03 November 2011

Rounding the Western rings in November

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

Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Jay Sankey lecture
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- Jay Sankey lecture
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- N/A
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Jay Sankey lecture
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   - Jay Sankey lecture

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

Rounding the Ontario rings in November

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

Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club) - magic diagnostic clinic
- Greg Frewin trip
London, ONLondon Magician's Guild- Marsha Bergeron lecture
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Phil Cox , Wilber, and John from KW Magic
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians) - Richard Sanders lecture
- CHEO charity children's show
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club) - Michael Weber workshop and lecture
Woodstock, ONCAM 1 (Friendly City Mystics)   - N/A

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

Rounding the Eastern rings in November

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

Halifax, NSRing 316 (Conjourer's Court) - TBA 

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02 November 2011

Toronto: Patrik Kuffs lecture

From The Browser's Den:
Date: Saturday, November 19
Location: Browser’s Den of Magic
Read more.

01 November 2011

Toronto: Louie Lebetjis Exposing the Cheats Workshop

From Morrissey Magic:

Exposing the Cheats Workshop with Louie Lebetjis Saturday November 12 2011 3PM

Buy tickets or read more.

Visit Morrissey Magic to watch Luiz Castro interview Louie Lebetjis.

31 October 2011

Shrine Fantasy Show

It's the time of year for the Shrine Fantasy Show!  From their website:
Proceeds from this show benefit many Shrine activities. For your support you are provided with a great evening of entertainment (and therefore it is not eligible as a charitable donation deduction.) Thanks for helping the children!
Participating talent includes:  Dick Joiner, Trevor Watters and Lorena, Matt Baker, Aristov and Company, Craig Douglas, Richard Forget, Nathaniel RankinMagic Mike Segal, Patrice Meunier, Ian QuickMajinx, and Fantasy Circus (performers vary by province).

Schedule and ticket information at the Shrine Fantasy Show website.

30 October 2011

Mike D'Urzo in Tandem

From Tandem:

When you think about the different career paths to choose from, being a magician is probably not on most people’s list. Enter Mike D’Urzo, Member of the Canadian Association of Magicians and International Brotherhood of Magicians. Mike’s passion for magic started at a young age. Like many other kids growing up, he had a magic kit. While most would toss it aside once bored, for Mike it sparked his initial interest.

Read more.

28 October 2011

Toronto: Third helping of "A Slice of Magic"

On November 28th, enjoy a night of magic and  food at "A 3rd Slice of Magic" at Boston Pizza (40 Eglinton Ave. E, (Yonge & Eglinton) Toronto).
From their Facebook page:
Performers include:
Please visit PickAnyCard.com for more details about this event.

26 October 2011

National Magic Week: October 25 to October 31

What are you doing for National Magic Week?

From MagicSam:
October 25 to 31

New York- September 15, 2011 - Vinny Grosso, National President of the Society of American Magicians, proclaimed the week of October 25 to October 31 as National Magic Week throughout the United States and Canada. For more than forty years the Society has recognized the anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini with a special "week" of events to highlight the charitable work of the Society throughout the year.

Read more.
[h/t: Ryan Joyce]

25 October 2011

Greg Frewin: The trick to a good magic show

From the Ottawa Citizen:
Magic show preview: The trick to a good magic show
Master magician Greg Frewin says it’s all about theatre, illusion and good old-fashioned entertainment

Greg Frewin got his first magic kit when he was seven years old. It was nothing fancy, just a bunch of simple magic tricks, a magic hat and other paraphernalia to instruct budding magicians about the art of magic. His parents ordered the kit after he saw it advertised on television. Frewin spent hours entertaining his friends in his hometown of Hamilton.

But it wasn’t until he was 12 and his grandfather took him to Toronto to see Canadian magician Doug Henning that Frewin truly became spellbound.
Read more.

24 October 2011

Changes to RSS feed

It was brought to our attention that a website is taking the content of Canada's Magic, via our RSS feed, and republishing everything under their umbrella.  They neglected to ask for permission to do so.

Until a better solution becomes apparent, the feed for this blog will only show a snippet of the post. Those reading the feed will have to click through to read the rest.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

23 October 2011

Sheldon Casavant: Nothing up my sleeve

From the Lloydminster Meridian Booster:
A man of magic, mystery and illusions will take over the stage at the Vic Juba Community theatre next week in an interactive show sure to have audience members paying very close attention.

Sheldon Casavant will perform in Lloydminster on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

As a magician and a comedian Casavant's interactive stage show will involve audience members.

"Everyone will get to experience the magic in the audience. It is just as entertaining for the kids as the adults or seniors," said Casavant.

Read more.

22 October 2011

John Kaplan's Stage Fright

From the Airdrie Echo:
When it comes to putting on a crowd pleasing, one-of-a-kind magic show, illusionist and magician John Kaplan knows exactly how to do it.

Honing his magic skills for the last thirty years, Kaplan has been wowing audiences all over Canada with performances that blend his own quirky humour with some of the most spectacular live magic.

On Wednesday, Airdrie residents were treated to Kaplan's Halloween themed "StageFright" at RJ Hawkey School.

Read more.

21 October 2011

Montréal: Night of the Living Standups

From Perfect Magic:

David "Axe-Wielding" Acer headlines halloween weekend at THE COMEDY NEST with special guests Mike “Barely Undead” Paterson and DeAnne “Your Brain Looks Delicious” Smith.


• World-renowned mentalist Patrik "Don’t Mind Me I’m Just Sucking Your Blood" Kuffs (Oct. 27th)
• Interdimensionally acclaimed magician Michel "The Soft-Handed Strangler" Huot (Oct 28th)
• Sleight-of-hand superstar Richard "I Ate His Liver with Some Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti" Sanders (Oct 29th). 
Read more.

[h/t: Perfect Magic]

20 October 2011

Paul Wildbaum: Movement Comedy Workshop

From Paul Wildbaum:
This class focuses on developing physical comedy. You will discover the natural comedic impulses within you by working through commedia, mime and clown style improvisational exercises. (All the “Mime” you'll ever need to know.)

The workshop helps you explore spontaneity, timing and the basic fundamentals of physical comedy. Drawing from the traditions of LeCoq, Pochinko, Polivka, Carlos Climente and other masters, I have created a 1 day 8 hour developmental intensive. You will find that this workshop is beneficial to performers and teachers of all levels of experience.
The workshop will be held at:
Studio G at the Centre of Gravity
1300 Gerrard St E., Toronto
Sun. 23 Oct 9:30-6:30
Contact Paul directly for questions about the workshop.

Eric Leclerc Day 292: Craig Ferguson Archery Stunt

Watch Eric Leclerc's nail biting stunt as he tries to catch the attention of Craig Ferguson, friend to magicians (and all things Doctor Who)!

19 October 2011

Toronto: Show and Tell Alexander Bell

From the Facebook page:

October 20th, 21st, 22nd , 8 pm, $10
October 23rd 2pm PWYC

(postdramatic performance)

Created by Vojin Vasovic, Natalie Mathieson, Sasha Kovacs, Myrto Koumarianos and Joe Culpepper
A surreal exploration of the famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell. Living with a mother and wife who both lost their sense of hearing at an early age, this Canadian star creates a device to fulfill his dreams of communication with the ones he loves.

Read more.

18 October 2011

Marc Demontigny auditioned for Got Talent!

From the Standard Freeholder:
CORNWALL — A local magician is hoping for a place in the national spotlight through a new television show.

Marc Demontigny took his act to Toronto recently to audition for Canada's Got Talent, a live vote-based contest for $100,000.

"I've been a magician for 30 years," said Demontigny. "I did a few other contests throughout the years. I've done thousands of shows around the Cornwall area."

Read more.