The Weekender: Party Like A Potterhead



This weekend is the time for muggles and sorcerers alike to put aside their differences and party like Dumbledore still roams the earth. So pick your poison and party hard enough for your mother to send a howler after you!

All Weekend

Harry Potter Week @ Sweet Josephine’s (HP)

Look, there is no use trying to escape it. This is officially the week of Potter, so you might as well use it to your advantage. Sweet Josephine’s will be cooking their delectable little hearts out and using a little extra magic in their treats in celebration of Harry’s birthday from Tuesday through Saturday. Come dressed in your Hogwarts best and get a discount on some pastry goodness. Muggles welcomed! Detailed info can be found on their magical Facebook page.


Grocery shopping tour @Trader Joes (W-S) 8 a.m.

Trader Joes opens its doors to teach consumers the art of healthy eating on a budget. Couponing divas and dudes are welcomed. Spots are filling up fast so Joe’s is asking that interested parties sign up at their office or call to reserve their spot. More information can be found on their event page on Facebook. I say pretend this is one of those wedding dress sales people wait all year for, get serious, make jackets, and map a route for the day of the event. This could be worse than a Black Friday sale.


Wizard People, Dear Readers @ Geeksboro (GSO), 10 p.m.

Calling all wizarding houses! Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and yes Slytherin folk too — if you must. However, protective spells will be on deck; so no funny business. Geeksboro Coffeehouse House Cinema shows the Brad Neely film Wizard People, Dear Reader on the weekend of Harry Potter’s 36th birthday and the midnight reveal of Cursed Child. More information can be found on their website for wizards who have lost their Marauder’s map.

Night Paddles @ Oak Hollow Marina (HP) 7:30 p.m.

Have you ever seen the sunset or the pale moonlight while in a kayak? Well even if you have, do it again. Visit or check out the Facebook event page for detailed info.


Metaphysical and Wellness Fair @ Ohana Arts & Wellness Center (HP), 11 a.m.

No time like the present to convene with energy and light workers, get your chakras aligned, or stock up on your metaphysical supplies. The Ohana Arts & Wellness Center plays home-base for the Metaphysical and Wellness Fair on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Lectures include Native American Shamanism, Intro into Gypsy Spellcraft, Emotional Focus Therapy, Dowsing, Holistic Alternatives, Astro and Quantum Physics and Sacred spaces. Extensive list of the day’s itinerary and the cost of admission can be found on the event Facebook page. 

Piedmont Swing Dance Society dance @ the Guilford Grange (GSO), 7: 30 p.m.

Attention all you cool cats. The Piedmont Swing Dance Society holds a members-only dance. There’s a door charge if you’re not a member. The band will be Smitty & the JumpStarters. We hear they can swing. More information about the club and the dance can be found on their website and their Meetup page.


Sharknado: The 4th Awakens @ Geeksboro (GSO), 8 p.m.

Yes, the sharks don’t die, they multiple. At least Geeksboro is giving away a free drink with the purchase of an admission ticket for the B-rated movie premiere starring heart throbs David Hasselhoff and Duane “Dog” Chapman and America’s favorite actress Stacey Dash. For more information, checkout Geeksboro’s Facebook page.