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  1. Reminder! James Alan Lecture Tonight!
  2. Upcoming Club Dates
  3. Join The Club!

1. James Alan Lecture This Thursday!

When: Thursday, January 19th, 7PM (start time for lecture)
Admission: FREE for members, $20 for guests
Where: Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road (Free Parking, a kilometre or two from the 401, steps away from the subway and restaurants in the area.)

Note: This is a live event. We are currently looking into getting the lecture recorded, but can't guarantee that it will be possible at present 


When it comes to magic in Toronto, James Alan has had his hand in every cookie jar you can think of.

Performing for the public, he has created long-running shows including Magic Tonight (2013-2016) and Magic & Martini (2016-2020), produced shows for visiting international performers including Eugene Burger, Dani DaOrtiz and Asi Wind. For the community, he has been actively involved with the important community outreach programs My Magic Hands and Senior Sorcery.

During the unpleasantness, he was busy in the virtual space, creating Bring Magic Home, with over three hundred shows with audiences in twenty countries. His tricks have been featured in Genii and MAGIC Magazine (which included the most complained about trick in that magazine's history)and his writing has been featured in Vanish, MUM, The Linking RingElixir and Magicol. We know him as the distinguished Ex-President of our club and the disgraced Ex-President of That Other Club.

James performs mainly classical sleight of hand magic. (Which we take to mean he does really hard stuff.) The lecture will be a blend of tricks for close-up and parlour and a discussion of how to assemble material into a long form show for audiences of different sizes.

2. Upcoming Club Dates 

We're still sorting out details for all of our Meetings and Events, but mark your calendars with the following dates. Details to follow on Meetings and Events and programming. As magic enthusiasts, we all appreciate the value of suspense and surprise, don't we? 😁
  • Thursday Jan 19th, 2023 - James Alan Lecture (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
  • Thursday Feb 2nd, 2023 - Meet-Up (The Uptown Pub, 3185 Yonge St / by Lawrence Station)
  • Thursday Feb 16th, 2023 - Swap Meet & Members Magic Night (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
  • Thursday Mar 2nd, 2023 - Meet-Up (The Uptown Pub, 3185 Yonge St / by Lawrence Station)
  • Thursday Mar 16th, 2023 - TBC (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
  • Thursday Apr 6th, 2023 - Meet-Up (location TBD)
  • Thursday Apr 20th, 2023 - Kids Magic Panel (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
  • Thursday May 4th, 2023 - Meet-Up (location TBD)
  • Thursday May 18th, 2023 - TBD (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
3. Join The Club!

Have you signed up for our 2022-2023 season? Join the deck and help us make this new season a TRIUMPH! 😂

What do you get when you join or decide to renew your membership for our 2022-2023 Season? 
  • Access to all Club Meetings on the first Thursday of every month 
  • Access to all monthly Club Events (occasionally a modest surcharge may be applied depending on event booking costs)
  • Access to the Members Only Hat and Rabbit Facebook page 
  • Access to trick tutorial videos on the Members Only section of the Hat & Rabbit website
  • Access to streaming links of select past Lectures from the 2021-2022 season
  • Access to streaming links of Lectures and Events (when available). We will be doing a mix of live and online events for the 2022-2023 season
  • Coming Soon - A listing in the public online Club Members directory 
With the exception of the month of September, there will also be a Club Meeting/Meet-Up held on the first Thursday of every month. This will be a place for members to socialize, practice, jam and take part in various activities related to, well, MAGIC! Every month there will also be Club Event which will include lectures by professional magicians, panel discussions, workshops, performances, film screenings, dinners, field trips, etc. We will try to schedule Club Events towards the middle or end of the month, but dependent on performer availability, we aren't able to lock in a regular monthly date. As it is getting harder and harder to find ideal and budget conscious venues these days, Club Meetings and Events will take place at various locations around the GTA. We will do our best to be consistent and be aware of proximity to transit lines and parking. 
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