Obscura Society IL: Conjure an Illusion at the Chicago Magic Lounge - Atlas Obscura

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Obscura Society IL: Conjure an Illusion at the Chicago Magic Lounge

Chicago's long tradition in the conjuring arts continues in Uptown.

Close-up magic just got a lot closer. 

"Magic Bars," that is, bars where magic was performed while drinks were being served, were a staple of Chicago nightlife in the 1960s and 70s. Over time, these clubs joined Tiki Bars and Automats as the lost dreams of yesteryear.

But no longer.

Chicago Magic Lounge is bringing the spectacle back, and in a traditionally Chicago way. Chicago magic is close-up, in-your-face magic. This isn't someone on a stage 1,000 feet away dancing around a box while you're distracted by a nearly-naked assistant. This is the real deal—on your table or on the stage right in front of you. You can see everything... and yet you're still mystified.

For our special evening at the Chicago Magic Lounge, we'll not only be amazed as the night's cadre of performers dazzles us at our tables, at the bar, and on the stage, but we'll also have exclusive access to the minds that make the magic. And you will leave knowing some of the arcane secrets the mages have guarded for centuries.

You will be sworn to secrecy, of course.

For this special event, we'll have our own special space for the entire evening, and you'll have plenty of time to chat with the performers. 


June 11, 2015
8:00PM (Doors open at 7:30)

21+ Only
Uptown Underground
4797 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago IL 60640