Mind the Mentalist

Guy Bavli can stop his heart from beating. He correctly predicted Israeli election results on television two weeks before they were announced. He bends spoons and sign posts with his mind. But can he part rush hour traffic on I-95? Stop the ticker of that bearded madman 90 miles south of Key West? Predict how many storms Miami will see this hurricane season? We’re just saying. The Israeli-born performer is one of the foremost mentalists (and no, that’s not an insult) on the planet, having performed in front of tens of thousands of disbelieving cynics both in person and on television. But he’s never faced an egocentric crowd like the one that should show up at the Trump International Beach Resort this Friday. It’s one thing to face a packed horde at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas or Carnegie Hall in the Big Apple, but something else to face South Florida’s brand of disbelievers. Bavli says he’s up for it. In fact, his Miami performances will be some of his most intimate to date. “I usually perform in large theaters and casinos (filled 600 to 2,800 people). This time, it is very intimate, so everyone can participate and feel a part of the show,” Bavli says, adding that the shows “will be very funny and interactive.” His Miami performances will explore the power of the mind through predictions, telekinesis, and body language. He’ll be at the Trump International every Friday in July.
Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Starts: July 1. Continues through July 29, 2011
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