This Thursday, we begin a new weekly magic showcase in suburban Los Angeles (San Dimas, which is next to Pomona) that we'll call Magic Thursdays at a large coffeehouse called Home Brew Coffee Company (formerly Coffee Bazaar).
Magic Thursdays will feature three magicians per week, including me, the emcee, all performing parlour magic. The show runs from 7:30 - 9 pm, and before the show, we'll have a magic jam session with local magicians from 6 - 7:30.
I haven't heard of many venues like this. I'm interested in how other similar showcases around the country market themselves, get the word out, pay the performers, structure the show, etc.
The first night, Thursday, January 9, we'll be featuring the excellent Andrew Goldenhersh and the fine Chuck Griffith.
(If you're interested in attending or performing there, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.)