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Woody Aragon Lecture

2:00pm – Sunday, January 21, 2018
ROOM 2203 – Douglas College, 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster

As a full-time professional magician for 25 years, David Groves has worked in a wide variety of venues, from stage to parlour to walkaround to kids’ shows. His 1998 book, Be a Street Magician: A How-To Guide, covered busking, and he has lots of tricks that work great in that venue, as well. His card thinking tends to be outside the box, including offbeat index work and advanced psychological ploys. The work he has inherited from his great-uncle, who was a professional gambling cheat starting in the 1940s, is one of a kind. The highlights of his mentalism are his center tear, his magic square, and his pre-show work. And from his time performing at his regular gig at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, he has developed a sure fire way for tableside workers to dramatically increase their tips, which is a ploy backed up by scientific research. Much of that work is contained within his massive new 400-page e-book, The View from the Red Spot.

David Groves has lectured in 90 cities around the world, from New York to Las Vegas to Anchorage to Dublin to Sydney to Hong Kong and beyond. He has a broad range of magic to draw from. He will be teaching card, coin, restaurant, mentalism, and of course, street magic tricks. David is regularly booked at the Magic Castle, where Jack Goldfinger has called my show "genius," Jeff McBride has called me "the king of closeup" and "magic of the highest quality," and David Regal has said, "You've got the best ending to a show I've seen in years." He will be performing his closer for us at the lecture.

The lecture will be held at Douglas College, 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, Room 2203 on Wednesday, June 14th. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. with the lecture starting at 7 P.M. Tickets for members will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

If you would like to view some of his material, please check out the following video links:

A Mysterious Minute with David Groves

Stage magic finale (3:24)

Theme stage magic show

Mentalism in action (2:45)

Closeup mentalism (2:53)

Closeup general magic (1:59)

Closeup coin magic (1:24)

If you have any questions regarding this lecture, please contact Graham Kita at 604-880-2685.

Please join us and experience the exciting magic of David Groves.

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