Tuesday, December 6

Xavier MortimerLas Vegas and Internet Sensation showing us magic and in conversation with Adam Cheyerin person at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center and Virtual via Zoom.

You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity.

Members Free. Non-Members $20.            Buy a Pass.

Become a 2023 member now and get the Xavier Mortimer Night and other benefits included.      Join Here

Details below and at Oakland Magic Circle.

 Tuesday, January 10, 2023

        Northern California Interclub Stage Contest- Open to members, family, friends- Free Admission

Cash Prizes + First Place Trophy and paid appearance at the February Gala in person. All Northern California Clubs are welcome.

Monday, February 6. 2023

        Oakland Magic Circle Magic Gala starring Alex Ramon with other acts to be announced. In person.

Tuesday, March 6- Tori Noquez Lecture In Person and Virtual Zoom


An OMC Exclusive- One Time Only Event.

Las Vegas sensation, Xavier Mortimer in conversation with Adam Cheyer.

They will discuss Xavier’s work with Cirque de Soleil, developing his own act, breaking the Internet with his hugely popular videos. He will show videos of some special performances and perform live for us—his tie trick, a quick bubble manipulation routine, and his wonderful dancing cane, offering some explanations.

You do not want to miss this.

You have never seen anyone jump rope like this.

Trailer for the new show at The Strat in Vegas.

Xavier talks about his new Vegas show.

Xavier’s Website.





Doors open at 6:30pm (PST)- The library will not be open due to illness.

Open to the magic community: In person and Virtual via Zoom.

Members Free 

Not a member? Apply for 2023 membership now and get the Xavier Mortimer Night and other benefits included.

Join Here.

Non-member admission or Zoom access: $20 (go here)

Meeting starts at 7pm with brief business and good of the order announcements.

Xavier Mortimer about 7:15pm.

In Person at Oakland’s Scottish Rite Center Blue Room, 3rd Floor via elevator or steps

Free off-street parking in lot behind the building on Madison Street, a one way street from 17th to wards 15th. Map.

Come early and join other magicians across the street at Lake Chalet for Taco Tuesday, starting at 3pm. Great food, great prices and great friends outdoors on the lakeside deck.

For the safety of everyone we ask that all guests wear masks except when appearing on stage. We understand that many people feel safe not wearing masks but new strains of Covid have been catching up with people. We appreciate your understanding and help.  There will be free masks available at the entrance to the meeting.

Join Here.

Current members can also renew.

Only $25.00 good through December, 2023. Free lectures, workshops, magic props, access to our large library of books, videos and more, dealer discounts, plus shared magical community.

Youth Membership- under 15-year-olds: $10

 After the meeting- Plan Ahead

Show & Sell

Present an effect you’d like to sell but first you must perform it. If someone wants to buy it they can express interest and you can work out details privately.

Open Stage– Perform something you are working on and get feedback if you are interested.


We are proud to have over 110 members in 2022 including working professionals, aspiring pros, hobbyists and collectors from all over the world.

Join us.

2023 dues are $25.00 good through December, 2023. Join now and get November and December benefits.

Youth Membership- under 15-year-olds: $10

If you want to apply for membership send an email to requesting an application.

Even if you have paid you cannot become a full member until you have sent in the application.

You may make Payment anytime by PayPal

or mail a check to:

Oakland Magic Circle
c/o Marc McGuire
1737 Alhambra Lane
Oakland CA 94611


To use your PayPal account to pay dues– enter the following information to send your $10 or $25 payment to Oakland Magic Circle:
1) Sign in to your PayPal account here, or register for one:​ ​
2) Send money to:​ ​

Note that you are “sending money to a friend” to save a handling fee.

Joining or renewing now will get you:

Exclusive Members Only benefits through December 2022:

Free Admission to In-Person Lectures (a $20+ value), Meetings and Teach-Ins

Free Admission to all Virtual OMC Lectures (Generally $12.50-$15 for non-members)

Exclusive access to most 2020-2022 and upcoming virtual lectures (you’d pay more than the dues fees just to see one of them downloaded from a dealer)

Eligibility to compete for cash prizes and trophies in the Close-Up and Stage OMC contests

Access to our large library of books and DVDs  and regular updates of what we have

-10% Discount on orders of $40 or more from Byron Walker Magic Books

-10% Discount on orders of $30 or more (in-person, by phone or online) from Misdirections Magic Shop in San Francisco

Free magic props for special in-person teach-ins

-Advance announcement for special events so you can reserve your place

                                     -More benefits coming

Your modest dues (we have kept them low for years) help us:

-Present monthly events including lectures, contests, our auction/flea market, two stage shows with some bonus events, and offer teach-ins with related props; rent the beautiful meeting hall at the Oakland Scottish Rite Building on Lake Merritt (includes a free parking lot) and pay liability insurance; offer a fully equipped stage for appropriate events and a performance platform for regular meetings; increase our fantastic library—all while providing a forum for local magicians to meet and share.

It isn’t just about paying your dues but helping build our club, the oldest independent magic club west of the Mississippi, operating continuously since 1925. We want you to help keep the club relevant and contemporary, both learning from past and present trends while looking to the future.

We look forward to returning to in person meetings in late summer 2022 at our beautiful new meeting place at the Oakland Scottish Rite Building.


  • See top Bay Area magicians perform.

  • All ages welcome.

  • Learn from exceptional lecturers.

  • Participate in club competitions.

Upcoming and Past Meetings

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Club Competitions