Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2018)

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Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2018)

Postby Dustin Stinett » May 2nd, 2018, 3:02 am

SOLD OUT!

Many of the May Member’s Perks and events are already sold out. Take that of you who say “it’s not a club anymore” (you know who you are). These sellouts include the Heitz Cellars gourmet dinner and wine tasting, the “Cinco de Derby” party (combining Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby—so margaritas and mint juleps), and the first member’s Scavenger Hunt. (“Sellout” is a bit of a misnomer since events like the Scavenger Hunt are completely free—it’s just the space that’s limited.)

Other upcoming events include:

May 22: EcoCAR3 Test Drives
May 30: Dueling Pianos
June 5: Magician's Workshop with Rich Cowley (Magician Members only)
June 20: Hot Summer Nights Jazz
June 21: Non-Dining Séances with Zabrecky
June 25: Bingo!
July 8: Soapy Smith Night
July 9: “Presto Beano!” Chili Cook-Off
July 17: Strolling Magic Showdown

Mark your calendars!

Another Schedule Note

The Magic Castle and the AMA offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Lecture Notes

The lecture lineup for May (and early June):

May 6 ... Robert Ramirez
May 13 ... No Lecture (Mothers' Day)
May 20 ... TC Tahoe
May 27 ... Norman Beck
June 3 ... Nicolas Pierri

Lectures free of charge to members and are held Sunday afternoon at 3PM in the Parlour of Prestidigitation. First come-first served (check in at the front desk for a numbered ticket). Members only! No guests allowed.

Not for Profit

The William W. Larsen Memorial Library is now a California nonprofit corporation (501 (c) (3)), which means when you donate to the library—whether books, video, or cash), you can receive a tax deduction. And no, you do not need to be an AMA Member to donate to the library. In case you are wondering about whether or not the WWLML already has the books you are donating, you should know that any duplicates are sold by the library with the funds going directly into its coffers for acquiring new books and other publications. Sometimes a donated book is in better condition that the one already in the library, or perhaps is autographed, or an earlier edition. In cases like this, that book goes into the stacks and the other one goes to the sale shelf. Regardless, every donated book, video, piece of ephemera—everything donated—is listed by contributor in the monthly newsletter supplement. We love our donors!

Pardon our Dust

Starting late last month and running through the summer, with all work expected to be completed by July), the Palace of Mystery is getting a much needed sprucing up. They have started with the air conditioning, which will be three-times more powerful very soon—just in time for the sweltering summer months. (The Parlour will get the Palace’s old unit, which is an upgrade for that room.)

The $300,000 project includes new chairs, curtains, lighting, sound, and AV capability. Being considered is the possibility of raking the back few rows for improved sightlines.

The Palace of Mystery will remain open during all this work.

May Munchies

The Member’s Menu for May:

May 1 & 2
Rainbow trout, crab and sausage stuffing, roasted broccolini, with lemon butter.
Vegetarian: Sweet corn ravioli, brown butter succotash, micro arugula, and Manchego cheese.
Vegan: Creamy coconut polenta, jerk vegetables, and pineapple vinaigrette.

May 7, 8, & 9
Jumbo shrimp sautéed with Japanese eggplant, broccoli, spicy Marsala tomato sauce, crumbled goat cheese, and fresh basil.
Vegetarian: Angel hair pasta, grilled Japanese eggplant, broccoli, spicy Marsala tomato sauce, crumbled goat cheese, and fresh basil.
Vegan: Angel hair pasta, grilled Japanese eggplant, broccoli, spicy Marsala tomato sauce, nutritional yeast, and fresh basil.

May 14, 15, & 16
Grilled mahi mahi, sautéed Swiss chard, tropical salsa, togarashi-nori oil.
Vegetarian: Grilled vegetable kabobs, roasted potatoes, chimichurri.
Vegan: Grilled organic tofu, sautéed chard, tropical salsa, togarashi-nori oil.

May 21, 22, & 23
Yucatan shrimp, roasted butternut squash, black beans and rice, and pineapple-cilantro vinaigrette.
Vegetarian: Roasted vegetable and cheese enchiladas, black beans and rice, salsa verde, and spiced pepitas.
Vegan: Roasted butternut squash, grilled corn, black beans and rice, toasted cashews, and pineapple-cilantro vinaigrette.

May 28, 29, & 30
Chili-coffee BBQ rubbed hanger steak, whipped potato, grilled vegetables, and IPA BBQ au jus.
Vegetarian: Portobello mushroom stuffed with brie, sundried tomato, and garden kale, served over roasted potatoes and vegetables with balsamic whole grain vinaigrette.
Vegan: Grilled chili-coffee rubbed Portobello mushroom steak, roasted potatoes and garden vegetables with balsamic wholegrain vinaigrette.

Now Playing

The schedule that commenced on April 30:

The Close-Up Gallery
Denis Behr
John Accardo
Tyler Rabbit (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Pit Hartling
Henok Negash

The Palace of Mystery
Scott Alexander
Puck
Denny Haney

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)
Robert Ramirez

The Peller Theatre (Friday to Sunday)
Dave Cox
The Bornsteins

Friday Lunch
Denis Behr

Brunch
Jeanine Anderson

Sunday Lecture
Robert Ramirez

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

MAY 7-13
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Mark Furey
Early: Gianfranco Preverino
Late: Horret Wu
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Aurelio Paviato
Late: Frank Deville
Palace of Mystery
Joseph Gabriel
Anson Lee
Peller Theatre
Joseph Tran
Scot Nery
W.C. Fields Bar
Danny Magic
Friday Luncheon CUG
Gianfranco Preverino
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Scott Green
Lecturer Sunday
No Lecture

MAY 14- 20
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour:
Kayla Drescher
Early: T.C. Tahoe
Late: Jimmy Ichihana
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Dale Hindman
Late: Derek Hughes
Palace of Mystery
The Evasons
Mondre
John Ferrentino
Peller Theatre
Steve Hamilton
Alfonso
W.C. Fields Bar
Hannibal
Friday Luncheon CUG
T.C. Tahoe
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Steve Hamilton
Lecturer Sunday
T.C. Tahoe

MAY 21–27
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: David Stryker
Early: Norman Beck
Late: Toto
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Martin Lewis
Late: Wes Mathison
Palace of Mystery
John Carney
Malin Nelson
Peller Theatre
Greg Otto
J. Neal
W.C. Fields Bar
Ron Bell
Friday Luncheon CUG
Norman Beck
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
The Amazing Geebo
Lecturer Sunday
Norman Beck

MAY 28-JUNE 3
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Chef Anton
Early: Nicolas Pierri
Late: Lion Fludd
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Christopher Norvil
Late: Greg Wilson
Palace of Mystery
David Kovack
Romany Diva of Magic
Mikael Szanyiel
Peller Theatre
Ron Saylor
Christopher Hart
W.C. Fields Bar
Scott Tokar
Friday Luncheon CUG
Nicolas Pierri
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Greg Wilson
Lecturer Sunday
Nicolas Pierri

JUNE 4–10
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Adam Wylie
Early: David Minkin
Late: Karl Hein
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Michael Ammar
Late: Jeff Kaylor
Palace of Mystery
Piff the Magic Dragon
(M-W / 3 days only)
Matt Marcy (Th-Su)
Joseph Tran (Th-Su)
Dale Salwak (Th-Su)
Peller Theatre
David Williamson
John Carney
W.C. Fields Bar
George Tovar
Friday Luncheon CUG
David Minkin
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch Kids Show
Frank Thurston
Lecturer Sunday
Michael Ammar

JUNE 11-17
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Mike Elkan
Early: Pop Haydn
Late: Brian Gillis
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Lisa Cousins
Late: Harrison Greenbaum
Palace of Mystery
Mystique
(Swedish ensemble featuring
Tom Stone, Martin
Hansson, Leif Olberius &
John-Henry Larsson)
Peller Theatre
Andrew Evans
W.C. Fields Bar
Chris Korn
Friday Luncheon CUG
Pop Haydn
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch Kids Show
Brandon Scott
Lecturer Saturday
Tom Stone, Martin Hansson,
Leif Olberius & John-Henry Larsson

JUNE 18-24
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Migz
Early: Ryan Plunkett
Late: Harrison Lambert
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Aye Jaye
Late: Nathan Coe Marsh
Palace of Mystery
Ice McDonald
Lucy Darling
David Kaplan
Peller Theatre
Rob Gould
Bruce Gold
W.C. Fields Bar
Rich Cowley
Friday Luncheon CUG
Ryan Plunkett
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch Kids Show
Aye Jaye
Lecturer Sunday
Rob Gould

JUNE 25-JULY 1
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Richard Raven
Early: Zabrecky
Late: Geoff Williams
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Georges-Robert
Late: Dana Daniels
Palace of Mystery
Eric Buss
Steve Owens
Stuart MacDonald
Chris Randall
Peller Theatre
Jimmy H.
Taylor Hughes
W.C. Fields Bar
Shawn Eric
Friday Luncheon CUG
Geoff Williams
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch Kids Show
Dana Daniels
Lecturer Sunday
Dana Daniels

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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