Once in a while you meet someone and you think to yourself “This guy/gal is going to make it BIG”. That’s exactly what I thought the first time I met Josh Norris – magician and event professional extraordinaire. Josh is the mastermind behind DC event professionals group – Metro Event Specialists. This group meets on a regular basis and brings together 300+ event professionals from throughout the DC area for networking and learning about new vendors. His meetup is wildly popular and it’s only an expression of how wildly popular Josh is in his “other” life as well. We’re also a fan of his because of the superstar job he did of emceeing our PlannerTech DC event last December. Set to debut in August, Josh has his next big break launching a new magic show “Think: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic”. If you are anywhere near the area, I suggest you check it out. I know I’ll be looking to buy tickets myself and travel down from NY. In case you were wondering, Josh absolutely can be hired for meetings and events. Check out the press release below and video that will blow your mind!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KIMPTON’S HOTEL HELIX AND ACCLAIMED MAGICIAN JOSH NORRIS TO LAUNCH NEW MAGIC SHOW “THINK: AN EVENING OF MIND READING AND MAGIC”
Friday Night Magic Shows Feature 90-Minute Performance and Pre-Show Specials at Helix Lounge This August
WHAT: Kimpton’s Hotel Helix is pleased to announce a new Friday night magic show series THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic featuring Josh Norris, the magician named “D.C.’s Best Performing Artist” by readers of the Washington City Paper.
THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic is a 90-minute show in which magician Josh Norris combines magic, psychology, hypnosis and suggestion to demonstrate the untapped powers of the mind. Amongst the show’s highlights, Norris will employ his uncanny understanding of body language to decode the thoughts of audience members, assume the role of a human lie detector, and subject himself to extreme physical harm in a feat of mind over body
WHEN: The show will run for four weeks on Friday nights beginning on August 10, 2012.
- Dates include: Fridays, August 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2012.
- Performances begin at 8:00 p.m.
- All guests can arrive early to enjoy extended Happy Hour specials at Helix Lounge, and a close-up magic in the lounge from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SPECIALS: Washingtonians can make a night of it by arriving early at Helix Lounge, where ticket-holders receive Happy Hour specials until 8:00 p.m., as well as discounted $4 Magic Hat beers or an $8 “Magic Martini” featuring Tanquery gin, peach liqueur, orange juice, grenadine and a champagne float. A complimentary champagne toast will be provided to guests during the show.
WHO: Josh Norris is a magician living in Washington, D.C. In addition to his studies as a magician, Norris relies heavily on his skills at reading body language, which he has honed over the course of 2000 live shows. His performances have been featured everywhere from charitable events to the offices of top national corporations. Norris recently hosted a travel show for MSN called Re:Discover, where he gave viewers a tour of some hidden gems of Washington and just completed filming a reality show with a national network that will air in late fall.
WHERE: Kimpton’s Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20005
PRICING AND TICKET SALES: Tickets start at $35, and can be purchased online at www.joshnorris.com. Intimate setting of only 50 seats per performance. Recommended for ages 18 and over, though guests as young as 13 are welcome.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981 Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through authentic and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and embodying a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton was recognized by Fortune Magazine as a Best Company to Work for in 2012. The company operates more than 50 hotels and more than 50 restaurants in 24 cities. For more information visit www.KimptonHotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.