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Monday, February 26, 7 PM - David Garrard Lecture 

Jaime Aponte and Tim Adamz Lecture -- February 26  at 7 pm

About Magician Jaime Aponte:

 

Award Winning Professional Children Magician & Entertainer Jaime Aponte has over 20 years of experiences in magical entertainment. He has enjoyed learning magic and entertaining audiences of all ages with Amazing Magic, Comedy, Illusion, and Astonishing Sleight-of-Hand. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, he began learning magic at the young age of twelve. Magic is an art that requires patience, constant studying and practice. Jaime also enjoys teaching and encouraging children in this wonderful art we call magic.


Magician Jaime Aponte performs a high-energy Amazing Magic Show with live animals, featuring Beautiful Doves, Adorable Bunny and a Cool Large Trained Boa Constrictor Snake Illusion with plenty of audience participation and interaction, entertaining thousands of children and guests throughout the years.


In addition, Magician Jaime Aponte has competed at several of Chicagoland Magic Clubs against some of Chicago top magicians, awarded first and second place. He has been featured in newspapers and has done volunteered performances for children with special needs and care through organizations like the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation and the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The smile and laughter of these children is a reward, which makes him glad to be entertainer. Magician Jaime Aponte is a member of several of Chicagoland Magic Clubs, such as the legendary Wizards Club of Chicago, Aces Magic Club and the Conjuror's Corner Club.


Today, Magician Jaime Aponte is a household name entertaining children and adults and performs about 200 Magic Shows every year for all types of events from Birthdays, Boys & Girls Scouts Events, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Block Party, Park District Events, Libraries, Corporate Events, Daycares, School Functions, and Weddings. Each performance features an exceptional blend of magic and comedy customized to the event, using sleight-of-hand magic, unique illusions props, comedy, and live animals from Beautiful Doves, Adorable Bunny and even Boa Constrictor Snake Illusion are available by request.


About Tim Adamz

Tim started performing at the age of twelve and has performed literally tens of thousands of shows, all over the world.  He has been on Television, at major sporting events and almost every type of venue there is.  His act features a perfect mix of comedy and magic that is perfect for all ages.]


He was featured on The Bozo Show and Comedy Central.  He was the “house magician” at TGI Fridays, Circus World Pizza and Edwardo’s Pizza.  He has performed his magic at such places at Bush Stadium, The United Center, and Zanies Comedy Club.


Recently, Tim performed magic on the Orient Cruise Lines.  He also can be seen at private functions for the top corporations in the area.  He also performs educational programs for libraries and  Elementary Schools.


Lecture

What you will learn:

How to combine/add/change effects to make a great family show routine.

-              Gary the ghost routine (using the thing, mirror box, etc…)

-              Disappearing Coke bottle (How to take all the heat off the tube)

-              And much more

The ONE big secret on how to get repeat bookings in the family market

The holistic approach to family entertainment

-              Sponge rabbits

-              Cardtoon

-              Chop Cup

Some great routines for working restaurants.

A little philosophy about entertaining families and children.

Some fun slights you can learn.

-              Rising card out of the middle of the deck

-              Easy card control to top of deck

-              Middle card steal

Q&A with Tim and Jaime

Free for members. $10 for guests. 

Join Us!

Past lecturers have included the following:  
Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, Bill Cook, Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Chris Capehart, Curtis Kam, Dan Fleshman (2x), Dan Harlan, Dave Marcus, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl (twice), David Calzada, David Campos, David Merry, David Parr, David Regal, David Roth, David Solomon, David Stone, David Williamson, Diego Minevitz, Don England, Doug Malloy, Eric Jones, Eugene Burger, Geoff Williams, Glenn Morphew (twice), Jay Sankey, Jeff Prace, Jeremiah Zuo, Jim Krzak, Jim Sisti, John Jurney (2x?) John Lovick, Kainoa Harbottle, Keith Cobb, Keith Fields, Kieron Johnson, Kozmo, Martin Mercy, Max Krause, Michael, Shawn McMaster, Ammar, Mike Hall, Mike Powers. Nathan Kranzo, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Sean Bogunia, Shawn McMaster, Steve Bryant.

Coming Up - All meetings at 7pm

  • February 26 Jaime Aponte and Tim Adamz Lecture
  • March 26 - Chris Rawlins Lecture
  • April 23  - It's Not a Contest. It's an  Exhibition.
  • May (Date TBA) - Tom Dobrowolski Lecture

Past lecturers have included the following:  Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, Bill Cook, Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Chris Capehart, Curtis Kam, Dan Fleshman, Dan Harlan, Dave Marcus, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl (twice), David Calzada, David Campos, David Garrard, David Merry, David Parr, David Regal, David Roth, David Solomon, David Stone, David Williamson, Don England, Doug Malloy, Eric Jones, Eugene Burger, Geoff Williams, Glenn Morphew (twice), Jay Sankey, Jeff Prace, Jeremiah Zuo, Jim Krzak, Jim Sisti, John Jurney (2x?), John Lovick, Kainoa Harbottle, Keith Cobb, Keith Fields, Kieron Johnson, Kozmo, Martin Mercy, Max Krause, Michael, Shawn McMaster, Ammar, Mike Hall, Mike Powers. Nathan Kranzo, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Sean Bogunia, Shawn McMaster, Steve Bryant, Steve Daly, Steve Draun, Tom Dobrowolski (5x), Tomas Medina (twice), Tony Noice, Trent James, Vinnie Grosso and Whit Haydn.


In addition, we have an annual magic contest which is recorded and broadcast on Comcast Cable's "It's Magic" television show.

All meetings take place at Mr. Beef and Pizza in Mt. Prospect (1796 S. Elmhurst Road Mount Prospect, IL 60056) from 7-9 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, Conjuror's Corner meets on the 4th Monday of every month. In the event that Mr. Beef is closed (as it happened once), our alternate meeting location is the Denny's at Algonquin and Arlington Heights Roads. Map here.