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Our Next Meeting
Our next meeting will be May 23, the Fourth Monday as usual. We’ll meet at at Brann’s. Arrive at 7:15 pm starting time, or 6:00 pm for those wanting to eat dinner with friends.
Workshop: Charles Bennett will be presenting the workshop. Magic as a hobby versus magic as a business. He’ll share his knowledge as a tax preparer.
May 2016 Program: Magician in Trouble
It’s a common theme in magic, and one that audience’s always seem to enjoy. They love to see us stumble and prove we, too, are merely mortal. Perform a trick or routine where failure appears imminent — just before you turn it around and once again do the impossible.
Please contact Ron Carnell if you would like to perform or MC.
For more information and a map to Brann’s, please check the Events Page
Complete list of all Monthly Magic Programs for 2016
Friday, May 20, Youth Chapter Meeting, 6:30 PM, Denny’s, 3900 28th Street Southeast, Kentwood, MI 49512
Michael Dardant (the other “Magic Mike”) will be here this Sunday, May 22 — Michael Dardant Lecture — 2 PM start time, Brann’s Steakhouse & Grille, 4157 S. Division Avenue, Grand Rapids. Arrive early ( around 12:30 PM ) if joining other magi for brunch and fellowship!
Multiple award winner, (see https://about.me/michaeldardant for just a few) Michael will talk about entering magic contests (how and why he did); working the streets; performing as a emcee; mentoring others; burlesque shows; customizing your act; comedy and improv; working in movies; advice, tips and more.
He was a highlight at the recent Carnival Of Magic Festival hosted by Knoxville, TN — Ring 58! See article in May edition of The Linking Ring.
Start getting ready for our June Program: This Case is Open & Close
There are thousands of routines we can put into the middle of a show, but only a select few are strong enough to be Openers or Closers. Your Opening trick has to immediately grab their attention and set the tone for everything that follows, while your Closer needs to be powerful and memorable (because it WILL be the thing they remember the best). This month, we focus on the best of the best.