Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)

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Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (January 2018)

Postby Dustin Stinett » January 2nd, 2018, 12:23 am

Happy Anniversary …

Every January is an anniversary for The Magic Castle, but 2018 is a milestone: 55 years. January 2 is Founders Day, and it kicks off at 3PM with speeches from local dignitaries (including LA Mayor Eric Garcetti) and, of course, members of the Founding Family, the Larsens, including Erika and co-founder Milt. This is a members-only event (members may bring up to three guests).

Workin’ It

Rich Cowley runs the Magicians Workshops, and the next one is on January 9, 8PM in the Peller Theatre. Magician Members only.

Sellin’ It

On January 10 there will be two sales happening simultaneously down in the Inner Circle. The Gift Shop is making room for its new 55th Anniversary stock, so will be having a giant clearance of the old stock. Discounts from 50% and more!

At the same time, the library is clearing out duplicate lecture notes. There are hundreds of sets of notes, many from magicians such as Billy McComb, Dai Vernon, Daryl, Jeff McBride, and more. And many of them are signed as well.

The sales begin at 7:30PM.

Meetin’ em

It’s election season and the candidates for both boards will be gathering for their Meet the Candidates Q&A sessions:

Board of Directors, Associate Members: January 14 at 2:30PM

Cathy Haight *
Ken Lally
Maurice Newman
Carlo Panno
Nicholas Stavros

Board of Directors, Magician Members: January 14 at 3:45PM

Peter Deyell
Mike Elizalde*
John Gaughan*
Randy Sinnott Jr.
Jim Steinmeyer*
Steve Valentine

Board of Trustees: January 21 at 3:00PM

Gay Blackstone*
John Carney
Mike Caveney
Dennis Forel
Paul Green*
Christopher Hart
Erika Larsen
John Lovick*
Shoot Ogawa*
Phil Van Tee

*incumbents

Celebrating Eugene

A celebration of Eugene Burger’s life will be held in the Palace of Mystery with a reception afterward down in the Inner Circle on January 17. The event begins at 4:00PM. RSVPs are required. Please see the announcement on page 14 of the January Academy Newsletter for details.

Get Your Gourmet Going

The next gourmet dinner event will be on January 25 and will feature ZD Wines. See the newsletter (page 11) for pricing and other details.

Down Under (in the Basement)

The annual Aussie Day will take place in the Hat & Hare Pub and Lounge. Australian magic, beer, food, and fun, and it all starts at 8:00PM. All members welcome.

Lecture Notes

January 7 ... Richard Turner
January 14 ... R. Paul Wilson
January 21 ... Jeff McBride and Lawrence Hass
January 28 ... Shawn McMaster

New Year Nosh

The member’s menu for January:

January 3
Chianti braised short ribs, horseradish whipped potato, bacon-cheddar cracker.
Vegetarian: Penne Primavera, kale, mushrooms, vodka tomato cream, goat cheese, and micro arugula.
Vegan: Vegetable curry, eggplant, kale, tomato, bell peppers, zucchini, and basmati rice.

January 8, 9, & 10
Chicken Saltimbocca, dumplings, vodka tomato cream, and green beans.
Vegetarian: Quinoa cakes, butternut squash puree, wild mushrooms, and bok choy.
Vegan: Red lentil, black bean, sweet potato and zucchini stew, micro arugula salad.

January 15, 16, & 17
Shrimp Scampi, angel hair pasta, and AMA Cheese Bread.
Vegetarian: Eggplant Parmesan, angel hair pasta, and AMA Cheese Bread.
Vegan: Crispy potato pancakes, spicy vegetable ragout, and fresh herb salad.

January 22, 23, & 24
Hickory smoked pork loin, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, and bourbon-honey au jus.
Vegetarian: Warm Israeli couscous, wilted spinach, grilled vegetables, and feta cheese vinaigrette.
Vegan: Warm Israeli couscous, wilted spinach, grilled vegetables, and spicy tomato vinaigrette.

January 29, 30, & 31
Grilled sirloin, brie-caramelized onion compote, roasted potatoes, and classic demi-glaze.
Vegetarian: Grilled Portobello mushrooms, brie-caramelized onion compote, roasted potatoes, and Marsala tomato sauce.
Vegan: Grilled Portobello mushrooms, roasted pepper, spinach, roasted garlic polenta cake, Marsala tomato sauce.

Now Playing

The schedule that commences on January 2:

The Close-Up Gallery
Richard Turner
Paul Gertner
David Gabbay (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Sebastian Walton
Nick Paul

The Palace of Mystery
Jody Baran & Kathleen

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)
Rich Cowley

The Peller Theatre (Thursday to Sunday)
Shoot Ogawa
Simon Coronel

Friday Lunch
Richard Turner

Brunch
Christopher Lopez

Sunday Lecture
(1/7) Richard Turner

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

January 8-14
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Bjorn Hanson
Early: R. Paul Wilson
Late: Douglas Cameron
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Bob Gebert
Late: Jeff Black
Palace of Mystery
Larry Wilson
Dimmare
Gwenaëlle Ardault
Peller Theatre
John Shryock
Chris Mitchell
W. C. Fields Bar
Jack Medlevine
Friday Luncheon CUG
R. Paul Wilson
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Jim Skaggs
Lecturer Sunday
R. Paul Wilson

January 15-21
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Benjamin Barnes
Early: Lawrence Hass
Late: Bill Cook
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Ross Johnson
Late: Ricardo Rosenkranz
Palace of Mystery
Jeff McBride
Abigail Spinner-McBride
Peller Theatre
Danny Orleans & Jan Rose
David Kovac
W. C. Fields Bar
Tim Wise
Friday Luncheon CUG
Bill Cook
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Tim Wise
Lecturer Sunday
Jeff McBride & Lawrence Hass

January 22-28
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Steve Silverman
Early: Armando Lucero
Late : Mark Matsumoto
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Shawn McMaster
Late: John Lenahan
Palace of Mystery
Kerry Pollock
Mat Ricardo
Joseph Tran
Peller Theatre
Miguel MIGZ Rangel
Richard Raven
W. C. Fields Bar
Pop Haydn
Friday Luncheon CUG
Armando Lucero
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
David Skale
Lecturer Sunday
Shawn McMaster

January 29 to February 4-
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Mark Furey
Early: Garrett Thomas
Late: John Carney
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Kozmo
Late: Nathan Kranzo
Palace of Mystery
Tina Lenert
Ardan James
Zabrecky
Peller Theatre
Dave Cox
Bill Chott
W. C. Fields Bar
Terry Lunceford
Friday Luncheon CUG
Garret Thomas
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Gene Silverman
Lecturer Saturday
Garrett Thomas
SuperBowl Sunday
NO LECTURE

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 (January 2018)

Postby Dustin Stinett » January 9th, 2018, 12:16 am

Now Playing

The schedule that commenced on January 8 (and note that the "Sneak Peek" has been updated as well):

The Close-Up Gallery
R. Paul Wilson
Douglas Cameron
Bjorn Hanson (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Bob Gebert
Jeff Black

The Palace of Mystery
Larry Wilson
Dimmare
Gwenaëlle

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)
Jack Medlevine

The Peller Theatre (Thursday to Sunday)
John Shryock
Chris Mitchell

Friday Lunch
R. Paul Wilson

Brunch
Jim Skaggs

Sunday Lecture
(1/14) R. Paul Wilson

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…

January 15-21
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Benjamin Barnes
Early: Lawrence Hass
Late: Bill Cook
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Ross Johnson
Late: Ricardo Rosenkranz
Palace of Mystery
Jeff McBride
Abigail Spinner-McBride
Peller Theatre
Danny Orleans & Jan Rose
David Kovac
W. C. Fields Bar
Tim Wise
Friday Luncheon CUG
Bill Cook
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Tim Wise
Lecturer Sunday
Jeff McBride & Lawrence Hass

January 22-28
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Steve Silverman
Early: Armando Lucero
Late : Mark Matsumoto
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Shawn McMaster
Late: John Lenahan
Palace of Mystery
Kerry Pollock
Mat Ricardo
Joseph Tran
Peller Theatre
Miguel MIGZ Rangel
Richard Raven
W. C. Fields Bar
Pop Haydn
Friday Luncheon CUG
Armando Lucero
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
David Skale
Lecturer Sunday
Shawn McMaster

January 29 to February 4-
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Mark Furey
Early: Garrett Thomas
Late: John Carney
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Kozmo
Late: Nathan Kranzo
Palace of Mystery
Tina Lenert
Ardan James
Zabrecky
Peller Theatre
Dave Cox
Bill Chott
W. C. Fields Bar
Terry Lunceford
Friday Luncheon CUG
Garret Thomas
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Gene Silverman
Lecturer Saturday
Garrett Thomas
SuperBowl Sunday
NO LECTURE

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

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 (January 2018)

Postby Dustin Stinett » January 16th, 2018, 5:50 pm

Now Playing

The schedule that commenced on January 15:

The Close-Up Gallery
Lawrence Hass
Bill Cook
Benjamin Barnes (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday)

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Ross Johnson
Ricardo Rosenkranz

The Palace of Mystery
Jeff McBride & Abigail Spinner-McBride

W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)
Tim Wise

The Peller Theatre (Thursday to Sunday)
Danny Orleans & Jan Rose
David Kovac

Friday Lunch
Bill Cook

Brunch
Tim Wise

Sunday Lecture
(1/21) Jeff McBride and Lawrence Hass

Sneak Peek of Some Future Performers…


January 22-28
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Steve Silverman
Early: Armando Lucero
Late : Mark Matsumoto
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Shawn McMaster
Late: John Lenahan
Palace of Mystery
Kerry Pollock
Mat Ricardo
Joseph Tran
Peller Theatre
Miguel MIGZ Rangel
Richard Raven
W. C. Fields Bar
Pop Haydn
Friday Luncheon CUG
Armando Lucero
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
David Skale
Lecturer Sunday
Shawn McMaster

January 29 to February 4-
Close-Up Gallery
Cocktail Hour: Mark Furey
Early: Garrett Thomas
Late: John Carney
Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Kozmo
Late: Nathan Kranzo
Palace of Mystery
Tina Lenert
Ardan James
Zabrecky
Peller Theatre
Dave Cox
Bill Chott
W. C. Fields Bar
Terry Lunceford
Friday Luncheon CUG
Garret Thomas
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Gene Silverman
Lecturer Saturday
Garrett Thomas
SuperBowl Sunday
NO LECTURE

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

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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