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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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The Art of Magic in South Haven

We received an invitation from James Hagy (of the Perennial Mystics) about an exhibition open this summer at the South Haven Centre for the Arts in Michigan.

From James:

The Art of Magic will highlight the world of performance magic and magicians in America and beyond through over 120 artifacts dating from the 16th to 20th centuries, including early lithography, posters, prints, and ephemera on loan to the Centre, many of which have never before been exhibited in public.

… I hope that you will be able to visit the Centre for “The Art of Magic“.

The Exhibit will be open from July 15 to September 16, 2017. Admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested in order to support the work of the Centre, which is a not-for-profit organization.

James will be hosting gallery talks for visitors on Saturday July 15 (opening day) and again on Tuesday, August 1, Sunday August 6 and Saturday, September 16.

Magic at the Museum in Montreal

Looking for a place to visit over the summer? Last month, the McCord Museum in Montreal opened a new exhibit: Illusions – The Art of Magic.

The exhibit features over seventy images on display from one of the world’s largest magic poster collection. The collection was donated to the museum by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso. Here’s a little peek inside:

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Along with the exhibit, they also produced a gorgeous oversize hardcover full-colour catalog reproducing 230 posters from the collection which is available for sale from the Museum Boutique.