Cards changing faces. Water turned into beer, juice and wine in the same bucket. CDs flying through the air and then melding into the floor. Heads and bodies being sawed in half, disappearing and re-appearing—all before your very eyes. Magic is an astounding and often overlooked form of entertainment in Chicago, and Magic Chicago presents it in all its glory. Spawned from students of master magician Eugene Burger, Magic Chicago has been thrilling audiences since 2005. Besides the magic, Magic Chicago also features acts like jugglers, contortionists, musicians, plate spinners and comedians. Like mixing fine wine with cheese, this serves as a literal change of scenery, making the magic that follows even more astounding.
First Wednesday of each month at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont
Best of Chicago 2013