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*** It's a great day to see a magic show! See you tonight! ***
UPDATE #4: There are still 3 spots left, so you may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash. Also, there are usually 3 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to join us. Make sure to come early with exact cash.
UPDATE #3: Just a reminder, I'll be the one with a red flag (12" x 12" in size), with the word "ACK" on it, in The Mayflower Hotel lobby at 7pm! Once I check you in, I will give you your tickets. Please be ON TIME. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. See you there!
UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $40. Looking forward to seeing you there!
UPDATE #1: There are fewer than 10 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $35 to $40 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. Dec. 11th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Sun. Dec. 4th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot (see the Payment section of the event posting). If you've already made payment, the PayPal email you received is confirmation that we've received your payment (no need to email me asking for ticket confirmation). This UPDATE has been emailed to the yes RSVPs. I hope to see you there!
Let's get together for a magic / comedy show!
We'll get together in the lobby of the The Mayflower Hotel before the show, and then go see "Catch Me - A Magic Duel." After years of successfully plying their trade around the world, acclaimed magicians Brian Curry and Mark Phillips have decided this town isn't big enough for them both. In 'Catch Me,' these two sleight-of-hand masters battle live, on stage for the title of 'Washington DC's Favorite Magician.' During the show, the audience will select various styles of magic the contestants must perform. Audience members then cast their votes for 'Washington DC's Favorite Magician,' and award the coveted 'Golden Wand.'
With a 5 star rating on both Yelp and Tripadvisor, here is just a sampling of what people are saying:
• "Incredible show! So much FUN! Brian & Mark are skillful magicians AND comedians! They kept us guessing and laughing the whole time. They skillfully performed classic tricks and tricks that I've never seen before." — Yelp review
• "This magic duel was full of surprises and amazingly fascinating - from card tricks to disappearing acts to flames, there was never a dull moment. The talented magicians involved and humored the audience every step of the way!" — Yelp review
• "I've seen a lot of magic performances, including at the Magic Castle in L.A. This was easily on par with those. Both magicians are really fantastic, and their patter is genuinely funny. In short: A perfect night out." — Goldstar review
Front row VIP seats are ordinarily $75 (fees included) and regular General Admission tickets (which does not guarantee a specific seat) are ordinarily $54 (fees included)]. I scored for us a blocked-off section of seats for our group only, near the front (starting in the 2nd row)! We've got an early bird special for this event of only $35! The first 25 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Sun. Dec. 11th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $40. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the Payment section of the event posting.
I will give everyone their tickets at the venue on the day of the event at the start time. I'll be the one with the red flag (12"x12" in size) with the word "kayak" on it! We'll head into the theater at 7:50pm.
See you there!
Metro and Parking
The closest Metro is Farragut North (Red line) and Farragut West (Orange, Blue, Silver lines). I suggest Metro / cabbing / Uber'ing if you can. I also recommend using wmata.com for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage. I recommend using parkopedia.com for garage parking planning.
If you are late (arrive after the start time of 7pm), you risk the possibility of not being able to join us for the event. I will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the PayPal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your PayPal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please log into your PayPal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.
Since we pay in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. If the event is canceled or rescheduled, an UPDATE will be posted at the top of the event posting, and the UPDATE will also be sent as an email to the yes RSVPs. A full refund will be submitted no later than Wednesday of the following week. For rescheduled events, you must let us know within 3 calendar days of the UPDATE email if you are unable to make the new date... no refunds will be given after that time. Thanks for understanding. =)
Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a "message" letting me know the first AND last name, and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot (please also copy them on the message). I host a lot of events and groups, so please let me know the event name and group name the ticket transfer is for. You must let me know by the RSVP close time of 4pm on the day of the event.
Should inclement weather (e.g. snow storm, hurricane, etc.) affect our event, we'll need to reschedule or cancel. If any one of the following is not available for service due to inclement weather, we'll need to do so: Metrorail is not running to all stops; Uber (X, SUV, etc.) is not running or available at no more than 2x standard rates; venue(s) are not open. I'll post an UPDATE to the top of the event posting by 4:30pm on the day of our event with the details.
If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let us know in advance (a week or more before the event) and we will do our best to accommodate (message me through my Meetup profile). If you let us know the day of the event, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to help. Thank you for understanding and we appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!
When & Where
20s & 30s Going Out Group
We are the ORIGINAL Going Out and 20s & 30s group, and the 2nd largest Meetup group in the world! This social group is for people mostly their 20s and 30s, in the Washington DC metro area, who enjoy dancing, dining, pubs, clubs, outdoor activities, road trips, dinner parties, and other local activities.
This group is for married people, single people, new-in-towners, and people who have been in the DC area for a while and are simply looking for a new group to go out with. Membership is FREE, and you only have to be friendly and fun to join!
We host a regular-occurring happy hour where we raise money for various local charities (all voluntary donations).