Magic Michael Carbonaro at the Diamond Center. You might know this guy best from his hidden camera prank TV show, The Carbonaro Effect, which combines comedy with the kind of magic tricks that have you saying, “But wait, seriously, how did he do that? I need to know how he did that.” (Or maybe that’s just us?) Anyway, he’s so busy with his TV show that he doesn’t have much time for theatrical appearances, which makes this show even more exciting. Abraca-grab ya tickets now! Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment Sahuarita, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road. $15 to $47.50.
Tyler and the Very Very Very Big Magic Book. At the end of a theater show, the actors take their bows, and sometimes they give flowers to the director, thank the stagehands and the live band, and even thank the audience. But you never seem to hear them thanking the janitor. Live Theatre Workshop has a new janitor named Tyler, who, in lieu of thanks, has just discovered a book full of magical stories that lets him be a character in classics like Jack & the Beanstalk, King Arthur and The Princess and the Frog. This show mixes physical comedy, mime, sound effects and projections for a show that will have you laughing out loud and remembering to thank your janitor. 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd. $7 to $10.
Free Magic Show for Kids. Local illusionist Michael Howell is putting on this free show at Mildred and Dildred, purely to bring little kids joy. If you aren’t already thinking, “This guy sounds so wholesome,” then note that he’s a teacher, an instructor at a Christian youth theater, and a private magic instructor. He also rescues animals and founded a nonprofit called Rose Ranch Animal Rescue to help them. Sometimes he uses animals in his performances, and the proceeds go to toward the cost of their care. Go for the magic, certainly. But also go for the small chance that maybe some of this guy’s pure goodness will rub off on you. 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16. Mildred & Dildred, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, suite 186.