March Meeting: Mario the Maker Magician

When: Wednesday, March 25, 20207:00 PM

Where: Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd, 2nd Floor, Room 200 – map)

Admission: FREE for members / $20 for guests

A high energy kids performer from New York, Mario’s work show contains wildly original material blending magic with 3D printed props and robotics. If you are old enough to remember the legendary Del Ray and his mechanical marvels, imagine him on large quantities of caffein doing kids’ shows!

Carisa Hendrix – February Lecture

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Where: Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd @ Yonge & Eglinton)

Admission: FREE for members / $20 for guests

Magician and Variety Artist Carisa Hendrix is a 8-time Award-Winning Entertainer featured in the

Guinness Book of World Records (2014), Ripley’s Believe it or Not (2015) and the star of the Super Channel documentary Carisa Hendrix: Girl on Fire, which tells the true story behind her 2016 Las Vegas magic show. Recipient of the prestigious Allan Slaight award and recently nominated for Stage Magician of the Year at the Magic Castle, Hendrix is best known for her beloved comedy magic character Lucy Darling. With Lucy and a host of her other characters, Hendrix has been delighting audiences internationally for the past 16 years with her signature blend of classy, sassy comedy entertainment.

Hendrix is also the co-host of the Shezam Podcast, a weekly feminist podcast about the world of magic and variety entertainment.

Announcing the October Lecture (not quite in October)

To accommodate travel schedules, our October Lecture will be in the Last Week of September! (Because we ALL need more Spanish magic in our lives.)

Alfredo Marchese from Spain

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Where: Fairview Public Library (35 Fairview Mall Drive – map)

Admission: FREE for Members ($20 for guests – tickets at the door)

Travelling all the way from Spain, Alfredo Marchese, or as he is often known on stage, Magic Alan, will present “A Different Lecture” based on 35 years experience as a professional performer. Those familiar with the famous “Spanish School of Magic” know that they have a well-earned reputation for taking card tricks and turning them into deeply deceptive, emotionally powerful card miracles. Even better is the way in which they generously offer to explain all the thinking and obsessing over details that went into it.

If there’s one thing we all need, it’ more Spanish magic in our lives!

Alfredo Marchese’s magic is intelligent, original and entertaining. But not every excellent performer is a good lecturer, too. Alfredo, however, has that rare talent of being able to marry his skills as an international professional performer with the analytical yet always practical thinking that is the hallmark of the Spanish School of Thought.

His lecture is broad and deep at the same time, teaching superlative effects, and at the same time talking about the essence of magic, which can be applied to any type of magic.

-Roberto Giobbi, author of Card College

Announcing the September Lecture

September Lecture – Jörg Alexander from Germany

When: Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 PM

Where: Northern District Public Library (Yonge & Eglinton – map)

Admission: FREE for Members ($20 for guests – tickets at the door)

Jörg Alexander is one of Germany’s busiest magicians, and a member of the world famous Flicking Fingers. As a full-time professional since 1994, he has performed and lectured in Germany, England, Spain, Argentina, USA, France, Finland, Austria and Switzerland.

As a FISM competitor he won awards for his performances in the categories of close-up card magic, and mentalism.

He is the creator of Sympathetic Ten and Fantastic Aces, both commercially available, best-selling items from his working repertoire.

His lecture covers both parlor and close-up magic, and also delves into performance theory, discussing the topics of direction of attention, intrinsic actions, and routine construction and development.

He is crossing the country with stops in Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal and Ottawa. Don’t miss his lecture in Toronto!