Thanksgiving is here, but that doesn’t mean the Magic Castle is taking time off. On the contrary, it’s Magic of Spain week at the Castle, and some of the best acts from the country will be in attendance, including the close-up magic of Inés and Fool Us winner Javi Benitez. 

Performances take place every evening from November 20-26 unless otherwise noted, and include:

Close-up gallery

Miguel Ajo: 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15

Camilo Vázquez: 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:30

Inés: 5:00-7:00 

Parlour of Prestidigitation

Woody Aragón: 7:15, 8:15, 9:15

Juan Luis Rubiales: 10:15, 11:15, 12:30

Palace of Mystery

Rafael Benatar: 8:00, 10:00, 11:30

Rubén Vilagrand: 8:00, 10:00, 11:30

Arkadio & Bella: 8:00, 10:00, 11:30

W.C. Fields Bar

Jean-Philipe Atchoum: 7:30-11:30 (All week)

The Peller Theatre

Miguel Ángel Gea: 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 (Monday-Sunday)

Javi Benitez: 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 (All week)

Members Only Friday Lunch

Inés: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00

Saturday & Sunday Brunch

Parlour Kids’ Shows: 11:30a, 1:00, 2:15

For more information on what’s in store at the Magic Castle this week, as well as details on how to become a member, be sure to visit the official site for the Academy of Magical Arts.

Javi Benitez and Miguel Angel Gea are hosting the 2-day Spanish Magic Workshop November 28-29 in Chatsworth, CA. Space is extremely limited, however, with just 10 spots available, so if you’re interested, save your spot right now

The price of the seminar is $300 for one day or $500 for both days. Here’s what’s included: 

  • Two days of workshop time (up to 6 hours per day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Boost the strength of your magic. Spanish magic is about strong effects that seems totally impossible.
  • Increase also your understanding and knowledge with two of the world’s experts in Spanish magic.
  • Gain new insights in showmanship and learn how to handle spectator-assistants.
  • Unprecedented access to your teachers, comparable to private instruction for a fraction of the cost.
  • Expert guidance for your own magic tricks, routines or acts.
  • Explanations of selected routines from every point of view (technique, psychology, construction, meaning, intentions, attitude, acting, style…)
  • Coffe, drinks and snacks during the workshop time.
  • Informal dinner all together from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Laughs and fun of course.

Javi and Miguel want to stress, however, that you must bring your own coins, cards, mats, or any other props you might need to discuss a specific trick of yours. Also, there will be no foot massages or elephants.