Worth the Drive to Acton


Saturday night (March 3) I'll be performing at a special fundraiser for Heritage Acton. Much like Magic & Martini, there will be food and grownup beverages available along with the show. They have partnered with Everton Culinary Academy

From the organizers: 

A sophisticated blend of classical and modern magic that is engaging, throught-provoking and thoroughly entertaining. Enjoy a wonderful evening out with that special person, family or friends. A delicious buffet dinner will be proivded by Everton Culinary Academy, various drinks & martinis will be mixed and served throughout the evening. Come and see one of the country’s premier sleight-of-hand performers. You will be amazed!!!

Tickets are $39.99, available online, and proceeds are supporting a strong community orgnaization.


Heathen's Greetings

Michael Close
Michael Close

In just over two weeks, on Magic Tonight, we'll be hosting a special fundraisers for the Centre for Inquiry ( All proceeds from the show will go to support CFI Canada. I'll be performing on the show along with special guest, Michael Close. After the show we'll be doing a live taping of David Peck'sFace2Face Podcast where we'll be discussing the role of magic on a modern secular society.

David Peck
David Peck

Where: Izakaya Showroom - 292 College Street @ Spadina When: Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tickets:

Discounted tickets are available for Members of CFI Canada.

Join us for an evening of fun, friends and food. The only spirits present will be alcoholic. We'll celebrate reason (by throwing it out the window for the night and do some amazing magic and other strange things.)

Tickets include the show, dinner and the podcast taping. They can be purchased at

James Alan
James Alan

Michael Close ( originally from Indiana, is one of the most respected creators and publishers of magic in the world. He is currently the Editor in Chief of MUM, the journal of the Society of American Magicians. He is also the author of That Reminds Me, with a foreword by Penn Jillette.

David Peck ( is the Executive Director of SoChange, a non profit organization that helps build capacity for organizations in the developing world. Among its programs is the Mosquitoes Suck Tour, a comedy and magic show that promotes social justice and education for high school students about malaria and mosquitoes in Africa.

Magic Tonight Square
Magic Tonight Square

Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes

This Sunday, I will be performing at the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes. As an extra treat for those participating in this important fundraiser, you will have a chance to see some magic before the walk begins. I'll be there at 8:30 AM, a most unnatural time to see a magician performing, but it's worth it for a good cause.

Telus Walk


If you are not participating in the walk, the JDRF is also accepting donations through their website.

Special Fundraiser Performance

Next week, several friends are putting on a special fundraising performance. It takes place Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 PM. A Slice of Magic is dedicating 100% of the proceeds from the event towards sending a young person to Magic Camp on scholarship. Sorcerers Safari is Canada's only overnight camp dedicated to magic. In their fifteen year history, they have hosted hundreds of campers and an amazing roster of magic guest instructors from around the globe including multiple world champions.

The show features a number of good friends performing in the lounge at the Boston Pizza at Yonge & Eglinton (who have generously donated the space for this event. Tickets are $10 and are available online or at the door.

Doors open at 6:30 where you can come early for dinner and also see magicians performing close up magic before the show proper begins at 8:00.

Slice Poster