Events Roundup: Painting Portraits, Real-Life Magical Tours, and a Night of Movies
Spring has sprung, as they say, and you all know exactly what that means, right? Yes, it means we have some very fun and exciting online and in-person events to share with everyone. Perhaps you want to learn a new skill, have a movie night, or just let loose. We got you. With that in mind, let’s get started!
Learn to Draw Hermione
Have you ever been stuck while trying to draw and need a little extra guidance? Well, your guidance has arrived. Join a talented artist and instructor from the United Kingdom as they show you how to draw the beautiful Hermione Granger with nothing but a pencil. This class is available to kids seven years or older and will be held over Zoom. A recording of the class will be available for a week after the livestream so kids can practice and practice until it’s perfect. Mark your calendars – the class will be held on Saturday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. BST (5:30 a.m. EDT) and will run for about an hour and a half. Tickets are £5.44 per person, and the Zoom link will be sent out to ticket holders before the start of the event.
Virtual Tour of London (with a Magician!)
Take London by storm from your own living room and explore everything the city has to offer the ultimate Harry Potter fan. A tour guide will show you the wonders of London and where parts of the Harry Potter story took place. As an added bonus, your tour guide is practically a wizard himself! David Harry is a real magician and will perform interactive magic tricks along the tour route to offer those in attendance the most unique experience. The tour will start on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. BST (2:00 p.m. EDT) and will run for about an hour. Tickets start at £6 and are on sale now.
Movies in the Park
Snuggle up in the driver’s seat to watch a movie under the stars. That’s how it used to be done in the olden days, kids. Thanks to the powers of nostalgia (and COVID), drive-in theaters are back in business. Independence Square in Maitland, Florida, will be the setting of a drive-in theater for a night. Moviegoers will enjoy a showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as well as some fun activities, such as games, magical performances, and trivia. The whole event will be held on Saturday, April 10, starting at 7:00 p.m. ET. Dressing up is encouraged, and treats will be available to order. Admission is free for the night, and popcorn will be provided. Check out the event website for more details, times, and locations.
Harry Potter Book Trivia Night
Prove yourself the perfect prefect and take a whack at this trivia challenge. Greg’s Kitchen and Taphouse in Denver, Colorado, is hosting an evening of entertainment and knowledge stemming from the Harry Potter books. Players will go through five rounds of questions to prove they are the best witch or wizard of them all. The event is free, but registration is required to hold a spot for your team. This trivia night will be held on Tuesday, April 13, starting at 7:00 p.m. MT. Check out the event website for more information.
After-School Paint Party
After-school activities are the best way to fill an afternoon with anything that doesn’t have to do with homework. The messier it is, the better (at least for the kids). Join instructor Sam McKay for an online workshop to release some creativity and make an exciting Harry Potter–themed painting. Kids aged eight and older are invited to this workshop. It will be held online on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. ET. You’ll have to bring your own painting supplies, and a list of all the necessary tools is available on the event website. Participants will be sent a link to the class after signing up. Tickets are free but registration is required to attend. Check out the event website for more information.
Virtual Yule Ball
You are cordially invited to the seventh annual Yule Ball. Hosted by the Davis chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, this night of virtual festivities will allow guests to enjoy themselves with games, dancing, and online socializing. The event will be held over Zoom and is free to attend with a suggested donation of $5. Registration is required for entry to the Zoom call, and a link will be provided before the event. All donations will go to the Asian Americans Advancing Justice group. Grab your date and mark your calendars for Saturday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. PT. Check out the event website for more details and information.
That’s all the events we have for this week’s Events Roundup. As always, check back for more events in your area or online. See you next time!
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