THE CHICAGO MAGIC LOUNGE PRESENTS
MUSIC AND MAGIC
LIVE MUSIC IS NEW TO THE LOUNGE!
Enjoy close up magic at your seats performed by our resident house and bar performers while listening to live music.
TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION
THE CHICAGO MAGIC LOUNGE IS AN AGE 21+ VENUE. AGE 16+ ALLOWED WITH LEGAL GUARDIAN.
THE PERFORMANCE BAR
5:00 P.M. MAGIC BAR OPENS
THIS ART DECO GEM FEATURES SIGNATURE COCKTAILS, LUXURIOUS SEATING, AND MAGICIANS BEHIND THE BAR TO CHALLENGE YOUR IMAGINATION DURING LIBATION.
A "second generation" Chicago-style magician, Bill Weimer performed at seven historic Chicago magic bars and wrote about them in his book "Now You See Them, Now You Don't - my life in the magic bars of Chicago." He is also a founding member of the Chicago Magic Lounge. As magician Jim Krenz said, "Chicago has a rich history of magic performed in front of your eyes in bars. Bill Weimer has been an integral part of it."
THE HARRY BLACKSTONE CABARET
7:30 P.M. THEATER DOORS OPEN & CLOSE-UP MAGIC COCKTAIL HOUR BEGINS
OUR CROWN JEWEL, NAMED AFTER CHICAGO MAGICIAN HARRY BLACKSTONE, BOASTS 120 EXCELLENT SEATS WHICH ALLOWS YOU AND YOUR GUESTS TO ENJOY WORLD CLASS MAGIC IN AN INTIMATE, ELEGANT SETTING.
4 years of working in a magic shop as a teenager turned AJ's interest in magic into an obsession so gradually; he didn't even notice. His diverse skill set has been featured on stages across the globe, national television, and even landed him some sweet hand modeling gigs. He is currently the producer of the Vaudeville show in Wicker Park, and performs "The Highest Magic Show in Chicago" every Sunday in the John Hancock Observatory.
Lee moved to Chicago in 2013 after studying Literature at Emerson College in Boston, MA. He has been performing close-up magic with the Chicago Magic Lounge since its very first performance. In addition to magic, Lee is a house improviser at CIC Theater, and the editor of The Hambook, a quarterly journal about improvisation.
Heisenberg Uncertainty Players Dorhauer
Heisenberg Uncertainty Players (HUP) is a 17-piece Chicago-area big band that is quickly becoming known as one of the most ambitious and creative ensembles in town. Formed in 2011 and playing only original compositions and arrangements from members of the group, HUP has been featured around the Chicago area in venues like The Jazz Showcase, Wire, Martyrs’, Fitzgerald’s Night Club, The Logan Center for the Arts, Reggie’s, and WGN-TV, and they were nominated for Best Jazz Band in Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago 2017 Poll. Their music is very diverse, ranging from an eclectic array of original compositions to arrangements of songs by Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, 50 Cent, and Japanese folk artists. Recent projects for HUP include a collaboration with hip-hop collective Hitmakuzz Productions; We Tear Down Our Coliseums, which is a nine-movement multimedia suite depicting baseball stadiums that have been destroyed; and their upcoming Abbey Road project, in which they perform original arrangements of every song from The Beatles' final studio album. HUP currently holds a monthly residency on the second Sunday of each month at Wicker Park’s Phyllis’ Musical Inn.