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19 June 2019

St. Thomas: Magic and Brews

From Eventbrite:
This is the grand opening event will be sure to tickle your tastebuds and blow your mind! World-renowned master magician Bill Abbott, (and former St.Thomas resident) is taking a detour from his current U.S. tour to jump the border on July 5th to bring the MAGIC to Caps Off!

Your ticket includes exclusive access to this event that starts at 7pm where you can purchase freshly brewed beer and enjoy complimentary charcuterie boards of meats & cheese PLUS up close and personal magic that happens in your own hands and mind!

Then sit down at 7:45 pm and experience the show that's filled with laughter, surprise, charm and wonder! Witness the incredible and hilarious magic show that has entertained and amazed audiences around the world! Bill Abbott will demonstrate mind blowing sleight of hand, jaw dropping illusion and laugh out loud comedy that will leave you thoroughly entertained. Then hang after while we serve up one more brew for the road and maybe grab a growler to go!

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From Bill Abbott's Twitter feed:


15 June 2019

Niagara: Magic Beyond Tricks

From Events Niagara:
An evening of fine dining, good company and an interactive, mind-bending performance that will have you laughing one minute, and awestruck the next.
Your night starts with a delicious 3-course meal at the legendary Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

Then you'll head downstairs, to the Grand Ballroom, to experience Alex Kazam's perfect combination of comedy, magic, and mentalism: Magic Beyond Tricks

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From Alex Kazam's Twitter feed:



12 June 2019

Ontario Week of Wonder (OWOW) Magic Festival

From Magic Festival:
Ontario Week of Wonder OWOW Magic Festival is a seven-day celebration of magic and illusion held downtown Fergus.  The festival runs the last week in October and coincides with National Magic Week OCT 24 - 31, 2019

The OWOW Magic Festival features magicians appearing in restaurants, theatres and around downtown Fergus, Ontario.  The Township of Centre Wellington has become a popular hotspot during October because of Monster Month.  An annual month-long festival that draws zombies from near and far.

These communities rest along a particularly spectacular stretch of 80ft limestone cliffs along the Grand River just one hour from Toronto Ontario Canada.  The area has gained tremendous popularity over the past twelve years and has recently been featured in National Geographic, BlogTO, and countless blockbuster movies.

A perfect place for magic and adventure. OWOW Magic Festival is a perfect way to enjoy a little extra magic. 

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11 June 2019

Toronto: Marcus Eddie lecture

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Wednesday June 26th

We are very excited to offer you another opportunity to learn from a fantastic professional. Marcus Eddie will be here at Browser's Den to share his love of magic on Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm.

Here's a little bit about Marcus:
Growing up overseas as part of an Air Force family, Marcus did not have access to magic shops or clubs. Using a magic set he received as a gift from his parents and the few magic books he could find in the school library, Marcus began teaching himself the craft when he was just 12 years old. Building his illusions from toy boxes, tape and everyday items, Marcus took his childhood passion and turned it into his career.

Today, he is an 8-time award-winning magician, including his win on the Syfy Channel’s magic competition, “Wizard Wars.”marcuseddie

He has appeared on “Penn & Teller Fool Us,” and is the creator of a large catalog of acclaimed, commercially released creations. Marcus also works as a consultant for magicians worldwide, including David Blaine on his television special, “Beyond Magic.”

Marcus Eddie's original magic will leave you stunned, and his lecture will leave you inspired.

We had the pleasure of hosting Marcus a couple years ago and his lecture was fantastic, and we know he's going to bring the goods again! His effects are off-beat and his methods are devious!

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

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05 June 2019

Ottawa: Ryan Pilling's Suitcase of Wonders

The Ottawa Fringe runs June 13-23, 2019.  Check the website for the schedule.

From the Ottawa Fringe:
With odds of a billion to one against, magician Ryan Pilling rolls the dice in a magic show and social experiment that dances along the line between highly improbable and absolutely impossible. As a quick-witted ringmaster, Ryan pits your free will against a locked suitcase in a theatrical gamble that could go either way. Amazing magic and weird stunts with a dash of choose-your-own adventure.

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From the Suitcase of Wonders Facebook event:

03 June 2019

Toronto: The Art of Magic with Scott Hammell

From the Toronto Magic Company's Facebook page:
The Art of Magic is back with 2 back-to-back shows!

Featuring Scott Hammell, Harry Zimmerman, Benzi Train, and Jonah Babins!

So far we've produced 11 Art of Magic events, and all 11 have SOLD OUT.

This will be much the same!

Head to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-art-of-magic-with-headliner-scott-hammell-tickets-61384706309

The event is a month away and tickets are already moving quickly!



30 May 2019

Kingston: Kingston Magic Theatre

From the Kingston Magic Theatre's Facebook page:
We are reentering the "golden age" of magic... it is everywhere on network tv and streaming services, and honestly we love it!, (well to a degree 😉).

But we believe that Magic, is supposed to be experienced live and in person, where you are truly affected by the effect. Where the moment is real, in an environment where the impossible is not created by the editor, but by your participation and involvement. Where the magic happens right in front of YOU!

Join us for any of the upcoming shows that are happening live, where there are no camera tricks and experience the reality of being astonished and amazed!

Astonishment & Wonder The Close Up Magic of David Johnson plays in The Coach House Pub on Friday May 31st. VIP seats have sold out but there are still some great General Admission spots available.
Grab your tickets now to what people are calling "the perfect magic show!"

An Evening of Magic in the Parlour with Magician David Johnson plays Friday and Saturday June 7th and 8th with two shows at 7 and 9pm.
This 50 min experience is unlike "Astonishment & Wonder" and plays to an exclusive audience of only 25 people in The Parlour of the Roselawn House in the Donald Gordon Conference Centre.
There are a few FREE front upgrades available to these shows, but do not wait, tickets are moving fast!

Kingston Magic Theatre presents Buzz Collins Master of Delusion! is playing in the Grand Room on Saturday June 22nd and this is our biggest show to date, but we have limited seating to only 120. Click the link above to secure your seats and support the Garrett Mills Memorial Scholarship award and experience an unbelievable full evening of astonishing magic and mind melting mentalism!



29 May 2019

Toronto: Mystery & Magic featuring Beyond Mental Borders

From the May 22 article "Toronto is getting a Las Vegas style magic show series" by Tanya Mok in BlogTO:
One of Toronto's most popular mind-reading duos, Beyond Mental Borders, is launching a new stage show called Connection on June 16 at the Rec Room.

According to the mentalist pair, Melissa Ronson and Armand Antony, it'll be an extravaganza of divination, accompanied by some of the best magicians across the country.

The pair have previously wowed audiences on CityTV, at Second City, and other venues in the city with their ability to do stuff like guess what number or place you're thinking of, down to the tiniest detail.

It's still a mystery what exactly the show will incorporate, but according to the team, it'll be a "Las Vegas-style magic show that is currently lacking in the city of Toronto."

Read more.




27 May 2019

Rounding the Central rings in June 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)- Hot Tricks For Summer Fun.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Magic at the Marienbad show.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Annual Summer BBQ.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- N/A.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Kiko Pastur Lecture and workshop.
- Marcus Eddie lecture. (Browser's Den)


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

24 May 2019

Toronto: Browser's Den of Magic auction

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Denizens, it is time for our annual full-day auction! This is the time of the year where you get an opportunity to bid on magic props, supplies, books ,etc. and the highest bidder wins!

This is event is FREE to attend. Just come to the shop on the day of the auction and you are certain to find some great deals! 

We have been doing these semi-annual auctions for 43 years! So come and join us for the deals...and join us to be part of history.

For those who would like to bring in items to be auctioned off please bring NO MORE THAN TWO LOTS. (NOTE: A lot may consist of as many items as you wish.)

You may start bringing in your auction items anytime from now until May 31st.

If you have any questions simply call the shop (416-783-7022).

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Hensall: Magic for Grownups

From James Alan's newsletter:
This Saturday night, I'll be appearing in Hensall at the Heritage Hall presenting Magic for Grownups. If you are in the area (a bit north of London, ON), please come join us for an amazing night of magic on stage.

Hensall Heritage Hall (map)
Saturday, May 25

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Toronto: Kiko Pastur lecture

From Ring 17:
Monday, June 3, 2019

For our June meeting we are thrilled to present a special lecture from visiting Spanish magician Kiko Pastur. This lecture has a great deal to offer regardless of your area of interest in magic or your skill level. In addition to sophisticated material relying on sleight of hand, Kiko  employs subtle psychological strategies and misdirection. On top of that he weaves his magic with profound stories, imagery and metaphors.

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Toronto: Kiko Pastur workshop

SUN, 2 JUN
Devious Poetry - Kiko Pastur Workshop
Browsers Den Of Magic

From the Facebook event:

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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!


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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.

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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: