Magic & Martini Update

 Design by Kurt Firla

Design by Kurt Firla

It’s been an extremely busy holiday season; lots of parties and great magic to share. We’re thrilled to announce that our dates for Magic & Martini in January have sold out. There are dates for February currently available. Readers can use the code olive for a discount on tickets purchased online.

For those who have requested, we’ve also added the ability to buy gift certificates for tickets to the show. It’s always possible to buy tickets to the show and just put them in someone else’s name, however if you would like to give the gift of magic, but don’t want to commit them to a particular date, you can purchase vouchers that don’t expire and can be redeemed for any future show provided we have tickets remaining that night. You can use the link below:

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Hallelujah

A music video with some magic in it so subtle I almost missed it.

The 2Cellos are one of my favourite music groups. I saw them live in concert earlier this year. When people asked me what it was a unique experience. A 20+ piece string ensemble playing classical music in the first half, and the audience (of which I was on the lower end of the age spectrum) on their feet clapping and singing along like teenagers at a rock concert. You have not lived until you’ve seen a cellist rolling around on his back playing “Highway to Hell”.

Since that, they’ve released a new album and this shows off their calmer, softer side. And it is beautifully shot with a very nice piece of magic subtly woven into it.

Photos from The Show Before The Snow

Last week, I took part in a special year-end show put on by The Toronto Magic Company to celebrate the holidays and the end of another season of their open mic show, The Newest Trick In The Book. Over twelve magicians appeared including Marc Correia, Keith Brown, Jonah Babins, Ben Train, James Harrison, Ryan Brown, Glenn West, Chris Mayhew, Leigh Beadon and Edward Gabreal.

I got a few photos of myself courtesey of David J. Fulde.

Canada's Magic Reader's Choice Award

Some mysterious stranger has nominated me for the Canada’s Magic 2018 Readers Choice Awards

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In the past year he’s helped numerous performers make their acts better, has participated in leadership roles on several major magic projects (including Toronto Magic Company, Ring 17 Hat and Rabbit, Magicana, etc). He’s lectured on his original magic, he’s supported the community...

I could keep going on.

The criteria are delightfully vague:

“You may nominate living Canadian Magician(s) of your choosing by leaving their name along with a short note about how they inspired you in 2018…  

This is a "bragging rights" only contest.  There is no cash value for this award.”

I’m nominated along with some other wonderful magicians and friends including (in alphabetical order) Jonah Babins, Ryan Brown, Jeff Christensen, Greg Frewin, Carisa Hendrix, Mike Segal and Kent Wong. So, happy to be nominated and I hope I can count on your vote, dearest reader.

Strange and Unusual

My friend Nicholas Wallace will be appearing in Toronto in January as part of the Next Stage Theatre Festival with his show Strange and Unusual.

Back when we were hosting Magic Tonight, Nick was one of our most requested guests (certainly the creepiest guest), and earlier this year he received the Allan Slaight Award for Canadian Rising Star in Magic.

Unfortunately, Nick lives rather far away, out in that mysterious void on the other side of Hamilton, so getting a chance to see him perform in Toronto is rare. But he’s here for five nights at the Factory Theatre and there is an early bird discount up until this Friday, December 7. Just use the promo code EARLY BIRD (with the space) at checkout. The show is definitely worth seeing!

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