Showing posts with label anniversary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anniversary. Show all posts

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Celebrate "Magic Day" June 7th With Chicago Magic Lounge


Members of The Chicago Session, 
The Chicago Magic Community and More 
Join Together to Celebrate

It was our great pleasure here at ChiIL Live Shows, to attend the groundbreaking as well as opening night at Chicago Magic Lounge. The space is a marvel, from it's secret entrance (with a nod to it's prior incarnation and a Chicago flair), to the gorgeous, Art Deco interior. It's hard to believe it's been a year already, since the first groundbreaking ceremony and it's exciting to see those blueprints and grand plans come to fruition. For a truly unique evening, come out and celebrate magic day, June 7th, or swing by any time, for a full show or drinks and table side tricks, vintage Chicago "magic bar" style.

*Click here for our fun, full photo recap from the groundbreaking*

Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago’s home for close-up magic, celebrates its one-year groundbreaking anniversary with “Magic Day” Thursday, June 7, 2018. Officially declared “Magic Day” by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Chicago Magic Lounge will host an evening of incredible talent while celebrating the Chicago Magic Community and its contributions to Chicago-style magic.

The special evening kicks off with a champagne reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Harry Blackstone Cabaret. Invited guests will get a real treat as Chicago Magic Lounge welcomes members of the Chicago Session including Simon Aronson, David Solomon and David Finkelstein, for an intimate Q&A. The celebratory evening continues at 7:30 p.m. with the Mainstage Signature show starting with an hour of close-up magic, followed by stage performances by Chicago magicians John Sturk and Trent James. More magic ensues throughout the evening, but a magician never reveals all of their tricks!

The official declaration of “Magic Day” was made on June 6, one day prior to the momentous groundbreaking of the Chicago Magic Lounge. Stating, “Now therefore, be it resolved, the President and the Members of the Cook Country Board of Commissioners, congratulate Chicago Magic Lounge on the occasion of its groundbreaking and for its contributions to the history, local economy and community fabric in the Andersonville neighborhood and Chicago at large, and do hereby declare June 7 shall henceforth be known as ‘Magic Day’.”

The newly constructed theater at 5050 N. Clark St., designed by Morris Architects Planners, has ushered in a new wave of entertainment, bringing back “Chicago Style Magic” under the leadership of Donald C. Clark, Jr. and Joseph (Joey) Cranford. From magicians to mind readers, Chicago Magic Lounge provides guests the unique, one-of-a-kind experience of seeing wonders up-close and personal in a venue unlike anything else offered throughout the country.

About Chicago Magic Lounge
The Chicago Magic Lounge reinvents the classic "magic bar" that once dotted Chicago's nightlife landscape, bringing cocktails and card tricks back together again. Shows include magic performance at the bar, on the stage and in true Chicago-Style magic form, at the tables of the guests, providing the classic "Close-Up" tradition Chicago-Style magic is known for. Chicago Magic Lounge is also the home of the Chicago-land magic community, showcasing over 30 local professionals, and serving as a networking hub for working magicians from all over the world. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

PHOTO RECAP: March Fourth LIVE at Lincoln Hall Chicago 6/10/14 #OriginalPhotos

Hey March Fourth--You've played my little sister's March 4th birthday party in Portland for years. Thanks for hitting Chicago on my 14th wedding anniversary. You rock! Can't think of a better way to celebrate.

Once you catch these guys LIVE, you'll be addicted! We've been seeing them & shooting stills/videos at their shows for years, and we're super stoked they were not only playing our anniversary, but double headlining with another of our favs, Liquid Soul! Also, they moved to bigger digs at Lincoln Hall, so the stilt walkers weren't hunched over on the ceiling like they've been at Martyrs.

For now, here's ChiIL Live Shows' full set of photos in the slide show below. We've embedded our favorites under that. Check them out! We'll have our original video clips from the 6/10 show up shortly too.

I first heard about March Fourth from my sister who lives in Portland, OR, where they hail from. They play a lot out there, but their big trademark bash is always a March 4th show, where they let anyone in for free who was born that day, (like my sister). She played me some of their YouTube clips and I was hooked. Since then we've caught them every time their tour bus rolls in to Chicago.

**CLICK HERE for loads of our past March Fourth coverage including original HD video show footage & stills & current 2014 tour dates.**

Check back with ChiIL Mama, ChiIL Travel Kids & ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.

We have photo & video filled features, loads of great reviews and interviews, and lots of weekly giveaways--nationwide toys/games/products and Chicago based music and theatre tickets. We know what rocks in Chi, IL and beyond... so come travel vicariously with us all summer long. ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama, then get out and go places.

Get Social:
Follow us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER so you don't miss out. Follow us by RSS feed (add your address in the side bar to the right) to get an easy e-mail digest and/or on social media.
ChiIL Mama (family friendly) FACEBOOK PAGE and TWITTER 
ChiIL Travel Kids (family travel fun beyond Chi, IL) 
YOUTUBE (We have 240+ original videos on our YouTube Channel including video interviews with musicians, theatre people, parents in the arts, live show footage & more!)
More M4 Photo Favorites 6/10/14:

Google Analytics