Monday, May 2, 2011

Houdini in Hollywood: A Day at The Magic Castle

As part of their special programing for the Houdini:Art and Magic exhibition, the Skirball Cultural Center presents a Houdini-themed day at The Magic Castle on June 3 from 11am to 2:30pm.

Activities for the day will include:

  • Illustrated lecture on Houdini’s years in Los Angeles by celebrated Houdini expert Patrick Culliton.
  • Catered lunch in one of the Castle’s private dining rooms.
  • Tour of the Castle, including a visit to the historic Houdini Séance Room.
  • Performance of The Card Trick, a one-act play by illusion designer and inventor Jim Steinmeyer and performed by entertainer and magician Jim Bentley. The characters of Harry Houdini, the arch skeptic, and Margery the Medium, the arch fraud, collide, trade secrets, plot espionage, and finally reach their own conclusions about fate, luck, and how what we choose to believe shapes us.
  • Performance of some of Houdini’s most intriguing escape acts by Jim Bentley.

Attendees will also receive passes for free admission to Houdini: Art and Magic and the major companion exhibition, Masters of Illusion: Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age.

Tickets are $65 ($55 for Skirball members) and can be purchased via the Skirball Center's official website.

UPDATE: It appears this event is already SOLD OUT.

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