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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com with you and your guests names to reserve your spot(s).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.)
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:
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