Festival of Illusions Brings Magic to Spring Break, March 25 – April 5
Attention magic lovers, juggle maniacs, bubble aficionados and spring break families looking for weatherproof fun: we’ve got you covered at the Lincoln City Cultural Center! The LCCC, at 540 NE Hwy. 101 inside the historic Delake School, will be home to the 2018 Festival of Illusions, with nightly magic shows and art workshops at family-friendly prices March 25 through April 5.
This year’s schedule includes two nights of Jugglemania with Rhys Thomas, along with hypnotism by Joe Black, amazing feats of mentalism with Brian Ledbetter, physical comedy by the international performer Stefano Iaboni, and the festival premiere of Dr. Delusion’s Illusions.
Families can enjoy old-fashioned magic by festival favorites Jeff Evans and Alexander, Master of Marvels, along with two nights with The Amazing Bubble Man, whose mastery of bubbles big and small are a marvel to us all – he’ll be performing in the auditorium on March 26 and 27.
The Festival of Illusions is planned to coincide with two special weeks: the Oregon public schools’ spring break March 26-30, and the Washington public schools’ version April 2-6. “Don’t let it rain (or snow, or wind) on your family parade,” said executive director Niki Price. “Infuse your vacation with magic and wonder, through the Festival of Illusions.”
All evening shows begin at the same time: 7 pm, with doors open at 6:30 pm. Thanks to the festival’s premier sponsors, the Historic Anchor Inn and the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau, evening show tickets are $8 for youth ages 6-18, and $15 for adults 19 and older. Tickets are on sale now at the center’s website, www.lincolncityculturalcenter.org (click “Buy Tickets”), by calling 541-994-9994, or in person at the Lincoln City Visitor Information Center, located inside the LCCC.
Members of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, which is a nonprofit arts and culture organization that relies upon donations from the public, will receive get $2 off every ticket they purchase. March is Membership Month, and it just takes a few minutes to join; for details, call 541-994-9994.
On Saturday, March 31, the LCCC and the Oregon Coast TODAY will present the Fool’s Day Cabaret, an evening of songs, dances, tricks, jokes, skits and music to raise money for the Lincoln City Warming Shelter – because homelessness is no joke. Tickets are $20, and showtime is 7 pm.
Young artists are invited to enjoy the drop-in Abracadabra Art Workshop offers guided projects and “free art” zones, for just $5 per person. This year, the workshop will be open from 1-4 pm from Monday, March 26, through Friday, March 30.