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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.



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.

May Lecture: Paul Vigil

Paul Vigil Lecture

When: Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30)
Where: Northern District Library (40 Orchardview Blvd – Yonge & Eglinton)
Admission: Free for Members ($20 for guests – tickets at the door)

Paul Vigil is one of the magic’s most accomplished performers. Since becoming a magician at the age of 5, Paul has gone on to become an award winning lecturer, a regular performer at The Magic Castle in LA, and the star of his own show in Las Vegas. Paul has performed all over the world and has also made numerous appearances on television, including most recently Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us!”

Paul Vigil is the author of numerous manuscripts, including his latest book “The Doors of Deception.” His first book “Classic Fantastic” has long sold out, and his new tome contains not just well-thought-out routines from his repertoire but shows how he constructs an act.

Paul Vigil’s full evening show “Magic, Mind Reading, and Mystery” is one of the most sought after, and highly reviewed shows in all of Las Vegas. He performed it in Toronto in December hosted by the Toronto Magic Company to a sell-out crowd and we’re happy to bring to the club to share is magic.