Author Archives: Phil Pivnick

Announcing the October Lecture (not quite in October)

To accommodate travel schedules, our October Lecture will be in the Last Week of September! (Because we ALL need more Spanish magic in our lives.)

Alfredo Marchese from Spain

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Where: Fairview Public Library (35 Fairview Mall Drive – map)

Admission: FREE for Members ($20 for guests – tickets at the door)

Travelling all the way from Spain, Alfredo Marchese, or as he is often known on stage, Magic Alan, will present “A Different Lecture” based on 35 years experience as a professional performer. Those familiar with the famous “Spanish School of Magic” know that they have a well-earned reputation for taking card tricks and turning them into deeply deceptive, emotionally powerful card miracles. Even better is the way in which they generously offer to explain all the thinking and obsessing over details that went into it.

If there’s one thing we all need, it’ more Spanish magic in our lives!

Alfredo Marchese’s magic is intelligent, original and entertaining. But not every excellent performer is a good lecturer, too. Alfredo, however, has that rare talent of being able to marry his skills as an international professional performer with the analytical yet always practical thinking that is the hallmark of the Spanish School of Thought.

His lecture is broad and deep at the same time, teaching superlative effects, and at the same time talking about the essence of magic, which can be applied to any type of magic.

-Roberto Giobbi, author of Card College

Tricks In The Six – August 31

The appropriately named Toronto Magic Company is putting on a show and you’re invited. Unsurprisingly it is a magic show, taking place in Toronto. So if you prefer straightforward advertising to ironic and irritating blog posts, you should go!

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM
The Painbox Bistro (Dundas & River)
Advance tickets are $25, available online.

Announcing the September Lecture

September Lecture – Jörg Alexander from Germany

When: Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 PM

Where: Northern District Public Library (Yonge & Eglinton – map)

Admission: FREE for Members ($20 for guests – tickets at the door)

Jörg Alexander is one of Germany’s busiest magicians, and a member of the world famous Flicking Fingers. As a full-time professional since 1994, he has performed and lectured in Germany, England, Spain, Argentina, USA, France, Finland, Austria and Switzerland.

As a FISM competitor he won awards for his performances in the categories of close-up card magic, and mentalism.

He is the creator of Sympathetic Ten and Fantastic Aces, both commercially available, best-selling items from his working repertoire.

His lecture covers both parlor and close-up magic, and also delves into performance theory, discussing the topics of direction of attention, intrinsic actions, and routine construction and development.

He is crossing the country with stops in Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal and Ottawa. Don’t miss his lecture in Toronto!

Tricks In The Six – July 24

From the Toronto Magic Company:

Tricks in the Six; featuring The Sentimentalists, James Alan, and host Ben Train
Toronto’s Premier Variety is back with a BRAND NEW show!

Tricks in the Six is Toronto’s premier magic variety show, featuring incredible magicians from around the world, mind-blowing illusions, and non-stop laughs in the intimate and beautiful Paintbox Theater. Every show is different, so this is your ONLY chance to see this lineup of amazing talent. 

This month’s headliners, fresh back from The Magic Castle in LA, are The Sentimentalists; two real life clairvoyants. Is it a trick or do they have real powers? The only way to find out is to experience it yourself!

Opening is the star of the sold out show Magic and Martinis, James Alan. With his sophisticated and classical style of magic James will transport you back to the 1950s and then back to the 21st century with his modern twists. You’ll see it but you still won’t believe it.

And of course Ben Train, founder of The Toronto Magic Company, will be hosting the show. Using psychology, influence, and good old-fashioned sleight of hand Ben will read your mind, predict the future, and make you question your every thought. Are you brave enough to let him try?

This is a once in a lifetime combination of incredible entertainers. Seats will sell out fast so act quickly so you don’t miss out (and to take advantage of our awesome early bird special)!

Be sure to grab your tickets before they disappear!

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