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Magic & Martini Returns to Oakville

After a break for the busy holiday season, my eccentric one-man magic show for grownups, Magic & Martini is back at O'Finn's Irish Temper last night for an evening of food, adult beverages and mystery. Even though it was cold and windy, we had a packed house. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Special thanks to the young gentleman who features somewhat prominently in these photos. He discovered that the fastest way to get on stage in a magic show is to come to be before the performance and say, "It's my girlfriend's birthday today. She's really shy. You should pick her." #PoeticJustice

Photos by Tyler Williams

Tickets are now available for upcoming performances of Magic & Martini in Toronto, Oakville and Hillsburgh. Readers of this blog can use the code secrets for a discount on the price of tickets when reserving online. 

Black Friday - Special Offers

For Black Friday, you can get a special discount on tickets for Magic & Martini. We have tickets available through the end of May at our three locations:

SpiritHouse (Toronto)

O'Finn's Irish Temper (Oakville)

The Friendly Chef Adventures (Hillsburgh/Erin)

Use the code BLACKFRIDAY today to get 60% OFF of tickets for any of the available dates. Join us for an intimate evening of magic and finely crafted cocktails. Come early for dinner and drinks and stay for the show!




Magic & Martini is produced in association with Grand Spirits. Promotional artwork by Kurt Firla. 

Magic & Martini in Hillsburgh

I'm thrilled to announce a special extension of Magic & Martini coming later this month. My new show, organized by the Grand Spirits Society will be coming to the Friendly Chef Adventures on Trafalgar Road in Hillsburgh. 

This comes as the remainder of our shows in Toronto and Oakville for the year are sold out!

The owner of the Friendly Chef is Pam Fanjoy, the winner of Chopped Canada. Pam will be preparing a special dinner for guests. Tickets for the show are available with the option to pre-order dinner. (You can see the show's special prix-fixe menu here.) 

This is further afield than any of my shows have been before, but if you live in the area, or know someone who does, please feel free to join us. Readers of this blog can use the code chopped for a special discount on the price of tickets when purchasing online. I look forward to seeing you there for an evening of fantastic food, finely crafted cocktails and some astonishing magic. 


Early bird tickets are also available for Toronto in 2017. You can book online now

Grand Spirits Getting Grander

Grand Spirits, the organization secretly masterminding my new show, Magic and Martini, is making a little piece of history up north of the city. While we take organizations like the LCBO and The Beer Store for granted, we don't realize  that this is not how the sale of spirituous beverages works just about every place else in the world. But with changing regulations, this is the first legal distillery to open in this region in over a century.

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