The Variety Collective is a weekly variety show hosted and run by Melbourne variety performers & this Wednesday the illustrious Nick Kesidis will be hosting.
Magician Nick Kesidis is taking over for the night and bringing with him five incredible acts:-
*Johnny Danger Daredevil – Stuntman Extraordinare!
*Evie – Catwoman and Bollywood Tap
*Martin Dunlop – Rising star of Melbourne Comedy
*El Bella – Our queen of sideshow returns!
*Patrick Alexander – Writer, artist and storyteller!
The Brunswick Green
313 Sydney Road
All tickets – $10
Make sure you get there early to get yourself a good seat, some good food & cheeky drink…. Its gotta be cheeky.
My very good friends Viking Dave & Viking Redd will be riding bicycles around Cambodia in an effort to raise funds for Amnesty International so this Thursday 30th we’ll be hosting a Viking Trivia night at Santido Funf.
Please come a long for a night of Great Fun, Great Food & Magic. By donating to this cause, you are helping raise vital funds to hold warlords and dictators accountable, free prisoners of conscience, promote respect for Indigenous peoples and boldly, ambitiously defend human rights in every corner of the world. And you’re doing it as a Viking of Justice!
Closing night of the Close up Gallery at the Melbourne Magic Festival 2012, Nicholas J Johnson, Bayden Hammond & I (Nick Kesidis) thought it would be fun to attempt an impromptu story deck where the cards were shuffled by a spectator, dealt into 4 piles & we make up a story off the top of their heads.
It got such a great response from the folks who saw it at the festival that I put the video on my YouTube Channel “nickthebubblemagic” & since then has made it to www.iTricks.com. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet please click here or scope out the videos on the “Video Page” & on my YouTube Channel.
GIVING up the ciggies two years ago gave Nick Kesidis more than just a better bill of health – it introduced him to the wonderful world of magic.
To keep his hands busy, the 27-year-old from Clifton Hill started carrying around a deck of cards and became so adept at sleight-of-hand magic he has made a career out of it.He’s debuting his comedy-based magic show Nick Kesidis is One Lonely Guy at the Melbourne Magic Festival, which runs until July 14 at the Northcote Town Hall.”The premise is that there’s some magicians who are handsome, experienced and have a pretty girl they put in boxes and make vanish, whereas my outlook is that magic’s a bit of a geeky thing,” he says.”Most magicians are part of the science club, and instead of being out and about drinking on Friday and Saturday nights, we’re home with a pack of cards working on our craft.”
But don’t feel sorry for Kesidis. He quit his “boring” corporate job to focus on magic and he’s on his way to achieving his dream of performing on cruise ships.
I’m very pleased to announce that I will performing at the Pick n mix Mini Festival!
This Thursday the 3rd of May there will be back to back performances of musicians, dancers, actors, circus & of course magic by yours truely.
The Pick n Mix festival is a three day mini festival hosted at 1000 POUND BEND Gallery. A first and foremost celebration of art for arts sake. A prospect to unearth and engage some of Melbourne’s fresh creative talent.
The festival opening times are 10am-4pm, with an opening night 6pm-9pm via the gallery laneway. $5.00 entry for the opening night and gold coin donation for the day festival.
I will be holding a free workshop at the The Diggers Rest Magic Fair will be held on Sunday 1 April 2012 from 10am through to 3pm at the Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve, Plumpton Road, Diggers Rest.
This fair will offer a magical twist, as the community come together to celebrate “April Fool’s Day” and all the magic and fun that comes along with it.
Be amazed by Michael Boyd the illusionist extraordinaire, followed by The Australian U2 Show, live performances by the Diggers Rest Primary School Choir, learn some magic tricks and visit the magic shop.
Kids will have plenty to do with jumping castles, face painting, roving entertainment and much more.
There will be local community groups on display including; 1st Diggers Rest Scouts, Bunnings Sunbury Workshops, Caroline Springs Police Unit, Diggers Rest Auskick, Diggers Rest CFA, Diggers Rest Junior Football Club, Diggers Rest Primary School, Diggers Rest Tennis Club, Djerriwarrh Health Services and the Lions Club of Diggers Rest.
So come along for a great day of mystery and excitement…
For any further information please contact the Events and Culture team on 9747 7200.
Firstly I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas & an entirely Happy New Year. Thought I’d kick off the year with a cheeky street magic video featuring my good friend Jesse Mock. Jesse Mock has come all the way from Canada & we thought what better to catch up than to go out & do some street magic on the sunny streets of Melbourne.
Click “here” to have a look at the new video or go to the Video page to check it out.
Hope you guys enjoy it & all best in the new year.