Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2012)

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/02/12 12:37 AM

Knocking Wood

The Magic Castle survived Halloween 2012 sans fire (or any other disaster) and had a marvelous week of entertainment and festivities. A year after the fire the old clubhouse looksand isbetter than ever.

A Case of the Shingles (for Charity)

During the refurbishing, many old shingles were replaced with fireproof ones. Those that covered the Castles entrance have been placed in shadow boxes along with photos and are being sold to support the Dai Vernon Fund (which helps magicians in need). Members only can purchase these unique keepsakes which are in limited quantities. 250 asphalt shingles are available for $100 and there are 150 wood shingles at $150 each. (These pieces will not be shipped, so they are only available for pickup at the Castle. Contact Rich Cowley for purchase information.)

Get a Kick Out of Mondays

Monday Night Football continues each Monday throughout November at the Magic Castle. $5 hotdog buffet (because when one thinks buffet, one thinks hotdogs) and kickoff at 5:30 PM down in the Hat & Hare Pub.

Gettin Smacked

The last Strolling Magic Smackdown of 2012 will take place on Monday, November 12 at 8 PM in the Inner Circle. Magician Members can compete and any member can act as a judge. (Check in is at 7 PM.) Contact Scott Scotto Smith (also one of the Forums Moderators) at ssmith@magiccastle.com.

Party with Poe

Micah Covers Eighth Annual Night of the Raven, an evening of magic, words, and variety, will be held on November 13. Two unique shows (7 and 9:30 PM) in the Inner Circle. Among those appearing are Miss Misty Lee, Greg Arce, Carl Christman, Joseph Derry, William Draven, Fred Falk, David Gabbay, Georges-Robert, Duffy Hudson (all at 7 PM), Many of Odd Nature, Miss Lola Boutee, Mark Paskell, Jonathan Pendragon, Rob the Balloon Guy, Mike El Predicto Rose, Brandon Scott, Jeb Whitlock, Duffy Hudson, and The Ravenettes from The Dollface Dames (in the 9 PM slot). Both shows end with Duffy Hudsons performance of The Tell Tale Heart (in the character of Edgar Allan Poe) and Micah Covers straight jacket escape while reciting The Raven. The cost for this jam-packed evening? Free! However, donations to the William Larsen, Sr. Memorial Libraryfor which the event is heldare happily accepted. Space is limited. Castle Members and guests only, please. Please contact Mr. Cover at micahthemagician@yahoo.com with you and your guests names to reserve your spot(s).

More Monti

The very popular Joe Monti Sessions for November is on Wednesday the 14th. Magician Members only please. These sessions are free and start at 8 PM in the Peller Theatre.

A Busy Week

If all thats not enough for you, the bargain-priced Non-Dining Houdini Sance for November will take place on the 15th and a bargain it is!). Three shows: 6, 8, and 9:45 PM. $35 per person (parties of 4 to 12 based on availability) or $40 which includes the Houdini Sance Commemorative Coin. Contact Ben Roman at broman@magiccastle.com for reservations (or by phone at 323-851-3313 x434).

Want the Whole Experience?

You and at least nine guests (up to a total of 12 attendees) can enjoy the entire Houdini Sance happening. Cost per person, which includes a special gourmet meal, wines, and the sancehosted by resident medium Leo Kostkais $150. Contact Ben Roman for reservations.

Members Can Eat Cheap (okay, Inexpensively)On

Member Dinner Specials for the Month:

November 5, 6, & 7: Braised Short Ribs, Barley, Root Vegetables

November 12, 13, & 14: Roasted Chicken Breast with Leek, Mozzarella and Goat Cheese, Green Beans, Rice Pilaf

November 19, 20, & 21: Australian Sea Bass, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Pumpkin, Garlic Mashed Potatoes

November 26, 27, 28: Seafood Linguini with Mussels, Clams, Shrimp in Garlic Butter or Marinara

A Handsome Meet-Up

Handsome Jack Lovick will be your host for the November 21 Magician Member Meet-Up. It starts at 6 PM in the Dante Room with the no-host dinner (not requiredbut check out the Members Menu above!) and the Meet-Up proper starting at 8 PM in the Inner Circle. Dinner space is limited. Please contact Erin Chick for reservations at 323-851-3313 x300 or by email at echick@magiccastle.com.

Giving Thanks

The Magic Castle is closed on Thanksgiving, November 22.

Showing Our Appreciation for Our Great Staff

The staff of the Magic Castle works very hard and we members have an opportunity to show our appreciation on November 26. The First Annual Employee Appreciation Night. The night will be for members and staff only (guests may accompany members, but guest cards will not be accepted). It will feature special performances, buffets (no word about a hotdog buffet), drink specials, dancing in the Inner Circle (a DJ will provide the music), and surprises. (Our General Manager Joe Furlow is looking for volunteers to help staff the Staff Party. If you are available and interested, please contact him at extension 350.)

Magic Matters

John Carney will host a very special night on November 28 where he will present Magic That Matters to Me. John describes in as an examination of the art form. Besides his personal observations, experiences, and performances, he will show rare films of Dai Vernon, Fred Kaps, John Ramsay, Mike Skinner, and others. This Members Perk begins at 8 PM in the Peller Theatre.

Members Only Lecture Lineup

If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, the (almost) weekly lectures can be worth the price of membership alone (and then there are all the Perks, Meet-Ups, Sessions, Member Menu, the library, the shows, and, well, The Magic Castle!). Heres Novembers schedule:

November 4: Brian Gillis
November 11: Dick Berry
November 18: Dennis Forel
November 25: Shoot Ogawa

Current Performers Schedule:

http://www.magiccastle.com/schedule/

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/06/12 01:45 AM

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of November 5:

The Close-Up Gallery
Allan Ackerman
Mark Collier

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Dick Barry
Jeff Ezell

The Palace of Mystery
Bob Jardine
The Bornsteins
David Zirbel

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Mike Barger

The Peller Project (Friday Sunday)
Aye Jaye
Eddie Medrano

Friday Lunch
Allan Ackerman

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Eddie Medrano

Sunday Lecture
(11/11) Dick Barry

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers

Suzanne (wk/of 11-18)
Denny Haney (wk/of 11-18)
Puck (wk/of 11-18)
Larry Wilmore (wk/of 11-19)
Kalin & Jinger (wk/of 11-26)
Ed Alonzo (wks/of 12-3 & 12-10)


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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/13/12 12:59 AM

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of November 12:

The Close-Up Gallery
Suzanne
Harry Monti

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
BJ Hickman
The Jack

The Palace of Mystery
Denny Haney
Scot Nery
Puck

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Jon Armstrong

The Peller Project (Friday Sunday)
Pop Haydn
Colin McLeod

Friday Lunch
Suzanne

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Dennis Forel

Sunday Lecture
(11/18) Dennis Forel


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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/20/12 04:43 AM

Though a slightly shortened week due to Thanksgiving, this is a busy week for the Castle. Tuesday night is the taping of Whos Hoo with host Fitzgerald and his guests David Spafford and Misty Lee (9PM in the Inner Circle). The Member Meet-Up on Wednesday night will be hosted by Jack Lovick. Besides the usual fun (no doubt Bill Goodwin will have another great trick found in the Larsen Library), Michael Carbonaro will drop by to chat about his Magic Clerk episodes on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno! This is for Magician Members only and starts at 8 PM in the Inner Circle (you should already have your reservations if youre planning on dinner, but call anyway to see if theres room for you in the Dante Room starting at 6 PM).

The Magic Castle is closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving. Note that the Castle WILL be open on Friday for lunch as usual!

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of November 19:

The Close-Up Gallery
Fenik
Larry Wilmore

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
J. Neal
Jon Stetson

The Palace of Mystery
Mark Haslam
Shoot Ogawa
Caramel Machine

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
George Millward

The Peller Project (Friday Sunday)
Eric Buss
Chris Mitchell

Friday Lunch
Fenik

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Nancy Jean Gray

Sunday Lecture
(11/25) Shoot Ogawa

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers

Kalin & Jinger (Palace: wk/of 11-26)
John Carney (Peller: 11-30, 12-1, 2)
Michael Carbonaro (Peller: 11-30, 12-1, 2)
Ed Alonzo (Palace: wks/of 12-3 & 12-10)
Paul Draper (Close-Up: wk/of 12-3)
Jonathan Pendragon (Close-Up: wk/of 12-10)
Oscar Munoz (Parlour: wk/of 12-17)
Dana Daniels (Parlour: wk/of 12-24)



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Postby Diego » 11/20/12 04:51 AM

I saw Jon Stetson in The Parlour tonight at The Castle and it was great to see an audience so ENTERTAINED and AMAZED with his mentalism. Not unlike Geller, he can take seemingly simple small items/effects and have the audience involved/wowed with them.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/26/12 01:57 PM

Its another big week at the Castle. Monday night is the first Employee Appreciation Night where the hard-working staff will be catered to by management and the membership. Its a big semi-private party (you can bring guests with you, but guest cards will not be honored) with dancing, drink specials, and the buffet is only $19.95.

John Carney will be sharing Magic that Matters to Me in the Peller on Wednesday night starting at 8 PM. (This is a Members only perk.)

After touring in South America and Mexico for the last several months, Mark Kalin and Jinger are stopping by for a week-long turn in the Palace.

Santas annual visit to the Castle on Kids Day is just around the corner (11 AM to 2 PM, Saturday December 8) so make plans now!

And speaking of planning ahead, if you want to spend New Years Eve at the Magic Castle, do NOT hesitate: make those reservations in one quick hurry!

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of November 26:

The Close-Up Gallery
Joe Monti
David Regal

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Dale Hindman
Justin Willman

The Palace of Mystery
Mark Kalin and Jinger

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Mark Paskell

The Peller Project (Friday Sunday)
John Carney
Michael Carbonaro

Friday Lunch
David Regal

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Theodore Suds Sudbrack

Sunday Lecture
(12/2) Joe Monti

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers

Rob Zabrecky (Parlour: wk/of 12-3)
Ed Alonzo (Palace: wks/of 12-3 & 12-10)
Paul Draper (Close-Up: wk/of 12-3)
Jonathan Pendragon (Close-Up: wk/of 12-10)
Oscar Munoz (Parlour: wk/of 12-17)
Dana Daniels (Parlour: wk/of 12-24)



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