Peter Samelson lecture
- Installation Banquet and Show  
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.

07 January 2013

Rounding the Western rings in January

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
- Garden Variety Show
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- n/a
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- n/a
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- David Merry lecture (warning: sound)
 
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- David Merry lecture (warning: sound)
- Magic dinner show live
 
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   - n/a
 
Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

21 April 2012

Calgary: Garden Variety Show

From the Garden Variety Show newsletter:
April 26, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Past the halfway point and entering the home stretch, the Garden Variety Show has almost finished their third season.  Spectacular juggling, mind blowing magic and illusions, and some of the best stand up comedians in Canada.  Every show seems to be better than the last, leaving every audience member with something wonderful to try and describe the next day at work.

This month on the Garden Variety Show, magician and expert balloon sculptor TD Sparks will be premiering a brand new magic effect, never before seen in Calgary.  YoYo master Song Yao will amaze and astound, along with our juggler Jeff Olynek. As usual we feature a local singer song writer every month, this month Kaley Kinjo bass player for the Plaid Tounged Devils and so many other popular Calgarian bands will present us with his unique solo project.

Read more.

If that wasn't enough talent, the show's hosted by magicians James Jordan and Ryan Pilling!

02 January 2012

Rounding the Western rings in January

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
- Garden Variety Show
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- N/A
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- N/A
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- N/A
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   - Unopened deck comp.
- Teach a trick.
- Round table.
- Annual dinner.
 
Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

25 August 2011

Rounding the Western rings in September

Check out the makeover for the Vancouver Magic Circle's website!

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

CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Wayne Houchin lecture
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- Wayne Houchin lecture
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Wayne Houchin lecture
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Wayne Houchin lecture
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   - Wayne Houchin lecture


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

30 May 2011

Rounding the Western rings in June

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

CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Doc Eason lecture
- Jr. Magic Club
- Garden Variety Show (Arc Fire, KinkonautsTop Secret Bluegrass Band)
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic ClubMasterMind private workshop
- James Biss lecture TBD
Saskatoon, SK  - Bill Abbott lecture
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- N/A
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Children's Magician of the Year public show at the Shadbolt Theatre in Burnaby
- Doc Eason lecture
- Special General Meeting
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle) - Doc Eason lecture
- Business Mtg  
- Teach a Trick:  Alex Day
- Refreshments:  Eric Bedard
- Mini Lecture:  Shayne King
- Showtime Activity(SA):     Rob Brown


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

02 May 2011

Rounding the Western rings in May

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

CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Jr. Magic Club
- Garden Variety Show 
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- TBD
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- TBD
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Executive meeting
- Close-up night (competition for the H.B. MacLean Trophy (adult) - and for the Dick Gardner Trophy (Jr.) for excellence in close-up magic. )
- KIDabra Chapter 11 will be hosting the Farewell Lecture Tour of Aldo and Rachel Colombini
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle) - Business Meeting 
- Teach a Trick:  Ray Parker
- Mini Lecture:  Ron Bell
- Showtime Activity:  Shayne King  
- Mirth and Magic Show
- Round Table: Packet Tricks/ False counts Ed Silva White


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

30 April 2011

James Jordan interview at Fast Forward Weekly

James Jordan talks about The Garden Variety Show, discusses magical mishaps and answers the question "Now that carnivals aren’t as popular, what does the future hold for magicians?" in the Fast Forward Weekly article "James Jordan, Magician and host of The Garden Variety Show."



[h/t: @GVS_varietyshow]

30 March 2011

Rounding the Western rings in April

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

CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Works In Progress
- mini-workshop on balloon twisting
- Jr. Magic Club
- Garden Variety Show 
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- Abra-kid-abra
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Family Day of Magic
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Chad Long lecture
- Executive Meeting
- Gimmicked Card Night
- Charles Howard Trophy competition
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle) - Annual General Meeting


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

27 February 2011

Rounding the Western rings in March

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.
CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- James Jordan lecture
- Brush With Death
- Chad Long lecture
- Jr. Magic Club
- Garden Variety Show with Yeats Wong and Gwyn Auger
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- N/A
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Executive meeting
- Past Presidents and One Trick Night
- Local SAM 95 lecture by Jason England
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle) - Tony Award competition
- Teach a Trick: Colin Holt 

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

13 February 2011

Calgary: The Garden Variety Show

Tip of the hat again to The Magician's Assistant for letting me know about Calgary's Garden Variety Show.  The vaudeville variety review takes place the last Thursday of every month and is hosted by comedy magician, James Jordan.  It features a cast of local and international variety performers: magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, comedians and musicians who create an experience of vaudeville and late night chat.

The line up for this month's show includes magician and balloon sculptor TD Sparks.

Thanks again Gwyn!

12 February 2011

Updates: Rounding the Calgary ring in February

The Magician's Assistant has kindly informed me that Calgary also has a Junior Magic Club with guest lecturers as well as a monthly venue for performers at the Garden Variety Show!  Which also led me to discover that the ring is having Michael Berends lecture this month too!

To see what the other rings are up to this month visit Rounding the Rings in February.

Thanks Gwyn for reading and for commenting!