And for our latest trick, we pulled these 9 retro images out of the Sunderland Echo archives.
They all show magic scenes from Wearside and County Durham in recent years and were taken at venues including Millfield Children’s Centre, Roker Promenade, and Sandhill View School.
National Magic Week celebrates the thrill of watching magic shows in action.
But in the meantime, why not enjoy a reminder of performances or two closer to home.
1. That's magic at Sandhill View School
Pupils Daniel Cook and Eve Wilderspin were joined by a Spanish theatre group with a magic theme for a play at Sandhill View School in 2006.
2. Brilliant times at the Buttercup Nursery
Magic Myrtle was the star attraction when the Buttercup Nursery held a show in 2007 and it looks like it was a great success.
3. Memories from 2004
Magician Derek Hope who was pictured as he promoted Sunderland Magic Club 17 years ago. Were you a member?
4. Magical at Millfield Children's Centre
A fun day with magical entertainment at Millfield Children;s Centre in 2008. Remember it?