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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)

January Lecture: Kayla Drescher – Tips for Tips

Tips for Tips
and other Secrets of the Restaurant Entertainer

Tickets for guests available on the homepage

Although recently popular international for co-hosting the “Shezam” podcast, and for appearing as part of the international touring show “Champions of Magic”, Kayla is best known for her bar magic experience. Her full bar show, which has been seen in restaurants and venues all over the country, is often featured at the Magic Castle’s WC Field’s Bar. She currently works as one of the principal entertainers at “Magic Bar”, a weekly magic show in Encino, California.

This lecture is not your typical lecture, rather a hands-on workshop.

You will learn:

• the routine that earned Kayla the title of “The Next Great Magician” from David Copperfield and NBC’s Today Show,

• ways to gain the most from your restaurant tips,

• how to set up a bar for your full show,

• tips all restaurant magicians should know,

• making your magic as powerful as possible.

Tickets are free for members of the Hat & Rabbit Club, $20 for guests.