If you spent your adolescence (or adulthood) pinning for an admissions letter from Hogwarts delivered via owl or chimney, you'll soon get your chance to experience the magic. On Nov. 16, the Ludlow Garage will transform into the wizarding world beloved by fans of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
Aptly dubbed Wizardfest, the one-night-only event is touring across the United States by way of Pop Up Party Tours. Of the festivities, you can put your knowledge to the test in trivia; participate in a post-Halloween costume contest, broomsticks in tow; and, for those 21 and over, you can meander on over to the Leaky Cauldron and kick back with a Butterbeer or Polyjuice Potion. Adding to the magical atmosphere, a live DJ will play tracks from the film franchise — prepare to dance like someone cast tarantallegra on ya (CityBeat does not endorse jinxing wizards, witches, muggles or, hell, even squibs.)
If you're looking to be as happy as a house elf with a sock, a sweepstakes prize for a London trip for two is also on the table. Throw your name in the Goblet of Fire for a chance to win.
The pop-up will land at a slew of other cities, including Columbus and Akron, Ohio on Oct. 15 and Oct. 21, respectively. Tickets for the Cincinnati date are not yet up for grabs; keep in the know at popuppartytours.com/dates.