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Summer Madness

Last week featured shows in Burien, Redmond, Olympia, Oak Harbor, Clinton, Langley, Coupeville, Freeland, Colfax, Moscow, Pullman, Marysville, Standood, and Monroe.  Whew! 

My show was sponsored by the Moscow Arts Commission.

"I just wanted to thank you so much for such a great show last night at East City Park. I have received nothing but great comments!!!" -DJ Scallorn, Moscow Arts Commission

This week’s schedule includes visits to Gig Harbor, UniversityPlace, Dupont, Lakewood, Tillicum, Bothel, Burien, Federal Way, Covington, Fairwood, Issaquah, Key Center, Kent, and Olympia. 

Jeff performing magic for last year's Aberdeen Splash! festival. Photo by Anice Bommerscheim.

On the 4th of July I return to the City of Tumwater’s “Thunder Valley” and Artesian Family FestivalIt’s my ninth consecutive year!  Gates open at 6:00 pm; my magic show is at 6:30 pm, Rhys Thomas (my favorite juggler) is at 7:30 pm, skydivers drop in at 8:45 pm, and fireworks blast off at 10:15 pm.

40th Birthday Party Magic

Over the years I’ve done all sorts of birthday parties; kids’ parties to 80th birthday celebrations and everything in between.  (Well, not a 73rd birthday party – still haven’t done one of those.) 

Here are photos from Ann Marie’s 40th birthday party at The Venue in Tacoma recently.  Thanks to Jan Domek for the super pictures.

See more photos at my Flickr site.

Learn more about entertainment for private parties at http://www.amazementproductions.com/parties.html or call Jeff Evans in Olympia at (360) 412-5064.

Magic for Church Family Night a Hit

Thanks to Kent Johnson who had me perform for a family night at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Puyallup last weekend.

Jeff did an amazing magic show at our church activity. We had over 100 people entertained for nearly an hour. Jeff did great adapting to all ages. My kids are still asking me how he did all the tricks. I have seen Jeff perform at a few business functions and knew his magic show would be a hit at our church. Thanks for sharing your wonderful magical talent Jeff!”
     -Kent Johnson, Puyallup

"A Magical Night" ice carving by Illustrations in Ice, also a Saturn Barter member. Visit James Royal's website http://www.illustrationsinice.com.

Each year I entertain for several events for churches ranging from Halloween parties to day camps to socials, and banquets.  Learn more here.

Kent is also a member of Saturn Barter, a great organization based in Puyallup with members in Pierce county and beyond that has really taken off this past year.  It’s great seeing so many local businesses participating in barter.  Learn more about my magic shows available on barter online.

Cedarbrook Lodge in Seatac a Hidden Jewel

Just when I thought I knew about every major venue in western Washington, WHAM – I get to visit Cedarbrook Lodge.  It’s just a few minutes from the Seatac airport. 

          Wait a minute, because that conjures up the wrong image. 

When you’re at Cedarbrook you feel like you’re miles away.  For one thing, the building is built more like a retreat center than a hotel.  (It should – it was custom designed as Washington Mutual’s corporate training center.  It is now under new owners and open to the public.) 

The grounds are well-manicured and are a cross between an ornamental flower garden and a private golf course.  (It is!  According to the Cedarbrook website, “Eighteen lush acres of natural restored wetlands provide an optimal location with the ambiance of a discreet hideaway.”)  I can see this being a fantastic location for weddings and outdoor meals during the summer. 

I was there performing for the Washington Society of Association Executives.  This was the annual awards banquet for the WSAE and members came from all parts of the state (Vancouver, Bellingham, Spokane, you name it). 

Donna Cameron, CAE, President of Melby Cameron & Anderson writes:

You were really fabulous!  Everyone was talking about how amazing your performance was, and how funny, as well.  Patty will be sending you an “official” thank you on WSAE letterhead when she returns from vacation and also looks at the meeting evaluations, but please know that you were quite a hit with WSAE.  I’m sure you’ll be hearing from a number of our members who want you to dazzle their own members.  Thanks so much for setting the perfect tone for WSAE’s Awards Luncheon! 

Thanks to Donna for sharing photos from the banquet, too!

To learn more about the Cedarbrook Lodge contact Robin (Catering Sales) at (206) 214-4383 or Sylvia (Director of Sales) at (206) 214-4140.

40th Birthday Party Magic

This past weekend was a fun mix of shows; a school assembly in Lakewood on Friday, a private party in Puyallup on Saturday and a 40th birthday party that evening in Tacoma, and a private party in Lacey on Sunday.  Yesterday I was in Toppenish for a school assembly. 

A big thanks to Nems Scarim, owner of Three Chicks Catering and The Venue, for sharing a great audio testimonial for me.  She’s been a big fan of mine for several years and has passed several clients my way. 

This photo was taken at the grand opening celebration of The Venue. Nems and the Chicks do a fantastic job and really know how to throw a party!

The private party on Saturday was for Nate with The Cart Doc (ink cartridge refills, replacements, and parts).  He’s a member of Saturn Barter.  I’m a big supporter of barter and belong to Itex, BizXchange, and Saturn Barter, all active here in Washington. 

Thursday I’m performing for the rollout of the new Microsoft Kin phone at the Verizon Store (on the Microsoft campus in Redmond). 

Friday I’m at the Red Lion in Olympia for a regional Lions Club convention, and Saturday I’m performing for Armed Forces Day at JBLM (that’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the non-military folks).

EQC, Microsoft, 50th B-day, +

It’s been a busy week!  Two shows yesterday (Microsoft party in Bellevue, family night in Woodinville).  Two shows today:  upscale birthday at the Seattle Tennis Club and a very fun 50th birthday party in Olympia.  At the kid’s birthday party I saw a new inflatable “ride” that I predict we’ll be seeing a lot more of.  It’s a huge inflatable ball with room in the center for a child.  You can hold on inside and let someone roll the sphere around, or you can run on the inside and move the ball like a big hamster ball.  I love it!  I seriously wanted to try it. 

Tomorrow I’ll be at the Puyallup Spring Fair with my Science Magic show.   It’s open to the public and sponsored by the Puyallup School District at 4:00 pm on the second floor of the Pavilion. 

McLane Northwest recently had me add magic to their annual driver’s banquet at the Emerald Queen Casino.  It was my first time in that building since it was the old Fife Executive Inn – wow!  (It’s completely remodeled by now, of course.  The Puyallup tribe has done a fantastic job.  What happened to their paddle boat/casino?  I worked a couple of gig there…) 

Larry Stewart, McLane Section Sales Manager and professional photographer, sent me a full CD of photos from the evening.  Thanks, Larry! 

Michael, VP of Distribution, and I having fun...

This event was a full-blown magical evening; strolling magic during the cocktail hour, magic souvenirs for all of the guests, and my stand-up show just before the awards presentations. 

Photos by Larry Stewart

I’m always glad when companies decide to go with the souvenir magic tricks for their guests.  They’re going to give something away anyway (centerpieces, custom imprinted items, candy, something), and I know that many folks will go home and show a magic trick to their family or friends.  And, I only choose the tricks to give away that I love demonstrating.  The fun is in the presentation, and it makes a big difference between reading how to do something and watching it done right. 

Clean comedy. Interactive magic. Guaranteed fun.

Spring Break Magic Shows

The last two weeks have been spring break at schools throughout the area.  Of course, this guarantees miserably cold and rainy weather!  Not good for riding bikes and goofing off at the park, but fine for magic. 

I performed for various groups and organizations in Maple Valley, Olympia, Black Diamond, Cosmopolis, Issaquah, Tenino, Yelm, and Seattle. 

Issaquah Parks and Recreation featured me as part of their “Fantasy Night”.  The Issaquah Youth Advisory Board (middle and high school students) planned a lot of activities, including games, sports, and creating magic wands and hats.  The magic show capped off the evening.  Thanks to Cathy Jones, recreation coordinator, for sharing a wonderful audio testimonial.  Learn more about my magic shows for parks and recreation departments.

I’m also gearing up for high school graduation parties.  Several of the prime Friday/Saturday evenings in early June are taken, but I still have some availability particularly for late night/early morning shows.   E-mail me or call (360) 412-5064 to learn more about adding interactive magic to your private party or school graduation celebration.  (You don’t need to wait until your student is graduating from high school or college.  I do lots of “moving on” celebrations for junior highs, too.)