While diehard Potterheads have undoubtedly acted out all of the parts in the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
at home, tickets to see both parts of the production at the Palace Theatre in London run upward of $1,300 on StubHub, and that doesn't include airfare. So this free live reading of the newest (and supposedly final) entry in the Potter mythos is as good as it's going to get for many local fans thirsty for a chance to see the adventures of Harry Potter's youngest son, Albus, and his best friend, Scorpius Malfoy. A veritable who's-who of Orlando actors have committed to the roughly four-hour reading, produced with special permission from publisher Scholastic. The reading is envisioned as a benefit for Pulse victims, so bring some cash to throw in the donation bucket before you belly up to some butterbeer and hunker down for a long night.
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 | The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park | mygeekeasy.com
| free (donations accepted)