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Announcing our June Meeting: Kiko Pastur Lecture

June Meeting: Kiko Pastur Lecture Lecture

When: Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Where: St. George on Yonge Anglican Church (5350 Yonge Street – MAP)

Admission: FREE for members / $20 for guests.

When wit, talent, creativity, sensitivity and experience is mixed, we can not expect any other result than that offered by this little genius Kiko. We’re in luck!
-Dani DaOrtiz

For our June meeting we are thrilled to present a special lecture from visiting Spanish magician Kiko Pastur. This lecture has a great deal to offer regardless of your area of interest in magic or your skill level. In addition to sophisticated material relying on sleight of hand, Kiko  employs subtle psychological strategies and misdirection. On top of that he weaves his magic with profound stories, imagery and metaphors. Or as one magician put it:

Kiko is for me the essence of poetic sensitivity in magic. And the originality in their tricks, acts and magical-poetic-musical shows.
-Juan Tamariz

Kiko has appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and multiple times at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. We’re pleased to welcome him to Canada to present for our members.

Tickets are free for members. Guests are welcome; tickets available below. Special thanks to Derrick Chung and the Montreal Magic Jam crew for making this event possible.



March Meeting: The Auction

March: The Auction

When: Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Where: St. George on Yonge Anglican Church (5350 Yonge Street – MAP)

Admission: FREE (only members are eligible to put lots up for auction)

Dig through your closets, rummage in your drawers and scour your book shelves and find those wonderful bits of magic that you don’t use anymore and convert it to cash. We will have an evening of incredible nostalgia as you see magic products you haven’t seen in years and there are always some unbelievable deals.

This meeting is free for anyone to attend, so come join us

The Super Fun Fine Print

  1. Only members can put lots in for auction
  2. You need to fill out a copy of this form listing the items you have brought for sale.
    (Copies will be available at the auction if you want to do it there.)
  3. You are limited to ten lots (although one lot can have many items in it.)
  4. Bootlegged and photocopied material will not be accepted for auction.
  5.  The club will keep a 10% commission on all items sold
  6. Lots will be auctioned in the order they are received.
  7. Sellers are responsible for removing any unsold items at the end of the night.

Friendly Advice to Sellers

  1. Keep similar items together in the same lot. (Mentalism together, children’s magic together, etc.)
  2. Clearly label and provide instructions for tricks wherever possible. (If we can’t tell what it is, it won’t do well.)
  3. Remember that NOBODY owns a VCR anymore.
  4. Invite all your friends so there will be more people bidding on your stuff!

Strange and Unusual

One of our favourite Ontario magicians is bringing his show Strange and Unusual to Toronto this month.

Nicholas Wallace
Strange and Unusual
The Factory Theatre, Toronto
January 9-20, 2019

Borrowing from the world of Hitchcock and the Twilight Zone, Strange & Unusual is a unique mixture of storytelling and illusions. It is an interactive exploration of how and why humans are hardwired to believe in “weird things”, a celebration of the importance of mystery. You are cordially invited to explore the world of conspiracy theories, superstition, psychics, and all things strange and unusual.

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Jay Sankey Lecture – Bringing your Magic to Life

In February, the Hat & Rabbit Club is thrilled to present a lecture from Toronto’s own Jay Sankey; the performer, lecturer, author, YouTube sensation, creator, TV star, legend and sex symbol. He has generated more new and original magic that just about anyone in history (and if we’re wrong, may the ghost of Stewart James appear at the lecture and challenge him to a duel!)

The subject of this lelcture is BRINGING YOUR MAGIC TO LIFE: How to make your magic more memorable, engaging and original – by adding more of YOU to your tricks.

We have limited space at our new venue, so even though the lecture is free to members of the club, we encourage members to reserve one of the tickets below so that we can ensure we have enough seating for everyone!

Monday, February 4, 2019 — 7:00 PM
St. George on Yonge
(5350 Yonge Street, South of Finch – map)