July 12: Open Performance Night + Mini-Lecture

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Where: Yu-Ai Kai Community Center

Join us on the evening of July 12, at that regular magic place and magic time, for our next meeting featuring magic performances from your fellow members and more.

6:30 p.m. – Pre-Meeting Workshop: Okito Box
Craig Ousterling and Cal Tong will cover the mysterious Okito Coin box which has been going through a resurgence of sorts. Many of you have one of these in your closet needing some love, so dust them off and bring them in!  Also, bring along some coins that will fit inside the box.   Note: This is an introductory workshop. If you want a custom box made for your special coins, you can chat with Craig afterwards.

7:30 p.m. – Announcements and Raffle 
As usual, we will be raffling off several items for paid members. If you would like to donate an item to the raffle, please bring it.

7:35 p.m. – Mini-Lecture by Gary Goldberg: Performing Magic in a Non-Professional Setting
Ring 216 secretary Gary Goldberg will present his own lecture on principles of magic from TheJerx.com. The Jerx is best known for immersive tricks based on the idea of "audience-centric" magic that shines a spotlight on the experience of magic and not the magician himself/herself. Gary will share his own ideas and a routine he likes to perform that showcases this type of magic. Audience members will be free to share their ideas during the lecture.

8:00 p.m. – Open Performances w/ Optional Critique
The rest of our meeting will be devoted to open performances, with time for critique / feedback from your fellow magi if desired. Please bring your works in progress, or even your favorite gem looking for that extra bit of polish, to share with the group. Come ready to help your fellow magi improve his or her craft with your constructive feedback. If you're not ready for feedback that's okay too — simply let us know that you'd prefer to perform only.

To accommodate as many performers as possible please plan to perform a piece no longer than 5 or 6 minutes in length in order to allow time for brief feedback.