Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

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Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » June 3rd, 2012, 12:26 am

Member Seating is Guaranteed

(To a point.) Joe Furlow, the Magic Castles new General Manager, has made a member-friendly change to the Castles reservation policy. Beginning on June 4, the staff taking reservations will be required to hold 20 seats (at each seating) for members only. The hold is for up to seven days prior to the seating.

Cardini at the Castle

(Well, sort of.) The Castle Members Only Perk for Tuesday, June 5 will be a talk about Cardini featuring his daughter Carole and Cardini historian Brad Ball who is coming all the way from Chicago for this very special event. It starts at 8:00 PM in the Inner Circle.

Roll Out The BarrelMaybe

(And thats a beer song anyway.) There was going to be a wine tasting of various California wines on June 12, but Im lacking a little detail. When/if I learn more, I will pass it along but you may want to pencil in the date.

But Wheres Carol Merill?

(Wait, its not that Monty.) The very popular Joe Monti Sessions continue in the Peller Theatre on Monday, June 18. These monthly 2-hour-long Magician Members Only Perks are (to quote the site, and as confirmed by many attendees), designed to help you improve your magic skills, learn new effects, and give you an evening of magical fun! These are magician-only gathering and are open sessions, not lectures. So come prepared with your questions and the effects you want to perform!

Dont You Just HATE Being Lectured To?

(Unless you WANT to be.) The lecture lineup for June is another winner and starts with card legend Allan Ackerman on June 3 (be sure to get there early to guarantee a seat!). Jon Armstrong appears on June 10 (plenty of seats Im sure[only a test to see if Jon is reading this!]. June 17 is Rob Zabrecky on magic as theater (among other things), and stage magicians will absolutely want to attend Kenji Minemuras talk on June 24.

Cheap Food

(Make that inexpensive food, please.) Member dinner specials for June:

June 4, 5, 6
Chicken Piccata with Linguini

June 11, 12, 13
Beef Fajitas, Guacamole and Tortillas

June 18, 19, 20
Cajun Catfish, Dirty Rice

June 25, 26, 27
Kung Pao Chicken and Steamed Rice

Attractive Attractions

(Yes: Including the lovely Nani Darnell.) Mark Wilson and Nani Darnell will be hosting the next Member Meet-Up which will feature video of their mostly unknown Magical Attractions, which were magical devices (including Half-Humanoids, a Robot Girl, their popular Hand Machine, and others) that they supplied to corporate clients for trade shows back in the 1970s. June 20 starting at 8PM in the Inner Circle (no-host dinner in the Dante Room is at 6:00, so make reservations now with Erin Chick at 323-851-3313 ext. 300 [dinner is not required for the Meet-Up, but you do need to be a member!]).

Boo

(Wait, thats Max Mavens line: Sorry about that Max.) Inexpensive ghostly happenings continue that the Magic Castle with the popular Non-Dining Houdini Sances. This months happen on Thursday, June 21 with three seating times: 6, 8, and 9:45 PM. $40 gets you in and includes a commemorative coin ($35 sans coin). Contact Ben Roman at 323-851-3313 ext. 434 for details and reservations. Such a deal!

Isnt it Supposed to be in July?

(Not at the Magic Castle.) On June 25, the will be a celebration of Half Christmas featuring Santa, his Elves, carolers, magic (of course), and more. Its all to benefit the Los Angeles Mission. $10 suggested donation (or see their site for a list of Needs that can be brought for admission). 7 to 10PM in the Inner Circle.

Return Engagement in 2013

(Unless the Mayans are right.) The next AMA Award Show with again be hosted by the beautiful Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Your Staff

(Some new names: the faces can be found in the latest newsletter.) The Magic Castle staff and Board Members work very hard for us. When you see them, please dont forget to thank them:

Magic Castle Administrative Staff:

General Manager: Joe Furlow
Member Services: Trish Alaskey
Entertainment: Jack Goldfinger
Group Sales / Events: Erin Chick
Bar Manager: Chris Taggart
Controller: Eddie Villanueva

AMA Board of Directors:

Sara Ballantine
Rich Cowley
Neil Patrick Harris
Erika Larsen
Maurice Newman
Randy Sinnott
Brian Tolman

AMA Board of Trustees:

Jon Armstrong
Joan Lawton
John Lovick
Max Maven
David Regal
Mark Wilson
Rob Zabrecky

Current Performers Schedule:
http://www.magiccastle.com/schedule/

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

Postby Edward Pungot » June 4th, 2012, 12:30 am

http://www.anevening.com/

An Evening with Guimares & DelGaudio

[ interesting promo photo ]

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » June 4th, 2012, 1:25 am

The Magic Castles Show Schedule for the Week of June 4:

The Close-Up Gallery
Paul Green
Simon Coronel

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Dale Hindman
Francis Menotti

The Palace of Mystery
Fielding West
Tina Lenert

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Pop Haydn

The Peller Project (Friday Saturday)
Guimares & DelGaudio

Friday Lunch
Simon Coronel

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Bruce Perovich

Sunday Lecture
(6/10) Jon Armstrong


[size:8pt]Schedule is subject to change without notice[/size]

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2012)

Postby El Harvey Oswald » June 8th, 2012, 3:21 pm

Derek & Helder in the Peller is the most significant magic event of this century thus far. The magic elite are coming in from around the world. Castle Board members are waiting two hours in line to see it. The opener is destined to be a classic; the whole act perhaps the greatest close-up performance ever. Everyone -- magicians and non-magicians -- staggers out in awe. The performance and surrounding spectacle radiate a once-in-a-lifetime energy. Get in line now.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 8th, 2012, 4:11 pm

It better be a long damn line to reach to Washington DC!
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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

Postby wildmagic » June 9th, 2012, 1:09 am

Richard, if the line went to DC it would be worth the wait to see Derek and Helder in the Peller. Saw the show last night and it was a killer. Also, Mac King came from Vegas to see the show last night. Run do not walk to the Castle to see this show.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2012, 1:31 am

I can neither walk nor run. And it's a looonnggg flight!
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Postby El Harvey Oswald » June 9th, 2012, 12:29 pm

No sign of RK last night; perhaps he slipped in with the largish David Blaine party on Thursday.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2012, 1:50 pm

Would that I could have been there!
Instead I was seeing Prometheus for the second time.
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Postby Doug Thornton » June 9th, 2012, 4:18 pm

The sequel is a shoe-in now! :D
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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

Postby Randy Naviaux » June 9th, 2012, 4:26 pm

I was able to get in to see Guimares & DelGaudio on Thursday night. (Flew all the way in from Utah so I could catch their performance.) It was worth it.

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Postby El Harvey Oswald » June 9th, 2012, 5:22 pm

Another chance next Wednesday through Sunday . . .

The spectacle of people camped out in the Inner Circle, as if for a Star Wars premier, and even the guests being abuzz needs to be covered in Genii. Hyperbole aside, it might actually be the greatest close-up magic performance ever.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 10th, 2012, 3:35 pm

El-H, you write the article and I'll cover it.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » June 11th, 2012, 2:21 am

The Magic Castles Show Schedule for the Week of June 11:

The Close-Up Gallery
Justin Flom
David Gabbay

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Jonathan Pendragon
Rob Zabrecky

The Palace of Mystery
Matt Marcy
Jack & Jeri Kalvan
Richard Burr & Josette

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Patrick Heitkam

The Peller Project (Friday Saturday)
Guimares & DelGaudio

Friday Lunch
Justin Flom

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Wayne Kawamoto

Sunday Lecture
(6/17) Rob Zabrecky


[size:8pt]Schedule is subject to change without notice[/size]

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Postby El Harvey Oswald » June 11th, 2012, 6:53 pm

I'll see what I can manage. Next issue deadline?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 11th, 2012, 7:09 pm

About 3 weeks!
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Postby El Harvey Oswald » June 11th, 2012, 9:00 pm

Perfect; one more pass again this week. I'll see what we can come up with.

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

Postby Don Hendrix » June 12th, 2012, 1:01 am

El Harvey Oswald wrote:Perfect; one more pass again this week. I'll see what we can come up with.

Just don't try to take my seat on Sunday. If you do, your name will in Genii, but not the way you planned.

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Postby El Harvey Oswald » June 12th, 2012, 12:30 pm

I've been a couple of times already; but I do intend to exploit my new press credential to linger imperiously around the entrance, chatting with fellow elites, and hoping an attractive female guest mistakes me for someone of actual prominence. Not that anyone actually does that. And I'll avoid Sunday.

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Postby Randy Naviaux » June 13th, 2012, 12:34 am

El Harvey Oswald wrote:I've been a couple of times already; but I do intend to exploit my new press credential to linger imperiously around the entrance, chatting with fellow elites, and hoping an attractive female guest mistakes me for someone of actual prominence. Not that anyone actually does that. And I'll avoid Sunday.


That cracked me up. The night I went there were many quests that weren't able to get in to the show for that very reason. I was near the front of the line and thought for sure I'd get in. Turns out almost all the seats were taken by "elite" guests before the people waiting for almost two hours were let in.

I guess that's how Hollywood rolls.

I also agree though - It might have been one of the greatest magic performances, if not the best, that I have ever seen.

I walked out knowing that Magic was a legitimate art form.

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

Postby Randolph G » June 13th, 2012, 11:09 am

I'm suppose to be going to the castle tonight as a guest, maily to see the Helder & Derek show. Do I really need to wait 2 hours to make sure I get in to see the show? Or what would be the best way to guarantee I get to see it?

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Postby mrgoat » June 13th, 2012, 11:26 am

Randolph G wrote:I'm suppose to be going to the castle tonight as a guest, maily to see the Helder & Derek show. Do I really need to wait 2 hours to make sure I get in to see the show? Or what would be the best way to guarantee I get to see it?


Go to a big hardware store where all the day laborers gather looking for work. Get one. Put a tie and jacket on him. Pay him 20 bucks to stand in line for you for 2 hours. Go watch the other shows, or have dinner. Show time comes, send him home and in you go!

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Postby Dustin Stinett » June 18th, 2012, 1:33 am

Here is the Magic Castles Show Schedule for the Week of June 18:

The Close-Up Gallery
Jeff Kaylor
Henok Negash

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Giovanni Livera
Fitzgerald

The Palace of Mystery
Justin Willman
Kenji Minemura
Mike Douglas

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Jeff Martin

The Peller Project (Friday Saturday)
Michael Carbonaro
Joel Ward

Friday Lunch
Henok Negash

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Jeff Martin

Sunday Lecture
(6/24) Kenji Minemura


[size:8pt]Schedule is subject to change without notice[/size]

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2012)

Postby Magic Randy » June 18th, 2012, 10:00 am

El Harvey Oswald wrote:Derek & Helder in the Peller is the most significant magic event of this century thus far. The magic elite are coming in from around the world. Castle Board members are waiting two hours in line to see it. The opener is destined to be a classic; the whole act perhaps the greatest close-up performance ever. Everyone -- magicians and non-magicians -- staggers out in awe. The performance and surrounding spectacle radiate a once-in-a-lifetime energy. Get in line now.


Saw the show last night. Amazing...

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Postby Don Hendrix » June 22nd, 2012, 11:29 am

I was down in the library Monday night before Derek and Helder did a special show for some booking agents. Lots of members were hanging around, hoping to get in. Did anyone see that show? I waited two hours Sunday night and it was worth the wait. David Regal was waiting in line like everybody else. They were doing four shows. I hope that this brings them more commercial success. I suspect that they could fool Penn and Teller, probably more than once.

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Postby Dustin Stinett » June 25th, 2012, 1:12 am

The Magic Castles Show Schedule for the Week of June 25:

The Close-Up Gallery
Andi Gladwin
NoeI QuaIter

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Rob James
Alan Hudson

The Palace of Mystery
Michael Finney
Mystina
Jason Andrews

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Jeffrey Black

The Peller Project (Friday Saturday)
Masahiro Yanagida
Shoot Ogawa

Friday Lunch
Noel Qualter

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Frank Thurston

Sunday Lecture
(7/1) Andi Gladwin


[size:8pt]Schedule is subject to change without notice[/size]

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Postby Dustin Stinett » June 25th, 2012, 12:44 pm

Half Christmas Tonight at the Magic Castle!

Half Christmas will be celebrated tonight, June 25. It will feature Santa, his Elves, carolers, magic, and more. It all to benefits the Los Angeles Mission. $10 suggested donation (or see their site for a list of Needs that can be brought for admission). 7 to 10PM in the Inner Circle. Regular Castle attire OR a Hawaiian shirt, grass skirt, or maybe that ugly holiday sweater your great aunt got you (so now you have an opportunity to actually wear it).


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