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November 16-19, 2017




Friday night, November 17th.

For the seventh year, magic returns to the Festival of Trees. Children, as well as adults, will enjoy the magic and illusions in the beautiful Festival of Trees setting. Doors open at 6 p.m. for an hour of close-up magic acts, followed by a family-friendly, professional-quality stage show featuring members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, KIDabra SoCal and the world famous Magic Castle at 7 p.m.

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Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.     Location: The Center – 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita

Tickets: $10 per person (Age 2 and under free).  Tickets will be held at will call.

Meet the Performers

Brian Hoffman
Brian specializes in stress-free parties that include a high-energy, hilarious magic show, non-competitive party games, and kids discos with all-inclusive dancing competitions. He performs at birthday parties throughout Santa Clarita and surrounding areas. As a member of IBM Ring 280, Brian has served as the group’s president, board member and vice president. Brian is also a Magician Member of the World Famous Magic Castle and KIDabra, an association of family and kid show professionals.

Bob Thomas
Bob Thomas has been a member of IBM Ring 280 for five years and served as President from 2014-2015. Bob has performed and helped backstage in many of of Holiday Hocus Pocus shows.

Steve Silverman
Steve Silverman has been a performing close-up magician for 30 years and has entertained audiences of all ages in almost every venue.  Steve has also written for several magic industry magazines, tipping some of his inside work to other magicians, and has also self-produced a highly successful teaching DVD which contains his original creations.

Dave Norman
Dave currently serves as Secretary of IBM Ring 280.  Dave has performed and helped backstage in many of of Holiday Hocus Pocus shows.

Richard Ribuffo “California Joe”
California Joe is a character created by Richard Ribuffo.  The character of California Joe draws inspiration from Indiana Jones and Dora The Explorer. He teaches the children that nothing is impossible. We are to value the journey as much as the destination.

Frank Padilla, Jr.
Frank Padilla, Jr., or Frank the Magic Guy, of Yaquimagic Presents is a two-time Award-winning magician. While crafting his routines and effects, Frank the Magic Guy wanted to do more that just present magic shows. So he now develops and offers workshops using magic and science principles, so they can be applied as useful educational tools. Magic and Science can be a useful medium in many disciplines and at the same time help everyone develop an appreciation for having fun!

Joe Selph
Joe has been entertaining audiences throughout the Los Angeles area for more than 25 years.  An accomplished magician, clown, and puppeteer, he has been labeled “L.A.’s most unique children’s entertainer”.  He is also well known for his work in film and television with The Jim Henson Company as well as Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, and PBS.

Christopher Lopez
2015, 2016, & 2017 “Children’s Magician of the Year”, Pacific Coast Association of Magicians
One of California’s busiest entertainers has been thrilling audiences up and down the west coast for over 15 years. His interactive family comedy magic show provides a non stop ride of amazement, entertainment, and laughs.

About IBM Ring 280 (
Ring 280 – the Mark Wilson Ring is the Santa Clarita, California chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The International Brotherhood of Magicians is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the art of magic, with members in 88 countries. Local branches of the I.B.M., known as Rings, meet each month in hundreds of locations.
Santa Clarita’s Ring 280 was founded in 1998 by a group of local magicians, and was named the Mark Wilson Ring in honor of the legendary illusionist, who currently resides in Valencia.

The Ring provides an opportunity for magicians of all skill levels to learn the rich history of the magical art, improve their skills as performers, and share their talents through community service.

About KidAbra (
KIDabra International is a place for KIDshow and family performers to grow, learn, network and prosper!
Interestingly the Association which launched in August 2005, grew out of the remarkable KIDabra conference which began in 1992 as The International Festival of Children’s Magicians. Our mission with this Association is to carry on the inspiration, enthusiasm and education of KIDabra throughout the year.

Often called the professional performer’s association and conference, you will not find tons of politics here. You will find an intermediate to advanced focus on our performing arts, businesses and careers. Whether you are a full time pro, busy part-timer or new to performing, you’ll find a network of people just like you that exists no where else.

KIDabra International is an extraordinary group of folks headed by Mark and Tami Daniel, dedicated to setting and raising the bar on Family Entertainment. Many of the world’s top KIDshow performers roll up their sleeves on a daily basis to make this remarkable project/association and conference happen. We are first and foremost a group focused on the art of performance. Now the call goes out for you to participate on a local, national and international level to the common goal of offering the best performance possible for our young audiences.

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