Showing posts with label _Toronto. Show all posts
Showing posts with label _Toronto. Show all posts

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.

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!



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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19 March 2019

Toronto: Mini Classes at the 2019 Browser's Bash

Browser's Bash logoBROWSER'S BASH 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Did you know there will be Free Mini Classes during the lunch or dinner breaks?


Check out the topics offered:
  • CHRIS BRUCE- False Shuffles, Top Change, Classic Force
  • ANDREW WOO - How To Create Easy & Memorable Magic,  5 Steps to Go from Amateur to Pro
  • CHARLIE MCBURNEY - Crimp & Key Cards, Methods of Deployment
  • WIJ - Card fundamentals (Top Change, Double Lifts, False Shuffles, The Pass, Side Steal)
  • CHRIS WESTFALL - Routine your Magic
  • JONAH BABINS  -  Any Card at Any Number
  • DAVID BARRETT - Biddle Count Procedures
  • ROBERT & SCOTT PRESSWOOD - Seminar in outside side lobby on Kid/Family Shows
Read more and register!

11 March 2019

Toronto: Illusion show with Ryan Brown

Catch Ryan at the 401 Mini Indy on March 16th!


From Ryan's Facebook event:

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05 March 2019

Toronto: From Fair to Foul


From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Sunday, March 24, 2019

This is a 90 minute historical lecture about magicians during the 1800’s. It explains how they transformed from distrusted street performers at fairs to performers of skill. And ended the century by debunking the foul spiritualists. The lecture covers many incredible people such as James and John Rannie, Richard Potter...the first magicians in America.

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin the French magician who turned magic into a theatrical art form, John Nevil Maskeylne, Spiritualists like the Fox sisters from New York, and much more.

Some of their methods and tricks they used will be discussed.

Canadian connections are emphasized and many interesting items will be displayed. This lecture is NOT a magic show but includes a few historical magic tricks throughout the lecture.

Read more and buy tickets.









02 March 2019

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook page:
Dear Denizens,

This Saturday, March 2nd is our next FREE MAGIC CLUB meeting. We get together from 2:30pm to about 5:30pmish. All welcome to attend.

Have a nice day- The Jeff's, John Cardella & Lisa Close.

12 February 2019

Toronto: Suzanne announced for Browser's Bash 2019!

Browser's Bash logoBROWSER'S BASH 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019

From the Browser's Den of Magic newsletter:

The highly respected and very entertaining  close-up magic Phenom simply known as SUZANNE is coming to share her wonderful magic with us at BROWSER'S MAGIC BASH, SATURDAY APRIL 13.

Not only did SUZANNE fool Penn and Teller she was the first female magician to earn the Close Up Magician of the Year award from the Academy of  Magical Arts. Plus she has been a featured cover story in both Genii and MUM magazines!

Read more.


06 February 2019

Toronto: Nicholas Wallace in The Art of Magic

From the Toronto Magic Company Facebook page:
The Art of Magic is BACK! Valentines Day Edition!

On February 13th (Valentines Eve), the Toronto Magic Company has put together a perfect date night!

This is our 8th show (and our first 7 shows SOLD OUT completely!)

This show features the incredible Nicholas Wallace (Who recently FOOLED Penn and Teller), Award winning Magician and Illusionist Rob Testa, Jonah Babins local rising star, and host Benzi Train one of Toronto's busiest performers.



Toronto: The Newest Trick in the Book

From the Toronto Magic Company Facebook page:
The Newest Trick in the Book is BACK this Tuesday Feb 5th with a NEVER BEFORE SEEN LINEUP!

Here's 10 reasons you should go:

1. It features Jacque Swan, Mark Tricks, Sean Rooney, Benzi Train, and host Jonah Babins.

2. The Temperature outside will be above 0

3. It's a FREE show

Read more and claim your ticket.






29 January 2019

Toronto: Greg Wilson lecture - "Things I carry and use..."

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Please Pay at the Door $20 (Standing Room Only)

From the man who brought us such gems as Pointless, Bandwidth, Revolution, Cold Case, Unleashed, Hundy 500 and so much more, Greg Wilson is bringing his brand-new lecture to the Browser's Den! He's a two-time FISM winner, he had an entire chapter dedicated to his magic in Paul Harris' ART OF ASTONISHMENT books, and now he's coming to share his decades of knowledge with you!

Just like the title, Greg's lecture will use things that fit in his pockets and things found around him, teaching you to be ever-ready for performing spur-of-the-moment astonishments.

Building on his best-selling videos “Off the Cuff” and “On the Spot”, Greg teaches you how to convert everyday objects into devastating weapons of deception. The emphasis here is on ENTERTAINMENT. From close-up to stand-up, there’s something for everyone.

Now just because it’s called a lecture doesn’t mean it has to be dry and academic. You will experience a rip-roaring, laugh-out-loud, audience-involving show! Greg will not only fool you, he'll have you laughing and clapping along the way!

This is one lecture you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

Please Pay at the Door $20 (Standing Room Only)

Thank you for your kind support - The Jeff's & The Browser's Den Team

Read more and buy tickets.



Toronto: Ryan Murray lecture

From the Browser's Den of Magic newsletter:
Sunday, February 10

Ryan Murray's new book 'Curious Weaving' has been completed (proofread by Jeff Hinchliffe). It is a book on one of the most talked about of all shuffles in 'magic' the Faro Shuffle.

The Faro Shuffle is a technique used by most of the top professional card handlers in the world.  However, it is a technique that requires study and effort. For those who enjoy memorized deck work the Faro shuffle is a valuable weapon.

Ryan will be covering different methods so that there is something of value for all skill levels including:  IN-HANDS FARO (Technique & Fixing Mistakes); PROPERTIES (Cycling Order, Straddle Faro; Controlling a Card to Any Position); TABLED FARO (Breakdown of Techniques, Checking for Mistakes, Controlling In or Out, Combining with Riffle Shuffle); DOUBLE FARO.

And he will be performing some effects from his new book.

Read more and buy tickets.

Toronto: Talent announced for the 2019 Browser's Bash

Browser's Bash logoBROWSER'S BASH 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Here's a summary of the awesome talent announced for this year's Bash!


From the Browser's Den of Magic:

CHRIS CAPEHART - LEGENDARY STREET PERFORMER
Chris Capehart is a master magician and a regular headliner at Monday Night Magic in New York City. Come see why he is held in such high esteem by magicians around the world.


PAUL RICHARDS - CREATIVE CONJUROR
Founder of Elmwood Magic. Mr. Richards has been around the globe sharing his wonderful brand of magic. Eye Popping magic combined with good fun. One of the true gentlemen of the world of magic.

THE OUTERBRIDGES - INTERNATIONAL ILLUSIONISTS
International Illusionists Ted & Marion Outerbridge will cast a magic spell over the audience at this year's Bash. And share some secrets too!

DICK JOINER - EMCEE
Due to popular demand...Joining us again in 2019! He will share his infectious hysterical laugh, fun-loving zany manner and high paced interactive comedy magic. Dick Joiner plans to delight and astound us all day long.



RYAN BROWN - RISING STAR
Ryan will be sharing with us his love of the classics. Card Manipulation, Rings and Magic that will have your eyes popping out! One of the young stars of the Canadian Magic Scene.

GARRETT THOMAS - MASTER MAGICIAN
Due to your huge amount of requests Mr. Thomas will be returning to the Bash stage in 2019. He truly blew us all away in 2018 and that was only half his lecture. Wait to you see part two! Thanks Garrett!

JAMES HARRISON - PICKPOCKET
Finally on the Bash stage! Pickpocket Act and one of Canada's premier close up magicians. Be ready to clap. And be ready to hold onto your wallets & watches!

JACQUE SWAN - COIN MAGICIENNE
Canadian new talent, Ms. Swan will be sharing some of her coin magic with us that will make your magic eyes pop out! Don't blink as coins vanish and reappear at a mystifying speed.



ROBERT AND SCOTT PRESSWOOD - THE BUMBLING BERTS
Two of the busiest children's performers in the GTA. Combined they give more then 600 shows annually. Sit it and learn on their tips for making your family show reach it's potential. (at lunch break)



ANDREW WOO
Sit in and learn from over 35 years of experience performing and creating magic. Simple Methods with Strong Audience Impact!



JENNY PARSONS - HIDDEN CANADIAN GEM
Is she a comedian? Is she a magician? Is she a sorceress? You'll decide. Ms. Parsons will be sharing her unique world of fun and chaos! A hidden gem of the Canadian entertainment scene



CHRIS BRUCE - CARDICIAN EXTRAORDINAIRE
FREE Lunchtime Table Class on False Shuffles, Classic Force & Top Change

 
Read more and register!








Toronto: Free magic club

This Saturday, February 2nd is The Browser's Den of Magic's next (Free) Magic Club meeting. All are welcome.

The club meets from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.

21 January 2019

Toronto: Chris Pilsworth, Jason Palter, Jonah Babins, and Ben Train

From Eventbrite:
Thu, 31 January 2019

In order to ensure every seat in the house is a good one, only 75 tickets are available for this intimate theatre experience. Make sure you order yours before they disappear forever!

Now, without further ado, let’s meet the performers.

Chris Pilsworth
Chris Pilsworth knows how to entertain. Since becoming a professional magician over 30 years ago, Chris has performed thousands of shows all over the world, including headlining at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and performing for millions of people on live TV. New York Times Best Selling Author Stephen Dubner says that "Chris Pilsworth is better than advertised: a great illusionist, yes, but with a heart and mind that match it." We couldn't agree more.


Jason Palter
Jason is a comedian, an award winning magician and one of Toronto’s top professional speakers. He has spent the last 20 years performing his original magic and illusions all over the world, including hundreds of live shows as well as numerous television and corporate video appearances. He is an "Entertainer of The Year" recipient, as presented by the Canadian Event Industry Awards, and just appeared on last month's season finale of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us". With Jason one thing is for sure - you’re going to laugh and be fooled at the same time!


Jonah Babins
Jonah is one of the founders of the Toronto Magic Company as well as the host of Discourse in Magic, the #1 rated podcasts for magicians on the planet. He has performed all over Toronto, L.A, and New York for celebrites, influencers, and private events - not to mention the 100+ show summer tour every summer. Jonah is a rising star in the world of magic and is not to be missed!


Ben Train
The host of The Art of Magic and one of the founders of the Toronto Magic Company, Ben is one of Toronto’s busiest entertainers. He has performed all over the world, including Canada, the United States, as well all across Europe, and he has a weekly show at Dave and Busters Oakville. When Ben isn’t on stage he’s busy creating magic for other magicians with 2 books and 3 DVDs of original magic for sale all over the world.

Read more and buy tickets.


From Ben Train's Facebook page:




04 January 2019

Toronto: Michel Huot lecture

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Dear Denizens,

We are so excited to start off the 2019 year with a lecture by Michel Huot.

It is not often that we have a lecturer who earns almost all of his living as a corporate magician.  Michel Huot is just that magician.  He has been a corporate magician for 24 years. Over the past 24 years he has given more then 4,000 performances!

Years and years of performing magic in the real world have fine tuned his performances to make sure that he gets repeat business...repeat business...from businesses.

He is also a top notch creator of magic including 'Priceless', 'Dirty Pool' and the soon to be released 'Socks'.  Many of his routines have also appeared in the magazines 'Genii', 'Magic', 'The Magic Menu'. Some of his creations have also appeared in the books of David Acer, John Lovick.

He has performed and lectured in Algeria, Mexico, Canada, France, Magic Circle in London, Penguin Magic.

In his lecture you will learn cool tricks with your shoe, your cellphone, plush toys, socks, cards, jacket and more. Everything Michel teaches you is magic and methods for the real world; magic, that can be done in non ideal surroundings.

Read more and buy tickets.