Happy New Year from the Magic Castle!
And They Said it Wouldnt Last
The Magic Castle turns 50 years old on January 2, 2013, and its party time Magic Castle Style!
First is Founders Day on the 2nd starting with cocktails at 4:30. The menu will have selections from the menus of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. Steve Valentine will host a special proclamation by the city to the Castle. And Milt Larsen will be performing in the Palace assisted by Liberty Larsen.
There will be continuing festivities on the third and fourth and, to top things off, on the 6th, for one night only, Goldfinger and Dove will perform in the Palace for the first time since Jack became the Entertainment Director. Its a special week indeed!
More Learnin in 2013
The first monthly series of lectures for the New Year features card man Karl Hein on 1/6. Jim Steinmeyer will deliver some awful advice on 1/13. On the 20th, Tom Ogden will take you out to sea with his lecture on working cruise ships. And Jay Scott Berry will finish off the month on 1/27 by sharing his very clever thinking.
Meet Up With Mark
The January Member Meet-Up is on the 16th and will be hosted by Mark Wilson (and you can bet that Nani will be close by). As usual the no-host dinner starts at 6 PM in the Dante Room (contact Erin Chick at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or ext. 300 for a reservation). The Meet-Up proper starts at 8 PM in the Inner Circle. Magician Members only!
The Ghost Host Returns
Rob Zabrecky will again be hosting the Non-Dining Houdini Sances, which will be held at 6, 8, 9:45, and 11 PM. Just $35 per person ($40 each includes the Commemorative Houdini Sance Coin). For reservations, contact Ben Roman at ext. 434 by email at email@example.com
There will be a special book sale on January 23 from 8 to 10 PM in the Inner Circle. All proceeds will go to the Castles Junior Society. The books have been graciously donated by Wesley Edberg, in memory of his father Sandy. Its a large collection and it includes many hard to find out of print volumes. First come first served!
There will also be a raffle. Up for grabs is a rare signed copy of Doug Hennings Houdini: His Legend and His Magic.
Tickets are $5 each.
It aint what they call you, its what you answer to
Whos Hoo is celebrating WC Fields birthday on January 29th with a special show. 8 to 10 PM in the Inner Circle. Guests to be announced!
More on the Magical Jews Perk
Max Maven will be sharing his updated edition of his talkoriginally presented at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles (during the successful Houdini and Masters of Magic: Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age exhibitions there)on Magical Jews. Its a fascinating talk and all membersRegular and Associate (and gentiles) are welcome. January 30 at 8 PM in the Inner Circle.
Forewarned is Foresomething (aheads up on Castle Closures)
The Castle will have two buyouts in early February. No walk ins please, and reservations will be accepted for February 5 and 7.
Heres the schedule of performers for the week of December 31:
The Close-Up Gallery
The Parlour of Prestidigitation
The Palace of Mystery
& Liberty Larsen
Goldfinger and Dove (Sunday only)
W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
The Peller Project (Friday Sunday)
Saturday and Sunday Brunch
(12/30) Jeff Ezell
Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers
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)
Chipper Lowell (Palace: wk/of 1-28)
Danny Cole (Palace: wk/of 1-28)
Jeff and Abbi McBride (Palace: wk/of 2-4)
Eugene Burger (Peller: wk/of 2-4)
Michael Carbonaro (Peller: wk/of 2-4)
[size:8pt]Schedule is subject to change without notice