Events Roundup: Living the Wizard Life
by Stephanie Pierson · Published · Updated
Here at MuggleNet, we encourage individuals to live the most magical life that they possibly can. From crafts and cosplay to recipes and the latest in wizard news, we salute you! But what good is it all if you don’t have any wizard training? Fear not! This summer marks the beginning of many opportunities you will have to live your most magical life!
Check out the events below and start planning your summer adventure!
If you’re planning on catching a showing of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in New York City and are over the age of 21, you should seek out a nightcap at the Hudson Hotel’s Library Bar.
After the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the bar offered Harry Potter–themed cocktails that catered to the individual Houses for a limited time.
An article about the temporary cocktails offered to celebrate the premiere of Cursed Child described the House blends in detail.
Gryffindors can indulge in a mix of Campari, lillet rose, grapefruit, and club soda. Slytherins can sip on a blend of Hendricks gin, St. Germain, cucumber juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Members of Ravenclaw house will be treated to a combination of Pimms, bourbon, and coke. And Hufflepuffs will find themselves enamored by the brew of ginger beer, cava, and sugar cane syrup.
Although the event for the cocktails has passed (siiiiiiggggghhhhhh – why can’t it be permanent) and is no longer available, the Library Bar is still a beautiful place to experience with an incredible atmosphere. With its giant fireplace, soaring bookcases, and wood paneling, this bar will immediately make you feel like you’re sneaking Firewhiskey into your common room.
Get more details about the bar here.
Thanks to a wonderful collaboration between Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds City College, and Kirkstall Valley Development Trust, Harry Potter and his friends will be stopping by Kirkstall Abbey for one Saturday in June.
Come and have lunch in the Great Hall, try on the Sorting Hat, join Professor Snape in a potions class or try herbology. Have your fortune read by Prof Trelawney or listen to story telling with Dumbledore.
If you’ll be around West Leeds the weekend of June 9, 2018, check out this amazing (and magical) community event!
Visit here for more details and ticket information.
Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, will be available for autographs and photo ops at San Francisco Comic Con this June.
The convention starts on Friday, June 8, 2018, and ends on Sunday, June 10. Bonnie will be available on Saturday and Sunday for autographs and photo ops. It is $50 each and cash only.
For more details about including scheduling, tickets, and accommodations, click here.
This summer, a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will be opening in Quebec!
Despite a lack of details, we know the basics.
The magical school will be opening in Quebec, and there is currently a limited amount of tickets available for presale for the opening on August 4, 2018. Some of the events that the program plans to offer in the upcoming school year include banquets, brunches, balls, lessons, and quizzes (just to name a few!).
More details will be released as the opening date nears.
Classes begin on Saturday, August 4, 2018, and there is limited availability.
A wizarding school will be opening in Vancouver on Monday, August 6, 2018, and will remain open for two weeks only (Mon–Fri).
Anyone aged 11–18 is welcome to sign up and attend classes that begin at 6:00 p.m. every evening during the week.
Study ancient runes, potions, charms, care of magical creatures, transfiguration, defense against the dark arts, divination and more! Join the quidditch team or Basilisk Belters. Everyday is a new adventure at wizarding school. Returning students will experience a totally new curriculum with their grade. First year students will be sorted at the beginning of camp banquet (dinner provided). Required Materials: Wand and quill (pencil). Provided: Work robes.
For more details, click here.
The Luna Cinema outdoor theater company has recently, and for the first time ever, announced screening dates at the York Minster, located in York, England.
The York Minster is a very large and important cathedral that was built back in the seventh century C.E. Its beautiful gothic architecture provides the perfect atmosphere for the movie lineup planned later this summer.
‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ will be shown on August 28, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ will be screened on August 29 and ‘The Greatest Showman’ will be shown on August 30.
Despite touring the United Kingdom for ten years and organizing outdoor screenings for communities during the summer, this will be the first time that the Luna Cinema company will be at the York Minster.
Click here for more details including ticket prices.
Are you planning on attending any of these events? Have you been to something similar? Let us know in the comments below!