Mentalist and illusionist Craig Karges will perform at the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. as part of the One Stage Series. CONTRIBUTED

Things to do: Magic, science mix for illusionist’s show coming to Fairfield

Tables float, metal bends, minds will be read, and imaginations will be challenged as mentalist and illusionist Craig Karges brings his “Experience the Extraordinary” show to the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and students.

“You see these acts on ‘America’s Got Talent’ all the time, where they go out and read your mind, guess what you’re thinking and what’s in your purse. It’s mind-boggling what their power of intuition can do. Craig Karges’ show is called ‘Experience the Extraordinary,’ and it is really extraordinary. You’re going to walk away mystified,” said David Sheldrick, marketing specialist for Fairfield Parks & Recreation.

Karges’ touring show, “Experience the Extraordinary,” combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible.

“I expect to walk out at the end of the night, having no idea how he just did what he did,” Sheldrick said.

Karges is an award-winning entertainer, nationally-recognized speaker and author. He has made over 5,000 appearances in 27 countries on four continents and in all 50 states. He has been seen on The Tonight Show, CNN, Fox News, E! Entertainment Television and many more.

“Craig has traveled the world doing what he does. He does corporate engagements, and performs at campuses all over the country. It’s a one-of-a-kind presentation. He’s compared to the likes of David Copperfield, and that sort of professionalism and wonder,” Sheldrick said.

Karges is expected to bring audiences members on stage as part of the interactive show. It will be an evening of mystery, mind reading and illusion. This is his first performance in Fairfield.

“This is going to be a show that people are talking about the next day,” Sheldrick said, “It’s going to be fascinating, and it’s a great opportunity to see Craig Karges here in our hometown.”

Karges was named Entertainer of the Year six times by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).

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