Friday, April 27, 2018

"Magic at the Museum" next Friday on Catalina

Next Friday, May 4, the Catalina Island Museum kicks off the first of several Houdini and magic-related special events to tie into their exhibition, Houdini: Terror on the Magic Isle. Here are details.

Friday, May 4, 2018
First Fridays at the Museum
Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Members $20, Non-Members $25
Children (3-15) $10

You are invited to enjoy Magic at the Museum! This month, First Fridays at the Museum offers a magic show on the Magic Isle. World Champion Magician Johnny Ace Palmer will amaze and entertain throughout the evening. He will perform close up magic tricks as he circulates through the crowd. At 7:30 pm Houdini Expert John Cox will do a brief presentation about the great Harry Houdini followed by the main Magic Performance by Palmer.
Each month First Fridays at the Museum encourages residents and visitors to explore the museum’s galleries, digital theater and plazas, enjoy refreshments and shop in the Museum Store. The museum will reopen for this event at 6:00 pm. Wine, beer, soda and water will be available for purchase. Click for tickets.

My presentation will be a 15 minute illustrated talk giving an overview of Houdini's career. My idea is to "introduce" Houdini to the island in advance of the opening of Houdini: Terror on the Magic Isle the following day (May 5). Should be fun!

You can read more about the event and magician Johnny Ace Palmer at The Catalina Islander.

Other upcoming events will be a screening of Terror Island on May 19, a screening of the classic Houdini (1953) on June 1, and a screening of Death Defying Acts on July 18. Click here for details to purchase advance tickets.

UPDATE: According to the museum's Facebook page, event attendees will get a "sneak peek" at the Houdini exhibit! 

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