Sunday – Thursday, March 26 – April 6, 2017 • 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 $12-$19 for adults, $7-$9 for youth ages 6-18, 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.
March 26-April 7, 10-11:30am
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.
Fool’s Day Cabaret
Saturday, April 1, at 7pm
This inaugural and possibly one-time only evening of songs, dances, tricks, jokes, skits and music (and a delicious dessert of raspberry fool) will raise money for the Lincoln City Warming Shelter-because homelessness is no joke.
Schedule of Performances
March 26 • Karen Quest
March 27 • Louis Pearl
March 28 • David Lichtenstein
March 29 • Coup de Foudre
March 30 • Jason Andrews
April 2 • The Oregon Bird Man
April 3 • Rob Lok & Miss Jane
April 4 • Al Simmons
April 5 • Jeff Evans
April 6 • Joe Black
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 26 through April 4.
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.
The Festival of Illusions kicks off with Karen Quest, America’s Funniest Cowgirl. A unique, fun-filled vaudeville-style western comedy act complete with trick roping, whip cracking, music and lots of surprises!
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.
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.
Coup de Foudre
The Festival of Illusions presents an evening with Coup De Foudre, an international clownesque performance piece featuring Teatropachuco (Rudi Galindo) and Lisa da Boit — all the way from Belgium. It’s a love story about old suitcases, cowboy boots and rubber chickens: one part Fellini, two parts Charlie Chaplin, and with a Latin twist of acrobatic dexterity.
Jason Andrews is a nationally acclaimed magician who perform in Las Vegas production shows, on television, gala/award shows, and has toured the United States raising funds for community & non-profit theater groups. A native of Las Vegas, Andrews television credits include America’s Got Talent, Masters of Illusion, The Daily Show, Brain Games as well as at the Crazy Horse Paris, on tour with Champions of Magic LIVE! and the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
The Oregon Bird Man – Free Matinee, 2pm
Introducing the Oregon Bird Man and his flock of beautiful, lively parrot. He’s been a presenter for Animal Planet and has brought his educational show to libraries, schools, malls and other venues all over the West. It’s great fun for kids of all ages — admission is free.
Rob Lok & Miss Jane
This married duo invites the audience to play with them as they dance on glass wine bottles, jump rope on stilts and even tame a BABY TIGER! Blending circus thrills, Looney Tunes pacing and spontaneous comedy, this dialogue-free spectacle will engage all audiences and be a guaranteed crowd favorite with their comic sight gags and visual humor.
The Festival of Illusions concludes with a grand performance by Al Simmons. Hailing from Manitoba, Canada, Simmons calls himself a creative genius and offers performances of profound wackiness and off-the-wall inventions.
A full-time pro since 1998, Jeff Evans’ amazing magic and clean comedy is honed to near perfection in over 250 shows per year. Fan favorites include “Sparky the Trained Chicken” and his “ridiculously dangerous” escape stunt from ropes, chains, and padlocks. No wonder he was named the 2013 Seattle’s Funniest Magician.
The Festival proudly presents hypnotist Joe Black. Black, a magician and mentalist from Seattle, was awarded the “Rising Star Award” two years in a row, and was a televised finalist on “America’s Got Talent!”