A Hogwarts-themed feast and other 'Harry Potter' events coming up in Metro Detroit
Grab your invisibility cloak and head out for some wizardly fun around town this season, all in the name of "Harry Potter."
The book and movie series has inspired trivia games, Halloween parties and even a multi-course feast. Given that the first book was published more than 20 years ago, it's no surprise that many of these events are for adults who have grown up with the series.
Here are the details for you muggles.
Harry Potter Trivia at Bierkeller: It's free to test your knowledge of Hogwarts and all things "Harry Potter" at this bar trivia game. No registration required, and teams aren't limited to a certain number of people. The winning team gets $50. 9-11 p.m. Oct. 16. 20085 Goddard, Taylor. (734) 250-7358.
Harry Potter Trivia at Canton Brew Works: Free to play, but you must register in advance via Eventbrite.com (search for Harry Potter trivia). Maximum of five players per team; prize is a gift card. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23. Free. 8521 Lilley, Canton Township. Eventbrite.com.
Wizard Fest at Magic Bag: This Potter-themed dance party starts off with a trivia game, leading into dancing to DJs spinning tunes from the movies as well as hip-hop and R&B from the 1990s and 2000s. The party wraps up with a costume contest. 8-11 p.m. Oct. 20. $10-$25 in advance. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991 or themagicbag.com.
Harry Potter Halloween Party at Barnes & Noble: This free event for kids and families will celebrate the magic of the Harry Potter series with hands-on activities, crafts, coloring, trivia and book recommendations. The event is free, but due to popularity, there is limited space available. Visit facebook.com/events/682128695590431 for details on how to get in. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25. Free. A holiday-themed Potter party is also scheduled for Nov. 22. 17111 Haggerty, Northville. (248) 348-0696.
Harry Potter Halloween at Circ Bar: All ages are welcome to this crafty Potter event with pumpkin-carving, wand-making, butter beer and themed snacks. Wear a costume to enter to win a prize. Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 27. $5. 210 S. First, Ann Arbor. Eventbrite.com.
A Very Magical Feast at Frame: Rock City Eatery chef Nikita Sanches presents a multi-course meal inspired by the "Harry Potter" series. Expect a lot of British cuisine and dishes inspired by the series, including toad in a hole, Irish stew, Yorkshire pudding, rumbledethumps, mushy peas, cauldron cake and much more. Dressing up like your favorite Potter character is encouraged. Butter beer and other potions available a la carte. 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Dinner only, $62 per person plus tax and service fee. 23839 John R, #2, Hazel Park. framehazelpark.com.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" at Redford Theatre: See the 2005 film back on the big screen at this historic venue. Butter beer will be available at all three shows. 8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 23. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560 or redfordtheatre.com.