Aren’t we all mesmerized by magic? While we try our hardest to figure out how the craziest, most impossible tricks work, what we really want is to just let magic stay a wonderful mystery it is, so we can keep on being fascinated by it. Southern California offers you all sorts of magical places in whichever setting you prefer! If you are ready to get your mind blown, check out these magic shows in the city:
MAGICOPOLIS, 1418 4TH ST, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401
Settle in for magic-comedy routines performed by a husband-and-wife duo! Weekly 90-minute shows offer you comedy, magic, audience participation and more! You shouldn’t expect a Vegas-style extravaganza, but you’re in for a great show. For more information, visit their website.
CECCONI’S, 8764 MELROSE AVE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Cecconi’s is an upscale Italian restaurant located in West Hollywood. If you’re asking yourself, where does magic fit in, make your reservations for any Sunday from 4 to 7pm, and you will experience tableside magic tricks brought to you by the restaurant’s magicians. Enjoy the best spaghetti in the city with a side of magic! Make your reservations here.
Founders of the famous invite-only Magic Castle, the Larsen family, hosts an exclusive invite-only magic show in a private residence, Brookledge Follies, located in Hancock Park. Tickets are pricey, but you’re in for a weekend of magic with a two-night stay at the hotel and scheduled meals and snacks. Let’s hope you get an invite!
SMOKE AND MIRRORS, 2055 S SEPULVEDA BLVD,
LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
Smoke and Mirrors is named “Critic’s Choice” by Los Angeles Times. Get ready for a comedy-drama with mind-bending magic. The show is created by Albie Selznick and Magician, who is a lifetime member of Hollywood’s Magic Castle. This is a story about a boy who uses magic to escape reality and face the world after his father’s death. While the show is on hiatus, join Oddyssey Theatre for a Magic Monday. For more information, visit their website.
COMEDY & MAGIC CLUB, 1018 HERMOSA AVE,
HERMOSA BEACH, CA 90254
This magical spot has been home to the world’s greatest comedians and magicians. The biggest names include Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall, and magician Derek Hughes, America’s Got Talent finalist. You’re in for the high-quality entertainment, so get your tickets here.