Detroit - Magical wands will be waving and rabbits will be pulled out of hats, as Downtown Mount Clemens hosts the Fourth Annual Mount Clemens Magical Weekend Friday through Sunday.
For more than ten years, Dave Schneider, owner of ABC Magic has held the Annual Magician Convention.
This event draws more than 150 magicians, both locally and from out of state.
This year, magicians travelling from Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio plan on attending.
After relocating his business to Downtown Mount Clemens, Schneider expanded the convention by creating the Mount Clemens Magical Weekend to broaden the impact on the local business community, and to invite to public to participate.
On Friday from 4-6 p.m., convention attendees will be donating their services at John Barleycorn's and Detroit Pub. Diners will see magicians performing "table" magic tricks free of charge, and any tips made by the magicians will be donated to charity.
Thanks to the recent opening of the newly renovated Macomb Music Theatre (formerly the Emerald Theatre), this year, the Mount Clemens Magical Weekend will feature An Evening of Wonder magic and illusion show on 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
An Evening of Wonder is an all ages variety show featuring Vegas performer Johnny O, famous illusionist Jerry Herzog, and Keri Kazz. A product of the magic classes at ABC Magic, Mount Clemens native Keri Kazz has since toured five continents and amazed audiences with his illusion tricks.
Tickets for An Evening of Wonder on 7 p.m. Friday, are $10 for adults and $6 for children.
Tickets for the 3 p.m. Sunday show are $6.
Seating is general admission, first come, first serve.
All shows are family friendly, however, the Sunday matinee show is geared toward smaller children.
Group ticket sales are available. Tickets can be purchased at ABC Magic Shop and at the door.
The Fountain Stage on Macomb Place will feature free family entertainment from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.
Performers include a comic juggler, ventriloquist, and other fun surprises.
Free Character Meet & Greet events will be held from noon-2 p.m. Sunday.
Dora the Explorer will be at Detroit Pub, Cinderella will be at John Barleycorn's, Elmo will be at Buffalo Wild Wings, and Beauty and the Beast will be at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers.
Many downtown businesses will also get in on the magic fun by offering specials and discounts throughout the weekend.
For more information on the Mount Clemens Magical Weekend, please contact Dave Schneider at: 586.790.3700.
For more information regarding Downtown Mount Clemens, please call: 586.469.4168 or log onto: www.DowntownMountClemens.com
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