Thursday, September 10, 2015

Houdini Night October 7th at Ring 50

   Members of Ring 50 will be presenting magic from the Houdini era. Houdini had an amazing talent he also devoted himself to the magic. Harry Houdini was a master of escapes whose name still resonates today. One of the things that made Houdini stand out was his showmanship. Houdini wowed audiences with his deft escapes from handcuffs and other kinds of personal shackles and restraints.
   If you would like to perform effects related to Houdini magic, please contact President Danny Selnick at to get on the list as a performer. You don't have to do only could be with any theme dealing with Houdini ... cards, tricks, ropes etc... Get creative and have fun... Contact Danny NOW!
    Hope to see you on Houdini Night at Bishop Ireton HS 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria Virginia at 7:00 PM on Wednesday October 7.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Eric Henning Public Dinner Show Sept. 28

On Monday, Sept, 28, Ring 50 Past President Eric Henning will perform his after-dinner Parlor Magic show at the Railstop Restaurant in The Plains, VA Visit for more info.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Francis Menotti to Lecture at Ring 50

Francis Menotti will present his lecture at Ring 50 on September 2 at Bishop Ireton HS 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria Virginia at 7:00 PM on Wednesday September 2.
Menotti has been a full time professional magician with over 30 years’ experience practicing sleight of hand. Whether entertaining on six-star cruise lines, U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls or private events, Menotti consistently impresses. He has earned respect as an international industry leader, inventing, writing and lecturing on new magic for fellow magicians.
He designs each of his released tricks for his own working repertoire. After extensively working with them before live audiences, he takes great pleasure in offering them to the magic community!
Over the past ten years, he has had the privilege and pleasure of speaking to countless magic clubs and conventions around the US, England, and beyond.
"Francis is the rarest kind of performer: a triple threat: he does close-up, stage, and a lecture, and he's fantastically talented at all three." - Josh Jay
The lecture is free to I.B.M. Ring 50 members. All other magicians may attend the lecture for a $20 fee.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

2015-2016 Meeting Schedule

Our meeting location is:

Multi Purpose Room
Bishop Ireton High School

PLEASE NOTE: Please enter at the doors for the Whaley Auditorium, which face Duke Street and have a big parking lot. Do NOT enter at the main school entrance facing Cambridge Road.
If you are between the ages of 12-17 and interested in magic, please have a parent or guardian contact Daniel Selnick at

7:00 p.m.  Meeting starts
9:30 p.m.  Meeting ends

The many fine restaurants nearby Bishop Ireton make it easy to visit with your friends before the meeting!

Aug. 5 -- Magic Movie Night (drinks and popcorn served) -- featuring
               "Our Magic: A Documentary Film by the Magic Community"
Sept. 2 -- Lecture with Francis Menotti
Oct. 7 -- Ring 50 Members Perform -- Houdini Night (spooky, escapes, Houdini theme)
Nov. 4 -- Lecture with Cameron Francis
Dec. 2 -- Children's Holiday Magic Show (Benefit for Alexandria Citadel Salvation Army)

Jan. 6 -- Teach-In by Ring 50 volunteers
Feb. 3 -- Lecture (TBD)
March 2 -- Ask the Experts
April 1-2 -- Magi-Whirl 2016
April 6-- Ring 50 Members Perform -- (any under-five-minute trick you like
May 4 -- Dan Lacey Contest -- DC Magician of the Year
June 1 -- Lecture (TBD)

Saturday, August 08, 2015

2015-16 Ring 50 Officers

Danny Selnick (President) --
Louis Meyer (VP) --
Bob Patterson (Treasurer) --
Mike Plotnick (Ring Secretary) --
Kevin Sievers (Sergeant-at-Arms) --