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  • Chicago Magic Lounge 4707 North Broadway Street Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)

Door open at 7:30 p.m.


Dave Cox


Mark Toland


Jeff Bibik


Ryan Plunkett & Stephen Hanthorn

Dave Cox An amphibian, Dave is fond of pie. Does he look familiar? Maybe you grew up on a farm in Illinois, or attended the University of Houston. Maybe you studied or worked or performed with ComedySportz, or the Groundlings, or Improv Olympic, or ACME Comedy Theater. Are you a professional, award winning magician?  Maybe you're a writer for Paramount, or HBO, or VH-1, or a player of jazz tuba? Were you in "Teenage Catgirls in Heat" or "Baseketball" or did you co-host "Arena" for the G4 network? Did he lampoon you as the kind-of-but-not-really British host on MTV's "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" Were you also a national spokesperson for Red Robin Restaurants? Have you enjoyed a cruise aboard Princess or NCL, and delighted in magic or the all you can eat shrimp buffet?  Were you part of a standing ovation for Bellomania on Broadway?  Did he teach you improvisation, dialects, Improv Shakespeare, or an important lesson about sharing? Maybe you saw him at The Magic Castle or The Improv or were a guest star in "Opening Night: The Improvised Musical!" or "The Spontaneous Shakespeare Company" or the "Liquid Radio Players." Maybe he just looks a little like Paul Rudd had a baby with Joey Fatone. One thing is for sure: he's very serious about the pie thing.

10:00 p.m.

The Close-Up Gallery Featuring Terrence Francisco

Terrence Francisco's accomplishments include: Winner of the I.B.M. (International Brotherhood of Magic) Competition 2004-1st place, as seen in “Linking Ring Magazine” on Sept. 2004, and winner of the Wizards Club of Chicago magic competition-1st place 2005. Former resident magician at Chicago’s famed Bigg’s Steakhouse. Some of his past clients include: Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, The Four Seasons Hotel and performances at the Green Mill, Bailiwick Theater, and City Lit Theater. 

Inspired by the legendary Magic Castle in LA, and Magic Circle in London, we are bringing you an exclusive, 20 seats only, experience called the Close Up Gallery. Join a magician in the Starlight Lounge at 10pm for an intimate look at close-up magic. No stage, just a table and 20 chairs. This is a peek into the real world of classic, close-up, table magic.

Premium Ticket holders are guaranteed a seat in the Close-Up Gallery.

Earlier Event: December 31
Happy New Years!
Later Event: January 7