Magician Joshua Jay — Two Events

(4.16) Close-up magician Joshua Jay brings his Tragic Magic — followed by a Q&A — to the List Auditorium this Tuesday evening. For fans lucky enough to be free during the day, Jay will be hosting a magic confab at the Rockefeller Library on Prospect Street at 3pm.

Office Hours with a Magician:

At 3 p.m. in the Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab at the Rockefeller Library, Jay will answer questions, offer inspiration, and provide attendees with the inside scoop on the world of magic. Ask Joshua all the juicy questions about the craft of magic. You’ll even have a chance to experience close-up magic right before your eyes. Children are welcome.

Tragic Magic:

At 6 p.m. in List Art 120, Jay will present, Tragic Magic, a riveting lecture on all the magicians, spectators, and assistants who were killed in the act of magic. You’ll hear true stories of murder, botched escapes, and–with new scholarship–the real cause of Houdini’s untimely death. Told with passion and theatrics by master magician Joshua Jay, this presentation will even include a touch of the impossible. A Q&A will follow the presentation, and all questions on the craft of magic are welcome.

Both events are free and open to the public with general seating provided on a first come, first served basis. No tickets are required.

A few years ago, Jay fooled Penn and Teller on their show “Fool Us” with a seemingly simple, close-up card trick.

Free, Tragic Magic, 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday, April 16, List Auditorium, 64 College Street, (directions)

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