Lincoln City is magic during Spring Break! Visit the Lincoln City Cultural Center from March 20-25, 2016 for a week full of amazing performances and learn from the pros at a one-of-a-kind magic camp for kids during the Festival of Illusions.

Performances

Sunday – Friday, March 20-25, 2016 • 7pm

Each evening features a different professional magician or illusionist. Performers will roam through the crowd teaching guests tricks and illusions. Audience participation is encouraged! Each performance will be held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Want tickets? Call 541-994-9994 or ORDER ONLINE
Advance evening show tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids 4 and younger. Tickets are on sale now through the Cultural Center’s website, or by phone.

All evening shows begin at 7pm, with doors open at 6:30pm. There are two sets, with one intermission, and sweet treats, sodas, nuts, beer and wine are sold inside.

Magic Camp

Monday – Friday, March 21-25, 2016 • Time 9-11am

Learn from a pro! Held daily, registration is open for kids ages 8 to 18, and includes props and instruction by local magicians. Contact the Cultural Center at 541-994-9994 for more information.

Schedule of Performances

March 20 • Jeff Evans

March 21 • Matt Baker

March 22 • Louis Pearl

March 23 • Joe Black

March 24 • David Lichtenstein

March 25 • Tim Alexander

Abra Cadabra Open Art Space

Families are encouraged to take part in the Abra Cadabra Open Space, led by arts educator Krista Eddy and a slew of Cultural Center volunteers. The workshop will take over the Conference Room, and will be open for drop-in fun from 1 to 4pm, March 21 through 25.

Some projects will be guided and other will be “free art” zones, with paper, markers, paints, fabric, notions, and the like. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult, but all others can attend on their own. Entrance fee is $5.

Performers

Joe BlackJoe Black performs at the Festival of Illusions in Lincoln City, on Oregon's Central Coast

The impressive Joe Black, a magician and mentalist from Seattle, is back by popular demand as one of the most popular magicians in the 2013 festival. Black was awarded the “Rising Star Award” two years in a row, and was a televised finalist on “America’s Got Talent!” His “Black Magic” show is a real crowd pleaser, and is appropriate for older children and adults.

Matt Baker

A self-taught comedian, Matt Baker holds five Guinness World Records and has appeared on Tosh.O, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, and Last Comic Standing, and has logged shows in all 50 states and in 17 countries worldwide. He catches a bowling ball with his head, spears vegetables mid air and juggles with his mouth, and tells enough jokes to be named Seattle’sMatt Baker performs at the Festival of Illusions in Lincoln City, OR Funniest Alternative Comic.

Louis Pearl

The auditorium will be afloat with the bubble magic and comedy of Louis Pearl, a.k.a. the Amazing Bubble Man. Pearl is one of the world’s leading bubble-ologists, who has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years, with the art, magic, science, and fun of bubbles. He’s a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed eight years of sell-out success. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles and even people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.

 

Jeff Evans

Leapin-Louie-snapshotFor a family-oriented show that is appropriate for all ages, check out Jeff Evans. Evans’ career in magic began at age 12, when he found a book on coin tricks in his grandparents’ house. Today, he performs 250 shows a year, all over the Northwest, has won 16 magic competitions, and has held the title of Stage Magic Champion at the Northwest Magic Jamboree three times.

David Lichtenstein

David, aka Leapin’ Louie, Lichtenstein specializes in western comedy shows, with physical comedy, trick roping, fancy whip cracking, juggling and unicycle tricks, a new vaudeville and alternative circus show in a class of its own. He is based in Portland, but Leapin’ Louie has traveled all over the world.

Tim Alexander

Tim-Alexander-snapshot-v2Tim Alexander’s Parlor of Wonders includes classics of magic and original tricks manipulating balls, bills, coins, cards, rope, rings, and everyday objects. Things will appear, multiply, transform and vanish at his fingertips, and in the hands of the audience. Alexander’s presentation offers visual artistry, tasteful music and 19th century styling, in which someone will definitely be sawed in half.