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Master Card Magician, Jon Armstrong Lectures in San Francisco
“Decoding Jon Armstrong – Secrets Exposed Lecture"
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
7:30pm – doors open at 7:00
$30.00 advance-members before deadline
$35.00 advance-deadline Friday, April 23, 2011
$40.00 at the door
Miraloma Park Improvement Club
350-O’Shaughnessy Boulevard
info and tickets: Misdirections Magic Shop
(415) 566-2180
Jon Armstrong has performed for some of the most prestigious audiences in over 30 countries worldwide. At the age of just 20 years old, he was the official Walt Disney World magician. After spending 5 years doing his show at Disney World, Vegas called and Jon answered, becoming a recurring headliner at Caesar’s Magical Empire. It was between these runs in Vegas and a performer at Bill Malone’s Magic Bar in Florida, Jon started doing his tours all over the world as both a performer and lecturer, teaching others how to add humor and entertainment to their magic. He now lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent performer at the world famous Magic Castle. His TV appearances as a talk show guest, featured performer or actor, include shows like “Magic Castle After Dark” on A&E, USA’s “Ready For The Weekend,” and recently on “Masters of Illusions.” He has been featured in trade publications like Magic, The Linking Ring, MUM, Reel Magic and other magic journals worldwide. In December 2004, Jon appeared on the cover of Genii Magazine in an issue dedicated to his magic. In April 2007, after being nominated for the last two years, Jon Armstrong was named “Close up Magician of the Year” by The Academy of Magical Arts. Among magicians, he is also well known for the “Card College Challenge” in where he can perform every move in the all 4-Volumes of Roberto Giobbi’s Classic Card Magic Books!
Jon’s Lecture will not be just another trick lecture or a dealer show. Jon will not only teach you some great, original card magic, but also teach you some sleights and techniques that you may have thought were out of your reach. One of the things that make Jon such an in-demand performer is the way he has developed and integrated his character into his magic. It's this synthesis of performance; effect and character that can make 'tricks' become magic. In addition to learning his original card ideas, he will also cover topics such as learning, performance and character. These ideas are useable whether you are a full time pro or just do a few tricks for family and friends. The top professionals have praised his lecture. In fact, the Magic Castle nominated his lecture and will cover techniques with cards, but that can be used to enhance all your magic. Some of the effects Jon will teach are right out of his own current award winning act include: The Blank Monte (A three card Monte routine that takes the sting out of magician is always right scenario and giving it a truly magical climax by personalizing it); What If (giving meaning to the standard take a card trick); I Scream (a business card routine big in effect and in return on clients and using the Frixion pen); Out Of This Blah Blah Blah (a more commercial and entertaining Out Of This World with no sleight of hand); The Biddle Trick (taking a card trick and making it better using new moves and thinking about the standard ones differently); plus much, much, more! Using his amazing blend of dynamic personality and imaginative presentations, he will bring wonder to all who experience him. By combining card magic, humor, and audience participation, Jon will keep you laughing and well-entertained throughout the lecture as well as teach you what he calls “The Superhero Theory of Magic.”
“There’s an old saying: ‘if a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, it’s probably Jon Armstrong.’ At least that’s my version.” – Ian Rowland “His performances and lecture were really great. – Mike Powers You may have followed Jon on his video column “Small Things, Big Difference” and “Sessions” in Reel Magic Magazine or have seen his best-selling DVD’s “Armstrong Magic Vol.1/2/3.” Now is your chance to witness, learn, and understand the “Magic of Jon Armstrong Live” for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! DO NOT MISS YOUR CHANCE TO STUDY WITH ONE OF MOST KNOWLEDGABLE CARD MAGICIANS IN THE WORLD!!!

Alex Ramon - Magic
Saturday April 16, 2011 @ 2:00pm
Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, 94596
Tickets start at $25. All seats are reserved.
Tickets are available at the Lesher Center for the Arts box office, or by calling 925-943-SHOW, or online at
Alex Ramon Magic is approachable and family friendly. Kids, parents and grandparents can watch and be mesmerized together. Ramon’s theatricality allows him to combine incredible marvels, & new miracles to the latest generation of audiences. Audiences will see a fresh approach on magic by a modern-day showman.
Magic is the form of entertainment that has never gone out of fashion, visual and engaging for the entire family. Alex Ramon’s magic has been described as, “Mystifying” by The New York Times and “Mind-Bending” by the Los Angeles Times. Edgy enough for kids, but friendly enough for their parents. For centuries magic has been combined with theatricality, music, and choreography to tempt audiences with marvels. This form of entertainment has been reinvented again, and it’s as current as its latest star, sweeping together its greatest traditions and broadest marvels with an approachable “boy-next-door” appeal.

Obscura - A Magic Show starring Christian Cagical
8:00pm Thur/Fri/Sat
Last Weekend in April
Tickets: $15.00,$20.00,$25.00 @ or 415-673-3847
Exit Studio Theatre, 156 Eddy St., San Francisco
An intimate evening of close-up magic, fairy tales, dark fables and strange happenings.
"Winner of Best Magician - Best of The Bay 2010"
"Cagigal is one of those rare alchemists of imagination."...Nirmala Nataraj,
"Dastardly clever. Cagigal's feats keep his audience riveted."...SF Bay Guardian

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 & 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
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Jon Armstrong gives a GREAT lecture.
If you are in the area, you really owe it to yourself to attend.
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