Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2015)

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Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2015)

Postby Dustin Stinett » July 1st, 2015, 11:40 pm

The Rockets’ Red Glare

The Magic Castle and the AMA offices will be closed Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

The Bombs Bursting in Air

It’s not a bomb, it’s a buyout. The Castle will be closed the evening of July 6 for a private shindig. And the club will open at 8PM on Wednesday, July 22 (there is a private party between 5 and 8PM).

Gave Proof Through the Night

100 proof, that is—well, if that’s your thing. The Annual Soapy Smith Night is on July 12 in the Inner Circle starting at 6PM. Costume contests, “gambling” (the member’s $10 gets you some “Soapy Dollars” with which to get you started), a silent auction, and all manner of 19th century within reason fun and frivolity is in order. All members welcome and the event benefits the Dai Vernon Fund.

That Our (Freak) Flag was Still There

They’re not “freaks,” they’re freakin’ good! Here is the July Lecture schedule:

7/5 – Hannibal
7/12 – Rafael Benatar
7/19 – Justin Miller
7/26 – Boris Wild

The Land of the Free

Okay, it’s not free, but there is a significant discount for members! On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week Executive Chef Jason Sperber puts together a special menu not only for us, but also the vegetarians and vegans. Those dishes are available all week long; just ask your butler. As soon as July’s menu is published, I will post it.

The Home of the Brave

It doesn’t take a lot of courage to enjoy the Houdini Séance. But a little bravery doesn’t hurt, especially when Rob Zabrecky acts as the host for the non-dining séances. These will take place on July 16 with four shows: 6, 8, 9:45, and 11PM. Just $35 ($45 includes the new Houdini Coin) per person. The usual age restrictions and dress code apply for these special events. (Hmmm … maybe one of these non-dining séances could be scheduled for a future Young Adult’s Nights, he says, thinking out loud.) For information and reservations, contact the AMA Spirit Director Josh Stern at jstern[at]magiccastle[dot]com or at extension 303.

Speaking of Young Adults …

The always popular Young Adults Nights will be July 27 and 28 (and happens to coincide with our “Future Stars” week when the Castle Juniors take over the showrooms). The rules are simple: Young adults aged 13 and up, who must follow the dress code, are admitted into the clubhouse during normal business hours. These are always popular nights, so get your reservations now!

They’re Aces, Man
or …
Harry Lorayne Would LOVE This!


Magicians love Ace tricks, and David Regal and Steve Valentine will be performing and teaching “as many Ace tricks as they can” at a special Member Perk on July 13. 8PM in the Peller Theatre. Magician Members Only.

If You Already Know This, Move On

But if you didn’t, then maybe you will want to attend the “Divination for Magicians” perk with Scott Grossberg on July 15. I’m sending the start time to you via telepathy … I’ll wager you can get it … that’s right! 8PM! See, you already know one technique. But you’ll learn a lot more at this two-hour event, which will be in the Peller Theatre. Magician Members only.

Pardon Our Dust

Commencing on July 27, the Peller Theatre will be closed for a facelift. The closure is scheduled to stay in effect through August 12. (FYI: Max Maven is scheduled to christen the refurbished room starting on August 13.)

Skip Ahead, Skip Ahead, Skip Ahead

Looking ahead, Dennis Forel will be teaching “Balloon Sculpting 101-A” on August 19 at 8PM in the Inner Circle (all members are welcome).

The fall swap meet will be on Saturday, September 12.

Now Showing

The performers’ schedule commencing June 29:

The Close-Up Gallery
Hannibal
David Yee
Michael Rangel (5-7 p.m. Thursday - Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Lisa Cousins
Brent Arthur James Geris

The Palace of Mystery
Bruce Gold
Mickey O'Connor
Christopher Hart

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday – Sunday)
Jack Medlevine

The Peller Theatre (Thursday – Sunday)
Ron Saylor
Shawn McMaster

Friday Lunch
Hannibal

Saturday/Sunday Brunch
William Perron

Sunday Lecture
(7/5) Hannibal

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

Rafael Benatar (Close-Up: wk/of 7-6)
Lindsay Benner (Palace: wk/of 7-6)
Dimmare (Palace: wk/of 7-6)
Phil Van Tee (Peller: 7-9 thru 12)
Chris Capehart (Parlour: wk/of 7-13)
Rafael Benatar (Parlour: wk/of 7-13)
Boris Wild (Close-Up: wk/of 7-20)
Future Stars of Magic (All Rooms: wk/of 7-27)
Jonathan Pendragon (Close-Up: wk/of 8-3)
Arthur Trace (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
David Regal (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
Dana Daniels NO SHOW (Palace: wk/of 8-3)
Handsome Jack (Parlour: wk/of 8-10)
Farrah Siegel (Palace: wk/of 8-10)
Max Maven (Peller: 8-13 thru 16)
Jamy Ian Swiss (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Danny Archer (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Bebel (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)

And you can always check the current schedule here: http://www.magiccastle.com/schedule/

Schedule is subject to change without notice

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2015)

Postby Dustin Stinett » July 2nd, 2015, 9:51 pm

July Members’ Menu

As promised, here is the special menu for July:

7/6, 7, 8 – Academy Smoked New York Striploin with Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Tabasco® Onion Straws, Seasonal Vegetables and Cabernet Demi Glaze
Vegetarian: Eggplant Parmesan served over Garden Risotto with Garlic Cheese Bread
Vegan: Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Spinach, and Harissa Cashew Vinaigrette

7/13, 14, 15 – Sautéed Rainbow Trout with Roasted Yukon Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Lemon Caper Butter
Vegetarian: Lemon Parmesan Risotto Cake with Local Squash and Mushrooms braised in White Wine and Herbs
Vegan: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tostada with Black Beans, Pico de Gallo, Romaine Lettuce, Shredded Carrots, Corn, and Cilantro Vinaigrette

7/20, 21, 22 – Grilled Local White Seabass, Succotash, and Warm Sherry Wine and Tomato Vinaigrette
Vegetarian: Pasta Shells stuffed with Roasted Vegetables, Ricotta and Roasted Garlic served with Pomodoro Sauce and Garlic Cheese Bread
Vegan: Angel Hair Pasta tossed with Spicy Eggplant, Snap Peas, Bok Choy and Sesame Broth

7/27, 28, 29 – Rosemary and Citrus Honey-Roasted Half Chicken with Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Rosemary Honey Au Jus
Vegetarian: Eggplant Parmesan with Lemon Herb Risotto and Pomodoro Sauce
Vegan: Cabbage Leaves stuffed with Quinoa & Roasted Vegetables, braised and served in Sweet and Sour Tomato Sauce

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2015)

Postby Dustin Stinett » July 7th, 2015, 12:31 am

Now Showing

The performers’ schedule commencing July 6:

The Close-Up Gallery
Rafael Benatar
Mark Haslam
Rich Cowley (5-7 p.m. Thursday - Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Ben Robinson
Johnny Ace Palmer

The Palace of Mystery
Tom Ogden
Lindsay Benner
Dimmare

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday – Sunday)
Brian Gillis

The Peller Theatre (Thursday – Sunday)
Phil Van Tee
Rob Watkins

Friday Lunch
Rafael Benatar

Saturday/Sunday Brunch
Aye Jaye

Sunday Lecture
(7/12) Rafael Benatar

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

Chris Capehart (Parlour: wk/of 7-13)
Rafael Benatar (Parlour: wk/of 7-13)
Boris Wild (Close-Up: wk/of 7-20)
Future Stars of Magic (All Rooms: wk/of 7-27)
Jonathan Pendragon (Close-Up: wk/of 8-3)
Arthur Trace (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
David Regal (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
Dana Daniels NO SHOW (Palace: wk/of 8-3)
Handsome Jack (Parlour: wk/of 8-10)
Farrah Siegel (Palace: wk/of 8-10)
Max Maven (Peller: 8-13 thru 16)
Jamy Ian Swiss (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Danny Archer (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Bebel (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)

And you can always check the current schedule here: http://www.magiccastle.com/schedule/

Schedule is subject to change without notice

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2015)

Postby Dustin Stinett » July 15th, 2015, 1:36 am

Sorry for the delay, but I feel like I have had two Mondays this week, so I’m metaphorically on time.

Now Showing

The performers’ schedule commencing July 13:

The Close-Up Gallery
Tom Frank
Steven Himmel
Bill Bentz (5-7 p.m. Thursday - Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Chris Capehart
Rafael Benatar

The Palace of Mystery
Gregory Wilson
Sandy Chang
Dan Birch

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday – Sunday)
Pop Haydn

The Peller Theatre (Thursday – Sunday)
Jon Armstrong
Bob Gebert

Friday Lunch
Tom Frank

Saturday/Sunday Brunch
Trissia Baughman

Sunday Lecture
(7/19) Tom Frank

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

Boris Wild (Close-Up: wk/of 7-20)
Future Stars of Magic (All Rooms: wk/of 7-27)
Jonathan Pendragon (Close-Up: wk/of 8-3)
Arthur Trace (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
David Regal (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
Dana Daniels NO SHOW (Palace: wk/of 8-3)
Handsome Jack (Parlour: wk/of 8-10)
Farrah Siegel (Palace: wk/of 8-10)
Max Maven (Peller: 8-13 thru 16)
Jamy Ian Swiss (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Danny Archer (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Bebel (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)

And you can always check the current schedule here: http://www.magiccastle.com/schedule/

Schedule is subject to change without notice

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2015)

Postby Diamond Jim Tyler » July 16th, 2015, 10:07 am

Hey gang,

I'll be working the Close-Up Gallery (early shift) from 7-10pm each night July 20-26th.
Magically,
Diamond Jim Tyler

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2015)

Postby Dustin Stinett » July 21st, 2015, 2:05 am

Now Showing

The performers’ schedule commencing July 20:

The Close-Up Gallery
Diamond Jim Tyler
Boris Wild
Mahdi Gilbert (5-7 p.m. Thursday - Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
J. Neal
Robert Dorian

The Palace of Mystery
Greg Otto (Monday)
Matt Marcy (Tuesday - Sunday)
Chris Randall
Joseph Tran

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday – Sunday)
Chef Anton - Trick Pool Show

The Peller Theatre (Thursday – Sunday)
Allan Hayden
Bill Okal

Friday Lunch
Boris Wild

Saturday/Sunday Brunch
Gerald Schiller

Sunday Lecture
(7/26) Boris Wild

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

Future Stars of Magic (All Rooms: wk/of 7-27)
Jonathan Pendragon (Close-Up: wk/of 8-3)
Arthur Trace (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
David Regal (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
Dana Daniels NO SHOW (Palace: wk/of 8-3)
Handsome Jack (Parlour: wk/of 8-10)
Farrah Siegel (Palace: wk/of 8-10)
Max Maven (Peller: 8-13 thru 16)
Jamy Ian Swiss (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Danny Archer (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Bebel (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)

And you can always check the current schedule here: http://www.magiccastle.com/schedule/

Schedule is subject to change without notice

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2015)

Postby Dustin Stinett » July 28th, 2015, 1:01 am

Now Showing

The performers’ schedule commencing July 27:
Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
—John W. Whitehead

It is “Future Stars Week” at the Magic Castle. All of the venues will be taken over by the talented youngsters of the Junior Program while the WC Fields Bar features talented alumnus, Nathan Gibson.

Among the names appearing this week are Zach Davidson, Mark Gibson, Ben Altman, Joseph Tran, Wes Mathison, Jacob Lin, John Accardo, Mario Seki, and Kyle Eschen.

The Brunch shows will feature Castle favorite Jeanine Anderson and lecturing on Sunday is the incredible Mahdi Gilbert!

Disregard the Dust, Discards, and Debris

The Peller Theatre is currently closed for a facelift.

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

Jonathan Pendragon (Close-Up: wk/of 8-3)
Arthur Trace (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
David Regal (Parlour: wk/of 8-3)
Dana Daniels NO SHOW (Palace: wk/of 8-3)
Handsome Jack (Parlour: wk/of 8-10)
Farrah Siegel (Palace: wk/of 8-10)
Max Maven (Peller: 8-13 thru 16)
Jamy Ian Swiss (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Danny Archer (Parlour: wk/of 8-17)
Bebel (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)
John Carney (Close-Up: wk/of 8-24)

And you can always check the current schedule here: http://www.magiccastle.com/schedule/

Schedule is subject to change without notice


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