Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2018)

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Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (September 2018)

Postby Dustin Stinett » September 7th, 2018, 3:59 am

Castle Commerce

The annual swap meet takes place on Saturday, September 8. Non-AMA Members who are members of a recognized magic organization (bring your membership card) may enter at 9AM with an $8 entry fee.

We Will Kick off …

Monday Night Football returns to The Magic Castle on September 10 down in the Hat & Hare Pub. As there are two games, and one starts just after 4PM, the club will open at 4:00 so fans may go down to the festivities.

The MNF Kick-Off Party (and all subsequent MNF games) includes all-you-can-eat hot dogs, Castle chili, chips, and soft drinks for only $5 (one game) or $10 (for both games). Members and their guests are welcome. Age 21-plus as per usual. Pay the Hat & Hare bartender. Please arrive in the normal dress code; however, jerseys over shirt and tie are welcome in the Hat & Hare area during the games.

After this Monday, the remainder of the games are single games that start at 5:15PM PST, so the club will open at 5PM as usual.


Attention Ersatz Houdinis

They have become SO popular, that they sell out before they are even widely advertised. We are talking about Bill Ragsdale’s “Lock Picking for the Curious” Perks. We’d talk about the next two, on September 25 and 26—the fifth and sixth he has done—but they are sold out. Interested Members should keep an eye on the calendar on their Member Page on the AMA website for the next scheduled events.

Looking Toward Halloween Week

The Events Staff is gearing up for Halloween week 2018 (October 24 through 31). This year’s theme: “Murder Mansion.” Cadabra the Great has been murdered, and there are six suspects. Your job: solve the mystery. Members should check page 37 of the September newsletter for what details are available. Now is the time to make your reservations.

Member’s Menu

September 3, 4, & 5
Sweet corn ravioli, sautéed shrimp, blue crab, chipotle-white cheddar cream.
Vegetarian: Sweet corn ravioli, succotash, chipotle-white cheddar cream.
Vegan: Grilled polenta, white wine braised zucchini and cashews, succotash, and watercress.

September 10, 11, & 12
Red wine marinated sirloin topped with oven dried tomato, crispy leeks, and shaved Montego cheese, served with roasted garlic whipped potato, and vegetables.
Vegetarian: Manicotti primavera. Manicotti filled with three cheese blend, roasted garlic, and fresh herbs, topped with tomato and vegetable ragout.
Vegan: Manicotti primavera. Manicotti filled with three cheese blend, roasted garlic, and fresh herbs, topped with tomato and vegetable ragout.

September 17, 18, & 19
Grilled swordfish, sautéed spinach, crispy potatoes, and puttanesca sauce.
Vegetarian: Crispy garden eggplant, sautéed spinach, parmesan cracker, and puttanesca sauce (anchovy free).
Vegan: Angel hair pasta, grilled garden eggplant, sautéed spinach, and puttanesca sauce (anchovy free).

September 24, 25, & 26
Achiote marinated hanger steak, whipped potatoes, pickled red onions, and grilled pineapple relish.
Vegetarian: Artichoke and ricotta ravioli with roasted butternut squash, asparagus tips, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and lemon sage butter.
Vegan: Grilled portobello and vegetable brochettes, saffron basmati rice, and salsa verde.

Lecture Notes

September 2 ... Glenn Farrington
September 9 ... David Ginn
September 15 (Saturday) ... Thom Peterson
September 23 ... Curtis Kam
September 30 ... Juan Luis Rubiales

Now Playing

The schedule that commenced on September 4:

The Close-Up Gallery
Tom Craven
John George
Emanuel Brown (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Gary Morton
BJ Hickman

The Palace of Mystery
Robert Ramirez
Michael Rayner
Naathan Phan

Library Bar (Thursday to Sunday)

The Peller Theatre (Friday to Sunday)
Anthony The Magic
Funny Eddie

Friday Lunch
John George

Steve Taylor

Sunday Lecture
David Ginn

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail: Greg Otto
Early: Joan DuKore
Late: Robb Weinstock
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Jamy Ian Swiss
Late: Thom Peterson
Palace of Mystery
Dana Daniels
Richard Allen
Peller Theatre
“The New Bad Boys”
Eric Siegel
Dan Donohue
Library Bar
Bob Bolivar
Friday Luncheon CUG
Joan DuKore
Saturday & Sunday
Kids Show
Chuck Jones
Lecturer Sunday
Thom Peterson

Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail: Curtis Kam
Early: Michael O’Brien
Late: John George
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Rick Gerber
Late: Joe M. Turner
Palace of Mystery
Chuck Jones & Company
Peller Theatre
Chris Korn
Tom Frank
Library Bar
Jeff Black
Friday Luncheon CUG
John George
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Kids Show
Tim Mannix
Lecturer Sunday
Curtis Kam

Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail: Frankie Foti
Early: Joycee Beck
Late: Juan Luis Rubiales
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: David Gabbay
Late: ALAN
Palace of Mystery
Gregory Wilson
Mark Miller
Stoil & Ekaterina
Peller Theatre
Christopher Hart
Rob Gould
Library Bar
Mad Tad
Friday Luncheon CUG
Juan Luis Rubiales
Sunday Brunch Kids Show
The Swami From El Monte
& Princess Spendalot
Lecturer Sunday
Juan Luis Rubiales

And you can always check the current schedule here:

Schedule is subject to change without notice

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