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Get Ready to Rock at the 5th Annual Magicpalooza!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Our 5th Annual Magicpalooza is Saturday, September 9th!

Come out and help sick kids get their magic back! Open Heart Magic’s 5th Annual Magicpalooza is always a great party filled with plenty of food, drinks, magic and this year we will have live music from Windy City Rev Ups!

Get ready for plenty of raffles, wonderful baskets to bid on and some great close-up magic!

Your participation will help build a legacy of bringing the healing power of magic to seriously ill children in hospitals. 


When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 7:00PM – 12:00PM
Where: 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 West 115th Street; Merrionette Park, IL 60803
Tickets: Only $40!


Questions? Contact the us at

Join Cleveland’s Finest to Help Sick Kids at our Annual Friendraiser!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Help sick kids at Cleveland Clinic Children’s get their magic back!

Support this wonderful program helping sick kids here in Cleveland. Come out and meet the best people Cleveland has to offer all while enjoying drinks (beer and wine) and delicious food; some great raffle prizes; a quick message from Mike Walton, Founder & Executive Director; and, of course, some close-up magic!

⏰ Friday, September 15th, 6 – 9PM
📍 RED SPACE, 2400 Superior Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44114
🎟 $40 General Admission

Looking to support the Cleveland Bedside Magic™ Program?
By getting involved at the Cleveland Friendraiser, you (or your company) will directly support sick kids in Cleveland in their hospital rooms, where it’s needed most. Open Heart Magic’s certified Hospital Magicians work with kids at the most critical point of their medical treatment. The unique approach used by specially trained volunteers provides hope, strength, and laughter at a time when kids and families don’t have much. Help us grow this program and reach thousands of local kids in northeast Ohio.

Questions? Contact the us at

Join Open Heart Magic for our 2nd Annual Ann Arbor Benefit!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

The 2nd Annual Ann Arbor Benefit is better than ever!

Support a wonderful cause helping sick kids in Michigan. Enjoy a great evening with an open bar and heavy appetizers; a must-see Silent Auction; a Grand Prize raffle; a quick message from Mike Walton, Founder & Executive Director; and, of course, some close-up magic throughout the night!

Help sick kids at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital get their magic back!

⏰ Friday, September 8th, 6 – 9PM
📍 RUSH (314 S Main St.)
🎟 $75 General Admission

Grand Prize Raffle: $10 each or 12 for $100
Win a week-long vacation in Playa del Carmen* with our Grand Prize Raffle.

*Airfare not included. Two bedrooms, sleeps 4-6 people.

Questions? Contact the us at

Casino Magical – A Black Tie Gala Coming This Fall

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Join us for our first black-tie gala on Saturday, November 11th

Your Attendance is Requested at Casino Magicale, Open Heart Magic’s first ever black-tie Charity Gala at the exclusive Casino Club.

Get ready to sip martinis, play the tables, and trip the light fantastic at this International Spy-themed soiree. Formal attire is required. International spy attire is encouraged.

Your participation will help build a legacy of bringing the healing power of magic to seriously ill children in hospitals. 


When: Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: The Casino Club, 195 E. Delaware, Chicago, IL 60611


Want to Play?

Tickets are limited so act fast once they’re on sale!

Want to Sponsor?

Become an agent of influence when you sponsor this Charity Gala

Questions? Contact the Sponsorship Chairs at

Tickets on sale now for the 11th Annual Benefit

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Tickets are on sale now with Open Heart Magic’s 11th Annual Benefit! Join us for a night of fun and inspiration that supports seriously ill kids in Chicagoland hospitals.

When: Friday, April , 2016, from 7:00PM to 11:00PM
Where: VenueOne, 1034 W. Randolph St., Chicago
What: Hearty appetizer buffet, drinks and our astonishing brand of close up magic. Check out the exciting silent auction, live auction and raffles with amazing sports and entertainment packages. Learn about the variety of rewarding ways to get involved with Open Heart Magic!

Get all the details and get tickets here.

Whole Foods Chicago to give 5% of all sales on 2/12 to OHM

Friday, February 7th, 2014

To learn how magic helps kids heal, we asked a patient.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Melissa Bruebach and Emily Stec at OHM's 7th Annual Tricks are for Kids Benefit

A patient’s perspective on Open Heart Magic: An interview with Melissa Bruebach, a recipient of Bedside Magic at Lurie Children’s Hospital.


Q: I understand you’ve had firsthand experience with Open Heart Magic.
Yes.  When I was a patient at Lurie Children’s Hospital, I had several visits from the Hospital Magicians.

Q: Most people don’t know what it’s like to be a kid in the hospital.  Can you share your experience?
Well, I started having surgeries as an infant…and pretty much grew up in the hospital. Unless you’re a kid or a parent with a kid who’s gone through this, you don’t realize how scary and stressful it can be.  Children with medical conditions experience things – and miss out on things – that make them grow up too fast…

Click here to see the full interview.

Cocktail Competition to benefit Open Heart Magic

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

We’ve been working hard internally to expand our fundraising efforts, but sometimes the best ideas don’t come from within the organization at all. Ben Newby, bartender extrodinaire at The Underground, has been selected to take part in a charity mixology competition, and he chose to mix on behalf of Open Heart Magic! On Tuesday, February 21st, three of Chicago’s top bartenders will be shaking up their own version of Brazil’s national drink, the Caipirinha. The standard drink is delicious, so I can’t wait to see the creation that pours forth from Ben’s capable hands.


We’d love to have as many Open Heart Magic supporters as we can there to help cheer him on, stuff the ballot box, and whisper sweet nothings into the judges ears. This is a winner take all event, so every slightly tipsy voice counts! Tickets are $30 include samples of all featured cocktails as well as Texas de Brazil’s signature Brazilian fare.


Get your tickets now, and bring your friends for a fun evening!