Magician brings robots, slapstick to The Commons tonight

The last First Families for Fridays performance of the season will be this evening at The Commons in downtown Columbus.

The Columbus Area Arts Council is presenting Mario the Maker Magician this evening. Organizers say it is a fast-paced and interactive show. Mario performs magic, uses handmade robots and the show features hilarious slapstick.

He has appeared on Sesame Street, NBC’s Universal Kids, and toured with magician David Blaine.

First Fridays for Families is meant to introduce young audiences to the performing arts in a fun, informal setting. It is free to attend, thanks to the sponsorship of the Nugent Foundation and the Custer Foundation, with additional support from the City of Columbus.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 6 p.m. tonight at The Commons.

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