Close up Halloween Magic

It was two weeks before Halloween night. I was asked to perform close-up strolling Magic for friends and Neighbors at a Halloween party for adults. I was originally asked to perform for only one hour. But when the clan saw the laughter coming out of every group, I was asked to stay an extra hour. A good time was had by all.

Patricia’s 50th birthday party

It’s always nice when you get invited to perform at somebody’s 50th birthday party it’s even nicer when those people who invited you are the ones who have been supporting you from the very beginning. I would like to thank both John and Patricia for having me perform at Patricia’s 50th birthday party. The place was packed full of love, friends and family. Located inside of Geezers restaurant in Santa Fe, California. The Italian food was laid out and the drinks we’re in hand. So glad I could add the laughter to their wonderful night. Cheers!

HIS REACTION IS PRICELESS! 😄 WAIT FOR IT…

The other day, I met this little boy who was sitting down quietly watching youtube videos on his iphone when his dad asked him if he would like to see me do a magic trick. Intrigued, he lifted his head, removed his earphones and put away his iphone. I ripped a napkin in two pieces, balled them up and proceeded to wow him. Magic through the eyes of a child.
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Mentoring the Youth

I’ve never mentored an individual before, nor have I ever been asked to for that matter. Quite honestly I used to think I had nothing to teach. So when a dear friend asked if I could give some advice to a beginning magician I saw it as an opportunity to step into uncharted territory. What I thought was going to be a 30 to 45 minute magic course at the park became a two and a half hour lesson on everything I’ve done wrong and everything I’ve done right. I got to know this kid very well. His accomplishments, his worries and his aspirations in Magic. Keep in mind, I never had a magic teacher, not that it’s a bad thing but having someone give honest advice from the start might have been a very helpful. I shared with him the stories of my encounters while street performing, travelling to other states for gigs and even that one time I sat down cried in the streets of Santa Monica when I first started. He listened intently. The one thing I remember saying to him was, “Get the audience interested in who YOU are. YOU are the magic, not the deck of cards in your hand, YOU…Oh and practice a lot.” So here’s to you Adrian, I’m wishing this kid all of the luck in the world and I can’t wait to see him on stage for the first time.

Indoor Skydiving at iFLY, Hollywood

One of the funnest things you can do in Los Angeles is indoor skydiving. If you’re afraid of heights but want to Thrill a free falling at 150 miles per hour. I recommend making an appointment. The staff was incredibly hospitable and friendly. This location was at Universal CityWalk. Sure we had a bunch of people staring at us but that’s part of the fun. I know this is not Magic but it is Magic related. Also it really does feel like you’re flying.

9 Year Old The Great Omar

Journal Entry from when I was 9 years old talking about my first time watching magic on Television.
“Omar Covarrubias June 3rd 1993
Today I couldn’t buy fireworks because my mom did not want to buy me fireworks. Then we went to go see if my dad was home he wasn’t so we went to my aunt’s house because he told us that he would be there but when we got there he wasn’t there so we just stood there for 5 or 6 hours then we were going to go to Las Vegas but something was wrong with the van it was heating up so we decided not to go so we stood. I was looking at the television program about magic but I couldn’t do it but then they said they’re selling the video I asked my mom for it but she said no then that’s when I started to write on you.”

Cathedral High School fundraiser

It was a cold summer night in the northside of Downtown Los Angeles at 9 p.m. as I walked into the Cathedral High School auditorium. The room was full of alumni from years past. On stage was my friend comedian Rudy Moreno bringing talking about, “Why what happen?” A hilarious bit about growing up as a latino child in Lincoln Heights and questioning everything your parents had to say two months prior he had requested for me to perform at this fundraiser for him and I was happy to oblige. The procedure meant to help the students for seeking funds to go to college. It was very heartwarming to see the turnout as I walked into that Auditorium. There was deliciously catered BBQ ribs, mixed drinks and silent auction items displayed throughout the back. It felt great to be a part of this. Rudy introduced the next comic, looked me in the eye, gave me a big smile, shook my hand and told me I was closing out the show. In the past, that might have had me worrying and second-guessing myself but luckily I’ve had a few years of experience under my belt and I was ready for the challenge. Most of the show was nothing but crowd work and this crowd had so much to offer seeing as how they’ve been there since about 6 p.m. the show is over and a few people started clapping some of them even started getting up. All in all it was a great time had by all. I’m so glad and I could be a part of such a noble cause. Had the best time sharing the stage with hilarious comedians like Lamont B Sharpton, Rudy Moreno, Andre Kelly, Retha Jones and George Wang. Huge thanks to Cathedral High School for allowing us to be part of this event.