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The Des Moines chapter of the
International Brotherhood of Magicians
Ring #167 - since 1937

The official club name is: 

Justo Hijo of Magic, Inc.
"Justo Hijo" is a magical sounding phrase taken from the
Spanish language which loosely translates to, "Righteous Sons" of magic.
“Justo Hijo is an organization governed by the bylaws of the IBM (International Brotherhood of Magicians).
Our goal is to support and promote the craft of magic as an entertainment art in our community.”


Our Next Club Meeting:

Monday, January 8 
7:00 PM

at Felix & Oscars 


Bring some Magic to share!

Coming up...

Please bring a check or cash for 2018 dues. 
Starting February you'll need to add $5 more for late dues. 

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 We hope you can join us for some Magic and Fun!


 Justo Hijo meets the 2nd Monday of almost every month
at the Felix and Oscars Restaurant in Des Moines.
Felix and Oscars Restaurant
4050 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa

Felix & Oscars Restaurant

(Look for the Hobby Lobby / Haymarket Mall just north of Merle Hay Mall).
When we meet at Felix and Oscars, everyone comes to eat at the restaurant in a back room between 5:30 and 6:00. 
The official meeting begins at 7:00 PM.
Visitors of all ages are welcome and you can bring family members or friends if you like.
It is free to visit our meeting (you’ll need to pay for your meal, of course).
Most meetings have a featured activity. It could be a lecture, contest, themed performance, video night, etc.
We also set aside time to allow people to perform anything they want for the group.
This gives everyone a chance to show off their stuff or work out new routines in front of a receptive and supportive audience.
Feel free to bring something to perform if you like.
We hope you can join us. 

Upcoming Magic Events!!

Ben Ulin at Penguins Comedy Club
info at: penguinscomedyclub.com

Jonathan May and Ben Ulin 
at Honey Creek Resort for:
Kids at the Creek!

Comedian Willie Farrell and Ben Ulin in a special event:
Willie Farrell's Corporate Holiday Office Party.
A night for the employees or clients of any 
Small Business or Department to dine and enjoy a show.
Also open to the general public. 

Chris Rawlins

We have a guest lecture on Monday, April 2 by Chris Rawlins 
a mind-reader and performer from Manchester, England.

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 The ABRACORNDABRA Magic Convention 2018
May 18, 19, 20 


January 18th - (24 HOURS ONLY -EARLY BIRD SPECIAL)     
Only $150.00

January 19th – February 18th, 2018     $165.00
February 19th – March 18th, 2018             $175.00
March 19th – April 18th, 2018             $185.00
                   April 19th – May 17th, 2018                   $195.00                  

May 18, 19, 20  2018             $200.00 (At the Door)


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Latest Ring Report:

October 2017

President  Michael Osman welcomed members and guests to our October meeting. Announcements of upcoming magic events in Iowa include: Ben Ulin's Magic & Comedy at the Funny Bone October 13, Mac King in Fairfield, IA November 18, and Lance Burton & Friends at the Civic Center in Des Moines November 25-26.

It was youth night at Justo Hijo Monday night as our kids wowed us with their talents. Danny Pierick  had a taste for meteal as he bit a Quarter in two, and then restored it. Elias Arbuckle showed his ability to suspend cards in the air and move forks across a table. Alex Cantor shared his mastery of the cups and balls. These three young magicians are very hungry and enthusiastic learners of magic. Don't be surprised if they appear on America's Got Talent in the future. Michael Osman, the last young magician, joined our club when he was 8, and we elected him Justo Hijo President when he turned 20. The Great Oz had Barb Funke choose a card, the 7S from a deck and rip it into pieces. Barb tried to restore it and Michael helped find most of the pieces. Then he took out his magic wand...Chapstick, and waved it over Barb's hand. Nothing happened until Michael cranked up the Chapstick to reveal a playing card. It was the 7S with two missing pieces, one from Barb and one from Michael. Amazing!

We adjourned and stuck around to share, converse, and sell and trade some magic. That will be our November meeting's theme, to show some Turkey tricks, and then try to sell some of our closets-full of tricks. If you're in the Des Moines area the second Monday of the month, drop in for some food, folks, and magic.      Bruce Anderson



The Justo Hijo of Magic, Inc.
The Des Moines chapter of the
International Brotherhood of Magicians is Ring #167
Our 2017 Officers are:
President: Michael Osman
Vice President: Bob Burd
Secretary: Bruce Anderson 
Treasurer: George Noble