*** It’s a great day to see a magic show! See you tonight! ***
UPDATE #5: There are still 2 spots left. You may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash. Also, there are usually 3 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to join us. Make sure to come early with exact cash. Tickets are $45 each at the “door.”
UPDATE #4: Just a reminder, I’ll be the one with a red flag (1 foot x 1 foot in size), with the word “ACK” on it, in the Mayflower Hotel lobby at 7pm! Once I check you in, I will give you your tickets. Please be ON TIME. Don’t forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. See you there!
UPDATE #3: I was able to secure for us some additional tickets. Get them while they’re available!
UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $42. I look forward to seeing you there!
UPDATE #1: There are fewer than 10 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $35 to $42 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. July 1st (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I’ll be removing those that haven’t paid by Sun. June 24th. Make payment to lock in the early bird price and your spot (see the “Payment” section of the event posting). If you’ve already made payment, the PayPal email you received is confirmation that we’ve received your payment (no need to message me asking for ticket confirmation). This UPDATE has been emailed to the yes RSVPs. I hope to see you there!
Let’s get together for a magic / comedy show!
We’ll get together in the lobby of the The Mayflower Hotel before the show, and then go see “The Magic Duel.” After years of successfully plying their trade around the world, acclaimed magicians Brian Curry and Mark Phillips have decided this town isn’t big enough for them both. In ‘Catch Me,’ these two sleight-of-hand masters battle live, on stage for the title of ‘Washington DC’s Favorite Magician.’ During the show, the audience will select various styles of magic the contestants must perform. Audience members then cast their votes for ‘Washington DC’s Favorite Magician,’ and award the coveted ‘Golden Wand.’
With a 5 star rating on Yelp and Tripadvisor, here is just a sampling of what people are saying:
- “Incredible show! So much FUN! Brian & Mark are skillful magicians AND comedians! They kept us guessing and laughing the whole time. They skillfully performed classic tricks and tricks that I’ve never seen before.” — Yelp review
- “This magic duel was full of surprises and amazingly fascinating – from card tricks to disappearing acts to flames, there was never a dull moment. The talented magicians involved and humored the audience every step of the way!” — Yelp review
- “I’ve seen a lot of magic performances, including at the Magic Castle in L.A. This was easily on par with those. Both magicians are really fantastic, and their patter is genuinely funny. In short: A perfect night out.” — Goldstar review
Front row VIP seats are ordinarily $76 (all fees included) and regular General Admission tickets (which does not guarantee a specific seat) are ordinarily $55 (all fees included). I scored for us a blocked-off section of seats for our group only, near the front (starting in the 2nd row)! We’ve got an early bird special for this event of only $35! The first 20 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Sun. July 1st (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $42. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the “Payment” section of the event posting.
I will give everyone their tickets at the venue on the day of the event at the start time. I’ll be the one with the red flag (1 foot x 1 foot in size) with the word “ACK” on it! We’ll head into the theater at 7:50pm.
See you there!
METRO & PARKING
The closest Metro is Farragut North (Red line), about a 3 minute walk, and Farragut West (Orange, Blue, Silver lines), about an 8 minute walk. I suggest Metro / cabbing / Uber’ing if you can. I also recommend using wmata.com for travel planning. Don’t forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage. I recommend using parkopedia.com for garage parking planning.
PayPal account not required. Please follow the steps below (if payment by smartphone doesn’t work, please try your computer). Your RSVP is not guaranteed without payment, and your email receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment (please check your spam folder and email settings). You can also log into your PayPal or credit card account online to verify payment. Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Our events do sell out, so I recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.
- Select “Yes” under “Are you going?” (or select “Change” RSVP to add more guests if you’ve already purchased ticket(s))
- Enter the number of guests coming and click “Finish RSVP”
- Click “Pay Now” (or “Pay Online Now”) at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person
- Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you’re paying for. Modify if appropriate, click “Pay Now” or “Check Out” button
- If you don’t have a PayPal account, click “Pay with a Debit or Credit Card”
- If you have a PayPal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via PayPal
Please be on time. If you are late (arrive after the start time of 7pm), you risk the possibility of not being able to join us for some or all of the event. I will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation email as a backup (if you are not on the list, you will be required to show it). When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the PayPal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver’s license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your PayPal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please log into your PayPal account (it will say “Welcome, [your account name]” at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP’d under someone else’s payment, please use that name for check-in.
Since this event is paid for in advance, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. If the event is canceled or rescheduled, an UPDATE will be posted at the top of the event posting, and the UPDATE will also be sent as an email to the yes RSVPs. A full refund will be submitted no later than Wednesday of the following week. For rescheduled events, you must let me know within 3 calendar days of the UPDATE email if you are unable to make the new date… no refunds will be given after that time. Thanks for understanding. =)
TICKET RESELL / TRANSFER
Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell / transfer your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale / transfer. Work out any payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send me (the organizer) a message through my Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting me know the first AND last name, and Meetup profile link (if a member) of the person taking your spot (please also copy them on the message). To obtain their Meetup profile link, go to their profile from the mobile website or your computer (not the app), and copy & paste the link from your browser. I host a lot of events and groups, so please let me know the event name and group name the ticket transfer is for. You must let me know by the RSVP close time of 4pm on the day of the event.
Should inclement weather (e.g. snow storm, hurricane, etc.) affect our event, we’ll need to reschedule or cancel. If any one of the following is not available for service due to inclement weather, we’ll need to do so: Metrorail is not running to all stops; Uber (X, SUV, etc.) is not running or available at no more than 2x standard rates; venue(s) are not open. I’ll post an UPDATE to the top of the event posting by 4:30pm on the day of our event with the details.
If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let me know in advance (a week or more before the event) and I will do my best to accommodate (message me through my Meetup profile, do NOT comment on the event posting). If you let me know the day of the event, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to help. Thank you for understanding and I appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!