For standard tickets
CLICK BELOW FOR FRONT ROW, MAIN FLOOR, AND MEZZANINE SEATING OPTIONS FOR THE MAIN SHOW IN THE HARRY BLACKSTONE CABARET.
For upgraded tickets
THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES A STANDARD TICKET, PLUS A BONUS TICKET TO A 25 MINUTE FORMAL CLOSE-UP SHOW IN OUR 43 SEAT "654 CLUB."
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.
The Amazing Bibik had to overcome many obstacles from an early age. Born with a name that is both difficult to pronounce and immediately forgettable, he never the less has risen to become a popular comedy magician that has performed across the country for corporate and social events. A seasoned stage performer as well as a highly skilled close up magic worker, enjoy Bibik here in his natural habitat, behind the bar slinging cards and trading barbs!
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.
Jan Rose is a professional entertainer who is most often seen on stage performing her act for corporate events, trade shows, exclusive private parties as well as our very own Blackstone Theater here at the Chicago Magic Lounge. Jan’s table side magic is up-close, surprising and delightful. Don’t take your eyes off her!
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.
8:30 P.M. - 8:50 P.M. FEATURED ACT
John Sturk is an award-winning comedy magician. A co-founder of the Chicago Magic Lounge John quickly established himself with his sharp wit, skillful sleight-of-hand, and a unique twist on the traditional magic "act." A native of Plymouth, Michigan, John is a graduate of Michigan (Magicigan?) State University. He is a member of the Society of American Magicians, International Brotherhood of Magicians, and the Academy of Magical Arts. John is an official artist with Hammond Organ USA.
9:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. HEADLINER
Joe Diamond may look like a normal guy, but he has turned his fascination for the strange and mysterious into a full time career!
Here’s what Varla Ventura, the author of “Beyond Bizarre: Frightening Facts and Blood-Curdling True Tales” has to say about Joe Diamond…
“If you don’t already worship at the feet of Joe Diamond, you should really get on board. He is truly one of a kind. He is an entertainer, mind-reader, dream interpreter, radio host, author and the World Record Holder for Solving the World’s Largest Maze while blindfolded! He has even found hidden objects in graveyards. I am telling you, you need this man in your life.”
He was also the Co-Star of The Magic Cabaret, the longest running weekly magic show in Chicago, selected by Travel Channel as “One of America’s BEST Magic Shows!”
Joe Diamond even works behind the scenes on some of the magic you can see on television and viral videos!
He has appeared on WGN TV, WCIU, ABC-7, The Today Show, and even SHOWTIME!
Ask Joe Diamond to unlock your iPhone, guess your first kiss, or give you an in depth reading, and as long as you keep an open mind, it will be the the closest thing to real mind reading you’ll ever experience!
THE 654 CLUB
9:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. 654 Club Performance
Immediately following the Blackstone Cabaret performance, we invite you to join a Master of the Art at their table in our 44 seat intimate close up gallery for a 20 minute theatrical treat. Add this show for only $10!
Ryan is a Chicago-based close-up magician who has been performing for the past two decades. Ryan is also a highly sought-after magic consultant, magic creator, and lecturer. Ryan has published two book on the art of magic, Some Assembly Required and A New Angle. Ryan is the Lead House Magician and Founding Ensemble Member of the Chicago Magic Lounge, and has also recently performed at The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood California.
LATE NIGHT MAGIC BAR
Join us back in the Performance Bar in the late night hours for even more magic and bar-betchas.
Deven Brown is a 29 year old Chicagoland native who’s practiced his craft professionally for over 15 years at restaurants and private events all around the city. He’s been honing his passion for the art of deception while specializing in bar betchas and close-up magic. Along with working for the MLB and the Hard Rock Hotel, Deven has hosted the Late Night Magic Bar as our resident Thursday Bar Magician for the past 2 years. Not only will he make you laugh but he’ll teach you how to win FREE drinks at your local bars!