Magic at the mall

David Sandy, a magician of nearly 50 years, performs at the third annual “Magic, Magicians and Mayhem” event on Saturday at the East Hills Shopping Center.

It was a magical day at the East Hills Shopping Center on Saturday as about a dozen magicians descended on the mall for the third annual “Magic, Magicians and Mayhem” event.

The day’s activities included multiple stage shows, up close acts and workshops for kids. The event was free to attend.

David Sandy, a magician for almost 50 years, finished the day with a show that included a child sawing their parent in half.

“I started when I was six years old, and I teach the kids some things I remember learning when I was a kid,” Sandy said. “And since I’ve been a magician, its taken me all over the world.”

“Abra the Six Foot Magic Rabbit” was also in attendance, as were toy balloon makers.

Sandy said he hoped the event, hosted by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring 129, would be invited back for a fourth year. He said the chapter is based out of Kansas City and includes a variety of people from amateur to professional musicians, kids and enthusiasts.

More information about the group can be found on Facebook or on the group’s website,

Optimism is high for a fourth year, Sandy said.

“This will be the third year in a row we’ve done this, and it has proved to be one of our most popular family events. So we couldn’t wait to bring the magic back!” Tyson Huff-Garza, the marketing director for the shopping center said.

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