07 May 2024

Cheer on Mark (Clearview and Lewis) on Canada's Got Talent tonight!

From the May 6th Instagram post by Canada's Got Talent:

It’s about to get real😨…the best compete for their spot in the #CGT finale. Plus, YOU get to vote for the acts going through to the public vote. Don’t miss it.

#CanadasGotTalent THE ELIMINATIONS - two-hour event, Tuesday at 8/7c on @city_tv or stream it on Citytv+



From the May 5th Instagram post by Canada's Got Talent:

#Toronto’s @markclearview takes the stage THIS Tuesday for our first-ever Eliminations round!

Don’t miss the biggest twist in Got Talent history! Watch #CanadasGotTalent: The ELIMINATIONS, TUESDAY at 8/7c on @city_tv!



From the May 4th Instagram post by Canada's Got Talent:

We still don’t know how Mark Lewis did this 🤯

Catch up now on demand or stream it on Citytv+ ✨

Don’t miss the biggest twist in Got Talent history! Watch #CanadasGotTalent: The ELIMINATIONS, TUESDAY at 8/7c on @city_tv!




06 May 2024

Toronto: Magic Quartet premiere [Jun 3]

Tickets at Eventbrite


From Kemin Zhang:


Featuring 4 of Toronto's most eccentric magicians!

Sean Rooney,
Jeff Hinchliffe,
Mark Lewis and
Kemin Zhang (a.k.a. Dr. K)

​Date: June 3rd 2024
Time: 6pm & 8pm
Place: Ontario Historical Society
34 Parkview Ave.Willowdale ON


From the May 1st Facebook post by Kemin Zhang:

A psychic, a scholar, a composer and a balloon artist walk into a bar... no it's not a bar, it's an old house of the Ontario Historical Society. Looking forward to this show! Come check it out if you have your first Monday night in June free!

03 May 2024

Hamilton: Staircase Variety with Chris Bruce, Mighty Mike, and Nick Wallace [May 8]

Tickets at The Staircase.


From the April 24th Instagram post by The Staircase:

A monthly show at The Staircase! Hosted by illusionist Nick Wallace (America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us winner) and featuring a rotating cast of some of Canada’s best magicians, variety and oddity entertainers!

May's lineup:

Expert sleight-of-hand artist @magicchrisbruce
Comedy Strongman @mightymikeshow
Host illusionist @nickwallacelive







Winner of tickets to see "Alex McAleer -- Mind Reader"

The contest to win a pair of tickets to see Alex McAleer - Mind Reader in Toronto May 3 - 12th.  Thank you to everyone who played!     

Alex McAleer

Alex McAleer (right)

where we learn:
  • about the differences between the solo show and his appearances in Champions of Magic,
  • the structure of his one-man show,
  • soundtrack inspirations,
  • the advantage to performing in intimate theatres,
  • routines that play better small, and
  • changes to his act in the past 10+ years.


Favourite mentalism effects included:

  1. Phil Smith's Humint or Equifinique
  2. 21 card trick

Random draw results from Rafflecopter:







The winner has been notified and the prize distributed.  Rafflecopter only contains information from the winning entry.

Congratulations to our winner!  We hope you enjoy the show!

With thanks to Starvox Entertainment for generously making these tickets available!


02 May 2024

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01 May 2024

Marks (Clearview and Lewis) moving on to the next round of Canada's Got Talent

Break a leg, Marks! 


Read our interviews:


Watch their first auditions:


From the April 30th upload "Meet the top 14 acts" at the Canada's Got Talent YouTube channel

Next Tuesday🌟  The competition is about to change like never before 🤯 You'll NEVER expect what's coming. Stay tuned…

#CanadasGotTalent THE ELIMINATIONS, next Tuesday at 8/7c on Citytv or stream it on Citytv+ 



Rounding the Western rings in May 2024

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

City Club Event(s)
Calgary, AB Ring 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring) - N/A.
Edmonton, AB Edmonton Magic Club - N/A.
Winnipeg, MB The Magic Club of Winnipeg - SYM.
Fraser Valley, BC IBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring) - Sean Taylor lecture.
Vancouver, BC Ring 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle) - N/A.
Vancouver, BC SAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly) - N/A.
Victoria, BC Ring 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   - N/A.

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