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Jon Allen is lectures in San Francisco!!!
"Who Cares About Magic? The Lecture"
Thursday, July 21, 2011
7:30 pm doors open at 7:00pm
Miraloma Park Improvement Club
350 O'Shaughnessy Boulevard
San Francisco. California
Free Parking
Advance Purchase - By Friday, July 15, 2011
$30.00 Misdirections Magic Club Members
$35.00 Non-Members
At the Door - $40.00 General Admission
Tickets available at Misdirections
(415) 566-2180
Jon Allen is one of the very few professional close-up magicians in the UK who has made an impact in the world of magic as well as corporate and private events around the world. Many magicians are “award winning” but ask what the awards are and it may well not sound so impressive! He is England's only World IBM Close-up Magic Champion, a recipient of The Magic Circle's ‘Close-up Magician of the Year', the British IBM Close-up Magic Champion and is a prestigious Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle which is only by invitation from the President. His TV work includes Panorama, MTV Awards, RI:SE, Big Breakfast, Hidden World of London, London Today, Mrs. Cohen's Money, XChange and numerous TV commercials. Jon creates astonishment, excitement and powerful memories. All magicians do tricks, but the impact, reactions and experience they produce vary immensely and this is where Jon excels! He avoids the “Just stay there and watch what I can do!” type of performance that is ultimately non-rewarding to the audience. Instead, he concentrates on strong effects, natural presentations and a lightening-fast wit that enables him to accomplish real miracles for real audiences! Not only is he a working pro, but he is also the creator of many effects used by top magicians, too. He is well-known for effects such as ‘Double Back’, ‘Flexion’, ‘The Pain Game’, ‘The Destination Box’ and the universally acclaimed ‘The Silent Treatment’, which was used as an opener for Jason Alexander’s (George from Seinfeld), Magic Castle Act. His new book “Experience: The Magic of Jon Allen” and DVD “ Spectator’s Don’t Exist” have been given rave reviews around the world.
Jon’s lecture is titled “Who Cares About Magic?” and is a must-see for all magicians who do. As well as learning the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of wonderful new routines, you will learn the ‘why’ about them. This can then be applied to any type or style of magic you do. You will not only come out of the lecture with more tricks in your arsenal; you’ll come out of it, inspired to look at how to make your magic better for your audiences! Among some of the routines you will learn in the lecture are: *Ghost: A three-phase animated bill routine that builds to a surprising to climax. *The Wedding Trick: Destined to become the definitive wedding trick for happy couples all around the world. *Grabbit Production: A new way to produce any manner of different objects. *Burning Rubber: Numerous rubber band effects, including the restoration of a band around someone's wrist, weaved into a full routine for walk around or table work. *Schrödinger's Card: The controversial and thought-provoking card effect that leaves people with a memorable souvenir... and a dilemma! Tricks are cool, but you will also learn more importantly: *Why entertaining people should NOT be your first priority? *How to make your routines more powerful and you more memorable? Why signatures on cards are detrimental to your performance? *How to create new routines and effects? *Why the meaning of DK/DC & SYPI is so important to your magic! Jon will be one of the most entertaining, informative and inspirational lectures you will ever experience plus learning the serious side on the performance of magic!
“There is a marvelous elegance and economy to Jon’s work as a performer and as a creator.”-Jay Sankey “Jon Allen thinks of method, but unlike many he also, blessedly, thinks of more than method.”-David Regal “I’ve seen a multitude of magicians around the globe and the UK’s Jon Allen is simply one of the best. He gets it.”-Gregory Wilson

Performance in East Bay, Marin, San Jose July 9-10, 16, 23
WALNUT CREEK (12 May 2011) --- Fresh from mesmerizing millions around the world as one of the youngest Ringmasters in Ringling Bros.’ 141 year history, master magician Alex Ramon returns to his native Bay Area to astonish and amaze in ALEX RAMON MAGIC, performing July 9 – 23 in Walnut Creek, San Rafael, and San Jose. He’s been seen on national and international television, has made elephants disappear, turned men into tigers, and levitated Whoopi Goldberg. Alex Ramon, whose magic has been described as “Mystifying” by The New York Times and “Mind-bending” by the Los Angeles Times, will be showcased in ten performances designed to delight kids, parents, and grandparents alike. ALEX RAMON MAGIC will be performed July 9 and 10, at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, July 16 at the Marin Center, San Rafael, and July 23 at San Jose Rep. Tickets start at $25 and go on sale May 16. For information and tickets visit In this all-new production, ALEX RAMON MAGIC promises family-friendly entertainment that will harken back to the wonder years of magic, and also nod its head to today’s hi-tech modern age. Among his amazing feats, Alex Ramon will astonish his audience with unbelievable levitation, prodigious prestidigitation, disappearing items, and borrowed cell phones which summon surprising calls. At age 18, Alex Ramon received the coveted Lance Burton Award and was named National Stage Magic Champion by the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. Ramon also toured the globe as the star of Disney Live!® Mickey’s Magic Show, performing on four continents in fourteen countries. Now 26, he spent the last two years as the “Magical Zingmaster” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Zing Zang Zoom, the first magician ever to be the star of The Greatest Show on Earth®. He was responsible for sensational and grand illusions, as well as act introductions in the traditional role of Ringmaster. In that show, performed before millions around the country, Ramon exchanged a man for a tiger in a suspended glass box, made an elephant disappear in a puff of smoke, and levitated scores of audience members.
East Bay: Saturday July 9 & Sunday July 10, 2011
Saturday at 11am, 3pm, 7pm
Sunday at 11am & 3pm
Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, 94596
TICKETS: All seats $30, available at 925-943-SHOW, or online at
North Bay: Saturday July 16, 2011
Saturday at 11am & 3pm
Showcase Theatre at Marin Center 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, 94903
TICKETS: All seats $25, available at 415-499-6800 or in person at box office
South Bay Saturday July 23, 2011
Saturday at 3pm
San Jose Repertory Theatre 101 Paseo de San Antonio San Jose, 95113
TICKETS: Tickets $20, $30, $40. available at 408-367-7255 or online at
For more information visit

Official Website for more information, interviews and photos:
A coming of age journey set in the quirky subculture of magic, “Make Believe” follows six of the world's best young magicians as they pursue the title of Teen World Champion and lead us on their personal journeys of transformation through magic. The movie has its Northern California Premiere at the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco. Many screenings will feature guest appearances by both teen and professional magicians before the showings. Winner of the prize for Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival. “Make Believe” will screen daily from Friday July 22-Thursday, July 28.
“J. Clay Tweel's documentary follows six teenage magicians to Las Vegas, where they seek the title of Teen World Champion in a competition that draws hopefuls from around the world. The title doesn't do justice to the film, which is starting to play in theaters around the country. These talented, dedicated kids aren't making believe about anything—they're making art out of shimmering illusion, intricate manipulation and blithe misdirection. (In magic, as distinct from filmmaking, misdirection is a good thing.) Among the contestants are a boundlessly articulate and fatefully beautiful young woman from Malibu, Calif., and a tender, tentative boy from Japan who, isolated in his rural village, created his act, and his performing self, out of whole silk. Why one succeeds and one fails is a mystery more compelling than any we see on stage."-Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
The Balboa Theatre is located at 3630 Balboa Street (@ 37th Avenue in San Francisco. (415) 221-8184
Advance Tickets can be purchased at
“The young people seen here never seem artificial; you feel their passion for doing magic, as well as their nagging loneliness, devoted as they are to practicing card tricks and such for hours on end, while their peers are off doing what most teenagers do…The buildup to the actual competition is perfectly paced…the championship has all the drama of a high-stakes sporting event…”-Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
“…Gem of a movie…charming…thumbs up!”-Roger Ebert, At the Movies “Guaranteed to have viewers levitating, ‘Make Believe’ is a charming, affectionate and often elegantly executed study…it’s a kind of personal heroism that helmer J. Clay Tweel captures in this Los Angeles Film Festival jury prizewinner.”-John Anderson, Variety

Miss Asia Pageant Magique
Michael Stroud presents his original Chinese Face Changing act "Lian Qi Bian" and several other illusions at the Palace of Fine Arts on July 23, Saturday,6pm-9pm (doors open 5pm) 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco CA
Ticket Information: VIP Tickets-$65 General Tickets-$25 To purchase please visit our website: ckets.php or email for more information regarding ticket purchases. See Lian Qi Bian on Facebook and learn about the first Caucasian Chinese Face Changer!

Cirque du Magique
July 28, Thursday, 2011, 7-8:15 p.m. doors open 6:30
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
14855 Oka Road Los Gatos, CA. 95032
$15 kids (12 and under)
$20 adult
babies in laps free
tickets available at the JCC front desk. Call (408)358-3636 or for show info (408)BIG*SHOW
Directed by Cheryl Taylor, Cirque San Jose starring Michael Stroud, illusionist
Witness the largest touring illusion show in the Bay Area, back for it's second year at the lovely AP JCC in Los Gatos. For the mere price of a movie, see this live show of fantastic circus acts, trained birds, and grand-scale illusions by 12-time award-winning Michael Stroud (Best-selling magic author with Klutz Press, seen on NBC, PBS, and other network stations around the world). Gasp as a lady floats in the air, thrill to incredible aerial acts from Hawaii, and laugh at the hysterical antics of our cirque comedians in this 20 person cast led by the masters of illusion, Magic Mike and Genii. See video clips from last year's show on our Facebook at (Magic Time Productions and Cirque du Magique Deux) and we look forward to seeing you at Cirque du Magique Deux!

Magic @ The Rex starring RJ Owens, Adam Sachs & Sebastian Boswell
Ongoing Every Saturday Night 8:00pm
The Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Magic at the Rex is an evening of mystery, wonderment and laughs. In an intimate cocktail lounge setting at the classic Hotel Rex in Union Square, you will be up close and personal with every flick of the wrist and wave of a hand of Adam Sachs, Sebastian Boswell III and RJ Owens.
Here's how the San Francisco Chronicle described the show: "Forget the pyrotechnics, fog machines and cheesy background music - this isn't Caesars Palace. Absolute Magic focuses on the interactive and communal aspects of a magic show rather than the spectacle. Featured are local magicians RJ Owens - whose avuncular charm and offbeat brand of comedy magic will have you somewhere between smirking and outright chortling (depending on your sheepishness) - and Adam Sachs, with his mystifying sleight of hand, which may require reminders to close your mouth."
Tickets are $25, and there’s a two drink minimum.
*** Misdirections Magic Club members a $5 discount - purchase tickets direct (415) 273-9790. Call by Wednesday, to reserve tickets. Please note this show has been selling out every Saturday Night!

The Marrakech Magic Theater starring Peter Morrison
Participate in an uproarious one-of-kind interactive show in an intimate historic setting. Featuring the comedy and classical magic of San Francisco Magician Peter Morrison. The unforgettable Marrakech Magic Theater is where cherished memories are made. This two-hour comedy and magic experience begins in the Sultan's Oasis lounge, the perfect setting to relax and savor drinks while interacting with Peter Morrison as he entertains you at your own table. Then it’s Showtime! The very best of the evening awaits you as you enter into the Magic Theater. This intimate theater seats 32 guests for a special fun and interactive experience. You will literally be out of your seat with laughter - involved in the show from start to finish! The miracles throughout the show happen inches from the front row. During the energetic one hour and fifteen minute performance, you'll witness sleight-of-hand miracles and intriguing feats of mentalism―and throughout, you won't stop laughing.
Have a remarkable evening - see a show so fantastic that you'll forget that you're still in San Francisco!
(Doors open one hour before scheduled show time for pre-show entertainment and drinks in the Sultan Oasis lounge)

Thursday & Friday Night Shows at 8:30 Ticket Price $38.00
Saturday Night Shows at 6:30 and 9:00 Ticket Price $38.00
Sunday Night Shows at 6:30 Ticket Price $38.00
Purchase tickets at:
***Tell them Joe @ Misdirections sent you, for priorty treatment!!!

The San Francisco Ghost Hunt
Meet real ghosts from wild and romantic times gone by. You will enjoy nearly three hours of guaranteed unearthly fun! The Ghost Hunt is delighted to introduce you to San Francisco's most notorious ghosts at 7:00 pm six evenings a week, closed Tuesdays. Call 415-922-5590 to confirm.
$20 person.
**** Misdirections Magic Club 25% off
The San Francisco Ghost Hunt take place year around, in every weather, in a beautiful historic neighborhood in the comfortable Pacific Heights district. The one mile walking tour is in a quiet residential area surrounding a vast well kept park. The locality is free of the usual urban unpleasantness, there is even no business traffic. The Ghost Hunt shows a very local side of San Francisco many have been dying to see. There is one modrate hill, the pace is easy and the views are spectacular. You will enjoy nearly three hours of guaranteed unearthly fun

Joseph Atmore is Dunninger, at the San Francisco Fringe Festival this coming September

EXIT Theatre

Tickets are $10.
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Hi Guys,

Just a reminder for my lecture this coming Thursday. OMG! I'll be in CA in 4 day's time!!!

I haven't been over to CA for around 15 years so really looking forward to it. I'll have a couple of exclusives with me that are only available at my lectures. Also, I'll have pre-release versions of my new effect 'Rule of Three'.

Forget anything else that might be going on in SF and come along. I promise you a fun and informative evening!
Paragon 3D - the most incredible Card to Clear Box you will ever own. Be fooled here:
The Silent Treatment - Digital Edition: this iconic routine just got upgraded! Watch -
Watch the brilliant effect, Rule of Three: and order it from
Order the bar-raising DVD set 'Connection' at
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