Bay Area Magic Club - The calendar for the rest of the year...

Join IBM Ring 216 for our in-person meetings. Our meetings are held in San Jose at the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center located at 588 North 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:30 pm.

Below is the tentative schedule for the rest of the year:

June 12: Flea Market
July 10: Open Performance
August 14: Walk-around Competition
September 11: Lecture
October 9: Close-up Competition
November 13: Elections
December 11: Stage Competition

Armando Lucero Magic Lecture on May 8th, 2024: Master of Poetic Magic

Armando Lucero represents the pinnacle of artistry in the world of magic. With decades of dedication to the craft, he has honed a unique approach that transcends mere tricks, elevating magic to a form of poetic expression. His profound knowledge and skill in sleight-of-hand are unparalleled, making each performance a masterpiece of precision and elegance.

When: May 8th, 2024 Where: Online via Zoom ONLY Fee: $20 for members and $30 for non-members PayPal ONLY - "friends and family" to Include your email address in the notes. Kindly complete your payment by noon on May 8th. Each payment Zoom access is for one person only, with no watch parties or link sharing permitted. Remember to set your Zoom name to the one used during payment, as this will be used to verify your entry into the lecture.

Armando's philosophy extends beyond technical mastery, focusing on the deep emotional connections that magic can forge between performer and audience. His teachings and performances inspire magicians globally, emphasizing the importance of integrity, artistry, and the pursuit of perfection in magic.

Join us as Armando Lucero brings not just a performance, but a transformative experience, reminding us all of the beauty and wonder that magic can bring into our lives.

Three compositions: One from Paper Cuts and two from The Hungry Imagination. Taco - Against All Odds - What Is Magic? Taco: A card merely thought of is found. Against All Odds: A spectator unwittingly finds four of a kind, but from a deck, they shuffled! What is Magic?: Matrix: Four coins sit apart at four corners with a card over each. After a moment, one by one, each coin vanishes until all four are found together in one corner. Script included. 

Join Armando for a moment of Shibumi

Shibumi: Shibumi, at least for me, is doing what I want when I want without those burdensome tension thoughts pulling me down -- just hanging in that sweet spot of precarious balance between too much and too little, an intersection of blissful fluctuation while sitting with cards, coins, and coffee. What is this about? It’s about the thinking behind magic, which involves psychology, specifically heuristics and sleight of hand over brute force techniques. Three tricks are shared, along with tangential effects, to stimulate the conversation.  What is this not about? It’s not about tricks and secrets alone, but rather an opportunity to ask questions and get a cursory glance at the thinking behind the magic from Armando’s point of view. 


Open Performances & Workshop Night

Hello, Ring 216 members or interested attendees! Whether you have a trick that you are just a few steps away from mastering or have just picked up a new gimmick from your local magic dealer; we would love to have you perform it for us at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 10th! This is an invaluable opportunity for you to get experience performing in front of a crowd, socialize with your brothers and sisters in magic, and if you wish get crucial tips from fellow magicians. Hope to see you there!

Location: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center, 588 North 4th Street, San Jose, CA
TIME: 7:30 –9:30 p.m.

Date: April 10th, 2024

Previous meeting on Wednesday, March 13 - Learn Magic in person in the Bay Area

Ben and Johah will be lecturing in person for RING 216 on Wednesday, March 13

Location: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center, 588 North 4th Street, San Jose, CA
TIME: 7:30 –9:30 p.m.
PRICE: $20 for members, $30 for non-members
You can pay via cash, check, or PayPal to:

Hope to see you there!

Feb 7th, 2024

Please be aware that our regular meeting, usually held on the second Wednesday of each month, coincides with Valentine's Day this time. In recognition of this special day and to allow everyone to spend it with their loved ones, we have rescheduled this month's meeting to February 7th.

Snacks: Enjoy some light refreshments to kick off our meeting.

Raffle Prizes: To encourage attendance at this live event, we will host a raffle with exciting prizes generously provided by the board.

Awards Presentation: Join us in celebrating the outstanding achievements of our competition winners. Witness the joy as they receive their well-deserved awards.

Magic Trick Showcase: Bring a magic trick to share with a friend. This session provides a fantastic platform to exhibit and exchange new magical skills. For those inspired by the recent Gregory Wilson lecture, this is your chance to showcase what you've learned and receive valuable feedback.

Social Mixer: Conclude the evening by mingling, exchanging stories, and fostering deeper connections with fellow members.

This meeting promises to be an enriching experience for all members, offering recognition and learning opportunities in magic.