Posts Tagged 'magic'

Three Magic Books Presented to Magic Castle Library

In January I had the privilege to present three of my hard cover  comedy and magic books to the Magic Castle Library. The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood has a huge Library with almost every magic book in print. The curator Bill Goodwin expressed an interest in adding my books to the library.  I was honored. This is one of  the premier collections of magic books in the world.IMG_0226

I spent several hours with my friends, pouring over just a few of the thousands of books on the art of magic. It was interesting to look at a book by Edwin of Supreme Magic alongside magician John Kimmons. John worked at Supreme Magic for years and actually took some of the photos in that book. John  is also a delightful ventriloquist who is very popular in England and across Europe and the U.S. John and I were both lecturers at a small magician’s Convention in Hollywood in January.  He is very funny and has a great mind for making the magic and comedy work.

More on my lectures and workshops for magicians at NormBarnhart.combookbanner web

Thank you Brooklyn Center, MN Women’s Club

I had so much fun with the wonderful women at their recent annual banquet in Minneapolis. Magic and comedy sure add a lot to events like this and their president wrote this note.

“Norm, you did and AWESOME job at our meeting. The ladies were very entertained and it was one of the best entertainments we’ve had.  Thanks for making our day.” –  Gloria S. – President – Brooklyn Center Women’s Club.



You will enjoy lots of laughs and amazing magic with Minnesota Magician, MagicNorm- please check out the website and let us help make your next event extra special.


Magic Shows in Minnesota bring joy to audiences of all ages.  We present clean comedy for corporate events and holiday parties. If you need to add entertainment to your event with a magician in Brooklyn Center or Minneapolis, please call.





Minnesota Magician Teaches his Tricks in England

IMG_5228 IMG_5259 IMG_5462 IMG_5325 IMG_5293 IMG_5290I had a very wonderful visit to England in May this year and taught at a convention of magicians. 240 entertainers came out to the convention.


I love photography and I took some 4 hour walks on several days.  I actually had 7 sunny days and that was very unique all my friends in England said.


Check out the English countryside.



WIld Woods Water Park in Elk RIver

The Wild Woods Water Park is a fantastic place to take your family during Spring Break.  It is one of the biggest water parks in the Midwest.  There are three super cool 4 story water slides and an awesome “Lazy River” where you can drift your cares away.

Oh and you might enjoy some magic on the weekends during spring Break!  Yeas, Look for me on Saturdays bringing some magic to the families.  The staff told me how they are hearing nothing but enthusiastic comments about the magician at the Water park. Yay, I like to make people happy.

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I have also presented magic shows for the Halloween party for this Holiday Inn also.

Here is a recent comment.

“Norm’s Magic at the Holiday Inn Ostego was a hit at our Halloween Event. Those kids did not want him to stop!!! He did a super fantastic show.”

– Donna Johnson – Restaurant Hostess – Holiday Inn Wild Woods Water Park

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Holiday Inn Wild Woods Water Park

Holiday Inn Wild Woods Water Park


Magician at Home and Garden Show

Its here! The Home and Garden show. Spring cannot be too far behind!

I’ll bring some comedy and magic to the families at the Business expo this weekend.

EntertainmentCHisago home show Schedule


11:00 am Magic Norm

12:00 pm Unexpected Company

1:00 pm Ninja Turtles Meet & Greet

2:00 pm River City Cloggers 

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3:00 pm Fitness Seminar by Lindstrom Clinic SCRMC


11:00 am Fitness Seminar by Lindstrom Clinic SCRMC

12:00 pm River City Cloggers

1:00 pm Magic Norm

2:00 pm Ninja Turtles Meet & Greet

I enjoy bringing magic shows to special events.  The business expo will be a blast.  I was unable to make it last year… but this is my side-1comedyclubthird year bringing comedy magic to this event.

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This is the place for comedy magicians in the Twin Cities. If you need a Magician in Minneapolis or a Magic show in St. Paul, please call. I enjoy bringing fun to special events.

Magic at Ruttger’s Resort – Bay Lake Lodge

Over the years I have presented comedy and magic at Ruttger’s Resort in Northern MN.   What a lovely spot. beautiful views of Bay Lake are seen from the excellent dining room.  Their 4 star chef prepares a wide range of delicious meals and deserts.

This summer the owner and President of Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge wrote this kind note:

“Norm has entertained our guests several times and they always love him. His magic show forkids and adults was a hit; lots of laughs and lots of amazement! On another occasion he did walking magic in our restaurant. It went over big too and Norm worked well with us to coordinate traffic flow and seating turns.

Norm is a real pro, pleaseant and family friendly. We will invite him back.”

Chris Ruttger – President

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge.

I look forward to bringing some fun to your group. Please check our website and discover the various ways I present magic for small groups and large corporate functions. For family parties and cub and girl scouts I bring a motivational program to encourage them to do their best.

Magic is fun!

Minnesota Magic is Fun

Minnesota Magic is Fun

Magic at the Children’s Museum in St. Paul

Magic at the Children's Museum in St. Paul

We had crowds of over 300 at both days of shows at the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul. That’s me with a young audience volunteer on the far left. I enjoy hearing the laughter and seeing the smiles.

Magic is fun.

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It is fun to be a Magician in Minnesota.

I love to bring entertainment to family events.

It was fun to bring some comedy magic to the families at the Children’s Museum.

There were so many cool activities for the families to enjoy at the Children’s Museum.  Check them out and bring everyone to have a fun day.