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Showing posts with label -AB. Show all posts

10 April 2019

Billy Kidd in Topic Stories, Liberty Magic, and Super$tition

A reminder that Super$tition runs April 11- 21 in Edmonton.


From Billy Kidd's Twitter feed:











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.

27 March 2019

Edmonton: Building Skills as Professional Artists - A Public Seminar

Sheldon Casavant will be speaking at "Building Skills as Professional Artists - A Public Seminar."


From Evenbrite:

As an artist, you are a person driven by passion. Whether you came across your art form by happenstance or by choice, you have given it careful thought and finally decided to go the distance! You have spent countless hours developing your craft, honing your skills and technique. Now that you feel ready, how do you bring your art into the world? Who needs the art, and how will they support me to make it? How do I get the most out of my craft, and how can I create for the rest of my life?

In other words, how does one start the path pursuing a career in the arts? At the surface these questions may seem straightforward, but the answers are a new way of thinking entirely. In the real world, we must put the same care and attention towards our professionalism just as much as our art.

Read more and buy tickets.

21 March 2019

Edmonton: Billy Kidd in Super$tition

From TIX on the Square:
Firefly Theatre presents Super$tition from April 11 - 21 at La Cite Francophone, 8627 91 St NW. Evening performances are at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm.

Firefly Theatre returns to the stage at La Cité Francophone with a spectacular circus and magic cabaret about prophecy, fortune and luck.

Superstition will poke fun at the things we believe will bring us luck or ward off evil with our flamboyantly courageous style!

Featuring John Ullyatt, our special guests magician Billy Kidd from the U.K and contortionist Eliza Lance from Montreal, along with our amazing Home Team of circus artists! Don’t miss this show - it’s bad luck!

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From Billy Kidd's Twitter feed:

26 February 2019

Lethbridge: Good Times

Catch Ben Price in Good Times on March 8th.

From Evenbrite:
Ben Price Was born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta, Canada. His love of magic was an early discovery and it followed him throughout his childhood and adolescent life. Throughout his childhood, he was heavily involved in theatrics whether it was acting, designing, or creating, his presence was felt in the artistic community. This continued into his middle and high-school careers.

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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.

08 February 2019

Calgary: WowFest is back!


Did you know that 10% of WowFest Ticket Sales Support School Lunches for Calgary Kids?


From WowFest:
The seventh annual WowFest Magic Arts Festival presents amazing magic shows in Calgary on Family Day Weekend.

Join us for the Family Fun Magic Show, or the WowFest Magic Spectacular! Take your pick of two amazing shows coming to the BMO Theatre at the Rocky Ridge YMCA.
THE WOWFEST MAGIC SPECTACULAR
Starring the amazing illusions of Michael Berends, featuring Aytahn Ross of the Acme Circus, plus more astounding magical guests!


THE FAMILY FUN MAGIC SHOW
This laugh-out-loud show has been the recurring hit with WowFest audiences! Starring the comedy magic duo Trevor & Lorena, featuring the Great Balanzo and more special guest performers!

Read more and buy tickets.

02 February 2019

Calgary: Potted Potter

From Arts Commons:
Tue February 5 - Mon February 18, 2019

All seven Harry Potter books in seventy hilarious minutes!

Potted Potter
the New York and West End smash hit has garnered rave reviews from New York to Nashville, Chicago to Mexico City and Critics’ Picks from the New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out London, Boston Globe, Chicago Daily Herald and the New York Post!

Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic!

Even if you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter. This brilliant family entertainment is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

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01 February 2019

Calgary: Carisa Hendrix at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino

From Ticketfly:
SAT, FEBRUARY 9

Carisa Hendrix is a magician, circus stunt girl and bubble performer featured in the Guinness Book of World Records (2014 Book, Page 86) and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. This 5-time award winning performer has been thrilling audiences all over Canada and internationally for the past 15 years with her signature blend of classy, cute comedy entertainment. Multi-talented, she has a huge vocabulary of Circus Skills, Sideshow Stunts and Magic effects under her belt as well as Balloon Sculpting, Stilt Walking, Fire Dance, Visual Art and Acting. As the Artistic Director of Ballyhoo Entertainment she is excited to be working with a variety of talented young artist to provide a wide range of fun & creative entertainment options for special events.

You might know her from her appearances in 2 popular Youtube projects Protector’s Chronicles (300000+ combined views) and The Art of Slow Motion Fire Eating (75000+ views). Or perhaps you recognize her for the expertise she displays in her best selling instructional DVD on Fire Eating as well as the 1000+ fire eating students who have learned from her first hand in classes all over Canada & the USA.

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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.

22 January 2019

Outerbridge Magic tour dates

From the website of Ted Outerbridge:
  • February 2, 2019   The Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON
  • February 3, 2019   Flato Markham Theatre, Markham, ON
  • February 12, 2019   Luseland Homecoming Hall, Luseland, SK
  • February 13, 2019   Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, SK
  • February 14, 2019   Hudson Bay Allied Arts Council, Hudson Bay, SK
  • February 15, 2019   CJVR Performing Arts Theatre, Melfort, SK
  • February 16, 2019   Maurice Taylor Performing Arts Theatre, Tisdale, SK
  • February 23, 2019   Morinville Community Cultural Centre, Morinville, AB

Read more.

17 January 2019

Edmonton: Minerva – Queen of the Handcuffs

From Theatre Network:
Ghost Writer Theatre presents
The World Premiere of
Minerva – Queen of the Handcuffs
By Ron Pearson

No binds can hold her! No box can contain her! She can escape from anything… anything but the clutches of the master himself! Minerva – Queen of the Handcuffs is the true story of the world’s most famous female escape artist and her rivalry with Harry Houdini. This world premiere production features Edmonton’s own master escape artist, Miranda Allen.

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18 December 2018

Alberta: Matt Johnson's "Magic Show 2 Go"

From Matt Johnson's Facebook page:
I am proud to announce my upcoming theater tour of Alberta in January 2019. Dates and theaters are listed below with links for tickets.

 If you are in the province of Alberta and have always wanted to see my full evening theater show now is your only chance for the next couple of years!

 I will be including the underwater escape that was made famous on my Britain's Got Talent appearance this year and the one that has got me well over 40 Million views on YouTube.

 If you have friends and family in Alberta share this link so they can see the show. Looking forward to this exclusive tour with limited dates. Alberta, here I come!

Friday January 11th 2019 - Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre, Drayton Valley, AB

Sunday January 13th 2019 - The Performing Arts Centre, Stettler, AB

Thursday January 17th - Griffin Park Theater, Brooks, AB

Friday January 18th - Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, Leduc, AB
 Sunday January 20th - Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre, Bonnyville, AB


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.

26 November 2018

Catch the Outerbridges on tour

Catch Ted and Marion Outerbridge on tour!


From the website of Ted Outerbridge:
  • December 29, 2018 - FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines, ON
  • January 4-8, 2019   - APAP|NYC New York, NY
  • February 2, 2019 - The Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON
  • February 3, 2019 - Flato Markham Theatre, Markham, ON
  • February 12, 2019 - Luseland Homecoming Hall, Luseland, SK
  • February 13, 2019 - Watrous Civic Centre, Watrous, SK 
  • February 14, 2019 - Hudson Bay, SK
  • February 15, 2019 - CJVR Performing Arts Theatre, Melfort, SK
  • February 16, 2019 - Maurice Taylor Performing Arts Theatre, Tisdale, SK
  • February 23, 2019 - Morinville Community Cultural Centre, Morinville, AB

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.

22 October 2018

Edmonton: Sheldon Casavant "Before your eyes"

From Fort Edmonton Park:
Saturday, November 3

An evening of magic and mystery is coming to the Capitol Theatre, courtesy of renowned magician Sheldon Casavant. From the moment the show begins, the audience will become part of the action for an engaging, interactive experience. Get ready to be drawn in.


About Sheldon Casavant

With sleight of hand and mind-captivating illusions, Sheldon shares his own story of discovering magic in an awe-inspiring performance. One of Canada’s most sought-after performers, Sheldon rolls fast-paced magic, audience participation, and a brief history of the most famous magician of all time – Harry Houdini – into one exciting and theatrical magic show.

Read more and buy tickets.

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.

05 September 2018

Matt DiSero in the Edmonton Journal

The Edmonton Comedy Festival runs from October 10th to the 13th.


From the August 29th article, "Edmonton Comedy Festival Sponsored by Edmonton Comedy Festival Steve Patterson, K. Trevor Wilson and more headline Edmonton Comedy Festival" by L. Harrison Kelly in the Edmonton Journal:
This year’s bill breaks new ground. For the first time in its history, the festival will feature stand-up comedy’s dark cousin: magic.

“As a festival producer, you have to wear more than one hat, and sometimes put one in the closet and not look at it,” says Grose. “As a standup comic, I don’t bring props on stage. We standups kind of turn our noses up at anybody who uses more than their voice. But there is demand for magic, and we’re going to provide it.”

That market demand will be met by Mathew Disero, a talented Canadian magician who has worked with Penn and Teller.

Read more.