Checkered Past Winery, that is. Aussie-born turned Dallas magician Trigg Watson is taking date night to a high-tech level with his sold-out shows in Dallas. Using props such as iPhones, iPads, and also—apropos for a winery—bottles of good red, Trigg ushers guests onto the stage and wows them (and the audience) one by one.

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Trigg was featured on the CW television program Penn & Teller’s Fool Us for the chance to win a five-star trip to Las Vegas to perform as the opener in the magic masters’ show at the Rio Hotel & Casino. (Forward to 20:33 to catch Trigg’s segment showing off his combo of stand-up comedy chops and sleight of hand.) They didn’t find him by accident: This magic man is reportedly a two-time winner of the Texas Magicians Contest and is the highest scoring American magician at the World Magic Contest in Vegas.

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Trigg has four more winery shows on his calendar this fall: September 28 & 29 and October 19 & 20 at 7 pm or 9:30 pm. Tickets are $20, with food and drink an extra cost. Magic show Dallas tickets sell out fast, and only 45 tickets are sold at each show so everyone gets a cozy view of the stage.

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And that’s a wrap! 6 great shows over 11 days at the 2018 IndyFringe Festival. A special week of performing new material, seeing shows, seeing old friends, and making new ones. Big thank you to the audiences and volunteers who made “Millennial Magic” possible. Onward! #IndyFringe2018 #iloveindyfringe #FringeMagic #MillennialMagic

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We are excited to announce that Checkered Past Winery has been awarded Best Wine Bar by D Magazine in their 2018 Best of Big D issue! Checkered Past is not what it is without you, and we humbly thank you for your support. We will continue to strive to be the best by providing great service, fun events, delicious food and of course, the best wine! Come in soon so we can raise a glass together!

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