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Make the weekend magical with Harry Potter, jazz

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Harry Potter Midnight Release Party!

9 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Brazos Bookstore

Return to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World with trivia, a little bit of real magic and receive copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II at midnight. In its stage form, the story about the sons of Potter and Draco Malfoy has been earning rave reviews.

SummerSeries at the Silos

5 to 9 p.m., Friday, The Silos on Sawyer

Enjoy all sorts of arts — everything from photography, paintings, mixed media, ceramics and more — from talented creators and mingle over summer cocktails at this exhibition located in the First Ward. Entry to the event is free.

Houston Jazz Festival “Benefit for Bash” ft. Frank Lacy

2 p.m., Saturday, House of Blues

Local jazz artists will gather and celebrate the music and talents of drummer/composer Sebastian Whittaker, also known as “Bash.” Four-time Grammy-award winner Frank Lacy will be one of the performers at this event. Tickets are $20 each and for standing room only.

City With No Limits Movie Night

8 p.m., Saturday, Discovery Green

It can’t get more “Space City weekend” than this: an outdoor screening of Interstellar with an astronaut in attendance. The film starts at 8:45 p.m.

Amber Secrets: Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ongoing until March 26, Houston Museum of Natural Science

Who says the past can’t be captured? See insects, creatures and plants from the mid-Cretaceous period and entertain the idea of a real-life Jurassic Park at this special exhibition. Entry is $30 per person.

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