San Francisco Magic Parlor, San Francisco

#35 of 104 in Nightlife in San Francisco
Performance · Concert / Show
In our third year the San Francisco Magic Parlor is offering new shows new magic, and a new ambiance while retaining the distinctive qualities that make it a staple of the Union Square Entertainment scene.

David Facer’s shows combine theatre and magic performance-art. During this one-person show he is your guide into a make-believe land of Magic, introducing several of the eccentric and bizarre inhabitants of his fantastical world where “Impossible is Not a Word.”

David portrays five diverse characters in his “World of Paradox.” Be enthralled by: Jack Winter and his Sideshow Sensations, Jakob the Mechanical Man with a Human Heart, the enigmatic Dream Dweller Nicolai Bayne, and magical prankster and adventurer Spellvin.

Award winning magician David Facer conjures paradoxical mysteries at his fingertips. He has performed with Broadway legend Carol Channing, and entertains in nightclubs, cabarets, restaurants, and at private events. David has been showcased at the San Francisco Zoo, the Hyatt Regency, Six Flags, the Cliff House, and Twining Vine Winery.

Time seems to stand still in our intimate Parlor conveniently situated within the historic 100 year old Chancellor Hotel on Union Square. The Parlor’s gracious turn-of-the-century ambiance evokes the San Francisco of old.

“Sidesplitting and heartwarming!”

–Bread & Roses

A spectacular and intimate one man show.”

–SF Bay Guardian
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  • We saw David Facer at the San Francisco Magic Parlor at the Chancellor Hotel, not knowing quite what to expect. He presents a show on paradox, mixing nicely done basic magic tricks (linking rings...  more »
  • I was lucky enough to grab a ticket to the San Francisco Magic Parlor during my stay at the historic Chancellor Hotel in Union Square. Walt Anthony's unique production was unlike anything I've seen.....  more »
  • We visited the Magic Parlor recently and can't recommend it highly enough. A perfect venue for long-time SF residents to bring visiting friends to with fantastic San Francisco history tales and great illusions. Nearly every member of the audience has an opportunity to participate in the performance (and receives a fun wishing star as a thank you). Walt Anthony is both an engaging raconteur and very impressive magician. We'll be back.
  • I just saw an incredibly charming, elegant and surprising show in San Francisco. The show had a lot of magic in it, AND every effect was beautifully interwoven with the history of San Francisco. We learned about the Voodoo Queen of San Francisco, the self-proclaimed Emperor of San Francisco and a fantastic cast of characters from the city's past. This is a one man show by Magician, Actor and Speaker Walt Anthony. What struck me most was how impeccable everything was. Each prop was a perfect representation from the era, his costume and even his scripting was at a "New York Level", as they say. If you have visitors from out of town or just want a very entertaining taste of SF history, you should see this show. I've had enough glitzy magic. The last frontier is the mind and Walt seems to be able to dive deep into our minds and prove it with his magic!

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