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Magicopolis and a trip to the beach

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Today we took Lucinda out to Santa Monica to Magicopolis. They have an afternoon show on Saturdays.

Inside the theater, I was glad to see that the building had been retrofitted for seismic safety. And in between the steel beams, they had had various famous people sign their names on the bricks. That was kind of fun. David Bowie’s note was just behind our seats.

The show was a lot of fun. They did most of the standard magician’s tricks, but with their own spin. The show stars Steve Spill and his wife Bozena Sparrow, and part of the act centers on her being from Eastern Europe. In one bit, she comes out on stage with a box labeled “Acme” and talks in her fractured English about how she ordered a trick from Acme Magic. It is the ‘disappearing bandanna’, but then she pulls out a banana. She follows the intructions, folding it over and totally squishing it. Then she makes it disappear. This was a new twist on an old trick.

Overall, this show was a lot of fun. They also have a little magic shop in the front of the theater. Lucinda got a set of foam balls, complete with instructions on how to do a few tricks with them.

After the show let out, we decided to walk down to the beach. It was a nice day, and it was only a few blocks away. When we got there, Lucinda ran around in the surf and collected shells until the sun went down. Then, on the way out, we saw a seagull resting on the sand next to an empty malt-liquor can. We figured he was sleeping it off.

At the top of the bluff, I got a nice picture of the sunset over the beach. Then we went home. It’s days like this where I just marvel at how much I like living in Los Angeles. It’s really and truly my most favorite place.

2 Responses to “Magicopolis and a trip to the beach”

  1. Jodi Says:

    It sounds like you had a wonderful day. Even from Hollywood, the sunset was gorgeous this evening, so I imagine it was really nice at the beach.

    I agree that L.A. is great. I love it too.

  2. Amy T Says:

    My boyfriend took me here this weekend as a surprise and I was quite surprised! Never expected going to Santa Monica to find this place. Didn’t even know it existed. I love magic shows, and this was one that I really liked. =) It was different from the fancy big special effects magic shows like in Vegas, but also very different from the carnival for elementary school children auditorium break day magician.
    It was delectable mix of both! The people are very friendly here and the magician comes out to hang out with everyone at the mini bar in the front during intermission and afterwards.
    Fun magic tricks mixed with entertaining lead in acting/stories.
    Fun! There was mostly kids in the crowd with their parents but quite fun! And they have free comedy magic shows at the bar in the later evening.

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