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  1. Deja Vu! The REAL James Alan Lecture!
  2. Buster Canfield Performs Eldritch Evocations with Cards
  3. Two Mentalism Shows at Jokers
  4. Upcoming Club Dates
  5. Join The Club!

1. Deja Vu! The REAL James Alan Lecture!

Dear members! As you will recall, back in August, with great fanfare, we announced we were launching our 2022-2023 season with a lecture by past president James Alan. Remember? And then due to that pesky germ that shall not be named, we had to beg and plead Jeff Hinchliffe to jump into the spotlight for our inaugural event? Worried that the secrets of James Alan are lost in the sands of time? Fear not! We have him back to teach the club some bits of conjuring! Read on!

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. Buster Canfield Performs Eldritch Evocations with Cards


Step right up! A night of wry sorcery, thaumaturgy and old time marvelosity, inspired by the ghoulish wonder of the Eldritch Theatre Tarot Deck. 

Miracle Monger, and mystical charlatan, Buster Canfield will astound and amaze you with a night of vintage black magic, performed entirely with playing cards and nefarious spirits drawn from the Goblin Universe for your entertainment and edification. Eleven incontrovertible miracles shall be performed before your astounded and unblinking eyes, while you giggle in gobsmacked wonder!

Bring your change purse, because you too can bring home the wonder of divination with the unique Eldritch Theatre Tarot Deck, on sale before and after the show!

Buster Canfield Performs Eldritch Evocations with Cards

January 27 @ 7:30-8:30PM
January 28 @ 3:30-4:30PM

at Red Sandcastle Theatre
922 Queen St E, Toronto

$25 At The Door / $20 Advance / $15 for Eldritch Inner Sanctum Members
(not a member? Join us:

*Masks are mandatory in the theatre at all times; no food or drink is allowed inside at this time*

3. Two Mentalism Shows at Jokers
Mind Trix with Edward Stone
Fri. Jan 20, 2023 at 7:00pm EST
Jokers Theater and Comedy Club
115 York Blvd, Unit 9, Richmond Hill

Edward Stone's newest show "MIND TRIX" blends amazing magic with psychological illusions.  Created with an adult audience in mind,  MindTrix will have you asking yourself how that happened for a long time to come. Audience members are invited to assist Edward in a 90 minute journey into amazement. This isn’t your ordinary magic show, but an interactive experience full of deception and illusion. Through dynamic interaction with the audience, Edward  will  demonstrate the limitless potential of your mind.

The Sentimentalists - Mind Reading Show
Fri. Jan 27, 2023 at 7:00pm EST
Jokers Theater and Comedy Club
115 York Blvd, Unit 9, Richmond Hill,

Bring in the New Year at Jokers and witness The Sentimentalists LIVE. Mysterion and Steffi Kay have been performing all over the world and achieved the impossible. In 2018 they appeared on Penn and Tellers hit show "Fool Us" and became the first mind reading duo to fool the Vegas Icons on National television. Perhaps you witnessed them stunning America on Americas Got Talent, making it to quarter finals. This year they came home and floored the celebrity panel on Canada's Got Talent making it to the Semi Finals with their uncanny ability to look into peoples brain. "Crazy Cool" - LA Weekly The Sentimentalists have a unique way of mentally communicating and always know what you are thinking. They will reveal your inner most thoughts and even at times know your personal info like address, PIN code or even a serial number on a monetary note in your pocket. Steffi and Mysterion are a headliner at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and have won the prestigious Allan Slaight award in magic for rising star. This event is ONE NIGHT ONLY and will sell out. 
4. 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 for the New Year will be announced in the Fall. 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 - Glenn West Lecture (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
  • Thursday Apr 6th, 2023 - Meet-Up (location TBD)
  • Thursday Apr 20th, 2023 - Event TBA (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
5. 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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