Spirits & Skeletons & Steve

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(Magic) trick or treat at
Spirits & Skeletons at HMNS!
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Steve Wallach has been performing magic since he was 10 years old. He’s not your average cheesy magician you see at a neighborhood children’s birthday party, either. Steve has made a career out of traveling around the globe and performing illusions for CEO’s, charities, country clubs, and luxury resorts.

I met Steve when I was invited, impromptu, for a meeting about a potential event we were considering for Body Worlds 2. Steve looks like he’s easy-going and from the moment you meet him you can see he’s incredibly observational and is absorbing every detail about you he can take in. As we all sat down to the table, Steve offered to give the four of us a demonstration of his skills. He picked out my co-worker Jason, who was also invited to the meeting impromptu,  and requested that he think of an address from a house he had growing up. Jason recorded the information on a piece of paper while Steve was facing the opposite direction. Steve then asked Jason to think very hard about the address numbers and then proceeded to write something down on his own piece of paper. When both of the papers were lined up next to one another, they read the same numbers on each sheet.

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Magician Steve Wallach
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will amaze you!
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As Steve’s show continued, he told me about an accident I had when I was 8 years old and was learning to ride a bike. I had careened into a cement block that busted my knee wide open. Then we opened up a travel book off of a shelf and Steve started spouting off names of the islands that were listed on the page from across the room.

I’m sure I sound crazy right about now, but cross my heart, I saw it all! Working at a Science Museum, sometimes it’s tough to believe that some things don’t have a rational explanation. Or sometimes they do, but Steve Wallach isn’t about to give away his secrets!

See Steve Wallach in all of his glory during Spirits & Skeletons this Friday night from 8pm – 12am and let him boggle your mind. Don’t miss out on the IMAX, Etoile Arabesque Belly Dancers, Fatima and her palm readers, cash bar, or lite bites either. It’s a night full of mystery, illusion, and fun at the best Halloween party in town! Buy your tickets now ($15 non-members, $13 members) this party is sure to be packed!

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