Today's Groupon saws the price of a magic-show ticket in slightly more than half—magically, without breaking the skin, harming the vital organs, or causing paper-blood. For $22, you can see Glenn Gary's Parlor Magic, a spectacular evening of "cabaret magic," an intimate, close-up type of abracadabra performed for small crowds with audience participation (a $45 value). Shows are limited to 40 guests.
During the show, Glenn Gary performs sleights of hands so sleight it's as if they were performed with slightly otherworldly, invisible hands. See him make an egg disappear, link unlinkable solid-steel rings, teleport coins from one hand to the other, and levitate an object above the stage. Glenn Gary has magical powers of the mind and can tell audience members what they're thinking and who they're thinking about, even when they're thinking about being buried alive by carpenter ants.
Glenn Gary, a past president of the Society of American Magicians and a secret actual wizard, is a seasoned illusionist who has been named Best Stage Manipulation and Best of Competition by the Magicians' Alliance of Eastern States and reached level 49 in his studies at the Invisible Academy of the Unblinking Eye.
Shows are every Wednesday and Friday night at 8 p.m. at The Westin Hotel, making it the perfect start to the perfect evening with perfect people using imperfect grammar when they share perfect tales about minor-league baseball. Check ahead for availability; this Groupon is valid for any show, but performances sell out quickly.
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