October is National Magic Month!
Ok, I made that up. But October 25 -31 is National Magic Week, cumulating in National Magic Day on October 31 (the anniversary of Harry Houdini's death). I'll be starting off the first week of the month with performances at three private events spaced only a day in between each. (Will have to stay hydrated to avoid those pesky sleight-of-hand induced finger cramps).
I will be back at Nick's Ristorante during their annual Halloween party. Thursday, Oct 31 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Themed strolling magic. Adult costume contest!
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Live magic is best but there is a ton of great magic on TV now. Here's a list of my favorites and the networks they air on. Check your local listings.
Penn and Teller: Fool Us! - CW
The Carbonaro Effect - TruTV
Masters of Illusion - CW
Steve Trash Science - PBS
Honorable mention: America's Got Talent on NBC has highlighted some great acts. Not to mention that a magician has won the competition the last two years in a row. Here's hoping for a "three-peat"...
Here's what Juanita Healy, Events Coordinator had to say about me:
"Matt recently performed at Burning Tree Country Club and the guests loved him. He is entertaining and every bit the professional!"
What is close-up magic? Simply put, theatrical imposibilities experienced by small audiences just feet away from the performer. Adaptable to almost any venue and setting, the magic might be enjoyed while sitting at a table, as in a restaurant, or by people standing in small groups, like at a cocktail party or wedding reception. Though always suitable for children, my magic is geared towards adults. Themes often involve quirky inventions and demonstrations of (mostly true) scientific principles. A kitchen sponge absorbs solid coins and a Sharpie marker writes in any color called for. Or an audience member becomes a mindreader while participating in a Cold War history lesson. Whatever the mini-miracle witnessed, rest assured it will be delivered with tongue-in-cheeck plausability.
Private party in Mt. Juliet, TN.
Gleason Research Associates employee holiday party, Huntsville