Magician one aspect of ‘Chuck Vegas’ Up All Nite

Peter Boie became interested in magic when he was 11 years old when looking at books of magic tricks.

He did his first professional show when he was 15 years old.

“I kept on doing it because I thought it was a good way to make money,” Boie said. “I now travel around the world performing full-time.”

Boie will be performing at the Up All Nite “Chuck Vegas: Casino Royale.”

The Up All Nite event takes place from 8 p.m. to midnight today in the Andrews and Thomas lobbies.

“There’s a lot of great magic and some comedy,” Boie said. “It is very interactive.”

Otis Seawood Jr., University Board special events coordinator, said Boie usually keeps his act a secret.

Boie will be giving teasers of his show all day today around campus.

Along with Boie, the night will feature blackjack, roulette, slot machines, bingo and free novelties such as life-size photo license plates, Henna body art and red carpet magazine covers.

The James Bond version of the movie “Casino Royale” will be playing at 9 p.m. in Andrews as well.

Also, students could win prizes, such as rapper T.I. concert tickets, a 32-inch plasma flat screen television, a digital video camera and bikes.

Seawood said costs for the event totaled to about $8,000.

“This is usually the largest Up All Nite attended per year,” Seawood said.

Erika Weaver, graduate assistant for the UB special events, contacted the entertainers and made sure their contracts were correct.

“I act as a support system,” Weaver said. “I act as a liaison between Otis and the entertainers.”

The Residence Hall Association co-sponsors the event and helps with the manpower.

The UB also hires different service groups along with fraternities and sororities to help out.

Food will be available at the event.

Heather Holm can be reached at 581-7942 or [email protected].