Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (December 2012)

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 12/01/12 05:42 PM

The Holidays are a magical time for the Magic Castle. The old mansion is decorated from the basement to the tips of its turrets. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or the Winter Solstice, the Castle is the place to be! And, for the New Year, if Las Vegas is your desire, the Castle will fill that need as well!

Keep in mind that this is also a very busy period for the Magic Castle. There are many group events happening throughout the month, so even non-dining walk-ins might run into space issues (yes, even on those slow week nights). Please call ahead even if you only want to drop by for drinks and magic!

Readin, Ritin, Regal, and Wilmore

Youre doin the Readin part right now. The Ritin, Regal, and Wilmore part is on December 5 at 8 PM in the Peller Theater. David Regal and Larry Wilmore will present a Members Only Perk on writing for magic effects. David Regal is the Prince of the Premise (if you ask me anyway) and thats just one of the many subjects that will be covered at this valuable perk put on by these two very talented men.

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Santa and his elves will be visiting the Castle on December 8 starting at 11 AM in the Inner Circle. Castle members and their families can join the fun of making ornaments, enjoy having their faces painted, and make stuffed animals and toys. There is also a raffle for prizes. A grand prize from Toys 'R' Us will be given away! No RSVP required. (Toys For Tots will be accepting new, unwrapped, toy donations as well. Tis the season of giving!)

Speaking of Giving

The Castles Outreach Committee is collecting new and (clean) used blankets for the California Hospital
Medical Center which in turn gives them to families that are experiencing financial difficulties (the hospital has adopted over 1,000 families). When you arrive at the Castle, let the valet know that you have blankets with you to donate.

Yummy for the Tummy and Fund Friendly

The Members Menu specials for December are:

December 3, 4, & 5: Thai Beef with Noodles
December 10, 11, & 12: Stir-Fried Shrimp with Scallions and Steamed Rice
December 17, 18, & 19: Turkey Pot Pie
December 26 & 31: Magic Castle Lasagna

Lunch Time!

Note that the Magic Castle is open for lunch (11 AM to 2 PM) Monday through Friday the week of December 17. Call ahead for reservations! (This is a GREAT time for small business parties for your colleagues!)

Here Comes Houdini!

The very popular Non-Dining Houdini Sance evenings continue. This months is on the 20th. Show times are at 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).

Be Adult. We Need More Dolts

Actually, we need fewer dolts and more adults at the Castle and a great way to do that is to bring your young adultsfolks ages 13 to 20during regular hours to one of the two Young Adult Nights this month at the Magic Castle. These are always popular nights, so get your reservations now for either December 16 or the 26th. Dont forget that the normal dress code is in effect even for the young ones!

A Reminder to Book Worms

The hours for the William Larsen, Sr. Memorial Library are:

Monday to Thursday: 6:30 - 10:30 PM
Friday: 1:00 - 3:00 and 6:30 - 10:30 PM
Saturday: 6:30 - 10:30 PM
Sunday (if there is a lecture): 1:00 - 3:00 and 5:00 - 10:30 PM
Sunday (If there is not a lecture): 1:00 - 5:00 and 6:30 - 10:30 PM

Lecture Lineup

12/2: Joe Monti
12/9: Paul Draper
12/16: David Stone
12/23: Oscar Munoz
12/30: Jeff Ezell

Here Comes Elvis!

Viva Las Vegas! is the theme of this years New Years Eve party at the Magic Castle. Casino games, showgirls, dancing, ringing in the New Year with champagne, and, yes, even Elvis will be there. This sells out quickly, so please get your reservations NOW! (Member door charge, $25. The regular menu as well as a special four course dinner is available.)

The Castles Holiday Schedule

The Magic Castle will be closed on December 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas. It will also be closed on January 1, 2013 in observance of the New Year (and appropriate recovery period from the Viva Las Vegas! party).

Current Performers Schedule:

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

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 12/03/12 04:03 PM

December already Yikes! Dont forget that 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!

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of December 3:

The Close-Up Gallery
Paul Draper
Jason Tong

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Paul Green
Rob Zabrecky

The Palace of Mystery
Ed Alonzo

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Jamy Ian Swiss

The Peller Project (Friday Sunday)
Bill Okal
Allan Hayden

Friday Lunch
Paul Draper

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Hillel

Sunday Lecture
(12/9) Paul Draper

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers

Jonathan Pendragon (Close-Up: wk/of 12-10)
Oscar Munoz (Parlour: wk/of 12-17)
Dana Daniels (Parlour: wk/of 12-24)
Kyle Eschen (Palace: wk/of 12-24)
Armando Lucero (Close-Up: wk/of 12-31)
Michael Carbonaro (Parlour: wk/of 12-31)
Todd Robbins (Palace: wk/of 12-31)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 1-7)
Mike Caveney (Palace: wk/of 1-7)
Jim Steinmeyer (Palace: wk/of 1-7)




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Postby Dustin Stinett » 12/11/12 01:30 PM

December at the Magic Castle is BUSY, so dont forget to call before even walking in for drinks.

This Thursday Milt Larsen will be signing his new autobiography, My Magical Journey: The First 30,000 Days between 6 and 8 PM in the Inner Circle.

Next week the Castle will be open for lunch the entire week! And speakingor not speaking, in this caseof next week, the original L.A. Mime Companyof which Tina Lenert was a memberwill be having a reunion at the Castle. 8 PM in the Inner Circle (all members welcome).

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of December 10:

The Close-Up Gallery
Mike Elkan
Jonathan Pendragon

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Howard Jay
Jimmy H.

The Palace of Mystery
Ed Alonzo

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Tom Frank

The Peller Project (Friday Sunday)
Jesse Dee
Michael Rangel

Friday Lunch
Jonathan Pendragon

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Magic Steve

Sunday Lecture
(12/16) David Stone

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers

Oscar Munoz (Parlour: wk/of 12-17)
Dana Daniels (Parlour: wk/of 12-24)
Kyle Eschen (Palace: wk/of 12-24)
Armando Lucero (Close-Up: wk/of 12-31)
Michael Carbonaro (Parlour: wk/of 12-31)
Todd Robbins (Palace: wk/of 12-31)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 1-7)
Mike Caveney (Palace: wk/of 1-7)
Jim Steinmeyer (Palace: wk/of 1-7)
Chris Korn (Close-Up: wk/of 1-14)




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Postby Dustin Stinett » 12/17/12 04:04 PM

Hair Raising Hijinks with Harry Houdini

Rob Zabrecky will be hosting the Night of Sances on Thursday (12/20) aka the Non-Dining Houdini Sances. Contact Ben Roman at 323-851-3313 x434 for availability and details!

Will These Mimes Talk?

TONIGHT (Monday, 12/17) is the reunion of the legendary L.A. Mime Company at the Castle (in the Inner Circle at 8 PM). Tina Lenert was a member of the group, and becoming a mime was one of her first steps toward becoming a magician.

Lets Do Lunch

Dont forget that the Magic Castle is open for lunch every day this week! Take it from experience: it makes for a unique holiday luncheon for your work colleagues!

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Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of December 10:

The Close-Up Gallery
Nathan Becker
Steve Friedberg

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Oscar Munoz
Robert Baxt

The Palace of Mystery
Jon Armstrong
Michael Rayner
Mike Douglas

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Danny Magic

The Peller Project (Friday Sunday)
Scott Land
Woody Pittman

Friday Lunch
Steve Friedberg

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Loch David Crane

Sunday Lecture
(12/23) Oscar Munoz

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers

Dana Daniels (Parlour: wk/of 12-24)
Kyle Eschen (Palace: wk/of 12-24)
Armando Lucero (Close-Up: wk/of 12-31)
Michael Carbonaro (Parlour: wk/of 12-31)
Todd Robbins (Palace: wk/of 12-31)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 1-7)
Mike Caveney (Palace: wk/of 1-7)
Jim Steinmeyer (Palace: wk/of 1-7)
Chris Korn (Close-Up: wk/of 1-14)
Rick Gerber (Close-Up: wk/of 1-21)
Bill Goodwin (Close-Up: wk/of 1-21)
Shawn McMaster (Palace: wk/of 1-21)



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Postby Dustin Stinett » 12/24/12 04:26 AM

Dont forget that the Castle is closed on the 24th and the 25th for Christmas. But on the 26th, things perk up again starting with Young Adults Night.

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week, starting on December 26:

The Close-Up Gallery
Rmax Goodwin
Mark Matsumoto

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Matt Vizio
Dana Daniels

The Palace of Mystery
Derek Hughes
Kyle Eschen
Dan Birch

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Nathan Gibson

The Peller Project (Friday Sunday)
The Evil Twins - Dave Cox and Bruce Gold

Friday Lunch
Rmax Goodwin

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Dana Daniels

Sunday Lecture
(12/30) Jeff Ezell

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers

Armando Lucero (Close-Up: wk/of 12-31)
Michael Carbonaro (Parlour: wk/of 12-31)
Todd Robbins (Palace: wk/of 12-31)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 1-7)
Sisuepahn Phila (Parlour: wk/of 1-7)
Mike Caveney (Palace: wk/of 1-7)
Jim Steinmeyer (Palace: wk/of 1-7)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 1-14)
Chris Korn (Parlour: wk/of 1-14)
Handsome Jack (Parlour: wk/of 1-14)
Rick Gerber (Close-Up: wk/of 1-21)
Bill Goodwin (Close-Up: wk/of 1-21)
Shawn McMaster (Palace: wk/of 1-21)



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