TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018. Oakland Magic Circle Northern California Magic Competition and Spaghetti Dinner

The Oakland Magic Circle invites the best magicians from the Northern California magic clubs to compete with the winner receiving a cash prize and the opportunity to perform at our February 2019 Installation Banquet.

The pasta banquet includes meat and vegetarian entrees, salad, vegetables, garlic bread, beverage, and for dessert a Mark Tarses chocolate dipped cookie.

To buy tickets, go to: Magic Banquet

Here’s the flyer: OMCflyer2018:9


This is our annual Intra-club stage contest. The winner will receive $100 and the right to represent the Oakland Magic Circle in the Inter-Club Stage Contest In September. The runner-up will receive $50. Contestants must be dues-paid members of the Oakland Magic Circle.

6:00 PM Doors open

7:00 PM Business Meeting

8:00 PM Contest begins


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

6:00PM. Door open.

7:00PM. Business meeting

8:00PM. Competition

June is our annual Lloyd E. Jones Close Up Contest.

First prize is $100. Second prize is $50.

Here are some of the basic rules:

– All acts are to be 6-12 minutes in length.

– Family friendly material.

– All non-competing OMC members are eligible to vote.

– Voting members must be present for the full duration of the competition.


6:00PM Doors Open

7:00PM Business Meeting.

7:30PM ‘Card Warp’ Teach-In by Mark Tarses. This is a trick that is easy to learn and that you will want to know how to do. It is a favorite of street magicians, and it is one of the few card tricks that you can keep in your wallet.

8:00PM. Open Performance.

Oakland Magic Circle Annual Flea Market and Auction!

Don’t miss this year’s Flea Market and Auction! It will be on Tuesday, April 3rd. It is always the biggest in the San Francisco Bay Area! Doors open at 5:00 PM for sellers, 5:30 PM for buyers, and the auction starts at 8:00 PM. $15 for a sellers table and $10 for OMC members. See you there!

Sellers: Remember to bring change, $1 and $5 bills. Also, bags for buyers to take home their purchases and price stickers.

Buyers: You should also bring change, $1 and $5 bills. Remember that you cannot pay for auction purchases with credit or debit cards. The Oakland Magic Circle has no way to process card transactions. Some flea market sellers accept credit cards, but most do not.

Bjornson Hall
2258 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94602



Door open 6PM.

Business meeting 6:30PM

Women in Magic Show 7 to 9PM

“Women in Magic,” is a panel discussion with performances featuring award-winning bay area masters of legerdemain: Heather RogersMeriam Al Sultan, Paula Ramsey, Cynthia Yee and special guest Carisa Hendrix from Calgary, Canada; moderated by Dagmar Theison. Presented by the Oakland Magic Circle in collaboration with AAUW​.

Free Admission; Reservations suggested at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-magic-tickets-42656594021

Location: Bjornson Hall, 2258 MacArthur Boulevard (near Fruitvale Avenue) in Oakland.

There have historically been few female magicians and therefore few role models in the craft. Most women have been relegated to being assistants, often in skimpy costumes and the “victim” of torture effects.

​​This will be a free evening and people of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Here’s the show flyer: OMCflyer3:18




Oakland Magic Circle’s annual Installation Banquet to honor the incoming officers will take place Tuesday February 6, 2018 at Bjornson Hall on MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland.

The magic entertainment will include Kayla Drescher who has appeared on Penn and Teller Fool us and Alan Leeds, winner of 2017 Northern California Inter-Club Stage Competition.

The Banquet offers a choice of Salmon, Tri-Tip Beef or Chicken main course, salad, vegetable and potato, and a Mark Tarses chocolate dipped cookie for dessert.  A vegetarian main course is also offered.

Schedule of events:
6 PM  Doors Open
7 PM  Dinner is Served
8 PM – Showtime!

To order tickets, go to:  Banquet Tickets.



We will be showing a wonderful movie! ‘Dealt’ is a documentary about Richard Turner, who is quite possibly the best card magician in the world today. What makes his act seemingly unbelievable is that he is totally blind. I saw Richard Turner at Magic Live in Las Vegas this past summer, and he amazed the 1500 magicians watching him do his stuff. The guy has a lot of personal charm too. This movie chronicles his life and how he came to be able to do things with cards that would seem to be beyond what a blind person could do.  His story is very inspirational. Don’t miss this movie! – Mark Tarses.

Time permitting, we will also have an open performance. Hope you can come out to join us!

6:00 PM – Doors Open

7:00 – Business Meeting and Magic Teach-In

8:00 – Showing of ‘Dealt’ and Open Performance

The Oldest Independent Magic Club West of the Mississippi!