Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)

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Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)

Postby Dustin Stinett » February 2nd, 2018, 4:48 am

Newsletter Notes

In celebration of Black History Month, the members-only Academy Newsletter is pleased to have been given the opportunity to reprint Ice McDonald’s sneak peek at his documentary, Quiet Masters – The History and Relevance of the Black Magical Artist. Members should check it out as it includes a link and password to view the trailer.

We also have a nice piece penned by Bill Bowers on our friend Harry Monti. Harry has performed in every showroom at the Castle, and has done so each and every year from 1963 to 2016. He never missed a year in all of those years. That is a record that will be tough to duplicate.

Mark Your Calendar

A quick look at the next few months …

Feb. 4: Super Bowl LII
Feb. 6: Magician's Workshop with Rich Cowley (Magician Members only)
Feb. 14: Valentines Day Party
Feb. 14: Singles Awareness Day (SAD) Party
Feb. 14: 'Til Death Do Us Part Non-Dining Séances with Zabrecky
Feb. 21: Magician's Comedy Workshop with Chipper Lowell (Magician Members only)
Mar. 4: Oscars Viewing and Party
Mar. 13: BINGO! Night
Mar. 17: St. Patrick's Day
Mar. 20: Strolling Magic Showdown
Mar. 25: Annual General Meeting
Mar. 26: Volunteer Faire
Mar. 26 & 27: Young Adults Night
Mar. 31: Junior's Day (no brunch)
Apr. 1: Easter Bunny's Visit to the Castle
Apr. 22: 55th AMA Awards Show
May 5: Cinco de Mayo Celebration
May 5: Kentucky Derby Party & Bourbon Tasting
May 9: Magic Castle Scavenger Hunt

February’s Details, Details …

The [we didn’t pay the dough required to say “Super Bowl” so …] “Big Game” viewing party on February 4 includes the “Tailgate Buffet” (burgers, hotdogs, BBQ, chips, dips, desserts, sodas, Mexican foods, and the build-it-yourself sundae bar. 2:30PM in the Inner Circle, $30. See the newsletter on page 29 for ticket purchasing information.

Monthly Magical Mayhem

Rich Cowley’s Magician’s Workshop for February is on the 6th, starts at 8PM in the Peller Theatre. Bring in your magic to workshop. Rich himself will be debuting a piece he’s never performed outside of rehearsals as well. Magician Members only.

AND …

There will be a second special workshop with Chipper Lowell on February 21. For the details on this one, including the opportunity to work directly with Chipper on your comedy magic routine, see page 15 of the newsletter.

Here Comes Cupid …

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There are three events on Valentine’s Day at The Magic Castle. The “Hump Day” (and double entendre) dinner event includes a prix fixe dinner and wine flights, candy buffet, photo booth, couples silhouettes, and more. Member walk-ins welcome (call ahead for capacity information).

The Singles Awareness (SAD) Party starts at 7PM in the Inner Circle. Mix and mingle with fellow singles. Photo booth, silhouettes, and more. RSVP required, so see the newsletter on page 24 for more information.

And Zabrecky will host a series of ‘Til Death Do Us Part” non-dining Houdini Séances. Four shows: 6, 8, 9:45, and 11PM. $35 per person, parties of two to ten. Contact the Castle’s new Séance Manager, Marisol Alvarez at seance@magiccastle.com for tickets and availability.

Generally Speaking on an Annual Basis

The Annual General Meeting of the Membership of the Academy of Magical Arts will be held on March 25. Member’s votes must be in the law offices tabulating them by March 19. You should be receiving your ballots by mail in the next few days. So VOTE! Remember: The decisions are made by those who show up.

Lecture Notes

This short month is not short on talent:

February 3 (Saturday) ... Garrett Thomas
February 11 ... Dale Salwak
February 18 ... Mark James
February 25 ... Tom Stone & The Swedes (Axel Adler, Håkan Berg, John Houdi, and Peter Gröning)

Members Menu

Remember that the vegetarian and vegan dishes are available all week, just ask your server. The regular special is on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday only, are for Members only, and come at a special price discount (about $20!).

February 5, 6, & 7
Lobster Pot Pie: Sautéed lobster, shrimp, and root vegetables in a lobster cream and puff pastry crust.
Vegetarian: Pebble bean and queso fresco enchiladas, Spanish rice, and chili lime salsa verde.
Vegan: Grilled vegetable brochettes, Spanish rice, chili lime salsa verde.

February 12, 13, & 14
Cider brined pork loin, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, vegetables, and apple cider glaze.
Vegetarian: Butternut squash ravioli, crumbled blue cheese, caramelized apples, and sautéed spinach.
Vegan: Grilled tofu, caramelized apples, butternut squash, sautéed spinach, and sesame ginger vinaigrette.

February 19, 20, & 21
Rasta Pasta: Caribbean seasoned chicken, shrimp, bell peppers, zucchini, onions, and tomatoes served over spaghetti with roasted garlic and jerk béchamel.
Vegetarian: Crispy eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, onions, and tomatoes served over spaghetti with roasted garlic and jerk béchamel.
Vegan: Roasted jerk vegetables on coconut polenta with jerk coconut cream.

February 26, 27, & 28
Ginger chili spiced hanger steak, garlic whipped potatoes, sautéed bok choy and wild mushrooms with soy ginger butter.
Vegetarian: Ginger chili spiced Portobello mushroom, garlic whipped potatoes, sautéed bok choy and butternut squash with soy ginger butter.
Vegan: Ginger chili spiced Portobello mushroom, roasted fingerling potatoes, sautéed bok choy and butternut squash with lemon ginger tahini.

The Big Show

The 50th Annual AMA Awards Show will be held on April 22 at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. The host will be funny man, television personality, magician, and AMA Member Larry Wilmore. David Copperfield will be in attendance to receive his Masters Fellowship and special Magician of the Decade award. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND! Tickets start at only $30 and include the after party at The Magic Castle. For tickets and more info (including a shuttle between the club and the theater), go to http://www.magiccastle.com/awardsshow2018/

Now Playing

The schedule that commenced on January 29:

The Close-Up Gallery
Garrett Thomas
John Carney
Mark Furey (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Kozmo
Nathan Kranzo

The Palace of Mystery
Tina Lenert
Ardan James
Zabrecky

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)
Terry Lunceford

The Peller Theatre (Thursday to Sunday)
The Charlatans - Dave Cox & Bill Chott

Friday Lunch
Garrett Thomas

Brunch
Gene Silberman

Sunday Lecture
(2/3, SATURDAY) Garrett Thomas

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

February 5-11
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Nathan Becker
Early: Peter Samelson
Late: George-Robert
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Mark Gibson
Late: Jimmy H
Palace of Mystery
Lorenzo Clark
Skilldini
Dave Kaplan
Peller Theatre
Alfonso
Jesse Dee
W.C. Fields Bar
Brian Gillis
Friday Luncheon CUG
Peter Samelson
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
David Skale
Lecturer Sunday
Dale Salwak

February 12-18
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Brian Markenson
Early: David Parr
Late: Luis Carreon
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Stan Gerson
Late: Mark James
Palace of Mystery
Mark Haslam
Yuji Yamamoto & Mariko
Dale Salwak
Peller Theatre
Eric Buss
Michael Rayner
W.C. Fields Bar
Matt Vizio
Friday Luncheon CUG
Luis Carreon
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Mark James
Lecturer Sunday
Mark James

February 19-25
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Greg Otto
Early: Chris Korn
Late: Danny Magic
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Peter Gröning
Late: John Houdi
Palace of Mystery
Tom Stone
Axel Adlercreutz
Håkan Berg
Peller Theatre
Brent Arthur James Geris
Tomas Medina
W.C. Fields Bar
El Ropo
Friday Luncheon CUG
Chris Korn
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Gus Flamingo
Lecturer Sunday
Tom Stone & The Swedes

February 26-March 4
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Bill Bentz
Early: Ice McDonald
Late: Michael Rangel
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Bruce Kalver
Late: Joel Ward
Palace of Mystery
Murray Hatfield & Teresa
Lady Mystina
Peller Theatre
Paul Draper
Christian Cagigal
W.C. Fields Bar
Mark Collier
Friday Luncheon CUG
Ice McDonald
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Bruce Kalver
Lecturer Sunday
Murray Hatfield

March 5-11
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Jason Tong
Early: Stuart Lightbody
Late: LUIS
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Bryan Miles
Late: Titou
Palace of Mystery
Nick Lewin
Arthur Trace
Huber Marionettes
Peller Theatre
Robert Baxt
Anthony The Magic
W. C. Fields Bar
George Tovar
Friday Luncheon CUG
Stuart Lightbody
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Anthony The Magic
Lecturer Sunday (joint lecture)
Bryan Miles & Stuart Lightbody

March 12-18
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Harrison Lampert
Early: Kiku Pastur
Late: Eric Jones
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Michael Chaut
Late: Ron Saylor
Palace of Mystery
Bruce Gold
Christopher Hart
David & Dania
Peller Theatre
Pop Haydn
The Bornsteins
W. C. Fields Bar
Kayla Drescher
Friday Luncheon CUG
Eric Jones
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Chuck Jones & Company
Lecturer Sunday
Eric Jones

March 19-25
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: John Kippen
Early: Jamy Ian Swiss
Late: David Gabbay
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: J. Neal
Late: Kerry Ross
Palace of Mystery
Chuck Jones & Company
Peller Theatre
Robert Ramirez
Naathan Phan
W. C. Fields Bar
Chef Anton
Friday Luncheon CUG
Jamy Ian Swiss
Saturday Brunch
Kerry Ross
Lecturer Sunday
No Lecture (AGM)

March 26-april 1
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Siegfried Tieber
Early: Handsome Jack
Late: Johnny Ace Palmer
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Harry Maurer
Late: Taylor Hughes
Palace of Mystery
Charlie Frye & Sherry
Kalin & Jinger
Peller Theatre
Zabrecky
Stuart MacLeod
W. C. Fields Bar
Jack Medlevine
Friday Luncheon CUG
Johnny Ace Palmer
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Taylor Hughes
Lecturer Sunday
Jack Medlevine

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

Schedule is subject to change without notice

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)

Postby Dustin Stinett » February 12th, 2018, 11:39 pm

Now Playing

The schedule that commenced on February 12:

The Close-Up Gallery
David Parr
Luis Carreon
Brian Markenson (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Stan Gerson
Mark James

The Palace of Mystery
Mark Haslam
Yuji Yamamoto & Mariko
Dale Salwak

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)
Matt Vizio

The Peller Theatre (Thursday to Sunday)
Eric Buss
Michael Rayner

Friday Lunch
Luis Carreon

Brunch
Mark James

Sunday Lecture
Mark James

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

February 19-25
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Greg Otto
Early: Chris Korn
Late: Danny Magic
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Peter Gröning
Late: John Houdi
Palace of Mystery
Tom Stone
Axel Adlercreutz
Håkan Berg
Peller Theatre
Brent Arthur James Geris
Tomas Medina
W.C. Fields Bar
El Ropo
Friday Luncheon CUG
Chris Korn
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Gus Flamingo
Lecturer Sunday
Tom Stone & The Swedes

February 26-March 4
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Bill Bentz
Early: Ice McDonald
Late: Michael Rangel
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Bruce Kalver
Late: Joel Ward
Palace of Mystery
Murray Hatfield & Teresa
Lady Mystina
Peller Theatre
Paul Draper
Christian Cagigal
W.C. Fields Bar
Mark Collier
Friday Luncheon CUG
Ice McDonald
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Bruce Kalver
Lecturer Sunday
Murray Hatfield

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

Schedule is subject to change without notice

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)

Postby Dustin Stinett » February 20th, 2018, 2:15 am

Now Playing

The schedule that commenced on February 19:

The Close-Up Gallery
Chris Korn
Danny Magic
Greg Otto (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Peter Gröning
John Houdi

The Palace of Mystery
Tom Stone
Axel Adler
Håkan Berg

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)
El Ropo

The Peller Theatre (Thursday to Sunday)
Brent Arthur James Geris
Tomas Medina

Friday Lunch
Chris Korn

Brunch
Gus Flamingo

Sunday Lecture
Tom Stone & The Swedes

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

February 26-March 4
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Bill Bentz
Early: Ice McDonald
Late: Michael Rangel
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Bruce Kalver
Late: Joel Ward
Palace of Mystery
Murray Hatfield & Teresa
Lady Mystina
Peller Theatre
Paul Draper
Christian Cagigal
W.C. Fields Bar
Mark Collier
Friday Luncheon
Ice McDonald
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Bruce Kalver
Lecturer Sunday
Murray Hatfield


March 5-11
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Jason Tong
Early: Stuart Lightbody
Late: LUIS
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Bryan Miles
Late: Titou
Palace of Mystery
Nick Lewin
Arthur Trace
Huber Marionettes
Peller Theatre
Robert Baxt
Anthony The Magic
W. C. Fields Bar
George Tovar
Friday Luncheon CUG
Stuart Lightbody
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Anthony The Magic
Lecturer Sunday (joint lecture)
Bryan Miles & Stuart Lightbody

March 12-18
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Harrison Lampert
Early: Kiku Pastur
Late: Eric Jones
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Michael Chaut
Late: Ron Saylor
Palace of Mystery
Bruce Gold
Christopher Hart
David & Dania
Peller Theatre
Pop Haydn
The Bornsteins
W. C. Fields Bar
Kayla Drescher
Friday Luncheon CUG
Eric Jones
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Chuck Jones & Company
Lecturer Sunday
Eric Jones

March 19-25
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: John Kippen
Early: Jamy Ian Swiss
Late: David Gabbay
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: J. Neal
Late: Kerry Ross
Palace of Mystery
Chuck Jones & Company
Peller Theatre
Robert Ramirez
Naathan Phan
W. C. Fields Bar
Chef Anton
Friday Luncheon CUG
Jamy Ian Swiss
Saturday Brunch
Kerry Ross
Lecturer Sunday
No Lecture (AGM)

March 26-april 1
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Siegfried Tieber
Early: Handsome Jack
Late: Johnny Ace Palmer
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Harry Maurer
Late: Taylor Hughes
Palace of Mystery
Charlie Frye & Sherry
Kalin & Jinger
Peller Theatre
Zabrecky
Stuart MacLeod
W. C. Fields Bar
Jack Medlevine
Friday Luncheon CUG
Johnny Ace Palmer
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Taylor Hughes
Lecturer Sunday
Jack Medlevine

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

Schedule is subject to change without notice

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2018)

Postby Dustin Stinett » February 27th, 2018, 3:01 am

Now Playing

The schedule that commenced on February 26:

The Close-Up Gallery
Ice McDonald
Michael Rangel
Bill Bentz (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Bruce Kalver
Joel Ward

The Palace of Mystery
Murray Hatfield & Teresa
Danny Cole & Stacey

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)
Mark Collier

The Peller Theatre (Thursday to Sunday)
Paul Draper
Christian Cagigal

Friday Lunch
Ice McDonald

Brunch
Bruce Kalver

Sunday Lecture
Murray Hatfield

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

March 5-11
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Jason Tong
Early: Stuart Lightbody
Late: LUIS
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Bryan Miles
Late: Titou
Palace of Mystery
Nick Lewin
Arthur Trace
Huber Marionettes
Peller Theatre
Robert Baxt
Anthony The Magic
W. C. Fields Bar
George Tovar
Friday Luncheon CUG
Stuart Lightbody
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Anthony The Magic
Lecturer Sunday (joint lecture)
Bryan Miles & Stuart Lightbody

March 12-18
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Harrison Lampert
Early: Kiku Pastur
Late: Eric Jones
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Michael Chaut
Late: Ron Saylor
Palace of Mystery
Bruce Gold
Christopher Hart
David & Dania
Peller Theatre
Pop Haydn
The Bornsteins
W. C. Fields Bar
Kayla Drescher
Friday Luncheon CUG
Eric Jones
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Chuck Jones & Company
Lecturer Sunday
Eric Jones

March 19-25
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: John Kippen
Early: Jamy Ian Swiss
Late: David Gabbay
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: J. Neal
Late: Kerry Ross
Palace of Mystery
Chuck Jones & Company
Peller Theatre
Robert Ramirez
Naathan Phan
W. C. Fields Bar
Chef Anton
Friday Luncheon CUG
Jamy Ian Swiss
Saturday Brunch
Kerry Ross
Lecturer Sunday
No Lecture (AGM)

March 26-april 1
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Siegfried Tieber
Early: Handsome Jack
Late: Johnny Ace Palmer
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Harry Maurer
Late: Taylor Hughes
Palace of Mystery
Charlie Frye & Sherry
Kalin & Jinger
Peller Theatre
Zabrecky
Stuart MacLeod
W. C. Fields Bar
Jack Medlevine
Friday Luncheon CUG
Johnny Ace Palmer
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Taylor Hughes
Lecturer Sunday
Jack Medlevine

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

Schedule is subject to change without notice


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