Sunday, November 6:
Ring 211 The Great Kaplan Lecture, 2:00 PM, at Brann’s Sizzling Steaks & Sports Grille (back banquet room), 4157 S. Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49548. Lecture free to Ring 211 members and $15.00 fee for other magi. Contact Dave Bogdan for inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update 9/27 – The lecture has been rescheduled and will start an hour earlier, at 1:00 pm.
Saturday, November 5:
Ring 211’s 25th Annual Earl Ray Wilcox Memorial Hocus Pocus Party, doors open 5:30 PM at Knights of Columbus Hall, 5830 Clyde Park Avenue, Wyoming, MI 49509. Full dinner buffet, strolling close-up magic period, cash bar, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and cabaret show with The Great Kaplan as the headliner. Tickets: $15.00 and on sale beginning Sunday, August 21 from Hippity Hop Magic Shop at 616-742-3898.
Friday & Saturday, November 4 & 5 (NOTE NEW DATE & VENUE):
John Luka’s 15th Annual Motor City Close-Up Convention featuring David Roth, Ed Ellis, David Corsaro, and Dan Tong. As usual, you will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with these performers, ask questions, and share some of your ideas with them. You can also register quickly and easily on line via PayPal. In addition, there will be one NEW event which should prove to be very interesting as well as entertaining. I will provide details at a later date. Stay tuned! $90.00 Full registration until November 2, thereafter $100.00. Event takes place at The Knights of Columbus Hall, 24900 Brest Rd., Taylor, MI 48180. Lodging (where performers are staying): The Days Inn, 9501 Middlebelt Rd., Romulus, MI 48174. Phone: (734) 946-4300. Mention “The Motor City Close-Up Convention” or “John Luka Magic” for special room rate. Must reserve room by October 21, 2011 for special rate. More info at www.johnlukamagic.com.
Sunday, October 30:
The 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular Magic & Illusion Show featuring Alan Kazam, Alan Smola, Pete McLeod from California, Gordon Schott (Gordo The Magician), and Trino Schincariol. Show time 3:00 PM at the State Theater in Kalamazoo. Details as they develop. Contact Alan at email@example.com.
Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 12pm – 4:00pm:
Boo At The Zoo, Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, MI 48912. Price: General Zoo Admission. Little ghouls and boys will enjoy two days of spooktacular fun. Join us for two afternoons of not-too-scary Halloween tricks and treats for the whole family. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy, including: Crafts for kids, Straw maze, Live animal presentations, Hayrides, The (in)famous Boo Tunnel, and Trick-or-treating (of course!). We encourage all kids (big and small!) to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costumes. So get cracking on those costume ideas and we’ll see you at the Zoo!
Friday, October 14, at Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, will be the “Masters of Illusion LIVE!” show- details to follow. http://auxe.wmich.edu/MillerAuditorium/Miller/Show.aspx. Submitted by Roger Bus.