The Secrets of Sleight of Hand - Atlas Obscura

Denver, Colorado

The Secrets of Sleight of Hand

Enjoy an afternoon of mystery and walk away with a few tricks up your sleeve.

Pick a card, any card! in this behind-the-scenes session with master magician James Lopez.

After a mystifying performance by the magician, you'll see behind the curtain as you learn the foundations of the art of illusion. James will reveal tricks of the trade, offer hands-on instruction for a few coin and card tricks, and give you the opportunity to show off your skills to an audience. 

You'll come away from the event with your own set of cards and a coin, instructions, and above all - a new way to impress your friends and family. For those interested in honing their craft further, there will also be a magical giveaway at the end of the afternoon.


James Lopez is a local of Colorado, living and performing in northern Colorado for the last 5 years. He primarily works the private circuit doing small cocktail parties and non-profit events around the state, and also has performed in New York with the Guilty Pleasures Cabaret and with Rainbow Militia in Colorado. He enjoys performing private acts and working in variety shows at locations like the Clocktower Cabaret and Invisible City. He is currently a "most interesting man in the world" in-training. 


  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the event start time to check in. Follow the signs to the "grotto" where the event will be held.
  • Event will run rain or shine.
  • This event is intended for an adult audience and may not be appropriate for ages below 13. Parental discretion is advised.
  • ADA: This venue is an old home and may not be accessible for all guests. The location involves negotiating at least one flight of stairs.
  • Small parking lot adjacent to building and street parking available.

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