4 Ways to Experience Chicago Style Magic

The Chicago Magic Lounge has reinvented the classic “magic bar” that once dotted the city’s nightlife landscape. Experience it for yourself, if you can find the entrance.

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The Chicago Magic Lounge has reinvented the classic “magic bar” that once dotted the city’s nightlife landscape. Experience it for yourself, if you can find the entrance.

Music and Magic

Monday and Tuesday Nights at 7:30 p.m.

This weekly show features new and established jazz acts performing live on stage while resident house magicians simultaneously perform close- up magic at your table. If live music, magic at your table, and a cocktail in hand weren’t enough, there’s also a taste of stage magic with a 20 minute performance in the middle of the show.

David Parr’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Wednesday Nights at 7:30 p.m.

Magic nerds, rejoice! Every Wednesday you can see David Parr, creator of the critically acclaimed Magic Cabaret and winner on the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us. David has gathered his favorite artifacts and stories to share in this inter- active show of mystery and magic. But wait! There’s more. Each performance is accompanied by bar and table-side magic.

The Signature Show

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.

It’s their signature show for a reason, it’s what they were built for! Start your evening in their Performance Bar (open daily sans Sundays) where magicians will dazzle you with their sleight-of-hand tricks before venturing into the cabaret that will host five magicians swarming the room for up-close magic in addition to stage acts. Want more? Purchase premium tickets and continue the magic party in the intimate 654 Club in the back.

The Family Show

Sundays at 2 p.m.

It’s no secret, kids love magic. Adults do, too, once they rediscover it. With those two things in mind, the Family Show was born. This 45-minute matinee is perfect for tykes ages 5 and up and features a family-friendly magician who is guaranteed fill the pint-sized set with a sense of wonder and bring out the child in all the adults. Forget what you think you know about children’s magicians. This sophisticated act is child-friendly, not childish.

To purchase tickets to any of these shows, visit the Chicago Magic Lounge’s website.

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