The Mesmerist by Jeffrey Day $45 per admission (16 & up) The 19th century was filled with magic and magicians. The Golden Age of Magic was forming during this time and change was happening throughout the world. The magic that Jeff will be performing includes effects that have rarely been seen by audiences or even current day magicians. The show will be performed in the beautiful Woodruff-Fontaine ballroom. Come see what audiences observed over 100 years ago! Prepare to be mystified!
This historic area was once known as "Millionaire's Row" because of the mansions lined the streets and the wealthy residents that lived in them. Many of those homes from the mid to late 1800s still stand - Mallory Neely House, Woodruff Fontaine House, James Lee House and Mollie Fontaine to name a few - and have been repurposed into museums, a bed and breakfast and one of the city's hottest night spots. New homes are being built in this neighborhood in styles reminiscent of the Victorian era.
For more information about the neighborhood, visit VictorianVillageInc.com
Events in Victorian Village
Join us for the wrap up of Memphis Medical District week at Mollie Fontaine Lounge. Registration includes 2 free drink tickets and appetizers. Limited capacity - register now!
Co-sponsored by the Memphis Medical Society
MAGIC has existed in many forms. From large stage illusions to closeup tricks on a table. Closeup Magic sometimes causes confusion in the eyes of some people who are unfamiliar with magic and magicians. The term “close up” refers to the fact that the spectator is ‘close up’ to where the action is taking place. You are literally a couple of feet from the performer. You get to see everything, or at least what the magician wants you to see. What you see is magic happening right in front of you … or even in your own hands!
The closeup magic tricks that I will be performing will be from between the 1860’s to the 1950’s and created by some famous magicians you’ve probably never heard of. I might even do something with a brave spectator’s iPhone. We’ll also explore the playfulness of the mansion’s most famous ghost, Mollie Woodruff herself!
Come to this limited seating event at the Woodruff-Fontaine House, and venture down into the basement to take your seat and watch me create the magic … right in front of you!
Locations in Victorian Village
The museum is open to the public on the first Saturday of every month from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Last tour starts at 3:00pm.
Wednesday-Saturday: 5pm- 'til the spirits go to sleep
Wed-Sun: Noon - 4pm