Maxwell Blade’s Festival of Magic in Hot Springs
Illusionist Maxwell Blade has been performing in Hot Springs for around two decades at Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic, the theater he owns at 121 Central Avenue. An extension next door to the theater has recently opened called Maxwell Blade’s Museum of Oddities and Curiosities, where one can see Blade’s collection of over 300 unusual items from around the world.
Blade is also behind an annual event in town called Maxwell Blade’s Festival of Magic, which is taking place September 29 through October 2 this year. He has invited top performers of the craft to take part in the event, which includes performances as well as lectures and workshops. Among the performers on the lineup is Ariann Black, a Las Vegas based magician who has appeared on several television shows like Masters of Illusions and Steve Harvey’s Big-Time. Performances for the festival are held mostly at Blade’s theater with some shows and galas being held at the Hot Springs Convention Center and other venues in the city.