Midnight Release for Harry Potter & the Cursed Child!

Join your fellow Potterheads for a night of magic as we countdown to the release of the eighth installment of the Harry Potter Saga, the script book for the upcoming play Harry Potter & the Cursed Child!

The festivities start at 6:00 pm, with a round of butterbeer for everyone! We will be hosting "classes" throughout the night including Defense Against the Dark Arts, Wand-Making, and Care of Magical Creatures! Do you have what it takes to beat our extreme Harry Potter Trivia? Winner will receive a spellbinding prize!

We anticipate high demand for this title. PRE ORDER your copy today!

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 1:00am

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Schedule of Events:

6:00 PM: The magic begins and the first round of butterbeer is on us! Grab a goblet and head over to the wandmaking station to craft your own wand. Our very own Ollivander can help you make your perfect wand, but remember, the wand chooses the wizard.

6:30 PM: School is in session, starting with a class in Care of Magical Creatures. Your assignment: drawing creature portraits based on short descriptions found in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander. Bonus house points if you can correctly guess the type of creature in your portrait.

7:00 PM: Another new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher? Hope you have your wands at the ready as we practice banishing Boggarts and producing perfect patronuses. Let's see who has the best wand work!

7:45 PM: No auto-answer quills allowed for our extreme Harry Potter trivia. Can you name all of the Weasley children in order of age from youngest to oldest? Then this trivia is made for you. The evening's winner will receive a spellbinding prize.

We will be closing at the store at our usual time of 9:00 PM and reopening at midnight to sell copies of The Cursed Child. Those who have pre-purchased their copy will have the opportunity to line up first, then it's first come, first served.

J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway.

Event address: 
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338099133
Availability: Hard to Find - Not Available to Order from Mrs. Dalloway's
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 31st, 2016