Chicago Magic Lounge ( CML ), 5050 N. Clark St., will present "Spotlight: Women in Magic," Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
While female magicians are rareresearch studies estimating that only 5-10 percent of professional magicians and magic club members are womenthey have played an important role in the history of magic. Groundbreakers include Adelaide Hermann, Lisa Menna and June Horowitz.
The Incredible Jan Rose will be the guest host for the weekend, as well as performing table magic during the cocktail hour along with regular CML house magicians including Jeanette Andrews, Paige Thompson and Nancy Anderson, plus newcomer Emily Hosman. The evening will continue with an hour of stage magic featuring Carissa Hendrix ( aka Lucy Darling ) and headliner ( and first-time guest ) Jade, the first woman to win the Gold Medal of Magic from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Alba will also be present to perform close-up magic in The 654 Club.
Tickets are $39.50-$54.50 each; see ChicagoMagicLounge.com .