My New Show In Los Angeles

Timeless: My New Show In Los Angeles


I’m so excited to announce that after 13 years of shows in Los Angeles under the branding of “Magic And Wine”, I now have a new, second experience to offer those of you in LA. My Magic And Wine shows will continue in Orange County, but I’ll also be performing at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Thematically, the show is heavily centered around the concept of time, with a special emphasis given to magic effects and narratives in that realm. It features some new, never before performed pieces and some of the classics reconfigured into a whole new show. Below is the official description:

“An evening of timeless magic inside a historic downtown hotel, this show combines the incredible and iconic history of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel with the breathtaking magic of International Champion Of Magic, David Minkin.
You’ll move forward and backward through time during this 90 minute performance, while experiencing some of the world’s finest close-up magic.
This new show features authentic stories from David’s life, metaphorically represented by incredible moments of magic, like only David can create.
Join us at the world famous Millennium Biltmore Hotel for an experience that is “Timeless”.”
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Things To Do In Anaheim

4 Fun things To Do In Anaheim – (Besides Disneyland)

If you are visiting Anaheim, you may be wondering what, outside of Disneyland, is there to do in Anaheim, California? Well, rest assured there are a ton of interesting things to do outside the park. Below are some great examples, and I would be remiss if I failed to mention my show, Magic And Wine, which takes place weekly at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. 

Magic And Wine With David Minkin – If you’d like to experience some magic outside of the magic kingdom, check out my show. It features an evening of wine and wonder. Come enjoy a tasting flight of wines and hors d’oeuvres for the first hour, followed by a 90 minute magic performance. It’s a wonderful date night, and one of the highest rated things to do on Tripadvisor in Southern California. Here is where to GET TICKETS.

Anaheim Packing District – This historic location is bustling with people enjoying wonderful culinary treats from any of the 50 artisans in this space. Enjoy various food from around the world and even duck into a fun speakeasy for a drink or two.

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center – This Anaheim museum features rotating exhibits from around the world. Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center is located in downtown Anaheim near the intersection of Broadway and Anaheim Boulevard. If you park in the structure on Center Street Promenade, Muzeo will validate your parking for the whole day.

Anaheim Stadium – If you like baseball, catch an Angel’s game! You can even take a train right to the stadium entrance. Definitely one of the top things to do in Anaheim!

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How To Hire A Magician For Your Event


How To Hire The Right Magician For Your Event:

It’s the last minute, and suddenly you realize that you forgot to hire a magician for your event. Not to worry, here are a few helpful hints for hiring a professional magician for your party or corporate event.

If your party is on a Friday or Saturday in December, magicians are really busy. You may be left with the table scraps of performers still available… the bottom of the magic barrel… a magician who probably wears a bright red suit with playing cards printed on his bowtie and whose day job fixing broken laptops doesn’t allow him human interaction, basic social skills, or sunlight. As you read his five star Yelp reviews, something doesn’t seem to add up. Here’s a guide to help:

  1. Most magicians for hire, at least here in LA, have five star Yelp ratings. Maybe that’s because it’s such a face to face experience when you hire a performer. Frankly it’s a mystery to me, because I can’t tell you how many awful magicians I know who have a five star Yelp rating. Some of them actually give invitations to the Magic Castle in exchange for five star reviews. When you look at a magician’s photos and website, use your intuition. It may be more accurate than Yelp.
  2. Look at the magician’s videos. Videos will tell you most of what you need to know about their magic performances. If you do nothing else… do this.
  3. When it comes to magic awards and peer accolades, take them all with a grain of salt. As someone who has won multiple international magic awards, I can tell you that they don’t really matter that much. It certainly doesn’t hurt if a performer has some awards to brag about, but it doesn’t NECESSARILY mean they are actually good. Trust me on this.
  4. Once you’re confident that they are a good magician, give them a call and do a quick gut check. Ask yourself if they have the social skills to interact positively with your guests.
  5. If the magician has a publicly ticketed show, that’s a good sign. Go see it, or, at least read the reviews. It’s much harder for someone to “game” Yelp or Tripadvisor when he is literally performing for thousands of paid attendees each year who then proceed to leave honest reviews about the magic show they just saw. And, the mere fact that a magician HAS thousands of paid attendees each year is also a very positive sign.
  6. Trust your gut over all else.


I hope this helps you find a top notch magician for hire.  For recommendations in most major cities, feel free to drop me a message.


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Corporate Magician for Japanese Audiences


April 10, 2011

If you are entertaining corporate V.I.P.’s in Los Angeles who speak only Japanese, you are in luck. I can perform my show for a Japanese audience by speaking a combination of Japanese and English. After 93 shows in Nagasaki, and several TV performances in Japan, I can entertain an audience in Japanese with magic. I travel from Los Angeles to Japan for gigs. Call me if you need a magician for your next corporate event in Los Angeles or Japan.

November 25, 2013

Here I am again about to enter another busy holiday season. Magicians in Los Angeles are swamped again this year with holiday events, including corporate events.

My calendar at this point is considerably more packed than last year. Every Friday in December is booked and all but one Saturday. Oddly, I’ve also gotten loads of calls from people looking for a magician for weekday events in Los Angeles.

All in all, it’s not a bad year to be a magician in Los Angeles.

Plus, I am flying to Honolulu again for New Year’s Eve, after booking the same gig there as last year. I’ll be performing a private show in the Trump Tower once again in Japanese.  “Watashiwa Nihongoga Schoshi Wakadimas!”



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Corporate Event Entertainment

Corporate Event Entertainment

If your company is looking for some entertainment for your next corporate event, you can deliver an extraordinary experience of magic to your attendees. I can blend magic with inspiring presentations for a one-of-a-kind experience.

When magic is combined with intriguing narratives, and a message of inspiration, it becomes infinitely more powerful. The presentation can also be combined with specific branding or messaging to deliver top notch “Infotainment” at your corporate or special event. Imagine that: A magician who understands your event goals, and can seamlessly combine entertainment and subtle messaging.

I’ve performed for corporate audiences in Russia, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, England, Mexico, Canada, and all across the U.S.  Let’s create an unforgettable magic experience at your next corporate event. Call us for a quote, and you can consider your event entertainment handled.


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Los Angeles Corporate Entertainment

Los Angeles Corporate


October 17, 2013
Los Angeles Corporate Entertainment
Our Magic & Wine event is attracting a lot of corporate groups lately. It has become the #2 attraction in Los Angeles on, and we’ve had many corporate groups contact us to book private events.

The new venue in Hollywood is spectacular. Bardot is located inside the historic Avalon theater. It’s a hidden speakeasy that creates the perfect ambiance for magic. We recently hosted an event for Intel to introduce their newest version of Windows.

The structure of the event allows for some mingling and speaking about a product. The first hour is essentially a cocktail party, with hors d’oeuvres and a flight of four wines. It’s a good opportunity to address the group and get some messaging across to them.

Then, everyone moves into the theater for a 90-minute show. There is a 15-minute intermission in the show, which provides another opportunity to mingle.
If you’d like to book a corporate group Magic and Wine event at our venue, please email us.


From David’s Los Angeles Magic Show Blog:
Monday, December 27, 2010

Los Angeles Corporate Entertainment
Planning a corporate event in Los Angeles? Need some entertainment for your VIP clients?
You won’t find a better event than the “Evening of Enchantment”.
This past month a number of corporate groups have come to our event in Malibu. The unanimous feedback we received was that it had exceeded their greatest expectations.
The Evening of Enchantment is perfect for corporate entertainment. Normally, a corporate group will take a limo or large bus to the event. They drive up the coast to the stunning Beau Rivage, with its ocean views and full bloom of flowers.
They begin upstairs in the tower room with the wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. Then the group moves into the wine cellar for the magic show, and finally into the dining room for dinner.
From beginning to end, it is a fun and relaxing way to enjoy an evening together, with plenty of time to chat along the way. It is the ultimate in Los Angeles corporate entertainment.
Here’s what one of our recent corporate clients said about the event:
“David Minkin’s Evening of Enchantment was an absolutely awesome event for us at our company’s event. The food, wine and setting for both the dinner and magic show were perfect. It was truly a special event.” – Bill E., Skyline Financial
Get more info about the magic show in Los Angeles, and email us for menu options and other questions regarding your corporate group event.
The evening will be unlike any corporate entertainment you’ve ever experienced!

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Magic Show Los Angeles

Magic Show in Los Angeles

October 20, 2011

My Los Angeles magic show, “Evening of Enchantment” has now been running for nearly 4 years straight. That’s a long time for a one-man magic show. To give you perspective, Lance Burton’s show recently ended after a 14 year run in Vegas.
Los Angeles is a great place to have a show. There are so many people here in need of entertainment. It’s not like Vegas, but the good news is… It’s not like Vegas. The audiences in my shows are usually filled with local people from Los Angeles, as opposed to tourists just passing through and looking for magic shows. That allows me to create more of a local buzz.
Recently, the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica approached me about doing my magic show there. It’s in a part of L.A. known as the west side, and they feel the community would embrace a regular magic show at the Shore. I’m looking forward to performing the show there this month.
Another venue that’s ideal for a magic show in Los Angeles is the Montage Beverly Hills. They just opened a private lounge known as “Ten Pound”. We are close to a deal there as well. Thanks to my new publicist, Michelle, at least three venues will soon be featuring my magic show in Los Angeles. I’ll be performing in Malibu, Santa Monica, and soon… Beverly Hills.
I hope to see you at a show soon!

Magic Show Blog – April 03, 2012

We are now well into our fourth year with the Evening of Enchantment. Not only is the event the longest running magic show in Los Angeles, it’s also the #1 rated attraction in Malibu, California on
We have 22 reviews, and every one of them is five stars! In fact, the show is ranked ahead of the beach!
So, buzz and word of mouth have spread about the magic show, and people in Los Angeles are showing up in droves. We are looking at adding several new venues in L.A. and Orange County, plus a dinner cruise out of Marina Del Rey.
I’m thrilled that things are suddenly going so well.
For next week’s show, we have Eye on LA coming to feature our event under Romantic Things To Do In LA.
Celebrities are showing up as well. A few weeks back, Josh Groban came to the show, and Trey Parker and Seth Rogan have recently expressed interest in coming.
Overall, I’m pleased with the momentum and expect this to be our best year yet.

September 18, 2013

It’s been a long time since I blogged about the show. So, here is the a quick update. The Malibu venue burned down in 2012. It was a difficult time for everyone who had grown to love the place. I had tickets to my magic show sold through August and had to scramble to find an alternate venue for those shows.
Luckily, I eventually worked a deal out with a stunning venue in Hollywood, CA called Bardot inside the Avalon Theater. It’s a historic building with incredible ambiance for magic.
I’ve now been doing the show there for about 15 months, and it has been a blessing. Every single event is completely sold out, and I’ve been able to increase the show’s capacity to 60 people, nearly twice the Malibu venue.
Apparently there is a huge demand for magic shows in Los Angeles, because in addition to the Magic Castle having their busiest year ever, tickets to my show are usually sold out a week in advance.
So, thank you all for your continued support and I look forward to many more performances to come in Hollywood.

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Why I Perform Magic Shows

Why I Perform Magic Shows

Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tonight’s show was a blast. It’s great discovering the unique personality of each audience. This group definitely came to have good time.
Driving home I started pondering… Why do I perform magic shows?
It’s not for attention that was probably lacking from my early years as a middle child.
Nor is it solely for the money that comes from doing corporate and private magic shows in Los Angeles. Sure, that’s all rewarding, and the adrenalin rush after a great show is kind of nice.
But, the reason I fell in love with magic and made it my life’s passion is honestly about giving. I just enjoy creating cool experiences for people.
In the moment of performance, that’s where my intention is. I want people to experience something rare and valuable. I expect them to have the most magical experience they will EVER have.
My Los Angeles magic show, “Evening of Enchantment”, was created with that intention. It was designed to be a complete magical experience, much larger than the show itself. Intimate, personal, transcendent… an escape from reality.

The “Godiva” of magic shows…
I love to transport an audience. The buzz and gratitude that follow after the show are priceless to me. But the Evening of Enchantment is not just about the show. It’s really larger than the sum of its parts.
Throughout the event, people bond over a shared experience.
I dig that.
During the first hour, the ocean views, flowers, candle light, and wine begin the process of transporting them. By the time they arrive in the wine cellar for the show, they’ve already been enchanted. The show just takes them to the next level.
I do a lot of magic shows in Los Angeles. And, I do a lot of shows at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. But nowhere does the complete magical experience come together like it does in Malibu at the Evening of Enchantment.


Magic Show Blog – April 10, 2012
Last night we had a private group reserve the entire magic show venue for 22 people. 46 guests ended up showing up, along with a reporter from the Los Angeles Daily News. We managed to pull off an awesome event, and everybody left happy. I was glad to receive a huge standing ovation at the end of the magic show.
Our next show will be on Saturday night. The TV show “Eye on LA” will be filming our event for a feature on their program. Seats are nearly sold out, but if you hurry, you can reserve them on our ticket page.
Also, everyone on our staff is very excited about the new venue locations in the works. Stay tuned for more info on that.

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Magic Shows in Los Angeles

Magic Shows in Los Angeles


Tuesday, October 26, 2010
If you do an internet search for “magic shows in Los Angeles”, a lot of results come up. However, most of them are magicians in Los Angeles who are advertising for private magic shows and gigs.
There are only four ongoing year-round magic shows in Los Angeles.
There’s the Magic Castle, an invitation-only private club in Hollywood (I perform shows there on occasion). There are Magicopolis in Santa Monica and the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. These are magic venues that feature various performers each week.
And, of course, there’s my show in Malibu, the “Evening of Enchantment”, which is the longest-running one-man magic show on the west coast.
For nearly three years running now we’ve been filling up shows in Malibu – mainly by word of mouth.
It’s been a lot of work to four-wall a show… more work, in fact, than I could have imagined when I first created the show in 2007.
But thankfully, word of mouth has caught on, and Los Angeles is a big city with lots of people who have yet to see a magic show that seats 30 people at a time.
It’s going to take a long time to fit them all in, assuming they all buy tickets via word of mouth. So, for now, I’m happy to keep the show in LA.
People often tell me I should do my show in Las Vegas.
The truth is, I couldn’t be happier than performing my magic in Malibu for small, appreciative audiences and then driving 30 minutes home, all in the city where I grew up… Los Angeles, California.
Personally, I think there’s more magic in a Malibu ocean sunset than all of Vegas.

Our event takes place in a wine cellar. If you’ve seen a magician in Vegas, you may be used to large theaters, stages, and such. My magic show in Los Angeles features an intimate room with seating limited to 34 guests. It’s how magicians used to perform in the 1800’s when European aristocracy were treated to intimate performances in luxury hotel rooms.
Close-up is the way magic was meant to be viewed. 

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Date Ideas Los Angeles

Magic And Wine

Top 10 Date Ideas – Los Angeles

So… you’ve got a hot date and nowhere to go, right?
Here are some fun and unique dating ideas in Los Angeles. We asked our staff at the Evening of Enchantment to name their top 10 dating ideas in LA, and here is the list of ideas that they came up with.
Incidentally, our magic and wine tasting event makes for a great romantic date.


Los Angeles Date Idea #10

The Edison

This place is one of the most ambient and interesting venues in Los Angeles. Perfect for a date. Check their website, as they often have live entertainment in the venue. Date note: You may have to wait in line on the weekends.


Los Angeles Date Idea #9

Yamashiro Farmer’s Market

During the Summer months, this is a fun date idea. Hilltop views of the city, wine, live music, vendors, and the most incredible tacos ever (rib meat, duck, and fish). Parking is surprisingly easy. When the lot is full, they direct you to a free lot on La Brea, and then shuttle you up, which takes all of about five minutes. This is one of the more fun, casual dating ideas in Los Angeles. Bring a sweatshirt or jacket… or just snuggle up with your date. You can also head into Yamashiro afterward for drinks and sushi with stunning, romantic views of the city.

Los Angeles Date Ideas #8

Hollywood Bowl

During the summer months, there’s nothing like packing a picnic basket and heading to the Hollywood bowl for a date. Whether you hit the Reggae fest or the philharmonic, being outside under the stars and listening to live music, while you nibble and sip wine is just a super cool romantic date idea. Again, bring a sweatshirt and plan to snuggle with your date.

Los Angeles Date Ideas #7


If you want to keep your date casual, there are lots of places to hike in Los Angeles. Runyon Canyon has a great view of Hollywood, and Trancas Canyon in Malibu has some nice ocean views and streams.

Los Angeles Date ideas #6

Horseback Riding – Sunset Ranch

Horseback riding in the hills. You can even take a ride to a local restaurant for a dinner ride. A unique Los Angeles experience. Just make sure your date is into that sort of thing and is not wearing high heels!

Los Angeles Date Ideas #5

Derby Dollz

Roller derby. Yep, you read it correctly. Take your special date to a roller derby match to watch the Los Angeles Derby Dollz put on a show. It may not be romantic, but it’s fun.

Los Angeles Date Idea #4

3rd Street Prommenade

It’s fun to get to know someone on a first date when you can explore a place together with plenty of entertainment options. Third street is a great place to poke around the small shops, grab a bite, or catch a show. It’s also an easy walk to the pier and the beach for a romantic stroll.

Los Angeles Date Ideas #3

Westlake Village

You can head out to the Landing in Westlake and have a romantic dinner date at the water’s edge. It’s a bit of a quiet area, so it’s a nice way to finish up a day at the beach, as the lights begin to reflect off the water at sunset.

Los Angeles Date Ideas #2

Hollywood Arclight Theater

If you’re going to see a movie on your date in Los Angeles, this is the theater to head to. The big screen is massive and you can choose your assigned seating when you buy your show tickets online. Another great theater is Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Los Angeles Date Idea #1

Magic and Wine Tasting

A top-rated event on both Tripadvisor and “Eye on LA”, the event combines wine tasting, food, and an intimate show by one of the world’s premier magicians, David Minkin. It takes place at a candle-lit hideaway called Bardot Hollywood – a venue that is perfect for magical experiences. Each month, the show is open to a small number of guests. Get tickets in advance, as it normally sells out.


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