Archive | June, 2010

Celebrating the Art of the Impossible!

30 Jun

For those lucky enough to be in Toronto between June 16-20, you could definitely feel the magic in the air!

Four master magicians from around the world descended upon the city to take part in Luminato – the Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity. For the first time, the festival included magic in its programming and the results were nothing short of spectacular.

Max Maven, the world’s most prolific mind-reader and mystery entertainer, took to the stage with Thinking in Person – his thought provoking foray into the fascinating world of the mysterious and the unknown.

Mac King came all the way up from Las Vegas to say “Howdy” to Canadian audiences and he brought his entire show with him. Through his performances at the Panasonic Theatre, we were treated to mystifying magic, side-splitting comedy, some animal friends and quite a few surprises along the way.

Maestro, Juan Tamariz, joined all the way from Spain. Making his first appearance in Toronto, he performed three outstanding shows (two in English and one in Spanish) and delighted audiences of all ages. The evenings were jam packed with excitement and wonder. They included a cast of magical friends including a lovely assistant, a powerful spirit medium, and an adorable furry friend.

All the while, Bob Sheets of Washington D.C., was roaming the streets of Toronto creating magical happenings. Those who happened to be in the right place at the right time got to see Bob perform great classic magic tricks and con games in his own zany way.

Out in the community, some new magicians from My Magic Hands got to show off their talents. Children from Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Toronto, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and The Learning Enrichment Foundation worked hard over weeks and months learning, practicing and polishing their magic and invited family and friends to see their Really Big Shows, which also featured a special guest appearance by Bob Sheets.

Check out festival highlights at

Serious Thinking

18 Jun

Tonight, come and see a show that involves hundreds of minds … including yours!

Max Maven’s Thinking in Person –  is a first class experience of mystery.

Max has been called “the most original mind in magic” and this one-man show promises to be a unique experience. Every performance is different because the outcomes are determined by the thoughts and decisions of members of the audience – like you!

Max is performing tonight – Friday, June 18, 2010 – at the Panasonic Theatre as part of Luminato’s Masters of Magic Series.

Tickets available at

¿Es usted que siente mágico?

17 Jun

Are you feeling magical?

Tonight  – Thursday, June 17, 2010 – master magician, Juan Tamariz will take the stage to perform magic in his native tongue – Spanish!

Juan his visiting from Spain as part of the Luminato Masters of Magic Series to share his unique performance with us. This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to see him perform live in North America.

Join us at the Panasonic Theatre, Thursday night at 8:00 PM for a one-of-a-kind magic show you won’t want to miss!

Mago Juan Tamariz

15 Jun

No se pierda una velada increiblemente mágica.

Juan Tamariz

Únete a nosotros y a cientos de hispano-parlantes aficionados a todo lo mágico, en una velada inolvidable, con el mago de magos Juan Tamariz, directamente desde Madrid.

Juan, tan célebre en la televisión como en el escenario, presentará su espectáculo una sola noche en español, en el marco de la serie Masters of Magic en Luminato, el festival de Toronto de las Artes y la Creatividad. El evento tendrá lugar el 17 de Junio de 2010 a las 8 p.m. Panasonic Theatre

Las entradas están disponibles en – 416-872-1111 a $35 y $45.

Para quienes hablan español, es una ocasión única – su única presentación en Norteamérica – de ver y escuchar a este gran maestro en su propio idioma. Para los que estén aprendiendo español es una perfecta oportunidad de absorber la cultura hispánica. La actuación de Juan Tamariz está patrocinada por el Consulado General de España.

Campfire Magic!

12 Jun

What a great afternoon we had watching Mac King perform some magic while he told us about his brand new book, CAMPFIRE MAGIC at Indigo Eaton Centre on June 12.

It’s a great book jam-packed with over 50 excellent tricks that you can learn, perfect and really wow your friends. From the campfire to the corporate desk, this practical book of magic provides the reader with excellent tricks, performance tips and even full routines!

If you missed your chance to meet Mac you will have a second opportunity next weekend as he performs at The Panasonic Theatre June 19 and 20 at 1PM as part of Luminato, Toronto Festival of the Arts & Creativity. Tickets available through TicketMaster.

Meet Mac King!

8 Jun

June 12 @ 1PM at Indigo 
(Toronto Eaton Centre) 
Mac King will be signing his new book, Campfire MagicDetails here.

Just in time for camp! 

Mac King’s Campfire Magic has 50 amazing, easy-to-learn tricks and mind-blowing stunts using cards, string, pencils and others stuff from your knapsack or kitchen drawer!

In this book, join Mac and his sidekick, Lewis the Monkey, as they take you through a hilarious journey learning how to bake a cake in a cap; tie a knot with one hand; read a friend’s mind; grow a plan – INSTANTLY!; transform a dead twig into a leafy one … and, much more!

As a bonus, two full-length magic acts (complete with patter) are included! Meet Mac, get an autographed copy of his new book, and get his personal advice on how to perform great CAMPFIRE MAGIC!

June 12 @ 1PM at Indigo (Toronto Eaton’s Centre)
Download (.pdf) flyer.

See The Mac King Comedy Magic Show

Mac KingMac King is also a featured performer for the Masters of Magic series and you can have a chance to see his Las Vegas act  … in Toronto as part of the Luminato festival.

This is no regular “Vegas act” … Mac King is one of magic’s most successful performers. His Las Vegas show, which features a hilarious combination of comedy and magic, has entertained sold-out family audiences for six years running!

If you are looking for a great family magic show, you must see Mac King on June 19 or 20 at 1PM at the Panasonic Theatre.

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