Something new has popped up in the Philadelphia area. Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, part of the Magical Arts Center, opens Aug. 18 in Huntingdon Valley. The facility is owned and operated by two professional magicians with a combined 60 years of experience under their belts – Danny Archer and Marty Martin. The 60-seat theater was designed to ensure that everyone has a great view of the action.
SommCon, an education and training conference for beverage professionals and enthusiasts, will return this year Nov. 16=19 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. This year, more than 40 sessions will be offered through keynote sessions and educational classes. These include The Nightmare Scenario, Dealing With a Difficult Guest, Digging Into Unique Terroir, Hungarian Furmint: Ancient Grape, Modern Wines, Blind Taste With the Masters and many more. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, certification opportunities will be offered to those interested; the main conference is held Nov. 17=18.