Leave logic at the door.
Guy Bavli, a magician whose tricks break all the rules, and his cast of reason-challenging occultists will present Masters of the Mind at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Bayside on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. Tickets run from $35 to $40.
Specializing in telekinesis, illusions, and psychokinesis, the quick-handed Bavli incorporates some elements of classic magic into his edgy show, but most of his stunts border on the surreal, making audiences question their eyes, their minds, and everything they ever learned in science class.
He bends spoons by looking at them. He concentrates and a pair of eyeglasses flips. He summons the spirits and changes the time displayed on watches. Feeding off interaction, he correctly guesses ex-boyfriend’s names or asks an audience member to write a number on a piece of paper and then guesses it correctly.
Watch out, though. He has a grand finale that involves six audience members, a whiteboard, an envelope, and a lewd romance novel.
Born in Tel Aviv, Bavli developed his act while a member of the Israeli Armed Forces. He has performed all over the world, including Carnegie Hall, Hollywood’s Magic Castle, and 1,200 shows in Las Vegas.