Sideshow and Sleight of Hand: A Showcase of Intrigue and Illusions - Atlas Obscura

Chicago, Illinois

Sideshow and Sleight of Hand: A Showcase of Intrigue and Illusions

Join Atlas Obscura for an exclusive show of magic and sideshow at Trickery Chicago.

Ladies and gentlemen, come one come all, and prepare yourselves to experience the unimaginable! A show of mystery and wonder awaits you at Trickery. Thom Britton, founder of Freakshow and Tell, is dusting off his swords to showcase a menagerie of science, history and insanity. Our Atlas Obscura audience will get exclusive access to Britton’s sideshow act as well as a spectacular magic performance by Trickery's founder, Aaron Rabkin, alongside Hoppy The Psychic Wonder Bunny.

Before and after the performance, guests will have an opportunity to mingle with the performers while browsing some tools and artifacts that make the magic happen. Ask the right questions and they may even reveal some of their secrets! Come with your favorite brew or wine, as the evening will be BYOB for those 21 years or older.


  • This event is BYOB for attendees 21 and older.
  • This event is suitable for ages 16 and older.


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