By Dari’Anne Hudson

From last year's "The Magic & The Wonder"

From last year’s “The Magic & The Wonder”

Hocus pocus, alakazam — the eighth year of magic returns for a grand slam.

The annual fundraiser that benefits Kosair Charities and the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies is returning to the Kentucky Center for the Arts to entertain at “The Magic & The Wonder” show.

Rick Thomas, a 15-year award-winning Vegas performer, will attempt to pull off grand illusions along with fellow magicians David Williamson and Arthur Trace, and world-class juggler/comedian Michael Goudeau.

The all-ages show takes place on Sunday, May 17. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the magic beings at 5. Tickets start at $14.50 and are available at the Kentucky Center Box Office or at kentuckycenter.org.