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.
Magician and mentalist Luis Carreon won the Harlan Tarbell Close up Competition Award from the International Brotherhood of Magicians 2 years in a row, took home 1st place at the Chicago Magic Competition hosted by the Society of American Magicians, he travels the country teaching other magicians about the art of magic and he is the head demonstrator at Magic Inc, the oldest family-owned magic shop in the country. Carreon has performed his show Bending Minds and Bending Dreams at theaters around Chicago, has been featured on the Univision evening news, was semi-finalist on Tengo Talento, the Spanish language equivalent of America's Got Talent, he is also a regular performer at the famous Magic castle In Hollywood California.
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.
The E-Line Organ Trio, led by Hammond artist John Sturk, presents jazz and blues standards with a nod to the 1960s era soul-jazz sound featuring the mighty Hammond Organ. Influences include Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Stevie Wonder, Jack McDuff, and Groove Holmes. The E-Line Organ Trio features John Sturk on organ, Steve Knight on guitar, and Courtney McNally on drums.