“Experience the magic of Hogwarts in Philly!”
It’s Geek O’ Ween here at Geeky ErrAU & Geeks in Philly; and what better way to celebrate with everyone’s favorite wizard, Harry Potter. The magical world of Hogwarts comes to Philadelphia via an array of Harry Potter themed events. To help you plan out your schedule, I have compiled a list of events for you wizards and witches to check out!
October 6-Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans
The Philadelphia Museum of Art |2:00-4:00p.m. Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans 10 & up! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Be prepared to track down a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Little wizards and witches need to be accompanied by an adult. A general admission ticket is required and you can save $2 by purchasing online.
October 13-14-Harry Potter Drag Queen Brunch
Punch Line Philly| October 13 @11:00a.m. & October 14 @12:00p.m. The Drag Queens of Drag Diva Brunch have tucked their wands are heading on over to Hogwarts with Drag Queen tributes to your favorite characters from Harry Potter! ONLY $30– including the show, food and drink!
Each general admission ticket includes one entree item and one mimosa or bloody mary (21+ only for alcohol)
October 14-15-Harry Potter Murder Mystery II
Evil Genius Beer Company| October 14 @6:00p.m. & October 15 @7:00p.m. Join the four Houses of Hogwarts in raising a (Tri-Wizards) Cup or two here at Evil Genius Beer Co. We will be hosting 100 lucky wizards and witches for an evening of fun, beer, and….murder. See The Lab transformed into The Great Hall! Specialty potions, photo areas, a specialty “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good’ glass, and more laughs than you can shake your wand at. There are 2 ticket options. Option 1 House Witch: allows you to participate in the murder mystery, open bar, buffet and door prizes for $90. Option 2 Spectator Witch: allows you to watch the game, open bar, buffet and door prizes for $50.
October 20-The Quizarding World of Harry Potter
South Philly Branch of The Free Library of Philadelphia|2:00p.m.Do you think you’re the brightest witch or wizard of your generation? Join host and drag queen Brittany Lynn who will test your knowledge of Harry Potter trivia and lore at this magical afternoon full of fun, laughs and prizes!
October 24-East Passyunk Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl
East Passyunk Ave.| 5:30-9:30p.m. So this one isn’t exactly Harry Potter themed but if you read the books or saw the movies, you know they love a good beer. Plus when I attended last year, there were people dressed in Harry Potter gear.Grab your broomstick and fly around East Passyunk Avenue during the 9th Annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl! Up to 500 witches will enjoy seasonal craft beers bubbling up in cauldrons at close to twenty bars and restaurants. Tickets are $6.66 and include $4 beer specials from Founders Brewing Company, a witch hat and a Witch Craft stamp card. Fill your stamp card and you will be entered to win some amazing prizes!
October 25-Harry Potter Quizzo
The Victoria Freehouse|8:00-10:00p.m. Harry Potter Quizo is back at The Victoria Freehouse! Join us for three rounds of Hogwarts trivia, spells, potions, and butter beer. Quizzo begins at 8PM, please arrive for class promptly. Reserve at 215.543.6089 $25 deposit required to secure reservations -deductible from final bill.
October 28-Harry Potter Party Philadelphia: Wizard Fest!
TLA|8:00p.m. For those of you who thought you’d missed out on your acceptance letter, you have mail! You that you have been invited to Wizard Fest! A Harry Potter themed dance party on HALLOWEEN WEEKEND in Philly at The TLA, where it will be transformed into one of your favorite venues into Hogwarts and throw a huge dance party!!! This event is for adult wizards & witches; 18 to enter and 21 to drink. Wizard Fest will have TRIVIA, LIVE DJ & DANCE PARTY (we also have spots to *chill*), COSTUME CONTEST winner (groups encouraged) gets cash prize among other awesome prizes, Harry Potter themed drinks and QUIDDITCH PONG! Tickets start at $15* and can be purchased on Live Nation’s website.
So grab your wands, brooms, and your house mates for a bewitching good time!