Father-Son Magic on Tap at Rhythmix

Courtesy photos Dan Chan, master magician, above, has inspired his son, James, below, to follow in his footsteps. See both Chans perform this Sunday in Alameda.

Two generations of magicians will take the stage in Alameda this Sunday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. when award-winning master magician Dan Chan brings his sophisticated sleight of hand to Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) for the first time. Chan’s son James, 7, will also appear, performing his own brand-new illusions and juggling.

Hailed as "an intense three-ring circus rolled into one man," Chan has staged more than 3,000 live performances since 2003. His unique act features illusions, escapes, old-fashioned pickpocketing and his famous death-defying bullet catch, which has astounded audiences worldwide.

Chan has performed at venues in Las Vegas, Japan, Mexico and Washington, D.C., as well as at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has done private shows for dozens of top corporations, including Intel, IBM, Yahoo, the San Francisco Giants and Google. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC and MTV.

Chan has been voted San Jose Magician of the Year, Oakland Magician of the Year and Bay Area Magician of the Year.

Tickets are available at eventbrite.com. More information is available at www.rhythmix.org or by calling 865-5060. RCW is located at 2513 Blanding Ave.