Tuesday, November 15

          Magic with Ropes Teach-In Night (details below)

Tuesday, December 6

         Xavier MortimerLas Vegas and Internet Sensation showing us magic and in conversation with Adam Cheyer -in person at the Scottish Rite Center.  (Virtual TBD) You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity. Members Free. Non-Members $20.

 Tuesday, January 10, 2023

        Northern California Interclub Stage Contest

Cash Prizes + First Place Trophy and paid appearance at the February Gala in person.

Monday, February 6. 2023

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


          Magic with Ropes Teach-In Night

Tuesday, November 15

Doors and library open at 6:00

Open to the magic community.

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

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

Free off-street parking

Also via  Virtual via Zoom

A variety of rope magic effects will be demonstrated and taught including The Impossible Knot, Cut & Restored variations, and Professor’s Nightmare.

Members are encouraged to join the fun and perform and teach too.

All paid members in attendance will get 50 feet of brand new red soft yet strong cotton rope.

Bring your own scissors.

We would love to have someone talk about the Indian Rope Trick.

If you know in advance that you’d like to teach or perform, please write to:
Robert Herrick.

And you can show up and do something last minute with ropes or anything that you are working on..

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.

Per the policy of the Scottish Rite Center and the OMC, Proof of Vaccination and masks are required except when appearing on stage.

Not a member? Apply for 2023 membership now and get November and December 2022 benefits included

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 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