Coming up…


October: Mario The Maker Magician

Magic and Monkeys and Robots, Oh My!

When: Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern 

Where: On Zoom (link will be posted on the day of the lecture)

Admission: FREE for members, $15 for guests


“The best kids magician in the world.”

David Blaine

Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a NY-based touring family performer with an all-ages theater show and New York Times-recommended virtual show full of homespun magic, DIY robotics, and punk rock slapstick. It’s magic through the lens of the maker movement!

Mario has appeared on Sesame Street, NBC’s Universal kids, HGTV, and live on tour with David Blaine. His lecture for magicians won him the 2020 lecture of the year award from Penguin Magic. His latest book, RoBot Magic, will be released in October 2021! His newest robotic magic creations for social media have garnered a lot of attention! Meet Automabot, the cardboard robot magician:


November: Felice Ling Virtual Lecture

Street Magic & Busking

When: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 7:00 PM Eastern 

Where: On Zoom (link will be posted on the day of the lecture)

Admission: FREE for members, $15 for guests


Felice Ling is an international street performer who can be found most often at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. She has performed in three international fringe festivals and on the streets of three different continents: in Edinburgh, Edmonton, Adelaide, and throughout the United States.

Felice’s lecture is an introduction to street performing – a practical guide that discusses how magicians can construct a street show that will effectively make people stop, watch, and pay.

In addition to being a street performer, she is also a social scientist; her thesis, an ethnography on the work of Chicago-based street performers, was awarded a prize by the University of Chicago.

(And she also appeared in Toronto as part of a special international “Newest Trick In The Book”)