10th Annual BUG Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the NEW Smoke and Mirrors Magic Theater in Huntingdon Valley

BEN Around Philly airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 95.7 BEN-FM and is sponsored by The Fillmore Philadelphia.

On this week's episode, the 10th Annual BUG FEST at the Academy of Natural Sciences, and Danny Archer and Marty Martin's brand new Smoke and Mirrors Magic Theater opening in Huntingdon Valley.

Karen Verderame - Invertebrate Specialist, bug lover and expert (and Kristen's favorite guest) returns to the show to talk about this year's BUG Fest celebration going on August 12th and 13th at the Academy of Natural Sciences. With hundreds of live invertebrates on display throughout the museum, plus a cockroach race, a bug stage show, a glimpse (and taste if you're brave enough) into the art of cooking and eating bugs, bedbug-sniffing dog demonstrations and more! Free to museum members. Buy tickets and find out more info HERE.

Then, Danny Archer and Marty Martin join Kristen in studio to promote the opening of their new Smoke and Mirrors Magic Theater in Huntingdon Valley. Marty and Danny have a combined 60 years of magic experience dazzling audiences worldwide with mind-blowing, jaw-dropping sleight of hand and close-up magic. Now they are using their expertise to open this 60 seat custom European style, close-up magic theater. The theater will host magicians from across the globe and will also feature the Magical Arts Center with a magic shop and a second smaller theater for corporate events, birthday parties and workshops. Opening shows are August 18th and 19th and tickets are available now. SmokeandMirrorsTheater.com. Buy tickets HERE.