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Harry and the Potters perform for 2nd Saturdays

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Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:00 am

“Harry Potter” fans can get their fill and then some of the teenage wizard and his friends when the rock band Harry and the Potters performs live June 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

The concert and Potter-themed party are part of the 2nd Saturdays Downtown events held that night from 5 to 9 in downtown Tucson.

The event is open to all ages. Organizers encourage attendees to dress in Harry Potter-style costumes; however, wearing a costume is not necessary to attend.

The final “Harry Potter” movie will be released this summer and wizard rockers Harry and the Potters will be in town rocking Hotel Congress. The two events inspired Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, Pima County Public Library and seven other local businesses to transform Hotel Congress into the Hogwarts Hotel for the night to celebrate. Harry and the Potters – brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge – will perform original songs based on the characters and events of the Potter series, such as “Voldemort Can’t Stop the Rock,” “Save Ginny Weasley” and “Maybe Kreacher Will Bring Me a Sandwich.”

Other activities include:

• Beginning at 5 p.m., Pima County Public Library will distribute special collector buttons and Hogwarts school ties while supplies last.

• Butterbeer tastings.

• Photographs with Archimedes the Owl or Hogwarts characters Hagrid and professors Snape, Umbridge, Grubbly-Plank and Sprout.

• A performance by Chris Lyon (aka “Simon Wanderman, Ministry of Magic”).

• Tea-leaf readings.

• A giant screen for playing the Quidditch computer game.

• Wizard chess lessons on a giant chessboard.

“Harry Potter” celebrations will continue at Pima County library branches. The first is the “Exploring the Magical World of Harry Potter” talk by Steve Vander Ark on June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N. Wilmot.

Next, three branches will host “Harry Potter” parties where the attendees will be entertained by the library’s cast of professors and Ministry of Magic officials.

For more information, visit www.library.pima.gov/about/news/?id=3382.

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