Is magic art or science? Could it be both? We’ll take a deep dive into the world of magic this February!
Magic Week kicks off on February 19 with a workshop featuring a Chicagoland magician who'll lead a interactive class for children in grades 3-6* and a screening of The Prestige, a 2006 film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as two competing 19th-century magicians. The rest of the week features engaging and interactive magic trick shows led by magicians and illusionists, including Jeanette Andrews, who's joining us for a second year. Be prepared to explore a fascinating series of illusions and tricks! Don't forget to Reserve a Spot for any Magic Week event you plan to attend.
Film: The Prestige (2006)
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit eac other. Reserve your spot!
Monday, February 19, 7:00pm to 9:15pm, Auditorium
Pop-Up Magic Tricks with Terrence Hunter
Magician Terrence Hunter teaches how to do magic tricks with simple everyday items like rubber bands and paperclips. Supplies (while they last) and easy-to-follow instructions will be provided.
Tuesday, February 20, 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Lobby
The Essential Houdini
William Pack, known as "The Chicago Magic Expert," brings the story of famed magician Harry Houdini to life in this magical presentation. Be amazed as William recreates some of Houdini's famous tricks and shares the only known recording of Houdini's voice. Reserve your spot!
Thursday, February 22, 3:00pm to 3:30pm, Pollak Room
Perceive: An Evening of Elegant Illusions with Jeanette Andrews
Joining us for the second year in a row, Jeanette Andrews performs her new show. Impossible feats happen before your very eyes as Jeanette performs elegant, interactive magic. This magical experience will leave you enthralled. Reserve your spot!
Monday, February 26, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Auditorium