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The Insiders: The trick is not missing this magic show

With Halloween finally behind us, perhaps it’s time to change out of this Ninja Turtle costume. But while trick-or-treating is all done for the year, the tricks are just getting started. And for our next stunt, we’re going to turn your evening into a much more entertaining one, by encouraging you to stop by Red River Theatres for Andrew Pinard’s Discovering Magic show tonight at 8 . Tickets are $15.

Pinard uses sleight-of-hand to dazzle audiences while utilizing everyday objects like cups, ropes, balls and coins. The only trick he hasn’t been able to successfully complete thus far is making a couple thousand more coins appear in our weekly paychecks, but we’re sure he’s in the fine- tuning stages of that one.

Don’t expect to be merely an awestruck bystander, either.

“If there’s one thing I hope my audiences get when they leave my show, it’s the sensation of play, that we’re all in it together. I start the ball rolling, but they’re there to keep it moving,” Pinard said. “I don’t want people to be constantly thinking, oh, how does it work? My style is designed to let them kind of relax and by the end of it not care about how the magic worked, but leave with a sensation that they’ve seen something that has never happened before, will never happen again and has contravened the laws of physics, but in a playful way.”

Also today, Uno Chicago Grill on Fort Eddy Road is having a Hospice Program Fundraiser to benefit the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice program. Get a special voucher at or mention CRVNA Hospice at the restaurant and Uno’s will donate 20 percent of your purchase.

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