Chicago has a long history of magic and magicians, so it's only fitting that this Sunday the Chicago History Museum is hosting the Chicago Magic Competition. Ten finalists will compete, and the competitors include both professionals and amateurs. Prizes include handcrafted wands and a paid gig at the museum's Magic exhibit. Who picks the winners? A celebrity panel will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and the audience gets to pick the People's Choice winner.
The event is co-sponsored by Chicago Assembly No. 3 of the Society of American Magicians, the oldest club for magicians in Chicago. At the time it was formed, in 1919, the organization's president was the one and only Harry Houdini. Necromancer Neil Tobin, whose Supernatural Chicago is the longest running theatrical magic performance, will be hosting.
It's free to attend with museum admission, which is $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students.