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Chicago Magic Lounge is now open, tickets available for classy close-up shows


It’s been a long road, but the Chicago Magic Lounge opened its doors this week. The bar portion of the dedicated magic venue debuted on Monday, and the first show on the main stage will take place Thursday, February 22. Max Maven is the inaugural performer for the main stage that night.

For those of you who have an appetite for chow as well as for tricks, Eater Chicago has a few snippets of information. Magic Lounge co-founder Joey Cranford told the publication that the chef who designed the menu is a familiar name for locals, and the drink program was developed by someone with ties to a Michelin-starred restaurant. But he declined to give the actual names for either person. Most mysterious.

Fortunately, there’s less secrecy around the magician lineup. Max Maven is performing on the first three nights. Sunday kicks off the afternoon family-friendly brunch show. The Mondays and Tuesdays are both “Music and Magic” nights with a rotating cast of Lounge regulars. David Parr headlines on Wednesdays with his Cabinet of Curiosities show. 

Tickets are available on the Chicago Magic Lounge website.