February Update -- Michigan Magic Events

By John Luka
Contact: johnlukamagic@gmail.com

Abbott's 41st Close-Up Convention
David Malek & Jared Kopf
March 27-28, 2020

Michigan Magic Day
Colon, MI
April 25, 2020

-------------------------Monthly Events------------------
  • February 16th - (Sunday) - The Martin Cox (UK) Lecture - Ring 68 - 4:00 PM. Doors will open at 3:30 PM.  The Maumee Valley UU Congregation, 20189 North Dixie Hwy (Route 25) between
    Perrysburg and Bowling Green.  Ring Members: $10 - Your IBM and Ring #68 dues must be up-to-date. Please bring IBM membership card for verification. Non-Members: $20 - Special student rate: $10 for young magicians, elementary through high school. "Ring Reciprocity" will be honored. If you're currently a member in good standing of another IBM Ring, we'll be pleased to offer you the $10 Ring #68 Members' admission fee as well. Please bring your IBM membership card for verification. For more information contact Steve Israel at: yoursecretweapon@bex.net
  • February 23rd - (Sunday) - "Make Magic; Share Joy" - 2:30 and 6:30pm Cornerstone Church, 1675 84th St. SE Caledonia, MI, Tickets: General admission $15; VIP with early entry and artist Q&A $30 - Available online at https://www.itickets.com/events/439331 or https://www.itickets.com/events/439315 or by phone at 800-965-9324.
  • February 24th - (Monday) - Magic With Sponges Lecture with Gary Laundre - 7:15 PM - Takes place at: Brann's Steakhouse, 4157 S. Division, Wyoming, MI 49548 - Monthly Meeting - For more information contact Dave Barritt at: bardinu2@gmail.com
  • February 29th - (Saturday) - The ABC Magic Shop Flea Market & Dan Harlan Lecture - This takes place at: 21525 24 Mile Rd., Macomb, MI 48042 - Flea Market starts at Noon. The lecture begins at 7:00 PM - For more information call: 586-790-3700.
  • March 1st - (Sunday) - The Dan Harlan Workshop - 11:00 AM at the ABC Magic Shop. Get tickets in advance. Call: 586-790-3700.
  • March 9th - (Monday) - The Glenn Morphew Lecture - 7:30 PM - Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 749 W. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, MI 48017 - For more details contact President, John Smith, at: johsmi7646@gmail.com  OR cell: 586-321-2351.
  • March 14th - (Saturday) - Kent Axell/Robert Watkins Lecture - 2:00 PM - Takes place at: Brann's Steakhouse, 4157 S. Division, Wyoming, MI 49548 - For more information contact Dave Barritt at: bardinu2@gmail.com
  • March 27-28th - (Friday-Saturday) - Abbott's 41st Close-Up Convention - Featuring David Malek & Jared Kopf - Registration is reasonable at $85. All events take place at: 124 St. Joseph St., Colon, MI 49040 - For more information  contact  Greg Bordner -  greg@abbottmagic.com  or  269-432-3235
  • April 5th - (Sunday) - The Alain Iannone (France) Lecture - Ring 68 - Toledo - For tmore information contact Steve Israel at: bucksfan@bex.net
  • April 8th - (Wednesday) - The Alain Iannone (France) Lecture - 7:00 PM - Takes place at: Brann's Steakhouse, 4157 S. Division, Wyoming, MI 49548 - For more information contact Dave Barritt at: bardinu2@gmail.com
  • April 19th - (Sunday) - The Mark Leveridge Lecture - 2:00 PM - Takes place at: Brann's Steakhouse, 4157 S. Division, Wyoming, MI 49548 - For more information contact Dave Barritt at: bardinu2@gmail.com
  • April 25th - (Saturday) - Michigan Magic Day - Colon, MI - For more information CLICK HERE.
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  • Jeff Wawrzaszek is appearing at Buffalo Wild Wings on Lee Road in Brighton, MI every other Wednesday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm with FREE magic tricks for the kids.
  • Jeff Wawrzaszek is appearing at the Ann Arbor Buffalo Wild Wings at 3150 Boardwalk Drive on opposite Wednesdays (from Brighton) from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm.
  • Gordon Russ, Steve Zieman, and Gordon Schott fill in on the opposite Wednesdays at the Brighton and Ann Arbor Buffalo Wild Wings.
  • Tyler Gronauer is appearing at The Laundry at 125 W. Shiawassee Ave., Fenton, MI 48430 every Sunday from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm
  • Ron Carnell is appearing at the River Lake Inn located in Colon, MI - Here's Ron's SCHEDULE  
  • Josh Silverstein is appearing every Thursday at the Ram's Horn of Southfield located at 26200 Twelve Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034
  • John Dudley is appearing every other Wednesday night  from 5-8 PM at Buffalo Wild Wings, Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Hugh Irwin, the Kilted Magician, appears every other Friday at the South Lyon Hotel in South Lyon, MI and every other Friday at the Comeback Inn in North Milford, MI.
-------------------------Ongoing Events------------------

  • I.B.M. Ring 22 meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Court, Clawson, Mich. 48017 -  Phone: (248) 589-0334 - From the intersection of 14 Mile and Main, go north on Main to the first stoplight, turn right and take Fisher to the end.
  • Ann Arbor Magic Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Senate Coney Island - 34359 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150 - Arrive at 6 p.m. to eat, meeting starts at 7 p..m
  • Colon's Ring 386 Meeting takes place the third Thursday of the month at Five Star Pizza in Colon, MI. Business meeting at 6:00 PM with magic beginning at 6:30 PM.
  • Children's Magic Classes are held every Saturday morning from 10 until 11 AM. Class topics will available on Wunderground Web's Calendar at www.wundergroundmagicshop.com. Call Paul for details at 248-280-5925.
  • Adult Magic Workshops are held the first, third, fourth, and fifth (if any) Tuesday of each month (except when it falls on a holiday) from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the dungeons of Wunderground Magic, 16 S. Main St., Clawson, MI 48017. Call Paul for details at 248-280-5925. Ages 14 and up. First Tuesday is Introductory Magic (on a monthly topic), $20.00 at the door. Third Tuesday is Executive Magic Class with performer George Tait who teaches magic you can use on the job to make a lasting impression on colleagues or customers. $30.00 at the door. Fourth Tuesday is Card Workers. Magic tricks, sleights, and flourishes with a deck of cards. $30.00 at the door. Fifth Tuesday (if month has one) is on a special topic and open to any suggestions.
  •  THE MONDAY MYSTICS -- meets every Monday at 7:00 PM, except if on a major holiday night. Location: Camp Ticonderoga, 5725 Rochester Rd., Troy, MI 48085. Phone is(248) 828-2825. Web site is http://www.campticonderoga.com
    . For more info. E-mail keithstickley@gmail.com.
  • AT ABC MAGIC SHOP, 69 N Walnut, Mount Clemens, MI, 48043 -- FREE! Magic Class -- Every Saturday from 12 PM to 1 PM -- Free Magic Class for all. In these classes you will learn the basics of magic. This class is recommended for ages 5 and up. www.abcmagicshop.com.
  • The S.A.M. (Society of American Magicians) meets every third Wednesday of the month in the ABC Magic Shop with snacks and beverages provided.
  • The Wizards Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Bone Yard Restaurant, 30843 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150 (between Middlebelt Rd. and Merriman), phone: (734) 427-6500. If attending dinner arrive at 7pm. If attending for some magic and conversation arrive after 7:45pm. Meetings end around 9 - 9:30pm.
  • The Motor City Juggling Club meets Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309. The juggling location is indoor at the Pawley Hall Atrium. Consult the website "Find Us" page http://www.mcjugglers.org/find_us/
  • THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF MAGIC, 107 E. Michigan Avenue in Marshall, Michigan 49068, is open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM during the months of April, May, September and October, and Tuesday through Saturday in June, July and August (Adults $5/Children $3.50), or by request (269-781-7570). The mission of the American Museum of Magic is to inspire and delight the public with the wonder of magic, as well as to document and celebrate the contributions and resilience of the magician.
------------------------- Future Michigan Magic Day Conventions -------------------------
  • Michigan Magic Day - April 25, 2020 - Colon, MI, sponsored by Sterlini Magic