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Nathan Burton Comedy Magic is coming to the Sault, virtually

Also this week, enjoy virtual cooking, drink mixing demos and Endangered Species Day: Live from the Lagoon with Ripley's Aquarium
Nathan Burton Comedy Magic

As a part of Algoma University's spring/summer orientation, the school will be hosting a virtual event open to the community that will be entertaining for all ages. 

Nathan Burton Comedy Magic will be performing for the Sault community live on Friday, May 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. The show will be available to watch online and will run for 45 minutes. 

Nathan Burton Comedy Magic is often considered one of the most entertaining shows on the Las Vegas strip, as he combines incredible illusions, hilarious comedy, beautiful showgirls, and a charming personality, a news release issued by Algoma University states. Burton’s zany onstage antics leave audiences of all ages in amazement. 

Burton rose to stardom after multiple appearances on various seasons of NBC’s America's Got Talent. Burton has also been featured on other television shows including TLC’s Miami Ink, VH1’s Surreal Life: Fame Games, The Food Network’s Last Cake Standing, truTV’s Storage Hunters, NBC's Miss USA Pageant, Lifetime's Coming Home, and China’s Got Talent.

“We think people will enjoy this show because this is a time when everyone is staying at home, and anything entertaining can be a great opportunity for families. Nathan Burton is a well known magician - he has his own Las Vegas show so he knows what he’s doing,” said Tim van Weerden, vice president of student life for the Algoma University Student’s Union. 

“We were originally planning to have this event for Algoma University students, but after some discussion we decided to extend it to the Sault community as well. We believe this will be a great event for the whole community,” he said. 

The event will be free to register and watch, but it will also be a “pay what you can” event, where all proceeds will be donated to the St. Vincent volcano relief efforts. 

“We believe helping out with this cause is very important,” van Weerden said. 

“We are definitely looking forward to hosting the comedy show. It’s a difficult time for everyone, so this is going to be a great opportunity for students to have some fun and stress relief during a time of unpredictable situations,” he said. 

With the province now under lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Saultites are encouraged now more than ever to continue following public health guidelines and stay home as much as possible. 

So each week, SooToday will share some of the virtual events taking place to help you make the most of these unprecedented times and have fun safely at home.

If you or someone you know is planning a local virtual event (concert, class, celebration, etc.), send the details to

Other events taking place this week include:

Burgers, Burgers, Burgers Cooking Demo

May 19

It’s finally barbecuing season, but before firing up the grill, this free cooking demonstration can help you learn how to make the perfect burger for the rest of the summer. Chef Nicole from City of Kitchener will be presenting the demo. It will be available to watch on YouTube on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Sensational Summertime Drinks Demo

May 21

Chef Rob from City of Kitchener will show you how to make fresh summertime drinks that will entertain your guests all season long. Please ensure you are following current public health guidelines when it comes to entertaining. The demonstration will be shown via YouTube on Friday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Endangered Species Day: Live from the Lagoon

May 21

Join Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada live on YouTube on Friday, May 21 for a virtual tour of some of the species in their Dangerous Lagoon Tunnel and a discussion about Endangered Species Day. The event is free and will run for 30 minutes. 

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