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Obscura Day

As part of Obscura Day, the Tenderloin Museum will be hosting the legendary magician Christian Cagigal for a one night performance of his award winning, critically acclaimed show OBSCURA. The museum will also host an optional Tenderloin Neighborhood Walking Tour at 5pm so attendees can get a special insider’s view of the Tenderloin’s past and present from our resident historians. Atlas Obscura lists the Tenderloin Museum as part of its collection of unique spaces.

Then, amidst the stories documented by the museum, magician Christian Cagigal will weave fairy tales, dark fables and strange happenings into an intimate and engaging evening fraught with wonder, mystery and imagination. With OBSCURA, Cagigal peppers some of his favorite short stories with witty and eccentric demonstrations of close-up card magic and more. The entire show is performed under the watchful eye of a video camera and projected as large as can be, above Cagigal, so the audience can't miss a thing.

Finalist Best Solo Show - Theatre Bay Area Awards - 2015, 2014
Best of the Bay - SF Bay Guardian - 2014, 2013, 2010
Mastermind Awards - SF Weekly - 2013
Nominated Best Solo Show - Montreal Fringe Festival 2015

Obscura Day:
At Atlas Obscura, we believe there is always something amazing to discover—not just around the world, but around the corner. Saturday April 16, 2016 is our fifth annual Obscura Day—a single day when we celebrate our mission of discovery and exploration with unusual, wondrous, and curious real-life expeditions throughout the world. Last year over 3,200 attendees took part in 160 special adventures, tours, and exhibitions in 39 states, 20 countries, and 6 continents.

More on Christian Cagigal:
Christian Cagigal has been performing his trademark blend of theatre, storytelling and magic as an Artist in Residence at EXIT Theatre since 2006 and as an Artist in Residence with Beyond the Mountain in Montréal, Canada since 2012. Recently listed as a Finalist for the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Solo Performer for the second year in a row, recipient of a Mastermind Award by the SF Weekly and three time winner of the Best Magician of the Bay Award by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. 

Notes for this adventure:

5:00pm - walking tour begins
6:00pm - explore the Tenderloin Museum and reception
7:00pm - performance begins

- The evening begins with an *optional* 60 minute walking tour, for only $5 extra.

- Meet at the Museum. The tour will start promptly at 5:00pm.

Event Details:
Tenderloin Museum
398 Eddy St (at Leavenworth)
Saturday April 16th
$15 Performance
$20 Performance + Walking Tour

Later Event: April 21
Volunteer Fair