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August 23rd & 24th
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Join Playland-Not-at-the-Beach in welcoming the East Bay's newest young magicians – the graduates of our Magic Camp taught by Mike Della Penna. Be on hand to see magical stars make their stage debut!
Magician Mike Della Penna
Saturday, August 23rd Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Magician Mike Della Penna is a transplanted New England illusionist who also teaches second grade in the Berkeley School System. Mike perfected his entertainment skills as a stand-up comic in Boston but developed an early love for children's magic. His live shows are extraordinary as he involves make believe and interactivity which embraces every child's dream of what just might be possible. His assistant is Clara the Clarevoyant Duck who has amazing powers even when blindfolded. Mike taught Playland's 2010, 2011, and 2012 sold out Magic Camps (where he got raves from his students). Don't miss this amazing performer.
Douglass the MagicMan

Douglass the MagicMan
Sunday, August 24th Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
On Sunday Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is pleased to present Magician and Entertainer Douglass the MagicMan. His magic will leave you scratching you head with amazement.

Douglass the MagicMan is an accomplished magician who became interested in magic at a very young age. Douglass got his first magic set from the Main St. Magic Shoppe in Disneyland. An admirer of Mark Wilson, Doug Henning, and of course Houdini; Douglass is the president of the Society of American Magicians Assembly #112.

Douglass has won awards for Table Hopping magic, Close-Up magic, and Stage magic in amateur and professional competitions and can also be seen performing as a regular with Biernacki and the Illusion magical rock band.

Thursday, August 28th
Senior Day
    11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach presents our first Senior Day. On Thursday, August 28th Playland-Not-at-the-Beach will be open special from 11:00am to 4:00pm for seniors to enjoy the Museum of Fun. No babies or children please.


Playland After Dark
Thursday, August 28th
Board Game Trivia Night at
Playland After Dark
Can you name the game pieces from classic Monopoly? Do you know the number of points for the letter Q in Scrabble? These answers and more will help you win at Board Game Trivia, an added feature of this evening's Playland After Dark.

Play nostalgic carnival games and enjoy free-play on all pinball machines and video games covering over 65 years of amusement history. BYO board games or play some of the more than 30 we have on hand. 6:00pm-10:00pm. $10 Adults only (18 years and older), no babies or children please.

August 30th, 31st, and September 1st
Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day is Leisure Day at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. Forget the concerns of the work-a-day world with pinball, carnival games, attractions and curiosities. Relax in our indoor, climate-controlled Museum of Fun packed with things to see and do. Bonus: Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is open on Monday for an extra day to play!
Fabulous Frank
Saturday, August 30th &
Monday, September 1st Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Fabulous Frank will join us to perform his wonderfully funny magic. Originally from Connecticut, Frank assisted other magicians at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, but always in a sidekick role. When one of the in-house magicians became ill, Frank began performing his own shows. This guy is really Fabulous and knows how to have a good time with his audience!!!
Magical Nathaniel
Magical Nathaniel
Sunday, August 31st Only
    1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
We are pleased to feature Magical Nathaniel performing some of his most amazing stunts. Nathaniel is our 19-year old in-house discovery. He has been performing since he was 3 years old, and he is an amazing magician and magic inventor. If you have never seen him in person, you will adore Magical Nathaniel.

September 6th & 7th
Grandparents' Weekend
Join Playland as we honor the wisest and most experienced among us – our grandparents! Grandma and Grandpa will love our nostalgic indoor museum of amusements, carnival games and memorabilia, not to mention free-play pinball for the whole family. To sweeten the deal, grandparents receive $2 off the regular admission price (even if you treat them)!

Nick Magick
Saturday & Sunday
    1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Performing since he was in the third grade, Nick Magick originally became interested in magic when he saw Christian Cagigal's amazing one-man show "Now and In the Hour." Nick loves to showcase close-up and stage magic and he has studied under Christian Cagigal, Alain Choquette, and other well known prestidigitators. Nick is a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians.

An admirer of Criss Angel, Mac King and Penn & Teller, Nick uses his stage presence and techniques combined with his youthful enthusiasm to "Wow!" his audiences. Recently while demonstrating a card trick to Teller (of Penn & Teller), the renowned magician told Nick "I've never seen a kid your age handle a deck of cards so well." He has performed at numerous office, holiday and private parties and is one of the youngest magicians to perform at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach. In Fall 2014, Nick Magick will enter the eighth grade.


Playland After Dark
Tuesday, September 9th
Date Night at Playland After Dark
Join us for a date night like no other – Playland After Dark's twice monthly grown-up game night featuring board games galore (or you can bring your favorite!) and all the unique exhibits, classic carnival games and free-play pinball always available at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach…without the kids. Adults only (18 years and older), no babies or children please.

September 13th & 14th
Childhood Cancer Awareness Weekend
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is partnering with Relay For Life to donate half the proceeds of this weekend's children's admission tickets to the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research and programs specifically for children. Bring the kids, have fun, and help us make more birthdays possible!

September 20th & 21st
School Sports Weekend
The amazing story of Concord's own De La Salle High School football team the Spartans and their 151-game winning streak is now told on the big screen in "When the Game Stands Tall." To honor them and school athletes everywhere, Playland-Not-at-the-Beach invites all school athletes and their athletic supporters. Wear your school jersey or uniform for a special Playland prize.


Playland After Dark
Thursday, September 25th
National Comic Book Night at
Playland's After Dark
Celebrate National Comic Book Day at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach's grown-ups only After Dark event! After you have spent the day at a local comic book store, spend your night with us playing all the carnival games, video games and pinball machines you like, all free with admission. Adults only (18 years and older), no babies or children please.

September 27th & 28th
Board Game Trivia Weekend
Can you name the game pieces from classic Monopoly? Do you know the number of points for the letter Q in Scrabble? These answers and more will help you win at Board Game Trivia this weekend – all while playing free-play pinball and arcade games and having fun with other game enthusiasts.







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