Inter­na­tion­al Mag­ic Week is each year from Octo­ber 25–31.  It is a week to cel­e­brate the world of mag­ic and magi­cians.  Mag­ic Week ends on 10/31, the anniver­sary of Har­ry Houdini’s death.  Har­ry Hou­dini was the great­est magi­cian and escapist of them all. 

Houdini's grave

Houdini’s grave

 

 

Houdini lives in Scranton

Hou­dini lives in Scran­ton

Did you know the Har­ry Hou­dini Muse­um is locat­ed in Scran­ton, Penn­syl­va­nia?  It’s quite pos­si­bly the only thing in Scran­ton worth see­ing.  The muse­um is open to the pub­lic on Sun­days from 1 PM-4:30 PM and by appoint­ment.  They show films relat­ing to Hou­dini and offer a mag­ic show to guests.  On Hal­loween every year, the muse­um has a seance and psy­chic evening.  The famous Hal­loween Hou­dini Seance was orig­i­nal­ly per­formed by Houdini’s wife, then passed on to his biog­ra­pher, then passed to magi­cian Dorothy Diet­rich.

There are many ways to cel­e­brate Mag­ic Week.  Watch the minis­eries Hou­dini on Houdini_2014Net­flix, take a trip to the Hou­dini Muse­um, grab some tricks to learn from a mag­ic shop (do those exist any­more?), have your own seance using our Suprnat­u­ral Oui­ja Board, learn to do tarot read­ings, or learn how to pull a quar­ter from behind someone’s ear.  How­ev­er, escap­ing whilst in chains from a large tank of water is not rec­om­mend­ed, for obvi­ous rea­sons.

We sell this!

We sell this!

 

We also have Har­ry Pot­ter mag­ic wands, if you’re into that kind of mag­ic (you know you are)!  Cast some spells!

So, what do you think?