And Away They Go…
The Kentucky Derby is Saturday the 3rd and, of course, the Magic Castle will be the place to be if you can’t be at Churchill Downs. 1PM to 4PM in the Inner Circle. $15 gets you a buffet and there will be $5 mint julips, a hat contest (of course) and a bourbon tasting is also available (extra cost). Contact Ben Roman to RSVP by Friday the 2nd broman [at] magiccastle [dot] com.
Remembering The Prez
The week of May 5, all of the performers will be paying tribute to Bill “The Prez” Larsen, Jr.
Just Stay Home for a Change
Tuesday May 6 is a buyout at the Castle. No reservations, walk-ins or guest cards will be accepted. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding!
Thanks For Your Service
On May 7 there will be a “Tricks for the Troops” perk. A panel of entertainers who have volunteered to go into the “hot zones” to entertain those who are there on orders will talk about their experiences. There will also be a screening of (quote) “Guantanamo Circus, the award winning 1/2 hour documentary about a circus troupe that journeys down to the base of the ‘most notorious prison on the planet’ to infuse a ‘blast of positive energy.’” 8PM in the Inner Circle, all members welcome.
Mom (and/or your better half) will be stuck with you on Sunday, May 11 as there will be no lecture that afternoon: it’s Mother’s Day. Consider taking her to Sunday Brunch at the Castle (better call now and hope for a cancelation)!
Ready … Aim … Pick a Card!
The next Strolling Magic Showdown is on May 13. Perform, judge, or spectate; your choice of how you will participate. Registration starts at 7PM in the Inner Circle. For information, contact Scotto Smith at ssmith [at] magiccastle [dot] com.
From the Land of the Rising Sun
日本ウィークの魔法 = “Magic of Japan Week” (according to “Bing” anyway) and it will be held during the week of May 19. Scheduled to appear are Aki Mitsui, Misty Mew, Atsushi Nishida, Motti, Wakaba, HAMAchan, Toritto, Masataka Jimbo, KoKoRo, Kikuty Mammy, and YOURI. Make your reservations now to guarantee a spot for the Palace show.
Books … You Remember Them, Right?
The William W. Larsen Memorial Library (better known as the Castle Library) will be holding a book sale on May 28 at 8PM in the Inner Circle. Proceeds will benefit the Library Fund as well as the Vernon Foundation. Over 300 books will be for sale courtesy of Paul Smith (Charter Member Number 27!). There will be a silent auction for “premium” titles. (The Gift Shop will also have some stuff available at discounted prices—at LEAST 50% off!)
May’s Lecture Lineup
May 4 – Tim Ellis
May 11 – No Lecture (Mother’s Day)
May 18 – Greg Otto
May 25 – Masahiro Yanagida
The member menu has—as always—some discounted delectable dishes for us:
May 5, 6, 7 – Potato Chip Chicken, Au Jus, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
May 12, 13, 14 – Creole Shrimp, Rice with Andouille Sausage, Sautéed Greens
May 19, 20, 21 – Shepherd’s Pie, Rosemary Demi-Glace, Seasonal Vegetables
May 26, 27, 28 – Basil Beef Stroganoff, Basil Chiffonade
Here is the current schedule:
The Close-Up Gallery
Michael Rangel (5 – 7 PM Thursday – Sunday)
The Parlour of Prestidigitation
The Palace of Mystery
Yuji Yamamoto & Mariko
W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday – Sunday)
The Peller Theatre (Friday – Sunday)
Saturday and Sunday Brunch
(5/4) Tim Ellis
Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 5-5)
The Return of Paul Green! (Close-Up: wk/of 5-5)
Martin Lewis (Parlour: wk/of 5-5)
Harry Anderson and Eva (Parlour: wk/of 5-5)
Milt Larsen (Palace: wk/of 5-5)
Fielding West (Palace: wk/of 5-5)
Doc Eason (WC Fields Bar: 5-7 thru 5-11)
Max Maven (Peller Theatre: 5-9 thru 5-11)
John “Handsome Jack” Lovick (Parlour: wk/of 5-12)
Magic of Japan Week (All Rooms: wk/of 5-19)
Bill Goodwin (Close-Up Magician of the Year) (Close-Up: wk/of 6-2)
Rafael Benatar (Parlour: wk/of 6-2)
Rob Zabrecky (Palace: wk/of 6-2)
Ardan James (Palace: wk/of 6-2)
Tina Lenert (Palace: wk/of 6-2)
And you can always check it out at http://www.magiccastle.com/schedule/
Schedule is subject to change without notice
後でキャッチ! (I hope… I mean, what if Bing is messing with us?)